Virtual Training

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Back-to-School Series

Back-to-School Information and Tips for Preparing and Supporting your Elementary Student
Aug. 19 // 9:00 a.m.

Presented by:  
Katie Baskerville, Canyon Lake School Counselor
Kathy Harn, General Beadle School Counselor
Tracey Caldwell, RCAS Lead Counselor

During this session, parents will be provided with information to help their elementary child be successful as school resumes this fall for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Back-to-School Information + Tips for Preparing and Supporting Middle and High School Students
Aug. 26 // 9:00 a.m.

Presented by:  
Melissa Good, Stevens High School Counselor
Rani Mitchell, Central High School Counselor
Tracey Caldwell, RCAS Lead Counselor

During this session, parents will be provided with information to help their middle and high school child be successful as school resumes this fall for the 2021-2021 school year. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

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Health Information + Tips from your School Nurses to Help Prepare your (K-12) Child to Return to School
Sept. 2 // 9:00 a.m.

Presented by:  
Cindy Begley, RCAS Nursing Co-Coordinator/Stevens High School Nurse
Sateera Thompsen, RCAS Nursing Co-Coordinator/Grandview & Robbinsdale School Nurse

During this session, the nurses will provide health information and tips for parents to help their children as the school year starts this fall. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A at the end of the presentation.

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Ascent Innovation Spotlight


Black Hills Information Security
Aug. 20 // 10:00 a.m.

Join Mitch Nachtigall, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Elevate Rapid City, for a conversation with the team at Black Hills Information Security. BHIS customizes information security penetration tests for small and large organizations alike – including Fortune 50 companies, financial institutions, healthcare providers, and government agencies   Learn more about what they do, their experience in the incubator so far, and their future plans in this virtual conversation.

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Leading With Confidence Series


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 for all four sessions and receive a discounted rate

Misfit: Figuring Out Those Colleague Disconnects That Make Work Hard
Sept. 8 // 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

Who has ever felt like a misfit? At a networking event? Or in your current team? Or with a client? The good news is that we've all been there. And, hopefully, we've all been in situations where we do fit. It's when you are excited to see your team, when you are delighted to receive the Caller ID of a colleague, or when you look forward to that next meeting with your client. But, when there is a misfit, it can be miserable - people crying on their drive into the office, being short with friends and family, disengagement of staff, decrease in profitability. When there is a misfit between people, there are often three main culprits: chaos tolerance, need for team, and transition speed.

If a team clusters in Chaos Resistance, then leadership would immediately have a set of strategies to move their team through changes or address team issues or opportunities. If a team's data is spread across all sectors, then the team challenges will be vastly different and require an alternate set of strategies. Neither team is better or worse, but if you don't have the data, then leadership can easily make missteps just from the lack of knowledge. For strategic uses, leadership can assess their teams, adjust procedures and processes to ensure improved communication, alignment, engagement, and energy, and refine as needed. Tactically, individuals can use the information and tools with every client and colleague to reduce friction, to make situations less awkward, to decrease the time spent on solving people problems, and increase engagement and empowerment across the organization.

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Do People Really Want to be Empowered?: Dispelling the Myths of Employee Empowerment
Sept. 15 // 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

What if I told you that people, for the most part, want to be given structure, purpose, and guidelines for success. We mix up control and accountability in the business world resulting in too much authority going out the door. It's not about control though, it's about holding people accountable and showing them what expectations and success looks like.
This course will cover:

  1. What are you taking about?
  2. Defining Control vs. Accountability
  3. Mapping empathy through accountability
  4. Defining expectations for success
  5. Catapulting to a stronger culture

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Anchoring Your Goals: Not Just Another S.M.A.R.T. Goal Workshop
Sept. 22 // 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

  1. What's a SMART Goal and what is it good for?
  2. Conversely, what isn't it good for? Or, how do we misuse it?
  3. Then, what should we do instead?
  4. GSD triangle - anchoring your goals, knowing your passion and energy
  5. Committing - Taking actions to ensure you're successful
  6. Follow through - align with people who will help, reflect on your own blind spots

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Accountability: Blind Trust is Not an Approach
Sept. 29 // 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

We want to trust everyone, right? Especially our employees. That's why it's so hard when you get that letter from the Department of Labor noting an investigation of employment practices brought on by one of your "best" employees. Here's the deal, we've mixed up the concepts of trust, authority, accountability and control over the years as leaders. So, when I say stop trusting your people I mean to say, start holding them accountable, then you can trust them.

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