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2022 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class: Cohort 2 | Myths and Opportunities

2022 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class: Cohort 2 | Myths and Opportunities

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2022 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class: Cohort 2 | Myths and Opportunities

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern 

A global pandemic, shrinking labor force, and highly competitive environment have all created the conditions where employers MUST bring a new approach to engaging and retaining their employees.

Based on the bestselling book, EmployER Engagement – The Fresh and Dissenting Voice on the Employment Relationship, this Master Class aims to challenge the status quo on how we think about attraction, engagement, and retention in today’s extremely competitive marketplace. With today’s hyper competitive U.S. job market, employees have the power in deciding where they chose to work. Because of these market conditions, it is necessary for organizations to engage their employees, rather than expect employees to engage with their organization.

Companies need to rehabilitate their approach to attracting, engaging, and retaining their employees to coincide with the current job market. This highly engaging Master Class cohort will help prepare you to become an industry leader in how to update and revitalize your organization’s management of its workforce. Employee engagement as a concept is “tired” and not working. It is time for a new idea. It is time for EmployER Engagement.

Danny Nelms, President of Work Institute and Kim Nowell, Principal and Founder at KWaN Partners, deliver an interactive, thought provoking, and ultimately game changing program that will give you a new perspective on engaging and retaining your employees. Through active dialogue, breakout groups, and hands on activities attendees will learn from each other and explore strategies and real-world applications. Each cohort will also feature guest speakers who will share their insights and successes.

This special 4-day event spread across the entire year features data and insights from both EmployER Engagement and Work Institute’s industry leading Retention Reports that have been cited by USA Today, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, SHRM, and more.

You’ll learn:

  • About today's market conditions and why they now demand that we take a closer look at how we manage employee engagement and retention in your organization.
  • The flaws and myths in the current thinking related to attraction, retention, and employee engagement.
  • Organizational behavior towards employees through a cost-benefit lens.
  • The EmployER Engagement and retention approach through an action research model.
  • How a needs assessment approach uncovers action requirements throughout the employment lifecycle.
  • What needs to change in the gathering of employee voice in today's “employee-in-control” marketplace.
  • How to apply a bottom-up approach to action planning and accountability as the most targeted, effective approach.

Be sure to join us for the 3 other EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Classes in the series this year:

Register for all 4 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class cohorts (together in one transaction) and save 15% with promo code EMP15BUNDLE at checkout!

Attendees of this virtual master class will also receive 60-day access to the on-demand recording.

2022 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class: Cohort 2 | Myths and Opportunities


12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Recap of Cohort Kickoff and Feedback

Presenters Danny Nelms and Kim Nowell will spend the first few minutes recapping the previous cohort and soliciting feedback from the group.

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Employee Engagement: Past, Present, and Future

Experts have been exploring and researching employee engagement for decades and yet we still cannot settle on a definition. Understanding employee engagement requires understanding its history and its possible future.

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Attendees will break out into small groups and discuss what employee engagement looks like and what are its outputs and outcomes. Before heading into the break, attendees will come back as a larger group and discuss their take aways from these conversations.

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Employee Engagement Myths, Busted

There are many myths related to employee engagement. Exploring those myths will be eye opening but also key to understanding the path forward. By having a better understanding through a review of academic research, attendees will be armed with knowledge, understanding, and clarity to begin a new direction.

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

After the break a special guest speaker will join Nelms and Nowell and explore how one’s "purpose" impacts engagement and retention. Attendees will be encouraged to share their purpose and experiences with engagement and retention at their organization.

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Q&A, Session Feedback, and Closing Remarks

At the end of this cohort, attendees will have the opportunity to ask our expert speakers any lingering questions they may have. Nelms and Nowell will also provide a glimpse into what they will be sharing during the next cohort, taking place on June 28, 2022.

2022 EmployER Engagement & Retention Master Class: Cohort 2 | Myths and Opportunities


Danny NelmsDanny Nelms, President, The Work Institute

As President at The Work Institute, coauthor of the bestseller Employer Engagement: The Fresh and Dissenting Voice on the Employment Relationship, Danny Nelms is an agent of change, a thought leader, and an expert in helping companies forge new directions that improve business results.

His insight into the human capital dynamics of organizations, based on sound data-driven research, uniquely positions Nelms to provide valuable recommendations for the challenges that organizations face and allows him to provide companies with the tools they need to successfully manage organizational improvement.

Nelms received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Massey School at Belmont University.

Kim W. NowellKim W. Nowell, Principal and Founder at KWaN Partners, LLC

Kim Nowell is a senior Human Resources consultant who works with a wide a variety of organizations on broad-based Human Resources projects, culture, transformation, and change management initiatives.

Prior to entering the consulting arena, Nowell served as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer for Save-A-Lot in St. Louis. In this role, she was responsible for the talent acquisition, learning and organizational development, total rewards, Human Resources business partnerships, and the internal communications functions of the enterprise.

Nowell has served in similar capacities in other organizations as well, often as the first strategic Human Resource executive invited to join the team. With experience in private equity, family owned, and public traded businesses, Nowell has a broad organizational view. She worked to effectively deliver transformational human capital initiatives while creating alignment with each company’s people and financial objectives.

Nowell has diverse experience in industries including transportation, insurance, consumer services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and financial services, with a proven proficiency in successfully growing companies through effective Human Resources leadership.

Earning her Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Middle Tennessee University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, she resides with her family in Franklin.

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