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Leading with a Culture of Engagement

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University
2350 Business Court
Kalamazoo, Michigan  49008
United States
Presenter: Mike Van Ryn
Contact: Lori Fraker

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7:30 AM          Registration & Lunch
8:30 AM          Presentation
9:30 AM          Conclusion

Mike Van Ryn

Leading with a Culture of Engagement

Speaker Bio
Mike Van Ryn is the Director of Talent Development for Zeigler Auto Group, headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mike runs Elevate Leadership & Team Building Academy located within Zeigler Motorsports in Kalamazoo, MI. Elevate focuses on training organizations on culture, team building and leadership in a unique way. Participants end their day driving Yamaha side by sides on an off-road course! Zeigler was founded in 1975 and is a retail automotive group with 26 stores in 3 states and over 1,500 employees.

Mike’s responsibilities include culture, leading the recruiting department, sales and manager trainings, Zeigler University, Performance Groups, recognition and some functions of HR. Mike was recognized in 2012 with the company’s highest award, the Legacy Tribute. Mike has been featured in 269 Magazine, MLive, CarBiz Magazine and Automotive News for innovative recruiting and training in the automotive industry. He has spoken to numerous organizations about best practices in business and leadership.

Program Summary
Mike will share the journey of building a culture of engagement as an organization grows and expands. With a focus on culture survey implementation and action planning, employee recognition and communication initiatives.  As well as some leadership tips and strategies he has learned over the years.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to measure a company culture
  •  How to read a culture survey with satisfaction and engagement of employees
  •  Action planning for areas of improvement on culture survey
  •  Many forms they can use for employee recognition and implement in their respective businesses
  •  Importance of recognition for all employees and all departments
  •  Strategy of Leading vs Managing people
  •  Growth and Development of people through performance group and champion task force implementation
  •  Communication of information at multilayered levels for employees
  •  Utilization / Reading talents and strengths of your team
  •  Implementation of Guest Speaker Series
  •  Friday Positives – communication strategy they can implement in their business
  •  Having FUN

Meeting Sponsor
Water Logic (formerly Advanced Water Solutions)

Reverse Sponsor
CARES of Southwest Michigan

Buffet Menu
Breakfast Buffet

Continuing Education Credits Pre-Approved for 1 Credit

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