In any organization, and in leadership title doesn’t matter. Everyone in an organization needs to understand the business, and build relationships. To that point, we need to understand who we are as individuals, through self-awareness and how we communicate our needs and wants. We need to be transparent about these in an organization.
In this session, Laura Shreaves will talk about navigating the culture of relationship building to lead ourselves to be better prepared to lead others. We’ll also learn how to be better self-leaders. Since many of us have experienced a bad boss, we’ll have break-out sessions to help discuss, and diagnose how to better approach Leading Up.
Laura will also share Adventures in Leading Up – Stories of what worked and what did not along with the importance of building trust, because trust is absolutely necessary.
Objectives/Key learnings include:
(1) Increasing self-knowledge
(2) Identifying how to best communicate with your leader
(3) Tools for growing your relationship with your leader
(4) Getting organized/prepared for difficult conversations
About the Speaker: Laura H. Shreaves, SHRM-SCP has enjoyed a 30-year career in Human Resources. She has had the great pleasure of working with smart, fun people and helping develop them. Laura began her career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where she got her start in Human Resources as an Employment Interviewer; she still loves hearing others’ personal stories. Working at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for 12 years, she managed the staffing function and designed and implemented a management development program. Most recently she has spent 17 years at C&F Bank; her final role was Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). One of the things about which she is most proud is spearheading the development of the leadership development program at the Bank. Laura is very excited about her newer role as independent Coach and Consultant. She is passionate about encouraging, mentoring, and leading others, helping them reach their highest potential.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, HR Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Center for Creative Leadership’s Coaching Program, and the Executive Leadership Program at the Virginia Bankers Association. She is also a proud graduate of the Dale Carnegie program, many years ago.
Laura enjoys spending time with her family, mentoring others, traveling and serving in her church. She is a voracious reader, and if you see her in the car, she will most likely be singing. Most recently she served as a mentor for Rotary’s New Generation Peace project. Laura and her husband live on the York River in West Point. Their wonderful son Hunter lives and works in Richmond.