Available Lectures

Building a Kinder Kind of Workplace

Infusing Meaning & Preventing Burnout in a COVID-19 World.

Stress, burnout, turnover, and interpersonal conflict are occurring at epidemic levels within the workplace. As organizations manage the new demands and uncertainty of business in a COVID-19 reality it is more important than  ever to infuse meaning, gratitude, and support into your  work culture. In this keynote (or virtual) presentation, burnout &  meaningful work expert, David Shar uses the power of  story, humor & interactivity highlighting the latest  research in Industrial / Organizational Psychology to explore tactics and benefits of creating a workplace culture of kindness & purpose.”

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Keynote, attendees will…

  • Learn the 3 main elements of burnout and how to kill them with kindness.
  • Understand the Baader-Meinhof Effect and how to retrain their brain to focus on the positive.
  • Understand the role every individual plays in building a burnout-proof culture.

The Science of Selection

Using Psychological Principals to Build a More Effective & Diverse Team

We all known the exorbitant cost of turnover to our businesses. That cost has increased exponentially in the current labor market, as it has become increasingly difficult to find great talent. In this seminar we will learn how to strengthen our selection process while increasing diversity, through the utilization of some of the latest research in I/O Psychology. We will discuss the validity of various selection methods and we will debunk common myths and misconceptions about the selection process. 

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the advantages and disadvantages to many common selection methods.
• Understand the challenges associated with unstructured interviews and why this method can often hinder diversity efforts within an organization.
• Understand the limitations of common personality assessments and be familiar with alternatives with greater validity.
• Understand Face-Validity and the impact it can have on applicants.
• Understand Adverse Impact and how to build a selection process that promotes diversity.
• Understand why cognitive ability assessments have traditionally led to higher adverse impact and what HR can do to overcome this barrier.
• Understand the nature of surface level & deep level diversity and how diversity, coupled with inclusion, can positively impact their organization

Attract, Motivate, & Retain Millenial Employees

The Business World is Changing, Are You?

Inquisitive, technologically savvy, energetic, passionate, diverse, independent yet collaborative; these are all characteristics of the millennial generation. However, ask employers and you may hear them describe millennials a little differently: lazy, disrespectful, disloyal, and impatient.   Are we trying to force a square peg into a round hole by throwing millennials into a workplace structure that runs counter to their values and strengths? In this workshop, David and audience tackle the issues that arise within a multigenerational workforce and specifically address the reputation of the largest and most controversial generational group within the business world: Millennials. In this workshop, David acts as generational translator, while together we learn how to attract, motivate and retain the millennial worker while unleashing their true potential. 

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Keynote, attendees will…

  • Understand the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and how employees differ in their personal motivations.
  • Understand the top 5 motivators of employees, and how to use these to attract, motivate and retain top talent.
  • Gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural changes occurring in the workplace and the role that new generations play in ushering in that change. 
  • Be able to design a nontraditional benefit plan to retain their millennial employees.

Building a Passionate Workplace

Featuring the 3 Ps of Passion: Positivity, Possibility & Purpose

The data is in: engaged and effective managers lead engaged and effective teams. In this 45 to 90-minute keynote presentation designed for managers, leaders and future leaders, David Shar will make you laugh, cry and change the way you think about work, leadership, and life. As he guides you through his signature 3 Ps of Passion, David balances powerful storytelling with proven techniques on how to introduce Positivity, Possibility & Purpose into your workplace. David’s unique combination of humor, moving stories, and scientifically backed data will light the fire inside your managers and send them back to their offices with the tools to spread that passion to their employees.   

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Keynote, attendees will…

  • Have a lasting and meaningful impact on their workplace culture, by utilizing a selection of resources to help develop a more positive mindset and leadership style. 
  • Develop & nurture new personal and professional goals to grow themselves, their staff, and their organization.
  • Understand how to be a transformational leader, reconnect with their “Why”, and effectively communicate vision and purpose with their teams.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the definition and benefits of Employee Engagement (what it is and what it is not) and how to develop true engagement within their organization.

Unleashing the Full Potential of Your Employees

How to Attract, Motivate & Retain the Best Talent

Is your staff burning out, experiencing high turnover, or under-performing? Maybe you just want to take your business to the next level. Your greatest competitive advantage lays within the abilities and motivation of your employees. In this workshop, Shar, an I/O Psychology Consultant, will identify the five most valuable motivators at work today, and how to successfully implement that knowledge in your business. Shar’s unique combination of humor, real-world stories, and scientifically backed data will leave you with the tools and the motivation to unleash the potential of your people.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this Keynote, attendees will…

  • Be able to Identify the top 5 motivators at work today.
  • Develop a total rewards package to attract, motivate & retain the best employees for their organization.
  • Understand the difference between work/life balance and work/life integration.
  • Learn to reconnect with their “Why”, and effectively communicate vision and purpose with their teams.
  • Understand the true meaning of employee engagement and how to attain it.

Ready to illuminate your employees?

Schedule a keynote, virtual workshop, consulting session or training session with David today!