Human Resources Training, Leadership

Move from Diversity to Inclusion

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There is perhaps no distinguishing factor that characterizes the American workforce more powerfully than its diversity. Aptly called the Nation of Nations, the US is home to not only workers drawn from almost all corners of the world; it is diverse in another gigantic manner: it consists of at least five generations, perhaps the broadest spread in history.

A small sample of the extent and breadth of the diversity at the American workplace:

According to the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, by 2020, 37% of the workplace will consist of those who consider themselves a minority by some or another parameter. Today, more than half the workforce consists of the Millennials, and nearly half of them are drawn from nonwhites.

Doesn’t this telling fact make inclusion a matter of critical importance to organizations in the US? If the American workforce has to continue its domination of the world’s economy and drive it, managers need to quickly understand the dynamics of inclusion in the backdrop of these factors.

Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, will be the expert at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training, is organizing on December 6, at which she will explain how organizations need to and can move from diversity to inclusion.

Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this extremely valuable learning.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The diversity that we are witnessing in today’s workforce transcends the traditional markers such as race, ethnicity and gender. Diversity comes from age groups, personalities, life experiences, education and attitudes. It is now more imperative than ever before for organizations to brace themselves to the reality of this new kind of diversity.

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Inclusiveness becomes all the more challenging. How do managers leverage this diversity and channelize it for the organization’s growth? HR that does not involve these generations in matters concerning payroll, management, problem solving and decision-making will find it tough to utilize the skills and experience this diverse workforce brings. In the backdrop of these factors and the slowing economy, how do organizations practice inclusion to retain top talent? These are difficult questions indeed, which this webinar will seek to answer.

This webinar, which aims to equip the participants with the mind-set needed to face these challenges, will show how to:

  • Define diversity and inclusion in your own mind
  • Permit individuals to surface the truth
  • Use the power of gratitude and recognition
  • Identify personality strengths
  • Use facilitation techniques to ensure all opinions are heard
  • Approach issues when errors are made
  • Use emotionally intelligent social skills
  • Express empathy
  • Recognize and be willing to change your assumptions
  • Be culturally Intelligent
  • Refrain from judging others by your own cultural standards
  • Validate the unique attributes each individual brings to the organization

At this extremely useful session, the expert will cover the following areas:

  • See inclusion as a mosaic of new possibilities
  • Look beyond diverse characteristics and search for innate talents and character gifts
  • Respect a plethora of education and life experiences
  • Overcome unconscious bias
  • Replace a scarcity mentality with an abundance mentality

About the speaker: Karla is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. A specialist in personalities, communication skills, and leadership principles, she has authored the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, which aims to teach managers how to be the leader people CHOOSE to follow, not have to follow because of their position on the organizational chart.

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership

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If one were asked to name one quality that could be the difference between mediocre and great organizations, it has to be the quality of leadership that drives them. What is good leadership? It is one that brings about influence and power. Both these qualities, however, come with a major rider: they both need to be harnessed and handled rightly, failing which, they end up making leadership useless and vain.

David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, as the expert at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources is organizing on November 21, will show how to cultivate leadership that brings about positive influence and power. Knowing how to get the positive aspect of these two qualities is more important than anything else in leadership, and David will show how.

To enroll for this highly rewarding learning 90-minute experience about positive leadership, please visit TrainHR.

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The reason for the current social and political crisis in the US today can be directly traced to the lack of effective leadership in all the sectors that matter: the government, business, and family. David will draw a close relationship between the leadership in these sectors, all of which needs to be upright. Leadership that can be used in one of these areas is applicable to all others.

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Leadership and power are two qualities that can be beneficial beyond imagination when exercised right, and equally dangerous and futile when done wrong. Depending on the leader’s qualities, both of these can be used for either good or evil. It is imperative to understand the nature and limits of one’s own power, and with it, that of others, if they have to be nurtured and utilized rightly.

At this webinar, David will impart leadership tactics and strategies that can be used in the business environment. Although he will make a mention of certain principles and concepts, he will show how to implement them. He will show the exact ways by which to behave as a leader and exert power in order to be effective. At the end of the session, the participants will have gained knowledge of how to implement a leadership strategy that brings maximum dividends.

These are some of the benefits that the participants of this webinar will gain:

  • Profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • More free time to focus on the big picture
  • Improved morale for you and your team
  • Reduction of stress

They will gain the clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader.

CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers and those being groomed for promotion will gain tremendously from this session, at which the following areas will be covered:

  • What is leadership? What is management?
  • Discover the different types of leaders and which type is best
  • How to use power in the workplace
  • Learn the practical aspects of establishing goal clarity
  • Building balanced high achieving teams
  • Develop the practice of mastering your personal organization skills
  • How to balance the four primary functions of all leaders
  • You will explore the art and science of effective communication
  • Results are the ultimate goal, how do you measure and achieve the right things.

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About the speaker:

David Rohlander is a highly acclaimed Executive Coach at David Rohlander, Inc., David Rohlander. Following the success of this first book, The CEO Code, Penguin/Alpha Books asked him to write another, Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, which was released in late 2014.

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Be the Leader Others Want to Work With!

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That leadership is at the core of an organization is beyond dispute or debate. What constitutes the core of leadership? Leadership consists of many components. Communication is one of these prime components. Most of the time, leaders are communicating something or another to someone or another, be they the team members, the business partners, the customer, the stakeholders, the investors, or just anyone in the organization.

Communication being the cornerstone of leadership, the leader serves her purpose best when she learns how to communicate effectively. So, what is the idea of effective communication? It is the kind of communication that engages the team members to the extent that when they have listened once rightly, they simply go about and carry out their designated work without the need for rework.

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Communication becomes effective when it is delivered right, to the right people, at the right time and with the right message. The purpose of communication is served right when it is devoid of miscommunication, which is often at the root of problems and issues for the organization.

So, how does a leader deliver communication that is spot on in terms of its effectiveness, reach and impact? This is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will impart. At this webinar, which is being organized on November 27, Sarah Hilton, a presentation coach, will be the expert. Please log on to TrainHR to register for this learning.

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At this webinar, Sarah will give an understanding of how good leadership will invariably lead to a workplace that is positive, energizing and inspiring. The leader who takes the creation of such a workplace upon herself and makes this a top priority, the result is obvious: such a leader is most likely to have her employees speak highly about her. The leader too, will enjoy creating and leading a team of go-getters, which she mentors.

Being in such a position requires a sound understanding of the human mind. It is only when the leader has a good grasp of the way each team member’s mind works that she will be able to lead, coach and mentor them to help them attain higher levels. Once assembled, such a leader will be one that everyone loves to work with. It takes persistent effort and motivation to develop the qualities that make a great leader.

At this webinar, Sarah will explain how to inculcate the ways in which leadership can learn, grow and experience. She will familiarize the participants with the Leadership Tool Kit, which she likens to sailing. When the boat starts to do adrift, what does the sailor do? He adjusts the sails and makes a few small tweaks in them to bring the boat back on track. Sarah will show how to adapt the same techniques for leadership which helps the communication stay strong, build relationships, and help the organization grow.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Who are you as a leader today?
  • What is a “great” leader?
  • Communication – Clarity – Confidence
  • How to lead a motivating and inspiring workplace
  • Mental Health in the workplace
  • Top 3 ways to ensure you are the leader everyone wants to work with

This webinar session is aimed at benefiting new leaders, supervisors/managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

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About the expert: Sarah has spent the last 10 years coaching and presenting presentation techniques that lead audiences to change, grow and discover a world they may not understand.

As a known speaker on Communication, Sarah has combined her training and experience to create a speaking system that she uses to train, facilitate and inspire audiences of up and coming speakers, professionals and businesses working on their key messaging.

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Get the Edge: Become a Discretionary Effort Leader

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There is something called discretionary effort that employees should bring at work. What this means is that, as somewhat opposed to smart work, which is essentially about being intuitive and tactful at doing an assigned task rather than toiling at it; it is mainly about an employee making up her mind about how much she is going to contribute to the work on a given day.

Why is this kind of outlook important? It helps to clear the clutter around tasks. It helps the employee to channelize her energies and creativity towards a chosen task, which will help her give her best to it, instead of dissipating energies into a whole host of diverse and often unneeded tasks. When the latter tactic is employed, the result is that the strengths are wasted on doing what is not going to produce results, and instead, spent on what is less productive.

Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, will be the expert at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, on October 22, at which this concept will be explained in detail.

Please log on to TrainHR to enroll for this valuable session.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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Discretionary effort is set to be a leading principle of the 21st century workforce. When exercised in the leadership position, it will help propel organizations into leading positions and will be the distinguishing factor between mediocre and excellent organizations.

Over the sixty minutes of this presentation, Karla will explain how employees can put in minimal effort at their chosen work and become a lot more productive naturally and smartly instead of having to grind it out. The result of following the principles of discretionary effort is that with less effort, employees can contribute more to the organization, increase profit and present themselves and the organization better with their customers.

This webinar is based on the book, “How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort”. Its principles, which are based on the Ross Brandau Discretionary Leadership Model TM, will help the participants to:

  1. Create a workplace where individuals feel safe, not only physically but safe to surface the truth
  2. Build a workplace where employees want to come to work and are challenged and supported in their professional growth
  3. Assess and understand the strengths and limitations of individual personalities enabling them to better communicate on a personal basis
  4. Refine the process of rational alignment of all teams and employees when providing vision and direction.

About the speaker: Karla is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. A specialist in personalities, communication skills, and leadership principles, she has authored the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, which aims to teach managers how to be the leader people CHOOSE to follow, not have to follow because of their position on the organizational chart.

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

How to Prepare Millennials for Leadership

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A new generation is emerging at the American workforce: the Millennials. Who are these Millennials, and why are they important? Roughly, those born around 15 years from 1981, are classified as the Millennials, also called Generation Y or just Gen Y.

Why is this generation being talked about so much in the work circles of the US? Not only because they are set to become the dominant generation of the workforce once the generations that are active at present phase out, but also because this is the first generation that was born with complete access to technology and tools from very nearly the time of their birth.

This bodes special significance to the workforce in the US, a technologically developed and technology-driven society. This generation, unlike the previous ones, has never been required to be formally taught about technology only after it has entered the workforce. It has brought sufficient, in fact, sometimes, an overdose of exposure and knowledge about technology into the workforce. This is a key differentiator that Gen Y brings.

Since the exposure to technology has been almost natural, it is up to the management in organizations that hire them, to understand the standout characteristics this generation brings. Unless this is done, organizations will never be able to realize the potential this generation carries.

How do managements in the present-day organizations understand what it takes to make the best out of these Millennials? This valuable topic will be explored at length at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing on October 17.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will be the expert at this webinar. Please visit TrainHR to register for this sixty-minute webinar.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The American workforce is going through a churn at this time. As many as five generations work in it at present. By around 2020, half of these will comprise of the Millennials. This calls for a fresh look and perspective about how to make the best out of their abilities. This calls for clarity in understanding their aspirations and expectations.

At this session, Tonia will dwell on this issue. In the course of this discussion, she will cover the following areas:

  • Mentorship
  • Think Laterally not Vertically
  • Meaningful Leadership Role
  • Feedback on Demand
  • Project Base Role
  • Develop Soft Skills

This session is aimed at the benefit of personnel who work closely with the workforce, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, and Shift leaders or Team.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Moving From an Operational Manager to a Strategic Leader

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There is no debate on the importance a manager has for an organization. Being the personnel that run the organization; it is managers who carry out the vital organizational work, during the course of which, they have to take crucial decisions. Their work, needless to say, has a very strong impact on the organization.

Yet, for all the importance managers carry with organizations, they are not as critical to organizations as leaders. If the manager carries out work that the organization needs to sustain itself at the operational level, the latter visualizes and strategizes the organization’s very future, and takes it there. While the manager is important, the leader is stellar.

Having said this, these roles need not be seen or set in silos. A manager can become an effective leader, too. Proper orientation and training helps them to transition from being operational managers who manage and run the daily aspects of the business, to effective leaders, a role in which they develop a vision for the organization and take it to the target it is destined to.

The starting point of this change is for managers to move out of their operational mind-set to cultivating the leadership outlook. This role equips them with the power needed for anticipating, initiating and managing change needed to ensure that the organization grows to a point where it reaches high levels of competitiveness. Redefining and refocusing their thinking from time to time and sharing their ideal with the team, motivating it and taking the team members along the growth path are required for this.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resource, will offer this valuable learning. At this webinar, which is being organized on October 25, Chris DeVany, the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, will be the expert.

Please enroll for this webinar by visiting TrainHR .

This webinar has been approved for 3 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The learning offered at this webinar will help participants move from being good managers to becoming great managers. It is designed for managers who want to raise their competitive edge by anticipating their customers’ priorities, needs and expectations. This learning is meant for managers who want to able to differentiate between operational and strategic data.

Chris will help managers broaden their perspective, cultivate a sense of flexibility without compromising quality, and increase their respective department’s value to the organization. This course is extremely useful for Managers that want to creatively develop sources of information and increase their staffs’ flexibility and responsiveness.

With the learning gained at this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Inspire and direct their team to greater readiness and competitiveness
  • Add value to their organization by understanding the needs of your customers
  • Anticipate, create and encourage change
  • Spot opportunities for successful strategic alliances
  • Become an innovative, visionary leader
  • Establish a strategic culture
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses in their work unit
  • Keep their unit moving forward
  • Take risks with confidence.

CEO’s, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Area Supervisors, and Managers, personnel who are required to take strategic decisions, will benefit immensely from this webinar.

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About the expert: Chris’ firm focuses on management and organizational development. He has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management.

 

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Charismatic Leadership: Be the Person People CHOOSE to Follow

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In the initial years of our existence, we tend to believe that other people and events revolve around us. This feeling, which makes the locates the focus of growing up in one’s inward personality, is common in childhood, and generally fades away as we grow up.

However, this continues in some people. They grow into being egotistic and highly reclusive people who always crave for attention. The other type of people is the opposite. Their focus is external or outside. They see the world differently from the inwardly-focused people. They are interested in people relationships, are ever willing to make friends, and most importantly, develop the talent of persuasion.

As this quality grows, such people become what psychologists terms as the charismatic persons. This is an invaluable quality in organizations or in work that involves team building, cooperation and collaboration. People with charisms are very successful in drawing people towards them and building teams that are highly efficient and effective.

This quality in them gives them the presence needed for leadership. This presence makes way for developing qualities that make leaders, such as building dynamic teams and learning to delegate effectively. Such people are devoid of uncertainty and apprehension when delegating or doing anything that has a positive effect on the people around them.

A highly interesting and educative learning session from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will dwell on this relevant topic. Being organized on June 17, this webinar brings Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute, as the expert.

Please register for this webinar by visiting http://bit.ly/2WVSBaJ . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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At this webinar, the expert will show how to cultivate the qualities of charisma, which will help people influence others and achieve winning ways for the team. She will offer tips and techniques that enhance charismatic leadership and increase one’s personal power. These tips will help the participants gain and augment their persuasion skills. As a result of this learning, uncertainty and apprehension will make way for belief in their abilities, even as they create an authentic and authoritative presence when interacting with their employees.

Karla will dwell at length on the fundamental principles of integrity that go into making leaders that employees can trust. She will offer valuable tips with which to overcome pessimism at the   workplace and become able to express their opinion in impactful ways that take the people and projects forward. This learning goes beyond being only theoretical. It consists of information that is systematized in logical and natural steps.

The foremost result of this learning is that the participants will overcome self-doubt and become able to carry themselves with poise and confidence, which are the foremost qualities of a charismatic leader. The expert will help them learn 21st century management skills that involve persuasion and with it, influence.

Karla will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Implement “Leadership of One” principles
  • Learn to lead yourself
  • Engage workers to give discretionary effort
  • Empower employees to bring their A-game to work every day
  • Uncover the mysteries of charismatic body language

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About the speaker: Karla is a thought leader in management and team building techniques. A specialist in personalities, communication skills, and leadership principles, she has authored the book, How to Earn the Gift of Discretionary Effort, which aims to teach managers how to be the leader people CHOOSE to follow, not have to follow because of their position on the organizational chart.