November 18 & 19, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
San Diego, CA
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
"The ability to get a job has only a
casual relationship to the ability to keep it."
~ Denise Bissonnette
with Denise Bissonnette
No one wants to fail at a new job. Everyone wants to succeed. In fact, beyond just retaining a job, who doesn’t want to "shine" as a new employee? Employers hire new employees hoping that they will more than "survive" the job - they want them to excel and thrive! Employment agencies don't just want to just "place" people in jobs; they want them to become rooted - to develop new skills and to successfully meet new challenges. What factors determine whether a new employee succeeds or fails? What kinds of supports can increase their chances of success?
30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee is a compelling new approach to job retention! This two-day seminar is based on Denise Bissonnette’s celebrated guide to job retention, 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee. This book, intended especially for new employees, is the key to the 30 Ways to Shine program. Using it as the basis for mentoring or other supportive services, employers and/or placement agencies can monitor the progress of new employees and help them to successfully deal with the challenges of their new jobs and workplaces.
30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee is a program for job success that can be used by employers or employment agencies to support the new employee in his/her new job. Used effectively, its comprehensive approach can heighten the productivity, success and job satisfaction of new employees. Focusing on the critical first 6 to 12 weeks of employment, it addresses 30 key skills in areas such as:
- Adapting to the company culture.
- Going the extra mile for the employer.
- Shining in the eyes of the customer.
- Being a great team player.
- Responding well to constructive feedback.
- Getting the most from your job experience.
- Balancing life and work.
- Handling negative emotions at work
- Surviving Office Politics
In this seminar, Denise will lead participants through a step-by-step examination of these 30 key skills and the accompanying "Challenge of the Day" - practical and engaging activities that enable the new employee to put these skills into action on the job.
Employers can effectively use this program to improve new employee retention - particularly for employees who are entering the workforce for the first time. It can serve as the basis for an entirely new company program, or it can effectively supplement and enhance your existing Orientation and Mentoring programs. (For some further suggestions on how employers can implement the program, click here.)
Employment Agencies can use this program to deliver outstanding pre- and post-placement support to new employees and to distinguish their services within the business community. It can be an effective addition to pre-placement job clubs or post-placement support groups. (For some suggestions on how employment agencies can implement the program as pre-employment training, click here or as post-placement support, click here.)
30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee will give you tools to provide outstanding support and guidance to new employees - to ease their transition into the workplace and to enhance their ability to be productive and effective from the start! This innovative retention program will enable you to proactively anticipate problems before they arise and give you a systematic way to ensure the new employee's success!
Registrations are now closed - thank you to those who registered!
Denise Bissonnette is an internationally renowned writer, trainer and keynote speaker. For two decades, she has inspired people and organizations throughout North America to look beyond traditional concepts of career development and to craft livelihoods rooted in the individual "genius" of each person. Denise has authored several publications on creative job development, state of the art job search techniques, the cultivation of the human spirit, and how to "shine" on the job. Her work is a rich tapestry of her talents as a poet, writer, storyteller, teacher and career developer.
(For more information on Denise's work, please visit www.diversityworld.com.)
In the second part of this short video, Denise describes the purpose, intent, and framework for her 30 Ways to Shine approach to job retention.
Participants will each receive a copy of Denise's new book 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee: a guide to success in the workplace (Retail Value: $30). This text will serve as the workbook for this seminar.
The130-page text is the fundamental component of the 30 Ways to Shine program. Intended to be used by each new employee, it is the basis for ongoing mentoring within the company and/or support from a placement agency. (Registrants of this workshop are not given a right to duplicate the copyrighted workshop materials. If, however, they choose to implement the 30 Ways to Shine program, they will be able to purchase multiple copies of this text at volume discounts.)
Employment and Training Agencies can use this program to deliver outstanding pre- and post- placement support to new employees and to distinguish their services within the business community. It can be an effective addition to pre-placement job clubs or post-placement support groups.
Employers can effectively use this program to improve new employee retention - particularly for employees who are entering the workforce for the first time. It can serve as the basis for an entirely new company program, or it can effectively supplement and enhance your existing Orientation and Mentoring programs.
"I utilized it (30 Ways to Shine) as a management tool to coach employees, as a self-assessment/personal growth tool, and more importantly as a tool to coach and motivate TANF and post TANF participants on their journey to self-sufficiency. I must seem as though I am on a soap-box, but I can't tell you enough how impressed I have been and continue to be with your materials."
"The relevancy was amazing - this workshop is based in the ‘real world of work’, not what we idealize."
"I am looking forward to implementing this program with new employees... and with current employees - to assure ongoing communication and team-building skills!"
"This is the missing piece! I will be able to serve our populations with powerful information that could change their lives."
"As an employer, I am pleased to have ready-made tools to improve retention of our employees with disabilities and Native Americans. Come with an open mind and be prepared to change and grow!"
"Many of us, such as myself, were energized to apply the principles to our own situations. I believe the philosophy and guidelines are of utmost help in regenerating enthusiasm and morale and striving for excellence in just about any situation we find ourselves in."
Read more comments from former participants.
|Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110
NOTE: Special rates have been
arranged with the hotel for
participants who require lodging
Free parking is available across the street from the hotel. Should the free space fill up, attendees can park at the hotel for a charge of $5 per four-hour period.
The beautiful Hacienda Hotel is the site of the training seminar.
A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special rate of $99.00 single/double occupancy. Each additional adult guest in a room is $10.00. This rate does not include the 10.5% San Diego Transit Occupancy tax and the 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment fee and the Hacienda Hotel-Old Town San Diego will add a $7.00 Resort Fee per night to the daily room rate. (Taxes and surcharges are subject to change). Parking is $14.00 per car per night.
Guests may call the Hotel directly at (619) 298-4707 to make reservations. Reservations are due by September 17, 2013. When making a reservation, please mention the "Denise Bissonnette Training" to get the special rate. Room reservations requested after this date will be subject to availability.
Check-in is at 3:00pm. Check out is at 12:00pm.
Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110
Both Days: Coffee and Tea will be available during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. During lunch breaks, attendees can choose from a wide variety of nearby restaurants in Old Town.
Attendees with any special needs are urged to contact us as soon as possible to give us time to respond to requests.
CRC Continuing Education Credits will be granted to eligible participants.
Please make your check payable to SDSU Research Foundation.
Forward your check to:
College of Education
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1154
Please reference the name of the event on the memo line of your check.
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