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    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event
    • 33

    Free webinar for ATD Nebraska members 

    Our workplaces ask us to navigate all sorts of complex situations. We’re called to fight for our ideas one moment, then listen and keep an open mind in the next. To be enthusiastic and positive in some cases, and skeptical and discerning in others. Choosing the best response that meets the demands of each situation requires serious emotional intelligence—and in today’s workforce, that’s a rare skill. But it doesn't have to be. In this session, we will focus on specific mindsets that we can use to develop our emotional intelligence. This interactive workshop will include opportunities for discussion, reflection and action planning.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover mindsets that shape our responses and interactions.
    • Recognize opportunities where we need to stretch our comfort zone.
    • Identify one action we can take to further develop our emotional response to situations.

    This will be an interactive session that will incorporate:

    • Pair discussions
    • Small group break out activity
    • Large group sharing

    About the presenter

    Helping others succeed has been a life’s work for Lori M. Smith, SHRM-SCP, SPHR and President of Capstone Coaching & Consulting, Inc. She has been providing consulting, team development and leadership training in the corporate setting since 1985.

    Lori has worked for small corporations of 60 employees to companies of more than 47,000 employees. While the dynamics in organizations are different, there is a common thread that exists in all organizations. People have basic needs that if met, provide a solid foundation for achieving great success.

    While in corporate America, Lori started in a training role and moved on to assume more diverse responsibility in the roles of internal consultant, director and assistant vice president. In her positions as director and assistant vice president, Lori focused her efforts on providing learning and consulting services. Her efforts assisted one organization in reducing turnover by 32% and increasing revenue per associate by 60% in four years.

    Lori’s organization consulting delivers high quality results, helping you:

    • Facilitate productive planning sessions and meetings
    • Coach and develop leaders
    • Accelerate your team’s development, enhancing performance
    • Develop Competencies and Integrated Assessment Practices

    Event Contact 

    • 20 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual

    Narration can make or break the experience for the audience.  Learn narration tips from a professional voice actor, which will improve the overall learning experience. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Improve your record-from-home environment
    • Enhance your narration with the "Five E's"
    • Increase your E-Learning narration skills with new conversational tips

      *The follow up session will be 11/3, 11:00am - 12:00pm

    About the Speaker


    Ever since he was a child, Mike has loved to entertain. Whether telling stories, or acting out zany Monty Python sketches, his passion was making others laugh.

    Fast forward twenty years in the IT industry, Mike is now a full-time narrator and voiceover artist from his home studio in Omaha, getting paid to do what he loves the most; telling stories and entertaining others. He still, however, does not like spam! (queue singing vikings)

    • 28 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Access

    These days, effective communication is even MORE important than ever, especially with so much of it happening online. Join us for this special virtual edition of our annual mini-conference and learn how to "Say Things Better." 

    If you can answer YES to any of the questions below, this mini-conference is for you!

    • Could you be a better communicator?
    • Have you been told you're too direct, or not direct enough?
    • Do you struggle to find the right words?
    • Do your meetings run long? Do people misunderstand you?
    • Are you an interrupter? Are you frequently interrupted?
    • Are you missing strong peer relationships?
    • Do your team members feel valued? Do your leaders know what you contribute to their bottom line?

    Join us along with intentional communication trainer, Lila Smith, live and online Wednesday, October 28. You will learn a FIVE STEP PROCESS to "Say Things Better"...and listen better, too. 

    Mini-Conference Schedule
    All times listed are US CST

    10:00 - 11:15 a.m.  |  STEP 1: Motivation

    11:30 - 12:15 p.m.  |  STEP 2: Objective

    12:15 - 1:00 p.m.    |  Break

    1:00 - 1:45 p.m.      |  STEP 3: Communication Partner's Objective

    1:45 - 2:30 p.m.      |  STEP 4: Toolbox

    2:45 - 4:00 p.m.      |  STEP 5: Verb Your Values

    Facilitator: Lila Smith
    Intentional Communication Trainer

    Lila Smith used to think that being a professional actress would be the best way to use her love of storytelling to make a difference that mattered in the world. After spending 20 years training and 10 years professionally performing to great acclaim in NYC and around the US, she still felt there was more. More connection, more honesty, and more impact to be had- offstage, in real life.

    That’s why Lila created Say Things Better, a 5-Step method of Intentional Communication based on the best tools she learned in theater. Combined with experience in corporate e-commerce leadership, she took inventory of a life that didn’t fit and re-scripted a new one.

    She now travels around the world helping people embrace their most powerful voice and connect to their most important Communication Partners.

    Lila’s highly interactive communication training workshops have earned her rave reviews from partners like Merck, Acuity Brands, the Dallas Mavericks, and the University of Miami. More importantly, her work has led to transformative discovery- over a thousand “aha! moments” achieved worldwide.

    Are you certain that YOUR communication connects?

    Visit the ND ATD Chapter website for registration details and pricing.  

    USE CODE MWCHAPTER for member pricing

    **Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunds issued up to 5 days prior to the event. We are unable to issue refunds any later than that date. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please email with the name and email address of your substitution. Substitution names must be received 24 hours prior to the event in order to receive the event link. No shows will be billed. 

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Event
    • 48

    Free webinar. ATD MEMBERS: Login to register

    As leaders and managers you should focus on being an influential leader not a powerful one. You should develop your teams to have the power. Developing a self-directed team means they can solve MOST of their problems, they can resolve MOST of their team conflict, they can think outside the box in a creative manner that is proactive not driven by micro-managers that hover over them constantly. You team will be accountable for overall success not just responsible for their own individual piece. They will allow you the manger to focus on your strengths and skill to actually MANAGE....

    Learning Objectives:

    • Difference between team building and team development.  
    • The four stages of team development. 
    • Transition problem solving from you the leader to the team. 
    • Build accountability not just responsibility in the team. 
    • How to build purpose and significance into each team member.

    About the presenter: Russ Genzmer

    I retired in 2012 after 29 years with Ameritas Life Insurance in Lincoln. From 2000 to 2010 I served as Vice President of Technology and Business Analysts. From 2010 to 2012 I served as Vice President of Organizational Development and Training. I was accountable for leading teams from as small as 5 to as many as 302 during 29 years with the company.

    I now have Genzmer Consulting where I provide consulting, seminars, workshops and keynote addresses to over 9,125 leaders, managers and staff since 2013 from all over the United States. I have delivered keynote addresses to audiences as large as 873 attendees.

    I am also a certified member of Korn/Ferry Lominger International Leadership studies and certified in 360 Degree Feedback Assessment, Leadership Development and Coaching as well as Lominger Leadership Architect Development processes.

    I am a past member of the Association of Information Professionals, Past President and Division Director of the Association of Systems Management and served on the Southeast Community College Curriculum Review Board for six years.

    Event Contact 

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual