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HR Professionals

Abolish Performance Appraisals – Lead this Pivotal Trend in HR

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Elevate your performance management objectives, organizational success, employee growth and engagement. Review materials related to Performance Management to date and discover more modern methods for performance feedback, employee development and paying people without the yearly piece of paper. This process has a tremendous impact on employee attainment, retainment, engagement and development. This course will present relevant terms and laws related to the performance management system.

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Administering a Compensation Program

Full-day course | Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Once you have a compensation program in place, how do you administer and maintain the program? In this course, you will learn how to propose new hire pay and promotion pay targets, plan for pay increases, provide planning input to labor budgets, and solve many routine and some difficult pay problems.

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Building Trust On Your Team

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Trust is the glue that holds everyone together as you work to get the job done. If people are working hard but slow to get results - it could be a foundational problem with trust. Gain tools for trust building and avoid the traps of trust busting.

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Change Management and Building Resilience

Half-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

Do you ever feel like change is being "done to you?" Don't let change manage you while creating more stress and frustration. During this course, you will learn the four phases that every human being goes through during a change. You will discover what we need to know, hear, and see during each phase, and finally, you will learn what you can do to help yourself and others during these four phases. Don't let change manage you while creating more stress and frustration.

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Communication and Influence

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

We all communicate but do we truly influence the others around us so that they hear our ideas and our message? How do we get them to take action based on our communication? Learn how to influence others through communication.

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Compensation and Benefits Intensive

Full-day study session | Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Unable to attend all the sessions of PivotU’s HR Certification Prep Course? Then you may register for individual sessions. This session will focus on the Compensation and Benefits area of the exam. The questions in this functional area of the exam are related to developing/selecting, implementing/administering, and evaluating compensation and benefits programs for all employee groups in order to support the organization’s goals, objectives, and values.

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Compensation Conversations for Supervisors and Managers

Half-day course | Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

When an employee knocks on your door and wants to know why they are being paid so little or less than a friend in your company or in another company, where do you start the conversation and how do you keep the employee engaged? This course prepares you for these tough conversations and helps you create positive and consistent messaging about compensation for both individuals, teams and organizations.

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Conflict Management for HR Professionals

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

As HR professionals, we are in a unique position. We are in the middle representing the needs of management and the employees, yet always keeping an eye on the bottom line. This course is specifically designed to help HR professionals learn how to effectively deal with conflict in your work environment.

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Conflict to Creative Collaboration

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

In the business world, we should view conflict as a positive sign that people care about the issue and have energy to put toward solutions. Why does conflict have to be perceived as negative and something to avoid? This program will help you develop strategies for establishing a cooperative atmosphere conducive to resolving conflicts when they arise, helping individuals involved in conflicts understand each other’s point of view and facilitate problem solving.

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Conscious Choosing for Flow – Moving from Conflict to Creativity

Two Day Program | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Does your team struggle with…the free flow of information, disconnection from others because of conflict and misunderstandings, lack of clarity or misalignment of goals? What if…you could learn a simple, tried and proven way of transforming the destructive tension of conflict into the dynamic energy of creativity, on the spot, while addressing the needs of organization, teams, and individuals to create buy-in and shared goals?

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Creating and Implementing Employee Recognition Programs – Webinar

Virtual course | Facilitator: Pat Bell

Money is not the exclusive way to create a positive company culture. Employee Recognition Programs that include "ground up" participation have more meaning and impact towards employee satisfaction. Explore creative ways to infuse your traditional programs.

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Critical Communication Skills

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

Have you ever looked back on an unhappy relationship or a workplace problem and blamed " poor communication." There is no tried and true recipe to follow which results in perfect communication, however, there are skills that are critical if you are to be effective at conveying your point and gaining mutual understanding. How well you communicate can contribute to your success or failure in the workplace.

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Dealing with Difficult Co-Workers

Half-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

There are many types of difficult people. This program will help participants realize the similarities and differences between themselves and others and how this creates a perception of “difficulty.” Tips and tools will be presented to help you understand how to be effective in communicating with anyone - especially the button pushers!

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Decision Making – It’s More Than you Think!

Half-day course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

Living is a continual procession of decisions. In the workplace, leaders must be more cognizant of the effect of the decisions they make, the style of decision making they chose, who should be involved in decisions and at what point others are brought into the process. This course provides activity-based learning, tips and tools for making decisions and how to act on decisions for yourself and your organization with confidence.

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Designing a Compensation Program

Full-day course | Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Compensation is a key element of employee engagement. This course is not just for those whose organizations don’t have any compensation program, it is also for those who have a compensation program that just doesn’t seem to work. In this course, you will learn what it takes to put together a state of the art compensation program and how such a program can help you to become a preferred employer. This session will cover key compensation terms and applicable laws.

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Designing a Compensation Program – Advanced

Full-day course | Facilitator: Jack Guskin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

This course goes beyond the basics to provide participants with an appreciation for the variety of possibilities that can be built into a compensation program. Additionally, the course will cover solutions to complex issues that can come up in implementing and administering a compensation program. This session will review key compensation terms and applicable laws.

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Developing and Using Competencies as a Strategic Roadmap

Full-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

There are technical competencies, interpersonal competencies, core competencies. As a basis for understanding how to develop a competency model, this session will design a model for the position of an HR professional. Participants will understand how to develop competencies for other positions within their workplace. Every participant will leave this session with ideas for how to convey his/her competency and overall value to others in the organization.

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Developing Performance Goals and Standards

Half-day course | Facilitator: Sue Breland

Unless managers and team leaders are successful in spelling out the organization’s specific goals, their team members are not going to know how to meet those objectives. This module shows trainees how to establish specific, measurable, attainable, results-oriented, and time-framed performance goals. It then illustrates the steps that gain team member agreement and commitment to those performance goals.

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DISC Comprehensive – Harness the Power of DISC

2-day course | Facilitator: Alice Dendinger, SPHR

DISC will open opportunities for you and your company. In this two-day course, participants will be provided with an in-depth understanding of DISC behavioral profiles and the entire range of DISC reports. This program will take participants from understanding the basics of DISC through the many different profiles and opportunities for application to improve employee communication, teamwork, conflict management and more...

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E-mail, E-Writing, and E-Influence

Half-day course | Facilitator: PivotU Facilitator

Use the ACE model (Audience, Content and Execution) to make sure that you are targeting your emails and e-writing for the right people to make the right decisions at the right time. Learn about laws of internal communication. Learn how to tell stories in email without going on and on…. Apply rules to make sure that your emails get read and get a response! Regardless of your level in the organization, you can make a difference in how you communicate and influence.

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