Young Professionals Network Webinars

Influencing Others

September 19, 2019
12:00 pm EST

This webinar will teach you about how, regardless of your position, you go about influencing others. This impacts how peers, leaders and customers perceive your ability to bring others with you, and, as you take on more senior roles, influencing others becomes even more mission critical in determining your ultimate success!

The Influencing Others webinar will introduce a simple framework along with tried-and-true best practices that you can immediately apply in your current role. During the session you will also be challenge to work through and address industry relevant influencing scenarios. Finally, two MHI Board of Governors members will share how they use their influencing skills to work across organizational boundaries and foster collaboration.

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How to Stay Engaged in Those Long… LONG Meetings

June 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

As a young professional, you are more often than not the victim of a bad meeting and not the protagonist. To help you learn to navigate those waters, the MHI Young Professionals Network invites you to join us for a webinar, "Meetings Don't Have to Suck!" This interactive webinar, presented by Marcelino Sanchez of Agile Change, will help you improve your engagement during business meetings and create more productive dialogues with your superiors.

You will learn skills and tools to:

      1. Prepare for the meeting by creating clarity about purpose, desired outcomes and your role
      2. Be a more focused and engaged participant during the meeting
      3. Follow through and follow up after the meeting to ensure action and progress

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Mastering Everyday Negotiations

March 21, 2019
12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Presented by: Igor Gorlatov

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How to Disagree Agreeably

November 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: YPN

Disagreements are not only inevitable but a natural dynamic between people. Left unresolved, they can waste time and energy, and also negatively impact productivity.

For many, the normal reaction is to avoid disagreements in order to maintain a peaceful work environment. Yet we can gain so much from those with whom we disagree if we can learn to view these situations as learning opportunities, and deal with them in an agreeable and professional way. Research suggests that successfully resolving disagreements can result in greater mutual respect and a more positive relationship.

In this webinar, you will gain insights into your personality and reactions when dealing with differences of opinion surrounding your "hot buttons." You will learn to give others the benefit of the doubt and how to practice expressing yourself in a way that promotes acceptance, agreeable outcomes, and improved productivity.

This webinar will help you:
- Apply a formula for contributing ideas and disagreeing in an agreeable way
- Refine your ability to cushion messages for greater acceptance

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Take Charge of Your Career

June 7, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: Marilyn Sherman

Too often, talented people wait for new roles and responsibilities that never appear. Using specific examples of how others have moved up their company ladder and created a more rewarding career, Marilyn Sherman will inspire you to be more accountable for your success and job opportunities. After this session, you will be prepared to ask for what you want and be more assertive in your career path.

About Marilyn Sherman

Marilyn Sherman is dedicated to training people to let go of obstacles and live and work with courage, commitment, and confidence. For the last 22 years, she has motivated audiences all over the country, and internationally with topics about hope, inspiration, and practical tools to implement immediately. Marilyn is known for giving people success strategies to overcome obstacles, have a more positive mindset, and reduce conflict in the workplace.

She is a graduate of Washington State University and is currently an Artist in Residence for High Point University. Her first job in corporate America was with a finance company who saw her management potential early on and put her into a 18-month accelerated management program. She eventually became a training officer for that company writing and delivering their leadership training.

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“Dream Big, Focus Small: Achieve SMARTER Goals,” presented by YPN

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

We often have the best intentions when it comes to goals. Some-times we surprise ourselves and achieve great things - either personally or professionally. At other times we make a few attempts then abandon our efforts before we realize any benefits. How is it that sometimes we push through barriers to reach our goals, yet at other times we come up short or get derailed?

In this fast-paced, one-hour webinar you will learn the importance of getting really clear about what you want. You’ll pin-point with a laser-like focus the small steps that you need to getting big results. And you’ll learn how setting SMARTER goals is the key to overcoming obstacles and consistently achieving success.

Participants will be able to:

  • Create SMARTER goals for personal and professional success.
  • Identify why dreaming big and focusing small can help you overcome any obstacle
  • Explore 10 tips for achieving goals and improving your performance.
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The Leadership Foundation

Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by: Randy Hall

Many people think leaders just happen. They are equipped with a set of gifts, they find themselves in the presence of some set of circumstances or individuals that cause those innate gifts to rise to the surface, and a great leader is born. It doesn’t just happen like that. Generally, becoming a leader is filled with hard work, millions of mistakes that can be learned from, a focus on gaining the skills knowledge and experience that will help us lead more effectively, and a lot of practice using them. All of that starts with a decision that we want to become a leader in the first place, and more importantly, a choice about how we lead and what kind of impact we want to have.

We need more people who make a choice to lead the right way; the way that moves things forward, makes things better, and helps people accomplish more than they could by themselves. We need more people who learn how to lead and then teach others what they have learned so that they too can become leaders.

The first thing that must happen for real leadership to bloom is for people to define the kind of leader they want to become. Individuals must answer more than the question of “do I want to lead.” On the surface, that’s an easy one. Who wouldn’t want to be characterized as a leader?

We have to go beyond that to a definition for ourselves of what good leadership looks like. We have to answer questions like:

  • How do I want people to think about me as a leader?
  • What do I want them to say around their dinner table about my leadership?
  • What does amazing, incredible, leadership mean to me and what do I have to get better at to get
  • there?

These questions need to be answered at the beginning of the journey and refined as we go and as we learn how to execute against our new definition of us as a leader. Making the choice about what kind of leader we want to be defines the gap we need to fill to get there.

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PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

Thursday, May 18, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by: Jenny Blake

No matter your age, life stage, bank account balance, or career level, you can learn how to pivot strategically into your next opportunity. Career change doesn’t have to be a crisis, and plateaus don’t have to be a problem. In fact, if change is the only constant, now more than ever as it relates to our economy, it behooves us all to get better at it.

Your best chance of success lies right under your feet. By doubling down on what is already working, you can cut through confusion and move more quickly in a new direction. Pivoting is a mindset and a skillset, and it is one we can all get better at. This webinar will resonate with anyone facing the question of what comes next by providing a methodical plan to move forward, one that you can cycle through as many times as necessary.

This interactive workshop focuses on Jenny’s Pivot Method, a 4-stage process that will teach you how to:

  • Identify your existing strengths, interests and experiences, and define your version of success.
  • Scan the horizon for new opportunities, skills, people and opportunities, without falling prey to analysis-paralysis or compare-and-despair.
  • Reduce risk by running small experiments that can provide feedback and help determine next steps in your career trajectory.
  • Launch with confidence, bolstered by the skills and methodology to adjust seamlessly and continuously as you move in your new direction.
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Happiness in the Workplace: How to Lower Costs, Increase Productivity and Maximize Profits by Making Happiness a Priority

Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Valerie Alexander

In the U.S., the average loss due to unhappiness and disengagement is $2,500 per employee per year. When is comes to happiness, is your workplace above or below average?

Employee unhappiness leads to high turnover, excessive absenteeism, poor customer services, increased workers compensation claims, more on-the-job injuries and a myriad of outcomes that have no line item in the budget, but still reduce productivity throughout the workplace. Engagement, job satisfaction and worker happiness matter to the bottom line.

Join us as Valerie Alexander, author of "Happiness as a Second Language," teaches us how to create a positive work environment through simple adjustments and exercises that anyone can do, regardless of their workplace.

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Secrets to Projecting Confidence in Any Situation

July 21, 2016
2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
Speaker: Nancy Ancowitz

Join us for this quarter's MHI Young Professionals Network Webinar. Nancy Ancowitz, author of "Self-Promotion for Introverts," will be joining us to teach us techniques you can use to project an aura of confidence that works in any circumstance, especially when you're in the hot seat with demanding bosses and colleagues. This program shows you tactics you can use to get grounded and present yourself naturally, yet assertively, using both verbal and nonverbal techniques.

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International Perspectives

Thursday, March 10, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Daniel Post Senning

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," is a popular expression for a reason, and its meaning aligns with the principles of etiquette. This section emphasizes that the principles of etiquette remain the same even though the manners may differ. The goal of the module is to increase awareness of variations of custom and culture on a regional basis and to show them how to become knowledgeable about specific country/culture customs before working with an international corporation or taking a trip to another country.

The webinar includes: definition of "Culture", key points to be aware of when visiting another culture; working with an interpreter; examples of regional differences; points of etiquette to research prior to travel.


Thursday, August 27, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Deb Palmer George

Collaboration is essential in today's work environments. Teams are critical in today's workforce but many struggle to utilize them effectively.

Join MHI's Young Professionals Network and Deb Palmer George on July 23rd at 2:00PM EST to learn techniques to be a better teammate to your coworkers and how to effectively collaborate with others.

Session Host - Deb Palmer George
Deb Palmer George is a facilitator, coach, and consultant working with professionals in all sectors to build on their strengths and develop the capacity needed to achieve what matters most.

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How to Make Your Relationship with Your Boss Work for You

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Speaker: Mary Schaefer

This is a “can’t miss” opportunity for young professionals to learn and hone their communication skills. Though there are plenty of generational issues in the workplace, when it comes to working well with your boss, it doesn’t necessarily matter who is 30 or who is 50 – most bosses want the same thing: a high-value, low-maintenance employee.

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Workplace Generation Gap

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Speaker: Jeff Havens

Join us for this funny, interesting and honest discussion about the workplace generation gap. Jeff Havens gets rid of the standard four-generation workplace in favor of a simpler structure: old people and young people. Hear him discuss the reasons each generation acts the way they do and the strengths each one brings to the table.

Find out how a good workplace involves two different generations that are better together.

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Leading So People Will Follow

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT
Speaker: Jennifer Sherman, Proteus International

Join us for a one-hour interactive webinar on "Leading So People Will Follow" presented by Proteus International. Regardless of where you are in your career, it is never too soon (or too late) to position yourself as the type of leader that others want to follow. Many people can be highly successful in their roles but fall short on leadership skills. Based on renowned executive coach, Erika Andersen's book, this webinar provide valuable insights on:

  • The differences between accepted versus appointed leaders.
  • How to position yourself as a leader regardless of your current role.
  • The six leadership characteristics of great leaders.
  • Key strategies for developing these within yourself.
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Other Generations: What ARE they thinking?

Speakers: Amy Lynch (Baby Boomer) & Hannah Ubl (Millennial)

Each generation works differently, thinks differently and communicates differently. So, how can you connect with the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials AND Traditionalists you work with? This session will help you identify your own "generational personality," and give you techniques for understanding and working with other generations.

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