GMA SHRM Professional Development Summit

March 10, 2020
Alliant Energy Center


Session 1:  Culture of Engagement- The Why and How to Build Passionate, Engaged Teams


Session 2:  Using Motivational Conversations to Boost Employee Engagement  

Presented By:  Joshua Evans, Enthusiastic You, LLC
  Presented by:  Peter Korynski, Peer Learning Institute

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Session 1

Each of us began our careers from an engaged, passionate place. We were excited and intrigued. However, with such demanding roles in today's world, it can be easy for us to lose sight of the meaning behind our work. Recent Gallup Poll Studies have estimated that on average, only 29% of an organization’s staff are engaged in their work. This correlates to 71% of people at any given organization being disengaged. It is estimated that disengaged employees have cost US companies over $450 billion a year.

But what if you could help employees re-engage in their work? What would be the impact on your organization if every person found meaning and purpose in their role? In this talk, you will learn how it's everyone's responsibility to manage influences, direct perceptions, and build aspirations that create organizational cultures with fulfilled employees and engaged teams. You will obtain tools built to help you influence employees through emotional intelligence. You will also understand a tactical method for helping employees see the meaning in their role so they can re-engage in their work.
Participants will learn:
  • How to build engagement focused working environments
  • How to increase coworker engagement
  • How to effectively communicate to build positive organizational momentum

Session 2

HR professionals often need to address and mediate difficult and at times uncomfortable issues raised by employees and managers. Directing or guiding managers and employees towards plausible solutions can be difficult, especially in situations that involve high emotional and personal engagement.  Motivational interviewing is an effective coaching method that HR professionals can use to help employees find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior to resolve their issues. It does this with open questions, affirmation, reflective listening and summary reflections (the OARS skills). Motivational interviewing is an invaluable skill for effectively addressing difficult personnel and organizational issues, especially those requiring behavioral change, employee engagement and ambivalence about taking action. The participants will receive several job aids that will enable them to conduct motivational interviews with confidence. This hands-on session will include skills practice, small group activities and large group reflective discussion.

As a result of this workshop, HR professionals will be able to:
  • Assess an individual’s motivation and confidence for change to become more engaged in the workplace
  • Conduct effective coaching conversations using a motivational interview approach
  • Resolve personnel issues through coaching
Joshua consults for 100s of companies, from global firms to small businesses. In doing so, he helps both people and organizations focus on employees’ emotional connection with the company and their work as “The Corporate Culture Cleaner.”

Peter Korynski is the Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer of the Peer Learning Institute.  He manages The CEO Forum for chief executives of microfinance institutions worldwide. Trained in several coaching modalities including motivational interviewing, Immunity to Change, ACT and Structural Dynamics, Mr. Korynski has worked with senior managers including HR managers and L&D professionals. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Kellogg School of Management.  
  • Registration
7:30am to 11:00am
  • Session 1
8:00am to 10:00am
  • Session 2 
10:15am to 12:15pm

  • GMA SHRM Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.
  • Student Member
Free - Advance registration positively required.  
  • Guest / Nonmember
$35 each session   -   $70 both sessions
  • Guest Grant Registration

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If you are considering joining GMA SHRM, have a bona fide connection to Human Resources and would like to apply for one of these Professional Grants, please complete the contact information on the form at this link.  We would love to have you join us! 




Alliant Energy Center

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713

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For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2820 Walton Commons    Suite 103
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.