Monday, January 24
Creating a Mindful and Resilient Workplace Culture
Represented by SpeakInc Speakers Bureau
Area of Interest: Professional Growth and Personal Development
A positive workplace culture enhances teamwork, collaboration and morale. As a result, it boosts employee engagement, efficiency and retention, which can lead to positive change throughout your team and company. Change breaks us out of our comfort zone and disrupts our routine making us feel uncomfortable. This talk will provide practical tips by which one can shift one's mindset to see the change as a positive force in our life, share tools on how to continue to show resiliency and more.
About Pandit Dasa
Pandit Dasa is an international keynote speaker, mindfulness and well-being expert, former monk of 15 years and author who speaks to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. In his speeches, he emphasizes the concept that “self-care is not selfish,” and that we need to learn to “close the apps” in our mind, otherwise we will feel drained and depleted. He provides practical tips on how we can become more resilient by better managing our emotional, mental and physical health so that we can be more focused and productive, and be more present for our colleagues and family.
Pandit’s extensive 25 years of personal mindfulness practices allows him to expertly guide audiences through a variety of mindfulness breathing and focusing exercises that leaves them feeling refreshed, relaxed and recharged.
Tuesday, January 25
Strategic Networking to Advance Your Career: How to Navigate Office Politics to Build a Strategic Network that Grows Your Career
Represented by Gotham Artists
Area of Interest: Strategic Thinking and Impact
CMP -IS Domain: Domain E: Human Resources
Unfortunately, in today’s volatile economic climate, no job is ever 100% secure. Layoffs, right-sizing, downsizing, reductions in force (RIFs) have become standard operating procedure for many companies. It is inevitable that at some point in your career you will be introduced to the word or experience called “layoffs.” And it often doesn’t matter how good you are at your job, how hard you work or even if you were just promoted. When layoffs hit, often the difference between who stays and who goes comes down to two critical factors in one’s career journey.
How well have you navigated your organization’s political landscape? How strong is your network to insulate you when times get tough? Over 60% of employees who rate their job performance as “favorable” rate the strength of their network as “poor.” This means that even if you are doing a great job, if you are not connected to sources that will advocate for you when you are not in the room, you become more susceptible to layoffs when downsizing occurs.
This workshop teaches you how to build a strategic network within your organization and how to use this leadership skill to navigate the political landscape to advance your career and build your brand. Participants leave with a powerful navigation tool to optimize the relationship quality of their connections and learn tools to expand their value across the enterprise.
When you master your network as you increase your technical capabilities, you typically last longer, get ahead faster, survive job cuts, get promoted to higher-level positions and enjoy more career success. Hailed as a life-changing session, this presentation will radically transform how you manage your interactions, work performance and relationships to become savvier in navigating the politics of success.
About Kaplan Mobray
Recognized by Meetings and Conventions Magazine as one of the nation’s top business speakers, Kaplan Mobray is one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers – and the award-winning author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding. Wharton-educated, Kaplan draws from his over 15 years of corporate experience as a successful business executive where he led corporate marketing, advertising, brand development and workforce diversity initiatives for Fortune 500 companies.
Kaplan has received worldwide acclaim and numerous awards for his leadership and branding insights. He helps organizations develop world-class leaders and build a high-performance workforce. He has been featured on CNN, FOX, Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and shares his message to NFL players and fans annually at the Super Bowl.
Prior to his speaking career, Kaplan served as U.S. Diversity Programs Leader at Deloitte. Kaplan also serves on the corporate advisory board of ALPFA, the nation’s largest Latino professional association. Through his latest venture, Kaplan is revolutionizing high performance learning through the Kaplan Mobray Leadership Institute Elevate Your Career, Elevate Your Life curriculum. He serves as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies, an advisor to the nation's top business schools and a brand coach to professional athletes. All of his innovative presentations have been described as life changing events. In his personal pursuits, Kaplan is a professional saxophone player. Kaplan resides in West Nyack, NY and is active in civic and charitable organizations.