Overview

Registration

Trainer

Preview Video

Materials

Who Should Attend

Feedback

Location

Parking

Lodgings

Refreshments

Accommodations & Special Needs

Continuing Education Credits

Registration fees & payment

Further Information

Photo of DeniseDenise Bissonnette is one of North America's most sought-after trainers and speakers on career development, job development, workforce development, and "true livelihood".
30 Ways to Shine
as a New Employee

November 14 & 15, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(both days)
San Diego, CA

"The ability to get a job has only a
casual relationship to the ability to keep it."

~ Denise Bissonnette


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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:

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!

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REGISTRATION

Cost: $175 per person


TRAINER

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.) 


PREVIEW VIDEO

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.

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MATERIALS

Book cover: 30 Ways to Shine as a New EmployeeParticipants 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.)


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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.


FEEDBACK

"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.


LOCATION

Photo of the Hacienda Hotel
Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110
800-888-1991
www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com
NOTE:
Special rates have been arranged with the hotel for participants who require lodging

PARKING

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.

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LODGING

The beautiful Hacienda Hotel is the site of the training seminar.

A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the rate of $139.00 single/double occupancy. Each additional guest in a room is $10.00. Rate does not include the 10.5% San Diego Transit Occupancy tax and the 2% San Diego Tourism Marketing District Assessment fee. Also, there is a $7.00 Facility Fee per night. (Taxes and surcharges are subject to change). Overnight parking is $16.00 per car per night.

Reservation method is by Individual Call In. Guests may call the Hotel directly at (619) 298-4707 to make reservations. Reservations are due by October 13, 2016.  When calling in please make sure they know to mention the Denise Bissonnette Training when making their reservation. Additional room rates and reservations requested after October 13 will be subject to availability.
Check-in is at 3:00 PM. Check out is at 12:00 PM.

Hacienda Hotel - Old Town San Diego
4041 Harney Street
San Diego, CA 92110
www.haciendahotel-oldtown.com


REFRESHMENTS/DINING

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.


ACCOMMODATIONS/SPECIAL NEEDS

Attendees with any special needs are urged to contact us as soon as possible to give us time to respond to requests.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

CRC Continuing Education Credits will be granted to eligible participants.


REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT

If you haven't already done so, please submit your payment as noted below to confirm your spot.

Your registration will not be considered complete until payment is received. To submit your fees, please make a check payable to “SDSU Research Foundation”, write your name and “30 Ways Seminar"… on the memo line, and send it to:

Attention: Meredith Ross
Interwork Institute
6367 Alvarado Court #350
San Diego, CA 92120

Note: Individuals in the following categories must register but do not need to submit registration fees:


FURTHER INFORMATION

For additional information, please contact Dr. Charles Degeneffe at:  cdegenef@mail.sdsu.edu.

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