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When: Thursday, May 28, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Where: Georgia
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Purposeful Reconnection: Emerging Stronger from the Storm | May 28, 2020

Right now we are all weathering the same storm, but in different boats - and our experiences are vastly different. Leading through hard times requires managers to understand the challenges that individuals on their teams are facing, making leading with emotional intelligence (EQ) more important than ever.

Taking the time to listen empathetically, making sure that motivations are understood, and learning how to navigate these changing times with adaptability will be key to making you better leaders now and in our new normal. The leaders who take the time to connect purposefully in these times of uncertainty and crisis will lead teams that will survive and thrive.

In this webinar you’ll learn the three steps to purposeful reconnection which will help managers lead their teams through the storm that is COVID-19:

Step 1: Listen Purposefully – Charting a Path Through the Storm
The mental well-being of each colleague is different. Understanding where each of our employees is in this time of change and listening with empathy is key to relating as you reconnect.

Step 2: Understand Changing Motivations – Rowing in the Same Direction
We are all motivated by different things when it comes to our work lives and these motivations may be changing as we experience the pandemic. To connect with your teams and help your teams connect with their customers, you must understand their different motivations and goals.

Step 3: Adaptability – Navigating the Rapids
Conditions are changing daily and in changing situations, in these rough waters, adaptability is key. Once we have a plan to reconnect and we understand the concerns and motivations of our teams, we need to think through how people prefer to communicate and understand the different communication style preferences.

Key Takeaways

In this webinar you will learn:  

  • What motivates team members (in order to help reenergize and reignite them towards a shared purpose)
  • The three aspects of EQ that will help increase your ability to actively listen and understand the concerns of your colleagues
  • How to approach reconnection with the mindset of adaptability in order to reconnect with individuals in ways that work for them
  • The key factors associated with motivation so that managers can begin to think about how to realign and reignite towards the company’s purpose
  • Why your teams’ mental health and rebuilding collaboration and connectedness is key to the long-term success of your teams and your businesses
  • The top traits of adaptability that can set your teams up for success in unfamiliar waters




12:30 PM - 1:45 PM      Opening Remarks / Program / Q&A


Continuing Education Credit

1 SHRM PDC / 1 HRCI Credit



Doreen Linneman, CEO

The Riverbend Group, LLC / Prepare to Roar, LLC / Doreen Linneman, LLC

Doreen Linneman is the founder and leader of The Riverbend Group, LLC, a people and organizational development company focused on management consulting, professional development and teambuilding. Doreen is passionately dedicated, both professionally and personally, to inspire people who want to courageously find and live their best life. Doreen specializes primarily in the healthcare and sports industries. She is a graduate of both Vanderbilt University (BA) and Emory University (MBA).

She is an alumnus of Atlanta’s “40 Under 40” and is an international keynote speaker at universities and conferences. In addition to being a 3-time Ironman Triathlete and certified professional tennis instructor, Doreen is an adventure-holic and has a serious case of wanderlust. Doreen has paraglided off a mountain in Venezuela, lived with and taken care of lion cubs in South Africa, climbed an ice-covered volcano in Chile, rappelled a cliff and scaled underground waterfalls in the caves of Belize, trekked Silverback Gorillas in the mists of Rwanda, zip-lined and rafted her way across Costa Rica, boated on the Panama Canal, came face to face with Great White Sharks off the coast of Africa, and has completed sugar-cookie surf torture and log evolutions led by mighty and inspiring Navy SEALs.

Kristin Chapman

Executive Client Advisor The Riverbend Group, LLC

Kristin Chapman is an Executive Client Advisor at The Riverbend Group, LLC, a people and organizational development company focused on management consulting, professional development and teambuilding. Kristin believes that everyone has unique potential and that our individualness is our greatest asset. She is dedicated to helping people recognize and build on their innate talents and passionately believes that learning should be fun.

Prior to joining Riverbend, Kristin advised Fortune 50 companies on strategic initiatives as a management consultant, helping companies across the financial services, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, professional services, telecommunications, and technology industries improve their financial and operating performance. She is a graduate of both Duke University (MBA) and Pennsylvania State University (BA).

Kristin sits on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of Atlanta, an non-profit organization that inspires girls to be confident, healthy, and joyful using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Along with her family, she supports Nadine Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting education, health, and a better life for the children of Cameroon.

Kristin lives in Atlanta with her husband, Scott. They have two daughters, Ansley and Harper, and big chocolate lab named Moby.


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Non-Member $50

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Cancellation Deadline: May 21, 2020

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