Motivation 2016-10-14T19:32:29+00:00


Below you’ll find descriptions of each workshop session associated with the Motivation track. For questions, contact Lori Jo Goff at or 502-848-8727.

I1: Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change
– Cynthia Knapek | President, Leadership Louisville Center

In spite of the fact that we’re routinely trying to alter behavior, few of us can articulate an effective strategy to create this behavior change. By drawing from the skills of many of the world’s best change agents and combining them with five decades of social-science research, Influencer Training creates a powerful model for behavior change. In this session you will learn what influence is and how to use it to drive positive change at home, at work and in the community. So whether your responsible for driving significant culture change at the office or simply trying to create better personal habits you will leave with strategies that will move you forward.

I2: Leading the Four Generations — Motivating, Mentoring & Managing Multi-Generations 
– Scott Lesnick | Speaker, Author and Trainer, JD Enterprises

Successfully Blending the Four Generations currently in HR can be a tall order. This presentation covers strategic methods of improving employee morale, improving operational efficiency, increasing employee retention and improving employee productivity; how to find it, how to harness it and how to keep it! Also, Today’s workforce and companies need your assistance and guidance. We’ll learn, we’ll laugh and you’ll walk away with powerful tools to assist in leading at work and in your personal life. Plus, I fly the flag of Millennials high- you’ll see why
they’re invaluable!

(Brain writing activity included- interactive-90 minutes or more)

I3: Poolside to Power Lunch:  An Insider’s Look at Work/Life Balance
– Mitzi Root, PHR, SHRM-CP | Senior Consultant, Integrity HR, Inc.

You can have your cake and eat it too (or wear it for that matter)!  For 12 years Mitzi Root was a successful human resources professional.  In 2002, her world was rocked by the birth of her first and only child.  The question for her became, “How can I continue in the successful career that I love and still be a hands-on mom?”  Learn how she was able to achieve both through hard work, dedication, and a little insanity that ultimately resulted in a healthy work/life balance.  Using humor and sharing unorthodox strategies, she will give you the tools you need to find balance between work and life pressures.

I4: Give Your Employees C.R.A.P…the Success Formula for Building Employee Loyalty
Jeff Kortes | Founder, Human Asset Management LLC

Jeff provides a “headhunter’s” insight into the thoughts and reasoning of employees who decide or are contemplating leaving their jobs in various organizations. Through humorous, real-life stories and interactive participation, Jeff has created a program that teaches how giving your people C.R.A.P and 7 other secrets to retention will enable you to retain the talent you need. With 25 years in Human Resources leadership roles prior to starting his own company, he gives you an eye opening glimpse into what motivates solid performers to leave their employers and what gets them thinking that “the grass is greener” on the other side of the fence. Attendees will hear real life comments from candidates Jeff has recruited that the candidate will never admit in an exit interview with human resources. Jeff provides unique insight why solid performers leave an organization so participants can take immediate action to improve their employee retention.

I5: Engagement: Not Just an Employee Issue
– Pete Smith | President, SmithImpact

More attention, time and money are being directed toward elevating employee engagement in organizations throughout the world. Yet, statistic after statistic reveals a small number of employees actually report being engaged at work. Perhaps it’s because we’re asking the wrong questions. Perhaps it’s because we’re too focused on professional engagement, at the expense of personal endeavor. Perhaps, the issue of being disconnected goes beyond the scope of the professional boundaries. The key to becoming fully engaged lies in the answers of three key questions asked during this presentation.

I6: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
– Cynthia Knapek | President, Leadership Louisville Center

Whenever you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, it’s likely a crucial conversation is keeping you stuck. Whether it’s a problem with poor quality, slow time-to-market, declining customer satisfaction, or a strained relationship – whatever the issue – if you can’t talk honestly with nearly anybody about almost anything, you can expect poor results. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment. In this interactive session you’ll get the very best highlights pulled from the full (2-day) training and leave with a few new tools that will help you master those crucial conversations.

I7: The New SHRM Certification: How to Get It and Maintain It 
Shelly Trent, Field Services Director (DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, TN, VA, WV | Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

This session will cover topics such as a description of the exams, which one is right for you, the Body of Competency and Knowledge, certification eligibility, the application process, testing fees, and exam prep. The second portion of the session will cover how to maintain the certification: what activities count for credit, how to earn credits, how many credits are needed, the recertification timeline, the recertification fee, and more.

I8: Closing the Confidence Gap
– Hope Zoeller, Ed.D. | Founder & President, HOPE (Helping Other People Excel), LLC

Evidence shows that women are less confident than men-and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. The natural result of low confidence is inaction. When women hesitate because they aren’t sure, they hold themselves back from success. This session will give HR professionals the perspective, courage and tools they need to help others as well as themselves acquire that confidence and close the gap.

I9: The Future is Now: Developing Your Emerging Leaders
– Jenny Banner, SPHR, CPC | Consultant, Flashpoint

As you look to the future, your organization is likely facing two key trends: the retirement of your baby boomer employees and a growing number employees entering management and leadership roles for the first time. These two developments will have a significant impact on your organization’s success, so it’s important to invest in identifying, growing, and retaining the next generation of leaders. In this session we’ll help you better understand your emerging leaders—who they are, why they’re important, and how to identify them. We’ll look at what motivates emerging leaders and what they want and expect in terms of development. Finally, we’ll share several activities that accelerate development such as leadership programs, action learning projects, mentoring programs, and group coaching.