Dale Carnegie – How Leaders Create Engaged Employees

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM9:30 AM CST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Dale Carnegie Training invites you to a workshop that could dramatically impact your leadership effectiveness and your team’s performance. Join us and learn how you can increase productivity and reduce turnover by cultivating a workforce of engaged employees.
Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce, 612 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR 72901
Date/Time Information:
Feb. 28, 2017 (Tuesday) 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Contact Information:
Jessie Wilson, Dale Carnegie Training

VIP2 University (2-day course)

Name: VIP2 University (2-day session)

Date: March 1, 2017March 2, 2017
Event Description:
This is a dynamic, in-depth,  2-day course suited for leaders and future leaders that work in the real world.  The Chamber is pleased to partner with VIP2 University in offering this degree of quality  leadership training to our Chamber Members.  Given that this will be a very in-depth course with personal attention given to each industry represented, this 2-day session will be limited to 12 people.

VIP2 University is a two-day leadership training suitable for executives, front-line leaders and emerging leaders. The scope of the session is looking at leadership, front-line people and your work environment through a different lens with a focus on the connections between work environment, leadership and bottom-line results.

Content over the two-day session includes:

Introduction to VIP(Values-driven, Informed, Passionate People)
• The “real world” genesis and application of VIP2
•  The relationship between work environment and the “bottom line”

• How to hire values-driven people (where are they?)
• Why “core values” must be the foundation of your work environment
• Why you must hold people accountable to those values

• The VIP2  perspective on new-hire orientation / training
• What does “being informed” look like (communications, etc.)
• Truly knowing your people: The power in unified diversity, understanding personality types, and successfully leading both  “millennials” and your “seasoned” people

Passionate People
• The power of “why” and “the big picture” to fuel passion
• Managing Conflict (keeping the passion positive)
• Avoiding Burnout (keeping the passion burning for you and those that work for you)

Leaving a True Legacy as a VIP2 Leader

About the Presenter…

At the peak of a successful 25-year career at Caterpillar Inc. (including director-level positions in Australia, Japan, and most recently, serving as General Manager for their new world-class manufacturing facility in North Little Rock), Jon left corporate America to follow his calling of serving people that are often overlooked and under-appreciated.
This transition from a career focused on “success” to one that focuses on “significance” was an easy one for Jon as the common theme during his career at Caterpillar was his passion for people. Jon is known as a leader that places special attention on the “front-line” team members who are often ignored in many organizations. Through his many years of experience in all corners of the world, Jon has proven that the only sustainable competitive advantage for any organization is to become relentless in developing a team of values-driven, informed and passionate people.

Driven from this passion, Jon founded his own company, VIP2, (which stands for Values-driven, Informed, Passionate People). VIP2, through several avenues, assists organizations with this critical journey, resulting in successful organizations and transformed lives.

Jon holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Economics from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Duke University.

Jon’s driving forces in his life are his faith, his family (wife Jennifer and three daughters, Lindsey, Taylor and Grace) and his friends.

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
612 Garrison Avenue

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, March 1st –
Thursday, March 2nd

Contact Information:
Tonya Rogers
Chamber Members
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Junior Leadership Academy Commencement – ATTENTION GUESTS

Name: Junior Leadership Academy Commencement – Class of 2017
Date: March 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM8:00 PM CST
Please join us as we recognized the inaugural JLA Class of 2017!
Event Description:
The inaugural class of the Junior Leadership Academy (Class of 2017) Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Downtown Fort Smith.
Doubletree by Hilton – Fort Smith City Center
700 Rogers Avenue
Downtown Fort Smith
Date/Time Information:
Reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.
Program and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Debra Young 479-783-3111
Each Junior Leadership Academy participant will be allowed 2 complimentary guests.  All others must purchase a ticket for $25.
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River Valley Corporate Challenge

2017 River Valley Corporate Challenge 

Name: 2017 River Valley Corporate Challenge
Date: March 11, 2017May 20, 2017
Event Description:
2017 River Valley Corporate Challenge – Where Work Comes to Play

Please join us for the 3rd Annual River Valley Corporate Challenge sponsored by United Federal Credit Union and benefiting the Boys and Girls Club, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Children’s Emergency Shelter.  The goal of the RVCC is to provide a healthy minded series of athletic and networking events for the River Valley.  Your business can form a team that will participate in activities like volleyball, kickball, bowling and wiffleball.  Have fun with your coworkers and develop stronger relationships outside of the office!

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Date/Time Information:
Tentative Dates and Activities:

March 11th – Volleyball
March 15th – Dodgeball
March 22nd – Wallyball
March 25th – Kickball
March 29th – Soccer
April 8th – Flag Football
April 19th – Pool
April 22nd – Bowling
May 13th – Basketball
May 17th – Wiffleball
May 20th – Ultimate Frisbee

Contact Information:
For additional questions or to register a team please contact Ashley Ahlert at 479-651-4305.
Red – $1,000 – 1 team per event
White – $1,500 – up to 3 teams per event

*All events are coed.  All events will need one female on the court/field at all times.
*Employees must be on payroll by 02/01/2017 to play.
*All information must be turned in by 02/15/2017.
*Up to 3 companies may combine as long as the total employee count does not add up above 50.  Once you combine companies, this is your team throughout the events.
*Individuals must be 19 before 03/01/2017 and be out of high school.  You must sign waiver, be on roster and have a photo ID.
*Every team your company fields after 3 will cost an additional $250 per team/per event.
*Participants can only be on one company roster.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event:
*Event Sponsor – $250
*If participating in RCVV, you may place an additional team in sponsored event.
*Logo on RVCC signage and marketing materials.
*Marketing and promotion opportunity at event.