Unlocking Talent: Leveraging the Art of Conversation

2018 Talent Conference & Exposition
You will discover the six principles of the art of conversation and how to put them into practice, and will leave with fresh approaches to unlock the power of relationships.

To face the business challenges of tomorrow requires a fresh approach to cultivating talent. We must unlock the capacity of human relationships and spark innovation and performance. In this interactive session, you will discover how authentic conversation forges engaging, creative and meaningful relationships that drive higher performance in teams and within the organizational culture. We will explore the real benefits of conversation, and examine six key principles and put those principles into practice to reveal how conversation fuels professional and organizational growth. This session will help you:

·         Discover the benefits of conversation as illustrated by notable historic examples.

·         Understand how the art of conversation is essential to cultivating human connection
          and building rich relationships.

·         Learn and explore the six essential principles of the art of conversation and, by putting
          those into practice, enhance your interpersonal skills and your capacity to amplify engagement
          and networks with impact.

·         Learn new skills, ideas and specific, customized tactics related to each principle of conversation
          that can be applied directly in your workplace to break down silos, foster relationships, elicit intrinsic talent and
          spur engagement across your organization.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:45am to 11:00am

Stuart Chittenden


Born in sight of England’s Canterbury Cathedral, Stuart has called the Midwest home since 2004. Stuart believes that conversation helps us to live better and work well in our organizations and our communities. Stuart founded the conversation catalyst Squishtalks in 2010, working with Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits, leveraging the power of conversation to unlock the capacity of human relationships and spark innovation and performance. Previously, Stuart was a UK lawyer and a partner at a branding agency. He is a member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development with Master’s level accreditation in Organizational Learning & Development. 

Emperor's Level: Palace Ballroom II
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Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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