Trying to navigate the workplace ZOO can be overwhelming, especially for HR professionals.  The Lions want it done THEIR way — and fast; the Peacocks think everything should be fun and color-coded; the Lambs take on more than they can possibly do in a day; and the Owls are slow, quiet and cordial — then ZAP you with an email later!

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2018    7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. Registration)
  • Place:   Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS  **New Location**
  • Cost:     $30 meeting fee, which includes breakfast buffet

Believe it or not, each of these perceived negatives is an incredible strength, that when understood, helps your team to thrive. Discover ZOO-ology and learn why some team members want all the details, while others just want the bottom line, and why some feel the office environment should be fun, while others believe it should be serious.

Join EPNKC and our guest speaker, Cindy Kubica, as she helps you understand what motivates the animals in your ZOO so you can capitalize on their unique strengths.  Cindy is a stress expert and whole health energy coach.  She is also the co-founder and host of a global online talk show and community called Energized Living Today, which reaches tens of thousands of people around the world.  Among Cindy’s seven books are:  In Search of Normal: Moving Life from Chaos to Clarity | Fit to Communicate: Strength Training for Your Attitude | Career Compass for Women | I Want a Love Story to Happen to Me | and Motivation: Up Yours, Here’s How.  Reducing workplace stress starts with understanding your human ZOO by gaining a deeper understanding of:

  • The strengths of the four primary ‘power animals’
  • How to motive people using their own natural tendencies
  • How to choose the ‘right’ key to open communication and invite in cooperation
  • How to quickly identify which animal you are talking to
  • How to defuse someone when they are stressed or under pressure

When you embrace this knowledge, you’ll be able to give others the best of you, not the stressed of you.

This program has been approved for HRCI Recertification Credit. Hours Awarded: 1.5 General Credit Hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HRCI®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”  This program has also been awarded 1.5 PDCs (Professional Development Credits) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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Event Date/Time:

  • Thursday, June 14th, 2018    7:30 – 9:30 a.m. (7 a.m. Registration)
  • Place:   Overland Park Convention Center, 6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS    **New Location**
  • Cost:    $30 meeting fee, which includes breakfast buffet

Payment Options: When you register, you may choose to: pay your meeting fee at the door (cash or check only) OR pay immediately upon registration online with a credit card, debit card or PayPal account via our secure PayPal link.

EPN ‘s cancellation policy:  If you must cancel your reservation please do so no later than 24-hours before the event.  We are required to turn in the number of registered attendees to our vendor for planning purposes and must pay for the number of attendees we anticipate, whether they attend or not.   As a not-for-profit organization we simply can’t afford to pay for no-shows.  Thanks for understanding!

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