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    GGFHRA May Meeting: Workplace Engagement on Purpose

    Date: May 19, 2022, 11:30am – 1:00pm
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    Event Overview:

    Join us for our May Meeting where Chris Zygarlicke, Director of Employee Development and Engagement at the Energy & Environmental Research Center, will present on timeless people-centric engagement principles based on what is working in Fortune 500 companies and what has been experienced at a 260-person nonprofit energy research firm.

    These seven principles, when employed, will create a highly engaged workforce: impactful onboarding, working toward a culture of engagement, job-enhancing tools and flexibility, learning and development support, workplace safety and wellness, rewards and recognition, and appreciation. Learning objectives will include:

    • Gaining an understanding of the true meaning and value of employee engagement and its key principles (especially important as we come out of COVID-19).
    • Learning to make employee engagement part of your company/organizational culture.
    • Gaining confidence in deploying a few simple engagement practices and tools that fit.

    *Approved for 1 SHRM Credit and 1 HRCI Credit*

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    Speaker Bio:

    Chris J. Zygarlicke has geology degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and the University of North Dakota, but for the past 7 years, he has served as the Director of Employee Development and Engagement at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (UND). Chris loves his transition from developing and managing research projects to developing healthy, engaged, and productive employees. His last few years at the EERC have been sheer joy, seeing measurable improvement in employee morale, retention, and satisfaction, with focused programs related to onboarding, engagement, and lifelong learning.


    This meeting is available virtually through Zoom on in-person at the Hope Church Big Connection Center. Our speaker will be presenting in-person.

    11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch & Networking

    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Meeting

    Directions: Park on the North side of the Grand Cities Mall in front of Hope Church (towards the West side of the mall). Enter the Hope Church main door (the door that is furthest West). The Big Connection Center can be found on the right side of the lobby area.

    Melissa's Mobile Cocina food truck will be parked in the Hope Church parking lot for lunch! Come early to order some food and enjoy lunch during the meeting!

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