Upcoming events

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Redstone Federal Credit Union 220 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL

    Speaker: Tom Adair

           Tom has 30 plus years’ experience which include leading initiatives at Toyota, the United States Air Force, pharmaceutical and foam manufacturing, hospitals, long term healthcare, elementary schools, colleges and utility power companies.

           Tom is one of only three original Toyota master trainers to develop the Practical Problem Solving methodology. 

           At Toyota, Tom focused upon developing courses for problem solving, team building, meeting facilitation, instructional techniques, quality circles, standardization, conflict management and other tools and techniques of lean systems (Toyota Production System).  

           He assisted in implementing problem solving techniques for the Scott County School System (in Kentucky) for grades Kindergarten through the Twelfth Grade. This was the first program in the United States designed to develop students in communication, teamwork, and problem solving.

           Tom developed, implemented, and administered the first quality circle program for Toyota in North America.  Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan calls him the “Father of Quality Circles in North America.” He was the first person outside of Japan to chair the Toyota International Quality Circle Convention which hosted eighteen countries with Toyota plants. 

           He has served as the Quality Circle resource for all North American Toyota plants, writing policy and training team members, supervisors and management.  He holds many master trainer certificates.

           Tom retired from Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. and wrote the book “SOLVED!  An Approach to Situational Practical Problem Solving.”  It was published July 5, 2018.  The book teaches proper problem solving and critical thinking skills thought the use of case histories.

    The Objectives for the Attendees Are:

    1. To learn why Toyota developed a new kind of problem solving methodology.

    2. To be able to identify the signs, symptoms, and pitfalls of poor problem solving.

    3. To learn why 60% of college graduates don’t have critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    4. To ask critical questions and use critical reasoning in problem solving.

    5. To learn how to properly solve problems from the case histories presented.

Past events

04 Dec 2018 Charity Event: Friends of 400
13 Nov 2018 Personality, Poise, & Prejudice: The Science of Predicting Potential-- SHRM CP credits
25 Oct 2018 Session 2: See, Do, Get…Using the Power of Visual Models and Storytelling to Get Meaningful Training Results.--SHRM-CP Credits
18 Sep 2018 Developing Your Leadership Point of View
21 Aug 2018 Managing the Training Function
09 Aug 2018 Digital Learning
17 Jul 2018 Developing Talent Within our Organizations---SHRM PDC credits
14 Jun 2018 Training Principle and Technology Trends--- 2 SHRM-CP credits
15 May 2018 See, Do, Get…Using the Power of Visual Models and Storytelling to Get Meaningful Training Results.--SHRM-CP Credits
17 Apr 2018 Introduction to LinkedIn ---SHRM CP credits
12 Apr 2018 The Case for Conversation
20 Mar 2018 High Performing Employees for a High Performing Organization--SHRM CP credits
26 Feb 2018 (copy) Learning Technology Evening Event Early Bird Package #2
22 Feb 2018 Learning Technology Evening Event Early Bird Package #1
20 Feb 2018 Where's the Edge of the Box-- SHRM CP credits
16 Jan 2018 Ice Breaker Challenge
05 Dec 2017 Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Alabama/ Attend and Win Drawing-- MUST be present to win
14 Nov 2017 Self Development on Steroids: Write Your Own Roadmap
17 Oct 2017 Why Mentoring Matters
19 Sep 2017 Understanding Organizational Culture
15 Aug 2017 Change Management
08 Aug 2017 Tale of GM Reinventing Labor-Management Relationships/Making action step that will drive motivation.
18 Jul 2017 Coaching: An Essential Tool for Effective Talent Development
20 Jun 2017 Leveraging the Power of Storytelling for Business Success
13 Jun 2017 The Role of Communication in Creating Employee Engagement
16 May 2017 Well-being and the Workforce
18 Apr 2017 7 Principles for Making Relationships Work: At Home and at Work
11 Apr 2017 Employee Engagement and the Multi-Generational Work Force
21 Mar 2017 The Neuroscience of Learning
14 Mar 2017 "Engagement is For Everybody! Understanding the Big Picture of Employee Engagement and Why You should care about it!
21 Feb 2017 Icebreaker Challenge 2017
11 Feb 2017 The Employee Engagement Experience. Early Bird Special #2
13 Dec 2016 Community Event - Charity Fundraiser for The Link of Cullman County
15 Nov 2016 Maximizing Employee Performance: Reaching Beyond Traditional Tools and Leveraging New Trends
18 Oct 2016 Moving Your Career Forward with Talent Development Trends
20 Sep 2016 Unleash the Power of Your Value
13 Sep 2016 Developing Your Personal Brand and Marketing Yourself
16 Aug 2016 A CEO's Perspective of Career Management
19 Jul 2016 Using Models as a Training Technique
21 Jun 2016 Earning your CPLP as Part of a Learning Team.
17 May 2016 Get UNSTUCK: Become a High Performing Leader with Sports Psychologist, Dr. Jim Andrews
19 Apr 2016 Build That High Performing Team with Sports Psychologist, Dr. Mat Park
15 Mar 2016 Leadership...Leading Yourself...Leading and Working With (and for) Others
15 Mar 2016 Take your Career to the Next Level (5 Session Package Deal)
16 Feb 2016 Employee potential is unlocked by utilizing personal development coaching techniques
19 Jan 2016 Sure Fire Techniques that HURT a Training Department. How ROI creates Training Success with Dr. Patti Phillips
17 Nov 2015 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop - How Knowing Your MBTI Makes You a Better Team Member
20 Oct 2015 Emotional Intelligence - Your Leadership Advantage
15 Sep 2015 Uncommon Ways to Grow Your Leadership
18 Aug 2015 How Gamification Increases Employee Learning and Engagement with Dutch Driver
21 Jul 2015 Organizational Development Benefits to the Huntsville City Schools
16 Jun 2015 Curriculum and Instructional Design 101
21 Apr 2015 Networking as a Leadership Skill
31 Mar 2015 Re-Patterning Culture
18 Nov 2014 Trends in Executive Development "CANCELLED"
21 Oct 2014 High Order Thought
16 Sep 2014 YBTC - Panel Discussion
19 Aug 2014 Execute, Evaluate and Sustain Your Plan
15 Jul 2014 Change Management
17 Jun 2014 Organizational Assessment Tools

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