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Bryan Ramona

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Customer Experience Manager at TechWise Group

Topic:

Boost Productivity with IT
Save your Budget, Go to the Cloud
Cybersecurity

Objectives:

Learn how to operate your business more efficiently and profitably, how an integrated suite of business productivity and management solutions can drive your company forward, how to protect your business and customer information and how to address the concerns small and mid-sized business decision makers face on a daily basis.

Benefit to audience:

Attendees will take away real “how-to” action items to begin boosting their business productivity through the use of technology.

Has presented on: 1/14/2010

Susan Redding

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Senior Training & Organizational Specialist at MidAtlantic Employers Association

Topic:

Managing Conflict with Emotional Intelligence for a Winning Team

Objectives:

How does emotion influence how you approach a difficult situation? According to Daniel Goleman, 85% of a leader’s success depends on how well they manage emotions. Through established patterns and habits, we’ve taught ourselves strategies for how we handle conflict that are not always the most effective. Participants will learn to recognize their triggers and develop strategies to help influence those around them.

Benefit to audience:

•Learn how your emotional state is a critical factor in knowing when you should handle a task.
•How to use the emotional states of others in helping you to lead most effectively.
•To recognize your own conflict triggers and how you approach conflict.
•To understand their patterns of behavior and the choices they make define how they are seen as leaders.

Christine Reimert

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Senior Vice President at Devine + Partners

Topic:

Crisis and Issues Management; Media Training

Objectives:

understand the importance of a forward-thinking issues management plan; have tips and techniques to help manage the communications and resulting news according to their organization’s objectives; understand the importance of working with the media & other target audiences and resisting the temptation to shut down communications

how to evaluate the best spokesperson for your organization; how to develop and deliver key messages

Benefit to audience:

real-life skills and tips (could also incorporate interactive role playing) on how to proceed in issues management and spokesperson prep

Jason Reisman

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Partner at Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Topic:

Workplace Harassment & Misconduct Investigations--Learning from HP?

Objectives:

Understand the importance of properly conducted internal investigations of workplace harassment and misconduct from the legal perspective as well as from the "employee relations" perspective, including the impact on employee morale and productivity and the process of "workplace healing"; recognize the tell-tale signs of workplace issues that require an investigation and be able to strategically plan/carry out an appropriate internal investigation

Benefit to audience:

Participants will be just that, "participants." The program will be a high energy, engaging and interactive presentation. Questions and discussion will be encouraged and supported by the interjection of real world examples and role play. The focus, though based on a "legal" perspective, will focus on practical, business points and goals.

Has presented on: 1/10/2005

Stanley Ridgley

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Ass't Professor of Management at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

Topic:

Strategic Thinking, Competitive Intelligence, Personal Competitive Advantage

Objectives:

* Learn the Seven Secrets of Superior Speaking
* Know the Six Most Powerful Words in the English Language
* Command the Stage as a Powerful Presenter
* Deliver Stellar Group Presentations

Benefit to audience:

Develop a Powerful Strategic Personality

Overcome Stage Fright

Acquire Confidence and Presence

Apply Strategic Thinking and Advanced Tools of Analysis

Susan Roeder

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Partner, Philadelphia Assurance Practice Leader at RSM US LLP

Topic:

Technical topics,, the profession, work/life balance, women topics, etc.

Objectives:

Have education on specific topics discussed

Benefit to audience:

Education on specific topics discussed

Dale Rothenberger

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VP at ZEE Medical Service Company

Topic:

What The New GHS Program Means to the Business Executive

Objectives:

Understand the requirements of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as a replacement for the MSDS safety program being phased out by OSHA. Explain the new program requirements (labels, signs, training) and the timelines for implementation.

The old Hazard Communication Standard gave workers the right to know, but the new HCS 2012 gives workers the
right to understand: this is a very important change.

Benefit to audience:

This Session will:
1. Provide an overview of the program and date stipulations
2. Take you through the program and its effect on your business
3. Point out other areas impacted by this legislation
4. Give you (5) key take-aways to go back and incorporate into your business plan and budget