This session will give our business leaders the tools and opportunities to critically examine their workplace practices and cultures, particularly within the context of the post-2020 environment. The world is a dramatically different place, and stagnation is simply unsurvivable. We will provide frameworks for examining your company, methods for leadership to solicit honest feedback from all levels, and technology adoption suggestions for a future-forward company. Identifying the issue is only one piece of the puzzle. We’ll also explore change management techniques for properly implementing new strategies and working structures in a sustainable way.
1. Identify and fix gaps in their company’s procedures and culture that reduce morale and retention.
2. Lead change initiatives that recognize the whole human identity for employees and ensure that the employee experience is sustainable.
3.Critically examine existing workplace standards and evaluate their necessity in the current world and future of work.
Speakers: Eric Mistry and Andrea Chartier
Eric Mistry, MA, MBA is a Senior Instructional Designer at Heap.io. As an educational technology expert, Eric has dedicated his career to learning about education and technology and the ways they can work most effectively together. He has also pursued research into effective organizational change. He believes that the intersection of technology and the human experience is the most interesting place to work, learn, play, and exist. Eric's career journey has taken him across many industries and organization structures, with many lessons learned along the way.
Andrea Chartier is speaker, presenter, facilitator, work futurist, and promoter of work-life integration. A Boomerang Duluthian on the edge of the Millennial generation, Andrea brings an understanding of generational dynamics-- and as a proud professional mom (ages 1, 5,7 and 20) she advocates wholeheartedly for paid family leave and family-centered policies. As a Career Counselor at The College of St. Scholastica, Andrea serves as a professional matchmaker and community builder where she guides and supports students and alumni through all stages of their career journey. Andrea serves as an anti-bias search advocate and as member of the Duluth Workforce Development Board, working to support efforts in employer/education partnerships and to build a future workforce that works for all individuals. She brings skills and interests in strategic facilitation, educational design/re-design and using data to support regional workforce needs. A futuristic strategic ENFP you will most often find Andrea coming up with new ideas and implementing new programs. In her “free time” you will find her reading, cooking and writing about healthy locally sourced foods (@makehealthydelicious), making things, and spending as much time as possible with family and friends at the lake, beach and forest.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
On your computer via Zoom
Networking and Registration 11:45-12:00
Program 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Free for Members
$25 for Non-Members
$3 for Students