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    Create Something Extraordinary

    Date: September 11, 2019, 8:00am – 9:30am
    North Star SHRM
    Great River Energy; 17845 East Highway 10, Elk River
    Enter Great River Energy off of US Highway 10 in Elk River. When you enter, turn right and go through the gate. Follow the road to the parking lot up the hill there are signs directing you to WGO and Main Reception. Once parked proceed to Door #91 which is short walk to the East from the main reception door. If you arrive late and the door is not attended text 651-600-2533 of your arrival.
    No cost to attend as a North Star SHRM member and we welcome guests at no cost to attend up 3 meetings prior to joining.
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    The target audience for this seminar is HR professionals and any small business owners.  In order to “Create Something Extraordinary,” your team must be “all in!”  A major cause of employee turnover, dissatisfaction, and disengagement is due to a lack of trust.   Trust is the foundation of all great teams.  Improvisation training equips teams with tools to creatively solve issues facing today’s business environment.  By applying this short, easy, and FUN program, you will see immediate benefits in morale and engagement.

    Many people recognize improvisation as a popular form of comedy.  However, improv is also an effective tool to train professional teams; teaching attendees how to fully support each other, even while communicating under difficult circumstances.

    Improvisational exercises challenge participants to be fully engaged and “in the moment,” strengthens active listening skills, and promotes flexibility and adaptability.  This hands-on approach encourages attendees to be authentic and engaged, and allows them to experiment and create without judgment.  Through the improv concept of “Yes, and…” attendees will learn how to increase team effectiveness and productivity through the power of “YES!”

    Learning Objectives: Upon completion of training, attendees will learn basic strategies and techniques of improv, which will encourage participants to strengthen trust among their teams by:

    • *Living fully in the moment by employing engaged listening skills,
    • *Placing team above self,
    • *Interpreting body language and non-verbal signals,
    • *Developing a flexible mindset which promotes adaptability and growth,
    • *Creating an environment where team members are engaged, collaborative, and empowered to add value.

    This seminar will be presented by Heather Peabody, Founder of The Peabody Players.

    Since founding the Peabody Players in 2015, Heather Peabody has developed and implemented customized skill development programs in leadership, communication, and team building.  She has worked with nonprofit, private, and publicly held companies including: Medtronic, Allina Health, Stellis Health, Health Partners, J & B Group (No Name Steaks), Aflac, and more.

    Using improv comedy structures and games, Heather helps organizations increase employee engagement and performance.  Her hands-on approach will help your team improve skills in: teamwork, active listening, creativity and innovation, and perhaps, most importantly, connection and trust.

    Heather Peabody is a New York trained performer, public speaker, and comedian with decades of performance experience across the Midwest and in New York.  She received a BS in Journalism and Theater from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City.