“I engaged Jamie to be our Opening Keynote presenter and he exceeded our expectations. He was an absolute delight to work with – flexible to our attendees’ needs, making sure his content was relevant to them. Our delegates LOVED his keynote and learned a lot about how humanizing your organization isn’t about the fluff – it’s about real business systems and strategies that drive innovation and results. Great job – I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for an engaging and thought provoking speaker.” - Pam Ross, IMPACT99 Conference
Book Jamie and Maddie for powerful keynote presentations and educational sessions customized to your audience, for on-site conferences or virtual events. Contact Marsha Cassel (412-855-2613) for details.
(If you’re with a Chamber of Commerce, we have a special offer for you.)
What Social Business Means for Leadership
Today’s smart companies are going beyond just integrating social media into their marketing and communications–they have started integrating social technologies (and the ideas behind them) into their management processes, and even their culture. It’s called “social business,” and it is unlocking new value through better collaboration, faster learning, increased transparency, and more ownership behavior. But there’s a catch: it requires a new kind of leadership. Drawing from the most recent global research on social business (including his own 2012 survey on social leadership), Humanize author Jamie Notter will help you understand the leadership approaches that will work in today’s social world (and the ones that don’t). Participants in this session will learn about:
- ways in which social business is incompatible with traditional management and leadership practices.
- strategies for building a social business culture (one process at a time)
- new leadership imperatives for social organizations.
Creating More Human Organizations
Just about everyone has jumped on the social media bandwagon these days, but if we take a closer look, we see that social media’s impact goes beyond just marketing and communications–it has the potential to transform leadership. Based on the ideas in Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, Jamie will talk about the current failings of “modern” management and how the more human-centered principles behind social media’s success could actually provide a model for innovating the way we lead and run our organizations. He’ll give practical examples of ways you can change organizational culture, processes, and behaviors in ways that tap into the power of being human, just like social media did. The audience will leave with a clearer understanding of:
- how current management models were designed for a workplace that is nothing like today’s environment
- the power of organizations that learn to open, trustworthy, generative, and courageous
- strategies for tackling the scary topic of “culture change.”
The keynote can be supplemented with a follow-up concurrent session (delivered by Jamie and Maddie together) where participants can start to assess their organization and discuss specific action plans.
- Creating More Human Organizations
- Humanize Your Organization: 1o Tips for Being Open
- The 21st Century Nonprofit
Customized Training Programs:
To apply the ideas in Humanize more deeply in your organization, Jamie and Maddie can design a customized training program involving both online and in-person components. At the end of the day, culture change requires significant change, and targeting specific groups within your company with training programs is critical to supporting an ongoing change effort. We can customize your training to specific audiences as well, in areas like:
- What Leadership Looks Like in Human Organizations
- What Management Looks Like in Human Organizations
- The Central Role of Conflict in Today’s Organizations
- How Social Media Changes the Way We Work
“Jamie Notter has spoken at several ASAE conferences and his presentations are insightful and thought-provoking. He boldly answers the tough questions and gains tremendous feedback from participants. I would sincerely recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a content leader who is engaging, genuine, provocative, entertaining and thoughtful.” —Megan Denhardt, CAE, Senior manager, learning ASAE- American Society of Association Executives
“Jamie Notter brings a unique perspective and deep expertise in conflict resolution, workplace teams and governance bodies that helps them become effective agents for change. He is well-qualified as a subject matter expert and is engaging and entertaining as a speaker. Jamie addressed our 300 person leadership conference and I’d recommend him to absolutely anyone.”—Ben Martin, Virginia Association of Realtors
“I highly recommend Jamie Notter as a speaker for your next Chamber event. He was very engaging, kept the audience’s interest by presenting great examples for all of the points he made and appealed to attendees at every level of an organization. The questions and discussion at the end of the presentation could have gone on for hours — always a sign of a great speaker.” —Andrea Jolly, Rockville MD Chamber of Commerce
SPEAKER BIOS :
Jamie Notter started his career in the field of international conflict resolution. He spent six years designing and delivering training programs in areas of ethnic conflict (if you get a chance, ask him about the awesome people on the island of Cyprus). Jamie then moved into working with organizations, initially as a diversity trainer and consultant, and later commanding his private management consulting practice, working extensively with trade associations and professional societies. In 2008 Jamie merged his company with Management Solutions Plus, Inc., where he led the consulting division, and in 2013 Jamie went back out on his own (www.jamienotter.com). Jamie carries a master’s degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown, where he serves as adjunct faculty. An avid writer, he has authored dozens of published articles to go along with a 2007 e-book Generational Diversity in the Workplace and in 2006 published We Have Always Done It That Way: 101 Things About Associations We Must Change.
Maddie Grant, CAE is the co-author of Open Community: a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web and Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. As the chief social media strategist for SocialFish, Maddie draws from more than 10 years of experience in marketing, communications, and international business operations to help organizations large and small build capacity for using social media to achieve business results. Maddie is also the lead editor for SocialFishing, one of the most visited and respected blogs for the association/nonprofit industry.
Maddie and Jamie were both fans of the Matrix movies long before they started work on this book.
USDA Graduate School, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Resources Association, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Community Associations Institute, Council for Social Work Education, National Association of Home Builders, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Florida Society of Association Executives, California Society of Association Executives, Texas Society of Association Executives, National Association of Sports Commissions, Iowa State Education Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, American Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Association of Realtors, and Health Care Association of Michigan, IHRIM, Goodwill Industries, American Institute of CPAs, Council of Educational and Scientific Society Executives, Architectural Precast Association, IMPACT99, Northeastern Illinois University, American Farm Bureau Federation.