Welcome to the Leadership Series 2022/23

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Creating connections to inspire leaders is a professional learning leadership webinar series for supervisors, managers and coordinators in child care and child & family programs. The goal of this series is to inspire and guide leaders to move past their current challenges toward a vision of new possibilities. Prepare to be refreshed, recharged and ready to facilitate change in your daily work and learning communities!

Leaders are responsible for shaping the culture within their organizations. When done well, a strong culture drives employee morale, lowers turnover, and leads to great outcomes for children and families. This series will walk through practical steps that leadership can use to create a healthy workplace culture and challenge others to think and work differently moving forward.

Session One: October 12th, 2022

Live Session 9:30-11am CST /10:30 -1pm EST Recorded Session 6:30-8pm CST / 7:30 – 9pm EST

Science of Belonging Appreciating Staff Retention Featuring Dr. Rumeet Billan

Research has consistently shown that when employees feel that they belong, they will perform better and experience higher levels of commitment, engagement, and well-being. An absence of belonging increases risk of isolation, underperformance, and burnout. It also minimizes trust between co-workers. Trust helps to solve problems of risk and is necessary for collaboration, innovation, and creating a sense of belonging among those that we lead. Communities of belonging that have been formed during the pandemic have transcended borders and buildings. People leaders are being tasked to encourage vulnerability, engagement, and create experiences that help their people navigate change. They are also being tasked to relate, work, and interact effectively in culturally diverse situations. This session will examine the science of trust and belonging, misperceptions and myths associated with both, the connections between transparency and vulnerability, and organizational habits that foster a culture where psychological safety is not only encouraged but embraced. Strategies to lead and manage for trust and belonging will be presented.

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Dr. Billan is the President and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on Psychological Capital. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto and has designed and facilitated programs, courses, and training sessions across industries and sectors. She has led a number of research studies with her latest one focused on Belonging in the Workplace.


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