Why the Traditional Teambuilding Model Is Broken and What to Do Instead
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 2 p.m. EDT
When attendees are involved in teambuilding, they might think they’re on a one-way train to snoozeville. Many would describe teambuilding as long, boring and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn a new model, its science and the laws of fun from the man whose company has delivered more fun than anyone in the world: Nick Gianoulis, founder of The Fun
Dept. and co-author of “Playing it Forward.”
1. Know why fun matters at work.
2. Learn the model, science and laws of fun.
3. Find out how to effectively implement fun within
Nick Gianoulis is founder of The Fun Dept.—a consulting and training company that has been featured on CNN, BBC News, The Washington Post, TEDx and numerous other media outlets, and has clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to those with as few as 10 employees.
Known as “The Godfather of Fun,” Gianoulis began his company after experiencing firsthand the enhanced culture and business results of fun during his 20-year corporate management tenure with a company that embraced a work-hard-play-hard culture. Gianoulis is also co-author of “Playing It Forward.”
His company has delivered more fun in the workplace than any other company in the world. Gianoulis believes building brief, consistent and engaging activities into the corporate culture is more important than ever thanks to the presence of millennials, who will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025.
The Law of Doing Good Things
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 2 p.m. EDT
In our litigious society, anyone can be sued for anything—even good things! In this unique and informative session, participants will consider scenarios highlighting the liability issues associated with integrating social responsibility into the meetings industry. We will discuss the parameters of food donation laws and explore the realities and myths of Good Samaritan laws, including the less well-known “Bad Samaritan” laws. Find out who is really protected under the Volunteer Protection Act. You can and should do good things… but you should also protect yourself and your organization along the way.
1. Develop effective food donation policies and programs.
2. Communicate the limitations of personal risk to
3. Evaluate the risk and responsibility for rendering aid
(or failing to render aid) to those in need.
Tyra Hilliard is a speaker, writer and coach, as well as a professor of business, hospitality and event management. She has been honored for her professional achievement as an educator and uses her diverse and unique background to reach learners young and old, from college freshmen to seasoned professionals.
Tyra is one of the only people in the world with a law degree, a Ph.D. in hospitality and a CMP. Her industry experience includes working as an attorney, a meeting planner, a catering manager and a CVB sales manager.
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Contact Hayley Panagakis for questions about webinars or for a certificate of attendance for credit hours.