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    Engaging Employees Through Turbulent Times

    Date: September 15, 2020, 12:00pm
    Bill Larman
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    Guest Speaker: Lisa Ryan - Grategy

    The impact of COVID-19 has profoundly changed business as we know it. Not only did companies have to change many of their work practices, but employees have found they have lots more options when it comes to how, when, and where they can get their work done. 

    Even the term “workplace” has potentially become obsolete. Companies that never thought they could (or should) offer telecommuting opportunities have been forced to do so. Now, the place that employees work has merged with the places that they eat, sleep, exercise, play and raise their kids and pets.

    Organizations that come out of this pandemic successfully are the ones that integrate and master digital work, community and collaboration. And yes, this does go for manufacturing plants. Workers may still have to show up to run production, but their mindset has probably expanded to adjust and adapt to new ways of using technology and communicating with each other and with leadership. It’s essential for you to have strategies to help employees deal with the fear, frustration, and uncertainty of the new work environment.

    It’s going to be awhile before we figure out what the new normal is going to be, but whatever those changes are – there is no more “business as usual.” In the case of COVID-19, the only thing we know for certain is that things are going to change.

    In this online training program, you'll learn what it takes to connect with and KEEP your employees from becoming someone else’s.

    About Lisa Ryan, CSP

    Are you frustrated with your employees’ lack of commitment and passion? Do you wish you could connect with your team members in a meaningful way? Are you concerned that your employee engagement surveys aren’t giving you the “real” story? 

    Lisa Ryan can help.

    As a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an award-winning speaker and author of ten books, Lisa works with her clients to develop employee engagement initiatives and strategies that keep their top talent and best clients from becoming someone else’s. 

    Lisa’s expertise includes: strengthening workplace culture, improving employee engagement, and initiating gratitude strategies (“Grategies”) for personal and professional transformation. Lisa’s participants enjoy her high energy, enthusiastic delivery and quick wit and they leave the session with ideas they are committed to acting on immediately to make positive workplace culture changes. 

    Lisa costars in two films with other experts including Jack Canfield of “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”  She is the Past-President of the National Speakers Association, Ohio Chapter and holds an MBA from Cleveland State University. 

    Relevant Experience

    • Keynote, breakout or workshop speaker at more than 100 national and international conferences
    • Thirteen years of industrial marketing and sales experience, including seven years in the welding industry – and yes, she does weld
    • Host of “Elevate Your Engagement Levels: What You Need to Know” on the Elite Expert Network
    • Creator of “The Seven Mistakes Managers Make to Crush Company Culture” video series
    • Best-selling author of ten books, including “Manufacturing Engagement: 98 Proven Strategies to Attract and Retain Your Industry’s Top Talent”
    • Award-winning speaker