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2019 IAPD Leadership Development Conference
Training Sessions

May 20 - 22, 2019
Dallas, TX, USA


All delegates are encouraged to attend these training sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maximizing Your Human Capital: Get Your Employees Engaged

Presented by Melissa Ortiz

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

Engaged employees are 21 percent more productive, 48 percent safer and deliver 41 percent better quality. Leaders like you are responsible for creating a culture of engagement among your employees. What can you do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to improve engagement in your organizations?

As leaders, you need to recruit and retain employees, engage your customers, produce high-quality products and deliver them on time. Learn how to do all that – and why it’s so important – at this Employee Engagement workshop that will add valuable skills to your leadership toolbox. 

In this workshop, you will:
  • Discover the science behind why employee engagement is the single most important metric in your organization 
  • Understand the impact of engagement and disengagement in the workplace, and on your individual team 
  • Acquire proven tools for engaging your employees – and gain practice with these tools
  • Learn to proactively manage your personal level of engagement 
  • Have a clear understanding of what employee engagement is, why it matters and how to create/sustain it

About Melissa Ortiz

Melissa Ortiz is CEO of Activate Human Capital Group. The past decade of Melissa’s career has focused on driving the softer financial indicators in business. Indicators like employee engagement, client engagement, internal customer engagement and strengths-based deployment of human capital. 

These metrics allow clients to quantify the level of psychological attachment that exists among their employees and clients – then proactively manage those metrics. These metrics matter because they are leading indicators; engagement is a forward-looking metric that predicts where we’re headed. 


Becoming a Coaching Leader

Presented by Jonathan Rogers

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

All Leadership Development Conference Delegates Welcome

People don’t leave companies — they leave leaders.

They leave because their direct supervisor doesn’t give them what they need to feel excited, motivated, accountable or loyal — or worse, makes them feel actively disengaged, frustrated and unappreciated.

So how do you develop engaged, dependable, emotionally invested employees?

The first step is to stop seeing yourself as a manager of people and to start seeing yourself as a “Coaching Leader.”

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Jonathan Rogers will guide you through the mindsets and beliefs of Coaching Leaders and offer practical ways to develop your coaching skills. You’ll walk away with systems and disciplines to be an effective Coaching Leader and a proven framework to drive alignment, engagement and results.

In this workshop, you will:
  • Understand what it means to be a coaching leader and the impact you can have on engagement and performance of your team
  • Explore and practice key communication skills needed to be an effective coaching leader
  • Sharpen feedback skills while providing powerful feedback through a real-time opportunity
  • Identify practical steps to improve your coaching leadership when you return to the office

About Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers is Vice President and Principal Coach at Building Champions. With nearly 30 years of sales, marketing and executive management experience, Jonathan helps his clients really get their arms around the mess and noise of strategic issues.

By helping to put structure and shape to their plans, he equips clients to take meaningful action. 
Prior to joining Building Champions, Jonathan was in the C-suite as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a forest products manufacturer with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales. Prior to that he was the National Sales and Marketing Director for a leading manufacturer of building products, where he led the team to nearly double top-line sales and consistently grow profits over a five-year period.

While Jonathan gets a rush from achieving results and booking business, his real passion is around developing people and helping others grow into high-performing leaders. He has a proven track record of implementing innovative processes while building healthy teams and successful individuals.