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Business Training Series

Please note, the Business Training Series will be held at a different location each month.

September 12

Execution: Transform Your Organization into a Goal-Smashing Machine
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
Presenters: Mike Meagher, president and Brian Rinke, director; both from Sagency.

Is your organization achieving its most important goals? Nearly four out of five strategic implementations fail. It’s not the fault of the strategies themselves. It is that they do not get executed by the people within the organization.

The people on your team aren’t lazy or incompetent: they’re busy. In fact, they are so busy with the urgency of the day-to-day, that they struggle to find the time to execute on your organization’s most important goals. In this session, we will discuss proven execution principles that will help you transform your organization into a goal-crushing machine.

Why attend?

  • Understand the common barriers to execution within organizations
  • Learn how to overcome barriers so that your team or organization can achieve big goals
  • Gain clarity and confidence in leading teams to execute in the midst of a “whirlwind”
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October 10

Stress Management: Sleep, Eat, Move, Repeat
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Courtyard by Marriott Fargo-Moorhead, 1080 28th Avenue South, Moorhead.
Presenter: Christopher Dockter, certified chiropractic extremity practitioner and owner of Venture Chiropractic

We all have stress from many sources. The physical stress of work or exercise. The emotional stress of an ever-growing demand on your time form both your work and family. The chemical stress on our body from an environment that is becoming more polluted and eating habits that we know could use some work. There seem to be thousands of fix-alls and snake oils being sold to make our lives better, but what if we already had access to what we need to increase our body’s ability to handle stress when needed and decrease the harmful side effects stress puts on us? We do. At this session, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to managing life’s biggest stressors and take back control of your well-being.

Dr. Chris Dockter will share how to maximize your body’s ability to handle the three foundational pillars to stress: sleep, eating and movement. If you’re a busy adult and want to maximize your ability to handle the curve balls life throws your way and be the best version of yourself, make sure to join us for this training.We all have stress from many sources. The physical stress of work or exercise. The emotional stress of an ever-growing demand on your time form both your work and family. The chemical stress on our body from an environment that is becoming more polluted and eating habits that we know could use some work. There seem to be thousands of fix-alls and snake oils being sold to make our lives better, but what if we already had access to what we need to increase our body’s ability to handle stress when needed and decrease the harmful side effects stress puts on us? We do. At this session, you’ll learn a step-by-step approach to managing life’s biggest stressors and take back control of your well-being.
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November 13

How to Create Superconnected Digital Experiences
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Hilton Garden Inn Fargo, 4351 17th Avenue South.
Presenter: Dean Froslie, vice president of digital strategy, Bell Bank

The demands of digital marketing never end. Our time and resources are consumed with feeding and maintaining our digital channels, juggling new projects, keeping ahead of the competition, analyzing our efforts, and developing skills we definitely didn’t learn in college.

Despite our hard work and best intentions, our digital efforts sometimes fall short. We design websites that look great, but lack digital and content fundamentals. We focus on individual channels and campaigns, but don’t fully consider how they all fit together. We overlook basic (and sometimes boring) customer needs and questions. We assume our related technology systems are intuitive and simple. We think accessibility is all about technology. We don’t guide our audiences to the next step in their journey.
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December 12

Failure is Not an Option, it is a Necessity
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd Street South, Fargo
Presenter: Daniel Klug, culture & change management lead, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

Have you ever experienced a failure or a loss? Not a simple mistake, but rather an event that left you defeated, and full of self-doubt? You are not alone. Failure and losses are experiences everyone will go through at some time in their life. However, successful individuals have found a way to learn from, overcome and leverage these negative experiences for future success.

At this session, Klug will present key insights on the needed mindset, how to diagnose failure, how to leverage criticism to your benefit, and the necessity of perseverance.
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January 9

From Untapped to Optimized: How to Engage, Lead and Inspire Today’s Workforce
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South
Presenter: Andrea Hochhalter is the founder of Beyond Facilitation and Emily Porter, chief marketing officer of Beyond Facilitation

We’ve long known that employees tend to prefer to work toward the top of their skill set, and they want to be engaged and have a sense of purpose at work. What’s different now? The lion’s share of today’s workforce (68%) is comprised of Gen Xers and Millennials, who value these elements even more than previous generations.

This generational shift is putting a different demand on leaders and managers. In fact, approaches that have worked in the past may have the opposite effect now: causing tension, stifling innovation, and driving turn-over. The good news is there is an approach that can improve morale and performance: facilitative leadership.

In this presentation, learn trends driving the change, a practical approach to the facilitative leadership style, and why and how it works.
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February 13

Foundation for Consultative Selling
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Hilton Garden Inn Fargo, 4351 17th Avenue South
Presenter: Tamara Anderson, VP - team performance strategist, Dale Carnegie of ND & MN

When customers have completed 70% of the buying process without engaging with a single person and can complete many purchases online without ever interacting with a sales person, traditional, transactional sales tactics simply no longer work.

High-performing sales people are doing something that the internet cannot do. They are building relationships. They are passionate and committed to the success of their client. They understand that enduring relationships are the key to positive outcomes for all. And true relationships build loyalty and referrals, resulting in a lucrative pipeline and ultimately catapulting sales professionals over their quotas and goals.

New and seasoned salespeople will learn the fundamentals of a consultative selling approach that creates win-win outcomes for their organizations and customers. This session will offer an overview of consultative selling and then dive deeper into vital sales skills like managing time effectively, focusing on priorities, and creating a compelling personal vision.
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April 10

Coaching for Success
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd Street South, Fargo
Presenter: Jill Berg, presidenta and owner of Spherion Staffing

Giving and receiving feedback is paramount for accountability and transparency within an organization. Whether you are a co-worker, peer, team lead, supervisor or manager, coaching up, down and across the organization can lead to a culture of open, transparent communication.

Coaching to the other person’s strengths is more effective and produces better results. Attendees at this session will learn the importance of transparency, accountability and communication as it relates to giving and receiving feedback. Coaching is an effective method to build your human bank account within an organization.
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PROGRAM SPONSORS
Bethany Retirement Living   Forum Communications Printing   Gate City Bank   

SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Consolidated Communications | Discovery Benefits | GOLDMARK Property Management
Moore Engineering | Wanzek Construction, Inc.

EVENT PRODUCTION SPONSOR
livewire
 

 
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