PRESENTATION: Learning Agility

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Learning Agility is a hot topic these days – what exactly is it and how does it affect you?

This presentation will help you better understand what learning agility is, how to tell if someone has it, and when to know if you even need it for a specific role. The information within will help you identify, hire and promote individuals who will succeed and grow in their new positions.  After review you will be able to:

  • define learning agility
  • interview to uncover agility
  • setup an appropriate battery to assess for agility
  • understand the importance of learning agility within your organization

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PRESENTATION: Succession Planning

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We recently hosted an event with the Metro East Illinois Human Resources Group to help HR leaders learn the key strategies to develop a succession plan. Dr. Michelle Clark, Vice President of Organizational Consulting, discussed the importance of succession planning, how understanding behavior can help you and your organization get the right plan in place, and key pitfalls to avoid when implementing a succession plan.

We know as a Human Resources leader you are continually striving to ensure you have the right people in the right roles in your organization. This presentation will help you be sure you continue to do so in the future. This information will help you create a successful succession plan which will help you identify and develop employees who can best contribute to your organization’s goals in the future.  After review you will be able to:

  • avoid the pitfalls of only analyzing past performance
  • combine and accurately measure past performance and skill sets
  • analyze future potential of individuals

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PRESENTATION: Unlock the Resistance to Change

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We recently hosted a Breakfast Briefing Event to help you learn key strategies to unlock the resistance to change within your organization. Dr. Michelle Clark, Vice President of Organizational Consulting, discussed the elements of change, how understanding behavior can help you and your organization stop avoiding change, and key mistakes to avoid when dealing with change.

We know change is inevitable and employee resistance can cost a company time, money, and customers. We would like to share this presentation with those of you who were unable to attend our event. It will give you the confidence you need to embrace change and help you to coach others through it. After learning about this topic you’ll be able to:

  • Understand why people avoid change
  • Understand the stages of change
  • Address resistance
  • Avoid key mistakes

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EVENT: Succession Planning

You Have the Right People in the Right Place Now…But What About in the Future?

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As a Human Resource leader, undoubtedly you are inundated with the need to assure you currently have the right people in the right roles within your organization.

Are you also working to assure your organization will continue to have the right people in the right roles in the future?

Now is the time to act. Successor development planning helps you identify and develop employees who are best positioned to contribute to the organization’s future. At this Metro-East Illinois Human Resources Group (MEI-HRG) event Psychological Associates, will illustrate how you can develop an effective system of succession planning for your organization. We will demonstrate how using one method of looking at the past performances of individuals can hamper even the most well-intended succession plans. It is a combination of past performance, future potential, and overall skills sets that put the right people in the right roles well into an organization’s future.

This event is designed for all levels of HR and anyone handling the talent management needs of an organization. It does cost to become a member of the MEI-HRG, however, this event is free to all who would like to attend.

At this event you will learn how to:

  • avoid the pitfalls of only analyzing past performance
  • combine and accurately measure past performance and skill sets
  • analyze future potential of individuals

Succession Planning – You Have the Right People in the Right Places Now…
But What About the Future
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Collinsville Golden Corral
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Seating is limited. Please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

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EVENT: Unlock the Resistance to Change

…Key Strategies that Work!

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You may not always foresee change, but you can anticipate that change in your business environment has the capability of causing resistance, or even paralyzing fear, among anyone within your organization – from the senior team to the individual contributor.

Join us at our upcoming event, Unlock the Resistance to Change: Key Strategies that Work, where we will address this resistance and help you identify leverage points at the organization, senior team, and individual levels. Dr. Michelle Clark will illustrate key strategies to help your organization adapt to changes in the marketplace, and examine strategies many companies employ that do not work. You will leave this event armed with proven tools you can use immediately to eradicate issues that hamper change within your organization.

This event is designed for attendees at the C-Suite level and above.

You will learn how to:

  • realize if you are in the way of change
  • address changes in your culture
  • adapt to changes in the marketplace

We know everyone’s change management concerns are different, and we want this event to have a big impact on your success. So we are offering a special gift to event attendees – a complimentary, individualized change management coaching session with one of our specialized Ph.D. consultants for up to one hour. You will receive a certificate at the event you can use for this complimentary session.

Unlock the Resistance to Change – Key Strategies that Work
Friday, April 5, 2013
Psychological Associates Office
8112 Maryland Avenue, Suite 300
Saint Louis, MO 63105 
7:30am – 9:00am
7:30-7:50 – Light Breakfast and Networking
7:50-8:45 Change Management Strategies
8:45-9:00 Questions and Networking

Seating and complimentary coaching sessions are limited.

Please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

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Psychological Associates’ Dimensional® Model of Behavior™ Helps the Nursing Field

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In 2012, we announced our own Dr. Cindy Lefton had written a chapter in the ground-breaking book Mastering Precepting: A Nurse’s Handbook for Success.  In the chapter, Dr. Lefton discussed the uses and importance of Psychological Associate’s Dimensional® Model of Behavior™ in the development of nurses.

We are once again proud to announce this book has secured not one, but TWO spots on the American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Awards List!  It was voted No. 1 in the Medical-Surgical Nursing category and No. 2 in the Nursing Education category.

Congratulations to editor and author Beth Ulrich, and of course our own Dr. Cindy Lefton!

Watch out world, here comes a new generation of Q4 nurses!

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EVENT: 3 Reasons a Company Can Fail…

…and 1 BIG Reason It Can Succeed

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Everyone knows there are many reasons a company might fail.  But not everyone knows many failures occur due to a team or individual’s behavior.  At Psychological Associates we divide behaviors into four quadrants – found in our Dimensional® Model of Behavior™.  Three of those quadrants identify behaviors that can lead a company to fail.  One of the quadrants, the one we call Q4 – describes those behaviors that are results focused and foster a company’s success.

We and the Saint Louis RCGA cordially invite you to attend a Business After-Hours Event where complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served while local business leaders share success stories. At this event you will discover what top executives at leading Saint Louis based companies such as Emerson, Centene, and Buckingham Asset Management have done to ensure successful leadership development.

We’ll also give you an inside look at our flagship workshop, the newly redesigned Leadership Through People Skills® (LTPS.) Please join us at 5:30 p.m. February 6, 2013, in the second floor gathering area of the Knight Center at Washington University to learn the behaviors that can foster your company’s success.

RCGA Business After Hours Event – 3 Reasons a Company Can Fail
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Charles F. Knight Center at Washington University
5:30 – 7pm 
Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served  
Space is limited, please fill out our registration form to reserve your spot:

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PRESENTATION: The Office Battleground: The Secret to End the Conflict

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We recently hosted a Breakfast Briefing Event to help you learn how to end conflict at the office. Pam Hager, Vice President of Instructional Consulting, discussed the elements of a conflict, how changing your own behavior can help the other party change, and how you can work through – and help others work through – the conflict to arrive at the best solution.

We know even the most peaceful offices have conflict, and this can cost a company time, money, and customers. We would like to share this presentation with those of you who were unable to attend our event. It will give you the confidence you need to address conflict in your office, and most importantly arrive at a successful resolution for you and your business. After learning about this topic you’ll be able to:

  • Get past conflict and get things done
  • Size up behavior to understand the conflict styles of others, using the Dimensional® Model of Behavior™
  • Re-engage affected parties to work through the underlying disagreement
  • Control your emotions and manage others’ emotions in resolving the issue

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EVENT: The Office Battleground: Secrets to End the Conflict

We have all been there – either at an impasse with a colleague or on the management end of a conflict among others. In today’s fast-paced, stressful business environment, it is inevitable to encounter workplace conflicts at some time.

Whether you are in the midst of the battle or playing the role of the peacekeeper, finding resolutions to these issues is essential. Unresolved issues can lead to diminished performance or cause permanent harm to your company.

Join Psychological Associates at our next complimentary Breakfast Briefing as we present The Office Battleground: Secrets to End the Conflict on November 29, 2012, at our office in Clayton. The event will be hosted by Pam Hager, Vice President of Instructional Consulting. Limited seating is available, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

Those who attend will learn:

  • How to get past conflict and get things done
  • How to size up behavior to understand the conflict styles of others, using the Dimensional® Model of Behavior™
  • How to reengage affected parties to work through the underlying disagreement
  • How to control your emotions and manage others’ emotions in resolving the issue

Based on our Working Through Conflict™ workshop, Ms. Hager will present the event in a “learn-by-doing” format with demonstrations and lively discussions. This is a do-not-miss opportunity for anyone seeking ways to resolve their own workplace conflicts or those within their own organizations.

Please mark this event on your calendar and register below to join us to get the tools you need to end conflict at your office.

“The Office BattleGround: Secrets to End the Conflict” is a complimentary breakfast briefing, but space is limited and it does fill up fast, so be sure to register today.

The Office BattleGround: Secrets to End the Conflict
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Psychological Associates
8112 Maryland Avenue, Suite 300
Clayton, MO 63105 
7:30am
Breakfast will be served, seating is limited. 
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EVENT: Gaining Employee Commitment to Increase Business Results

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Is your company achieving the highest level of productivity possible? Is your senior team truly connected to your goals?

Research shows truly motivated senior team members are more productive and more tied to company goals – and these employees seek motivation and incentives that go beyond the amount of their paychecks; they seek an emotional and intellectual bond – a sense of purpose – with their employer.

Psychological Associates will examine the intricacies executives should consider to achieve the greatest effects of a committed, engaged senior team and workforce at a complimentary Breakfast Briefing on October 30, 2012, at Cardwell’s in Clayton. The event, Gaining Employee Commitment to Increase Business Results, will be hosted by Dr. Tom Brooks, Senior Vice President Performance Consulting. Limited seating is available, so please RSVP as soon as possible.

This event is reserved for CEOs and Board Members only.  Those who attend will learn:

  • How to gain commitment through employee engagement
  • How commitment will increase productivity and returns
  • How committed employees stay longer and work harder

Dr. Brooks will present a case study that explores the ideas that drive engagement from an employee’s perspective. Attendees will leave this event with motivational ideas to gain commitment within their own organizations.

Please mark this event on your calendar and register below to join us to get the tools you need to enable your organization to seize new opportunities to grow and prosper by uncovering your hidden success.

“Gaining Employee Commitment to Increase Business Results” is a complimentary breakfast briefing, but space is limited and it does fill up fast, so be sure to register today.

Gaining Employee Commitment to Increase Business Results
Tuesday. October 30, 2012
Cardwell’s in Clayton
8100 Maryland Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 
7:30am
Breakfast will be served, seating is limited. 
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