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    VTHRA Session - Cascading Goal Setting

    Date: January 15, 2020 7:30am – April 15, 2020 10:00am
    Vermont Human Resource Association
    Hampton Inn Conference Center
    42 Lower Mountain View Dr.
    Colchester, VT 05446
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    Happy New Year!   The leadership team has laid out their vision for 2020 and beyond. How can you mobilize the entire team to work toward the same goals?  What can you do to connect their day-to-day world today to this view of the future?   Everyone is asking the same question - what does this mean to me?

    Cascading Goal Setting is a process you can use in your organization to create that alignment!

    Cascading Goal Setting is the process of translating the goals of the organization’s leadership level to aligned goals and activities for each department and each member of the team.  As goals flow (or cascade like a waterfall) from the highest to lowest levels of an organization, everyone is marching to the same top-level objective, from their particular position.

    In this workshop we will cover:

    1. How to improve goal setting - How to set SMART Goals. Why SMART Goals are important.
    2. How to cascade strategic objectives down to the departmental and individual level. How this ensures alignment across the organization for positions in all departments.
    3. How team members can become connected to strategy - With cascading SMART goals in place, everyone has an understanding of how they will be contributing to business strategy.
    4. Why it is easier to prioritize activities. If goals are aligned, then prioritization becomes easier since everyone has a better understanding of the most important activities to complete.
    5. How to track the achievement of the plan. How to use SMART goal metrics to review results and revise the plan.

    About our Speaker:

    Jean Kissner is a proven leader of Operations, Project Management and IT with over 25 years’ experience in a variety of fast-growing consumer products and eCommerce consulting companies, including Country Home Products, Competitive Computing, Juno Rising Inc. (ISIS women’s clothes).

    In her VP roles, Jean successfully positioned organizations to grow smoothly by defining and implementing a wide variety of operational/IT projects, including Enterprise systems, cloud, plug-in and custom applications, systems integrations as well as numerous process improvement efforts.  Throughout change initiatives, Jean mentored and supported staff to improve their skills and increase throughput at the same time.

    Jean now has an Operational Excellence Consulting Practice, Excellence in Operations, focused on collaborating with changing with growing or changing organizations who want to improve the quality, effectiveness & efficiency of their operations by improving staff skills, updating processes and/or implementing new tools and systems. Recent projects have including selecting/implementing enterprise computer systems as well as roles, responsibility and process reviews and department assessments.

    Her education includes an MBA from University of Vermont, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cornell University. Certifications include: Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Manager of Quality & Organization Excellence (ASQ).

    Jean enjoys outdoors in all of Vermont’s seasons - on foot, bicycle` or skis, or in her garden, and loves to travel and explore the rest of the world.

    This program has been submitted for certification credit hours.


    $15.00 VTHRA Members
    $25.00 after 7:00 pm January 10

    $25.00 Non-Members
    $35.00 after 7:00 pm January 10