ATD Dallas Management SIG
Hosted by: Melody Bertrand and Erika Dorsey
Improving Working Relationships: Like Glasses and Mirrors, Assessments Focus and Reflect
Friday, September 22nd, 2017 @ 11:30am - 12:30pm
Facilitator: Brian L. French
Why can’t we just get along? Have you ever found yourself asking that question about someone in the workplace? Unfortunately, it’s a far too common question in today’s working environment. With the stressors and pressures facing modern workers, relationships often take the backseat, leading to negativity, tension, and conflict amongst a team. And that leads to greatly lowered employee engagement, which leads to lower productivity, lower motivation, and lower results… ugh. But there’s a way to turn those relationships around and create a positive working environment… one that people will enjoy coming to everyday. Within this session, you will discover how assessments and communication models can focus people to turn negative working relationships into positive ones. Through interpersonal awareness and emotional intelligence employees can become motivated to creating a positive working environment where everyone feels equally valued and involved, and equally motivated to do their best.
By the end of the session, the participant should be able to:
- Articulate how assessments can increase insight into self and others
- Identify various types of assessments and their appropriate use within the workplace
- Explain how assessments can increase interpersonal awareness and emotional intelligence
- Indicate business cases that can benefit from the use of assessments
About the facilitator:
Brian L. French is a learning & development professional with 30 years of experience in the development and delivery of learning and development programs.
He is the Founder and President of Harmonic Learning, LLC, a Leadership and Professional Development company with a mission to “Create a Harmonic Workplace.” This is accomplished through the learning programs and assessments based on the Harmonic Relation Model, a tool to develop inclusive communication, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen teams.
Brian was previously the Manager of Leadership Development for Verizon, where he managed global leadership programs, including the use of leadership assessments for individual and team development.
When: 11:30am – 12.30pm
Participants may arrive any time after 11:15am.
Where: Texas Capital Bank – Richardson, TX
Texas Capital Bank
2350 Lakeside Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75082
Free visitor parking on the south side of the building, and also behind the building in the parking garage.
*Participation is limited to the first 40 people who sign up.
All members of Dallas ATD are welcome to attend any SIG any time. All non-members please feel free to join us for up to 2 sessions at a SIG. After 2 sessions, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will be expected to join Dallas ASTD by paying the annual dues of $115.
Questions? If you have any questions please contact the ATD Dallas office at 972-233-9107 ex224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.