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2014 Chapter Luncheon - December 9, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 11:15 AM to 01:00 PM

Take Your T.H.A.N.K.S. to the Bank
Lisa Ryan, MBA, Chief Appreciation Strategists, Grategy, LLC

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM: Registration & Networking
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Announcements & Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Speaker

Credits:This program will provide 1.0 General credit hours for PHR/SPHR Recertification.


Take Your T.H.A.N.K.S. to the Bank
Lisa Ryan, MBA, Chief Appreciation Strategists, Grategy, LLC

Summary of Program Description:

The importance of creating a climate of support and encouragement in the workplace cannot be over-stated. If they feel unappreciated or ignored, your employees and customers may choose to go elsewhere. Creating an attitude of gratitude in the workplace builds stronger relationships and keeps your employees happier and more satisfied.

When employees are engaged, they speak positively about their employer and have a greater commitment to their career. They put forth more effort, are easier to work with, and get along better with colleagues. Expressing appreciation to staff for a job well done is an important way to increase professional satisfaction and employee retention.

In this program, Lisa Ryan shares powerful strategies that incorporate gratitude into the organization to positively impact employee loyalty. You will learn about Grategy®, Lisa’s proven Gratitude Technology which improves on the organization’s sense of engagement through the use of gratitude strategies. By implementing her “Grategies” today, you will keep your best employees and clients from becoming someone else’s top talent and most profitable customers tomorrow.

Presentation Learning Objectives:

1. Discover low cost/no cost ways to creatively engage your employees.

2. Learn the differences between how engaged and disengaged team members affect the bottom-line.

3. Explore simple strategies that can be immediately implemented for maximum impact.

Speaker Bio:

Today’s workplace benefits from the insight that Lisa Ryan, Founder and Chief Appreciation Strategist at Grategy brings to her presentations. Her audiences gain practical, implementable strategies to create a culture of appreciation, leading to higher retention, stronger performance, and an overall happier work environment. Utilizing more than 20 years in sales, marketing and training, Lisa brings passion, humor and real-world insight to her interactive and engaging presentations. She is the author of six books including: The Upside of Down Times, which was featured in New York Times Best-Selling Author Harvey Mackay’s syndicated news column. She also co-stars in two films, the award-winning, “The Keeper of the Keys” with Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul and “The Gratitude Experiment.” Lisa received her MBA from Cleveland State University.

Sinclair Community College
Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center
444 West Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402

All luncheon meetings will be held in Room 131

All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $5.00 for your luncheon ticket.
• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.
• Contact Stan Adams regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.