Six Steps to Building an Engaging Workforce and Developing a More Productive Organization

A NCCET Members' Exclusive Training Intensive

Overview
Recurring communication challenges in the workplace can increase turnover and lead to costly mistakes! Large corporations know this can negatively affect their profits. What about educational institutions? Largely it goes unchecked. 

Many academic institutions are made up of faculty and staff that are immune from profit and loss exposure experienced by business and industry. However, it is still just as deadly if not to a greater extent. Colleges train our leaders of tomorrow and cannot afford to produce less than excellence. Focus is placed on curriculum design more than interdepartmental communications adversely impacting the institution, the students, community branding, opportunities for innovative approaches and more!
 
Effective communication is at the heart of success in any organization. Whether you are communicating within your organization, or with clients, it is imperative to gain support and build consensus. This interactive two-day intensive professional development class, led by Community College Leaders, will take you through 6 steps to building an engaging workforce and developing a more productive organization. 

 
Learning Outcomes

After completing the training and practice sessions, you will be able to:

  • Build Trust. Methods for building trust to enhance workplace relationships, strengthen teamwork, and improve communication.

  • Develop Collaboration. The best approaches for building collaboration among peers, leaders, direct reports, donors, and students to ensure your message is clearly understood.

  • Engage with Others. Techniques for asking the right questions to guarantee an effective problem-solving process is applied to resolve conflict and ensure engagement.

  • Gain Agreement. Creative thinking approaches to present ideas and solutions for gaining agreement, inside and outside the organization. 

  • Deal with Difficult People. Strategies to use when dealing with challenging personalities and difficult situations.

Key Topics

•    Establish Connection – Building Trust and Relationships
•    Gain Engagement – Getting buy-in for progressive conversations
•    Understand Perspective – Discuss goals, needs and issues
•    Propose Solutions – Creating contexts for collaboration success
•    Resolve Issues – Understanding challenges to resolve conflicts
•    Gain Agreement – Apply solutions and move forward

Our Member Presenter!

Al McCambry is currently the Dean of Workforce Development at Gulf Coast State College. Prior to migrating to education, he has been fortunate to have held managerial positions in the industries of manufacturing, accounting, and marketing and in the capacity of VP/GM in the telecommunications industry. 

Al has been extremely involved with community and industry boards and has participated in a capacity which calls for big picture thinking and strategic planning. Most recently he was appointed by the Governor to sit on the Human Relations Commission for the State of Florida.
He has been Chairman of the Board for both the Bay County and Beaches Chambers of Commerce; current member of Board of Trustees for the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center; Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for Bay County Chamber; member of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance; Chairman of the Board for LEAD; Member Florida’s Great Northwest-a regional economic development organization; member of the Development Board Florida State University – Panama City Campus; member Foundation Board of Gulf Coast State College; current President for the National Council of Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) an affiliate council of AACC (Association of American Community Colleges); current member Bay Education Foundation to name a few.   


On top of all that he is also a Big Brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister Program of NWFL.
Al received his MBA from Western Governor’s University and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia with a major in Finance. Al has also received numerous awards including the Paul Harris Fellow from the Panama City Downtown Rotary Club; JR Achievement Business Hall of Fame Laureate Recipient 2013; Ruby Cooper Award and the Clara Barton Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service-American Red Cross Panhandle Chapter.


Al is also active in his church where he serves as a Trustee at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Panama City Florida.
 

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