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What does it take to be recognized as a high-potential employee?

Last month, I told you all how excited I was to be one of the featured speakers at the Elevate Your Mind conference presented by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Alberta in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre on May 14, 2018.  This is an organization that I have partnered with for several years on a variety of learning events, so I am very excited that they are welcoming me back to “elevate
the skills of professionals in any stage of their career.  My session on May 14 is titled Are you a HiPo?, and I am looking forward to giving attendees specific high-energy and fast-paced ideas to get recognized as a high-potential employees in their organizations.

Registration is open now

Registration is open now, so if you’re thinking about attending, don’t delay!  This link will take you directly to the registration page.  Even though this event is organized by CPA Alberta, registration is open to anyone from any organization.  If you belong to a profession that requires ongoing professional education credits, then this may be a perfect (and fun!) way to get a head start on 2018’s requirements.  Here is a link to the Conference Agenda page, with additional links to more information.

Wondering what a HiPo is?

P.S. In case you’re wondering, HiPos are those employees who have been tagged as the solid performers in any organization—from the public sector to academia to those in industry.  HiPos are the people who are invited to key meetings, asked for input on a variety of decisions, and offered advanced learning opportunities. And despite challenging economic circumstances in Alberta, they’re also the ones that seem to survive every round of layoffs and land firmly on their feet.  There is often talk that the only way to get this moniker is who you know, coupled with good luck.  But I firmly believe (and know) that you can influence how you and your talents are perceived by those with decision-making power.  Which is why I’ll be sharing three specific strategies you can take to showcase your strengths, establish your workplace value, and position yourself as a HiPo in your organization.

P.P.S. If you want to get an hint of what I’ll be talking about, this column I wrote for Canadian Accountant earlier this year laid out seven ways to become worthy of high-potential employee status.

Let me know if you’re attending so that I know to watch for you!

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