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Inspired Engagement is offering another series of free professional development webinars throughout the month of May. I hope spending time together in a learning community will in some small way support you during these uncertain times. Free of charge. No obligations at all. Simply register using the links below.

Any questions of suggestions for future topics email me at [email protected]

All sessions begin at 9 am West Coast time, Noon East Coast Time

Sessions size limited to first 100 participants to register

Each session is 90 minutes in length (except WOL is 2-hours)


Date:  Tuesday May 5, 2020

The Power of Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuf–hqjsqHtdO6923CJPRadvVjZSkodyl


Date:  Thursday May 7, 2020

Change Intelligence: How to Lead During Times of Unprecedented Change

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMld-yuqjMiHNFhIcGf4Pe70C3gmkxZ4FoT


Date:  Tuesday May 12, 2020

The Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams

Register for this webinar at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucuCgrD0qGdT4sfzcjUXTIuQhfgxutYMo


Date:  Thursday May 14, 2020

Productive Conflict: Having Difficult Conversations

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErf-ivpj8iE9LRJyKhKv9uAITogD1Pyr0k


Date:  Tuesday May 19, 2020

Work of Leaders: Vision, Alignment and Execution (This is a 2-hour webinar)

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpdOutpj4oHdHY89yi_eRwgdRdxbuKXfnD


Date:  Thursday May 21, 2020

Managing Workers and Teams in the Virtual World

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuf–rqzkiEt1zf6LpU42ABHjL6Ggl1UwY


Date:  Thursday May 28, 2020

The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success

Register for this webinar at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwocuCtpzoiHdR57RoMfKeUfJAfEdXjL4SA


Webinar Facilitator

Scott Geddis is the founder and president of Inspired Engagement, a consulting firm dedicated to inspiring engagement by facilitating significant, sustainable strengths-based change within individuals and organizations.  Scott recently retired after 40 years as a member of the Phoenix College Faculty, is a current member of the Chair Academy facilitation team, a Certified Gallup CliftonStrengths Coach, and is certified as a DiSC, Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams, and Appreciative Inquiry facilitator.


Webinar Descriptions


The Power of Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Hope is the belief that the tomorrow will be better than today and that you have the power to make that so.   In the book Making Hope Happen: Create the Future you want for Yourself and Others, Shane Lopez shares his meta-analyses of hope research and concludes that, with other conditions being equal, hope leads to a 12% gain in academic performance, 14% gain in workplace outcomes and a 10% gain in happiness.

This Webinar will help you explore how you can increase hope in your life and the lives, your colleagues, your family, and your friends.

This session provides participants opportunity to:

  • Review of the definitions and impact of Hope.
  • Develop a working knowledge of hopeful thinking.
  • Develop at least three ideas for increasing your personal hopefulness to achieve personal goals
  • Develop at least three ideas for increasing hopeful thinking in others
  • Explore methods to measure hope and hopeful thinking.

If you are interested in being more successful by increasing HOPE in yourself and others this is the webinar for you!


Change Intelligence: How to Lead During Times of Unprecedented Change

The world is experiencing dramatic and significant change in unprecedented ways. Change Intelligence is the awareness of one’s own style of change leadership, and the ability to adapt one’s style to be optimally effective in leading change across a variety of people and situations including helping others adapt to the change and uncertainty of this Covid impacted word.

This session provides participants opportunity to:

  • Review of the definitions and impact of Hope.
  • Develop a working knowledge of hopeful thinking.
  • Develop at least three ideas for increasing your personal hopefulness to achieve personal goals
  • Develop at least three ideas for increasing hopeful thinking in others
  • Explore methods to measure hope and hopeful thinking.

If you are interested in exploring your style of change leadership and exploring ways to help others and your organization navigate change this is the webinar for you!


The Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams: Personal Development

The repercussions of COVID-19 have been vast and consequential, touching each of us and the organizations we work for. Many employees transitioned—almost overnight—from onsite employees to members of teams that work exclusively from home. With government and business officials alike mandating remote work for the foreseeable future, the state of teams has changed, likely irrevocably, in the blink of an eye.

New research from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. conducted in March 2020 surveyed learners about their adjustment to virtual collaboration. The results showed that, of the organizations that recommended or mandated remote work, 22% of employees identified as not confident that their teams could maintain the same production and performance while working and collaborating virtually. And nearly a third (29%) indicated they are not confident that their team members will feel personally connected as they continue to collaborate virtually. This is a tool to help individuals better understand, internalize, and apply the principles of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® model vulnerable trust, productive conflict, commitment, accountability and results.

This session provides participants opportunity to:

  • Participate in an overview of The Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams principles.
  • Explore an understanding of your current approach to bringing the principles of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® model to teams you are part of
  • Develop ways to apply the principles of The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® model

If you are a member of any team as part of your work or personal life and wish to help the team be even more productive and engaging this webinar is for you!!


Productive Conflict: Interest Based Dialogue

Conflict and disagreement are necessary parts of successful teams and relationships however, the conflict must be productive. Productive conflict requires skills and practice.  This Webinar will help you explore skills and tools necessary for productive conflict to be effective in both interpersonal and organizational settings. The material presented in this webinar is based on three paradigms: Crucial Conversations and Interest Based Problem Solving, and Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict.

This session provides participants opportunity to:

  • Discuss the definition and advantages of productive conflict.
  • Explore the impact of incivility in the workplace
  • Understand the principles of interest-based dialogue
  • Explore skills and techniques necessary to participate effectively in conflict situations by having effective difficult conversations.

If you are interested in increasing your self-awareness around conflict behaviors, learning ways to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict through hosting difficult conversations and designing a specific script to host a difficult conversation this webinar is for you!


Work of Leaders: Vision, Alignment and Execution

This is a 2-hour webinar

As we continually evolve our workplaces as a result of the changing futures created by the Covid pandemic the work of leaders is more important than ever.

Based on the book, Work of Leaders, by Julie Straw, this webinar explores how using the framework of Vision, Alignment, and Execution, leaders better understand and apply their leadership behaviors to guide their organizations, departments and teams into the new and changing workplace reality.

Work of Leaders approaches leadership as a one-to-many relationship as opposed to the one-to-one relationship of management through the lens of:

  • Crafting a vision of new possibilities for the future through exploration, boldness, and testing assumptions.
  • Build alignment by communicating with clarity, engaging in dialogue, and providing inspiration so everyone is moving in the same direction.
  • Champion execution through momentum, structure and feedback to enable the group to capitalize on it talents and make the vision a reality.

This webinar provides an introduction and overview of the principles and drivers of the Work of Leaders.

This session provides participants opportunity to:

  • Hear an introduction and overview of the principles and drivers of the Work of Leaders.
  • Explore the principles and drivers associated with crafting vision, building alignment and championing execution.
  • Discover, reflect and discuss their own behaviors related to the drivers of vision, alignment, and execution.
  • Create a plan to further develop their positive leadership behaviors to help guide their organizations, departments, and teams into the new and changing workplace reality.

Managing and Engaging Workers and Teams in the Virtual World

Are you managing people and teams who are working remotely and virtually? What issues does this new virtual reality bring to your world as a manager? What issues will you face when workers begin to transition back into the workplace? This webinar will provide an opportunity to explore ways you can build engagement, create a sense of trust, compassion, stability and hope, and support wellbeing in those you lead.

This session provides opportunity to:

  • Discuss ways to engage and manage remote workers.
  • Explore ways to build a culture of trust, stability, compassion, and hope.
  • Develop ways to support workers wellbeing.
  • Learn ways to address the loneliness and isolation felt by remote workers.
  • Explore how to lead teams working remotely.

The Power of Hope: Increasing Student Success

Hope is the belief that the tomorrow will be better than today and that you have the power to make that so.   In the book Making Hope Happen: Create the Future you want for Yourself and Others, Shane Lopez shares his meta-analyses of hope research and concludes that, with other conditions being equal, hope leads to a 12% gain in academic performance, 14% gain in workplace outcomes and a 10% gain in happiness.

This Webinar will help you explore how you can increase hope in the lives of your students, your colleagues and yourself. This webinar was previously presented as part of the NISOD Annual Virtual Conference.

This session provides opportunity to:

  • Review of the definition and impact of Hope in teaching.
  • Discuss three core competencies of hope: goals, agency and pathways.
  • Explore methods to measure hope and hopeful thinking.
  • Collect specific in and out of the classroom activities designed to develop hopeful thinking in students.

If you are interested in helping students be more successful by helping them develop hopeful thinking, this is the webinar for you!


See you online soon!