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Lane County GIG

Intended Audience
Anyone interested in the workplace learning field in the Lane County area.

The Lane County GIG provides networking and professional development opportunities.

Specific Program

October 24, 2012

Want a Seat at the Executive Table?:
Demonstrate Value as an Organizational Strategic Partner Using Your Training and Devleopment Skills

Intended Audience
Anyone currently in or interested in becoming a leader in an organization.

In March 2012 SHRM's HR News senior editor, Beth Mirza, wrote "In Strategic Workforce Planning, Questions More Important than Answers". Mirza states: "When it comes to working with senior business leaders on strategic workforce planning, what matters most is the conversation...This is one of the foremost challenges for businesses....this is a skills gap for HR people. This is a developmental need."

Support the on-going development of your organization, or that of your clients, by participating in a facilitated series on influential Leadership books. It is not too late, join us for session two for further discussion of 'Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time' by author Susan Scott..

Fierce Conversatons® is leadership and development training that drives results in business and education by developing conversation as a skill. Fierce prepares us to ignite productive dialogue that interrogates reality, provokes learning, resolves tough challenges and enriches relationships. "What gets talked about in an organization and how it gets talked about determines what will happen."

As a result of participating in this preview of the book Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott, you'll be able to:

  • Distinguish the difference between official truths and "ground truths" in your workplace.
  • List four important questions essential to rewriting a compelling shared-vision statement that helps your organization identify where its behavior is in alignment with its values.
  • Improve your ability to describe reality in your workplace from your perspective, without laying blame

About the Speaker
Jean Bonifas of Springboard Northwest LLC facilitates an engaging, interactive review of the concepts and principles presented in Fierce Conversations. A limited number of books will be available for purchase at the event. You may wish to purchase in advance on for approximately $11.

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CPLP Recertification Credit
CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ASTD. CPLP Website.

The Chapter estimates 1.5 recertification hours for this workshop.

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Logo of HRCIHRCI Recertification Credit

This program has been submitted for approval for 1.5 general recertification hours toward PHR®, SPHR® and GPHR® recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number (available after the program) on your recertification application form.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

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Previous Meetings - 2012

September 27, 2012 - Want a Seat at the Table? with Jean Bonifas (1.5 CPLP recertification credits, 1.5 HRCI recertficiation credits)

Previous Meetings - 2011

February 15, 2011: Becoming More Resilient in Stressful Times
April 12, 2011: Conversations Central to Your Success: What's Your Fierce Factor
May 10: Engaging Adult Learners No Matter What with Pamela Cournoyer
June 14: Energizers and Icebreakers with Terry Reich
October 18: Learning Management Systems with Panel
November 17: Use of Images to Engage Learners

Previous Meetings - 2010

January 12, 2010: Coping with the Speed of Change with Sherry O'Boyle
February 9, 2010
: Create Really Effective Job Aids and Handouts with Lynn Bonner and Carole Hall
March 9, 2010: Networking and CPLP with Susan Van de Water
April 13, 2020: Time in an Hour with Annetta Forrer
May 11, 2010: Grab Your Audience with Visual Presentation with Vickie Cussins
June 8, 2010: Create Custom Training Video Productions with Dan Bilderback
July 13, 2010: Social Event and Potluck

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Alignment with National ASTD's
Workplace Learning Profession Competency Model

9 Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

1. Designing Learning
2. Improving Human Performance
3. Delivering Training
4. Measuring and Evaluating
5. Facilitating Organizational Change
6. Managing the Learning Function
7. Coaching
8. Managing Organizational Knowledge
9. Career Planning and Talent Management

See left column.

7:30 - 9 am for Program

Northwest Community Credit Union
Gateway Street (Beltline & Gateway)
Springfield, OR 97477

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