PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
September 29-30, 2021
Join us for CCA’s fall Professional Development Workshop to learn insights on the various different audiences we communicate with – clients, employees, youth and even those in the C-Suite – and how the “new normal” is changing today’s cooperative world. Hear from award winning communicators, expert panels and business leaders. Learn how to invest in others and yourself and how to be a better communicator. Fair warning – these speakers might make you laugh, cry or even say yummy!
Wednesday, September 29*
*All sessions indicated in Eastern Time
|1:00-1:05 p.m.||Welcome (Karen Schieler & Kate Baer)|
|1:10-2:10 p.m.||Purpose and Compassion at Work (John McHugh) / 10-minute Q & A|
|Regardless of your role, what are people, customers and business partners looking for in you? What is the workplace culture you have created with your team that leads to success? Creating a mission-driven culture with compassion and trust turns satisfied customers into loyal customers. In addition, if the work we do is tied into a purpose beyond profits, our job satisfaction increases substantially, and employee turnover is reduced.|
|2:10-3:15 p.m.||Get Charged: Hands-on Education Curriculum (Tori Tedder Loffland & Brianna Wall) / 15-minute Q & A|
|Get Charged! is a hands- on educational curriculum developed to satisfy state science education requirements at each level. We have electricity- focused experiments on magnetism, conductivity and insulation, circuits, solar energy, and more. This program is a Principle 7 response to state budget cuts to education. It is a way to support the backbone of our communities by providing a valuable resource. Participants will learn how the curriculum was developed and how they can tailor a curriculum to their industry.|
|3:15-3:30 p.m.||Wellness Break|
|3:30-4:30 p.m.||How to Recognize, Prevent & Recover from Professional and Personal Burnout (Tarah Keech, MA) / 10-minute Q & A|
|Preventing, healing, and recovering from burnout is the single most impactful way to ensure you are able to continue to serve your team, your clients, your loved ones, and yourselves to the fullness of your vision and capability.
For leaders, at some point, we go through what I call and “evolution of ambition.” My clients are successful – by most standards exceptionally successful. But when we first start together, most of them say they feel stuck, like failures, imposters, empty, and unbalanced. They feel like something’s missing, but they don’t know what…like what they do is never enough, or worse, like they’re never enough.
And here’s what I see – with high-performing, heart-centered leaders – coping with those feelings turns inward. It can look like a destructive self-talk or buffering like numbing out by pounding chardonnay alone at home every night, scrolling social media, over-eating, overspending – anything that ultimately makes us feel worse even though it feels like relief at the moment.
We’re going talk about Burnout Prevention & Recovery in 2021. What your audience will learn is how your thoughts work and how to manage them in order to target the feelings, actions, and results you want because – here’s the simplest and hardest truth – “THE ONLY WAY TO CHANGE HOW YOU FEEL IS TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK.” And you control that.
|4:30-5:30 p.m.||Networking Happy Hour (Pour Perry)|
Thursday, September 30*
*All sessions indicated in Eastern Time
|11:30-11:35 a.m.||Welcome (Karen Schieler & Kate Baer)|
|11:35-12:35 p.m.||Diversity & Inclusion (Bryanna Clover) / 10-minute Q & A|
|12:35-1:00 p.m.||Refresh Break|
|1:00–2:00 p.m.||Panel Discussion: The Next Generation – Intern Panel (Lauren Quinlan & Domanique Richardson) / 10-minute Q & A|
|Two 2021 summer interns will be joining us to discuss their cooperative internship experiences. The interns will discuss their roles and responsibilities and what unique things their coops did to encourage growth during their time as an intern. Come learn how employees and future customers can connect with this up-and-coming generation that will be joining our workforce soon (if not already)!|
|2:00-3:15 p.m.||Panel Discussion: The Changing DC Landscape – How to Keep Up (Adam Nielsen & Jason Bragg) / 15-minute Q & A|
|After 18 months, things are starting to return to normal…or are they? Join us to discuss how the DC landscape has evolved since COVID. Learn more about the communication styles that worked, didn’t work, and what styles are here to stay. Two speakers from two different parts of the US will join us to offer their unique perspectives on the ever-evolving DC landscape.|
|3:15-3:30 p.m.||Refresh Break|
|3:30–4:30 p.m.||Communicators Building Relationships with C-Suite Executives (Sheryl Meshke) / 10-minute Q & A|
|4:30-4:35 p.m.||Closing (Karen Schieler & Kate Baer)|