Halelly Azulay Presents Employee Development on A Shoestring on February 11, 2014; Positive Business DC Meetup Highlights Effective “Non-training” Methods for Engagement

Author of Employee Development on A Shoestring, Halelly Azulay explores ‘non-training’ employee development methods that result in motivated, engaged employees that won’t break the bank. During the Meetup, Azulay sets the stage for how fun, creative, and rewarding a workplace can become.

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Halelly Azulay

The push to ‘do more with less’ often harms employees and organizations. Pushing too hard without changing reward and recognition systems not only burns people out, it causes massive disengagement.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Positive Business DC today announced that Halelly Azulay will speak at the February 11 Meetup in Arlington, VA. Azulay, author of Employee Development on A Shoestring, will offer a sampling of proven techniques from her book during the Meetup. Attendees will learn how to design a strategy to implement employee development methods that result in motivated, engaged employees without breaking the bank.

“We’re extremely proud to be offering a program of this caliber,” say Donna Hemmert, Positive Business DC co-founder. “I have spent my career developing motivated, high performing teams and am always on the lookout for ways to improve the work environment and my team’s experience. Azulay’s research has produced some very interesting techniques and I’m delighted to share them with the Positive Business DC community.”

“The push to ‘do more with less’ often harms employees and organizations,” continues Hemmert. “Pushing too hard without changing reward and recognition systems not only burns people out, it causes massive disengagement. That’s a real problem when companies need their people to be more creative and more invested than ever before. Azulay takes that concept and turns it on its head. She has found a way to find creative solutions within constraints.”

While classroom and online training are popular and first-in-mind development methods, they can be costly and complex. In addition to possibly being out of reach for budgetary and cost-to-productivity reasons, classroom and online training may not be the only or the best way to address learning needs even when they are available.

The Employee Development on A Shoestring Meetup will explore other, non-training ways to develop employees on a tight budget. During the session, Azulay will share the pros and cons of various non-training development methods, consider the requirements of three specific employee development ideas, and set a framework that enables attendees to develop a strategy for implementing employee development methods that result in motivated, engaged employees without breaking the bank. Attendees will learn how to:

1. Identify and assess various employee development methods that can be applied outside the classroom and on a tight budget.
2. Analyze three specific examples of non-training employee development methods.
3. Develop a strategy for incorporating new development methods for your employees.

The February 11 Meetup is part of Positive Business DC’s Well-being in the Workplace Speaker series. The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and will be held at the Shirlington Library located at 4200 Campbell Avenue in Arlington, VA. Registration is free, and refreshments will be provided. If you have specific questions you would like addressed during the Meetup, you can submit them on the Positive Business DC Meetup site.

About Halelly Azulay
In addition to authoring Employee Development on A Shoestring, Azulay is a consultant, facilitator, and speaker with over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of workplace learning and communication in corporate, government, regulatory, nonprofit and academic organizations. She is the president of TalentGrow LLC, a consulting company focused on developing leaders and teams to improve the human side of work. TalentGrow specializes in leadership, communication skills, team building, facilitation, coaching, and emotional intelligence.

About Positive Business DC
Positive Business DC (@PositiveBizDC) was founded in 2012 by Shannon Polly, Marcia Moran and Donna Hemmert to inform and inspire leaders across the Metro DC region to increase well-being, productivity and profitability in the workplace. More than a decade of rigorous scientific research shows that well-being can be measured, taught, and increased through the tools developed from the science of positive psychology. Infusing these elements into corporate DNA enables organizations to increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and turnover, and drastically improve the bottom line.

Shannon Polly (@shannonpolly) is one of only approximately 300 people in world who has received a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman. A co-author of “Does Happiness Really Drive Results?” her passion is to use the latest scientific research to help leaders improve workplace well-being.

Marcia Moran (@mmoran76) is a Performance Architect who delights in helping entrepreneurs build exceptional cultures from the ground up and also helps transform companies/ toxic cultures into high performing organizations. As a columnist for Modern DC Business she frequently writes about how to improve leadership, communication, and culture.

Donna Hemmert (@dhemmert) has been an executive in the Internet industry since 1994, driving marketing programs, forming strategic, multimillion-dollar partnerships, and leading companies. Her passion is building stellar teams and she has a flair for creating and enabling cultures that encourage her teams to consistently produce ‘star quality’ results.


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