Academy Learning Labs

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Dive deeper into the topics that are meaningful to you! The NPMA Learning Labs give attendees an opportunity to share ideas and gain new perspective on how to better manage their businesses or employees. These are interactive dialogues with other Academy attendees interested in the same topic. Sessions will repeated on Thursday and Friday allowing attendees an opportunity to attend two different topics.

The Changing Face of Networking: In an age where social media is king, how has face-to-face networking been impacted? Are there ways to leverage digital networking and where does face-to-face interaction fit in to this changing landscape?

Managing People Remotely: Technology has allowed us to work from almost anywhere, granting more freedom to employees to work remotely.  With this freedom comes the challenge of keeping a pulse on employees and managing from afar. Without the face-to-face interaction of yesterday, how do managers keep a connection with employees who are working remotely?

Email Management: Managing the overwhelming amounts of emails received each day can be a full-time job. This learning lab will offer ways to streamline e-mails within your company to reduce e-mails and create better lines of communications within your company.

Secret Tech Weapons for Pest Management Professionals: What if you could schedule a team meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else - without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device - without an IT degree?

Work/Life Balance: With the ability to work 24/7, the lines between work and personal time are blurred. So many people feel they aren’t able to give their all to their families or their jobs and stress is at an all-time high. How do you find balance and become a happier employee and engaged family member?

Personality Test: Can your personality profile affect the way you interact with others? This learning lab will help you gain insight into your personality traits and identify how to best work with others both similar and different in personality to achieve results both in communication and results in the workplace.