HR Matters - Meridian Tech

Leadership & Staff Development - HR Matters

  • Seven Things You Should Know About Working with Millennials, January 9, 2018
    Presenter: Kim Strom, Meridian Technology Center
    Millennials are often labeled as a group of coddled, entitled job-hoppers who expect all their hopes and dreams on a silver platter. Certainly, they are very different from the generations before them, but like it or not, they are here to stay. This session will offer insights into the Millennial mindset, and help you better understand how to integrate them into your business culture successfully. You’ll learn specific strategies on how to connect with them and their unique learning styles, so you can better utilize their talents in your business.

    Speed Hating: A Date with Discrimination, February 13, 2018
    Presenter: Dr. Quentin Sanders, Oklahoma Career Tech
    We all make assumptions when we meet someone for the first time. From the way someone looks to the way they speak, we categorize them by what we know, or more accurately, what we think we know. This interactive session will discuss biases and stereotypes, and how they can have a negative impact on communication in the workplace. Participants will explore ways they can create an environment that encourages recognition and respect for everyone.

    Recruiting the Next Generation of Young Leaders, March 13, 2018
    Presenter: Roberta Douglas, OSU Career Services
    Do you want to build your workforce with tomorrow’s innovative thinkers? Are you looking for ways to diversify your workforce with tomorrow’s best and brightest? Ever wonder what others are doing to build their team of young professionals? Join Roberta Douglas, from OSU Career Services, to examine national recruiting and hiring trends across industries, as well as the benefits and challenges in reaching this highly sought after group of career starters. We’ll spend time discussing best practices, techniques for outreach, and how to connect with the next generation of young leaders.

    Emotional Intelligence: The New Measure of Success, April 10, 2018
    Presenter: Chrissy Medeck, Bank of Oklahoma Financial
    “Emotional intelligence” is quite the buzz phrase of the business world recently, and for good reason. Are you ready to understand the impact of this concept in the workplace? In this session, you will learn how successful employees use a combination of their IQ (job skills, knowledge) and EQ (behaviors) to successfully navigate their career development. We will also discuss the elements of emotional intelligence and explore which aspects of EQ each participant is strong in or would like to further develop.

    Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, May 8, 2018
    Presenter: Bonnie Cain-Wood, OSU Libraries
    Do you feel like you (or your coworkers) start a million things, but rarely finish them? Why is that? Many people think the problem is that they aren’t trying hard enough. So they get up earlier, guzzle energy drinks, or hire a life coach. For many, though, nothing works. In this session, based on the book by the same title, you’ll learn something surprising: The most effective strategies to help people complete their goals are not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite— they took the pressure off. If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can come to this session and give yourself the gift of done.

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