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March 2019 BAHRA Luncheon - "Rock Solid Training Programs Using Internal SME's as Trainers" with Leigh-Ann Zaharevich
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Events



WHEN: Thursday, March 21st from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE: Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

About This Event:  Are you responsible for employee engagement in your organization? Then you know first-hand that training programs are critical to affecting employee engagement. They are proven to boost employee satisfaction, increase productivity and improve employee retention. To be considered effective, investments made in training need to result in some type of behavioral change. Without this outcome, training dollars are ill-spent. When training programs involve all constituents from the planning stage, they have a much better chance of succeeding. 
Using internal SMEs (subject matter experts) to train others on processes, equipment, even soft skills, can be cost effective if planning is thorough and meaningful. From choosing the right people to train (hint: it's not always who you think it should be!) to measuring effectiveness, this session lays out what needs to happen before, during and after training to make sure it is rock solid.

After this session, participants will be able to plan successful training programs by:
Identifying and selecting people who will make the best trainers for their environment
Supporting subject matter experts to become excellent trainers
Drafting a plan to evaluate their training program

About the Speaker: 
Leigh-Ann Z Headshot  Leigh-Ann is the Founding Principal of Aligned Performance, Inc.  With over 20 years of experience in learning & organizational development, Leigh-Ann has served several industries like manufacturing, financial services and business services.  She has worked with companies with two to 5,000 employees. As an external resource, Leigh-Ann has helped executive teams articulate their vision, mission and values statements. Clients value her strength in establishing ‘people systems’ that align employees with the company’s mission and values, as well as the overall business goals. 
Leigh-Ann is passionate about creating training departments for growing companies with a focus on learning and development; career progression; teambuilding; performance management and new hire onboarding. She was part of the team that was awarded ATD’s annual BEST award for the leadership program they developed and delivered. Leigh-Ann is an expert facilitator, and has delivered training in India. She has contributed to e-learning courses via design, video recordings and voiceover. Additionally, Leigh-Ann works with teams to expose what may be hindering team results, and plan meaningful action. 
In her work, she utilizes DiSC, Insights, as well as 360, engagement and team surveys.  Leigh-Ann has spoken at international and local HR and training conferences.  While hosting a business radio show, Leigh-Ann interviewed local professionals for education and inspiration.
Leigh-Ann earned an MS in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a BS in International Business from Central CT State University. She is teaching the HR: Training business course at CU Denver in the Spring of 2109. Leigh-Ann has personally trained with Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth, in business systems. Additionally, Leigh-Ann holds a black belt in American Kenpo.

Recertification Credit:  This program has been submitted for 1 hour of both HRCI and SHRM Certification credits.
Cost: BAHRA Members - $25.00/ Non-Members - $45.00
At The Door Cost:  BAHRA Members - $35.00/ Non-Members - $55.00.  Note: Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed.
Members of another CO-SHRM Chapter such as MILE HIGH SHRM, NCHRA, etc may attend BAHRA events at the member price.  Enter the discount code of “COSHRM” when you register.
BAHRA Student members attend for $5.00. Enter the discount code “STUDENT” when you register.
Registration: March 21, 2019 BAHRA Chapter Lunch Meeting  Walk-ins cannot be guaranteed. Deadline to register is the Monday before the event at midnight. Please remember that BAHRA only accepts payment by credit card. For registration questions, please contact us at [email protected].
Cancellation Policy:  BAHRA no longer offers refunds on cancellations.  If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]

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