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2020 Virtual Talent Development Conference Schedule & Sessions

Day One: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

8:30 Day One Welcome from CRATD President, Candice Hunt
9:00 Jon Haverly Multipliers Leadership: Unleashing Collective Intelligence to Drive Results
In today’s complex work environments, teams are being asked to drive results and innovation with fewer resources. To accomplish this, organizations need to create an environment that utilizes the collective intelligence of their teams. A challenge we face in creating this type of environment is that we live in a culture (and work in organizations) where individual achievement and intelligence are prized and rewarded. If leaders remain focused on their own intelligence and ideas, they may be inadvertently shutting down thinking around them. As a result, with the very best of intentions, we may be accidentally draining intelligence, energy, and creativity from the people around us. We have studied they leaders who gain 2X access to the intelligence and ideas from the people around them. We have seen the resoundingly positive effect these Multipliers have on teams – how they get more done with fewer resources and develop, attract, and retain talent, while cultivating new ideas to drive innovation and results. Based on the New York Times best-selling book “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman, this highly engaging and interactive program provides an understanding of the research behind Multipliers and practices that participants can apply immediately.
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10:15 Lisa Ryan Using Excel to Analyze Your Organization's Training ROI
It is easier than ever to access metrics regarding our talent development efforts. But what do you do with the data you collect? How can you take that data you have and clearly understand what your efforts did to help enhance the skills of your organization? Using Excel exploration and visualization tools, your data's story can come to life giving you the metrics you need easily.
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11:30 Elizabeth Spech & Tarik Greene Leveraging the Workforce of the Future: Fair Chance Talent Development
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever, with employees from multiple generations, cultures, and walks of life—including people with criminal records. 1 in 3 adults of working age in the U.S. have a criminal record, and 650,000 individuals are released from prison every year. The data show that formerly incarcerated employees are as hard-working and loyal as their counterparts without criminal records—yet 75% of individuals released from prison are unable to find jobs in their first year after release. Most U.S. states now require employers to delay asking applicants about criminal background until later in the hiring process, known as “Ban the Box” policies. Yet few businesses really know how to proactively recruit, develop, and fully include top talent. Those involved in the hiring and managing need to learn new skills to leverage this talent pool, comply with new anti-discrimination policies, and protect companies from negligent hiring lawsuits. There is no one size fits all— companies and industries need to consider unique risks, needs, and opportunities. In the rapidly changing world of work, proactive Fair Chance Employment talent strategies that tackle implicit bias are today’s competitive edge. I"n this interactive webinar, you will learn why Fair Chance Hiring is smart business, how this movement aligns with racial equity and inclusion priorities, and why it’s even more relevant in our Covid-19 economic recovery environment."
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12:45 Stephen Barankewicz & Roy Sokol Solving Business Problems with The Right Strategy and Addressing People Performance
Requests for ‘training’ are often a mask for an underlying business problem. A bad business strategy or an outdated process or a lack of either may be the root of the issue your company is facing. Training alone will not solve the problem. However, good strategies give companies a road map they can always refer to. They guide businesses and their people to their destinations even if unforeseeable events arise. Strategy then translates into business results by developing the skills and performance of your people. Are you prepared to recognize this, partner with the business and lead them through to a solution that traditional training cannot address? Using multiple case studies, this session will demonstrate how to solve the big problems by thinking strategically and focusing both on the business and on people’s performance that ensures sustainable results. Several sound frameworks exist to guide your situational assessment, strategic growth plan, and ability to provide your people with the confidence and skills necessary to execute these changes.
2:00 Wendy Waldron Evaluations for Culture and Growth
Conversations around employee performance can be daunting, especially now. We understand the value of feedback and coaching, but we don't always know how to do so. The current Covid-related challenges further complicate the task. The lengthy forms that are sometimes required can make procrastination even easier! In this session we will dive into a simple tool first proposed by Gino Wickman as the "5:5:5". Performance is measured against Core Values: Responsibility Areas: Goal Metrics (no more than 5 of each). We will review the importance of each of these three categories. Using a simple Pass: Fail: Check methodology, we will urge the personal conversations. We will discuss the importance of these simple, trainable actions in promoting trust and a supportive culture.
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3:15 Donal Conn Lessons in Leadership: The Rules of Engagement
First the bad news: most organizations today have a very real employee engagement problem. On average, only about a third of all employees are actively engaged in the workplace. The remaining staff are typically doing just enough to keep their jobs and collect their paychecks or, worse yet, behaving in counter-productive ways that are toxic to your work culture. But here is the good news: your organization does not need to look at all like those ugly averages. Around the world there exist organizations of all sizes and across all industries that report employee engagement levels in the 70 - 90% range. In this session, we will take a closer look at what these highly engaged organizations are doing differently that the rest. Through a series of real-world case studies from organizations of all sizes and sectors, we will peek behind the curtain to learn about the corporate cultures and talent management strategies of some of the best... and absolute worst... places to work out there. Most importantly, we will identify some surprisingly simple tools and leadership strategies you can bring back to your office to help build a motivated, productive and engaged workforce at your organization as well.
4:30 Tracy Morse Day One Closing

Day Two: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

8:30 Day Two Welcome from Conference Co-Chairs, Barbara Davis & Tracy Morse
9:00 Christine Ramsay Out of the Ordinary is Exactly What the World Needs: 5 steps for an organization to leveral Neurodiversity to unleash innovation
In a time where belonging, connectedness, and mental health has been top of mind as we navigate our new world, we unveil our intersectionality of our social identities. To drive sustainable growth in our current state we are in, businesses need to innovate and identify new sources of talent as well as fully leverage the strengths of neurodiverse individuals. Science has proven that we can come up with life changing solutions and we continue to rely on science to help us navigate our new norm but how can science play a part in Inclusion? Having an understanding of how brain based inclusion and neuroscience are interconnected and how we can embrace cognitive and invisible differences will be the beauty and test of advancing humanity.
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10:15 Philip LeNir Social Learning — Collaborating to Create Solutions to Today’s Complex Issues
As our world becomes more complex and our organizations become both flatter in structure and ‘softer’ around the edges with our value chains becoming more critical for survival and growth, we need to change the way we support and encourage the learning and development of our people. In this session, we will explore social learning in the context of today’s rapidly evolving organizations and dig deep into the “20” in the 70-20-10 model to learn about the many flavors of social/peer-learning.
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11:30 Daniel White & Andy Satter Neuroscience and positive psychology coaching -- how to accelerate change
Participants will learn a revolutionary, neuroscience-based coaching technique that accelerates their clients’ learning and development. One of a coach’s biggest challenges is to help clients make authentic and sustainable behavior change, as quickly as possible. New discoveries aided by brain mapping technologies have ushered in a methodology that accelerates positive behavior change, with results that are visible and sustainable. This workshop provides participants with a first-hand experience of Coaching with Compassion. This technique intentionally stimulates specific regions of the brain that support relaxation, deeper listening, and open-mindedness to new ideas and behavior change – a.k.a. sticky learning. This workshop will describe, model, and provide opportunities to practice coaching with compassion that will both inspire them and leave them with the confidence to utilize this powerful modality, on the very next day. When participants apply the Coaching with Compassion technique, they and their clients will typically feel more energized, and experience a significant breakthrough in the quality of their coaching and feedback conversations. It is designed for leadership coaches and leadership trainers. Applications of Coaching with Compassion include: Giving/Receiving “Constructive” Feedback, Overcoming Self-Imposed Obstacles, Leading Through Resistance and managing difficult conversations.
12:45 Miranda VonFricken Leadership… But First, Selfie!
In this 45-60-minute talk, I will provide valuable insight into the power of owning one’s ability to succeed through self-leadership. Mastering “self-leadership” through setting focused and positive intentions, being mindful of our energy and taking time to celebration even the smallest of wins will allow us to effectively plan, act, reflect, and redirect if necessary. Learning these keys and knowing that we each hold the power to create the outcome and future we desire is a powerful motivator in both our professional and personal lives. Mastering Self-Leadership is also the #1 way to effectively lead any project or team! I will incorporate examples of how this works in our communication and interactions while working with others, how we carry ourselves in a confident and respectful manner, and how mastering these three keys can truly change the trajectory of our lives. This talk will awaken those who are simply “floating” through work and life and recharge them for a more productive and successful tomorrow! It is a great way to create or find a renewed vision for one’s work and life – resulting in better quality of service for clients, teams, and more focused production.
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2:00 Mary Beth Imbarrato The Power of Project Management
This program will provide the audience with an understanding of the benefits of project management and how to begin to incorporate best practices into their personal and business protocols to ensure the success of their projects moving forward.
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3:15 Joelle Monaco Mental Health & Wellness 101 in the Workplace
The goal of this webinar is to offer a basic understanding of mental health to reduce stigma and to promote wellness and recovery in the workplace. Why is this important? Consider this: 1 in 5 American adults are living with a mental disorder. Employees living with behavioral health challenges exist in most workplaces. Statistics show that depression and anxiety cost the global economy an estimated $1 trillion annually in lost productivity. Mental Health and recovery are dependent on an individual’s ability to recognize and manage where he/she is each day on the continuum between wellness and illness and take care accordingly, an important piece to the quality of life. Education and early intervention are essential to better health outcomes.
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