Leadership Conversations - Mulberry



Upcoming Mulberry Leadership Conversations

Join the Mulberry Talent Partners team and Alex Kerr, a Learning and Development Consultant, for a Mulberry Leadership Conversation on Tuesday, November 10th from 12:00pm – 12:30pm PST. In this conversation, we will cover:

  • Mapping the pain points you and your team want to solve through training
  • Identifying who on your team needs training and the best ways to engage them
  • Aligning your learning objectives to your pain points
  • Rapid-prototyping the outline to your training session

Alex Kerr is a Learning and Development Consultant here in Portland. Recent projects include creating a massive e-learning curriculum for Nike’s legal team and coaching a new University of Oregon professor as he prepared to launch their Sustainable Supply Chain course. He began his career training educators in an under-funded school district in Memphis, Tennessee. There he fell in love with supporting high-performing teams to become learning organizations. Today he does this by coaching Subject Matter Experts like you to turn their intuition into codified, approachable training for their teams.


Past Mulberry Leadership Conversations

Insider Tips on Making Employee Benefits Communication Engaging

Join the Mulberry Talent Partners team and Jill Freeman, a seasoned Employee Experience Consultant, for a Mulberry Leadership Conversation. Employee benefits are more important than ever to employees and their families. While benefits material can be a little dull, your communication doesn’t have to be! Gain simple ways to refresh and enhance all types of benefits communication.   In this conversation, you’ll learn:

  • Tips on making benefits communication engaging, even if you aren’t a marketer
  • See great examples of effective benefits communication
  • Gain insight on creating engaging communication of things like workplace safety procedures, flu shot reminders, and tips on staying healthy
Surprise bonus: Two attendees will win a 90-minute one-on-one consulting session with Jill! 

Jill has spent 20+ years on human resources teams for large employers. She’s been involved in the full spectrum of total rewards including health plan design, benefits supplier management, compliance, compensation, and leave programs for JELD-WEN, Les Schwab Tires, and Nike.

Her experience gave her first-hand insight into the value of effective and engaging benefits communication on the overall employee experience. For the past five years, she’s repurposed her benefits background to support a talented creative team generating benefits and compensation communication for a Fortune 500 client. She also works on an HR and benefits consulting team with public and private sector clients.


Managing Workplace Tension During a Pandemic & Election Season

The Mulberry Talent Partners team and Portland-based attorney, Rich Meneghello, held an interactive Leadership Conversation on managing unprecedented workplace tension this election season. In this conversation, we covered:

  • The current climate
  • Common misconceptions & the law
  • Developing an action-plan

Rich Meneghello is a Portland-based attorney with the national employment law firm Fisher Phillips. He serves as the firm’s Senior Director of Content, producing thought leadership pieces (blog posts, legal alerts, newsletter articles, etc.) on the firm’s website – which means he has his finger on the pulse of the latest trends and developments in workplace law. He has counseled and represented employers in Oregon and across the country for 24 years and always looks to offer practical solutions to workplace problems.


September 29, 2020 – Productivity Tools for Managing a Remote Workforce – Adi Klevit
  • Tips and best practices for time management
  • Organization and productivity tools to use right away
  • Managing your team’s productivity while working remote
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