New Events and Trainings
CrossKnowledge Talent 2016 Conference
March 17, 2016 - Paris, France
CrossKnowledge introduces Marie Miyashiro as a new faculty member.
The digital-learning solutions company delivers managerial and leadership
skills, reaching seven million end-users in multinational corporations,
universities and small and medium-sized enterprises in over 80 countries.
Employee and customer expectations are rapidly shifting toward more
personalization. A new generation of workers and social media are driving
a desire for increased human connection in business interactions. And,
our own stress levels are rising in response to more demands of this
fast-paced world. Marie Miyashiro brings real-world examples and tested
methods on how to make empathy practical and impactful in work settings.
Learn what empathy is and is not, and how empathy is the key to human
connections at work. Practice creating empathic connections in seconds
with a simple but uncommon process. Take home tools you can use
everyday. Feel the power and beauty of empathy in yourself to elevate
your work experience and enrich your personal life.
At the Talent 2016 Conference, Marie will deliver the closing keynote
~This event is free and for CrossKnowledge clients only.
Our Newest Training is Getting Rave Reviews…
“Facilitate Meetings that Matter”
How to Engage and Elevate the Best Thinking in Groups
Collaboration and communication are critical for organizational and community success. When many voices are heard, innovation and the best thinking of a group bubbles up. Shared responsibility happens...without prodding.
But people don’t like meetings. Most say it’s a waste of their time. Yet, time spent in meetings is on the rise. And, so too is the cost to morale, productivity and worse, executive and worker time translated into money. A May 2014 Harvard Business Review article on meetings and time and a related interview with co-author Michael Mankins,
“Your Scarcest Resource,” lists eight best practices for managing organizational time. Here’s a few of my favorites:
Make Agenda Clear and Selective… Purpose and Outcomes for each meeting. Have three distinct timed sections of a meeting: Information, Discussion, Decision. Close one section before moving to the next. One topic at a time, one need at a time.
Clearly Delegate Authority for Time Investments… We do it for cash and capital investments. Similarly we can set time budgets and authority levels for meetings, a form of time investment. By allocating a set number of hours per week someone is authorized to call meetings, there’s organizational time budgeting. Wow! What a concept.
Standardize the Decision Process - When everyone is clear that the purpose of the meeting is to make decisions and that the decision process is transparent with a repeatable structure, the meeting advances the key initiatives. No more, “Did we decide that?”
Our five-part “Facilitate Meetings that Matter” training incorporates many of these best practices and more... and is increasing engagement and elevating morale on teams. Here’s a couple testimonials from last month’s “embedded training,” where participants learned the “Meetings that Matter” Fundamentals, Design and Communication elements while they were experiencing it as participants:
“These guys are rock stars in meeting and group dynamics.”
- Jeffrey Price, Associate Professor, University of Utah
“This was very good. There is real teaching happening. It is not about intangible cheerleading, it is about researched, successful strategies.”
- Assistant Professor, University of Utah
We are thrilled to:
Facilitate and design the group conversations that matter to you / your stakeholders using our “Meetings that Matter” approach so that it is productive and worth everyone’s time
Train you and your leaders on how to “Facilitate Meetings that Matter” within your own organization
Contact us to see how your meetings could engage and energize your people.
Make your meetings matter!
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