Leveraging the Group IQ
Integrating Relationships and Results
The Art of Mentorship
The Lessons of Experience
Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reason
Bio - “CONman!” Eric has been called many things. Most of which can even be repeated in civil conversation. Besides family labels and being called a friend, “CONman” is one title that brings a great measure of satisfaction. Meaning, he strives in small, simple ways to make a lasting CONtribution to the lives of others. This may mean donning work gloves, reading Dr. Seuss to children, sharing ideas with large and small groups, or analyzing system efficiencies. Each avenue carrying its own reward.
Eric has had the opportunity to experience diversity in his career as a job coach for those with disabilities, a manager in retail facilities, plus operation manager in production and warehouse locations. He currently holds the reigns of his own business assisting transportation companies in the oil fields with compliance, accounting needs, and general operations consulting. Working from most any location with internet capabilities has allowed flexibility to explore and expand on other rewarding CONtribution avenues over the past few years including Appreciation Team research.
Living in Teton Valley, Idaho, Eric enjoys hiking, kayaking, shoveling crystalized water (maybe ‘enjoy’ is to strong of word for shoveling), pyrography, and reading nonfiction works. He is current president of Upper Valley Toastmasters, and a certified member of the John Maxwell Team. This quote by Winston Churchill has been adopted as a personal philosophy and company slogan: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” He is striving to build a life founded upon CONtribution economics.
Composing a Culture of Appreciation -Effectively communicating appreciation is as personal as individual taste in music. What are some “keys” that successfully help an organization compose an ambiance of appreciation into the daily culture? Mother Teresa observed, “There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for food.” How do we feed this hunger in a competitive market environment? This presentation reviews the seven Appreciation Keys that will enrich the work environment.
Bio - Boyd Chikatulah is originally from Zambia, Africa. He and his wife, Erin have two boys.
Returning for the second time to the PPD, Boyd’s background in both in Criminal Justice and Christian ministry has prepared him to employ some key self-managements skills that have fostered success in his career and life.
Boyd is passionate about serving people. He has dedicated his life to encouraging, empowering and edifying those around him. Boyd is passionate about leadership and training.
Boyd is the CEO of 3 Oaks Ministries.inc and oversees the state contracts responsible for the oversight of Religious Activities and Volunteer Services in all Adult and Juvenile Correctional Facilities in the entire state of Idaho.
Boyd is activity involved in the community in varies arenas. As the Chairperson of the Community Information and Resource Fair, Boyd works with numerous state agencies as well as community organizations to better the lives of those in need in need in our communities. Nationally, Boyd serves as a national advisory member of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association.
Boyd is an ordained Minister and is actively involved in a local church where he and his wife serve weekly on the pastoral team.
Self-Management -During this presentation, you will learn how effective self-managements can lead to a path to success in one’s career and overall life. Self-management skills are those characteristics that help an employee to feel and be more productive in the workplace. Self-management skills help an employee communicate and interact efficiently with fellow workers, supervisors, and even customers. They also help employees make good decisions and improve time management. Self- Management has everything to do with how one manages the person that they have most control over, Self. Before a leader should lead others, the change should happen from within.
Dr. Alex Bolinger
Bio - Alex Bolinger, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Idaho State University. Dr. Bolinger completed his doctoral degree at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and, prior to joining Idaho State University, was on the faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s Brandywine campus.
Dr. Bolinger’s research interests focus on groups and teams, negotiation, entrepreneurship, and employment in service professions. His work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and Small Group Research, among other outlets.
An advocate of active learning and student engagement with the community, Dr. Bolinger created the "Make-a-Wish Challenge" at ISU, initiated an Honors class where students work in teams to write a local history book that is published by Arcadia Publishing, and his teams of MBA students have repeatedly taken home hardware from the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) in Anaheim, California. He was voted by the Associated Students of Idaho State University as the school's "Professor of the Year" for 2015-2016.
Dr. Bolinger currently teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in decision-making and negotiation, relational leadership, collaborative creativity, and organizational behavior.
Introducing Change -Leading change is a critical task of leaders in today's fast-paced, rapidly shifting competitive environments. But resistance to change can be fierce. In this session, participants will learn about key sources of resistance to change and tactics for overcoming them using an extended case study from Australia's experience with water shortages during the "Big Dry."
Bio - Brett Harward is a professional speaker and a peak performance coach to thousands. His award-winning training and coaching programs transform organizations and individuals from the inside out – with stunning results. He has built and sold in own successful businesses; selling his last to a Fortune 300 Company. Along the way he has worked with thousands of businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small business startups. He is a sought after speaker and trainer and shares the stage with the likes of Mark Victor Hansen, Bob Proctor, Lisa Nichols, Garrett Gunderson and Les Brown. His book “The 5 Laws That Determine All of Life’s Outcomes” was published by FranklinCovey.
For the last 20 years he has studied the behaviors of people and organizations with an eye for what separates the average from the super-successful. Brett has done thousands of employee interviews and organizational surveys. Brett is passionate about making a difference, and as a result, leaders from diverse industries and thousands from all walks of life are moving from ordinary to extraordinary. Much of Brett’s work has been with general contractors, architects and trade contractors. He currently works with the mountain west region of Pella Windows and doors, and focuses on building value added partnerships.
Here’s what others have said about Brett’s work:
“Learning, understanding and practicing the 5 Laws that Brett teaches will help you tap into and release your personal and highest human potential. Working from the inside out is the principle of effective, successful people. Your behaviors aligned with correct principles indeed predict your future.” Dr Stephen R Covey, Author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Leader in Me.
Leveraging the Group IQ -Big Smart - large and small organizations rarely leverage the collective intelligence of the group. In this workshop, learn how to unlock the success that comes from harnessing the Group IQ rather than being limited to YOUR individual IQ.
Bio - Mark Stevens, SHRM-SCP is the owner and CEO of The Square and the Triangle, Coaching and HR Consulting, Inc. Mark is an author, public speaker, and highly experienced human resources professional. He teaches and consults on a wide variety of employment and leadership topics, including, but not limited to Leadership Development, Management Practices and Training, Employee Engagement, Applied Employment Law, Anti-Harassment, and more. Mark has nearly twenty years of management and human resources experience across multiple industries and multiple states, including biomedical, healthcare, logistics and warehousing, and retail.
He is also the author of The Square and the Triangle; The Power of Integrating Relationships and Results in Workplace Culture, available on Amazon.com. More details can be found at www.thesquareandthetriangle.com.
Integrating Relationships and Results -Mark will present from his book, The Square and the Triangle - The Power of Integrating Relationships and Results in the Workplace, where he describes the answer to today’s leadership challenges. While personality leadership assessment has its place, the more complicated a model is or becomes, the less likely it will be used. Learn about your style, how to leverage it and put it to work.
Bio - Allison Clark joined the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Employee Assistance Program in June 2015. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and received her masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Idaho State University.
Allison has worked in a variety of settings including a prison, a state hospital, outpatient mental health clinics, and interdisciplinary clinics. She is a licensed psychologist and serves as the Human Reliability Program designated psychologist for INL. Allison has experience conducting assessment and treatment, including work with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, substance abuse, and marriage and family issues.
She enjoys reading, writing, the illusion of reducing clutter, attempting to create shade in her backyard, playing with her critters, and embarrassing her children.
Receiving Feedback -We often hear of the importance of receiving and incorporating feedback in our professional development. Not all feedback is equally accurate or comes from an informed source, and sometimes we are not in a good frame of mind to receive it. This presentation will focus on how we receive, process, and apply the feedback we are given.
Bio - Mr. Newgard joined the Bank of Idaho in July 2015 as the President and CEO. He came to Idaho from HomeStreet Bank where he was responsible for management and strategic expansion throughout Central and Eastern Washington. Mr. Newgard’s time at HomeStreet Bank began with the company's acquisition of Yakima National Bank (YNB), where he had been serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, tripling their size during his tenure there.
Mr. Newgard, who has held several leadership positions in regional and community banking since 1998, is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking (Colorado) and holds a Master of Business Administration from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla College. Jeff is very community-minded, and volunteers on several boards with local, regional, and national organizations that align with this passion. He presently serves as the Area 5 Chair for the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), an all-volunteer arm of the Department of Defense. He also serves as a Director with the War Bonnet Roundup, coined Idaho’s Oldest Rodeo, and is the Vice Chair with the Independent Community Bankers’ of America Select Committee on Cyber Security, just to name a few. Jeff recently obtained certification in the COMP TIA Security Plus program on cyber security, an accreditation he pursued and obtained as a CEO, so he could better understand the needs of his I.T. team in protecting the bank and its clients.
He is happily married to his wife, Savannah; they have two daughters and a son. His family is his greatest joy in life. When not with his family, Jeff enjoys outdoor.
The Art of Mentorship -Jeff will take his audience on a short journey or his own personal experiences of mentorship, both from the receiving end and the giving side of the mentorship experience. His personal experiences will bring the presentation to life as he drives home important points to remember for anyone who aspires to mentor others.
Ann Marie Peters
Bio - The co-founder of Interview Savvy training and career skills firm, Ann created and implemented the business strategy and programs resulting in positive net profit within one year of initiation. She has more than 18 years of Banking and Financial Services experience in multi-faceted business areas worldwide.
Ann Marie’s experience includes strategic planning, behavioral coaching development and facilitation, consulting, project management, sales training development and facilitation, and script development. Ann Marie is credited with writing, managing and launching a groundbreaking international management behavioral coaching program. Ann Marie’s Human Resources expertise includes incentive program development and management, as well as employee recruitment and hiring. She is credited with launching multiple international recognition and incentive programs. Ann Marie set precedent for pioneering an international operations training program. Her reputation as a start-up and turnaround expert resulted in her being the featured employee for HSBC in Working Mother Magazine’s Top 100 Companies.
Ann Marie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Chicago and her Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business. She is currently the Director of Strategic Partnerships for College of Eastern Idaho.
The Lessons of Experience -In this session, learn about the importance of both formal and informal education. Take advantage of the "lessons of experience" shared by the speaker based on many years of management. Learn how to be a better manage your career path with leadership experiences and plan ahead for your next opportunity for advancement.
Bio - Pete Coulson has had a very interesting life. Coming from his background of being Pete Coulson has had a very interesting life. Coming from his background of being adopted from an orphanage in Austria, he could have gone down a dark path in life, but with his adopted parents support, tough love and his experiences, he chose the light. He has worked a few diverse fields such as school administrator and social worker. His work experience gives him an insight on children that is very valuable.
Where Pete Coulson came from and his experiences have made a difference on who and how he is. "How we approach life and how we look at life can make us a better person or a bitter person". He was one of 10 adopted children in Austria. German is his native tongue. His parents were very positive with him growing up. He talks about learning to respect the authority that you are under. He experienced different discipline and different ways of learning things. "We can impact lives in our own backyard. We don't have to go wide to make a difference".
In growing up, he milked a lot of cows living on a farm, and realized he never wanted to be a cow milker. But he learned discipline. He talks about taking the opportunities that come your way so that you can learn and grow as a person and aim to be a better person.
Respect, Responsibility, Resilience and Reason -During this presentation, you will learn about Peter’s 4 -Rs of life: respect, responsibility, resilience and reason. How and when you use them in your career can affect your experiences and results. Peter will provide examples of sportsmanship to show how you can better manage your life’s situations by using these qualities and rethinking the outcomes. In the sports arena, remember to go to the next play and don’t let the mistakes of the last play keep you from executing the next play.
East Idaho Professional Development Day
March 26th, 2019
Hilton Graden Inn, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Final Registration & Breakfast served at 8:00am
Opening Keynote Speaker starts at 8:30am