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Investing in Your Employees: Why Employee Engagement Matters More Than Ever (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Amy Lafko, MSPT, MBA and Julianne Brandt, PT, MBA

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Financial: Amy Lafko receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Whether you've been focusing on employee engagement for years or if you've decided to address it for the first time in 2021, this session will provide the next right steps for you to take. We explore actions for everyone from novice to expert. Starting with a review of the reasons employee engagement matters, this session will move quickly into two core aspects of employee engagement. While we will share many common pitfalls and obstacles, come prepared with your questions for this pair of experts to answer.

Meet Your Instructors

Amy Lafko, MSPT, MBA

Amy Lafko founded Cairn Consulting Solutions with the knowledge that you need to grow your people to grow your business. Amy focuses her work on the employee experience that is derived from skilled leaders and aligned teams. Whether through team dynamics sessions, development workshops, or consulting, Amy provides expertise to improve the entire lifecycle of…

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Julianne Brandt, PT, MBA

Julianne Brandt, PT, MBA, serves as chief operating officer of Spooner Physical Therapy, a private outpatient rehabilitation practice with 22 locations in the Phoenix metro area. She drives the strategic focus of the Spooner organization, drawing from over 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership as a clinician and an administrator. Julianne is passionate about…

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1. Introduction

Amy Lafko and Julianne Brandt introduce the topics that will be covered in this webinar.

2. Creating a Win-Win

This chapter explores how you can create a win-win situation for the employee and organization.

3. What Engaged Employees Need From Us

Learn what employees truly need to become and stay engaged. We reveal what employees get from being engaged at work as well as what they need to feel engaged.

4. Aligning Your Team Around the Nonnegotiables of Your Organization

Align the team around your organization’s nonnegotiables. This section provides examples of nonnegotiable expectations of an organization. Aligning the team requires clear communication.

5. Common Pitfalls

Recognize that the common pitfalls and obstacles aren’t as scary as you think. This section considers fear-based traps leaders create for themselves when attempting to hold people accountable. In addition, leaders attempt to use external rewards as the way to engage employees. We explain why this strategy is often a pitfall to long-term success.

6. Next Steps

Determine your next right step for employee engagement. While there are many possible next steps, this section explores different ones you may choose. We examine both organizational next steps as well as steps leaders can take when working with their team.

7. Summary

This chapter is a summary of the main points that were discussed and reviewed in this webinar.

8. Question and Answer Session

This chapter is a question and answer session facilitated by Amy Lafko and Julianne Brandt.

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