The Purple Ink team loves leading engaging employee training sessions and talks on a variety of topics. Find an upcoming event to attend, or get in touch to schedule us for your own event!


Upcoming Public Events

Purple Ink Monthly Training Series: "Setting Goals: Resolutions You Can Stick With!"

Carmel, Indiana | January 18, 2018

Did you set your New Year’s Resolutions or annual goals, and now wondering how you will achieve them? Or maybe you haven’t set your goals yet? This workshop will help you refine/set your goals, create a a clear process to achieve them, and drive you to appreciate the value of goal-setting.

Everyone has the potential to succeed, but what distinguishes people who manage to set goals and achieve excellence? This Goal Setting workshop explores the nature of goals and a process for mastering the art of setting and achieving them. It is hands-on and will use a goal-setting instrument as well as encourage you to focus on your strengths and talents to achieve them., We will unpack S.M.A.R.T. methodology for determining objectives (Specific | Measureable | Achievable | Realistic | Time-Oriented) and help you find your why, your will, and your way to carve out time to achieve them!

This process will add value to your own productivity and team work as well as help you help others to achieve theirs!

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The JoyPowered™ Family

JoDee Curtis and Denise McGonigal | Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Hall | Carmel, Indiana | January 27, 2018 | 7 pm

The power of joy! We write about it, read about it, sing about it, pray about it. Yet, how much do we genuinely experience it? So many people are waiting for joy to just happen, to show up on their doorstep and ring the bell. But joy isn’t a phenomenon that randomly appears out of thin air. Joy is the unmistakable mark of the Holy Spirit! It is a state of graced wellbeing that we can choose for ourselves and our families daily.

What does joy look like in your family? In The JoyPowered™ Family, JoDee Curtis and Denise McGonigal share experiences and stories submitted by over a hundred families, including their own, on how to embrace the many faces of joy – in celebration and sorrow, work and play, calm and chaos.

Most especially, the authors encourage families to discover and harness the power of their strengths, their spiritual gifts, in making joy happen around them. People who focus on using their strengths and gifts are three times as likely to have an excellent quality of life. You and your family members can be among them! The JoyPowered™ Family challenges you to transform your idea of joy from a pipe dream, to a prayer, to a celebrated gift that you offer to the world!

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Women of Distinction Conference Closing Keynote: "JoyPowered™"

JoDee Curtis | Indianapolis, Indiana | February 6, 2018

Are you settling for a tolerable workspace? In this session, JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, CPA, challenges you to make yourself and your workspace JoyPowered™! Discover how to create a dynamic and inspired workspace by focusing on strengths instead of fixating on weaknesses. The JoyPowered™ philosophy helps organizations and individuals understand how to structure their relationships and environments to focus on their strengths, bringing out the best in others and themselves. A healthy work culture doesn’t have to start at the top; an inspired workspace starts with YOU!

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Purple Ink Monthly Training Series: "Creative Problem Solving: You Are More Creative than You Think!"

Carmel, Indiana | February 15, 2018

Too often we move straight to trying to solve a problem without effectively defining what the problem is – according to a quote attributed to Albert Einstein, “if I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes defining the problem and identifying alternatives and 5 minutes solving it”. This session will go through creative problem-solving processes that encourage expansive thinking in analyzing, defining and solving problems in order to create new opportunities for individuals, teams, and organizations. Discover a whole new strategy for tackling those challenging issues in the workplace!

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Purple Ink Monthly Training Series: "Employment Law: What You Need to Know"

Carmel, Indiana | March 15, 2018

FMLA, ADA, FLSA, PDA, ADEA…are you familiar with the alphabet soup of HR employment law? Would you like to learn more about a legal issue your company is facing? While we aren’t employment law attorneys, we have encountered each of these “acts” in our HR careers.

This session will focus on some of the biggest employment law regulations passed in the last 60 years, and how they affect your role in HR today. Plan to learn about employment law rules and regulations, employee benefits administration compliance, workers compensation compliance and ways to be compliant with these regulations.

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SHRM Seminar: "HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions"

Susan Tinder White | Nashville, Tennessee | April 4 - 5, 2018

Develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in your organization. Explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. Analyze case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance your consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. Develop a business case and implementation plan to guide your organization’s transition to the HRBP structure.

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SHRM Seminar: "Mastering Your HR Generalist Role"

JoDee Curtis | Dallas, Texas | April 9 - 10, 2018

Learn how to standout in your organization as an HR Generalist in this two-day course ideal for mid-career professionals who are already working as a generalist or those who are moving from a specialist to a generalist role. Each module takes an in-depth and comprehensive look at today’s business challenges and provides opportunities to apply your existing HR knowledge with practical scenarios, case studies, discussions and activities that incorporate behavioral competencies including business acumen, consultation, communication, and more. Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build and establish credibility. Network and learn from your peers as well as from a subject-matter expert facilitator.

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SHRM Seminar: "Behavioral Interviewing: Practices for Hiring Smart"

Susan Tinder White | Alexandria, Virginia | April 16 - 17, 2018

n this two-day seminar, you will learn the importance of job analysis and how to use behavioral interviewing to ensure candidate selection aligns with the needs of the organization. Discover techniques for determining the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a position and conducting effective and fair interviews. Gain insight into the debrief and selection process. Throughout the program, you will participate in hands-on exercises that will help guide you through activities such as identifying competencies and writing behavioral interview questions.

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Purple Ink Monthly Training Series: "CliftonStrengths® 1: Name, Claim, and Aim Your Strengths!"

Carmel, Indiana | April 19, 2018

Gallup researchers have spent 50 years studying the secret to success, excellence and world-class performance. Their conclusion: Leverage your strengths! Companies, organizations and institutions are gradually transforming their workplaces from weakness-fixing to strengths-based cultures. In this workshop, you will explore the theory behind the CliftonStrengths® assessment, how to understand your own Signature Strengths, and how to leverage strengths (yours and others) personally and professionally to achieve your greatest potential in the workplace. Discover why almost 16,000,000 people have taken the CliftonStrengths® assessment and how it is leading to greater employee engagement in the workplace.

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SHRM Seminar: "Consultation: Honing Your HR Business Leader Skills"

JoDee Curtis | Orlando, Florida | April 19 - 20, 2018

Heighten your internal consulting skills to better align initiatives with the organization’s strategic direction. Practice consulting methods to help you develop and manage relationships, communicate with impact, coach leaders, effectively facilitate discussions, and drive business results in your organization. Through an integrated case study, identify initiatives that address the needs of your organization while practicing coaching, communication, and change leadership skills.

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SHRM Seminar: "Consultation: Honing Your HR Business Leader Skills"

Susan Tinder White | Alexandria, Virginia | April 26 - 27, 2018

Heighten your internal consulting skills to better align initiatives with the organization’s strategic direction. Practice consulting methods to help you develop and manage relationships, communicate with impact, coach leaders, effectively facilitate discussions, and drive business results in your organization. Through an integrated case study, identify initiatives that address the needs of your organization while practicing coaching, communication, and change leadership skills.

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SHRM Seminar: "Leading Internal Investigations"

Susan Tinder White | Alexandria, Virginia | May 10, 2018

Explore a best-practice framework for conducting internal investigations, on which organizational policies, procedures, and work rules can be developed and anchored. Practice investigation skills and techniques through a case study that runs through the entirety of the program.

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Purple Ink Monthly Training Series: "Conflict Resolution: How to Navigate Conflict and Maintain Relationships"

Carmel, Indiana | May 17, 2018

In this session we will discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of conflict. We will define conflict, culture, and the ground rules for healthy conflict. Then we will learn about different types of conflict resolution and the Platinum Rule. Lastly we’ll discuss the four states of engagement, and ask the question, "what state are you in?"

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SHRM Seminar: "HR Business Partners: Enhancing Your Strategic Contributions"

Susan Tinder White | Alexandria, Virginia | May 23 - 24, 2018

Develop the necessary skills to become an effective HR business partner (HRBP) and maximize the value of HR in your organization. Explore the positive impact of the HRBP role and how use of an HRBP structure improves HR services across organizations. Analyze case studies and engage in group discussions to enhance your consulting skills, business acumen, and ability to strategically contribute to organizational goals. Develop a business case and implementation plan to guide your organization’s transition to the HRBP structure.

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Hosting Your Own Event?

If you're hosting a conference, event, or employee training program, and you're interested in having a Purple Ink team member speak, contact us! We've done training and talks on a large range of topics, and we're happy to customize our programs to your event.