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Day 2: OCTOBER 26
Outward Mindset Skills & Sessions

Begin your day with the Arbinger Institute providing you with tools to implement outward mindset techniques learned on the first day, followed by four tracks with 16 individual breakout sessions.

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At a glance

* Schedule and program is subject to change without notice

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration & continental breakfast
Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included with your full registration.
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome & opening remarks
8:30 am – 9:30 am

General Session: Implementing the Outward Mindset Skills, Dave Moss, the Arbinger Institute.
Begin the day with this general session equipping you with simple and effective tools for implementing, developing and sustaining an outward mindset in your organization and among your team members.

Following the General Session: Choose learning experiences from four tracks supporting outward mindset concepts. Tracks focus on Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Development, and Team Building.

9:45 am - 11:00 am
Room 250 - Eliminate Miscommunication from Your Life  and Learn How to Listen Effortlessly, Cherrie Spurlin  Room 251 - EQ and the Outward Mindset: Making the Connection, Gale Mote  Room 271 The Best Culture Wins, Sean Abbas  Room 275 -  
Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer
11:00 am - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Room 250 - SORTing SMEs: Coaching Subject Matter Experts for Success in the Training Room, Dale Ludwig

Room 251 - Does Conflict Strengthen or Splinter Your Team?, Melanie Hoffner

Room 271 - Outward Mindset for the Hiring Process, Patti Seda

Room 275 - Shifting Your Accountability and Feedback Mindsets, Cindy Brown

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Take this time to visit sponsors and make new friends.
Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day are included with your full registration.
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Room 250 - Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer

Room 251 - Emotional Intelligence Forum, Gale Mote

Room 271Gaining a Systems View of your Organization: Priceless!, Deb Oliver

Room 275 - Finding, Retaining and Motivating Talent!, Liza Kensrud

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Room 250 - Training with the Brain in Mind, Melanie Hoffner

Room 251, Navigating Leadership – How Leadership Styles Affect the Way You Guide Your Team’s Success, Cindy Brown

Room 271 - New Era Leadership, Ben Snyder

Room 275 - The Secret Sauce: Collecting the Right Ingredients to be a Great Team Member, Marcie Van Note

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Farewell remarks & prize drawings























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BREAKOUT SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

9:45 am - 11:00am // SESSIONS

Room 250 - Eliminate Miscommunication from Your Life  and Learn How to Listen Effortlessly, Cherrie Spurlin  Room 251 - EQ and the Outward Mindset: Making the Connection, Gale Mote  Room 271 The Best Culture Wins, Sean Abbas  Room 275 -  Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer

9:45 am – 11:00 am // Room 250
Eliminate Miscommunication from Your Life  and Learn How to Listen Effortlessly, Cherrie Spurlin
This training provides tips and techniques to help you learn how to listen better. Misunderstanding and poor communication can ruin relationships, cause unintended hurt and effect the workplace bottom-line through litigation and turnover. Companies devote a lot of time, resources and energy toward employee engagement and employment branding. You will never get the results you want at work or in your personal life when communication is ineffective.
Bio for Cherrie Spurlin – Leadership guru, lifelong learner, mentor, human resource professional, mom, wife, and friend. Cherrie Spurlin is an SHRM Certified Human Resources professional with a Master of Strategic Leadership degree from Mt. Mercy University. Cherrie cares about people and has a passion for finding ways to help others develop and succeed. Most of her professional life has been working in the nonprofit industry leading human resource functions and working with volunteers.

9:45 am - 11:00 am // Room 251  
EQ and the Outward Mindset: Making the Connection, Gale Mote
Developing an outward mindset requires you to see others as people and open yourself up to recognizing their needs, challenges, and objectives. It demands a willingness to see the big picture and put the needs of the greater good above your own. Making these adjustments requires core emotional intelligence skills (EQ) like social responsibility, interpersonal relationships, empathy, emotional expression, and problem solving. In this interactive and dynamic session, participants will assess their own levels of core EQ behaviors essential to seeing beyond one's self and examine practical techniques to develop these important skills.
Bio for Gale Mote – When people come to Gale’s presentations and workshops, they usually leave with one key question, “Where does she get that energy?” For more than 27 years, Gale has been designing and delivering motivational workshops and training classes for all types of industry and organizations. Her firm, Gale Mote Associates, specializes in high performance work cultures, team development, emotional intelligence, front-line manager training and organizational development consulting. Her sessions are creative, energizing, participant-centered and get results! Gale is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) where she is also recognized as a Master Performance Consultant. She is a Certified Coach and Facilitator for EQ-I 2.0, a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence and how it can impact people and the workplace. Gale is an Accredited Facilitator for the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and Everything DiSC®. She is a graduate of Coe College with multiple degrees in Business, Economics, and Education. Gale holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa where she is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Tippie College of Business Professional MBA program. In 2014, she received the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Iowa.

9:45 am - 11:00 am // Room 271
The Best Culture Wins, Sean Abbas
The Best Culture Wins is a case study on how human resources and management worked together to build the best culture in a competitive industry. Not only did their culture produce financial results in the top 1% for comparable companies, but they transformed the idea of how leaders define, measure, and improve company culture.
Bio for Sean Abbas – Sean Abbas is President of Threads, Inc., a software company he co-founded to help organizations review employees on culture. He has more than 25 years of real world experience managing people and leading companies.  Sean is passionate about authentic communication and challenging the status quo. He enjoys using stories from his management experience to help leaders understand and improve culture in their own organizations. Sean is also owner of a manufacturing company called Baird Mounting Systems and is a member of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Board of Directors.

9:45 am - 11:00 am // Room 275  
Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer
If there’s one skill that leaders must master and habitually improve, it’s communication. In this session, we will identify and overcome three common obstacles to effective communication. So many dysfunctions, productivity concerns, drama, misunderstandings, and performance failures can be traced directly to communication missteps. Communicate for connection, not control. Learn how to give feedback and assign tasks in ways that build relationships, improve staff retention, and build engagement. There are obstacles created by forces beyond our control, but once we are aware of them, we can take constructive steps to overcome them. Part of this session's curriculum is inspired by the work of the Arbinger Institute's book “Leadership and Self-Deception.” The “four levels of maturity” gets correlated to self-deception and their "in-the-box" thinking. This session will be interactive and fun. And, the methods learned can be used right away.
Bio for Alan Feirer – Alan Feirer is a leadership trainer, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner, organizational development consultant, and author of “The Group Dynamic Field Guide: 51 Ideas You Can Use Today.” For almost 20 years, Alan has done business as Group Dynamic, helping people embrace challenging work, and have less stress while getting more done. He works with managers, directors, leadership teams, staffs, and team members through leadership training, team-building, and communication training. Alan lives in Winterset, Iowa, with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Mara. He holds membership in many professional organizations, including Optimists, Madison County Area Chamber of Commerce, the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and the Association for Talent Development (previous Central Iowa chapter President). Alan Feirer’s other interests include competitive Scrabble, exercise, travel, dining, and anything Disney.


11:15 am - 12:30pm // SESSIONS

Room 250 - SORTing SMEs: Coaching Subject Matter Experts for Success in the Training Room, Dale Ludwig

Room 251 - Does Conflict Strengthen or Splinter Your Team?, Melanie Hoffner

Room 271 - Outward Mindset for the Hiring Process, Patti Seda

Room 275 - Shifting Your Accountability and Feedback Mindsets, Cindy Brown

11:15 am - 12:30 pm // Room 250
SORTing SMEs: Coaching Subject Matter Experts for Success in the Training Room, Dale Ludwig
Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) have vast experience and enterprise-wide knowledge. The credibility they bring has tremendous value in the training environment. But there’s one caveat: SMEs bring risk because they are not facilitation pros or talent development (TD) experts. Just as new managers need coaching to be successful, so do SMEs tasked with delivering training. Unfortunately, this is an often-overlooked step in the development of SMEs-turned-facilitators. Coaching SMEs before they enter the training room is one of the surest ways to increase their success. This session is designed to (1) introduce TD professionals to the SORT Coaching Model, a proven technique in soft skill development, and (2) apply it specifically to coaching SMEs to be effective in the training room.
Dale Ludwig Bio – Dale Ludwig is the founder and president of Turpin Communication, a presentation and facilitation training company based in Chicago. Over the past 25 years, he and his partners have developed methodologies that challenge much of the conventional wisdom in the field. Dale has a PhD in communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is co-author of “The Orderly Conversation: Business Presentations Redefined” and “Effective SMEs: A Trainer’s Guide to Helping Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning,” to be published in November 2017 by ATD Press. In addition to his books, he is the author of the whitepaper “Getting Past 101: How to Bring Value and Relevance to Presentation Skills Training,” which can be downloaded atwww.turpincommunication.com. He is a frequent blogger and guest writer at Training Industry’s website. 

11:15 am - 12:30 pm // Room 251  
Does Conflict Strengthen or Splinter Your Team? Melanie Hoffner
Many view conflicts as negative and strive to avoid them. Because people bring their unique diversity to your team, conflict and disagreements WILL happen. Unfortunately for many teams, conflict splinters them, and productivity and team-focus suffer. In this session, you'll explore and experience strategies and tools to change perceptions of conflict, and strengthen your team through the conflicts that arise!
Bio for Melanie Hoffner – Thousands have enjoyed “WOW!” insights and experiences with Melanie Hoffner’s award-winning training facilitation, speaking, and coaching. As Founder and Chief People Development Specialist of Brain Bonanza, LLC, Melanie has transformed lives by altering the trajectory of her clients’ thought processes, helping them make decisions that move them towards their goals. Her high-content and engaging presentation style merges brain-based training and learning, accountability, leadership, emotional intelligence, and living your passions. Combining her certifications as a Brain-Based Trainer, Remarkable Leadership Coach, and Passion Test Facilitator, Melanie applies neuroscience, leadership, and heart-based passion to create successful outcomes with all those she serves.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm // Room 271  
Outward Mindset for the Hiring Process, Patti Seda
Selecting and onboarding a new employee is a key responsibility of a manager, and sets the stage for a successful work experience for everyone on the team. During this interactive session, we’ll explore how to help organizations have an “outward mindset,” specific to this process.
Bio for Patti Seda – Patti Seda is a human capital consultant, specializing in team and leadership development. Prior, includes 25 years as a human resource executive in ever-changing business environment.

11:15 am - 12:30 pm // Room 275 
Shifting Your Accountability and Feedback Mindsets, Cindy Brown
Accountability and feedback are popular terms to throw around in the boardroom, but what does that really mean for your team? Many leaders view accountability and feedback as a necessary evil. However, shifting from a “necessary evil” mindset to an “evolution of capabilities” mindset empowers the manager and team members to tackle development together. Shifting from “looking the other way” to “creating a culture of motivation and accountability” takes time and effort. This session uses common workplace scenarios to outline a systematic approach to holding people accountable. In addition, positive and productive feedback techniques will be shown and practiced during this session.
Bio for Cindy Brown – Cindy Brown joined Ruffalo Noel Levitz in 2016 to lead the new Talent Acquisition and Development Division. She has almost twenty years of experience in recruiting and training with the majority of her career spent in the Air Force. During her twenty-five-year military career, she held two leadership roles in recruiting, was an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy, and was the Chief Analyst of the Air Force responsible for developing policy and training for Air Force analysts. Since transitioning to Ruffalo Noel Levitz, Cindy established a human resource roadmap to strategically grow the department’s competencies. She’s working on several training initiatives including individual development plans, initial competency and follow-on training, and assessments to quantify learning across the organization.


1:30 pm – 2:45 pm // SESSIONS

Room 250 - Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer

Room 251 - Emotional Intelligence Forum, Gale Mote

Room 271 - Gaining a Systems View of your Organization: Priceless!, Deb Oliver

Room 275 - Finding, Retaining and Motivating Talent! Liza Kensrud

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm // Room 250  
Communication for Connection, Alan Feirer
If there’s one skill that leaders must master and habitually improve, it’s communication. In this session, we will identify and overcome three common obstacles to effective communication. So many dysfunctions, productivity concerns, drama, misunderstandings, and performance failures can be traced directly to communication missteps. Communicate for connection, not control. Learn how to give feedback and assign tasks in ways that build relationships, improve staff retention, and build engagement. There are obstacles created by forces beyond our control, but once we are aware of them, we can take constructive steps to overcome them. Part of this session's curriculum is inspired by the work of the Arbinger Institute's book “Leadership and Self-Deception.” The “four levels of maturity” gets correlated to self-deception and their "in-the-box" thinking. This session will be interactive and fun. And, the methods learned can be used right away.
Bio for Alan Feirer – Alan Feirer is a leadership trainer, Everything DiSC® Authorized Partner, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ Authorized Partner, organizational development consultant, and author of “The Group Dynamic Field Guide: 51 Ideas You Can Use Today.” For almost 20 years, Alan has done business as Group Dynamic, helping people embrace challenging work, and have less stress while getting more done. He works with managers, directors, leadership teams, staffs, and team members through leadership training, team-building, and communication training. Alan lives in Winterset, Iowa, with his wife, Julie, and daughter, Mara. He holds membership in many professional organizations, including Optimists, Madison County Area Chamber of Commerce, the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and the Association for Talent Development (previous Central Iowa chapter President). Alan Feirer’s other interests include competitive Scrabble, exercise, travel, dining, and anything Disney. 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm // Room 251
Emotional Intelligence Forum, ATD Hawkeye / Gale Mote
What are best practices associated with EQ development? How do you help leaders embrace emotional intelligence? This will be an engaging and interactive conversation around the challenges, research and best practices associated with developing Emotional Intelligence.
Bio for Gale Mote – When people come to Gale’s presentations and workshops, they usually leave with one key question, “Where does she get that energy?” For more than 27 years, Gale has been designing and delivering motivational workshops and training classes for all types of industry and organizations. Her firm, Gale Mote Associates, specializes in high performance work cultures, team development, emotional intelligence, front-line manager training and organizational development consulting. Her sessions are creative, energizing, participant-centered and get results! Gale is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP®) by the Association for Talent Development (ATD) where she is also recognized as a Master Performance Consultant. She is a Certified Coach and Facilitator for EQ-I 2.0, a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence and how it can impact people and the workplace. Gale is an Accredited Facilitator for the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ and Everything DiSC®. She is a graduate of Coe College with multiple degrees in Business, Economics, and Education. Gale holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Iowa where she is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Tippie College of Business Professional MBA program. In 2014, she received the President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence from the University of Iowa.

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm // Room 271
Gaining a Systems View of your Organization: Priceless! Deb Oliver
What are your major challenges within your organization? Do you find that there is goal conflict between functions? While this is a natural occurrence within organizations, a systems perspective is the key to seeing the big picture and adopting the “outward mindset” that is the theme of this conference. In this session we will explore how Systems Theory/Systems Thinking can be applied to ALL organizations, regardless of focus or size. Although recognizing an organization as a system of inter-related parts is critical to the success of organizations today, the understanding of this framework is often missing inside the workplace. Join this session to first understand the basics of systems thinking, and then as a take-away tuck two more sophisticated tools into your toolbox: the Inter-relationship Digraph and the Systems Analysis tool which will be used to map the specific elements of YOUR system.
Bio for Deb Oliver – Dr. Deb Oliver returned to the Iowa Quality Center as an Organizational Development Professional in June 2016 and just became the Executive Director on October 1, 2017. Deb has a passion for everything that involves organizations and management. She has a rich history of more than 25 years working in several different types of organizations. Her formal education includes a degree in Management (HR Emphasis) in 1994 from UN, a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior in 1996 from BYU in Utah. Deb taught for several years as a “hobby” at UNI and Mount Mercy University, while working fulltime, for eight years, at Rockwell Collins as a Lean Consultant. After Deb left Rockwell, she worked for the Iowa Quality Center for three years and developed the Workplace Lean Program which focuses on Continuous Improvement in the office/service areas of organizations. Deb accepted a fulltime faculty position at Mount Mercy in 2007, earned her PhD in 2009 from Capella University, and served from 2008 to 2015 as the Director of Mount Mercy University’s MBA Program. In 2012, she developed Mount Mercy University’s Master of Strategic Leadership program, and also served as the program’s director from 2013 through 2015. Deb enjoyed working at Mount Mercy (especially the students), and is excited by working alongside a variety of community organizations in their journey toward excellence.  

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm // Room 275
Finding, Retaining and Motivating Talent!  Liza Kensrud
Discuss practical ways to recruit talent—interviewing techniques, rewards and recognition practices to motivate, setting clear expectations, and building a culture people want to continue working in.
Bio for Liza Kensrud – A dynamic interactive educator and presenter with a passion for people! Liza Kensrud has developed and delivered interactive adult learning presentations on a variety of management development topics – effective listening skills, team development, etc. With more than 13 years’ experience coaching and mentoring employees to achieve professional growth objectives, she utilizes her training and development skills to help Allsteel Customer Support members grow and provide quality service. In 2008, she graduated with an MBA from the University of Iowa and was excited to be a Career Coach for the full-time MBA program of her Alma Mater. She developed and instructed a graduate career development course for first-year MBA students and served as an individual coach for students. Prior to working with the University of Iowa, she recruited civilians to work for the US ARMY for the Garrison of Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Previously she worked with Edison Learning, Inc. as a School Director of Technology, managing all technology and computer network resources, and training teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum. She mentored 42 schools and was a national trainer for professional development and management strategies. Liza is an avid reader, enjoys most types of music, and loves to travel. 


3:00 pm – 4:15 pm // SESSIONS

Room 250 - Training with the Brain in Mind, Melanie Hoffner

Room 251, Navigating Leadership – How Leadership Styles Affect the Way You Guide Your Team’s Success, Cindy Brown

Room 271 - New Era Leadership, Ben Snyder

Room 275 - The Secret Sauce: Collecting the Right Ingredients to be a Great Team Member, Marcie Van Note

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm // Room 250  
Training with the Brain in Mind, Melanie Hoffner
When training is delivered in harmony with the way the brain works, participants’ engagement, comprehension, retention, application, and enjoyment can soar! Join Melanie Hoffner, Certified Brain-Based Trainer, to experience training with the brain in mind and leave with practical brain-based strategies you can use to win with your training delivery, and your participants’ learning! Topics include Bowman’s “6 Trumps”, “The 10-Minute Rule”, “Press and Release”, “The Power of the Pink Elephant”, and more!
Bio for Melanie Hoffner – Thousands have enjoyed “WOW!” insights and experiences with Melanie Hoffner’s award-winning training facilitation, speaking, and coaching. As Founder and Chief People Development Specialist of Brain Bonanza, LLC, Melanie has transformed lives by altering the trajectory of her clients’ thought processes, helping them make decisions that move them towards their goals. Her high-content and engaging presentation style merges brain-based training and learning, accountability, leadership, emotional intelligence, and living your passions. Combining her certifications as a Brain-Based Trainer, Remarkable Leadership Coach, and Passion Test Facilitator, Melanie applies neuroscience, leadership, and heart-based passion to create successful outcomes with all those she serves.

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm // Room 251
Navigating Leadership – How Leadership Styles Affect the Way You Guide Your Team’s Success, Cindy Brown
In his book, “Leadership that Gets Results,” Dan Goleman connected with 3,000 executives to determine which leadership behaviors produced positive results. With this information, he defined six leadership styles that result from different aspects of emotional intelligence. Each style has a distinct effect on a team’s success. This session identifies and differentiates the six leadership styles and then uses movie clips to apply this information in different scenarios. Attendees will interpret how the leader’s actions positively or negatively impacted the team’s success. Finally, helpful information and resources will be provided to attendees to help them shift their mindset from “this is my style,” to “how can I use other styles” when required to improve my team’s performance?
Bio for Cindy Brown – Cindy Brown joined Ruffalo Noel Levitz in 2016 to lead the new Talent Acquisition and Development Division. She has almost twenty years of experience in recruiting and training with the majority of her career spent in the Air Force. During her twenty-five-year military career, she held two leadership roles in recruiting, was an Assistant Professor at the United States Air Force Academy, and was the Chief Analyst of the Air Force responsible for developing policy and training for Air Force analysts. Since transitioning to Ruffalo Noel Levitz, Cindy established a human resource roadmap to strategically grow the department’s competencies. She’s working on several training initiatives including individual development plans, initial competency and follow-on training, and assessments to quantify learning across the organization.

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm // Room 271
New Era Leadership, Ben Snyder
In this session, the focus is on how we are in a new era—and consequently how we perceive, create, and act. It requires a leadership shift to match these expectations.
Bio for Ben Snyder –  Ben Snyder is a consultant who specializes in leadership and workplace culture.

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm // Room 275
The Secret Sauce: Collecting the Right Ingredients to be a Great Team Member, Marcie Van Note
Strong team players are the strength of a team. May people can tell you what it is like to work on a bad team, but do not know what qualities are needed to be a great team player. Being a great team player is not easy, it requires patience and thinking about others, as well as yourself. We will discuss the difference between a group and a team, and discover the ingredients that mix well to create the secret sauce of really great teams.
Bio for Marcie Van Note – Marcie Van Note is Director of the MBA Program at Mt Mercy University, and a consultant. She has been a leader in the human capital field for more than 25 years, with experience in senior leadership roles in human resources and training in both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. She has presented at local and national conferences with an emphasis on talent development, leadership, change management, coaching, train the trainer, developing a positive culture, employee engagement, and motivation. Marcie is Past President of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) Hawkeye Chapter, and has participated on the Chapter Recognition Committee for national ATD. In 2016, she received the Council for Accelerated Programs, Excellence in Teaching Award and was elected to their Board of Directors in 2017.  Marcie’s personal philosophy is that learning is an ongoing process—never, ever stop learning.



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