Over the Waterfall of Change - Dr. Christi Phillips
Join Christi Phillips, Ph.D., co-author of FranklinCovey’s new release, Change: How to Turn Uncertainty into Opportunity. The book was written for all leaders at every level in all types of industries and organizations who are invited to examine our relationships with change and discover how our teams (and families) fall into the set of predictable change patterns and reactions.
Live Transformed - David Skidmore
This talk is on the importance of leaders embodying the transformation they want to see in their organizations.
Breakout Session Descriptions
Building Confidence and Assertiveness - Lewana Harris
Confidence and assertiveness are skills that can be developed and beneficial to everyone, no matter their career or job position. The Building Confidence and Assertiveness course will provide participants with the tools to overcome fear, gain personal empowerment, and inspire confidence in others. By believing in our potential and the positive changes that we can make, we are able to grow personally and professionally.
Creating a Culture of Feedback - Jeff Wilkie
In this course, we will delve into the transformative power of feedback and its impact on organizational growth and development. Feedback is an essential tool for fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement within teams and departments. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical exercises, we will explore effective feedback techniques, strategies for creating a safe and supportive feedback environment, and methods for giving and receiving feedback constructively. By the end of this course, you will possess the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate a culture of feedback that enhances trust, communication, collaboration, and overall organizational success. Join me on this exciting journey of building a thriving feedback culture!
Design Tools That Won't Break the Budget - Heather Quintero
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Instructional design in online learning often has components like audio, video, graphics, and other custom build visual or auditory aids. When building these items using mainstream tools such as Adobe products, paying for background music, or contracting graphic designers the cost can add up. There are alternatives to many of these things that are open-source or cost very little. This class will highlight what alternative software and resources designers can use to help cut costs when working shoe-string budget.
Micro-Credentials with Macro-Results: Learn How Google’s Certifications Empower Oklahomans to Grow - Emily Gise
Join Emily Gise, Program Director of Oklahoma's Grow with Google Program, for an insightful workshop that explores the innovative strategies and success stories behind Oklahoma's workforce development and employment initiatives. In this engaging event, you'll discover how Google's certification programs have been harnessed to create a flourishing ecosystem of opportunity for Oklahomans and to establish a dynamic talent pipeline for the state's rapidly growing tech industry.
Positive Intelligence/Mental Fitness - Nancy Gunter
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What is the value of dealing more effectively with stress, frustration or anxiety? What would you give for a culture that has less blame, shame or guilt? Do you want a more positive, happier life? This sounds almost too good to be true, but research and brain science actually shows this is possible, but it takes work… mental work…. Mental Fitness. “Positive Intelligence is your capacity to respond to life’s challenges with positive rather than negative mindset”. Imagine yourself able to remain calm, clear headed, stress-free, and positive even in the midst of Stress, frustration or guilt. Most attempts at positive change fail because we stop at insight and don’t build habits. Sustained change towards a more positive mind requires laying down neural pathways to form new habits through consistent daily practice. Nancy Gunter has led groups all over the United States in this educational and entertaining look at the brain. She also leads Positive Intelligence Pods for companies as well as Open Pods for individuals. Participants will leave the session with more insight into what causes their current reactions and how to change that.
10X Your Training and Development Effectiveness-Unleashing the Power of the S-curve - Betty Scovil
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It’s true what they say – timing is everything - but have you ever considered the role it plays in the world of training and development? Great content, a slick PowerPoint presentation, and modern delivery are the key to a successful training outcome. Right? You’ve got the buzz, “fun” e-learnings, and regular lunch-and-learns creating an attractive learning portfolio. That should do it! How can you be right and still get it wrong? How can you have all of the above but still get an audience that’s disengaged, bored, or wondering, “Do I really need to be here?”. Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: the S-Curve of Learning – a secret weapon that’s the missing ingredient to maximum training effectiveness.
Getting Better at Leading Change - Dr. Christi Phillips
This session will be about how to use practical tools to advance the changes leaders are working on in their organization. We’ll cover how to use tactical leadership guides for assessing important aspects of change. The tools we cover are excellent for professional development, managing up and 1:1 coaching in the context of change.
Leading Transformation - David Skidmore
This session is on how to lead your organization to the change you desire.
Ego: Asset or Enemy? - Mike Todd
Ego is a powerful force affecting the bottom line of every business or enterprise. Learning to examine ourselves and others as it relates to our ego is a powerful force for personal-professional growth and development. Learning how to better manage and leverage our ego produces positive results in all areas of our lives.
Transforming Leadership through Emotional Intelligence - David McLaughlin
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one of the core essentials of great leadership. In this session, participants will learn what emotional intelligence is, how to develop it, and how to excel as a leader utilizing EI. Watch this video for more about David's session.