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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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Seminar Title:  Constructive Accountability with Positive Results
Date:  August 26 from 9:00 - noon (lunch is included)
Registration Link:
Cost:  FREE

Seminar overview

One of the most important factors in developing employee engagement is establishing workplace accountability. With accountability, you get better results, improved teamwork and focus on organizational goals. Without it, you get low productivity, finger-pointing, missed deadlines and poor retention.

The term accountability has long had a negative connotation attached to it. When used correctly, constructive accountability can lead to higher productivity and commitment to work.

This seminar addresses ways to establish constructive accountability and create an atmosphere where accountability is rewarded.

  • Accountability for Results
  • Shedding the negative stereotype of accountability
  • The benefit of the accountable employee
  • Creating the culture for success
  • Developing Your Accountability Action Plan (AAP)
  • Refining the performance review process
  • Defining boundaries for success
  • Rewarding the accountable employee

Catered lunch to follow!

About the Instructor
Jon Buck is a Business Skills and Applications Instructor at New Horizons of Minnesota. His education philosophy is centered on using multiple learning styles to make material familiar and relevant to each student. Jon uses his training background in the government and private sectors to deliver effective training in management, human resources, communication, time management, customer service, team building and employee development. He also specializes in design and media technologies and curriculum development. Jon's past employers include the United States Air Force, where he trained more than 350 officers and enlisted members in established processes and procedures, and U.S. Bank, where he trained managers and trainers in presentation skills and Adobe technologies.

Jon specializes in the following subject areas:

  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Communication
  • Time Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Business/Technical Writing
  • Negotiation
  • Customer Service
  • Team Building
  • Curriculum Development 

Executives, managers, supervisors, HR generalists, project leaders, or anyone who is responsible for overseeing employee productivity and satisfaction.

Posted on Monday, August 18, 2008 2:19 PM | Back to top

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