Young Professionals Virtual Conference 2020 - How to Series

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Name: Young Professionals Virtual Conference 2020 - How to Series
Date: July 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
For many young professionals, the COVID-19 outbreak has led to job insecurity, and uncertainty about the trajectory of their career.  While the uncertainty will remain for some time, and there is not much you can do about that, you can be proactive with what you can control. One of the most beneficial actions in your control is the development of professional skills.

Join YOUR Union County Chamber for a Series planned specifically for Young Professionals to help you gain critical skills you need for success.

The series includes three 1-hour virtual presentations on consecutive Thursdays on the following topics:
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:00 a.m. - How to Have Influence without Title
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020 8:00 a.m. - How to Successfully Negotiate in a Variety of Situations
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:00 a.m. - How to Have Difficult Conversations
The sessions will also include time for networking and connecting with fellow Young Professionals.

You can register for the entire series, or single sessions if that works better for your schedule. Registrants will also have access to the recording of the sessions they register for.
  • If you plan to register for all 3 sessions, choose the "Full Series" option at checkout.
  • To register for Session 1 -  How to be Influential without a Title, choose the "Session 1" Option.
  • To register for Session 2 - How to Negotiate in a Variety of Situations, choose the "Session 2" Option.
  • To register for Session 3 - How to Have Difficult Conversations Successfully, choose the "Session 3" Option. 
  • To register for more than 1 individual session, choose your first session, and then you will have to click "Add Attendee" again to choose your next session.
Once you registration is confirmed, you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting on the Monday before each session. 
Session Descriptions:
Session 1: How to be Influential without a Title - Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Young professionals are often challenged to influence their managers and peers without the benefit of a senior job title.  The success and failure of their efforts typically depends on how they craft and deliver their messages. 

At the conclusion of this session all attendees will walk away with new skills, perspective and techniques including how to:
  • Accurately account for their audiences' perspectives, fears and motivations
  • Encourage their audiences to protect their self-images 
  • Generate commitment over compliance
  • Apply the favored persuasion techniques of Certified Forensic Interveiwers 

Michael Reddington is a Certified Forensic Interviewer who  achieved the highest professional designation available in the field of interview and interrogation and spent over a decade training investigators around the world on the successful application of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques.  His experience led him to the realization that the very best leaders and the very best interrogators capitalize on the same two core skills - vision and influence.  He founded InQuasive, Inc. to help teach executives how to reduce missed opportunities and increase commitments to action. 

Session 2: How to Successfully Negotiate in a Variety of Situations - Thursday July 23, 2020 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. 
Negotiation talks often focus on salary negotiations alone. But there are a variety of settings in personal and professional lives where negotiation is necessary. Team members often have to negotiation workload decisions. Employees may need to negotiate with managers about policy changes, or new ideas for the business. 

Mikail Clark, Attorney at Johnston Allison & Hord PA, will present on strategies to help you negotiate more successfully, including knowing when to keep pushing, and when to give in.

Mikail Clark's areas of practice include Taxation, Business Transactions, Nonprofit Entities, Professional Services, and Mergers and Acquisitions. He often assists clients in the contract negotiation, contract review, reorganization, restructuring, and corporate governance aspects of their business. With previous experience in securities law and tax law, Mikail often finds himself as a ?go-to? advisor for private placement and tax matters. 

Session 3: How to Have Difficult Conversations Successfully - Thursday, July 30, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
No one looks forward to owning up when they have made a mistake, or telling a customer you won?t be able to deliver as you promised. Most challenging of all can be the conversations with managers when there are questions about your performance.  Unfortunately, all of these conversations are part of life. Learning how to navigate these tough talks can help set you apart from your peers.

Marlin Smith is a dynamic HR professional with over 15 years in Human Resources leadership. He will share key concepts to help you face these conversations, and enable you to grow from them.

Marlin D. Smith is passionate about helping employees and companies find common ground for success. As founder of Mandrake HR Consulting, LLC, he has a solid background in leadership, safety, and employee culture from over 15 years in Human Resources leadership. He believes that the key to a successful employer/employee relationship is commitment: on the part of the employer to provide the best environment for employee to thrive, and on the part of the employee to bring the whole of their skills to the table to fulfill their given roles. When both parties bring their best, it?s amazing what can happen!
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Date/Time Information:

Thursday, July 16, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 

Contact Information:
Union County Chamber
Chamber Member Full Series: $25
Chamber Member Individual Sessions: $10 each
Public Pricing: $15 per Session
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