Versatility Powers the Future Workplace
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 60 minutes
Recruiters rank communication as one of the most desired, yet hardest to find skills, according to separate surveys from LinkedIn and Bloomberg. Even as we enter the age of artificial intelligence, the most sought-after skills are the ones that actually make us most human.
The jobs being created today need entirely different skills than those being automated. They require genuine creativity, building complex relationships with people, dealing with the unpredictable and, most of all, strong communication skills.
Devon Energy helps power the country and partners with TRACOM to power employee satisfaction and engagement, proven by its regular appearance on Fortune’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
In this webinar, an expert in behavior-based training teams up with Devon’s learning specialist to share with you a proven model for understanding and adapting to other people’s communication preferences. You’ll learn:
- How Social Intelligence has become the new workplace currency.
- Why we thrive when communicating with some people and struggle working with others.
- “The Platinum Rule” for communicating and building strong interpersonal relationships.
- How one organization builds a culture of versatility to achieve communication and interpersonal success
- Four steps for increasing your interpersonal effectiveness.
David’s insights on breakthrough research related to brain function compel us to think differently about how we design training, and how we conduct actionable learning that helps people discover their hidden barriers to higher performance. He has facilitated interpersonal skills training programs for audiences around the world. David oversees a full suite of Social Intelligence solutions at TRACOM, has co-authored the SOCIAL STYLE & Versatility Facilitator Handbook and is frequently requested as a guest speaker by associations, businesses and universities.
Edward F. Thomas
Eddie spent 11 years in corporate wellness management before shifting careers to Human Resources and joining Devon Energy in 2014. There, he leads the design and delivery of organizational learning and development programs. He manages learning tools and corporate partnerships to provide classroom, blended, virtual and online programs based on employees’ learning needs, in order to deliver fit-for-purpose results. Eddie is a certified SOCIAL STYLE & Versatility instructor who leads teams through interpersonal skills workshops.