Changing Organizational Culture in the Public Sector: The Lava Effect©
Public sector organizations breed their own particular type of culture, one which often frowns on risk taking. In our world today, expectations from residents, elected officials, businesses, land developers and other key stakeholders interested in the delivery of public services, continue to rise. Learn how to meet these increased challenges and inject the principle of innovation into your organization, so that your people seek to not only do different things, but do things differently.
Creativity and Cooking: A Recipe for Success
Where cooking has become somewhat of a lost art, so has the emphasis on leveraging creativity as an essential ingredient to powerful and productive problem solving. Using cooking as a framework, the goals of this session are for participants to enlarge their perspective and expand their creative problem-solving approach to issues impacting their organization and community. In particular, on how to learn to replace the status quo thinking of "we've always done it that way" standard operating procedure with an 8-Step approach to cooking up your creative juices.
Digital Government: Creating the Social Media Game Plan
The rise of digital government got you all a Twitter! Social currency has always been vital to the credibility of government, and with the explosion of social media devices, governments need to accelerate their timetables for adopting and implementing contemporary strategies and tactics. Join us for a powerful session on how government professionals can be the Face(book) to lead the social media revolution in their organizations.
Employer Branding: It's a Whole Lot More than a New Logo!
The convergence of various trends - changing workforce demographics, retiring baby boomers, lack of skilled workers and use of the hiring freeze - offers the ideal opportunity for your agency to strengthen its Employer Brand. Top performers always have employment options and when the economy rebounds, the demand for talent will intensify. The challenge for your agency is when prospective candidates think of it as an employer, what comes to mind? Better yet, what do current employees think about their employer? Branding is increasingly receiving more and more attention today as a strategy to counter these forces and this session will outline the 5 Steps to Brand Strength.
From Typewriters to iPads: Communication across Generations
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millenials - in organizations there is an unprecedented blending of generations resulting in communication challenges. This session will identify continuing trends in the workforce and subsequent impacts on the workplace, examine the unprecedented changes younger workers are creating in organizations, and what organizations can utilize to recruit and retain employees from all generations.
Future is Now: Your New Role as a Finance Pro
The future has arrived and with it, an emerging role for the Finance professional. Increased scrutiny, higher expectations and a shifting political landscape add up to a valuable opportunity for the Finance pro to activate change, drive innovation and successfully lead their organization towards a better future. This session will provide a powerful combination of a sound strategy along with a series of integrated tactics designed to disrupt the status quo and optimize your capabilities in your new role.
Future is Now: Your New Role as a Human Resource Professional
The future has arrived and with it, an emerging role for the Human Resource professional. Increased scrutiny, higher expectations and a shifting political landscape add up to a valuable opportunity for the HR pro to activate change, drive innovation and successfully lead their organization towards a better future. This session will provide a powerful combination of a sound strategy along with a series of integrated tactics designed to disrupt the status quo and optimize your capabilities in your new role.
Future of Government: Me and My Career
Are you a climber or a coaster? Are you a flamethrower or flame starter? Are you hungry to identify ways to reconnect with your passion for public service? This session will cover:
- Trends which show government is experiencing transformational change and how these create opportunities for entrepreneurial solutions.
- How the "baby boomerang" effect is an opportunity for you to reposition your career.
- Techniques to accelerate your decision-making skills.
- Tools on how to be an Idea Generator.
- "So I want to be a Leader"
Leading Change isn't a Spectator Sport
During times of unprecedented change, leaders of organizations have the opportunity to refresh the focus and spirit of members of their workforce resulting in a higher-motivated workforce delivering superior service. This session focuses on identifying common scenarios related to managing change initiatives and how to translate the forces for change into a tailwind with practical, tactical and impactful ideas you can begin using tomorrow.
Macro-Managing©: Why Is It Effective?
Most of us recognize that micro-managing drives us and our people crazy, but have you ever considered how to work effectively macro-managing? Boost your capabilities and achieve better results, for yourself and your direct reports, by learning the art of macro-managing.
Measuring Performance: It's All About Results!
Governments tend to count activities which can be counted, but sometimes miss capturing that what matters! In today's permanent white water where public scrutiny is intense, determining what "business you're in" and capturing meaningful measures to demonstrate progress and level of impact is essential to sustaining public credibility. Performance management in the public sector has become a common "dashboard" for leaders as a technique that is an ongoing, systematic approach to improving results through evidence-based decision making, continuous organizational learning, and a focus on accountability for performance. This session effectively blends the concept and practical application of establishing and implementing performance measures.
My Most Experienced People Are Retiring: How Do I Build a Succession Planning program?
Effective organizations do not passively wait for the future; they create it by investing their time, thoughts, and planning in order to ensure the continuity of their leadership talent. Many organizations are, or will soon be, experience a leadership crisis as a large number of employees in upper and middle management positions, mostly Baby Boomers, will retire. Join us to learn an approach to Succession Planning that will help you determine the leadership your organization needs, methods to select and assess candidates, and create a succession pool. Particular areas covered in this session include:
- Examining the forces, internal and external, which are prompting organizations to pursue succession planning;
- Learning an approach to the Succession Planning and Management Process;
- Identifying The benefits of a well-executed succession planning process;
- Exploring the role of local government management professionals in facilitating the succession planning process within their own organizations;
- Clarifying the role for Human Resource Departments; and
- Reviewing Next Practices
R.A.P.I.D. Innovation: Converting Ideas into Results
Governments are in business...in the business of public service. Whether in lean times or flush times, playing it safe is no longer playing it smart. Dramatic change is necessary today and through the use of RAPID Innovation, leaders can inject a booster rocket into their organizational mind-set of problem-solving. Based on extensive research, RAPID Innovation is a fresh, problem solving tool designed to generate immediate dividends all through the directed efforts of your workforce. RAPID is an acronym for:
- Ramp up the Idea Generator
- Analyze the Impact
- Prepare the solution
- Implement the solution
- D - do it again
- How to use the five-step approach of RAPID Innovation
- The three areas in your organization that should be the target of innovative solutions
- Techniques that many governments are using to foster an innovative culture
- How to get leaders to start accepting new ideas and discard past solutions
- Steps you can take immediately to strengthen your own innovation muscles.
Replenish Your Passion: Your Personal CEO
What's influencing your everyday life? Are you numb from the seemingly endless and predictable series of handling Chores, Expectations and Obligations? Do you want to transition towards a more rewarding personal and professional life? This session will feature a powerful booster shot to your entire life by learning how to adopt a new CEO full of Challenges, Experiences and Opportunities that naturally replenishes your spirit. Launching this fresh CEO will restore the positive arc to your life's trajectory as you explore life's adventures. Patrick will focus on the 12 Ways to unleash your new CEO including your Self, Mind, Body, Soul, Spouse or Partner, Children, Family, Career, Community, Environment, Technology and the Human Race.
Succession Planning: The Sequel
Contrary to forecasts public sector employees continue to retire and young employees remain highly mobile. Fewer resources, more demands and the departure of seasoned, knowledgeable employees places your organization at a critical juncture: the need for experienced professional staff members has never been greater and the trend shows these organizational members as the most likely to be leaving the organization in the very near future. Succession Planning: The Sequel outlines several steps you can immediately take:
- Strengthening your Employer Brand
- Partnering with other governments to obtain top-flight training
- Convening your "Blue Chip" group
- Practical ways to create Knowledge Transfer
Talent Management: The Next Phase of Succession Planning
While the subject of succession planning has been the trend the last several years, this has transitioned to the practice of Talent Management wherein organizational leaders are seeking a broader and more systemic approach to building workforce capacity for the 21st century. This session will feature an emphasis on "next practices" related to the entire spectrum of Talent Management activities including recruitment, selection, performance management, career planning, training/learning and leadership development.
Your Leadership Playbook
As catalysts for continuous improvement, government leaders are facing significant challenges during these uncertain times and are searching for a simple, powerful and productive approach to leadership in the 21st Century. Using football as the basis, Your Leadership Playbook provides a series of synchronized leadership practices that enable leaders to propel their organization and workforce forward in all directions. Session objectives:
- Apply the principles of a forward-thinking strategy (Game Plan);
- To identify and use the Five Practices of Great Leaders (Offense);
- Utilize proven approaches to leading change (Defense);
- Implement leading edge practices for effective execution of services (Xs and Os);
- Successfully use methods of managing employee performance (Play Calling);
- Utilize techniques to develop future leaders (Team Players);
- Foster a leadership culture (the Field);
- Pursue a leadership competency (Touchdown);
- Digitally engage the public (Fans);
- Celebrate success (Tailgating).