PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

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Test Drive

1:45pm - 3:15pm

Test Drive Our Professional Development Sessions - Want a taste of what’s in store our Professional Development sessions? Come sit in on this fast paced session where you will get to hear from seven of our speakers. Each speaker will spend several minutes presenting a unique perspective related to your professional development. We will talk Leadership, Connecting with People, Identifying Personal Blindspots and more. You won’t want to miss out on this jammed packed session.

Objectives:

  • Elevate Your People IQ

  • Building Rapport - The Art of Connecting with Anyone

  • From Blindspot to Break Through

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Monday, June 3

Speakers:

Sherene McHenry, Fully Engaged, LLC

Jerry Balistreri, The Balistreri Group

Karen Hinds, Workplace Success

Rebecca Heiss, Rebecca Heiss LLC

Jim Mallozzi, Principal Mindset Advisors

Moderator:

Tina Nacy, State of Michigan - Department of Insurance and Financial Services

Elevate Your People IQ

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Even seasoned leaders are faced with difficult, distracted or disruptive individuals whose behaviors adversely affect performance, productivity and profitability. Don't let them upset the applecart for your whole team! Rock star leaders respond strategically to halt destructive actions and encourage behaviors that lead to organizational success. Hold individuals accountable. Get slackers to pull their weight. Protect your best employees from burning out or leaving. Based on Navigate: Understanding The Five Types of People by Dr. Sherene McHenry.

Objectives:

  • Utilize varying leadership strategies for High Flyers, Steady Gliders, Lackers, Slackers and Hackers

  • Hold individuals accountable for tasks and behaviors

  • Halt disruptive behaviors before they destroy morale

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Monday, June 3

Speaker:

Sherene McHenry, The People IQ Expert™

Moderator:

Rachel Perlmutter, Johnson Lambert

Building Rapport-The Art of Connecting With Anyone

3:30pm - 5:00pm

This training will explore the finer details of how to building rapport with anyone. Various levels of rapport building will be explained with examples of how to perform each level. Various connecting techniques will be described that are proven effective. Your connecting skills will be improved as a result of this training.

Objectives:

  • Identify the cornerstones to business connections and how to best put them to use.

  • Secure action steps on ways to emotionally and authentically connect with others.

  • Describe the three levels of building rapport.

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Monday, June 3

Speaker:

Jerry Balistreri

Moderator:

Tim Reinert, WoodmenLife

Skills Fair - Elevate Your Game

10:15am - 11:45am

During this session, you will be offered a unique opportunity to customize your session experience. By selecting from several breakout session, you can engage with speakers and participants on the topics you want to hear more about. Topics will range from Networking to Leadership to Your Professional Social Media Presence to mentoring. You won't want to miss this one of a kind experience!

Objectives:

 

  • Managing & Leveraging Your Professional Network

  • Leveraging LinkedIn: Polishing Your LinkedIn Profile & Brand

  • Demystifying Mentoring: Setting Expectations for Mentors and Mentees

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Tuesday, June 4

Speakers:

Cathy Ellwood, Ellwood Enterprises

Nikki Dugan, EIS Group

Jerry Balistreri, The Balistreri Group

Laurence Vanden Boom, Plante Moran

Moderator:

Tina Nacy, Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility

From Blindspot to Break Through

1:15pm - 2:15pm

By definition, we are incapable of seeing our own blind spots. Not recognizing that we don't know what we don't know can be costly in  any organization. Rebecca's Blind Spots to Breakthroughs  helps employees identify and overcome behaviors that act as barriers to their optimal performance on both an individual and organization- wide basis.  

Objectives:

  • Identify bias & ethical blind spots in individuals and at the organizational level.

  • Understand and overcome the evolution of potentially harmful human behaviors.

  • Establish a road map to keep blind spots in check.

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Tuesday, June 4

Speaker:

Rebecca Heiss, Rebecca Heiss LLC

Moderator:

Brad DuPont, Ghostdraft

Presenting to the Board

1:15pm - 2:15pm

Companies are required to convene board meetings to ensure both regulatory and governance requirements are met. Board meetings can be a daunting challenge for both presenters and board members, with a significant amount of information presented in a short period of time. Our team of insurance specialists will help the audience navigate the requirements to be completed at a Board meeting, what results can be expected from a Board meeting and will share tools on engaging with and effectively communicating your message to the members of the Board of Directors.

Objectives:

  • Communicate a message and encourage interactive dialogue with Board members

  • Discern content for auditors, investment professionals and actuaries to present at Board meetings

  • Understand a Company's ideas as to worthwhile information to be provided at a Board meeting

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Tuesday, June 4

Speakers:

Eric Piurkowski, Hospitality Insurance Group

George Levine, KPMG

Carl Terzer, CapVisor Associates, LLC

Arthur Salvadori, Crowe LLP

Moderator:

Terry Olejnik, Plante Moran

Using Personality Tests Correctly

1:15pm - 2:15pm

DISC is a behavior assessment tool based on four different behavioral traits. DiSC is one of many personality tests commonly used in the workplace. Unfortunately, it's often used incorrectly... or at least incompletely. Here's how to use it to help connect, engage, and improve your work environment.

Objectives:

  • Personality test introduction and overview

  • What is the DiSC Model

  • How to use DiSC to connect and communicate

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Tuesday, June 4

Speakers:

Greg Boal, Miles Capital

Courtney Clarke, Miles Capital

Moderator:

Cindy Powell, Bespoke Management and Technology Services LLC

Management By Shakespeare

2:30pm - 3:30pm

There are over 50,000 books listed under the cover of leadership on Amazon alone. However, the challenges of modern management are the same as they have always been. Management involves people, – who are by nature, complex with varying agendas, that haven’t fundamentally changed in hundreds of years. Management According to Shakespeare is a lighthearted look at the mistakes we all make in the workplace today and how the Bard’s timeless wisdom can help us “tame the shrew” that is inside all of us. During the session, you will help decode the not-so-secret management advice in his work that has survived over half a millennium and is more relevant than ever in our hyper-paced workplace of today. By the end, you should be ready to retake your own management stage, with a renewed insight; courtesy one of the original and timeless people philosophers himself, William Shakespeare.

Objectives:

  • Critical Role (and Role Model) that Supportive Mangers Play in Organizational Success

  • How to Manage, and Motivate Complex People and Organizations

  • Self Diagnoses of Personal Management Style - Opportunities and Risks

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Tuesday, June 4

Speaker:

James Mallozzi, Mindset Advisors LLC

Moderator:

Natalie Roberts, We Insure Docs

Leadership Ready

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Workplace Success Group is a strategic talent development firm that works with organizations to build and implement talent strategies that make it possible to develop and retain the next generation of leaders.Specialties: Talent Strategy, Onboarding, Leadership Education, Coaching, Internship Program Development, Team Building, Interpersonal Skills, High Potentials, Communication, Diversity and Inclusion and Relationship Management.We are your talent development partner. Connect if your organization needs-Assistance building your talent development strategy-Experienced trainers to develop and deliver high quality professional development programs-Coaches for your managers and senior executives-Presenters for your conference or company meeting-Leadership development programs for high potentials and new/current leaders. Want to learn more? Email us at info@workplacesuccess.com for a free strategy session to discuss your talent development strategies.

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Objectives:

  • 3 Mistakes Employers Make

  • What the Next Generation of Leaders has to offer

  • Evaluating whether your next generation leader is ready

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Tuesday, June 4

Speaker:

Karen Hinds, Workplace Success

Moderator:

Tina Nacy, State of Michigan - Department of Insurance and Financial Services

The 7 Habits of Highly Stressful People

9:45am - 11:15pm

We all know stress is bad for our growing bellies, bottoms and shrinking bottom lines. Stacy gives a unique and hilarious take on being a "Professional Stresspert." Diagnosed with PTSD after almost dying several times, Stacy shares 7 stress habits to successfully sabotage you and your co-workers' productivity and quality of life. Your will laugh, identify with the 7 habits of highly stressful people, and walk away with some practical "de-stressing" tips based on physiology and mindset, as well as practical tips on getting along with your co-workers or difficult customers.

Super Session

Wednesday, June 5

Speaker:

Stacy Pederson, Master "Stress-pert"

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