Welcome to the Manager Training Series!
Join us every two weeks for a new topic. To access the recording of past topics, check out the Manager Training Series Webinar Archive. Register below for sessions!
SCHEDULE & AGENDAS:
Check back on this blog regularly to see updated dates for next sessions!
Keep Conflict Cool
- January 21 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
- January 21 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Sometimes we avoid conflict. Other times we charge right into it, only to have it go horribly wrong. As a manager you are going to encounter conflict, what you decide to do with it and how you navigate the choppy waters of team conflict is a determining factor on how you're perceived as a leader and how effectively you focus your team on the things that matter most. Join us for this session on managing conflict and come away with new skills to make you a more effective manager.
- Lyndsey Karp is a Learning and Development Specialist and CSM at Bridge. Her mission is to help everyone love where they work by coaching managers on how to be the best, most effective leaders possible. She is also determined to help keep the human elements of work alive in an increasingly technological world. She holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Organizational Development from Temple University, is DISC certified, and is trained in Instructional Design.
What Professional Wrestling Can Teach Us About Storytelling
- February 11 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
- February 11 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
When you think of powerful storytellers, your mind may automatically go to people like Steve Jobs or Sheryl Sandberg. Audiences were able to connect to their stories. But, what if we took a different look at storytelling and focused on a whole different arena - professional wrestling. The characters of the WWE have proven for years the importance of storytelling and the importance of setting the stage (literally and figuratively) that brings the audience into the stories. What could HR professionals learn about telling a story from this unique group that finds creative ways to connect to an audience? What can we learn from this and use these qualities of storytelling to better influence our leaders, teams, and employees?
Join us to discuss how we can learn three lessons from professional wrestling:
- Storytelling has the power to engage audiences in a meaningful way,
- Deliberate practice is essential to making a story come to life, and
- Failure and experience are essential to learning.
- Coleman Williams: Coleman is a Senior Manager of Talent Operations for AvidXchange. While he started his career teaching high school students about business, he has since found his passion for helping an organization focus on the future and build a learning culture. It is his role to develop, fine-tune and implement talent processes and tools to align with business strategy and improve employee experiences.
- Maggie Redling: Maggie is a Senior Manager of Learning & Development at AvidXchange. Growing up, she was the young girl always playing teacher. While her students have changed from stuffed animals to employees, her motivation to help ot
Goals and Their Impact On Success and Happiness
- February 25 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
- February 25 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Goals! (Groan). If you're not goal oriented, or think you're not, maybe you haven't reached the over-arching, really important goal. Sure there are a million things we do everyday, that really are goals, then there are higher level goals that we might make for ourselves, for our team or for our organization. Here we'll talk about the goals that contribute to overall success, and the little ones that contribute to making everyday life a little better.
- Ryan Houmand: Product Adoption Consultant at Bridge. Ryan's background is in management in both retail and corporate environments. Ryan's the author of "A Passion for Monday" and believes everyone should love Monday just like Friday but for a different reason. That reason is that you're in flow and engaged in what you do everyday, not just when you don't have to work. He's an employee engagement expert, Gallup-Certified CliftonStrengths Coach and holds an MBA and a BA in Economics.
Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
- March 11 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
- March 11 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Employee development is the #1 factor for retention. High emotional intelligence is the single greatest contributor to employee success. Kill two birds with one stone – Employee Development & EI Training - using the interactive team-building activity “Personality Compass” to take self-awareness - influence and impact - to the next level.
More information coming soon - Registration is OPEN!
People Leaders Do What?
- March 25 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
So you're a leader of people--sometimes referred to as a manager. How you do what you do is a function of a lot of different factors, culture, how you were trained, what your peers are doing, what you think others think you should be doing. All those factors can lead to a lot of motion and the expenditure of energy, but not always things that matter. "People create all value" and "People leaders do people things" Join us for a fresh perspective on what it means to be a people leader.
- Robert Buckley: Chief People Architect at RainFocus. Robert is a devoted husband, loving dad, soccer nut, and he works at RainFocus on the HR team.