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.

 

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

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It is now well-known that the workforce of the future will be dominated by the Millennials. This generation, the first to grow up with the technological gadgets that we have come to depend on, adapts these technologies with far greater ease than the previous generations, and come with their own characteristics.

Since the workplace is going to be filled up by those of this generation, it helps organizations to learn how to make the best use of the talents and abilities the Millennials bring. This can be both a challenge and an opportunity for organizations’ HR.

Organizations should build the image of being millennial-friendly and brand themselves accordingly. The aim should be to create an organization that the Millennials like to work in. Organizations should understand what the Millennials prefer and how they like to learn and develop themselves.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will show how to do this. Lynn Ware, CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc., will be the expert at this webinar, which is being organized on November 20. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar.

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The aim of this practical and interactive session is to help the participants understand the ways of recruiting the Millennials. Dr. Ware will show how to design their recruiting process in a manner that attracts millennial applicants. Next, she will show the ways of developing their talents and retaining them for a longer period than usual. She will also explain how organizations can brand themselves as a preferred place the Millennials want to work in.

Also explained is how to put in an integrated career development strategy for Millennials, and what components should go into such a strategy. Participants will also learn the ways of identifying highly effective leadership practices that help engage and retain millennial talent.

At this webinar, Dr. Ware will cover the following areas:

  • Share research findings on what attracts and retains Millennial compared to other generations
  • Explore employment policies such as flexible work schedules
  • Build a Millennial sticky employment brand for your organization
  • Consider how to modify your organization’s existing development methods for early career workers
  • Create more effective management practices relevant to Millennials
  • Create an action plan for creating a more Millennial centric work environment

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About the speaker:

Dr. Lynn B. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

Dr. Ware has experience designing, implementing and measuring a wide variety of integrated talent management solutions in the consumer products, energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.

 

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Harness your Energy – Build your Resilience – Lessons to De-stress, Decompress and Gain More Life

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Stress and anxiety are an indispensable side effect of our professional and personal lives. Almost no one is exempt from these. It is estimated that 20% of the people experience a mental health issue at some point of time in their lives. About a sixth of employees take off from work or school to deal with a mental health issue. If stress levels are such that they have consequences of such a profound nature, isn’t it time to do something about it?

Beverly Beuermann-King, an HR professional who specializes in working with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges and live healthy, will, at a webinar show how to cultivate the mind-set for handling stress through the S-O-S method.

This webinar, which is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources on October 25, is aimed at teaching its participants how to effectively manage their energy in order to be productive, motivated and happy. It will offer them a few practical tips that they can use while at work. Please visit TrainHR to gain the valuable learning imparted at this webinar.

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Anger, irritability and anxiety are but a few manifestations of stress. Stress is a fact of life, and nothing can be done about it. But we certainly can change the way we look at it and handle it. It requires resilience, focus and support. This webinar will explain how to attain all these using the S-O-S method. This method is aimed at helping people harnessing their energies and become resilient, which will help cope with bad situations.

It goes beyond being at the gym or taking a jog. It goes beyond even eating right. Discover the wonders of this outlook at this webinar, which has been designed to foster self-awareness among participants, imbibe them with new skills and tools to increase their energy, and encourage them to commit to a change.

These are the areas that this webinar will cover:

  • Proactively identify the various changes and challenges that are zapping their energy and negatively impacting their life
  • Understand the different types of stress busters that can be performed in the workplace that can release the physical effects of stress, protect your health and enable you to relax more and feel better
  • Recognize your energy cycle, avoid the afternoon slump and work with your body’s natural rhythms instead of against them to recharge yourself throughout the day
  • Utilize various resiliency strategies based on the S-O-S Principle TM to increase and restore energy such as power foods and adequate sleep
  • Utilize deep breathing as a primary relaxation and focusing technique, perform several types of ‘deskercises’ that can relieve tension and avoid various obstacles that prevent using the stress buster strategies.

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About the expert: Beverly is one of less than seventy Canadians to have earned their Certified Speaking Professional designation. A sought-after media spokesperson, she has made over 500 television and radio appearances on shows such as City TV and CBC, and in national publications from the Toronto Star newspaper to Chatelaine magazine.

For over 20 years, Beverly has used her S-O-S Principle with people and organizations who want to control their reactions to stress, build resiliency against life’s challenges, and live healthy, successful lives.

Beverly launched her company, R ‘n B Consulting, in 1995, and since then she has helped teams from a wide range of industries (including healthcare, education, government agencies, finance, and not-for-profit) to shift from stressed out to resilient, enabling them to be happier, engaged, and successful.

Career Development, human resources management

Strategic Thinking Is More Than the Big Picture

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We all know the importance of strategic thinking. This is the thinking that will grow organizations into leaders in their industry or spheres. Many managers are busy with far too many daily routines and activities that consume most of their time and allow little time to concentrate on the strategic.

Tasks are no doubt important, but one should not get bogged down too much into them to lose sight of the big picture. Losing sight of the strategic results in total breakdown for the organization, which will just be doing things routinely without growing. The challenge for managers and leaders is to balance the tactical with the strategic.

Visualizing the strategic goal and then determining how to get there is what leadership is expected to do. A leader who wants to get to the next level and also take the organization there has to be strategic in her thinking. She has to bring in a strategic perspective.

What is this strategic perspective? It combines business insight with knowledge of the industry. It makes use of competitive information. It goes beyond bringing in a global perspective, and combines strategic skillsets with the tactical.

So, how does a leader inculcate strategic thinking? This will be taught at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources arenas, will be organizing on June 13. Valerie Pelan, President of Integrated Focus, will be the expert at this webinar.

Please register for this sixty-minute webinar by visiting  http://bit.ly/2WsLVAF.

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This webinar is aimed at benefiting personnel such as Leaders, Managers, Individual Contributors, High Potentials, and Baby Boomers, i.e., anyone who is already performing a strategic role or will be called upon to do so.

Valerie will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Definition of strategic – but it is more than a simple definition
  • Its more than global perspective
  • It includes Business Acumen
  • Industry and competitive analysis – understand your company’s industry and competitors
  • Distinguish between the short term and long-term company financials
  • Tools include: SWOT analysis and Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Compare leadership skills with manager skills
  • Leader focuses on big picture while the manager focuses on tactical actions.

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About the expert: Valerie has been consulting and providing Executive coaching for over 10 years. Her company provides leadership coaching to leaders and high potentials. Her areas of expertise are executive presence, career transitioning and leading change.

She provides her corporate clients with a strategic and global perspective that combines her business experience working in Fortune 100 companies and her experience as an entrepreneur. She works with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills.