July Program: Retention through Engagement: Your Culture is only what you think it is

July 14, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Lincoln Firefighters Hall
241 Victory Lane
Lincoln, NE 68528

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Retention through Engagement: Your Culture is only what you think it is
Engagement is the key to performance and retention. Highly committed employees try 57 percent harder, perform 20 percent better, and are 87 percent less like to leave than employees with low levels of commitment. But, engagement not only plays a role in retaining top talent, a company’s culture is also a factor. Do you have a culture that fosters growth, learning, freedom, respect and transparency?

Learn how to increase retention through employee engagement and how culture plays into engagement from the employee engagement experts at Quantum Workplace. You’ll learn what to do with employee feedback and how to narrow your focus, gather concrete engagement ideas, ensure total organization buy-in, and gain manager involvement and build a stronger company culture based upon sound research.

David Weisser, Director of Research and Analytics, Quantum Workplace
David Weisser (pronounced “Wiser”, conveniently ) of Quantum Workplace is responsible for analyzing organizational data and helping executives use it to make development decisions. David now has nearly 15 years of experience with all phases of research from data collection and logistics, to quality assurance and data integrity, advanced analysis, consulting, and presentation. Before joining Quantum Workplace, David served as Director of Survey Research for Kenexa, an IBM company. Additionally David has worked in state government and higher education. David has a Master’s Degree in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he lives with his wife and three children.
Effective Facilitation is not just for Trainers!

It wouldn’t be so bad if we didn’t have to meet with people!
One of the most important sets of skills for managers, executives and leaders are facilitation skills. These are the “process” skills we use to guide and direct key parts of our organizing work with groups of people such as meetings, planning sessions, and training of our members and leaders.

Whether it’s a meeting (big or small) or a training session, someone has to shape and guide the process of working together so that you meet your goals and accomplish what you’ve set out to do. While a group of people might set the agenda and figure out the goals, one person needs to concentrate on how you are going to move through your agenda and meet those goals effectively.

If you want to do good planning, keep members engaged and involved, and create real leadership opportunities in your organization and skills in your members, you need facilitator skills. The more you know about how to shape and run a good learning and planning process, the more your members will feel empowered about their own ideas and participation, stay invested in your organization, take on responsibility and ownership, and the better your meetings will be.

Meetings are a big part of our organizing life. We seem to always be going from one meeting to the next. By the end of this workshop, participants will have identified at least three changes that can be made in meetings to assure results that are able to be implemented. Participants will learn what is wrong with the meetings we attend, components of successful meetings and what to do about different behaviors during the meetings.

Remember, these facilitation skills are useful beyond meetings: for planning; for “growing” new leaders; for resolving conflicts; and for keeping good communication in your organization.

Ms. Davie Shutzer-Hill, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Director of Quality and Risk Management
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Davie grew up in New Jersey where she was one of the first Pediatric Nurse Practitioners in that state. She attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program where she studied Community Health Nursing and later studied Leadership in the graduate program at Doane College. She is a certified trainer in meeting facilitation, mediation and recently achieved the Certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Davie joined the Madonna team in February 2005. Previous positions included Vice President of Clinical Services at Tabitha Health Care, Clinical System Leader for Nebraska Health and Human Services and Administrator of Performance Accountability Division, Nebraska Health and Human Services.

She has served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Advocacy Services, providing leadership to their strategic planning and was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Maternal and Child Nutrition and Governor’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders. Davie serves as treasure for the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety She has done numerous local, state, regional and national presentations related to quality improvement in health care, clinical care of those with Alzheimer’s Disease and other clinical topics within her expertise. She has trained more than 2000 people in effective and efficient meetings

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