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Keynote Address of Dr. Shelton J. Goode at SOAHR 2018, SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference

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All of our presentations are customized to equip agile leaders with what they need to know today to win tomorrow. We explain key trends impacting your organization's future and about the people shaping it today.


Each workshop is designed for the audience and the event. We take what we know, add what we learn from you, and then conduct our own background research on your organization, industry, or region. This strategic approach enables us to focus our presentation on the major trends impacting your future and the actions agile leaders need to take today.

Here Are Some of Our Popular Topics

    • Mega Trends Shaping the Future of Work
    • Silence is NOT Golden: Understanding Sexual Bias, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Workplace
    • Coaching Leaders Through Crisis

    • The Secret Sauce to Achieving Career Success
    • BRGs, ERGs, and Affinity Groups—Oh My!

      For other topics, contact us

Mega Trends Shaping the Future of Work

An overview of the leading workforce and labor trends that will affect all organizations in the upcoming years.


Our world is constantly changing. HR leaders need to understand needs and demands of society are vital in playing a significant role in impacting the sustainability and growth within our companies.


Several employment trends are coming to dominate the competitive success of every organization. During this keynote address on diversity and HR thought, leading and bestselling author Dr. Shelton J. Goode will share his research and insights on emerging workforce trends.


Specifically:

  • What are some of the workforce mega-trends that may impact talent attraction, development and retention strategies?
  • What role should human resources play in the context of organizational support before, during and after these trends occur?

  • How should HR professionals ensure they are properly prepared and trained to help employees and leaders before, during, and after these mega-trends occur?
  • What are the key strategies that HR needs to execute in order to facilitate a thoughtful discussion about mega-rends that could potentially disrupt the organization?”

(Silence is NOT Golden: Understanding Sexual Bias, Discrimination, and Harassment in the Workplace)

Despite the recent focus on harassment by the #MeToo movement, abuses of power are a persistent and widespread workplace issue. How can organizations combat harassment and improper behavior? It starts with culture. Workshops delivered by Dr. Shelton J. Goode focus on how the failure of organizational culture leads to toxic behaviors and what your organization can do to ensure a safe environment.


As we all know there are many complicated reasons why we, as a nation and as individuals, often avoid discussing sexual bias, discrimination, and harassment at work. Whereas there may be situations where this approach is appropriate, the collective impact is that we cannot solve for what we can’t talk about. As a result, significant disparities in hiring, development, promotion, and salary continue to exist along gender lines. Current events are demonstrating a strong need to finally address this topic openly and help move us forward as a nation.


 This session addresses sexual bias from two angles:

          1. What insight does an individual need to understand disparate treatment based on gender?
          2. What can each of us do to improve relationships at work?

Using a series of experiential and interactive approaches, participants 

will leave the session having had a personal moving, and professionally empowering experience.

Coaching Leaders Through Crisis

Our World is constantly changing. Corporate and community leaders need to understand needs and demands of society are vital in playing a significant role in impacting the sustainability and growth within our companies, communities and the country!


When social issues invade the workplace, agile leaders are often faced with having to quickly diffuse and address heightened emotions while also maintaining a satisfactory level of productivity. But how?


Dr. Shelton Goode, DPA, and Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), will present a high-impact engaging discussion about how agile leaders can effectively address challenges organizations face in response to social and community crisis.


This presentation will focus on today’s climate and the responsibility leaders have inside and outside the walls of the organization.


Dr. Goode will discuss areas of opportunity on topics such as social responsibility, external social justice issues and how they impact the organization, as described in his book Crisis as a Platform for Social Change from Strawberry Mansion to Silicon Valley.


Specifically:

  • What does it mean to have an organization that is culturally competent?
  • What role should human resources play in the context of people support before, during and after crisis events?

  • How can a HR professional ensure s/he is properly prepared and trained to help employees and leaders before, during, and after community and social crisis events occur?
  • What are the key strategies that HR needs to execute to facilitate a thoughtful discussion about potential disrupts to the organization?

The Secret Sauce to Achieving Career Success

Dr. Shelton Goode award-winning author and corporate executive will share proven strategies that he has learned from first-hand experience and from interviewing over 100 executives from around the world.


Leveraging his more than 20 years of executive coaching experience and his own life’s journey of moving up the corporate ladder, participants will learn key strategies that have been tried and tested by other successful people who have been able to ‘crack the code’ and move up the 
corporate ladder.


Walk away with practical tips on how to increase your effectiveness in negotiation, relationship-building, influencing, leadership, communication, and prioritizing skills.

BRGs, ERGs, and Affinity Groups—Oh My!

This dynamic 90-minute presentation focuses on helping Employee Network Groups, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs), and Affinity Groups align their efforts with their organization’s key business goals thereby enhancing a company’s Return on Investment (ROI).


Based on his best-selling book, Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate, Goode’s presentation synergizes the collective knowledge, best practices and passion of ERGs across organizations and industries.


Dr. Shelton J. Goode, DPA who has managed over thirty-six (36) employee networks for four (4) different companies, emphasizes during the presentation that ‘If ERGs are optimized and leveraged effectively, they can yield increases in annualized Return-On-Investment (ROI) for their organizations’. According to Dr. Goode this ‘mostly stems from their workplace, workforce and marketplace engagements. Beyond monetary ROI, ERGs have even saved lives in emergency efforts.’


Goode further reinforces that ERGs are often under-leveraged and that this 90-minute presentation provides a vehicle to develop ERG talent and unlock their potential.


During this presentation Dr. Goode will share innovative & successful BRG, ERG, and affinity group success stories problem, process, solution, results); as well as share tips & strategies including deep dive how-to’s, recommendations, and tools, and resource takeaways. ERG Leaders — new and seasoned veterans — will be inspired and will learn tools and tricks that they used to develop their ERG, communicate effectively and 
embrace innovation.


By attending this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Understand that ERGs provide an excellent resource for their organizations, as well as to the communities they serve.

  • Apply best practices that will increase the quality of and raise the bar for ERGs.

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