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February Professional Development Meeting

February 21, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Classics V Banquet
2425 Niagara Falls Blvd
Amherst, NY 14228

About the Event:

On-line registration now closed.Contact Office Center at 648-0972 if interested in attending. We will do our best to accomodate.

“How to Achieve Better Results with Team Accountability”

If you are a manager, team leader, or manage projects, your work results are highly dependent on the performance of other people.

Yet even experienced managers are challenged with getting everyone on their team to focus on the right work, and be accountable for achieving high performance and key results.

How can you maximize the team you have to make your job easier and improve your performance with less stress?

During this session, you will learn how to:

  • Uncover the cause: The 10 reasons people on your team are not doing their job to the best of their ability

  • Accountability- what it is, 5 stages people go through, and how to get it (even if you aren’t “the boss”)

  • How to delegate without abdicating- a simple system to hold people accountable to complete the work you need (timely and accurately)

  • Free reward tools you have to build trust, improve communication and increase the results of your team mates

  • The power of numbers- using a team dashboard with key performance indicators for better focus, prioritization and planning

About the Presenter:

Diana Southall

Ms. Southall is a fifth generation business owner, and spent her childhood, college and early career in a family business (Botanicus Inc, Top 25 women owned business in Buffalo, NY). The business had multiple departments in retail, service, distribution, and she worked every department from human resource to sales, marketing, accounting and operations. 

In high school, Diana trained with local Organization Development consultants working in her family business to understand personality and its role in employee performance, and went on to study Economics and Social Psychology at Tufts University. 

Since 1999, Diana has advised senior management teams of many of the premier mid-sized and large employers in Western New York on how to link their jobs & people to performance & pay. She has designed pay and incentive plans that impacted tens of thousands of employees, from first-line workers to sales and executive teams in every industry. 

Diana holds an MBA and Masters degree in Psychology from the University at Buffalo, where she studied with Dr. Jerry Newman (a nationally recognized expert in compensation and performance management). After graduate school, Ms. Southall joined HR Foundations as a consultant, quickly becoming a key partner in the firm. 

Certified as a Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR), she has taught compensation, leadership, and human resource management courses for Medaille College and the University at Buffalo School of Management.

Linkedin Profile: Diana Southall
Phone:          716-898-0720

About the Meal

Salad, Rolls, Butter and Choice of Entree:

 - Smothered Sirloin Steak with onion, pepper, and provolone cheese or 
 - Brown Sugar Salmon, grilled with brown sugar and mustard glaze or
 - Chicken Coq Au Vin Rouge, sautéed and baked with bacon, onion, and mushroom in a red wine demi glaze
 - Vegetable Lasagna, assorted vegetables and cheese drizzled in alfredo  

Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Grilled Vegetables

Tuxedo Cake
Coffee Tea 



$30.00 Member

$30.00 Guest

$20.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$20.00 Full Time Student Member

$20.00 Full Time Student Non Member


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