Your Clear Next Keynote

Our facilitators are public speaking pros, and they love getting out and about at conferences and events. We have keynotes and conference breakouts at the ready–all you have to do is ask! If you’d like more information on any of these presentations, or for scheduling inquiries, please contact Anna Lehocz.

Keynotes

Building a Culture of Appreciation

Expressing appreciation at work is critical to building healthy employee morale, but sometimes it’s easy to forget, and even easier said than done. Designed as a realistic and applicable “How-To” guide for busy professionals, this class will help you take those critical first steps to appreciate those around you for the valuable work they do within your organization.

Be What’s Missing

It’s easy for a team to fall into a slump, but tricky to help them climb back out of it. This session is designed to re-invigorate and engage individuals by boosting personal accountability. You’ll take a closer look at the tactical side of employee engagement and motivation, and determine what and how your team can help themselves and those around them find (and be!) what’s missing in their current working environment.

Can You Hear Me Now?

Taking even a few moments to consider and hone our approach to communication can provide an exponential return on any time we’ve invested. If you can tackle only one challenge facing you today, tackle the leading cause of business setbacks, and improve your communication!

The Essential Team Member

What is it about someone that makes them a pleasure to work with? Take a close look at common characteristics of the indispensable team member – from communication, to interpersonal interactions, to follow-through, relationship building, and trust, and reflect on your  own skills and habits to pin down how you, too, can become an essential team member.

Finding Your Leadership Voice 

How can we learn from other great women leaders?  What are the principles of leadership and communication that apply universally?  What are the unique factors we each bring to the table as individuals?  How can we each find our own leadership voice to help ourselves and those around us?

What Business Analysts Should Be Doing Right Now

The age-old adage that what got us here won’t get us to what’s next applies to BAs just as much as it does to anyone else.  With that in mind, and with the recent review edition available of BABOK 3.0, opening up a global conversation about what business analysis really means, this session explores 5 things BAs in the Heartland need to do right now.

Breakouts

Is Your Message Getting Through

Communication is critical to our success, yet, many of us don’t invest enough time into communicating effectively, or understanding the secrets of effective communication. If you can tackle only one challenge facing you today, tackle the leading cause of business setbacks, and improve your communication!

Building Effective Relationships

How is it that some people manage to build effective relationships, even with those who don’t always make working together quite so enjoyable? This session will outline the key components of effective relationships, along with tips and tools to build your own effective relationships so you can make business better.

Change Management Tools & Techniques

Have you ever been on a project where the scope, requirements, schedule, budget, resources, and stakeholders from the beginning were exactly the same, all the way through to completion? Well, neither have we. So why are we so surprised when things change? Why do project changes still create so much churn, and how can we roll with the changes more gracefully?

Get More Done Now

In today’s busy workplace, we can’t spend the same amount of time and energy on every task or email that crosses our desk.  Learn how to spend the right amount of time on the things that matter most. If you and your team members are feeling overwhelmed by too much to do, flooded with too many items in your inbox, desperate to delegate, but not sure how to let go, or just plain not sure where to start, this session will be a lifesaver.

The Gift of Feedback

This session will help you explore and practice different models of feedback and find (or make!) one that fits your style and accommodates the feedback needs of your employees and colleagues.

How People Smart Are You?

This session is all about Emotional Intelligence essentials for business professionals. Following our W.H.A.T. module, you’ll learn what Emotional Intelligence really is, how to apply it, ways to avoid common pitfalls, and tools and techniques to leverage your EQ in the workplace.

Intro to DISC Personality Styles

DISC is a great tool that will help you increase self-awareness and other-awareness when you’re working and communicating with others—you’ll become better at anticipating the needs of others and responding and adapting to different communication styles. This high level DISC overview will help you understand the four common communication styles and how to work and communicate with each one better.

Navigating Through Tough Moments

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to resolve our differences with others?  Unfortunately that’s not really the way it is for most of us. We often allow conflict with others to eat away at our joy, to erode our peace, and prevent us from getting things done. This session offers a 5-part conflict resolution model to help you resolve differences with others.

Networking in a Nutshell

This is the perfect icebreaker for any event! You might not have loved networking early in your career–and maybe now you merely tolerate it–but you’ve probably learned that networking can be an effective tool to meet new people and forge mutually beneficial relationships. This session is all about making networking and new environments less scary with an easy 3-step process.

Play Well with Others

We’re all about playing well with others–saving the person and stopping progress-preventing behavior. On the off-chance that you find yourself dealing with difficult behaviors in the workplace, this session will help you improve your skills in working with people who are preventing progress, and improve your skills in recognizing and managing those difficult behaviors – even in yourself.

Portfolio Management

Portfolios don’t just manage themselves, you know! Learn implementation strategies for portfolio management and how to keep projects straight and progress going. Discover portfolio-management like you’ve never seen it before—in our tried-and-true W.H.A.T. module. You’ll learn what portfolio management actually is, how to do it well, common pitfalls to avoid, and tools and techniques to get you started and keep you going

The Right Stuff: Problem Solving

This dynamic and fast-paced session will introduce audiences to a repeatable, proven process for problem solving that includes key components for successful decision-making and action planning, and ensures you can get to the best possible solution as efficiently as possible.

Risky Business: An Introduction to Effective Risk Management

We often perform risk management without even realizing it—asking things like, “What will we do if…?” “What about xyz?” What if there were tools to help you identify and plan for risks associated with your projects? This hour and a half session will get you just that, starting with a simple, reusable process for identifying, prioritizing, and managing risks in your environment.

 

 

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