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Swimming with the Hippos: How to Track, Measure, and Inspire Workgroups to Embrace the Organizational Values that are Critical to Success

  • 01/23/2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham
  • 24


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How do you know if workgroups are embracing the organizational values that are critical to success? What methods are you using to track it? How will your talent development efforts help?

As the nature of business is impacted today by industry demands, changing workforce demographics, looming retirements, talent shortages, and consumer expectations, every workgroup needs to embrace your core values. That is the key to improving customer experience, increasing business outcomes, creating a positive culture, and turning into an employer of choice. The alternative creates frustration, competing agendas, underlying assumptions, inefficiencies, and similar workgroups producing different results.

Talent development must play a leading role.

In this fun, collaborative session, learn to apply Mark’s three step process to track, raise, and sustain the embracement of your critical values. Discover how you can apply this process to your talent development workgroup, an internal or external client workgroup, or throughout your entire organization.

In this engaging session that models the process with your association you will:

  • Uncover the real causes of divisions and silos.
  • Learn how to track and measure how your values are really carried out.
  • Discover the power of a ‘real-life’, interactive case study to discover the underlying barriers.
  • Understand how to help workgroups co-create a different future that embraces your values.
  • Create an action plan to take back to your organization.

After participating in this presentation, you will rethink how you look at workgroup performance and the importance of your role as a talent development leader.

Speaker: Mark Kenny

Mark has worked with workgroups for over 20 years as a business owner, manager, technologist, and consultant in the healthcare, government, non-profit, education, manufacturing, engineering, publishing, technology, and transportation industries. He is becoming a go-to expert on the impact of underlying assumptions on business outcomes and has developed a unique interactive case study format for workgroups to address barriers and embrace organizational values. Mark has spoken for a diverse set of associations and companies including Vanderbilt, HCA, Deloitte, Mars, State of Tennessee, SHRM, ATD, and Ohio State University.

Mark is the ‘Chief Hippo’ at Hippo Solutions, has started two businesses, earned his pilot’s license, and loves playing basketball. He is a member of the National Speakers Association, a non-profit board member, a husband, a father of four kids, a youth sports coach, and a lover of all things ice cream.

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