BUILDING A MINDSET TO UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL

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I want to support both your organization and you to produce the highest quality engineering deliverables! The speaking topics, center around setting a high standard for quality work and the leadership required to support it.  This includes a focus on balancing your career and family life.  Each program is designed with the specific intent to help you have great professional success and personal satisfaction. Please contact me to learn more and discuss how we can partner for the most success!

Speaking to your organization

The backbone concepts of my quality assurance and quality control topics are focused on developing exceptional leadership to oversee and facilitate a collaborative program fixated on producing the highest quality work among your team. 

I believe in meeting your needs and expectations so each presentation is slightly adjusted and customized for each audience. During the hiring process, we will discuss your needs and desires in a pre-event consultation.   Think about it like a music concert. When you go to see your favorite band, no matter what tour it is, there will be signature songs that you will hear every time. Much like these songs, my presentations include consistent content but will include content specific to the goals and theme of your event.

1) Select a Presentation Topic

ESCALATING EXCELLENCE:
A 5-part Framework for Quality Management

Your professional reputation as an individual and a business is directly linked to the quality of your work. People are at the heart of engineering designs and have a lot to offer beyond the typical technical knowledge.  Learn to use and implement a 5-part framework to consistently produce consistent and G.R.E.A.T. quality deliverables. 

The topic is concentrated on technical improvements to the design processes, providing participants a perspective on a framework they can immediately implement at their own firm.  When applied to your QA/QC program, you can focus on shattering dysfunctional and unproductive routines and cultivate opportunities to leverage the unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives from each person on your team resulting in a higher quality deliverable that can reduce headaches and increase profits.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this program, participants will:

  • Describe the G.R.E.A.T. framework for implementing reviews of project deliverables.
  • Understand the differences between Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • Recognize tactics to leverage experiences in new and empowering ways to improve the quality of work.
  • Explain the different roles and responsibilities for successful Quality Assurance Programs and Quality Control Reviews.

“I was inspired after hearing Brian’s presentation.  He explained that great changes always start with an innovative idea, even if that idea may seem out of reach.  With his tools and ideas he provided, I feel like the sky is the limit.”

Erin W.

Designed with a focus on helping staff of all levels to improve Quality Assurance (QA) process development and Quality Control (QC) execution.  

“I appreciated the various acronyms in your presentation as they made your points easy to remember. Your story about firefighters was also very touching.”

Jared C., Director of Engineering

Alternative Presentation Subtitles:

Due to the customization of specific content for different events, titles can be changed accordingly.  Below is a list of potential titles based on past presentations and conference submittals. (Listing in no particular order.)

  • Harnessing the Hybrid Work Environment with Quality
  • A Quality Management approach for remote and hybrid work
  • Combat burnout with quality work
  • Combating burnout with interactive quality management
  • A culture of interactive quality management success
  • A 5-part Framework for Producing High-Quality Work
  • A 5-part Framework for Quality Engineering Deliverables
  • Implementing a GREAT framework into your QA/QC Program

Categories: Corporate, Associations, Continuing Education, Personal Growth, Program Management

A QUALITY TEAM:
An All-Star Leadership Approach

Learning to work with assorted personalities and learning styles can be overwhelming, especially for new and aspiring leaders.  The pressures of Civil Engineering increase with the need to be essentially perfect with producing engineering deliverables. 

Leaders can fan the flames for success, igniting passion and motivation among a team.  This takes skill and practice, but it is still the individual’s choice to embrace the concepts. How you approach each person under your supervision will improve the program, individual, and team success. Whether it’s working on a high-profile project, motivating an unmotivated teammate, or testing new technology, Brian will reveal how each of us is a Star. He will provide each participant with tips and tools they can use immediately to improve their team to improve morale and productivity.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this program, attendees will:

  • Recognize and understand motivating factors for the different types of stars.
  • Learn how Star principles can be applied to a QA/QC program, employees, and clients.
  • Identify the different roles of successful teams.
  • Determine what type of star they are now and the one they want to be.

Alternative Presentation Subtitles:

Due to the customization of specific content for different events, titles can be changed accordingly.  Below is a list of potential titles based on past presentations and conference submittals. (Listing in no particular order.)

  • Grow your team with an All-star Leadership Approach
  • Plan Succession with an All-star Leadership Approach
  • Combat Burnout with an All-star Leadership Approach

Designed with an emphasis on facilitating leadership engagement with staff to implement a superior Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC) program.  

“The Star Concept has been a game changer in recognizing my own and other’s motivations.  It’s a simple system that makes the complex and often loaded topic of motivation fun and easy to approach.”

Jennie Bissell

Brian’s 5-minute presentation at Ignite Carroll 9

Categories: Corporate, Associations, Continuing Education, Leadership, Employee Engagement

THE POWER OF EXPERIENCE:
Transitioning from Classroom to Career

Entering the engineering workforce can be daunting and overwhelming.  Applying hundreds of engineering principles learned to real-world problems and design scenarios.  Combine this with a desire for great professional success and the knowledge that your college education has not prepared you for everything.

This inspiring and interactive presentation will help students recognize the power of their own experiences and leverage them to leverage their own “Engineering Excellence.”  Brian will teach and challenge students to use a 5-part framework to grow their confidence and professional success transitioning from the classroom into the cubical.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this program, participants will:

  • Describe the G.R.E.A.T. framework for a professional approach to the career transition
  • Recognize tactics to leverage experiences in new and empowering ways to produce a high level of quality work.
  • List activities that can be implemented throughout the college transition to reduce stress and increase success.

Ideal for student orientations and inspiring individual action to prepare for entering the engineering workforce.

“It is a great story for many of our students who are not looking at the 4 year college route. The discussion afterwards had some great takeaways for them.”

Alisa G.

“I was inspired after hearing Brian’s presentation.  He explained that great changes always start with an innovative idea, even if that idea may seem out of reach.  With his tools and ideas he provided, I feel like the sky is the limit.”

Erin W.

Categories: College, High School, Career Growth, Greek Life

2) Choose a Delivery Method

Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience.”  Each of us is in the constant pursuit of knowledge.  I strive to share my experiences, the good and the bad so that participants can have a positive interaction and leave with ideas to improve their own futures.

Keynote

Keynote Speeches are generally designed for a 45-60 minute timeframe and told in the framework to motivate the audience and encourage positive changes in their mindset. The presentation can also be optimized to a 20-25 minute talk to highlight the most important key concepts. 

An excellent option for conferences, award ceremonies, and meetings.

For smaller audiences, keynote speeches can also be extended to 90 minutes with an optional Q&A session.

Breakout Sessions

Interactive breakout session content is designed to be delivered in 60 or 90-minute sessions.   These sessions seek to engage participates to make an actionable change in their lives, learning from their own experiences and choices. Participants leave the session with practical tips and tools that they can put into action immediately.

Perfect for continuing education training, lunch sessions, or conference events.

Take concepts to the next level with interactive training sessions focused on helping participants have greater professional success and personal satisfaction.

Workshops

The minimum recommended workshop or training session is 2-hours. Using a modular format, the courses can be adjusted upwards to 4 or 6 hours. Depending on the desired depth and interaction among participants and Brian. Students leave the courses with the actionable knowledge they can actively leverage that same day to benefit their future and your organization.

Ideal for those who want to take a deep dive into the content such as pre-conference events, and leadership training programs.

Both signature topics, ESCALATING EXCELLENCE, and A QUALITY TEAM are intertwined and related.  For longer workshops, the content will be incorporated among both signature topics.

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3) Connect with Brian

Scrolling to this point means you are likely thinking about the possibilities.  Let’s discuss where we can work together to benefit each other. 

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