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Business Training Series

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

September 13

Keys to Effective Communication
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Radisson Hotel Fargo, 83803 13th Avenue South
Presenters: Jill Berg, President/Owner, Sperion Staffing

The importance of communication is paramount in the workplace, as we deal with clients, customers and co-workers. In this session, you will learn about the various forms of communication: phone, email, voice mail, face-to-face and social media, and how to make it more effective. You will learn listening skills with a chance to practice. Also included will be learning steps to diffuse negative communication.

In this session, you’ll learn:
•  That communication comes in many different formats – spoken, written and non-verbal.
•  To assess your listening skills and take away areas for improvement.
•  How to grasp the impact of communication as it relates to technology.

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October 11

Demonstrating Culture and Core Values
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | DoubleTree By Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center, 825 East Beaton Drive
Presenter: Kirsten Jensen, Founder and Digital Strategist of Next Action Digital

How do you articulate and demonstrate your culture and core values to attract the right talent? See how local companies are sharing their culture in social media as a way to build their current team culture and attract the right talent to their teams.

What will you learn?
• Understand how local companies are demonstrating their culture and core values in social media.
• Explore ways to share your unique core values in social media.

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November 8

Communicating with Others: Finding Your Style
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Holiday Inn Fargo, 3803 13th Avenue South
Presenters: Mitch Johnson is a collaboration specialist at CoreLink Administrative Solutions

As humans, we spend the majority of our time communicating with one another, making communication skills critical in everyday life.  One challenge we face is understanding how other people communicate. Studies show that each individual has a preferred style of communication, therefore, in order to connect with others we must learn to flex our communication styles.

In this interactive session, you will assess your own communication style and work together to identify ways you can flex your style in order to open up the communication channels and gain understanding with those you interact with on a regular basis.

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December 13

Workplace Wellness That Makes a Difference
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Hilton Garden Inn Fargo, 4351 17th Avenue South
Presenters: Pete Seljevold, MS, MM, is the North Dakota worksite wellness administrator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND
Andrew Scott is the director of employer engagement for Dakota Medical Foundation and former director of population health for Goldman Sachs, Inc.
Karen Nitzkorski is the workplace wellness coordinator for PartnerSHIP 4 Health

Join a panel of workplace wellness professionals as they share their expertise in foundational best practices, how culture plays a role in garnering employee engagement, and 99+ wellness program suggestions to get started or re-energize your programs.

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January 10

Attract, Engage and Retain the Right People by Using a Strong Employee Value Proposition
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | DoubleTree By Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center, 2825 East Beaton Drive, West Fargo
Presenters: Pete Seljevold, MS, MM, is the North Dakota worksite wellness administrator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND
Andrew Scott is the director of employer engagement for Dakota Medical Foundation and former director of population health for Goldman Sachs, Inc.
Karen Nitzkorski is the workplace wellness coordinator for PartnerSHIP 4 Health

    You will learn
  • Why the employee value proposition (EVP) is crucial in attracting today’s top talent.
  • How to create your own.
  • What to do with it after it is created.

Come ready for a great discussion, insights and tools to start creating your own EVP.

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February 14

Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots and Discovering the Pathway to Motivating Your Employees
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Courtyard by Marriott, 1080 28th Avenue South, Moorhead
Presenter: Tamara Anderson, team performance strategist at Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Minnesota

Dale Carnegie will provide a broad perspective on leadership characteristics that motivate people to do their best work and stay with their employer. Backed by groundbreaking research, participants will discover potential blind spots for how employees across cultures prioritize the importance of various leadership characteristics.

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May 8

Mentoring: Why it Matters
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Courtyard by Marriott, 1080 28th Avenue South, Moorhead
Presenter: Jennifer M. N. Schillinger is the founder of Strengths Advantage

Now more than ever, mentorship is becoming a vital way to attract, develop and retain talent. Learn the role of mentoring in the workplace, what makes for quality relationships and the implications of doing it poorly. Uncover the art and science of blending supervision and mentorship to get the results you want. Discover the different models of mentoring and figure out what could work best for you and your company.

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July 10

Navigating the Emerging Generational Shift in Leadership: The Nuts and Bolts of Succession Planning
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | $30 for Chamber Members | $40 for Non-Members | Radisson Hotel Fargo, 201 Fifth Street North
Presenter: Bethany Berkeley, performance consultant at Dale Carnegie of North Dakota and Minnesota

Join us for this session to understand how to strategically navigate succession planning to ensure the values, culture and achievements of your organization will be sustained. You’ll hear how other companies are tackling the generational shift in manageable and innovative ways and walk away with practical tools and resources to ensure your organization’s post-boomer workforce is high performing and prepared to drive results.

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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
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