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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cultivating Fruitful Relationships in an Age of Distraction

Start Date: 2/14/2018 7:45 AM EST
End Date: 2/14/2018 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Tower Club

8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Ste 1700
Vienna, VA  United States  22182

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Phone: 703-433-9576

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Join us early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Subtitle:
The art and science of influencing without authority and creating meaningful connections.

Program Description:
Our professional lives are full of both the challenges and opportunities of working with others. Twenty-first century knowledge work includes constant interactions and collaboration between teams and individuals; it requires interpersonal skills and communication that can keep-up with the rapid pace of change in our workplaces. This 90-minute workshop is designed as a mix of information and exercises to build skills in influencing without authority and cultivating fruitful relationships in professional settings. Participants will gain techniques and tools to communicate with intention and build trust through empathy; understand how to access their personal power; and, interact with and learn from one another. Participants receive a handout that is their guide throughout the workshop. We close the session asking the group to share their insights and what they plan to bring back with them to their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the stages of relationship development
  • Hear tangible tips to influence without authority and cultivate fruitful relationships
  • Interact with and learn from one another

Jennifer Meder and Jessica Kohnen are managing partners at hyve, a consulting firm that supports organizations and people doing work that matters. They help organizations by strategizing, facilitating, and developing leadership practices to achieve harmony at work and to move great missions forward faster.

Jennifer Meder
Prior to founding hyve, Jennifer held senior roles at two large consulting firms and worked as the Vice President of Learning & Organizational Development at a Fortune 500 company.

Over her 20 years in the field, Jennifer has worked with both non-profit and for-profit organizations to improve their performance through their people. Jennifer has led large-scale projects in employee engagement, talent management, executive development, and organizational effectiveness.

Jennifer graduated cum laude from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and received a Master of Science from Northwestern University. Jennifer lives in Arlington with her family, and is actively involved volunteering as a Girl Scouts troop leader helping to empower girls to become strong, independent leaders.  

Jessica Kohnen
Before founding hyve, Jessica worked in the non-profit sector for nearly two decades, with a consistent focus on improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Jessica led two non-profit organizations, Evergreen Health Care and Playworks Baltimore, in the role of Executive Director, and held other roles in various nonprofits, including the Family League of Baltimore, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Vassar College, and a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Jessica serves on the board of City Neighbors Charter School, and actively participates in volunteer fundraising each year via a 140-mile weekend bike ride for Moveable Feast. Jessica lives with her family in Baltimore City.

Professional Development:
This program has been preapproved by HRCI for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHRTM, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM.  The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

This program has been submitted to SHRM and is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM


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Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/12/2018 10:15 PM

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