Management 201: Productivity Hacks & Team Recognition Strategies

Laurel Westmoreland

  • January 25, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

January 25, 2019 | 8:30a-12:30p

$288.00  Only $69.00 (when logged in) thanks to the support of our partners and funders

Gallup’s research on employee engagement finds that 70% of employee disengagement is due to the manager.  It’s exciting moving into your first management role, but it requires learning and developing new skills that aren’t always clear.  In this 3-part series, you will learn the skills needed to make the transition successfully so that you bring out the best in your team members.

This training is ideal for those that are new to managing and those that would like to deepen their skills in effectively managing others.

In this 4-hour workshop you will learn:

  • New hire onboarding:  Why onboarding is so important and how to build an effective program for new hires that shortens their ramp-up time.
  • Balancing work across the team:  Leverage the strengths of each team member while reducing resentment from uneven workloads.
  • Fit the recognition to the employee:   Not all employees appreciate the same type of recognition. Learn how to tailor your recognition to the reward most valued by each employee.
  • Productivity bad habits:  We all have them.  Walk away with new tools in your toolkit to address the habits impacting the effectiveness of each employee (e.g. procrastination, perfectionism, shiny object syndrome).

At the end of this session you will leave equipped with a new hire onboarding plan, have a tool to uncover the hidden strengths of each team member, know the 5 main types of recognition to diversify the way you reward excellent work, and the top productivity tools to bring out the best of your team.

And don’t miss the final session in this series: Management 301: Hiring, Managing, and Succession Planning.

Kathy McDonald is the assistant director for network partnerships for the Florida College Access Network.  Kathy has helped individuals, leaders and teams find and leverage their strengths for the last 18 years. She is an experience workshop leader and speaker, developing adult professional development programs for numerous organizations including Accenture, PwC, the City of Chicago, and the Hillsborough Education Foundation.

She is co-author of CREATING YOUR LIFE COLLAGE: STRATEGIES FOR SOLVING THE WORK/LIFE DILEMMA (Three Rivers Press).  Kathy holds an MBA from Northwestern University and is a certified leadership coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.  Happily married for 25 years, Kathy is the proud mother of two teenagers and currently 3 dogs (small, medium and large) and is an avid gardener, though she admits gardening in Florida is a contact sport.

Kathy’s training approach is to ensure participants walk away with actionable tools and resources while creating a space that encourages learning and growing together.

CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 4.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any of our classes or events, please contact us at 813-287-8779.

Multiple Registrant Discount
Receive 10% off each registration after the first (cannot be combined with any other discounts).

NLC/Children’s Board of Hillsborough County No-Show Policy – effective July 1, 2018
The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County (CBHC) has asked NLC to reframe our no-show policy for their providers.

Effective July 1, 2018 CBHC-funded organizations using codes to claim CBHC-funded seats at NLC trainings or events will be responsible for payment of registration and processing fees in the event of a no-show. Please read the full no-show policy here.

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