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    ISHRA Chapter Meeting

    Date: June 9, 2015, 7:00am – 8:15am
    hotelVetro & Conference Center
    Executive Boardroom
    201 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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    Join us for our ISHRA meeting in Iowa City
    Tuesday, June 9th
    7:00am – 8:15am
    7:00 am - Hot Breakfast Buffet and Announcements 
    Followed by our presenters, Les Landes and Mike Simms
    hotelVetro & Conference Center
    Executive Boardroom
    201 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

    Our meeting will be held in the Executive Boardroom, which is adjacent to the Grand Ballroom on the 2nd floor where the Workplace (R)evolution conference will be held.  There’s a skywalk from the Dubuque Street parking ramp (on the NE side).

    No cost for ISHRA members.  
    Please RSVP by May 30th to Kirsten:


    Workplace (R)evolution

     “Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement”

    A Seminar bLes Landes and Mike Simms


    Everywhere you turn in the world of employee performance the word ENGAGEMENT is popping up. In the wake of the economic downturn, organizations are realizing that investing in employee engagement is much more than a nice thing to do. It’s just good business. 

    Problem is, there’s still a lot of confusion about what employee engagement is … how to do it effectively … and how to sustain it.  Organizations have been trying to crack the code on employee engagement for at least 30 years, with generally dismal results. Gallup’s Annual Employee Engagement Index consistently reports about 30 percent of employees are actively engaged in their jobs, 50 percent are not engaged and about 20 percent are actively disengaged.

    Les Landes and Mike Simms of Landes & Associates will share fresh insights on what’s up with those persistently lackluster numbers – and what to do about it.  They will draw from a combination of personal experience with Baldrige Award winning practices, as well as insights from Landes’ book, Getting to the Heart of Employee Engagement.

    It starts with a deeper understanding of human nature in the workplace and what it takes to get employees tuned in, turned on and eager to go the extra mile.  They will explain the importance of nurturing imagination and free will, how they are linked, and why understanding that connection is so vital to creating a high performance organization.

    A core focus of their message is the critical need for “sincere trust and belief in people” – and what it takes to maintain that type of workplace environment.  They offer thought- provoking insights on how to imbed a trust-based culture through “people first” systems and processes in the areas of measurement, rewards and recognition, communication, learning and development and systematic continuous improvement.

    Building on that framework, Landes and Simms will offer a number of practical tools and ideas that are tailored for today’s fast-paced workplace and create the kind of culture where employees love to work and customers love doing business.

    Here’s what you will learn and take away from this seminar:

    • A deeper appreciation for the how improved employee engagement strengthens bottom-line results
    • Ways to propel the "human rocket" of performance 
    • How to get “real” with the kind of communication that makes a genuine connection with employees
    • An alternative to ineffective employee suggestion programs that can generate a significant increase in the number of implemented improvements 
    • A proven method for sharing organizational performance data with employees that provides a clear view of how they contribute to business success
    • How to pinpoint and close the gaps between the culture you have now and the culture you want
    • And more!