Speaking Topics

Signature Keynotes:

YOU Make a Difference

Everyone hopes their life has meaning and an impact on others but how many of us let our busy lives get in the way of doing big things? Patricia helps you find opportunities to make a BIG difference in the SMALL moments of time you have in your busy day. At work, in your personal life or within your association, Patricia will help you recognize your “Moments of Opportunity” and make a real difference!

TOGETHER We Make a Difference

Does your association need to grow stronger? Bigger? Smarter? Motivate your membership and guide your Board of Directors to create a solid structure for decision making and goal setting, and most importantly: how to get things done!  Members want to know that they are a part of an organization that accomplishes the mission so Patricia customizes this presentation to include your organization’s mission and reach your specific audience on how to get involved and get excited about the work you do!

Association Building:

Growing Leaders

Do you want to motivate your membership to get more involved in your association? Patricia can help get your team excited about making a difference and give them the leadership skills they’ll need to get the job done. In this session, participants will learn key leadership strategies for success and learn how to “grow leaders” from within the organization to keep your organization strong for the future.

Strategic Doing

This segment helps guide your board into real work, taking your strategic plan and building from it policies that will support the work, a work plan that will track accomplishments, and operating procedures to facilitate communications during role changes. Learn how to create a system that not only starts getting things done now, but helps your organization stay consistent in it over time and throughout position changes.

Organizational Planning: Who Do We Want to Be?

Whether you are just forming your association or working to grow your association, organizational planning is a must. Creating a vision that will point everyone in the right direction is essential to success. But it’s got to be more than a goal – you’ve got to know how you’re going to accomplish those goals. You may be starting with a clean slate, or maybe you need to clear the slate! Sometimes starting over with fresh ideas is just what you need to revive a failing organization. These conversations can be tough: not everyone will agree. Then what? Patricia can help guide your group through tough choices (or changes) to get your organization off on the right foot. Topics covered are: Organization name, Mission Statement, Bylaws, Policies, Board Governance, Committees, and more!

Policy Governance Model

The John Carver Policy Governance Model can serve as a breath of fresh air for a stagnant organization. Patricia guides your association board through policy choices that focus on the outcomes and separates the work versus the vision so everyone’s roles are clear and things get done!

Babies to Bosses: Leadership Strategies from the Early Childhood Field

Ever feel like your team is behaving like a bunch of preschoolers? Truth is: they are! Early childhood brain research shows that 90% of the brain is formed by age four. This session connects the dots between a quality early childhood experience and becoming a model employee. Learn leadership strategies that will help you hire quality employees with the potential you’re looking for, control your group of “preschoolers” and build a strong team that gets along, collaborates, and using their creativity along the way. Through hands on activities and group collaboration get to know your team’s “inner child” that can be the catalyst for happiness and productivity in the workplace!