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Recognizing Employees Managers build their capabilities to recognize their employees for their work and accomplishments. This course bundle includes the following bite sized mobile ready courses: Recognize Employees Each and Every Day Provide recognition to your employees each and every day   Recognize Accomplishments and Contribution Employees are recognized for their accomplishments and contribution   Improving How Things Get Done Recognize employees who seek out ways to improve the way things get done   Balance Public and Private Recognition Create the right balance between public and private recognition   Find Others to Provide Team Recognition Find others within the organization who can give praise and recognition to your team   Additional Courses These courses are part of the Engagement and Retention Learning Track. If you’d like to add to your development experience, consider selecting additional titles from this Learning Track: Increasing Employee Engagement   Retaining Your Employees   Recognizing Employees   Providing Resources for Success Read More

Your job is to engage and retain a workforce that may not always be within earshot. With the recent pandemic overturning how we do business, employees working from home has become a reality for almost all organizations. Whether occasionally and for just some employees, or always and for the entire workforce, companies now need to rethink how they lead. Leaders and managers of today will encounter numerous challenges due to dispersion and communication limitations not to mention an added layer of stress. This workshop will help you stay connected to your team, foster collaboration and achieve your department and ultimately your organization’s mission and goals. During this highly interactive session, managers and supervisors will have the chance to discuss practical and progressive options for leading now and into the future. Objectives: Identify challenges and benefits of virtual teams Understand best fit Leadership Styles for the new normal Explore strategies for success: What do you do? What could you do? The Top “5” Strategies: T.E.A.M.S. Group discount:  Enter code RL102320 when registering 3 or more attendees to receive a 15% discount. When Friday, October 23, 2020 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where Live, online Fee includes all training materials. You will receive login information after registering and training materials via email prior to the training.   Read More

Remote Leadership Toolkit Leading remote employees is now a fact of life. Over 80% of teams and 90% of projects have at least one member not physically located with the rest of the group. In addition, a recent study from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com showed that the number of employees who telecommute more than one day per week increased over 79% from 2005 to 2012. While the principles of effective leadership and team management haven’t changed, maintaining peak performance and keeping employees engaged when separated by miles, time zones and culture is a tall task for any manager or organization. Let’s be honest—leadership of others is already hard enough when they are down the hall or on the shop floor. When you add in the challenges of them being remote, it gets harder—and more stressful. How do we communicate successfully?   How can we make meetings (that are already painful in person), work using technology?   How do we build the relationships and trust with the team—and help them do that between each other?   How do we present ideas, change and more at a distance?   How do we coach and give feedback successfully?   How do we deal with the unknowns? After all, we can’t see what they are doing, how they are doing it and if they are ever working?   If have ever struggled with even one of these questions, you know what we mean. Leadership is hard...doing it remotely is even harder. This toolkit includes the following 18 courses: The Unique Aspects of the Virtual Work Environment Find out what’s unique about leading within the virtual environment   Classic Leadership with a Virtual Twist Know what additional leadership actions are a must when leading others remotely   Building Trust in the Virtual Environment Shift your mindset to successfully build trust and lead others in the virtual environment   Managing Remote Teams Understand the challenges and obstacles managers face when leading remote teams   Building Trust with Remote Teams Identify what’s required to build trust and communication with your team   Maximizing Virtual Tools ​Increase your ability to use the tools available to manage others remotely   The Pitfalls of Web-Based Meetings Find out why web-based meetings are sometimes painful and ineffective   Planning a Virtual Meeting Know what is required to plan an effective virtual meeting ​ Leading a Virtual Meeting Build the skills required to lead successful virtual meetings   Getting Ready for Your Virtual Presentation Understand the challenges of presenting remotely and what’s required for success   Web-based Presentation Basics Integrate proven practices to ensure great web-based presentations each and every time    Communication Techniques for Web-based Presentations ​Deliver successful web-based presentations with three essential communication techniques    Keys to Remote Accountability Build the capabilities to overcome the challenges of holding people accountable remotely   Collaborative Goal Setting at a Distance Learn the keys to setting goals with people who aren’t located with you   Helping Others Achieve Goals​Learn ways to support people in reaching their short and long term goals   Coaching Others—The Basics Learn how to apply the coaching model to your interactions with others   Applying Coaching Remotely Discover what’s required to coach others remotely   Giving Remote Feedback ​Build the skills required to provide feedback remotely Read More

Retaining Your Employees Managers perform the skills needed to retain each individual employee. This course bundle includes the following bite sized mobile ready courses: Overall Satisfaction at Work Talk with your employees about their overall satisfaction with the company and their work situation   Keeping Your Employees Find out what factors will cause your employees to stay   Decreasing Employee Turnover Identify what is required to create a work situation that will cause each employee to stay   Who Needs Better Work-Life Balance? Identify who needs help getting a better balance between work and their personal life   Maximizing Employee Talents Determine how an employee’s top talents are used in his or her job   Creating Work Autonomy Create the right level of work autonomy for your team   Compensation Rule of Thumb Determine if each employee’s compensation package is within market range   Your Own Requirements to Stay Identify what will create a work situation that will cause you to stay   Additional Courses These courses are part of the Engagement and Retention Learning Track. If you’d like to add to your development experience, consider selecting additional titles from this Learning Track: Increasing Employee Engagement   Retaining Your Employees   Recognizing Employees   Providing Resources for Success Read More

It’s no secret that the world of information has exploded over the last few years. Information is everywhere. In fact, there is so much information, in so many places, it’s impossible to take it all in. Which means the challenge for all of us is to get the information we need, when we need it. Now with so much information available, we may think this should be easy, but it isn’t always that simple. This course will teach you how to distribute information in a way that makes it easy for everyone to have what they need when they need it. By completing this course, you will know how to ensure your team gets the right information at the right time. This course has been approved for 1 hour of PDU credit from PMI (Project Management Institute). Read More

Are you an MEA “Rockstar” Member? MEA’s events are always hugely popular with Members, and this year will be no different.  For those who can’t get enough learning and networking opportunities, MEA is once again offering our Rockstar Backstage Pass, a more affordable way to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Here is what’s included:* Annual HR & Employment Law Conference ……….........$325 value Culture & Talent Conference ………………………...........……… $225 value Total Rewards Summit ……………………………............…….….. $225 value 1 Quarterly Roundtable Subscription ………………..........….$265 value 3 Employment Law Updates ……………………..........…....…….$75 value With the MEA Rockstar Pass, you pay only $850 for a $1,115 value! Read More

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