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Meet an HRPA 2015 Speaker

Published
01/13/2015

Nicole Bendaly answers a few questions about the upcoming conference

Nicole Bendaly is an author and president of team performance and development companies Kinect, teamfitnesstool.com and healthcareteamfitnesstool.com.

The experienced Toronto-based HR professional has been invited to talk at HRPA 2015. Bendaly will be offering insights into team performance enhancement and the behaviours and practices she has found to be critical to success.

Tell us about your academic and career history and how you came to be invited to speak at HRPA 2015.

Nicole Bendaly: I’ve always had an interest in helping others to tap the best of themselves and this interest turned to passion when I specialized in organizational behaviour at Dalhousie University over 20 years ago. Since then, my focus has been on both identifying and strengthening the behaviours and practices most critical to high performance teams and leaders and I will be sharing some of these essential best-practices and our research at HRPA 2015.

What speakers will you be looking to hear from at the conference?

NB: There are so many fabulous speakers this year – I wish I could attend every session. Some sessions that stand out for me in particular include I’m Too Stressed Out! How to Accommodate Mental Health in the Workplace presented by Christine Thomlinson; Leadership Evolution, From IQ, EQ, to CQ. Character Matters in Leadership presented by David Town; Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World presented by Frans Johansson; and Five Ways to Make Work Matter Again presented by Dr. Roman Krznaric.

What will you be speaking about at the conference?

NB: The session, When Getting Along Together Doesn’t Equal Results, communicates the fact that team performance depends on far more than creating camaraderie and smooth sailing. In this session, I’ll be sharing the behaviours and practices we have found to be critical to a team’s success that go beyond simply “getting along together.” What can people expect when you speak? NB: Energy. I strive to create energy in the room and ensure that every session I deliver is highly interactive and results in people walking away with not only practical tools to apply right away but also the motivation and excitement to use them.

What can people expect when you speak?

NB: Energy. I strive to create energy in the room and ensure that every session I deliver is highly interactive and results in people walking away with not only practical tools to apply right away but also the motivation and excitement to use them.

Attend Nicole’s session, When Getting Along Together Doesn’t Equal Results: What It Really Takes to Move a Team to Higher Levels of Performance, at HRPA 2015 on Wed., Jan. 21 from 11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.