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  • 12 Jan 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • McLean, Virginia


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Topic: "Dream Manager" by Matthew Kelly

Facilitators: Linda Keller and Kerri Mikeska

Linda Keller: Currently serving as the Director of Learning at Envision EMI, Linda enables teams and managers to shortcut many months of “wandering in the desert” to break through business challenges. She has a proven track record in instructional development and implementation, and specializes in the facilitation of adult experiential learning initiatives. She utilizes innovative meeting design and her deep well of resources to impact business results for diverse clients across the United States and Asia, including Fortune 500 companies, universities, and non-profits.  Linda relishes the opportunity to join this community of learners to discover new thought leaders and discuss issues that impact workplaces everywhere.
Contact Linda: lkeller@envisionemi.com

Kerri Mikeska is a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, with over a decade of professional experience developing and implementing strategies linking people and programs to corporate financial and business objectives. Her experience spans private, non-profit, and government sectors. Within the federal government, she served as an HR Officer implementing performance management strategic HR initiatives. Prior to the government, Kerri worked at the American Psychological Association and Chevy Chase Bank, where her role focused in the employment aspect of HR (recruitment, selection, interviewing, hiring, and retaining staff). 

As a way of life, Kerri enjoys practicing, promoting, and reaping the benefits of maintaining overall health, fitness, & wellbeing. Recently she became recertified as a Personal Fitness Trainer, through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She plans to continue developing her health & wellness expertise and enhance, apply, and align it to her career/life goal: promoting corporate/workplace wellness and making a more tangible, positive impact on people’s lives. Kerri has a BA in psychology from George Mason University and a MA in HR Management from Marymount University. Kerri is a certified PHR and MBTI facilitator and is qualified to administer and interpret several career/self-discovery assessment tools.
Contact Kerri: Mikeska_Kerry@bah.com

Developing strategies to attract, retain, and engage a workforce is an on-going critical issue for many organizations. As OD, Learning & Performance, Coaching and Human Capital professionals, developing effective strategies to address these areas can be daunting. The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly is an inspiring resource that offers both professional and personal insights to address these challenges. Kelly’s book highlights the critical link between managers and employees and the important role dreams can play in organizational effectiveness. The author inspires managers to creatively address common workplace issues of low morale and high turnover. He suggests by encouraging and helping employees identify and achieve their dreams, managers can breed engagement, loyalty, and in turn, maximize business success. 

Whether your goal is to engage others or become more engaged yourself, Kelly’s book offers take-homes that can benefit anyone, both in and out of the workplace. Come prepared for an interactive discussion of the book, and an opportunity to dream!

SIG Leader: Lauren Schoon | 571-213-6450 

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