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TCSHRM - November Program & Panel: HR Hot Topics & Trends

  • 8 Nov 2018
  • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Northland Center 3600 American Blvd. Bloomington, Minnesota 55431

TCSHRM - November Program & Panel: HR Hot Topics & Trends


2:15-2:45 p.m.    Registration and networking
2:45-4:00 p.m.    Workshop
4:00-4:15 p.m.    Break
4:15-5:00 p.m.    Panel and Q&A 

How Senior Leaders Impact and Build Successful Cultures: Transform Attitudes and Actions

As an HR leader, corporate culture just may be the most important item on your agenda, but it’s not likely to be a line item on your budget. It is frequently addressed in meetings, but the least acted upon. Culture is the thing that you do when you have the time or a little extra budget. However, we all know that the right corporate culture provides the foundation for sustainable growth and profit. Successful corporate culture is not a mission statement on the wall or merely defined by the work environment you create. Fads like installing a ping pong table, open creative space, or free craft beer is not what makes a great corporate culture.

Today, leaders need to provide so much more to create a culture that engages their workforce – they need to have the right attitudes and do the right things to ensure their culture is the right one for the given business environment.  Driving a culture that engages employees is a critical element for success and the fundamental responsibility of leaders. Join thought leaders at Dale Carnegie who will help you discover ways to create a culture that engages employees and uncover the attitudes and behaviors that can set your organization apart.

This interactive workshop will provide easy-to-understand insights:

  • Discover the findings from a study recently conducted by Dale Carnegie to better understand senior leaders’ perceptions about corporate culture.
  • Learn steps that leaders at every level can take to create, maintain and execute a culture that engages employees.
  • Analyze the right attitudes and strategies to ensure your culture fits your business environment.
  • Explore what actions other leaders are taking to drive an engaged culture and what you can do to enhance your own culture.


Sarah Olson, Vice President of Human Resources - Walker Methodist

Sarah Olson is the Vice President of Human Resources at Walker Methodist and has been part of the team since April 2015.

As Vice President of Human Resources, Sarah leads her team in supporting Walker Methodist through a consultative, innovative, and adaptable approach to ensure solutions are in alignment with Walker Methodist’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Sarah is known for building solid business relationships throughout the organization from the Board, to Leadership team, and front-line employees. Prior to her time at Walker Methodist, Sarah worked at Affinity Plus Credit Union, Science Museum of Minnesota, and C.H. Robinson. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and a Masters of Arts from Ottawa University, Kansas. 

Joy Linsday - VP, Human Resources - Liberty Diversified International (LDI)

Joy Linsday is a member of the LDI executive management team and oversees human resource functions for all LDI businesses. She leads talent acquisition and development, total rewards and employee communications as part of her human resources duties.

Linsday joined LDI from Carlson Companies, where she was Vice President of Human Resources for their Global Hotels business unit. Prior to that, she held executive positions with Creative Memories, Deephaven Capital Management, Ameriprise Financial and UnitedHealth Group.

Linsday’s Bachelor’s degree is from the University of South Florida and her Master of Business Administration degree is from the University of Tampa’s John H. Sykes College of Business. She has a Senior Professional of Human Resource (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute and serves as a board member for Coffeehouse Press, a local book publisher and is a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement Upper Midwest.

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