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From Untapped to Optimized: How to Engage, Lead and Inspire Today’s Workforce

From Untapped to Optimized: How to Engage, Lead and Inspire Today’s Workforce

Business Training

Wednesday, January 9 | 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Holiday Inn Fargo

We’ve long known that employees tend to prefer to work toward the top of their skill set, and they want to be engaged and have a sense of purpose at work. What’s different now? The lion’s share of today’s workforce (68%) is comprised of Gen Xers and Millennials, who value these elements even more than previous generations.

This generational shift is putting a different demand on leaders and managers. In fact, approaches that have worked in the past may have the opposite effect now: causing tension, stifling innovation, and driving turn-over. The good news is there is an approach that can improve morale and performance: facilitative leadership.

In this presentation, learn trends driving the change, a practical approach to the facilitative leadership style, and why and how it works.

Why attend?

  • Strengthen understanding of how and why management and leadership styles are changing
  • Deepen knowledge of a great solution for leading and managing today’s workforce
Andrea Hochhalter is the founder of Beyond Facilitation
Andrea Hochhalter
Beyond Facilitation
Emily Porter is founder of The Porter Authority
Emily Porter
Chief Marketing Officer
Beyond Facilitation

About the presenters
Andrea Hochhalter is the founder of Beyond Facilitation, a team of affiliate partners and member of a national network of certified facilitation and training consultants who provide services in planning, engagement, meeting and workshop design, leadership development, and change management. An enthusiastic and experienced facilitator and implementer in cross-organizational change working with leadership to incorporate and develop facilitative tools and methods into projects, Andrea and team partner to design, develop, and implement plans and strategies to advance organizations and communities and set the groundwork for a culture of engagement and continuous improvement. Her clients have included Jeremiah Program, Kilbourne Group, Ecumen, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Arts Partnership, River Keepers, and NDSU Research and Technology Park. Prior to consulting, Andrea was the Group Training Manager at Microsoft where she developed and led global and cross-functional teams in the development of training products. She holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.B.A. in Information Technology. A North Dakota native, Andrea lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she honed her skiing, hiking, and rock-climbing skills before returning to the Mid-west and now resides in Lake Park, MN with her husband and two daughters.

Emily Porter is founder of The Porter Authority, Emily Porter works with Beyond Facilitation and a network of consultants and facilitators to help organizations build authentic relationships, brands and experiences, especially when the going gets tough. She specializes in Change, Communication, Team Building and Storytelling. Emily’s clients have included American Refugee Committee, Best Buy, Ecumen, Johnson & Johnson, MoneyGram, Target, Thrivent, Michigan State University and University of Minnesota. Before consulting, Emily was VP of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations for two Allianz companies. She was also VP of Marketing at Applix, a technology company acquired by Cognos, and for an Idealab start-up. Emily began her career in public relations, and worked at American Express in New York, and trade associations in Washington, D.C.. Emily has completed the ToP Mastery Program and has certificates in Project Management, Crisis Communications and Media Training. She continues to study Communications, Writing, Rhetoric and Anthropology. She has a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. Originally from Richmond, VA, Emily has lived in Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston. She now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two dogs.

This training qualifies for 2 CPE credits for the ND CPA Society.


REGISTRATION (includes lunch)
Chamber Members: $30 per person in advance | $35 at the door
Non-Members: $40 in advance | $45 at the door

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1/9/2019 11:30 AM TO 1:00 PM

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