Employee Engagement - An Essential People Strategy for Challenging Times
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Program fee: $225
Lucas Hall - Lucas 107
Santa Clara University campus
With fewer financial rewards to offer, companies are struggling with how to achieve full engagement of their employees. Engaged employees are much more likely to remain longer with the company, innovate and strive for higher levels of performance and contribution, thereby impacting productivity, customer service, customer loyalty and profitability. Now more than ever, we need all employees to give their best effort and deliver superior results.
This program will equip managers with the necessary understanding of aspects within their sphere of influence that can positively impact employee engagement. This will ensure both short term and long term success of the company by retaining the best talent and getting their best contribution. The program will emphasize the role managers can play in building employee commitment and motivation so that employees want to give to the job what is called discretionary effort - to go that extra mile. Practical action steps are provided to help managers apply the knowledge immediately on-the-job.
In this program, participants will:
- Explore what constitutes employee engagement and identify drivers of employee engagement
- Learn how employee engagement impacts business results
- Identify the role of managers in ensuring a high level of employee engagement
- Develop an action plan for managers to maximize employee engagement
Who should attend?
The program is for managers charged with doing more with less in a challenging economic situation - managers concerned with employee engagement in an environment with limited financial levers to reward and recognize employees.
Don Tyler brings extensive consulting and leadership development experience including design and delivery of professional, management and leadership development programs for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. His primary focus is on leadership, team and organization development. and change management. Don's current responsibilities include leading the Leadership and Organizational Development Practice at Align Technology as well as consulting with other high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Recent projects have focused on increasing levels of employee engagement in difficult economic times.
Don has worked extensively with global software development teams in the US, India, Europe and Asia Pacific to increase team effectiveness, cross cultural communication and collaboration.
Don was previously Managing Partner of catalyst Consulting Team specializing in team development for Silicon Valley clients including Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Intuit, Adobe, Cadence and many start-ups.
Carolyn Bendik, Ph.D. brings a unique blend of organization development, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources management. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Her professional work experience spans silicon Valley private and public sector organizations including Santa Clara Water District, National Semi-Conductor, Cadence Design Systems, Align Technology and Juniper Networks.
Carolyn's current projects focus on increasing levels of employee engagement in difficult economic times as well as developing high-potentials and successors. Carolyn also has deep expertise developing and introducing 360 degree assessments, mentoring programs and talent management systems.
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All requests for refunds must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Executive Development Center's refund policy states that program registrants unable to attend will receive a refund under the following conditions:
- More than one week prior to the program will incur a $25 processing fee
- Less than one week prior to the program, no refund given
- If a participant is a no-show for a program, no refund will be given
The executive Development Center reserves the right to cancel any program for which minimum enrollment is not met prior to the program's beginning date. If a program is canceled, participants will be notified, and the full registration fee will be refunded.
Substitutions and Rollover Policy:
Participant substitutions are allowed for all programs. The substitute information must be sent by email - email@example.com or call 408-554-4521 with the substitute information: name, job title, email address, and phone number no later than 2 p.m. the day before the program begins. For participants who opt to roll into a program scheduled at a later date, a $15 fee will be incurred for each rollover. The rollover fee must be received within two weeks of request. Since program prices are subject to increase, participants who roll to a subsequent program will also be responsible for any price increase.