• with Cathi Hight

    In this four-part interactive webinar series, Cathi Hight will deliver unique perspectives and strategies to help organizations of all sizes manage constant change, develop strong leadership skills, leverage volunteer and staff resources efficiently, improve productivity, and so much more.

  • Session 1: It's A Whole New World Session 1: It's A Whole New World

    November 19th, 2020 at 12 PM

    The only thing permanent is change, although the pace of change is accelerating. Driving forces influence trends that will create winners and losers amongst the stakeholders you serve. Expectations for ROI and motivations to be members are being altered. What does this mean for your organization and how can you prepare to be essential over the next decade?

    In this session, you will:

    • Explore how 50 drivers of change, identified by the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE), are creating megatrends that will impact your stakeholders
    • Recognize the difference between being proactive and preactive and why you need to shift your focus to solving problems before their impact
    • Learn 5 strategies to deploy to be the essential organization your community can't succeed without

    Session 2: The Key To A High Performing Culture Is You Session 2: The Key To A High Performing Culture Is You

    January 21st, 2021 at 12 PM

    As a leader, you want to create a high performing organization that has a strong brand that develops loyal members and one that attracts and retains the best talent in the area. Attaining and maintaining performance in a competitive global market is desirable but can be difficult without intentional planning and consistent execution of strategies.

    High performing organizations bring out the best in people and activate brand promises. Strategic plans don't guarantee results. Great leaders are able to create alignment within the organization to achieve results. Without alignment, plans and initiatives fail. Maybe that's what Peter Drucker meant when he said, "Culture eats strategy for breakfast." Studies show there is a direct correlation between a healthy, productive culture and a company's bottom line. Learn about the "secret sauce" that creates high performing organizations.

    In this session, you will:

    • Explore the traits of high performing cultures
    • Recognize the role of leaders in creating culture and performance
    • Discover three strategies to develop high performing cultures

    Session 3: The 5 Stages of Stress: Avoiding Burnout Session 3: The 5 Stages of Stress: Avoiding Burnout

    February 25th, 2021 at 12 PM

    You may have been working longer hours over time due to staff shortages, a plateful of projects or because you can't say "No" to people. Regardless of the reason, you feel stressed out with no end in sight.

    Studies show that almost 60% of workers state that work is the major reason for increased stress and their jobs impact the quality of their personal lives. Stress in the workplace costs employers more than $300 billion a year. To achieve high levels of productivity, you and your team need to strike a balance between work efficiency and recovery time.

    In this session, you will:

    • Find out signs of lost productivity in the workplace
    • Learn about the 5 levels of stress and how to identify symptoms and apply strategies to avoid burnout
    • See how to set boundaries, negotiate priorities and develop a personal balance plan

    Session 4: Power Hours: Master the Time Management Matrix Session 4: Power Hours: Master the Time Management Matrix

    March 18th, 2021 at 12 PM

    If you have struggled with having enough time to work on strategic initiatives, engage with customers on a regular basis, or to do things that help you personally--like going to the gym--you're not alone. Most of your time is spent in crisis mode, useless meetings, or being a pawn in other people's agendas. Where is the time you need for things that are important to you?

    The Time Management Matrix was developed by President Eisenhower and popularized in Steven Covey's bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Learning how to "put first things first" is the 3rd habit, which is much harder to do than it sounds because everyone's priority seems to be the most important. There is only so much time in a day and a week--so how can you capitalize on the Matrix to increase your productivity?

    In this session, you will:

    • Explore the Time Management Matrix and understand how your time is spent
    • Learn about Power Hours and why they yield 4 times more productivity
    • Find out how to increase Quadrant II time in your week without adding more hours
  • About The Speaker: Cathi Hight

    Cathi Hight is President of the Hight Performance Group, an organizational development firm that helps develop healthy organizations to manage constant change, enhance customer loyalty and "work smarter, not harder." She has over 20 years of experience in working with education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, nonprofit, and technology sectors.

    As a certified Wiley Workplace Solutions Partner, Cathi works with organizations to develop high performing teams, effective leaders and productive work environments.

    With more than 20 years’ experience in performance improvement, Cathi helps clients identify their real problems and solve them. She shares Kaizen principles of continuous improvement, making small and incremental changes, and improving customer experiences which bring about "good change" for internal and external customers.

    Cathi is the author of The Member Retention Kit and A New Approach to Tiered Membership, and the Work Smarter, Not Harder program. Hight Performance Group offers resources to help organizations attract, engage, and retain members. Cathi helps organizations stay relevant, deliver benefits that members appreciate, and effectively communicate the value of membership with proven strategies that will save you time and increase your bottom line.