Motivation

Explore below for session descriptions of workshops associated with our Motivation (MOTIV) track. For questions, contact Lori Jo Goff at lgoff@kychamber.com or 502-848-8727.


Workshop Educational Levels:

Fundamental – For those who are new to HR or to the particular topic being addressed, often broad overviews and updates of current topics.
Intermediate – For those who have HR experience in the topic being addressed, with focus on in-depth examinations of specific topics and their solutions.
Advanced – For those with senior level HR experience, with focus on cutting-edge and strategic topics.


Wednesday August 28, 2019
Session 1 | 1-2 p.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 2)

MOTIV 1-3 | Values Drive Results
Speaker:
Robert Brabo, SPHR, PMP | Vice President, Human Resources, Advantia Health LLC

HR leaders are key-players in the organization. We drive the people strategies of our companies, and most importantly, the execution of those strategies. Sitting at the top are the organization’s culture and values system. During the group discussion, we will examine how company values are formed, how they impact performance, if certain core values are more important than others, and what really matters when it comes to living company values.

MOTIV 1-9 | ABCs of Registered Apprenticeship
Speakers:
Brenda Demic | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship
Diana Jarboe | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship
Join this session to learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Registered Apprenticeship! The U.S. Department of Labor and Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet invite you to join their forces of training the workforce of tomorrow. Build the workforce you need with a proven model of talent development and retention!

MOTIV 1-15 | Emotional Health: Why It Matters to Our Workforce . . . and Their Employers
Speaker:
Alice Shade | CEO and Co Founder, SentryHealth
According to the CDC, emotional health issues in the workforce are more common than most employers realize. In a given year, 9.5% of the adult population will suffer from a depressive illness. In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity. Overall, depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of up to $44 billion. Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 people struggling with an emotional health condition do not receive adequate treatment. This presentation will provide insight into this critical issue and the consequences to our workforce, and their employers, if left unaddressed. Learn strategies to assess and improve the emotional health of your workforce and receive practical tools to help you get started.


Wednesday August 28, 2019
Session 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. (1 HOUR)

MOTIV 2-3 | Values Drive Results
Speaker:
Robert Brabo, SPHR, PMP | Vice President, Human Resources, Advantia Health LLC

HR leaders are key-players in the organization. We drive the people strategies of our companies, and most importantly, the execution of those strategies. Sitting at the top are the organization’s culture and values system. During the group discussion, we will examine how company values are formed, how they impact performance, if certain core values are more important than others, and what really matters when it comes to living company values.

MOTIV 2-9 | ABCs of Registered Apprenticeship
Speakers:
Brenda Demic | Program Coordinator, KY Apprenticeship
Diana Jarboe | Program Coordinator, KY Appretniceship
Join this session to learn the who, what, when, where, why, and how of Registered Apprenticeship! The U.S. Department of Labor and Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet invite you to join their forces of training the workforce of tomorrow. Build the workforce you need with a proven model of talent development and retention!

MOTIV 2-15 | Emotional Health: Why It Matters to Our Workforce . . . and Their Employers
Speaker:
Alice Shade | CEO and Co Founder, SentryHealth
According to the CDC, emotional health issues in the workforce are more common than most employers realize. In a given year, 9.5% of the adult population will suffer from a depressive illness. In a 3-month period, patients with depression miss an average of 4.8 workdays and suffer 11.5 days of reduced productivity. Overall, depression is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year at a cost to employers of up to $44 billion. Unfortunately, 2 out of 3 people struggling with an emotional health condition do not receive adequate treatment. This presentation will provide insight into this critical issue and the consequences to our workforce, and their employers, if left unaddressed. Learn strategies to assess and improve the emotional health of your workforce and receive practical tools to help you get started.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 3 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 7)

MOTIV 3-3 | The Power of Full Engagement @ Work
Speaker:
Carlos Rivas, MS, ACSM, CSCS | President, ProFormance Health & Wellbeing
We all want to perform and to be our best when it matters most – in work and life. Yet in today’s stress-filled, ‪24/7 world, we can feel unfocused, unmotivated and depleted. Get ready to change! Carlos uses strategies built on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and brain sciences to create lifelong behavior change. By expanding energy levels both personally and professionally, leaders become more engaged and resilient which propels higher performance, better teamwork, and stronger leadership. This session will help you develop a workplace environment that is full of engaged people who will want to do their best.

MOTIV 3-8 | Blended Learning Recipes for Engagement
Speaker:
Karl Richter, MA | Owner, eLearning Blends
This session gives you a mouth-watering look at the world of blended learning. This overview of learning technologies and strategies uses a meal planning metaphor for providing a balanced diet of information for your organization’s new hires and employees. You’ll learn how the brain feeds on information and digests and processes new materials, then cook up ways to leverage technology so that you can efficiently onboard and train the brains at your organization. If you’re hungry for a way to bring cost-effective, brain-based learning into your organization, make a reservation for this exciting session.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (1 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 5) 

MOTIV 4-3 | Power Up Your FANtastic Personal Brand
Speaker:
Meredith Oliver, MIRM, CSP | Creative Director, Meredith Communications

Does your personal brand need a refresh? Wondering what sets you apart from other HR professionals? Ready to level-up, stand out, and take charge of your career? This session is for you! Learn the three truths of personal branding. Discover how to amplify your company brand with your personal brand. Uncover what is a personal brand and a strategic process to identify your brand. Learn how to communicate and cultivate your brand using social media. WARNING: If you are in the witness protection program this workshop is not for you! Prepare to become the most respected, well-known HR professional in your market!

MOTIV 4-6 | How Interpersonal Skills Impact Compliance
Speaker:
Lisa Johnson, SHRM-SCP | Leadership Development Coach & Trainer, HR Know-How LLC

Solid functional skills are undeniably critical, however interpersonal skills are often undervalued. Managers must be equipped to effectively deal with daily interactions because this is where serious employee relations issues can take root. Interpersonal skills are key to sustaining a positive culture and minimizing compliance risk. The right leadership development training can change the learning experience for Managers from a “check-the-box” perception to one where they feel confident using interpersonal skills to handle employee compliance respectfully and effectively.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (1.5 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 5) 

MOTIV 4-9 | Creating the “It” Factor – Building Executive Presence and Influence
Speaker:
Leslie Russ, SPHR | Consultant, Foundations Human Resources Consulting

“Executive presence, senior executives told us, accounts for 26 percent of what it takes to get the next promotion. . . . Presence alone won’t get you promoted, . . . but its absence will impede your progress, especially if you’re a female or a person of color.”  –from Executive Presence, Center for Talent Innovation. We often think good performance and hard work will prove we are ready to take on the next bigger role, but it takes much more. This session will break down the critical components of executive presence in today’s workplace environment and identify practical ways to build your “brand” and capability to influence others. We will identify behaviors that undermine these efforts as well as what employees should do to make themselves more apt to be seen, heard, and respected – to be truly seen as having the “it” factor.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 5 | 1:45-2:45 p.m. (1 HOUR)

MOTIV 5-3 | Power Up Your FANtastic Personal Brand
Speaker:
Meredith Oliver, MIRM, CSP | Creative Director, Meredith Communications

Does your personal brand need a refresh? Wondering what sets you apart from other HR professionals? Ready to level-up, stand out, and take charge of your career? This session is for you! Learn the three truths of personal branding. Discover how to amplify your company brand with your personal brand. Uncover what is a personal brand and a strategic process to identify your brand. Learn how to communicate and cultivate your brand using social media. WARNING: If you are in the witness protection program this workshop is not for you! Prepare to become the most respected, well-known HR professional in your market!

MOTIV 5-6 | How Interpersonal Skills Impact Compliance
Speaker:
Lisa Johnson, SHRM-SCP | Leadership Development Coach & Trainer, HR Know-How LLC

Solid functional skills are undeniably critical, however interpersonal skills are often undervalued. Managers must be equipped to effectively deal with daily interactions because this is where serious employee relations issues can take root. Interpersonal skills are key to sustaining a positive culture and minimizing compliance risk. The right leadership development training can change the learning experience for Managers from a “check-the-box” perception to one where they feel confident using interpersonal skills to handle employee compliance respectfully and effectively.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 5 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. (1.5 HOUR)

MOTIV 5-9 | Creating the “It” Factor – Building Executive Presence and Influence
Speaker:
Leslie Russ, SPHR | Consultant, Foundations Human Resources Consulting

“Executive presence, senior executives told us, accounts for 26 percent of what it takes to get the next promotion. . . . Presence alone won’t get you promoted, . . . but its absence will impede your progress, especially if you’re a female or a person of color.”  –from Executive Presence, Center for Talent Innovation. We often think good performance and hard work will prove we are ready to take on the next bigger role, but it takes much more. This session will break down the critical components of executive presence in today’s workplace environment and identify practical ways to build your “brand” and capability to influence others. We will identify behaviors that undermine these efforts as well as what employees should do to make themselves more apt to be seen, heard, and respected – to be truly seen as having the “it” factor.


Thursday August 29, 2019
Session 6 | 3:45 – 5  p.m.

MOTIV 6-3 | Beep Beep! Why HR Needs to Toot Our Own Horn!
Speaker:
Colene Elridge | Owner, Be More Consulting

It’s a thankless job, and someone has to do it. That someone is you! Most employees don’t see the many hats that HR wears and unfortunately only equates HR with discipline and problems. Why? We don’t share all the good things we do or how well we do them. A “brag” is simply expressing the value you add to your organizations. This not only helps you gain respect and build trust but also sets you up for other professional opportunities. This workshop will provide guidelines to promote HR without boastfulness and is geared for both for the HR individual and the HR department. It’s time everyone knows the role HR plays in creating the best, most productive organizations. Get ready to tell us about it!

MOTIV 6-6 | Thank You for Eating the Cake! (Approved for BMS credits!)
Speaker:
Brian Simmons, SHRM-SCP | CEO | President | Master Edutainer, BEST Edutainment, LLC

We’ve often heard the saying, “A little recognition goes a long way.” This is certainly true when we consider consistent recognition as a tool that reinforces reasons for employees to be engaged in the organization. Although employees might not directly solicit attention and recognition for a job well done, studies have confirmed how encouraged and engaged employees feel when that spontaneous, unexpected recognition is received. A recent article in the Washington Post reported that 79% of employees who quit their jobs cite a lack of appreciation as a key reason for leaving. The article also went on to state that 65% of North Americans report that they didn’t receive recognition at all in the previous year. In this session, participants will review modern day recognition homeruns, hacks and fails.

MOTIV 6-8 | Supporting Connection and Conversation Across Difference
Speakers:
Tiffany Cardwell, SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP | HR Consulting Principal, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP; Civity; Lean Into Louisville; LSHRM; Compassionate City
Malka Kopell | Co-Founder & CEO, Civity
Rawleigh Richardson, SHRM-CP, PHR | Senior Associate Relations Professional, Humana
Kellie Watson | Chief Equity Officer, Louisville Metro Government
Tom Williams | Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden
Every employer is seeking diversity, but few provide their employees the tools to talk across the differences that exist. A workplace that builds “social muscle” through creating and deepening relationships across differences will grow and foster a strong culture. This session, from a nationally recognized organization working with Louisville leaders, including Lean into Louisville, LSHRM and Compassionate Louisville, focuses on fostering relationships of respect and empathy across differences. Hands-on examples of exercises that can be incorporated into employee leadership training will be provided, and tools will be shared on how companies can create spaces of connection. Examples of what you’ll learn and practice include how to deepen conversations; story telling and story listening; and “putting difference on the table”.


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 7 | 7:30-8:30 a.m. (1 HOUR)

MOTIV 7-3 | The Power of Full Engagement @ Work
Speaker:
Carlos Rivas, MS, ACSM, CSCS | President, ProFormance Health & Wellbeing
We all want to perform and to be our best when it matters most – in work and life. Yet in today’s stress-filled, ‪24/7 world, we can feel unfocused, unmotivated and depleted. Get ready to change! Carlos uses strategies built on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and brain sciences to create lifelong behavior change. By expanding energy levels both personally and professionally, leaders become more engaged and resilient which propels higher performance, better teamwork, and stronger leadership. This session will help you develop a workplace environment that is full of engaged people who will want to do their best.

MOTIV 7-8 | Blended Learning Recipes for Engagement
Speaker:
Karl Richter, MA | Owner, eLearning Blends
This session gives you a mouth-watering look at the world of blended learning. This overview of learning technologies and strategies uses a meal planning metaphor for providing a balanced diet of information for your organization’s new hires and employees. You’ll learn how the brain feeds on information and digests and processes new materials, then cook up ways to leverage technology so that you can efficiently onboard and train the brains at your organization. If you’re hungry for a way to bring cost-effective, brain-based learning into your organization, make a reservation for this exciting session.


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 8 | 8:45-10 a.m. (1.25 HOUR)
(these sessions are also offered in Session 9)

MOTIV 8-3 | Coach for Success: Improve Performance Management by Developing a Coaching Mindset
Speaker:
Alison Begor, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources, Transylvania University

Discover new ways to engage employees, increase performance, and increase retention by developing your personal coaching skills. Utilize skills to drive employee performance conversations outside of the annual review cycle. Create an environment that values learning, employee contribution, and team work and give your organization the edge to retain top talent in the competitive marketplace. This is an interactive session that includes participant feedback, participation, and reflective work.

MOTIV  8-9 | Vision Casting Workshop
Speaker:
Vitale Buford, Certified Professional Coach | Speaker and Author, Vitale Buford Coaching
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey. Everything starts with a vision. The more you can visualize your dreams and goals, the more likely you are to make them happen. That’s why it’s so important to get clarity around what you want to achieve. Maybe you want to be at a certain income level, or expand your family, or travel the world, or write a book. Whatever it is – this workshop will help you get clear on your vision and the mindset shifts you need to make it happen. You will leave this workshop with clarity of vision, the mindset shifts you need to achieve your vision, and a digital vision board that supports your dreams. Don’t miss out!


Friday August 30, 2019
Session 9 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. (1.25 HOUR)

MOTIV 9-3 | Coach for Success: Improve Performance Management by Developing a Coaching Mindset
Speaker:
Alison Begor, SHRM-SCP | Director of Human Resources, Transylvania University

Discover new ways to engage employees, increase performance, and increase retention by developing your personal coaching skills. Utilize skills to drive employee performance conversations outside of the annual review cycle. Create an environment that values learning, employee contribution, and team work and give your organization the edge to retain top talent in the competitive marketplace. This is an interactive session that includes participant feedback, participation, and reflective work.

MOTIV 9-9 | Vision Casting Workshop
Speaker:
Vitale Buford, Certified Professional Coach | Speaker and Author, Vitale Buford Coaching
“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey. Everything starts with a vision. The more you can visualize your dreams and goals, the more likely you are to make them happen. That’s why it’s so important to get clarity around what you want to achieve. Maybe you want to be at a certain income level, or expand your family, or travel the world, or write a book. Whatever it is – this workshop will help you get clear on your vision and the mindset shifts you need to make it happen. You will leave this workshop with clarity of vision, the mindset shifts you need to achieve your vision, and a digital vision board that supports your dreams. Don’t miss out!