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Professionalism Defined -- What Does It Mean and Why You Must Care 2021

When:
June 16, 2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Category:
SBDC
Location:
Online
Details:
Professionalism

What is professionalism really? What are the characteristics of a true professional? Join this live NO COST webinar and find out!e!

About this Event

What does it really mean to be a professional? While most agree professionalism is a characteristic that is strongly desired of our employees, we have a hard time defining it. In this session, we will discuss the benefits of professionalism and how it affects our businesses. We will ponder, is it possible for individuals to learn how to think and act professionally? You will leave the session with a clear understanding of what professionalism looks like and why it is important.

Provided by CARES Act funding to deliver services and webinars to small businesses in support of business recovery.

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About the Host

Lorna Kibbey

Lorna Kibbey is a content speaker and author, who focuses on helping leaders develop their most important, and most complex resources, people! Lorna designs and delivers leadership seminars and motivational keynotes to a variety of audiences. She is certified to conduct workplace assessments; workshops for teams; and workshops for all levels of employees, using Everything DiSC™.

Lorna has first‐hand experience in dealing with the most difficult situations managers face. She served as a leader and manager for more than 24 years in the public sector and ten years as coordinator for FSBDC's Small Business Network at Florida Gulf Coast University. Her years of experience in the public sector, combined with years of practice in all types of organizations have made her the leadership expert she is today. In fact, she “wrote the book” on becoming a better boss. Her book, “Becoming a Better Boss - Your Guidebook to 25 Fundamental Management Responsibilities” was published in 2019.

Lorna earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from the University of Cincinnati.

Lorna is an active member in the National Speaker’s Association and a long-time chapter leader for the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Southwest Florida. She is the Immediate Past State President of the Florida Society of Certified Public Managers and the 2019/2020 Dean of the Florida Speaker’s Association speaker academy.

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