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How To Deal With Participants From Hell
There's a common nightmare among those who run development workshops. It is guaranteed to rouse us from a deep sleep and transform us into feverish, agitated blobs of jelly. That nightmare features close encounters with malcontent participants who seem hell bent on derailing the entire event. What actions can you take to minimize the damage - to yourself, other participants, and the "difficult" individual - when your nightmare becomes a reality?
Join your fellow colleagues as we empathize, sympathize, and learn together! Our discussion will be inspired by a recent article from TrainingZone.
Breakfast Available On Site!
American Honda graciously provides coffee for the RoundTable sessions. The on-site Starbucks conveniently opens at 7AM for your breakfast needs!
The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.
We will read the selected piece aloud together for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!
The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.
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The word “trust” sparks something in each of us – principles, concepts, lessons and so much more. Trust defines our choices and our actions. Join us as we apply the Text Study RoundTable practice to the thought-provoking topic of “Trust in the Workplace.”
The session will be facilitated by Lynnette Ward and the South Bay Special Division Team.
Lynnette Ward is a Career Development Consultant, specializing in management and career development, who believes in the power to choose our work. She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies.
Happiness: The Secret Weapon in Life and Business
Presented by Ricky Powell
Disengaged, unhappy employees are costing employers over half a trillion dollars per year. Wouldn’t you want to help your employees and yourself experience stronger work relationships and better health? These are just some of the benefits happy people experience in their lives and careers.
Over 2,000 years ago, Aristotle said, “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life. The whole aim and end of human existence.” Ironically, our brains are not wired to make us happy. They are wired to keep us alive. Yet, the field of Positive Psychology has proven that happiness is a choice we can make regardless of our outer circumstances.
In this session you will learn what some of America’s top companies are doing to keep their workforce engaged, happy and thrilled to be on the job. Here are just a few examples: How to build instant rapport to connect easily with customers and stakeholders, how to erase limiting beliefs that prevent success, and how to stop procrastinating and complete tasks immediately.
Come join author, speaker, and executive coach, Ricky Powell, as he shares his experience and research in the science of happiness. Ricky is the founder and CSO (Chief Success Officer) of Successponential Empowerment Training. He is a Southern California native and grew up as a child actor appearing in many TV shows and commercials in the 1970s. After college, he moved behind the camera spending 25 years at NBC where he was responsible for airing every comedy, drama and reality show on the network. Additionally, he helped charter Imagination@NBC Universal Toastmasters and earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM), the highest level of educational achievement in the Toastmasters International organization.
Engaging in Functional Conflict
Too often we think of conflict as negative and to be avoided. However, there's more than one type of conflict. While dysfunctional conflict hurts relationships and damages the work environment, functional conflict leads to stronger relationships, broader perspectives and improved solutions.
This session will talk about the differences between functional and dysfunctional conflict, will provide best practices for engaging in functional conflict, and will ask you to reflect on your personal ideas and approaches to conflict.
About Veronica Raulin
Veronica Raulin as been an ATD member since 2017. She currently works full time as a Training and Change Management Consultant at SADA Systems with clients in a variety of industries. She has over 10 years of experience in corporate training, leadership development, and change management consulting. Veronica believes that for an organization to develop it needs to be able to change and learn quickly. Her passion is to manage change and learning to promote agility, increase adoption, empower staff, all with the goal of realizing the company vision.
For additional information or questions you can contact Angela Anable at Westside@atdla.org
Please bring in books you wish to donate. Please bring a breakfast item that you wish to share with the group. Whoever brings breakfasts gets to choose one of the donated books as a "thank you."
Zooming In On Purpose-Driven Microlearning
Today's learner now has less time for development in an already overcrowded work week. that challenge is compounded by a diminished attention span. The result has been the rise of the mobile-friendly, just-in-time, searchable "training" index of 10-minute lessons commonly known as "microlearning". However, emerging technology is only as good as the purpose to which it is applied. How can L&D practitioners take a purposeful approach to microlearning?
Join your fellow colleagues as we explore and discuss this hot topic. Our discussion will be inspired by a recent article from Chief Learning Officer Magazine.
Six Top Tips on How to be More Emotionally Intelligent at Work
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the way we manage emotion (both our own and those of others). It can play a critical role in determining our happiness, success, motivation, and productivity at work and home.
How can you reap the benefits of Emotional Intelligence training or make significant and meaningful change to develop your EI? Join your fellow colleagues as we explore and discuss. Our discussion will be inspired by a recent article from TrainingZone.
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