The symposium will feature Sara Christiansen, author of Critical Leadershift. Christiansen will offer a full-day workshop about why traditional management techniques are counter-productive today. She will help participants define performance, quantify human capital, address return on investments, and take a scientific leadership approach.
The symposium will also feature special guest Andre Koen, who has helped organizations manage and train staff, employees and clients on diversity without blame, fault or guilt. His organization understands that people are doing the best they can with what they have, yet encourages them to self-examine, explore other cultures and be allies for others.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, April, 14
• 8:30-4:30 p.m., Planning for Success: Visioning for the Future, a guide to lead your business toward a better future with Kristine Paranica, UND Conflict Resolution Center.
Tuesday, April, 15
• 8:30 a.m. - noon, Unsafe by Nature; Safety Management= Change Management; and Safety as a Team Sport, with Matt Weis, PHR, client safety coordinator • 1-4:30 p.m., Creating Cultural Competence, with Andre Koen, AM Horizon's Center for Social and Economic Justice, who will help participants understand the culture of their organization.
Wednesday, April, 16
• 8:30 a.m. – noon, The People Side of Change Management & Succession Planning, with Sharon Connell-Rick, MBA, SPHR. • 1-4:30 p.m., Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce, with Yoke-Sim Gunarante of Cultural Diversity Resources, and a panel discussion with Kathryn Dachtler and Kirsten Kenney, LSS New American Resettlement, Keith Reitmeier, North Dakota Job Service, Cynthia Shabb, Global Friends Coalition, Chandra Rai and local business owners.
Thursday, April, 17
• 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Critical Leadershift, with author Sara Christiansen. A full day workshop about why traditional management techniques are counterproductive in the modern workplace.