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Alternative Dispute Resolution
speaker: Dr. Gary Carrington

Archiving: Available topics include using archives for research, using archival collections to celebrate events and anniversaries, recruiting and managing archive volunteers and interns, disaster planning for archives and museums, records retention scheduling, introduction to records management for public entities in Ohio, introduction to grant opportunities for archival collections in Ohio, and a guide to the archives of Cuyahoga County.
speaker: Angela Manella

Balancing Act of a Young Professional: Young professionals must balance working to establish themselves in their career with personal priorities such as children / family, friends, hobbies and community involvement. Learn tips for setting and balancing your priorities.
speaker: Cicely D. Campbell

Building a Positive Culture in the Workplace
speaker: Ann Hartle Proudfit

Business Communication: Based upon audience request, this speech can cover the following topics; individually or collectively:
 - Business Letter Writing
 - Making the most of your E-mail Communications
 - Professional Networking Strategies
speaker: Lindsay English

Business Development: How to use today's technology and resources to expand your market on a "shoestring" budget through aggressive marketing and networking.
speaker: Nirvana St. Cyr

Business Ethics: Important and relevant topics in business and society will be discussed in this presentation.
speaker: Ursula Matias

Business Law for Entrepreneurs
speaker: Marvin E. Richards, Jr.

Continuous Quality Improvement
speaker: Dr. Charles Dull

Continuing Education and Certification: In today's economic environment, workers are training for job responsibilities that will change over time. This speech will discuss the life-long process of continuing education and certification to remain competitive. It can be customized based upon audience interest.
speaker: Victoria Berry

Creating a Strong Vision in Times of Change: A well-defined purpose can give direction and meaning to your life. It provides the map from which we are guided. Having a clear vision acts as a reminder of where you want to go, and gives meaning to the process of getting there. In this session, we will explore the steps to creating a vision - whether you are clear on your goals, or not sure what direction to take. This can aid both the professional and the clients they serve.
speaker: Kerry Tobin

Cultural Competencies: Expanding your business into new markets requires knowledge of various approaches into a variety of cultures, which expand far beyond race and/or ethnicity.
speaker: Nirvana St. Cyr

Death by Power Point: This presentation will review the Top 10 mistakes presenters make when using PowerPoint to enhance their presentation. It permits the audience to refine their PowerPoint presentations to the "next level", and engage their audience into their presentation.
speaker: Joe Wagner

eLearning 2.0 - the Next Generation of eLearning is Here:  Curious about the Next Generation of eLearning? The mission of this presentation is to explore strange new eLearning technologies, to seek out new and effective ways of teaching and learning in the 21st Century, boldly going where few eLearners have gone before. This presentation is a whirlwind tour through emerging trends and technology in eLearning, including social learning systems, edu-gaming, mobile learning, apps, badges, and more!
speaker: Sasha Thackaberry

Entrepreneurship: So you think you want to be your own boss? You'll work harder than you ever have, but if you love what you do, it won't feel like work at all. Understand what "start-up" really means and all it entails to attain the success you desire. Like anything else, "it works if you work it."
speaker: Nirvana St. Cyr

Entrepreneurship: Dr. Klaus Tenbergen has owned and operated several restaurants and mentored numerous restauranteurs. Based upon audience request, he can specifically discuss entrepreneurship in the food and hospitality industries, or he can more generally discuss the qualities of successful entrepreneurs.
speaker: Dr. Klaus Tenbergen

Executive Training Opportunities: Now that you have your master's degree, what exactly are you qualified to do? Why advanced training and certifications are a necessary complement to your degree.
speaker: Victoria Berry

Female Administrators of Non-Profit Organizations
speaker: Dr. Phyllis Dukes

Fundraising Through Relationship Building
speaker: Ann Hartle Proudfit

How to Sell Yourself in 5 minutes: The art of personal branding.
speaker: Delia (Dee Dee) Bober

How to Sell and Socially Network Yourself
speaker: Delia (Dee Dee) Bober

Human Resources: Training, development and ethical issues in the field will be discussed in this presentation.
speaker: Ursula Matias

Information Literacy: This speech will discuss the importance of information literacy and the consequences of not having these skills. According to the American Library Association, "Information Literacy is the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze and use information. The beginning of the 21st century has been called the Information Age because of the explosion of information output and information sources. It has become increasingly clear that students cannot learn everything they need to know in their field of study in a few years of college. Information Literacy equips them with the critical skills necessary to become lifelong learners."
speaker: Victoria Berry

Language and the People Around Us: This presentation will discuss the communication needs that we have when we speak with people from other cultures, countries and languages. This presentation will also include some interactive "role playing" to increase the participants' new skills with intercultural communication in their lives.
speaker: Matthew Pierce

speakers: Dr. Gary Carrington, Dr. Charles Dull, Kellie Emrich

Leadership: Webster's Dictionary defines leadership as, "the power or ability to lead other people." However, it is well known that there is a difference between having the power to lead people and having the ability to lead them successfully toward shared goals. This speech will discuss characteristics of effective leaders and offer tips for developing and improving leadership skills to achieve results in team settings. This speech can also be customized based upon audience requests.
speaker: Victoria Berry

Leadership Styles: There are various leadership styles. Do you know what they are? Do you know your leadership style(s)? Did you know that you could wear several leadership style hats at the same time depending upon the situation that is taking place? Our leadership style(s) sets the atmosphere to achieve organizational performance goals. This interactive workshop between audience and speaker will explore how the different leadership styles influence the following areas in an organization. 1) Culture, 2) Structure, 3) Teamwork, 4) Performance results.
speaker: Dr. Tracy Walker

Women in Leadership: Based upon audience request, this speech can cover the following topics; individually or collectively:
 - Undervalued Leadership Traits of Women
 - Woman to Woman Mentoring / Coaching
 - Self-Limiting Behaviors Women Should Avoid

speaker: Lindsay English

Lean Six Sigma: Lean Six Sigma has become the standard for process thinking and operational improvement in a wide range of industry sectors. Organizations in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors require employees who can think both operationally and strategically and have the skills to develop solutions to reduce waste, errors, and cost; while ensuring that quality standards meet customer expectations. This speech discusses the Lean Six Sigma program and offers the opportunity for audience discussion.
speaker: Victoria Berry

Managing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom and the Workplace
speaker: Ann Hartle Proudfit

speakers: Dr. Gary Carrington

Operations Management
speaker: Dr. Charles Dull

Personal Enhancement: Speaker Nirvana St. Cyr provides an interactive, "edu-taining" presentation on "personal enhancement" - gaining a level of confidence and endurance to step out of comfort zones and fulfill dreams and goals. Learn strategies to laugh in the face of fear and to overcome obstacles to achieve success both personally and professionally. This speech can be customized for a variety of audiences.
speaker: Nirvana St. Cyr

Planning a Conference: Getting It Done By Committee: This session will provide strategies for planning a conference or event through a committee. It will include tips for staying organized, keeping the team on task, and managing all the details.
speaker: Danielle Budzick

Planning, Goal Setting and Evaluation for Increased Organizational Effectiveness
speaker: Dr. Belinda Miles

Present like a Pro: The no fear approach to public speaking.
speaker: Delia (Dee Dee) Bober

Professional Ethics
speaker: Marvin E. Richards, Jr.

Quality Process Design, Metrics and Measurement
speaker: Dr. Charles Dull

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: This presentation is modeled after Dr. Stephen Covey's best-selling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It shares a brief overview of Dr. Covey's three stages of effectiveness - Dependence, Independence, and Interdependence - and the cumulative seven habits that his research determined are part of all effective leaders.
speaker: Joe Wagner

Skills Gap: Despite high unemployment, many employers report having job openings that they cannot find workers with the necessary skills to fill those positions. This speech will discuss why there are so many open positions that cannot get filled, including issues such as the lack of interpersonal communication and leadership skills in the workforce, the lack of adaptability and flexibility needed to compete in today's job market, and technological advancements that are rendering skills obsolete within two years. It will also offer tips for education and training strategies to address this reality. The speech can be customized based upon audience interest, or to allow for audience discussion.
speaker: Victoria Berry

Starting or Expanding Your Own Small Business or Not-For-Profit Organization
speaker: Eulace S. Rhoten

Strategic Planning for Transformational Change
speaker: Dr. Belinda Miles

What's holding you back? Overcoming obstacles to climb the professional ladder: Obstacles can make professional success seem out of reach. Individuals facing poverty, single parenthood, a previous criminal record, or academic struggles in school may feel as if they have unsurmountable obstacles to their success. This inspirational speech will discuss overcoming obstacles to achieve your dreams by exploring your strengths, setting and working toward future goals, and believing in your ability to achieve a successful future. This speech can be customized based upon audience interest.
speaker: Cicely D. Campbell

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