Welcome to the Manager Training Series!
Join us every two weeks for a new topic. To access the recording of past topics, check out the Manager Training Series Webinar Archive. Register below for sessions!
SCHEDULE & AGENDAS:
Check back on this blog regularly to see updated dates for next sessions!
Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
- March 11 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Employee development is the #1 factor for retention. High emotional intelligence is the single greatest contributor to employee success. Kill two birds with one stone – Employee Development & EI Training - using the interactive team-building activity “Personality Compass” to take self-awareness - influence and impact - to the next level.
Guest Presenter & Bridge Customer:
Katherine Taylor: Learning & Development Designer for Brewer Science. 15+ years of progressive education experience teaching, coaching, and designing learning/training initiatives. As part of the L&D Team, we continuously drive employee personal and professional development.
"My primary Personality Compass Direction is East. (I am a planner - I will make a checklist!) My sub-primary direction is an even 12-12 split of North and South. (I am comfortable leading a project or supporting my team...as long as I have my checklist!!!)"
People Leaders Do What?
- March 25 (60 min): 8:00 MT (9:00 CT/ 10:00 ET/ 3:00 BST) REGISTER HERE
So you're a leader of people--sometimes referred to as a manager. How you do what you do is a function of a lot of different factors, culture, how you were trained, what your peers are doing, what you think others think you should be doing. All those factors can lead to a lot of motion and the expenditure of energy, but not always things that matter. "People create all value" and "People leaders do people things" Join us for a fresh perspective on what it means to be a people leader.
Guest Presenter & Bridge Customer:
- Robert Buckley: Chief People Architect at RainFocus. Robert is a devoted husband, loving dad, soccer nut, and he works at RainFocus on the HR team.
- April 8 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Performance management is about more than facts and figures and numbers on a wall. It's also about conversations that will have an impact to drive improvement. Join us for this session on how to get the very most out of the conversation. You're going to have it anyway, it should be productive.
Building a Culture of Resiliency
- April 22 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
Building a resilient culture is always a good idea. Still, the upheaval of 2020 and the nature of uncertainty and apprehension can eat away at organizations, affecting both organizational and individual performance. To prevent that from happening, it’s critical that you consciously focus on manifesting a durable and enduring culture of growth. This session focuses on five fundamental principles and how to apply them to build a culture that can withstand upheaval from any direction.
Peter Brussard is an award-winning product management executive offering more than 20 years of experience spanning software management, engineering, talent development, and innovative research across large-scale, multimillion-dollar product portfolios for start-ups and large organizations alike. He has multiple product and technology patents issued and pending. Peter focuses on results and is a leader who builds dynamic teams that create highly successful products.
Employee Engagement Surveys: What to ask, what not to ask, what to do with the results
- May 6 (60 min): 10:00 MT (9:00 PT/ 11:00 CT/ 12:00 ET) REGISTER HERE
It's time for your employee engagement survey. What are you going to ask? Do you even know? If you can't dictate what questions are asked do you know what to do with the results? Some organizations go into great detail about everything from thoughts about pay and benefits to your best friend at work. In this session, we'll talk about what questions matter, which ones don't and what you do with the results when you get them back.
Ryan Houmand is a Product Adoption Consultant at Bridge. As a manager, he built some of the most engaged teams his company of over 60,000 employees has ever seen. As a consultant and engagement expert he has helped teams in corporate, retail and restaurants have single year, multi-point improvements in employee engagement. He's author of "A Passion for Monday" and believes "everyone should love Monday just like Friday but for a different reason". That different reason has a lot to do with engagement, and engagement has almost everything to do with you, the manager.