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Webinar Series

Our webinars explore timely subjects relevant to training and development professionals and organizational leaders. In these complimentary 60-minute sessions, our hosts offer strategies and practical tips as well as interactive opportunities to connect with expert coaches and consultants.

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Please register for one or more of these upcoming webinars. If you missed one, we’ve included links to the recording below, so you can watch when it is convenient.

Upcoming Webinars

Employee Well-Bring Begins with Work-Life Alignment:

A Researcher’s Perspective


The pandemic has prompted a heightened awareness of how difficult it can be to juggle work, family, and personal responsibilities on a daily basis. Today’s workers are expecting flexibility, hybrid work arrangements, and leaders who show compassion for employee needs. And when those expectations are not met, workers are no longer hesitant to seek alternative employment.

Many organizations are creating well-being initiatives to help retain top talent and avoid the fallout of The Great Resignation. But what are the most effective ingredients of a well-being program that deliver compelling results? Drawing on our deep organizational development and human resource expertise, Dion Leadership has partnered with two rigorous academic researchers and esteemed professors—Dr. Ellen Ernst-Kossek and Dr. Leslie Hammer—to help answer this question.

According to Kossek and Hammer’s research findings, the direct manager plays the most critical role in an employee’s well-being. More than company policies, yoga classes, or a supply of free healthy snacks, this research identifies the impact managers have on employees’ intent to turnover, job satisfaction, and physical healthcare costs. Kossek and Hammer’s research has been cited in several esteemed publications, including Harvard Business Review. They also have received a National Institute of Health grant that resulted in evidence pointing to four specific “supervisor supportive behaviors” that are key to improving work-life conflicts.

In this webinar, Dr. Ellen Ernst-Kossek, leading social scientist, thought leader on work-family and employment issues, and chaired professor at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, will share facts, insights, and observations from her 30 years of organizational behavior, gender, and work-family research.

Please join us as we delve into the science of work-family conflict and provide practical suggestions for you to advance your hybrid work, retention, and well-being iniatitives.

In this session we will:

  • Provide an overview of the findings of 30 years of organizational behavior research in the area of work-family conflict.
  • Share data showing the 50% gap between managers’ views of their support of work-life alignment and the employees’ perception.
  • Explain the 4 supervisor supportive behaviors associated with improving organizational outcomes for employee retention, employee engagement, and employee health.
  • Provide practical suggestions to help you with your employee well-being efforts.

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern

The Power of Answers: How to Raise your Answer Intelligence (AQ)™

“I know I would have been a better leader with Answer Intelligence (AQ)™”

– Mike Soenke, Retired SVP and CFO of McDonald’s USA


Questions, not answers, have long been the dominant paradigm in communication.  In grade school, we learned about the six WH-questions (what, why, when, where, who, how) and open- and closed-questions. Sales based approaches are focused upon questions. Interview preparation stresses questions. Business books with question in the title outnumber those with answer in the title three to one. In short, we focus upon questions, but comparatively less attention is paid to answers.

Answer Intelligence (AQ)™ is a new science of answers built on Dr. Brian Glibkowski’s academic research and his book Answer Intelligence: Raise Your AQ. It identifies answer types – Story, Metaphor, Theory, Concept, Procedure, and Action – that can be used to provide effective answers in any conversation. The answer types are organized in a circular framework to understand how questions and answers relate to each other. By fully incorporating questions into those answers, AQ not only elevates your understanding of questions and answers, but helps you reimagine what it means to communicate effectively and influence others.

The good news is that AQ is a skill which can be learned. In this webinar, Dr. Glibkowski, pioneer of Answer Intelligence (AQ)™, researcher, and professor will share his insights into using answers to influence others in your most important conversations.

In this session we will:

  • Review the scientific background of AQ, including the seminal research with the top golf instructors in the world.
  • Review the 5 High AQ practices that distinguish expert communicators.
  • Review key AQ applications: Leadership AQ, Sales AQ, and Culture AQ.
  • Examine case studies from Dr. Glibkowski’s book that feature leading organizations.
  • Provide access to a FREE AQ assessment (and receive a 10-page PDF feedback report) any individual can use to test their AQ.
  • Provide next steps for any individual or organization to raise their AQ.

    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern