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ProSource Summer Education Series 2022 to Focus on Operations

Annual event identifies best practices for creating a high-performance workplace culture.

ProSource has announced the return of the Summer Education Series with a focus on operations — identifying best practices for creating a high-performance workplace culture. The ProSource member event is scheduled for Aug. 2-4, 2022, to be held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

ProSource Summer Education Series keynote speaker Kathleen Quinn Votaw
ProSource Summer Education Series keynote speaker Kathleen Quinn Votaw, author of Solve the People Puzzle and Dare to Care in the Workplace.

The agenda includes a lineup of interactive educational workshops and an open mic session for peer-to-peer problem solving, leading off with a people-first workplace culture keynote presentation from Kathleen Quinn Votaw that will explain how to create your Camelot Community by instilling and giving trust, and creating an incredible employee experience that supports the whole person.

Early in her 30-year career, Quinn Votaw saw an industry in desperate need of a shake-up and set out to disrupt and transform staffing. In 2003 she launched TalenTrust to show companies of all sizes and across industries what it takes to win the war on talent and create the human-centric cultures that define today’s best companies. Quinn Votaw is the author of the 2016 book Solve the People Puzzle, as well as Dare to Care in the Workplace, published in 2021.

One of ProSource’s most popular presenters, Dante Walston, is back with two compelling sessions:

  • Culture of Accountability: In a culture of accountability, people at every level of the organization are personally committed to achieving critical results targeted by the team or organization. This educational session is designed to focus on best practices for creating a culture of accountability in any organization that allows employees to take ownership, build trust between team members at all levels, and be more productive team members.
  • Leading & Lagging Behaviors – KPI Session: Take control of your performance and understand how to drive improvement. This session will provide tools and techniques to plan and structure a KPI strategy to make informed business decisions and achieve high performance in all aspects of the organization. Attendees will learn to identify why they need KPIs and how to choose the correct lagging and leading indicators for their business objectives.

Walston is the Co-founder and CEO of IntegrateU, a consulting company that helps companies in the custom integration industry implement onboarding, development, and engagement processes. He is a highly experienced leader who has demonstrated the ability to lead and develop diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries. He has a background in management and leadership development and currently works with Livewire, the premier technology integrator in Central Virginia.

Other sessions include:

  • Identifying and Reducing Profit Erosion/Understanding the True Cost of Labor – Workshop – Brad Malone and Joel Harris: With the current economic and supply chain unpredictability, bring control to the areas of your business that you can manage. Discover how to understand and calculate the true costs of your project labor; understand where gross profit erosion occurs in projects and mitigate its occurrence and impact; understand the importance of tracking and analyzing costs throughout the project lifecycle; and work with others in an interactive session to create viable and actionable plans to keep the profits you earn.
  • Getting the Most Out of ProSource University – Live Workshop – Stephanie Jones: This live workshop is designed to provide best practices for implementing ProSource University (PSU) within an organization. Participants will walk away with an understanding of the platform, as well as the initial draft of a custom path, company-specific courses, linked outside vendor content, custom groups, and a plan for continuing to build-out on their own. Jones is the Director of Instructional Design for IntegrateU in Richmond, Va. She specializes in online curriculum development, course creation, and LMS management for businesses.

Wrapping up the event, ProSource will host the peer-to-peer “Solve My Problem” open mic session, moderated by Sherry Dantonio, senior director, education and member recruitment at ProSource. Collaboration to solve business problems is a core part of the ProSource community culture. This fast-paced forum was a big hit at the Spring Meeting and is designed for members to ask their peers for help with specific problems.

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