This interactive workshop offers small business leaders both a framework and practical tools for recognizing and leveraging the power of the diverse perspectives and experiences among your team members. It invites small business leaders to become intentional and strategic about reaping the benefits that teams can offer to maximize potential, optimize innovation and strengthen decision-making, while avoiding potential pitfalls.
Often, people put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tools for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. It is designed both for those who lead diverse teams and those who want to build their capacity to do so in the future.
Explore the power of diversity for creativity and innovation
Gain tools to promote an inclusive group process that invites the sharing of diverse and divergent perspectives, experiences and ideas
Cultivate the art of “asking” vs. “telling”
Learn to invite innovation-generating, constructive “task or content conflict” while reducing the innovation-destroying traps of “relationship conflict,” false harmony, polarization, and the pull toward conformity
Shift your focus from “good intentions” to “intended results”
Your HR Toolkit; The 7 things you need to know as an employer to stay legal and sane Friday May 5th, 9:30 - 4:00 The cost to attend is $295. Please register here. This workshop takes place at the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce located at 904 E Shore Drive Ithaca, NY.
About the class The class covers the basic areas of Human Resources and HR Law and is intended for small business employers. Two local HR professionals will lead you through topics that are important to every employer including: Employee handbooks, personnel files, hiring & firing practices, benefits, employment terms and conditions, unpaid interns, employee vs. independent contractor status, overtime regulations, and more!
Each participant will receive a HR Toolkit filled with resources, information, and templates to customize for personal use.
Registration fee ($295) includes A full day of classroom instruction: Friday May 5th, 9:30am-4:00pm (Lunch provided, vegetarian option available) HR Toolkit Course completion certificate
About the presenters Henry Kramer, Owner/Attorney Consult Kramer Provides consulting and training service exclusively to management on human resources and labor relations; negotiator; arbitration advocate; on all aspects of human resources and labor relations. Henry Kramer has advised a wide range of private sector clients ranging from small companies to not for profits to Fortune 500 companies. Clients include service businesses, juvenile justice, health care, and manufacturing organizations.
Susan Mittler, Mittler Advises Susan Mittler has a BS degree from Cornell University and a Masters degree from SUNY Cortland. She has been an educator for more than 35 years. Her experience includes classroom instruction; eighteen years as President of the Ithaca Teachers Association; 27 years in leadership in the New York PTA (including Vice President of the State Organization; chair of legislation; leadership development etc.) and currently as a consultant in the private sector in matters of HR and arbitration. She has lived in Ithaca for more than 49 years.
About the class Did you know that If you click 'I Agree' on a website, you are agreeing to an enforceable contract? Are you conducting business without using contracts or waivers with customers?
Small business attorney, Veronica Johnson, will lead this small business contracts course and will provide information about how you can use contracts to protect yourself, your business, and your customers, whether you are providing services or selling widgets. Learn how a business can assign risks, limit warranties, and set terms and conditions that save money.
We will discuss service agreements, sales terms and conditions, liability waivers and, if time allows, independent contractor agreements, leases, and loan documents.