One of the most critical issues facing organizations today is how to retain the employees you want to keep. The problem is that most organizations stop at the superficial level. They don’t develop a comprehensive strategy to address the challenge of keeping their best people. This certificate series is designed to build your skills in engaging and retaining the talent at your organization! Consider the value of building your skills in this area. All sessions include a light breakfast!
Discount Alert: Each course is $149 or signup for all five for only $699; a discount of $49!
Hire Right the First Time: Behavioral Interviewing
Hiring the wrong person for the job can be very costly in terms of time, money, and employee morale. Interviewers make the best hiring decisions when they gather meaningful, job- related information from applicants. Join us to learn how to interview for the unique behaviors, knowledge, and motivations that are needed for candidates to be successful in their job.
Oct 16 Tue 8 AM – 12 PM Middletown Campus Instructor: Sheri Bender
Ramping Up Employees Right – Effective Onboarding
How is effective onboarding retention? How long should onboarding last? What’s the role of HR and direct supervisors? How should you expose the employee to your culture? All of these questions and the ones you bring with you will be answered. Come prepared for engaging conversation. Leave with tactical examples you can immediately apply to your role.
Nov 6 Tue 8 AM – 12 PM Middletown Campus Instructor: Sheri Bender
Engaging and Retaining Talent
No one affects engagement and retention more than YOU the leader! Learn a model to determine what drives each individual’s engagement, as well as methods for proactive engagement and talent retention. In class, you will conduct “engagement and retention conversations” and develop a plan to implement “everyday engagers.”
Dec 4 Tue 8 AM – 12 PM Middletown Campus Instructor: Rick Till
Coaching for Success
In today’s fast-moving world, leaders are expected to quickly assess business priorities and the capabilities of their team members. In this class, you will learn four advanced coaching techniques that develop proficiency in using the Interaction Essentials in challenging situations. You will learn to ask powerful and insightful questions and how to drive higher levels of employee engagement through appreciation.
Jan 15 Tue 8 AM – 12 PM Middletown Campus Instructor: Aaron Weakley
Effectively Implementing Change
Did you know, 70 percent of workplace change initiatives fail? For workplace change initiatives to be successful, organizations need leaders who are able to turn resistance into commitment and inspire team members to take ownership of change. Learn the skills necessary to accelerate the process of implementing change with your team members and how to create an agile work environment where people are more open to change.
Feb 5 Tue 8 AM – 12 PM Middletown Campus Instructor: Aaron Weakley
Meet Your Instructors
Sheri Bender, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, has over 20 years of human resources experience in manufacturing, healthcare, private, and non-profit companies. She holds a Masters degree in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from James Madison University. The areas of human resources that she enjoys most are employee relations; training and development; coaching and corrective action; and team building. She is drawn to the field of HR because no day is ever the same and there is so much interaction with others.
Rick Till has Extensive HR, quality, and customer service experience with both private and public sector employers and has worked over 30 years in various HR roles with global manufacturing companies. With roots in public education, he has served as a classroom teacher, school board member, and central office school administrator. He has a bachelor’s degree in career technical education from the State University of New York at Oswego and a master’s degree from Shenandoah University in education leadership. Rick has a passion for impacting organizations by facilitating and promoting organizational leadership and employee development.
Aaron Weakley is a senior level leader with over 16 years of manufacturing and supply chain leadership experience with companies such as Vanity Fair, Family Dollar, Target Corporation, and The Home Depot. Aaron has a BS from Virginia Tech and a Lean Six Sigma accreditation from Villanova University. More importantly, Aaron is passionate about leading by serving people. Aaron believes that the most effective leaders are the ones who are willing to give up the driver’s seat and use their abilities to allow others to take the wheel. Aaron has taught the fundamentals of servant leadership in various settings and truly believes that the best question a leader can ask is “what can I do to help?” Please join Aaron as he challenges us to be the best leaders by developing the heart of a servant.