Topic: Building Affinity to Drive Engagement, Team-Building, and Collaboration
Description: One of the critical questions that predicts employee engagement is, "Do I have a best friend at work?" Yet, leaders often feel that these personal connections are outside of their control, and consequently they miss opportunities to build relationships.
This session will help managers and talent development professionals improve employee engagement through affinity building. You will learn and practice affinity-building skills that sustain organizational culture, foster collaboration, and strengthen teams.
These affinity-building skills will make you more effective in almost any context. Whether you are a manager in need of team-building, a trainer that wants to build relationships in the classroom, an organization development leader that seeks to improve culture, or a professional looking to grow your own career through better relationships, this session is for you.
Doors will open at 8:00am for registration, check-in, and networking. The main program will begin at 8:30am and will end at 10:00am. There will be time from 10:00-10:30am for additional conversations and networking. Members need to register at: http://sewi-atd.org/event-3449448 SHRM will need to use the code TALENT when they register to unlock the member (free) rate.
This event supports several elements of the ATD Competency Model, including Performance Improvement, Training Delivery, Change Management, and the foundational competency of Interpersonal Skills.
- Help managers and talent development professionals improve employee engagement through affinity building
- Learn and practice affinity-building skills that sustain organizational culture, foster collaboration, and strengthen teams
- Understand, using the Gallup Q12 Survey, how affinity building is an employee engagement tool.
- Describe opportunities to incorporate affinity building into talent management and leadership practices.
Speaker: Betsy Rozelle, author of the book Seeking Common Bonds, is an enthusiastic trainer and public speaker. She’s also the VP of Programming for the Northeast WI chapter of Association for Talent Development. After several years in the chamber of commerce field, sales, and non-profit administration and grantmaking, she started Rozelle Communication, LLC and created the Build Affinity Workshops to help people create success through effective relationship building.
Location: Milwaukee Center for Independence (2020 W Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233)
Max Attendance: 25
Registration is through the ATD website. Be sure to use the code TALENT to register at no charge.