Speaker Topics

We conduct workshops and are featured speakers at annual industry conventions, public social forums, leadership conferences, human interest groups, and organizational retreats. Our talks are customized to meet your specific needs using the latest research of topics, real world applications from our corporate experience, audience participation; and appropriate humor. Sessions can range from a ‘kick-start’ presentations to 1/2 day seminar, and to full content agendas for retreats.

Do you have a pending conference or other event that you would like to be thought provoking, filled with best practices, solutioneering and high energy? Why don’t we explore a few ideas together? Contact us. We would be happy to be of service to you…

Here are examples of some recent topics:

Younger Managers Supervising the Veteran Staff
Often younger managers of the GenX or Millennium generation have difficulty in understanding the work behavior of the Veteran staff.  They complain they can’t earn their respect, consequently, performance is degraded.  Additionally, the Veteran staff stands as the pillars of the work community that they had direct influence in building.  What are these newer managers going to show them?  In this program participants will identify hot spots within their teams that trigger conflict, resentment, or resignation.  Participants will learn to recognize the speech phrases that are tied to social conditioning, national events, and professional affiliations.   Attendees will leave with a working strategy to avoid the triggers & create engagement guidelines for themselves & their functional departments.

Working with the Emerging Workforce
As members of Generation Y in the United States begin to enter the workforce, how do you attract this new talent and honor the core values they have that clash with the older worker?  Gen Y values personal time as a premium and will forfeit other ventures, including professional work to their personal efforts.  This can be an issue for time sensitive jobs such as, shift work in both the medical and factory industries.  This session identifies both the core values of all who attend, including worksheets that tie communication elements that are characteristic of each generation and how to use them for collaboration.

Tipping Point Leadership tied to Vision
Once teams define their vision statement, it is often a statistic that they are unable to make significant progress on achievement. Teams must:

  • Identify hot spots—the areas you are giving little time or effort to but could return the greatest impact such as, patient satisfaction, team efficiency
  • Identify cold spots—the areas you are told, see, or touch that you are giving lots of time & energy and receiving low impact from

Recruiting & Retaining Talented People
Beyond the job descriptions you may be recruiting for, how do you identify those individuals that have initiative, good value judgment, and can order job priorities in a given day? And, after you find these treasured individuals how do you motivate them to continue their best level of performance and remain a valuable part of your organization? Join us for the key elements in these areas and develop your search skills in finding the ‘talented’ players.

Developing Critical Thinking
In the course of our work lives, we learn specific tasks associated with our job positions, sometimes putting our strategic thinking on auto pilot. We perform our job responsibilities satisfactorily enough, but often we don’t develop the reflective judgment skills of ‘critical thinking’. Across industries, leaders that use ‘critical thinking’ know that they can always improve their reasoning competence. What is ‘critical thinking’? This session will help you to:

  • Raise vital questions, uncertainties, topics for debate, formulating all of these clearly & precisely for discussion
  • Gather and assess relevant information, testing the information against relevant criteria
  • Assess opposing statements & current standing arguments

 

Recent Major Speaking Engagements

  • Grantmakers for Effective Organizing 5/2016
  • Diversity Abroad Conference 4/2016
  • International Leadership Association 8/2015
  • ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership 3/2015
  • Women In Leadership Conference 3/2015
  • NewH Leadership Conference 1/2015
  • National Council of Nonprofits   3/2014
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals   2/2014
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Curriculum   10/2013
  • Leadership Breakfast Series  7/2013
  • Government Health IT Conference  6/2013
  • Cowork Frederick Launch Days 3/2013
  • Joining Forces Mentoring Plus  1/2013
  • Leaders Producing Leaders   12/2012
  • Ashburn Parkinson’s Support Group  10/2012
  • Coaches for Equality and Diversity   8/2012
  • Norman Data Defense Systems  Kickoff  7/2012
  • Reston Leadership Breakfast  6/2012
  • Winchester Hospital Wellness Center  5/2012
  • Training Officers Consortium  4/2012
  • ICF Metro DC Coaches Chapter 3/2012
  • ASTD Business success forum 2/2011
  • ASTD & CBODN Coaching SIG  1/2011
  • Military One Source   1/2011
  • Frederick Mentor’s Forum    10/2010
  • Frederick Healthcare Days    9/2010
  • Rockville Women’s Business Group   8/2010
  • MD Association of County Chamber Execs 7/2010
  • Loudoun Procurement Symposium 6/2010
  • Frederick Chamber Exploring Markets Conference 6/2010
  • Oakton Shepherd’s Center Information Days    5/2010
  • Fort Detrick Small Business Caucus         3/2010
  • Frederick Economic Development Symposium   2/2010
  • Fort Lee Civilian Personnel Commission    2/2010
  • Northern VA Aging Network Assembly     1/2010