Employee Development hosts all day event to improve communication in the workplace
September 19, 2016
Gila River Indian News
The Gila River Indian Community hosted a special event to improve the productivity of it’s hardest workers.
At the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, the Human Resources Employee Development Program hosted 2016 Employee Skilled Talent Conference on Aug. 24.
The all-day event provided breakout sessions and guest speakers to talk about how the work place can be a more pleasant environment through effective communication and conflict resolution.
Lt. Gov. Monica Antone spoke to the packed ballroom full of employees from Department of Public Works and the district service centers.
Many of the worker's jobs rely on communication as an integral part on the day-to-day operations of the Community.
Antone said, the conference is meant to provide motivation and communication skills that will assist employees in effectively working together.
If they receive [this] training, they now have the experience and are able to add to their resume said Lt. Gov. Antone.
Frank Kitchen and Rodger Campbell, who are motivational speakers, who put on seminars across the country provided a team building presentation and groups exercises.
Through their experience working with different employers, they understand that the job may be stressful at times, which if not properly addressed can lead to a hostile environment.
The two discussed how the workers can overcome any ill feelings in the workplace by implementing techniques meant to diffuse problems before they escalate further.
The concept of their presentation relies on the belief that better attitudes towards challenges provide optimal solutions through self-awareness.