The logo is for a Symposium being organized for business professionals. Given that 2016 is an Olympic year we thought we would have our speakers prepare talks that tie into the peak performance strategies used by Olympians and how these strategies can be applied to a business/work context.
The following content comes from a pre approach letter that we are working on for the event. A review of this letter should give you a good flavour for the event
Re: Do You Want To Improve Organizational Productivity & Results?
You and your staff/team are expected to use resources productively and to deliver results. Whether you are in the profit or non-profit sectors, the accomplishment of organizational objectives is becoming more challenging because of three critical challenges facing organizations. The challenges are:
1. Increasingly, organizations are facing rapid and relentless disruption driven by; political, economic, social, and technological changes taking place around the world that create ripples and sometimes, waves of change in the markets and communities in which they serve. The changes and the pressures they create can create roadblocks to goal achievement.
2. Your staff is your most valuable resource. Increasingly, they are being impacted by the hyper change occurring all around them. An aging workforce is leading to reduced engagement, energy, creativity and increased health costs for organizations. The explosion of digital technology (which has many advantages) has also become a major source of distraction, which erodes productivity. Another distraction for staff is increased financial worries as the media whips up concerns on a number of financial topics. At the top of the list are capital market fluctuations and ensuring long term income security and retirement planning. These distractions that swirl around your staff erode professional and organizational effectiveness.
3. Most organizations struggle just to find the time to get key objectives achieved. Intentional training can often take a back seat to more urgent priorities. And yet, the irony is that quality training is the critical ingredient to improved productivity and profitability in a world of hyper change. In particular, training that helps your staff increase their physical, relational, financial, and mental resilience can lead to significant productivity gains. As you read on, I will share details about a dynamic and cost effective training experience for your staff, that conveniently and cost effectively helps you to address some of your training goals for 2015/2016.
Unaddressed, the challenges I have outlined, impact your organization in the following ways:
o Increased health care and benefit costs
o Erosion of productivity
o Decreased creativity
o Decreased staff engagement
o Staff turnover
Technical or vocational training cannot adequately deal with these challenges. These issues are best addressed through a holistic model. This model needs to speak to the mental, physical, relational/emotional, and financial training needs of your employees and teams. This kind of training, helps your people to more effectively use their technical and professional expertise!
Are you ready to boost organizational performance and potentially experience a return on training dollars invested that has the potential to be 2 to 7 times your original cost? Then read on…
At Take Charge of Change (TCC), our faculty has collaborated to develop a series of training programs that embrace a “whole person” approach to professional development. We are excited to offer your organization the opportunity to participate in an upcoming symposium that we are hosting on November 26, 2015. The event theme ties into the fact that 2016 is an Olympic Year.
If you are looking for a way of investing in your people, and tapping into a training experience that provides a return on investment far in excess of the cost, then consider integrating the Achieving Gold Medal Performance in 2016 event into your fall training programs. Here are the symposium highlights:
This is a half day symposium that will start at 8:30 am and will end at 1:30 pm. We get started before the inevitable morning distractions begin, and because it’s a half day event, you can get back to the office for the afternoon and attend to any pressing matters that have developed through the day.
Our Winnipeg based experts are dynamic speakers and proven professionals working every day in their professions. They will share real world strategies that they apply in their own profession’s and business (with this package I have included additional information on our faculty).
Tim Hogue (Co-winner with his son of The Amazing Race Canada Season One) will be our featured speaker during the wrap up lunch. Tim will share his amazing story of personal resiliency, and determination as he battles to live a full, productive, and inspiring life while dealing with Parkinson’s. The mantra of Tim’s talk is Live Your Best!
In order to get maximum advantage from the symposium, each registrant will receive a pre symposium reflection exercise tied to each of the presentations delivered through the morning. In addition, each participant will receive a reflection journal to capture key ideas and thoughts during the symposium.
Each participant will receives a complimentary video recording of the symposium that includes presentation handouts. This resource will be useful for weeks and months after the symposium. This material can be used to re-inforce the concepts and strategies covered by during the symposium.
Goal Setting for 2016 – This will be a great kick-off event to get your staff to start thinking about their goals for 2016. Each participant will receive a complimentary TCC Goal Achievement Program (video and workbook) that will be a powerful resource tool to make sure each participant Achieves Gold Medal Performance for 2016!
The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday November 26th, 2015 and will be held at the Caboto Centre, 1055 Wilkes Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba. The symposium will run from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and will include lunch. The registration fee is $129 per registrant (includes lunch). However, we are currently running an early bird rate of $99 per person. In addition, group discounts are available.
As a follow-up to this package, I will reach out to you in order to answer any questions that you have about the November 26th symposium and discuss how the event could complement your training initiatives for 2015/2016. As well, I have included with this package a symposium fact sheet, information on the TCC faculty, and a discussion paper that reviews the benefits of this type of training and our other training models.
I look forward to our conversation.
Take Charge of Change (TCC)