Geoff Lawson, Auburn School District, will be one of four subject matter experts presenting at the 2023 Fall PNW Contractors 1/2 Day Symposium in Tukwila, Washington.
Fall PNW Contractors Symposium - Speakers
Geoff will lead attendees through a collaboration process that he created for developing productivity metrics and holding team members accountable for achieving goals. There will be three additional TED Talk-style presentations from local subject matter experts centered around the theme of "Creating Value Within Your Team". Each presentation will be followed by peer-to-peer roundtable discussions and Q&A with each speaker.
You can hear more about Geoff's productivity metrics on Episodes 105 and 106 of The DYOJO Podcast
Fall PNW Contractors Symposium - Agenda
THEME: Creating Value Within Your Team
Hosted by FoCKED and The DYOJO Podcast
DATE: Tuesday, October 10, 2023
TIME: 8am - 130pm (Doors open at 730am)
LOCATION: Tukwila, WA 98188
Please RSVP through Eventbrite
730 Doors open and set up
805 Opening Theme - Creating Value Within Your Teams
815 Presentation 1
Ryan Hemmert - Washington Business Brokers (Seattle)
Quantifying Real Value for Your Team
900 Presentation 2
Geoff Lawson - Auburn School District
Collaborative Productivity Goals
1005 Presentation 3
Peter Holmes - Encircle
Communicating the WHY of Documentation
1050 Presentation 4
Mari Borrero - American Abatement (Kent)
Telling Your Story, Achieving Your Dreams
1140 Closing Thoughts Panel with all speakers
1205 FREE Lunch, networking, and exhibits
Sponsored by Luke Draeger and Tim Conley - Aramsco (Tukwila)
Fall PNW Contractors Symposium - Sponsors
Business owners and managers, are you looking for a book that you can hand to new hires and confidently say, “THIS will help you understand how to be a value in our company and help you chart a path for success.”
Look no further!
Challenge Accepted: Mindset and Habits for Thriving in the Workplace
by Jon Isaacson
Challenge Accepted is a resource you can hand to young people as they build a life for themselves. You can be confident that this publication is an additional voice echoing your many encouragements. Learn more about this project and how you can reserve a copy - thedyojo.com/book5
Announcing a new book from author Jon Isaacson. Challenge Accepted: Mindset and Habits for Thriving in the Modern Workplace.
For business owners and managers, this latest book will be something you can hand to a young professional. Whether they're applying for a job or starting with your company. You can confidently say, "This book provides a roadmap for you to prepare your mindset and your habits. Not only to succeed in our organization, but in life."
Challenge Accepted. This book outlines many of the key things every business owner and manager wants young professionals to know. Readers will receive an asset to help them thrive as they build their professional skills.
This is an excerpt from Chapter 1.2 of my upcoming book, Challenge Accepted: Mindsets and Habits for Thriving in the Workplace. In this chapter I discuss four elements of career development for those entering the workforce as well as those looking to grow their roles and responsibilities.
Chapter 1.2 Four Elements
We are talking about Getting Ready so that you can Get Started on your professional journey. Whenever you face an opportunity to elevate your role or increase your responsibilities, you will revisit the Three Wheres. These are 1) Where you are, 2) Where you will be, and 3) Where you want to be. Within each of these stages, there are Four Elements that enable you to develop yourself (aka personal development, see more in Chapter 2.4) and your professional skills.
As we work to increase these four elements, something changes within us. The inner change is what prepares us to receive and thrive in new opportunities for external growth. External growth is reflected in achieving our goals. Internal growth is all of the preparation work that we do to get our mindset and habits right to face new challenges in our lives.
Increase knowledge = Increased perspective of what is possible.
Increase experiences = Increase confidence in the ability to learn new things.
Increase abilities = Increase opportunities through stewardship of knowledge and experiences
Increase resources = Increase access to opportunities
Knowledge is the most accessible of the four elements. If you are asking, “Where CAN I acquire new knowledge?” I would ask you to consider the same question with one small twist, “Where CAN’T you acquire new knowledge?” You have unlimited access to information which is an essential building block of knowledge. New knowledge has the power to expand our prior concepts of how things work and what is possible. Knowledge elevates our mindset and perspectives.
For example, if you wanted to learn to be an electrician, where could you find information about this trade?
Take anything you want to learn and ask the same question, “Where CAN’T you find information and acquire new knowledge?” We will discuss all four of these elements, but to understand knowledge we have to think about how people deliver and receive new information.
For more about this book for yourself or a young professional that you want to encourage, check out the Challenge Accepted landing page and RSVP your copy today.
A new article by Jon Isaacson was published in Construction Business Owner Magazine - The Three P's of Project Management.
EXCERPT: Project management is an essential function of any organization offering services in the skilled trades. Project managers feel they are overutilized and underappreciated by owners, managers, subcontractors and customers. Meanwhile, owners and managers wonder why their teams cannot consistently produce profitable projects with happy customers. Digging further into the three P’s of project management can help all parties improve their processes and outcomes.
Please give the full article a read and let us know what you think. If you are a business owner, manager, or aspiring skilled trades professional, check out Jon's third book So, You Want To Be A Project Manager? for more on this topic.
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