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Heartland Community College

Business Solutions Showcase

Join us Thursday, April 20, from 8AM-12:45PM
at HCC’s Community Commons Building for free training, lunch, and then networking!

Invest in your staff by learning how to keep employees healthy, happy, and emotionally connected while on the job. 

Industry experts will provide practical sessions on timely topics, including:

Sticking With It: Emotional Intelligence is Harder Than You Think

• Emotional intelligence is at the root of all positive interactions at work. Yet it remains a challenging competency for professionals. In this session, led by experienced facilitator Carol Burrell, deepen your understanding about what makes EI pivotal to your success in the workplace. Consider what you can do to develop and maximize your EI.

Using Stay Interviews to Retain Employees

• Discover the concept of stay interviews as a must-have tool for employee retention. Facilitator Eric Hoss will guide an exploration of this approach. In this session, hone active listening and questioning skills in order to drive down departures and build open communication.

Coaching for High Performance

• A key responsibility of a leader goes beyond achieving results — it’s about developing people. Gary Ohler of Appex Partners will offer a coaching framework that will help add value to your leadership practice. In addition, explore two foundational skills to help you tap into your own powers of coaching. Leave with a clearer sense of how effective coaching can contribute to a high-performance work environment.

Business Showcase participants

Supporting Neurodiversity in Your Workplace

• Globally, 1 in 5 people is neurodivergent. Supporting neurodiverse employees is an important aspect of creating an inclusive workplace. In this session, led by Kristi Glesne and Christina Schulz, learn about neurodiversity and what is meant by accommodation. Explore how improved planning and feedback will benefit all colleagues.

Improving Your Funny Bone at Work … and Play

• Certified humor professional Jennifer Keith returns with another dynamic session on lightening the load with humor, inside and outside of work. Leave with actions for infusing humor into the workplace to contribute to everyone’s mental well-being. Understand how tending to your own and your team’s mental health results in an environment where talent is acquired and retained.