This session will discuss the seven principles that set effective young professionals apart: The Endowment Effect; Making the Most of Mentoring; Networking With a Purpose; Responding to Change; Keeping Your Skills Sharp; Developing a Service Mindset; and Adding Contribution, Not Just Effort. The panel will discuss real-life case studies to apply the seven principles. Participants will walk away with actionable steps to plan and achieve their career goals.
Identify crucial behaviors for building a rewarding professional career;
Apply practical ideas to enhance personal effectiveness;
Recognize people who can support professonals, be a resource, and bring perspective;
Articulate how professionals unique abilities contribute to organization’s mission and vision.
Stephanie Buckingham is an Associate Professional in Talent Development and is part of Freese and Nichols’ Organizational Development team. She is responsible for designing and delivering training for Freese and Nichols employees, clients and community members in the areas where they serve. Her training focuses on Communication, Personality Styles, Emotional Intelligence, and Ethics. Stephanie is a VitalSmarts certified Crucial Conversations and Crucial Accountability trainer. She also serves on the Association for Talent Development’s Program Advisory Council for the Annual International Conference and Exposition.
Garrett Johnston is part of Freese and Nichols’ Resiliency Design team. He is a stormwater engineer with nine years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic stormwater modeling, drainage master plans, benefit-cost analysis, and design of flood mitigation projects. He was awarded the 2016 Young Engineer of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), is a 2017 alumnus of the TSPE’s PE Leadership Institute, and currently serves as Region III Representative on the TSPE State MATHCOUNTS Committee.