Phyllis Jones, Administrative Manager 
Chester County Human Resources Association 


Friday April 27, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

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Downingtown Country Club 
85 Country Club Dr.
Downingtown, PA

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CCHRA April 27, 2012       Half Day Event 

                   Engaging the Workforce

                            with Merrick Rosenberg

        President and Chief Learning Officer, Team Builders Plus


Spending time and energy trying to “motivate” people is a waste of time.

The real question is not, “How do we motivate our people?”

If you have the right people they will be self-motivated.

The key is to not demotivate them.

- Jim Collins 

People often talk about “engagement,” yet most people don’t really know what it is, how to create it, and how to keep it. In this “engaging” session, individuals will discover that engagement is the optimal alignment between performance and job satisfaction.  It’s that sweet spot where people are both productive and happy. 

Why is engagement important? Consider what Gallup has discovered in their research:

  • 26% of the working US population is engaged.
  • 55% are not engaged (just putting in time).
  • 19% are actively disengaged.
  • The least engaged people miss twice as many days/year.
  • Highly engaged people are nine times more likely to stay. 

This session will help people to discover why engagement is important today and why, with the arrival of the millennial generation, it’s going to be even more important in then future. Through a series of interactive discussions and activities, participants will learn how to make the case for “Engagement” in their own organization. In addition, they will gain practical tips and strategies for engaging their own team members.

Merrick is an experienced speaker, facilitator, performance coach, author, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers. Merrick co-authored Taking Flight: Master the Four Behavioral Styles and Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life. In fact, Ken Blanchard called Taking Flight! “an instant classic” and Marshall Goldsmith noted, “You’ll never look at people quite the same way again.”

 As President & Chief Learning Officer of Team Builders Plus, he has led his organization to the be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia region.  Under his leadership, Team Builders Plus was recently selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine. 

Merrick specializes in team building, leadership development, and utilizing the DISC model to build better relationships and create an engaging work environment. He received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University who selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.  Merrick has been published in numerous publications including, ASTD’s Training & Development magazine and Training magazine. 

Merrick is also an engaging speaker and presenter.  He has been a featured guest on Money Matters Today on the Comcast Network and on The Executive Leaders Radio Program.  He has spoken for organizations such as: TEDx, ASTD, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Project Management Institute, the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Employer's Council, the American Society for Quality, and Vistage International. 

Merrick has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in 35 states and around the world.  He has worked with small and large organizations in a variety of industries such as: AAA, Aramark, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Campbell Soup Company, Chase, Colgate Palmolive Comcast, D&B, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard Company, InterContinental Hotels Group, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, Nabisco, National Institute of Health, NBCUniversal, Nestle Purina, Novartis, PECO Energy, Pepsi, Philadelphia Eagles, Reliance Standard Life, Temple University, and all four major branches of the US armed forces.

HRCI Approval

This program has approved for 3.0 General Credits The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Registration begins at 8:15am, Breakfast at 8:30am, Presentation starts promptly at 9:00am.