HR@UW 2018 Innovating in HR, December 2018
In today’s organizations, fewer employees than ever report harboring prejudice, yet reports of work discrimination are rising in the last two years. This creates an equivocal social dilemma. Are people misreporting their true beliefs or are those claiming discrimination too sensitive? Alex and Kayla provided 75-minute talk on the interaction of conscious and subconscious prejudice as causes of workplace discrimination to a full room of over 80 Human Resource Professional’s as part of the UW-Madison Central HR’s 2018 Conference. In their presentation, they explained how conscious and subconscious prejudice interact to cause unintentional discrimination by detailing how subconscious prejudice forms, how it can be primed without awareness, and how it undermines conscious intent not to discriminate.
WE Energies, October 2018
lex provided a full day program on Organizational Culture to over 40 employees in the We Energies environmental department. What is Organizational Culture? How do we differentiate strong and weak cultures? In what ways to employees react to managed and unmanaged culture change? This program was designed to answer these questions. It was broken into three parts: 1) What is organizational culture; 2) Organizational culture change; and 3) Employee assimilation to the new organizational culture.
TDS Corporate, June 2018
Alex provided a 75 minute talk on Transformational Leadership to full room of TDS accounting and finance professionals. In his presentation, he provided an overview of transactional versus transformational leader, differentiated what managers versus leaders do, explained why highly skilled performers may not necessarily be effective leaders, and outlined the path of leadership development.
HR@UW 2017 Building Partnerships for Success, December 2017
Alex provided 75-minute talk on Motivating Exceptional Performance by Transformational Leadership to a full room of over 80 Human Resource Professional’s as part of the UW-Madison Central HR’s 2017 Conference. In his presentation, he focused on what managers versus leaders do, why highly skilled performers may not necessarily be effective leaders, and the path of leadership development.
Cummins, August 2017
Alex provided a three-day training on Creating a Culture of Creative Presence to over 35 engineers. How do we create a culture of creative presence? How do we find creative employees? These questions stump executives. They know creative thinking is a “secret sauce” in hypercompetitive business world. However, they have had little training about techniques that can foster creativity. This program was designed to address this need. It consists of three integrated themes: Creativity foundations, creativity killers and enhancers, and application. Each theme is based on creativity literature, and is infused with experiential activities, short videos, podcasts, and visual aids.
HR@UW 2016 Developing a Culture of Collaboration, December 2016
Alex provided 75-minute talk on Motivating Exceptional Performance by Transformational Leadership to a full room of over 80 Human Resource Professional’s as part of the UW-Madison Central HR’s 2016 Conference. In his presentation, he focused on what managers versus leaders do, why highly skilled performers may not necessarily be effective leaders, and the path of leadership development.
J. F. Brennan Company, Inc., March 2016
Alex provided 90-minute talk on Transformational Leadership to over 130 of Brennan’s managers at their Spring 2016 training.
We Energies, September 2015
Alex provided 4-hour program on Organizational Culture to the executives and employees of Environmental Division at We Energies. In his presentation, he discussed the definition of organizational culture, factors that differentiate strong and weak organizational cultures, the process of learning organizational culture, and how to manage change and organizational culture assimilation.
Medical School, UW-Madison, May 2014 and December 2013
Alex delivered two 90-minute talks in the Medical School on the topics of goal-setting applied to academic medicine to approximately 100 attending physicians, and leadership and creativity among medical residents in the Radiology department.
“This program FAR exceeded my expectations”
– Program Coordinator, Cummins, 2017
“The word on the street is that your session was a huge hit. A million thanks for brining your frankness and humor to facilitate learning on a critical topic.”
– Program Coordinator, HR@UW Conference, 2016
“Thank you very much for spending the time with our group… The information presented was very informative. I will definitely keep you in mind for future training events or if any of my fellow HR professionals are looking for a resource. All the best!”
– Program Coordinator, J.F. Brennan Company, 2016
“As promised, you delivered a superb session at the GMI …I personally could have sat through a week of just your Leadership topic. It simply was fascinating and certainly had me in ‘Flow.’ I will be looking forward to the next time we meet.”
– Program Coordinator, Actuant, 2010
“Your Leadership session was superlative! Thank you for being part of the … I really hope your schedule allows you to be part of the … next year. In conclusion, I continue to get positive feedback on your session. You really made a difference and I am confident your thoughts and ideas as echoed and practiced by … participants will become part of the … cultural fabric for years to come. In my mind this is the ultimate compliment, stated or unstated, from … participants. Congratulations!”
– Program Coordinator, Actuant, 2008