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Tuesday November 3, 2020

Reinventing HR and Performance Management
Lynda Silsbee, CPT, SPHR, LDSS, SHRM-SCP 
Performance Dimensions Group
Value: 2.5 CAE credits (total program)

The way people work is changing and workers are asking for something different. Today’s workforce wants clear expectations, accountability, a rich purpose, and especially ongoing coaching and feedback. Lynda will lead a discussion that showcases what forward-thinking organizations are doing to reinvent HR and how to pivot from "performance management" to "performance development" in your organization. Lynda will share the most recent findings and trends in Performance Management and engage Sr HR Leaders in discussions to make the pivot in their organization. 

Learning Objectives (or take-aways):

  1. Learn 5 tenets of [forward-thinking] HR
  2. Understand the difference between Performance Management and Performance Development
  3. Discover what other businesses are doing to reinvent their HR and People Performance Operations

Lynda Silsbee is the Founder and President of Performance Dimensions Group and the creator of the LEAP-Leadership Acceleration Program. PDG is a Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness consulting group that works with organizations of all size and industry in the Puget Sound region.  Lynda started PDG in 1999 after 20+ years of leading from the inside of Fortune 500 Companies including Nordstrom, Genie Industries, and Vulcan. She and her team of consultants have been helping organizations and leaders be the most effective they can be during the good times and challenging times including the Dot-Bomb Era, 911, The Great Recession, and currently the Covid Pandemic. Her mission is to help organizations, leaders and their teams not just survive but to thrive!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Operations/Cyber Security: Easy Wins for Big Problems
Andrew Healey, MSc, CISSP, OSCP, AWS SAA
NorthCreek Security Group

Many of today’s cyber threats have the capability to severely damage people and organizations, and many do. Most of us have just given up on the idea that we can reasonably secure our business or family from these threats. This talk will provide a brief background of how we got here and what current threats look and feel like. We’ll then cover some easy wins and you’ll walk away with tangible steps you can take to help defend your organization, customers, family, and self.

Andrew Healey’s mission is to identify risks and manage them simply and right the first time. SMBs consistently accept critical levels of risk while having the most to lose. He has 20 years of technology, security, and leadership experience ranging from enterprise Defense contractors, the United States Marine Corps, and now in the small and medium sized business space. He holds a master’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance.