“The easy days ahead of you will be easy. It is the hard days — the times that challenge you to your very core — that will determine who you are. You will be defined not just by what you achieve, but by how you survive.”
– Sheryl Sandberg
Jada Willis is the Founder & CEO of Willis HR, an outsourced HR Consulting firm in Columbia, SC. She has established herself as a thought leader on remote work, team productivity, and transforming company culture. Jada is the author of “Pantless Nation: HR Guidance for Mastering Remote work” and the host of the international podcast, “HR after Dark: Solving the People Problems that Keep You Up at Night.”
Jada’s passion is contagious and she has a heart for training leaders. Her knowledge is derived from 15+ years of proven success in HR roles within Fortune 100 organizations. Most notably, Verizon and Target Corporation. Jada holds a Master's of Arts in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.
Jada believes in the importance of serving and mentoring others; she focuses on social causes such as, hunger, working poor, economic opportunity and empowerment. Jada is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Harvest Hope Food Bank and a Member of the McNair Institute for Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise-Partnership Council. She is committed to leaving people and places better than how she found them.

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HR Best Practices for Mastering a Remote Workforce

Participants will learn how to improve team communication and cohesiveness, ensure individual and team productivity, establish a remote work culture of employee engagement/accountability, utilize technology and tools to make remote working more effective, apply HR policies to a distributed workforce, and more.

Influential Leadership: How to Be the Most Effective Leader in 2021

What it means to be a leader continues to be redefined. Ensure your team evolves and is equipped with the leadership capabilities that reflect the values of the organization. Participants will learn the differences between managing and leading, how to navigate daily obstacles, and reach unprecedented results while reaching their team.

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By understanding the personality traits, triggers, and motivators of your team, you can leverage these insights to engage, grow, and retain employees. This interactive session serves as both a development opportunity and a team-building activity.

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Accountability is an important ingredient in creating a healthy workplace culture. Leaders will learn how to effectively provide feedback, set expectations, coach, and follow-through on employee development. Participants will be able to instantly implement best practices after completing this session.