Employee Engagement: Move from Threatening “Foe” to Trusted “Friend”

with Beth Strathman

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What you will learn:

Learn the latest research from neuroscience that explains how and why people react to work and to you as a “threat” sometimes
Learn how to shift your interactions from “threatening” foe to trusted friend
Learn ways to create a workplace that feels safe, where people matter, and where employees feel they belong
Get tools for taking stock of your direct reports and what you need to do to increase their participation and interest in their work.

About the course

We are sophisticated 21st century humans with ancient parts of our brains that have the residual functionality of reptiles! Employees can easily revert to their “reptile” brain and interpret things at work as “threatening”. When that happens, it’s hard to reason with them!
Managing others so they avoid over-reacting under stress or shutting down from overwhelm is a daily challenge. But doing so will enable supervisors to engage employee hearts and minds, which yields performance dividends most organizations still haven’t captured.

Time table:

2 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:

Leaders, Business Owners, Managers and Supervisors, HR professionals, Administration Managers

Main objective:
Learn how to shift your interactions from “threatening” foe to trusted friend


About the instructor

Beth Strathman

Beth has a passion for developing people. She is an energetic lifelong learner, who delights in challenging others to realize their potential. Beth has been a tireless champion of others throughout careers in K-12 education and human resources. She now works with leaders who want to shake up business as usual by knowing more about their leadership styles, aligning their businesses to reflect their mission, vision, and values in everyday work, and expressing themselves clearly and powerfully.

Beth earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah’s SJ Quinney College of Law. She is a member of the Utah State Bar, a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and a certified coach through the International Coach Federation. Beth serves on various non-profit boards in the Salt Lake area and enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking, snowshoeing, and hanging out with friends.