Brain Based Presenting Getting the Brain to Pay Attention Presented by Sharon Bowman Thursday, May 15, 2014 2-3pm ET You’ve been there before. Your mind wandering, eyes glazing over as you listen to a boring and predictable presentation. When people aren’t engaged, they’re not paying attention. And that means they’re not learning. So how can you guarantee your audience will sit up and take notice the next time you’re in the lead… Read More

Thriving Through Change Presented by Cynthia Scott Thursday, May 8, 2014 11am-12pm ET In a world filled with economic challenges, globalization, and advancements in technology, it’s beginning to seem as though one of the only constants in today’s organizations is change itself. To thrive in this environment and develop a sustainable future, it’s vital to first understand the human response to change and then learn how to harness it in order to… Read More

  Assertiveness skills are crucial to professional development, as well as other aspects of life. Asking for what you need, handling confrontations gracefully, and putting ideas forward with confidence are tools that will help get your career to where you want it to go. Not only do these skills improve teamwork, focus discussions, and build relationships, but they also help individuals to become competent, constructive, confident, and perform at their best. Assertiveness Skills,… Read More

  Join HRDQ at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition! Come visit us at booth 1927 and give our prize wheel a spin!  Everyone who spins will go home with a great prize and be entered for the grand prize drawing for a Bluetooth Bose radio (a $200 value). While you’re there pick up a copy of our latest catalog to see all of our soft-skills training including:  Experiential learning activities Assessments… Read More

We divide skills into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are the technical or functional abilities that apply directly to a job title (such as teacher, attorney or engineer). Soft skills apply more to personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team collaboration. Soft skills are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting… Read More

Do you know how to build rapport with candidates you’re interviewing? Do you know the right questions to ask? If you’re asking candidates hypothetical questions, you’ll get hypothetical answers. Whether you’ve performed 100 interviews or you are new to the interviewing world, using behavioral interviewing techniques will give you the knowledge and tools to improve your interviewing skills, which will lead to better hires, and a better, more competitive edge for your organization. Behavioral… Read More

Do more with less. It’s become the mantra of organizations across the globe. The demand for increased productivity and bottom-line results is greater than ever before and the responsibility for monitoring and driving business is no longer the sole domain of the accounting department. Today, employees are partly accountable for the organization’s financial well-being, regardless of their background, experience, or skill set. Chances are most employees have a limited knowledge of financial… Read More

Visual Thinking for Effective Leadership Wednesday, March 12, 2014 2pm-3pm ET In the face of organizational complexity and workplace chaos, it’s time to challenge leaders with a new way of thinking. Visual thinking, that is. Grounded in research, this dynamic technique is an excellent way to stimulate dialogue and provide a deeper understanding of how leadership plays out in organizations. After all, if a “picture paints a thousand words,” imagine what leaders… Read More

In just a few clicks, you’ll have your own tailored-to-your-company training program. Most of the training products available today are off-the-shelf products. Purchase them, open them up, and use what someone else created, with another company’s logo on it, and their idea of what the ideal training session looks like. Those can be great training materials. We sell plenty of those, in fact. But what if you want to make some changes?… Read More

The global market is a buyer’s market.  The immediate availability of products and services makes efficiency a high priority.  Wise, timely, and measurable efforts maintain a business’s cutting edge and allow for growth.  So, where should resources be invested? There are many processes, programs, and policies that are undeniably necessary in businesses, though they have no material end.  Attributing profit to these practices is more complicated than determining the value of the… Read More

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