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Join us for our March 20 Dinner event! Our main dinner meeting will feature Matt Heller presenting "Connecting the Dots of Employee Motivation". And our pre-meeting workshop is "Project Management for HR" presented by Barbara Zimmerman. Read more on our main event page for more program details! Register today!

3/20/2014
When: Thursday, March 20
From 4:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Where: Renaissance Hotel in Boca Raton
2000 NW 19th St
Boca Raton, Florida  33431
United States
Presenter: Matt Heller
Contact: Chapter Administrator


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HRPBC March 20 Dinner Event

Event Title: Connecting the Dots of Employee Motivation presented by Matt Heller

Motivating employees is something all companies have to deal with. It may seem that larger companies have the advantage because of their size and resources, however there are many tactics that can be applied in any size businesses – as long as we understand the essential components that drive employee performance.

This session will help you connect the dots…from the idea and desire to effectively motivate employees to the action steps needed to make it happen. You will walk away with a blueprint for employee motivation that fits your facility and budget.

Learning Goals:

  • Gain a greater understanding of what employees are really looking for and what motivates them
  • Discuss the actions leaders can take that deliver the inspiration desired by employees
  • Learn ways to scale motivation efforts based on company size

Speaker Bio
Matt Heller has spent 25 years in the attractions industry, spending time in both operations and human resources. He has had the pleasure of holding leadership positions at Canobie Lake Park, Knott's Camp Snoopy, Valleyfair, Smiles Entertainment Center and most recently, Universal Orlando Resort. Matt has also served on the Human Resources and Education Committees for IAAPA. In 2011, Matt left Universal to launch his own leadership development consulting company, Performance Optimist Consulting. He now gets to help leaders from all over the industry make sure they are getting the most out of themselves and their teams. In 2013, Matt released his first book, entitled, "The Myth of Employee Burnout”. In it, he outlines what truly causes employees to lose motivation and what leaders can do to overcome it.


Pre-Dinner Workshop – Title: Project Management for HR presented by Barbara Zimmerman

Projects are temporary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. This work is not done automatically but planned by people, performed by people, on the behalf of other people. Human resource management is an integral part of project management since without people, there is no project.

This presentation will teach you:

  • The basics and essentials of project management
  • The necessity for getting the right people on the project to have a successful completion

Speaker Bio
Barbara Zimmerman, (MSPM, BSIM, PMP®) has over 20 years experience in the Information Technology industry with half of that in project management. As both a consultant and employee, she has obtained experience in the utilities, manufacturing, education, software development, and financial industries. As a trainer, she has delivered workshops in PMP® Exam Prep Certification, Project Management using Microsoft Project, and the Microsoft Office tools. Also, Barbara had earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Project Management at George Washington University.

Open to members and guests.

Location: Renaissance Boca Raton
Event Schedule: March 20, 2014
Pre-Meeting Workshop: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking and Registration: 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Dinner meeting and Presentation: 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Early Bird Registration (through Friday, March 14):
Members-$37
Non-Members-$47

Late Registration (Monday,  March 17 & Walk-In's):
Members-$47
Non-Members-$57

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