DisruptHR is coming on June 5, 2019

Stay tuned for speaker submissions, venue announcement, and opening of ticket sales

Date: June 5, 2019
Event: DisruptHR YEG 6.0
Topic: DisruptHR YEG 6.0
Public: Public

Employers in Alberta have experienced an unprecedented amount of change in legislation in 2017 and 2018. We will summarize and prioritizethe legislative changes that are of greatest importance to faith-based employers. In addition, we will provide you with an action plan that will focus your efforts to ensure your organization is compliant with Alberta’s revised employment legislation.

This seminar is designed for individuals in faith-based organizations who have responsibility for human resources, employment and payroll issues. This includes pastors, executive directors, financial administrators, payroll administrators, HR administrators and leaders, and board members.

Teneo Consulting Inc. is sponsoring this event, which will be led by Keith Peterson of Peterson HR Consulting.

Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 08:30-10:30 a.m.
Event: Employment Legislation Changes for Faith-based Employers
Topic: Employment Legislation Changes for Faith-based Employers
Venue: The King's University
Location: N101 Conference Room, 9125 50 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB T6B 2H3
Canada
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

What does a “safe space” at work mean to you? Is your workplace one where everyone feels welcome?

Industry leaders and community builders share their personal and professional expertise, along with strategies. Join the discussion, become equipped and empowered in developing a workplace culture that is flexible and sensitive to the needs of potentially marginalized populations. Come prepared to know more, dialogue, explore, and seek to understand what a safe space looks like in today’s workplace.

The panel discussion & interactive round table will:

– Explore different perceptions and perspectives of gender identity and gender expression

– Provide insight into the challenges and language around inclusion

– Identify the meaning and importance of embracing safe spaces at work

We believe building leadership skills and corporate culture revolves around your company’s ability to tackle conversations with ease. This unique event offers participants the chance to engage in meaningful conversation on leading business topics/issues.

Date: January 22, 2019
Time: 07:30-09:30 a.m.
Event: Know More Talk: Taking Action to Create Safe Spaces at Work
Topic: Know More Talk: Taking Action to Create Safe Spaces at Work
Sponsor: Teneo Consulting Inc. & Creating People Power
Venue: Edmonton Valley Zoo - Otter Room
Location: 13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
Canada
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Establishing trust – your spirit in the workplace

Dropping the pretense that organizations put employees first

Our spirits have been ignored in the workplace for too long and they won’t show up if trust is not present. Generally our spirits are relegated to the back seats of the work bus, segregated from our beings. We have been guilty of checking them into a safe place when we enter the workplace. And, we wonder why Gallup reported  The worldwide engagement crisis in 2016. As long as the workplace ignores the power and sanctity of the human spirit, the workplace itself and the spirits of those in it will remain broken.

It is popular in social media to tag posts #everythingisbroken or #simplybroken or #broken. No one is tagging #everythingisfixable #fixthebroken or #mendit. What if we started a movement that concentrated on mending our broken selves and our broken bits of the world? Could we reassemble parts of our Humpty Dumpty world in a better way if we changed our declarations, altered our approach, and seized our own possibilities?

No organization can operate at a deficit indefinitely

The challenge is how to explore something mystical in a realm that defines itself primarily by financial results. Even the most socially responsible organization must achieve a certain financial return to keep the doors open. There is not a single organization, for profit or not-for-profit, anywhere in the world that can operate at a deficit indefinitely just because it wants to be socially responsible. When we acknowledge that reality we can drop the pretense that an organization will always put you and your spirit first.

Calling out the pretense

Calling out the pretense is one step on the road to fixing part of the brokenness. Deconstructing the pretense allows us to begin to establish trust. When trust binds our relationships we feel more confident in bringing our whole selves, including our spirits, to work. It is a risky business because trust exposes all parties involved to possible betrayal. And, we all know how betrayal feels. But there are other risks besides the negative ones.

Taking a risk on trust

If we risk establishing trust we will experience benefits. When trust is present, organizations and the people within them develop resiliency. Trust is the foundation of creativity, inspiration, and community. When we are trusted and we trust, we create a safety net. Within that safety net, it is easier to know and depend on one another. As we build relationships, we grow in the certainty that we are respected as contributors, and we seek opportunities to make our corner of the world better. Within an atmosphere of trust we bring our #wholeselves to work; eyes wide open to the risks and yearning for a chance to #mendit.

Apply clean diet principles to your data and performance management

Six questions to ask before using data for performance management

Performance management is undergoing some changes one of which is the push to mine data, apply metrics, and offer up analysis based on data and metrics. While this shift has the potential to reveal new insights, it should be approached with caution because your data and possibly some of your metrics may be dirty. Similar to the components of a clean diet, a clean analysis depends on identifying the best inputs, avoiding harmful ones, and having a comprehensive understanding of the outcomes you desire.

What is clean analysis?

A clean analysis is being mindful of the source and quality of your data, and the choice of metrics being used to analyze performance in your organization. Ask yourself the following questions when considering your analysis:

 

  1. Do you know where your data comes from?
  2. Is the data being input correctly?
  3. Are you gathering the right data?
  4. Does your data allow you to test correlations?
  5. Is the data being input consistently from department-to-department or site-to-site?
  6. Do you understand how raw data is being translated to metrics and then to decision-making?

Are you sick of hearing about innovation?

Businesses have been yammering about innovation for the last few years. Those businesses that are the least innovative seem to talk about it the most, as if somehow repeating the word will make them innovative. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. It’s a little like sex. Those who aren’t getting any are the ones who talk about it the most, but talking doesn’t make it so. Before I lose you down that path, let’s get back to the concept of innovation.

Catalyst for Change

Individuals and organizations frequently suffer from inertia when it comes to change. Sometimes inertia is good, because not all change is beneficial. In our fast moving and driven culture, we are guilty periodically of assuming that we have to be implementing changes on a personal and/or corporate level constantly or we are not improving. The danger in that mentality is that we implement change for the sake of change instead of carefully considering the action, direction, and anticipated outcome before deciding whether change is required.

Forecasting Change

Anyone can forecast changes in life with the broad sweeping strokes of the law of odds and the laws of nature.  But what about those changes that assail the marketplace, leaving organizations reeling?  Is it possible to forecast those changes, to anticipate their unfolding? A combination of reflection on the past and a scan of the present can provide an organization with a useful picture to predict the trend lines of the future.  For this past-present-future exercise to be valuable, one needs to wield a broad perspective and an open mind.

Shifting Paradigms

Change is a really powerful force at work in many areas of our lives and world at any given time. We can chose to change or change can happen to us, one way or another change is inevitable. Our enterprises change, our bodies change, even the sunrise and sunset changes on a daily basis in my neck of the woods. If change is such a pervasive and integral part of our lives, why does it provoke such fear?