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September 17-19, 2014
FlashPoint will exhibit at the Ohio SHRM Conference in Sandusky.

The Coaching Clinic® Preview Session, September 18, 2014
Today’s highly competitive business environment demands that individuals and organizations perform at higher levels and with greater speed than ever before. The Coaching Clinic® can develop your leaders’ coaching abilities to achieve these goals. This preview session will introduce you to the clinic and its benefits; we’ll explore how the clinic can help your leaders gain an in-depth understanding of the coaching process, develop crucial coaching skills and competencies, and practice using those skills.

In this preview session you’ll learn more about the clinic, the Coaching Conversation Model®, and the five key coaching skills covered in the program: establishing focus, discovering possibilities, planning for action, removing barriers, and recapping. We’ll also discuss various program options and preview the online Personal Coaching Style Inventory®.

Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Linda Dausend, Coaching Clinic® Licensed Facilitator, and Andrea Cranfill.

Cost: Free!
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September 24-26, 2014
FlashPoint will exhibit at the Kentucky SHRM Conference in Louisville. Bill Mugavin will deliver a presentation on “Building a Succession Process that Works.”

September 28-30
FlashPoint will eshibit at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo in San Antonio, TX.

What's All This Talk about Abolishing the Annual Review? Webinar, October 1, 2014
Have you or other leaders in your organization been questioning the annual performance review process? If so, you're not alone. Numerous books and articles on the topic have called into question the value of traditional performance review processes and approaches.

In this webinar we’ll look at the current thinking around the effectiveness of performance reviews in organizations and the arguments being made for abolishing them altogether. We'll discuss the pros and cons of making radical shifts and what to consider if you want to start down a "no-review" path. In the end, it’s about creating a performance-driven culture that ensures managers provide just-in-time and meaningful feedback that helps to drive organizational results.

Date: October 1, 2014
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Bill Mugavin and Megan Crowley

HRCI Credits: 1.0
Cost: Free!
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The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Public Session, October 2-3, 2014
The Leadership Challenge® Workshop is a practical and hands-on program designed to inspire, engage, and help leaders develop the skills needed to meet whatever leadership challenges lay ahead. The workshop was developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, based on more than 30 years of research with over three million leaders. It’s structured around The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® that Kouzes and Posner identified through their research: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart.

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October 8-10, 2014
Nancy Ahlrichs presents "Leadership Competencies of the Future: Will Your Business Be Ready?" at the 2014 MISHRM Annual Conference in Detroit. FlashPoint will also exhibit at the conference.

Building a Succession Process That Works Webinar, October 14, 2014
Nearly every CEO is talking about succession planning and rightfully so. Businesses today are looking at two disturbing trends: the impending mass exodus of baby boomers from the workforce and the growing mismatch between the skill demands of employers and the skill supply of the workforce. Having an effective succession program in place can help ensure that you have replacements ready to fill critical roles, deepen the pool of talent in your organization, advance diversity efforts, and promote the development and growth of your top talent.

In this webinar we'll share the primary factors to consider when creating a succession-planning process, including defining the scope of your plan such as whether to include all employees or just high-potentials and whether to focus on replacement planning or more robust talent pipeline development. We will share tools to identify and analyze critical positions, methods for evaluating current talent, and tools for tracking and keeping your plan up to date. We'll also discuss key considerations such as how to know if your organization is ready for a succession plan, the importance of buy-in from the top, and the connection with other talent management programs.

Date: October 14, 2014
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Krista Skidmore and Bill Mugavin

HRCI Credits: 1.0
Cost: Free!
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October 15-17, 2014
FlashPoint will exhibit at the Wisconsin SHRM Conference in Madison.

The Leadership Challenge® Workshop Preview Session, October 21, 2014
Based on more than 30 years of research, The Leadership Challenge® Workshop helps your leaders mobilize others to want to get extraordinary things done. It teaches them how to build credibility, communicate a shared vision, align employee behaviors with strategic direction, foster accountability, and give feedback. The add-on program, Leadership Is Everyone’s Business®, is designed specifically for individual contributors who have the capacity to lead and influence others but who don’t have formal management responsibilities.

In this preview session we’ll provide an overview of The Leadership Challenge® Workshop, explore the five key practices of exemplary leadership that it introduces, and discuss delivery options. We’ll also review the Leadership Practices Inventory, a 360-degree assessment that we incorporate into the workshop.

Date: October 21, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Linda Dausend and Kristi Gaynor

Cost: Free!
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Five Ways to Ensure Your Training Has a Lasting Impact Webinar, October 28, 2014
Without pre-training preparation and follow-up, studies have shown that skills and behavior changes often do not occur. That's a killer to any impact you are trying to have in your organization.

Don't let your training investment go to waste! In this webinar you’ll have a chance to learn a variety of methods and tools to make sure your training makes a difference. Topics we'll focus on include how to select the right participants, ways to engage executives and participants' managers in the process, activities to help participants apply the new skills on the job, and coaching and mentoring to activate individual development.

Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Linda Dausend and Nancy Ahlrichs

HRCI Credits: 1.0
Cost: Free!
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The Coaching Clinic® Public Workshop, November 6–7, 2014
The Coaching Clinic® is a 1.5-day interactive workshop geared toward anyone who provides coaching to others—including executives, managers, and HR professionals. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of the coaching process, develop crucial coaching skills and competencies, and practice using those skills with five to seven real work situations while in the clinic.

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November 11, 2014
Linda Dausend discusses “Coaching with Impact” at the Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association.

Leadership Competencies of the Future: Will Your Business Be Ready? Webinar, November 18
The complex challenges facing organizations in the future will require a new breed of leader. Staying ahead of the competition means that you need leaders with the capabilities to deal with a more diverse, fast-changing, global workforce. Will your organization be ready?

In this webinar we’ll share insights into the leadership competencies that will most impact the future, including innovation, agility, global acumen, emotional intelligence, and management of diverse workforces. We’ll also explore what organizations can do today to ensure they have the leaders they need for tomorrow.

Date: November 18, 2014
Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitators: Krista Skidmore and Nancy Ahlrichs

HRCI Recertification Credits: 1.0 HR (general) pending
Cost: Free!
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The Leadership Challenge® Workshop for Emerging Leaders Public Workshop, December 4–5, 2014
Leadership is a practice that can be taught and learned by anyone. With this in mind, FlashPoint has adapted our popular Leadership Challenge® Workshop specifically for emerging leaders. The goal is to help those who are newer to leadership roles or who do not yet have formal management responsibilities to increase their leadership awareness, gain confidence, and build their capacity to lead and influence others.

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Coaching with Impact: A Powerful Tool to Transform Leaders Webinar, December 9, 2014
Organizations use coaching both as a stand-alone development tool and integrated within broader leadership or succession initiatives. Though coaching holds the power to transform our leaders, most organizations report both successes and failures. So what methods actually work?

In this webinar we will share how to make coaching engagements solution-focused and how to get leaders doing more of what works! We'll visualize the transformation—the participant's before and after—and show you (through some real-life examples) the techniques coaches use during this partnership. Finally, we will talk about how to implement coaching engagements, such as how to select coaching participants, who makes a good coach, and the various ways you can incorporate coaching into your development initiatives.

Date: December 9, 2014
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT
Format: Webinar
Facilitator: Krista Skidmore

HRCI Recertification Credits: 1.0 HR (general) pending
Cost: Free!
Register



March 17-19, 2015
Nancy Ahlrichs will present "You Won't Win with Just Warm Bodies" at the 2015 INARF Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

 

 
     
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