Session Descriptions

Empowering Employees to Own Their Development: A Deeper Dive into the 70/20/10 model

Consuelo Adkins


Are you a leader or HR professional wanting to drive development throughout your organization, but have limited resources?

This workshop focuses on empowering employees to own their development by leveraging the 70-20-10 framework. We will discuss fundamentals of the framework and practical solutions for moving toward a culture of autonomous learning.

Stories Your Values Tell You

Dr. Bernadette Costello


Attendees will identify their deeply held values and connect the important stories in their lives around those values. The power of our stories provides meaning and clarity to our values. That meaning and clarity gives us insights and helps us make the decisions and connections that truly matter in our lives and helps us serve others with alignment and intentionality.

In order for us to feel fulfilled in our work with others, we need to be clear about what is important to us, drives our passions, and provides meaning to our lives. This session will help attendees develop clarity and understanding on what is important and then determine how best to make an impact and to lead self and others. The session will utilize individual and small group work, so attendees can think about and vocalize their mindsets. Through self-reflection and discussion, attendees will also experience how to create common ground in any interaction. Attendees will develop strategies to make sure they are making decisions and choices that are in alignment with their values to reduce tension between what they want to do and choose to do. Attendees will leave with the ability to develop their own Values Board to display the stories that depict their values. The Values Board is a tangible reminder to reinforce and maintain focus on your values.

Pitch Your Awesomeness: Craft Your Elevator Speech

James Wasilewski


When someone asks, “For whom do you work, and what do you do there?” Are you able to respond? Yeah, probably.

If the same person asked you, “Who, What and Why are you You?” Could you answer? It is important to understand who you are, and how awesome you are. Your audience, one or many, should understand your individual personality and values and tune-in to you.

Participants will recognize the elements of crafting a personal elevator pitch through participatory exercises highlighting executive presence characteristics, storytelling techniques and nonverbal recognition and cues.

Growing Organizational Resilience

Renee Branson


Designed for trainers, leaders, managers, this workshop illustrates how resilient teams impact an organization’s health, culture, mission and bottom line. It teaches how to identify resilience in their team members, as well as how to help each member grow in their own resilience.

From Strategy to Storytelling

Joanne M Loce


A key component of driving strategy is engaging others and connecting them to your vision. Communication and change plans often navigate the "what" and "how," but leaders play a pivotal role in connecting others to the "why." Leaders must engage with their audiences' emotions, enabling them to imagine themselves as part of the path forward. Learn how to foster this connection by applying techniques of storytelling and visualization into your mission, vision and strategy.

Leading With Emotional Intelligence

Lisa Silber


Managing your feelings can be just as important as managing your process. High Emotional Intelligence (EI) has a direct and positive impact on a leader’s effectiveness, employee engagement, organizational culture and ultimately business performance (ROI). In this session we will cover the four dimensions and EI subscales that directly influence the behaviors required of strong leaders. The focus will be on the impact of Emotional Intelligence on employee engagement from the senior leadership level and throughout the organization, with an emphasis on helping executives and managers lead, coach and develop others in their organization with Emotional Intelligence. Included in this session will be opportunities for large and small group activities.

Video-based Micro Learning: Lessons Learned

Brock Vaughn


Micro-learning is a long term trend that will only continue, especially with new technology to support it. Video - both live and animated -is an ideal tool to support micro-learning activities.

This session will explore lessons learned during the launch of a new project to prepare live and animated videos for less experienced employees by more senior people who have successes and failures to share.

User Experience: Let's Start a Riot!

Kelli DeBellis


Design strategies for all learners!  Engage and motivate your learners by adjusting how you market content, ensure accessibility, and measure your results. Identify action items at every stage from interest to follow through.

Are you ready to start a movement?

Data Driven Development

Scott Luberto


How does your organization scale personalized learning and development?

As training professionals, we know that people are most engaged in their development when they have awareness of their own gaps and a clear path forward. Yet, many businesses struggle to accomplish this at scale due to the customization required.  Instead, they rollout one-size-fits-all development plans that fit no one and results in disengagement and wasted resources.

This session will teach you how to use a competency model and a tech-enabled approach to create custom, 360 assessments. These 360s can be used to determine what training your associates need and align training initiatives to deliver personalized training plans.  Further, it can be used to measure training effectiveness over time.

One-on-One Coaching & Beyond: Proliferating Coaching Throughout Your Organization

Libby Dishner


Coaching is now a business buzzword. But, what is coaching really, and what are the different ways coaching can help your organization meet its objectives? Come and join Libby Dishner, a professional coach, as she shares what coaching is and why what you’re doing isn’t really coaching – no judgment here, she thought she was coaching too before she was “schooled.” You’ll also learn when to use outside resources, when to use internal coaches, and when leaders could be using coaching skills with their teams. Finally, you’ll come away with a clear picture of ways coaching can be used for leadership development, individual and team performance and as a way to make training stick!

Bring the Outdoors In: Experiential, Adventure-Based Strategies that Engage Learners and Group Coaching Clients

Pam Annitto


Wouldn’t it be great if all of your participants and group coaching clients were active and motivated learners? Do your training attendees sometimes struggle to retain learning back on the job? In this interactive session, you will walk away with specific experiential, neuroscience-based tools and strategies used by adventure and challenge course facilitators that increase trust, connection, engagement, retention, fun, and most importantly that empower participants to take ownership of their own learning. You will also explore specific ways to integrate experiential activities into existing (and new) classroom training and group coaching sessions.

Going Deeper: Meeting People Where they Are

Todd Bradberry


Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Teamwork is the ultimate competitive advantage. Leaders know this, but “the people part” can be lost in the heat of battle. In this session, Todd will help us instill the concept of Culture as a verb. We can help leaders build cohesive teams from unique and self-interested individuals and align people with purpose.

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