Jun
7
8:00am 8:00am

Labor Relations Breakfast Session - What Can Labor Relations Expect Under the Trump Administration

If you or someone on your team works in the area of labor relations, are you interested in gaining new insights and/or direction regarding the new Trump administration regulations and overall impact to employers and employees?  Are you aware of the anticipated changes and what lies ahead?  Are you looking for creative ways and/or best practices to implement the current and anticipated changes?

This session will focus on the employment-related changes at the NLRB, the Labor Department, the EEOC, the Justice Department and other federal agencies which are underway or expected in the Trump Administration’s efforts to roll-back regulatory and liability barriers to economic growth and hiring.

About the presenter:

Doug Seaton is Senior Counsel at Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A. law firm.  Doug’s background in advising employers in litigation, compliance and strategic HR planning makes him the ideal partner for you as you navigate the Trump Administration’s changes.  He has spent 21 years in labor, employment, workplace and regulatory law, working with employers and trade association groups throughout the Upper Midwest.  His firm’s tagline is, “The Lawyers for Employers,” and he believes that legal planning is important, but that it needs to be paired with excellent strategy, execution and delivery.

To RSVP, please contact Sandra at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net.   There is no charge for hr connection members and their guests.  (There is a $35 charge for non-members/non-guests)

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May
25
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange: Embedding Values into Our Corporate Culture

Lynnette Heath (SVP, HR at Entrust Datacard and hr connection Group Member) will share Entrust Datacard's journey from creating their first company values to their newly updated company values and how they have embedded them into their culture.  Over the past few years they "refreshed" their values which included feedback to give input into the creation of their updated values. Infrastructure components include:

  • Annual performance ratings are based upon both a performance rating as well as a values rating
  • Values Excellence Awards are announced at every quarterly global All Colleague Meeting... nominated by either managers or peers through our internal recognition program "Excellence Everywhere"
  • Annual values awards given at Global Leadership Meeting
  • Created a "Living the Values" video
  • Created values toolkit for managers to have a dialogue with their teams to understand the values and how they and others live the everyday

Lynnette Heath, SVP of HR, Entrust Datacard

Lynnette Heath jointed Entrust Datacard as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources in 2009.  Previously she held roles at GE with the most recent being the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at GE Capital Fleet Services.  She also held a variety of other HR leadership positions during her 9 years with GE.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master in Industrial relations from the University of Minnesota.

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To RSVP, please contact Sandra Howard (Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net).  There is no charge for hr connection members and their guests.  Cost for non-members/non-guests is $35.00.

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Jan
26
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange: Employer Branding - Connecting People with Purpose

You've heard about Employer Branding, but as a local or regional business, where do you start? 

Hear how the human resources leadership at AgriBank decided to take control of their employer brand by connecting their people more intentionally with the end-product of their work.   Starting with a modest budget and a vision of creating a more consistent employer brand, AgriBank has redefined the employee experience in their workplace.  

You'll hear more about how to:

  • Engage employees in articulating your employer value proposition
  • Align executive and line staff in telling a succinct and consistent story about the employee experience
  • Develop and activate an employer brand through traditional and new media

About the presenters:

Andy Goldman-Gray, Founding Partner, AGG Marketing & Consulting

Andy’s background in marketing and communications management and leadership makes him the ideal partner for you as you navigate employee engagement and employer branding.  He spent 17 years contributing to and ultimately leading the marketing, annual campaign and donor operations for Greater Twin Cities United Way.  His firm's tagline is "Connecting People to Purpose" and he believes that strategy is important, but that it needs to be paired with excellent execution and delivery.                      AGGMarketing.com

Geri Jarrard, SPHR,  Director of Organizational Effectiveness, AgriBank, FCB

Geri's background in Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness and Human Capital Management has spanned from banking to healthcare to financial services.  She's led teams large and small in  business partner and service delivery environments and prides herself in her ability to meet challenges head-on in fast changing environments.  She leads a team of HR professionals at AgriBank that oversees recruitment, learning and development, employee relations and performance management.               Agribank.com

hr connection Best Practice Exchanges are no charge for their members and for their members' guests.  There is a $35 charge for non-members/non-guests.  To register, please contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net.

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Nov
30
8:00am 8:00am

HR Consulting and Business Partnering Skills

Organizations are experiencing unprecedented levels of change, impacting the way in which HR consults with business leaders to develop and align people management solutions that drive business results.  As demands on and expectations of HR professionals change, they must continually develop new skills and build relationships of trust and influence with key people within the organization to add value.  HR leaders are being asked to be more strategic and operate as 'internal consultants' and ‘trusted advisors’ to line leaders and senior executives. 

 In this workshop, participants will strengthen personal, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills and competencies that are necessary to be credible, influential, and effective with the organizational leaders that HR professionals typically support.  This workshop will rely heavily on the model and process of consultation proposed by Peter Block, author and OD consultant, and feature a variety of skills-building and practice activities.  Participants will also have an opportunity to work on challenges and opportunities they are facing in their own organization, as well as diagnose and strategize issues faced in other organizations.  Nancy will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following: 

  • Competencies needed for effective HR consulting and business partnering

  • Framework for strengthening presence and building effective influence strategies

  • Implement five phases of effective consulting processes

  • Practice methods for facilitating the contracting discussion

  • Use consulting framework, tools, and techniques to diagnose issues and develop solutions that stakeholders own

  • Techniques for understanding and dealing with resistance

  • Use authenticity to build credibility to address business challenges

    Program Presenter:      Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

    Date:                              Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Time:                              8:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:                        Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville

    Fee:                                 $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                            $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)

     

Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Nancy Weidenfeller is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, consultant, and executive coach.  She has been helping leaders, teams, and organizations improve performance for more than 25 years.  She began Nancy Weidenfeller Consulting, LLC,  so that she could focus on advising leaders of organizations on strategic planning, leadership effectiveness, building high performance teams, leading and managing change, and facilitating professional growth and development. Nancy has worked with a diverse representation of large public and private sector entities across all major industries.

Ms. Weidenfeller holds an Ed.D. in Organization Development and Change from the University of St. Thomas and serves as an adjunct instructor at that institution.  Nancy has published several articles on leading organizational change, shared leadership in teams, women enterprise leaders, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

 To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net or call 612.925.8340. 

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Oct
28
8:00am 8:00am

HR's Role in Leading Successful Change

In today’s dynamic and complex business world, change not effectively managed can significantly impact the organization’s ability to create and maintain a competitive advantage.  HR leaders must have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to not only adapt to change but to also identify when it’s needed and how to successfully leverage such opportunities with their business leaders.  Unfortunately in many cases, HR is not actively involved in organizational change initiatives or building the necessary internal expertise that would facilitate sustainable change.  For almost 30 years, David Ulrich, HR Expert has been empirically defining the competencies of HR professionals and how those competencies impact performance.  In the 2016 HR competency study, a key conclusion is that HR professionals need to manage both change and culture.  By championing both change and culture, HR professionals help make things consistently happen. 

In this workshop, participants will be have an opportunity to strengthen their role as a change leader and increase knowledge and skills to effectively lead and manage organizational change.  Furthermore, this workshop will focus on key elements that make change sustainable, provide tools for reducing resistance and effectively communicating during change, and highlight what executives need and want from HR professionals during change.  Nancy will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following: 

  • Discussion on several change models and how they share many common principles

  • Research from executive change leaders in successfully leading organizational change

  • A process for demystifying change

  • Approach for understanding individual needs and reactions to organizational change

  • Tools for understanding the driving and restraining forces to change, identifying the roles and contributions needed from key stakeholders, and techniques for creating and communicating change

  • Framework and practice for dealing with resistance

  • Techniques for coaching change leaders

    Program Presenter:      Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

    Date:                                 Friday, October 28, 2016

    Time:                                8:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:                         Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville

    Fee:                                  $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                              $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)

Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Nancy Weidenfeller is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, consultant, and executive coach.  She has been helping leaders, teams, and organizations improve performance for more than 25 years.  She began Nancy Weidenfeller Consulting, LLC,  so that she could focus on advising leaders of organizations on strategic planning, leadership effectiveness, building high performance teams, leading and managing change, and facilitating professional growth and development. Nancy has worked with a diverse representation of large public and private sector entities across all major industries.

Ms. Weidenfeller holds an Ed.D. in Organization Development and Change from the University of St. Thomas and serves as an adjunct instructor at that institution.  Nancy has published several articles on leading organizational change, shared leadership in teams, women enterprise leaders, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

 To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net or call 612.925.8340. 

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Oct
27
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange: The State of Coaching

  • Are you wondering what is happening in the coaching industry?

  • Are you thinking about how companies are using coaching to support their leadership development?

  • Are you contemplating using a coach outside of the U.S. and wondering what is happening in other regions of the world? 

We are confident many of you are faced with these challenging questions.                                                                                                    

On Thursday, October 27th, Dave Wondra, CEO of the WondraGroup will be here to share about the state of coaching and best practice use of coaches in organizations. He will talk about what the International Coaching Federation (ICF) has learned from their proprietary research on organizational coaching practices, as well as observations about how coaching is being used in our local market. Dave is a member of the Global Board of the ICF and served as Chairman of the Global Board in 2015. The ICF is a professional organization whose mission is to advance the art, science, and practice of professional coaching.

Dave is a Professional Certified Coach and the founder of WondraGroup, an executive coaching practice that helps senior leaders find the one thing that improves results, for themselves and for their organizations. Dave brings over 30 years of experience to his practice and works with clients ranging from privately-owned companies to Target Corporation. In 2014, Dave received the Gaston Award from the ICF Minnesota Chapter, and in 2011 Dave received the Make a Difference Award from the Hudson Institute of Coaching. Both awards are in recognition of his contributions to the coaching profession. Prior to founding WondraGroup, he spent a number of years in Human Resource leadership at The Pillsbury Company, Quali Tech, and Wilson Learning Worldwide.

hr connection Best Practice Exchanges are no charge for their members and for their members' guests.  There is a $35 charge for non-members/non-guests.  To register, please contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net.

 

 

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Sep
29
8:00am 8:00am

OD Skills for HR Professionals: Riding the Waves of Change

There is little doubt that HR has become a more complex and strategic role in organizations. This increased complexity requires HR professionals to be effective change agents…people who recognize restraints to organization progress and make things happen! In the past, Organization Development (OD) was a skill set reserved for a roving external consultant or internal training and development professional; today OD is an integral part of an HR professionals skill-set. Don’t take my word, scan the position descriptions of many of the high level HR jobs on the market…they want change agents....leaders with real OD skills!

In this workshop, participants will be have an opportunity to learn about OD as field and further be able to recognize how OD can add value to the role of an HR professional. In addition, this workshop will provide many workplace examples of how OD can be applied to workplace challenges and opportunities that often go ignored or are addressed with quick fix solutions. Steve will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following…

 

  • A historical perspective and discussion on OD as a core HR competency.

  • An overview and practical examples of how action research (an OD framework) can be used to facilitate interventions.

  • A primer on contemporary change approaches like polarity management & appreciative inquiry and their application to HR and OD

  • Skills in assessment, action planning, intervention design, and evaluation.

  • An introduction to several change theories and models for facilitating (HR) organization change initiatives.

  • A ‘live case’ for OD practice and personal reflection.

Program Presenter:      Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Date:                            Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time:                           8:00am to 5:00pm

Location:                      Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, St. Paul, MN 55113

Fee:                              $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                      $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)

Attend both August & September sessions:

Fee:                              $750 for hrc members ($1,030 for guests of members)

                                      $1,125 for non-members (2 or more, $1,030 each)

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

“Steve is a true practitioner at heart.”  Steve has twenty years of experience and a diverse background working with business leaders on organization and leadership development initiatives in several large and small national and international organizations. Steve works with clients to find the right solutions that have real positive financial impact. Steve challenges his clients to look past quick fix solutions and identify changes that will be effective in the short and long term. Steve loves to travel and has made his way to 28 countries to teach, consult, and explore culture. He has also facilitated strategic planning and leadership development workshop in several industries, including nonprofit. Steve’s research agenda and practice is focused on leadership development. In particular, he has published and co-published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and two book chapters.

To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net or call 612.925.8340.

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Aug
31
8:00am 8:00am

HR and Strategic Management

HR professionals play an important role in helping organizations plan for the future. HR as strategic partners need to help leaders develop strategic plans that are market-driven and people-focused. They do this successfully when they have a ‘seat at the table’ and are positioned to share their knowledge of the organization and the marketplace for talent. Moreover, they need to help design performance systems and create cultures that facilitate the successful implementation of strategic plans. To that end, HR also needs to develop innovative HR specific strategies that are aligned with overarching plans. It is important that these HR strategies are unique, high impact, and they help an organization grow and achieve its intended vision. 

In this workshop, participants will be have an opportunity to learn about strategic management and how a strategic mindset and specific strategic planning skills can enhance HR’s credibility and help organizations be more effective. Furthermore, this workshop will focus on strategy design and implementation with a focus on measurement. Steve will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following…

  • A process for HR and organizational strategic planning

  • Approaches for developing HR vision, mission, and organization values

  • Specific methods for organization strategic assessment

  • Two frameworks for assessing the current capabilities and opportunities that exist with their organization

  • Important HR processes that help leaders execute on and measure progress toward stated strategic goals

  • Models and specific examples for competitive differentiation within the context of HR

  • A discussion on several frameworks for successful strategic implementation

Program Presenter:      Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Date:                                 Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Time:                                  8:00am to 5:00pm

Location:                           Midland Hills Country Club - 2001 Fulham St., Roseville

Fee:                                    $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                            $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

Dr. Steve Manderscheid

“Steve is a true practitioner at heart.”  Steve has twenty years of experience and a diverse background working with business leaders on organization and leadership development initiatives in several large and small national and international organizations. Steve works with clients to find the right solutions that have real positive financial impact. Steve challenges his clients to look past quick fix solutions and identify changes that will be effective in the short and long term. Steve loves to travel and has made his way to 28 countries to teach, consult, and explore culture. He has also facilitated strategic planning and leadership development workshop in several industries, including nonprofit. Steve’s research agenda and practice is focused on leadership development. In particular, he has published and co-published 14 peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and two book chapters.

To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.Howard@hrconnection.net or call 612.925.8340. 

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May
25
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Talent Management System:  A Case Study

  • Are you challenged with designing and implementing a sustainable talent management system for your organization based on your unique culture?

  • How can small to mid-size firms find the time, energy, and resources to develop such a system?

In this presentation, Tracy Engstrand - Director Human Resources and Melissa Borths - Talent Development Manager from Fabcon will be here to share the discipline and unique talent management foundation that has been built for their organization to develop both leadership and employees.

Tracy and Melissa will share their talent management journey beginning with the engagement of senior leaders in initial steps of the process and how this talent management system has impacted all areas of Human Resources including:  Selection, Assessments, Development Planning, Succession Planning, Coaching, High Potential Development and Employee Development. It is an impressive and thoughtful HR work product that has been designed for the Fabcon organization.

Melissa Borths                                                     Tracy Engstrand

Melissa Borths                                                     Tracy Engstrand

Melissa Borths joined Fabcon (Savage, MN) in April 2012 as a Training Development Specialist, and assumed her current role as Talent Development Manager in August 2015. Prior to joining Fabcon, Melissa earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from Bethel University, and worked as a college instructor teaching subjects such as Speech and Introduction to Communication. Key areas of focus in her present position include leadership development and cultural advancement.

Tracy Engstrand joined Fabcon in April of 2007 as Director, HR. Prior to joining Fabcon, Tracy held senior HR leadership positions at Viking Electric Supply, Sonepar, Degussa and the Turkey Store Company. Tracy has also worked in a variety of specialist roles in the areas of benefits and compensation, employee relations and HRIS. Tracy has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and has a Doctorate in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas. He also is a reviewer for WorldatWork and is a SHRM-SCP.

Best Practice Exchanges are free for hr connection members and their guests.  There is a $35 charge for non-members.  Please register with Sandra at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.  Because our small group membership is limited to internal HR leaders only, we kindly request that only internal HR practitioners register for our events.

 

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Feb
12
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

Mastering the 20-Minute Networking Meeting

Today’s professionals know that it’s tough out there.  They’ve heard the statistics and they know the game…”it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.”  As HR leaders, a large part of our professional development, on-going learning and growth opportunities are obtained through connections.  Networking is a must.   But, to many, networking seems awkward.  What to say?  How to approach people you don’t know very well?  Worse still, how to ask those people for assistance?  This session will simplify networking so that it is easy for the professional networker and a pleasure for those who get the networking call. 

This session will be presented by Marcia Ballinger, PhD, Business Leader and hr connection Board Member, who fields networking requests from executives every day.  Marcia is the author of “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting” and “The 20-Minute Networking Meeting: Graduate Edition.”  She’ll will focus the session on helping avoid the common pitfalls in networking.  Tips, tools and an easy five-step process will transform networking into an activity that can be enjoyed… and one that brings results! 

Similar to hr connection and the networks and connections that you make, this session will enhance your ability to make that all important connection.

Best Practice Exchanges are free to hr connection members and their guests ($35 for non-members/non-guests).  To reserve your seat, please contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.


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Dec
9
7:30am 7:30am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

  • Calhoun Beach Club - 2nd Floor Solarium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What Does Employee/Employer Branding Look Like on LinkedIn and Why Does it Matter?

Anne Pryor, nationally recognized personal and online brand expert, will share her proven tips and techniques on how to really leverage LinkedIn for business success.  She will provide proven examples on how building an employee/employer branded LinkedIn profile and company page attracts great candidates, increases marketing reach, helps extend the HR or company brand and what you should do to begin to leverage your personal brand for success.

Anne Pryor is a national leader in personal branding, online visibility, and LinkedIn Coaching. She has trained over 70,000 people and helped them generate millions in dollars of revenue or great jobs from her online strategies and practical tips. Anne is a Certified REACH Online Brand Strategist and LinkedIn Specialist, and a national speaker

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Anne is a Senior Career Coach and Online Brand Strategist. In her role, she specializes increating and communicating personal brands, leveraging LinkedIn and online tools and networking strategies to be found, look good and make meaningful business connections. At Career Partners International Twin Cities, Anne consults one-on-one with clients to help them accelerate success through their career transitions and she specializes in LinkedIn; teaching workshops on the most up to date features of this powerful tool.

Best Practice Exchanges are free to hr connection members and their guests ($35 for non-members/non-guests).  To reserve your seat, please contact Sandra Howard at Sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.

 

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Sep
29
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection's 8th Annual HR Symposium

Building a Brain-Friendly Workplace: Simple, Practical Neuroscience for Boosted Wellbeing and Productivity

Presented by Dr. Erika Garms

Disengagement in American workers tops 70%! More than 65% of all change initiatives fail to meet their goals! Stress and stress-related physical ailments rank as major life concerns for many. We're burned out and unhealthy. What's going on at work? Many workplace cultures unknowingly employ practices and behaviors that are not "brain-friendly", evidenced by distrust, unhealthy competition and threat, high  turnover, low tolerance for change, and employees contributing less than their best at work.

Discover what these practices are, and how they are interpreted by employees' brains. Leverage the way our brains work to strengthen your own performance at work, your group's effectiveness, and the entire organization's culture. Learn how a few simple "big ideas" from neuroscience can be operationalized and valuable to the workplace. Explore the unique role human resource professionals can play in reshaping their workplace cultures.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR practitioners
  • CEOs
  • Other senior business leaders who want to take an active role in creating an engaged workplace

Dr. Erika Garms is a workplace effectiveness expert. She shows business leaders and managers how to shape brain-friendly workplaces where people do their best work, work effectively together on high-performing teams, and maintain healthy and thriving work environments.

She also coaches learning and organization development practitioners on how to incorporate brain science findings into learning design to support real behavior change. She is a popular professional speaker and member of the National Speaker's Association.

Erika blends the art and science of learning, performance, and change. She earned her BA and MA from the University of Colorado, her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and completed a post-graduate program with distinction, in neuroscience of leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute/University of Sussex.

Cost and Registration

Early Registration - Register and pay by Aug. 15: $249 (member) / $299 (non-member)* 

Regular Price - Registration Deadline is Sept. 21:  $299 (member) / $349 (non-member)*

  *Membership is based on individual, not organization.

Groups of 5-9 from same organization receive a 10% discount, groups of 10+ from the same organization receive a 20% discount.  (Group must register together at the same time to receive the discount)

Due to the interactive nature of this session, we are limited to 100 seats - sign up early!

To register, contact Sandra Howard at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.

Sponsored by hr connection with assistance from:

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Apr
29
8:00am 8:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

Building Global Competencies:  Its Impact on your Success!

Location:  Calhoun Beach Club - 2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis - 2nd Floor Solarium       

In a survey of the world's 1500 largest companies, CEOs were asked what one key skill they felt leaders needed to be successful in the global economy.  More than 70% of those surveyed agreed that the ability to work effectively across cultures was the single most important attribute leaders need in today's global marketplace.  Indeed, contrary to conventional wisdom, this study made quite clear that in a borderless economy, culture matters more not less. (Digh, P. and Rosen, R., Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures, Simon & Schuster, 2000) 

Global leaders and their teams must be able to bridge language and cultural differences to increase sales and customer satisfaction, compete against fast-growing international competitors and maximize return on global investment.

In this lively, interactive presentation, you will learn:

  • the basics to building a profitable, long-term relationship with customers and co-workers regardless of cultural or language background
  • how to better communicate and resolve conflicts across cultures and languages
  • how you, in HR, can influence a decision-making culture where you can get work done faster and smarter

As a result, your business will be more likely to achieve its objectives and enhance its reputation as a leader in the global marketplace, and improve employee engagement and satisfaction.

Presented by:

Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., CSP develops multicultural organizations and individuals by bringing you cutting-edge topics, such as multicultural and diversity initiatives, leadership competency development, managing to style, and creating breakthrough teams.   She is principal of Effecting Creative Change in Organizations (ECCO International), which specializes in increasing individuals' productivity and organizations' profitability through e-learning, technology and facilitated learning.

Dr. Peter Stark, Chaos Navigation, is recognized internationally as a passionate and engaging educator as well as a culturally sensitive, insightful and accomplished strategist/"change Master" with specific expertise in cross-cultural leadership. Honored as "Professor of the Year" in 2007 at the University of Minnesota, he currently teaches strategy and global business in Augsburg College's MBA program as well as in the areas of cross-cultural leadership and change in Visiting Professorships at both the Helsinki School of Economics and the Berlin Institute of Management.

Kristy Beckman has 20-years of experience in new product development across multiple industries. Kristy is currently serving H.B. Fuller as Global Product Director for Hygiene. Prior to joining H.B. Fuller, she played an integral role in implementing the stage gate process, portfolio management, project management, and best practices for gathering technical voice of customer for other large specialty materials companies.

To Register:  Contact Sandra Howard at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.  Best Practice Exchanges are free to hr connection members and their guests.  There is a $49 fee for non-members/non-guests.  Registration Deadline:  April 24th.             

                                                 

 

 

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Jan
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

hr connection Best Practice Exchange

Aligning Your Performance Management Approach to Your Business Strategy and Culture While Removing the Traditional Performance Rating System

Location:  Calhoun Beach Club, 2nd Floor Solarium (2925 Dean Parkway, Minneapolis)  Registration opens at 2:45 p.m.  Presentation from 3:00 - 4:00, followed by a reception hour.

For the past 15 years, Room & Board has been changing their culture to a performance management based one aligned with its business strategy and culture while removing the traditional performance rating systems that have existed in the past.  In this session, Nancy Greatrix Manley will share the journey, leadership buy in and support; and the organizational systems that are needed to affectively make this change in Room & Board.

Nancy Greatrix Manley, Director Human Resources for Room & Board  has led the HR Department at Room & Board for 23 years.  In this role, Nancy provides expertise and innovative leadership in the areas of business strategy, visioning, culture-based leadership development, performance management, wellness and staff member engagement.  She has also held a number of HR leadership roles with:  The Pillsbury Company, Dominion Investments and Black's Photography.  Nancy has a Bachelor's Science Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the same school.

Best Practice Exchanges are free to hr connection members and their guests.  Seats must be reserved by contacting Sandra Howard at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net.   There is a $49 fee for non-members/non-guests.  To register, please contact Sandra Howard.

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Apr
29
7:00am 7:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange: Using Collective Wisdom to Drive Business Transformation, Collaboration, & Talent

Date:       Tuesday, April 29

Time:       8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (registration and breakfast buffet open at 7:30)

Location: Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville

In this session, learn how top leaders and HR executives are capitalizing on the wisdom of crowds to improve organizational outcomes and culture.  You will learn about the power of informal relationships and why uncovering them should be a central focus for business and HR leaders.  Combining unique survey methodologies with social and network analytics, more and more companies are seeing their organization from the bottom up.

Key issues covered include:

  • Crowd-sourcing your change agents for more effective transformation
  • Uncovering hidden talent that you cannot afford to lose
  • Pin-pointing silos and overcoming them to boost collaboration

Attendees will gain insights and examples of how inter-personal workplace dynamics often goes unnoticed, yet serves as a potent driving force in business outcomes.  Case studies and examples will be reviewed to highlight impact on the bottom line.

Vikas Narula is Creator and Co-Founder of Keyhubs (www.keyhubs.com), a Minneapolis-based management software and consulting firm, which specializes in helping organizations realize their potential by uncovering and tapping the hidden organization - the informal network of relationships that exist between employees.

Join Teresa Biss, Director of Organizational Development at Bremer Bank; Anne Sample, Chief Human Resources Officer at Thrivent Financial and Vikas Narula, Creator and Co-Founder of Keyhubs to learn more about how collective wisdom is transforming the way HR and business leaders operate.

Best Practice Exchanges are free to members and their guests.  Please contact Sandra at sandra.howard@hrconnection.net to reserve your seat.

 

 

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hr connection Best Practice Exchange "Culture Journey"
Nov
12
7:00am 7:00am

hr connection Best Practice Exchange "Culture Journey"

  • Calhoun Beach Club - 2nd Solarium Room (map)
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Presentation by Pamela Lampert, SVP HR & Communications, Pohlad Companies

The Pohlad organization has undergone many changes in the past five years.  Pam Lampert, Sr. VP Human Resources and Communications, will share the story of the culture journey and the various elements of change along the way. These include organization structure and discipline change, vision/values creation and dissemination, compensation philosophy, benefits strategy, space renovation, new logo development and organization branding, employee engagement assessment, and leadership assessment and development.  All elements are interconnected and build upon one another to support and develop the culture that we consciously desired.

Pam has been with the Pohlad Companies since 2008.  Prior to that she had 25 years' experience in human resource leadership with Research Inc, St. Jude Medical, CyberOptics, Rimage Corporation and her own consulting practice.  She holds a BA in Psychology from Carleton College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

 

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Free for members, $45 for non-members

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