(to book me to speak at your event, email me or call me at: 240-258-8689)
“I engaged Jamie to be our Opening Keynote presenter and he exceeded our expectations. He was an absolute delight to work with – flexible to our attendees’ needs, making sure his content was relevant to them. Our delegates LOVED his keynote and learned a lot about how humanizing your organization isn’t about the fluff – it’s about real business systems and strategies that drive innovation and results. Great job – I would highly recommend him if you’re looking for an engaging and thought provoking speaker.” – Pam Ross, IMPACT99 Conference
I am an accomplished keynote speaker, and I started my career in the training field, so I understand the nuances of effective learning programs. I can deliver sessions of varying lengths and interactivity on the following topics (full descriptions below the video clips, or you can download a PDF one-sheet to share with your meeting planner):
- How Social Media has Changed Leadership Forever (based on my book, and subsequent research)
- Culture as a Source of Competitive Advantage (based on my book)
- Building Capacity for Dealing with Conflict
- Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace (based on my other book)
Some video clips:
How Social Media Has Changed Leadership Forever
The social media revolution is old news. We are familiar with the ways in which social media has transformed marketing and communications, and to be honest, we’re a little tired of talking about it. But what about leadership? What about organizational culture? It turns out the principles behind social media are actually more powerful than the tools themselves, and across the globe, successful companies have been using those principles to change their culture and their processes in ways that disrupt traditional notions of leadership–and achieve outstanding results in the process. In this session, Jamie Notter, co-author of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, will show you exactly how leadership has been transformed by today’s social world, and how you can leverage these changes in your own organization.
Culture as a Source of Competitive Advantage
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” as they say, yet few companies can accurately describe their culture, let alone articulate their strategies for keeping it healthy and strong. This problem has intensified in today’s fast-paced, “social” world, where traditional command-and control approaches are giving way to more decentralized, transparent, and agile ways of doing business. Companies that are thriving today (and attracting the best talent) are adapting to this new environment. They are building cultures based on modern, more social principles, and have better performance to show for it. In this session, Jamie Notter, author of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, will outline practical strategies for bringing your culture “up to code” in today’s world, in ways that can make you an employer of choice.
Building Capacity for Dealing with Conflict
The problem is not conflict in the workplace. The problem is that we avoid conflict in the workplace, or even worse, handle it poorly. This session covers essential tips for dealing with conflict more effectively, transforming it from that uncomfortable topic that gets passed over at every meeting into something that employees at all levels can confront and handle, with less drama, in ways that solve ongoing problems. The session explores how to handle emotions more effectively, how to ask better questions, and how to give better feedback, and it provides guidance on how to build the capacity for dealing with conflict into your organizational processes and systems.
This session can be expanded into a half-day training session.
What you REALLY need to know about generations in the workplace
The youngest generation (the Millennials) have secured their presence in today’s workplace, alongside their elders from the Generation X, Baby Boomer, and a Silent Generations. We all now have a taste of the tensions that arise a multi-generational workplace, and there has been no shortage of authors, speakers, and researchers responding to that tension with competing, even contradictory claims about the nature of these differences and what we should do about it. The noise has grown to the point where some people are beginning to question whether or not these differences are even real.
The truth is, generational differences are very real, but the good research out there is often mixed with hype, or it can lead you down rabbit holes that won’t help you manage better. In this presentation, I will help you understand what you need to know about generational differences—and what you don’t. I’ll introduce the important basics of generational theory (to help you weed out the hype) and cover the important characteristics of the generations, with extra time on the Millennials, because we understand them the least. You’ll leave with deeper understanding of the generations and, more importantly, a strategy for applying that knowledge to crucial conversations about leadership and management in your organization
All participants in this session will get a copy of my e-book on Generations. For an additional fee I can do some research up front and customize the ebook to the audience organization or industry. This session can be expanded into a half-day training session, including one customized for managers.
“Jamie Notter has spoken at several ASAE conferences and his presentations are insightful and thought-provoking. He boldly answers the tough questions and gains tremendous feedback from participants. I would sincerely recommend Jamie to anyone looking for a content leader who is engaging, genuine, provocative, entertaining and thoughtful.” — Megan Denhardt, CAE, Senior manager, learning ASAE- American Society of Association Executives
“Jamie Notter brings a unique perspective and deep expertise in conflict resolution, workplace teams and governance bodies that helps them become effective agents for change. He is well-qualified as a subject matter expert and is engaging and entertaining as a speaker. Jamie addressed our 300 person leadership conference and I’d recommend him to absolutely anyone.”—Ben Martin, Virginia Association of Realtors
“I highly recommend Jamie Notter as a speaker for your next Chamber event. He was very engaging, kept the audience’s interest by presenting great examples for all of the points he made and appealed to attendees at every level of an organization. The questions and discussion at the end of the presentation could have gone on for hours — always a sign of a great speaker.” —Andrea Jolly, Rockville MD Chamber of Commerce
USDA Graduate School, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, Environmental Protection Agency, American Water Resources Association, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Community Associations Institute, Council for Social Work Education, National Association of Home Builders, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Florida Society of Association Executives, California Society of Association Executives, Texas Society of Association Executives, National Association of Sports Commissions, Iowa State Education Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, American Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Association of Realtors, and Health Care Association of Michigan, IHRIM, Goodwill Industries, American Institute of CPAs, Council of Educational and Scientific Society Executives, Architectural Precast Association, IMPACT99, Northeastern Illinois University, American Farm Bureau Federation.
Jamie Notter started his career in the field of international conflict resolution. He spent six years designing and delivering training programs in areas of ethnic conflict (if you get a chance, ask him about the awesome people on the island of Cyprus). Jamie then moved into working with organizations, initially as a diversity trainer and consultant, and later commanding his private management consulting practice, working extensively with trade associations and professional societies. In 2008 Jamie merged his company with Management Solutions Plus (an association management company) to create the consulting division. In 2013 Jamie went back out on his own. Jamie carries a master’s degree in conflict resolution from George Mason University, and a Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown, where he now serves as Adjunct Faculty. An avid writer, he has authored dozens of published articles to go along with a 2007 e-book Generational Diversity in the Workplace and in 2006 published We Have Always Done It That Way: 101 Things About Associations We Must Change. His most recent book, Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, was published in hardcover by Que Publishing in late 2011.