Professional Development Webinars

Take your career to the next level with our diverse portfolio of professional development webinars. Webinars broadcast monthly to members and archives are available in our private member area.

Human Factors in Workplace Design

Presenter: Melissa Steach,
Human Factors & Ergonomics Specialist
Herman Miller, Inc.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST


When we feel better, we work better. That’s one of many reasons it’s critical to consider human factors in workplace and home office design. A workspace that takes the whole human into consideration - that encourages movements large and small throughout the day, that allows us to initiate and regulate social interaction, and that takes into consideration factors like personal space, physical and psychological proximity, and territoriality –helps us feel better. It improves our health, comfort, and connection. By providing an overview of physical, social, and cognitive ergonomics, this presentation will help participants design, or arrange, workspaces that are healthier for their employees, coworkers, and themselves.

Melissa Steach is a fellowship-winning artist, best-selling author and Doctoral Candidate in I-O Psychology with certifications in positive psychology interventions and ergonomics. She's also a human factors and ergonomics specialist at Herman Miller, Inc.
A visionary who combines art with research, Melissa explores personal / organizational culture and behaviors to understand how our environment can better engage, empower, even shape how we engage ourselves and each other. Above any education, Melissa considers her experience growing up in housing projects in the South and subsequent search for self through trying on many different careers, to be her most valuable credential.

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Powerful Communication Strategies
to Get Outstanding Results

Presenter: Joyce Weiss,
Communication Strategist and Career Coach
Joyce Weiss Training & Development LLC

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST


Do you know someone who pushes your buttons and drives you crazy?
Do you want to make tough conversations safe?
Do you want to gain control?
Do you want to earn the respect that you deserve?

In this webinar Joyce Weiss will give strategies on how to deal with those people and situations which will make everyone much better off.

Members will learn strategies to:

  • Stop using old patterns while communicating with difficult people
  • Prepare you before you open your mouth
  • Be direct with respect® to deepen relationships and resolve issues
  • Master verbal aikido to diplomatically handle difficult situations to give
    you back the control

As a Corporate Communication Strategist and Career Coach, Joyce works with individual business professionals at every level on the corporate ladder, as well as teams to quickly and efficiently identify roadblocks that have been hindering success for themselves and their company.

She teaches her clients quick and easy strategies that help them think on their feet. These techniques help clients react constructively during potentially negative situations, steer clear of flare-ups when colleagues push hot buttons and help understand triggers.

What makes Joyce’s consulting, coaching and on-line programs unique is not just the content she delivers. It’s also the personalized, fun interactive style, and 30 years of business, facilitation, and training experience found in everything she does.