Past Webinars

Get ready to learn from your desk. CHART offers free webinars every other month to provide you with additional resources and solutions to help you make even more of an impact at your job. Using our highest ranked conference speakers, partners and members, you can hear best people practices, solutions and innovations and without leaving your own office. Mark your calendars now for the 2nd Wednesday of every other month at 1 pm EST. Details and log-in information will be posted in advance.

Winning the Talent War with Enlightened Hospitality
Erin Moran, Chief Culture Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group
Peter (PK) Kirwan, Chief Marketing Officer, Wisetail LMS
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 2:00 PM EST (Note Time Change)

Hiring talented people is crucial to success in the hospitality industry. But retaining those people is just as important. These challenges are the reality of the modern hospitality workforce, and they make it even more difficult for you to find the future leaders of your organization.

In this webinar, Wisetail partners with Erin Moran, Chief Culture Officer at Union Square Hospitality Group, to answer some of your toughest restaurant questions. What's the Millennial mindset when considering where to start a career? What are the most important factors in accepting a job? How does culture play a role?

We'll answer those questions, and we'll show you how to win the talent war with the Enlightened Hospitality philosophy.

 

Mobile & Micro Learning: Keeping up with the Modern Workforce
Matthew Brown, Director, Hot Schedules Train
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:00 PM EST

The workforce is changing. And the training and development landscape is evolving to keep up. Although traditional classroom and shadowing may never fully go away, long-form training is getting a bite-sized makeover to better serve the millennial workforce. We’ll take a look at how you can build and incorporate micro-learning into your training and development programs, and discuss the benefits that come from this popular learning format.

Make Time for Success
Melanie Johnson
Manager of Training and Program Development, Rubios Restaurants
Wednesday, February 8, 2017   1:00 PM EST

There is just never enough time! The "Make Time for Success" webinar approaches the topic of time management in a fun, realistic and empowering way. You will leave this presentation with actionable tactics that you can implement right away to help you reach your personal and professional goals.

Trends in Hospitality Training & Development: New Insights & Fresh Perspectives
Curt Archambault, People & Performance Strategies
Jen Swan, First Watch Restaurant
Melissa Doolin-Koehne, TDn2K
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 1:00 PM EST

While current economic indicators for our industry paint a concerning picture, it is important to stay up-to-date on trends affecting your job and your organization’s profitability. Join these three top-notch, engaging presenters to delve into the most recent trends in hospitality training.
 
Along with interactive live attendee polling during the session (which will give you insight on how you compare to others), new information from TDn2K will be presented, along with the Trends in Hospitality Training Study results released last year by CHART and TDn2K. Workforce challenges, such as the shortage of employees, turnover and retention, minimum wage, generational issues, and orientation, will be discussed.
 
There is a reason this session and these presenters were rated so highly at the Charleston CHART conference this past summer! You will learn a lot and come away with some great takeaways – without ever leaving your desk!.

 

Culture Love: Why Being the Restaurant of Choice Means Putting Culture First Mary Kay Hyde, Vice President of Marketing, HotSchedules
Tom Frank, Owner, Round World Manager
October 12, 2016

In order for your customers to love your restaurant, you have to have employees that love working for you.
Join this session to hear from culture engineer, Tom Frank, who will share his insights and suggestions for ways to motivate managers and team members to be ambassadors for your brand and culture.

 

LMS Guide for Millennials, by Millennials
Peter (PK) Kirwan, Director of Marketing, Wisetail LMS
Juniper Emnet, Developer & Millennial, Wisetail LMS
August 10, 2016

A guide to engage with Millennials in your LMS from the perspective of a Millennial. Since they've become the largest share of the American workforce, exactly how to connect with Millennials via online learning has been a piping hot topic for eLearning experts, L&D professionals, and hospitality trainers - most of whom are not Millennials themselves. The ideas in this presentation answer this question, "I'm a Millennial, do you want to know how to reach me with your LMS?"

Within the hospitality industry the need to understand this younger segment is even more important and we will work through five key areas where you can improve your connection to the Millennials in your organization.

Blow Them Away With Discrepant Events!
Becky Rice, White Castle
June 8, 2016

An attention getting, thought-provoking approach to initiate inquiry is through the use of discrepant events. A discrepant event is a demonstration that puzzles the observer, causing him or her to wonder why the event occurs as it did. These situations leave the observer at a loss to explain what has taken place.  This propels the observer to become thoroughly engaged and want to learn more.  It is from this platform that real learning can now take place. Attend this webinar to learn all about discrepant events and how you can use them to enhance any learning situation!

Building Trust for Solid Team Performance

Curt Archambault, People & Performance Strategies

April 13, 2016 

Does your team have integrity? Does your team have good intent? What are the capabilities of your team? Does your team get results you desire? If you find your team lacking in any of these areas, this webinar is the place to begin.



“Solid Team Performance Is Built on Trust”, participants are introduced to 7 Strategies to building trust within their work teams and organizations. Based on the teachings of Patrick Lencioni, in the best-selling business book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this webinar will help individuals understand their own responsibility to create and maintain an environment that promotes high trust. Trust is the foundation on which all high-performing teams are built and a high-performing team is the real and ultimate competitive advantage today!



Even if you are not the formal leader of the team or of your department there are things you can do to influence the level of trust in your organization. Building trust starts with you and though it sounds easy, it is hard work and takes focus. Join us for this webinar to get the strategies to build trust that builds high-performing teams.




Empowering Team Members with the Ability to Speak English

Christine San Juan, Head of HR & Training, Caffe Nero Americas

February 10, 2016 



Immigrant / Non-English speaking workers make up a large portion of our work teams.  Many are well educated in their home countries; however, their lack of English skills, both written and oral, prevent them from achieving career progression.  Join this free webinar to explore ways you may be able to identify, develop, and implement programs that teach your valuable team members English.  You are able to impact the bottom line in your business when you are able to improve a team members ability to communicate effectively.  



Key speaking points: 
Industry statistics, Getting started
, Available resources, 
Results

 

Interviewing That Rock: How to Amp Up or Revolutionize Your Interviewing Skills
Jim Knight, Managing Partner, People Forward
December 9, 2015

Learn specific standards and best practices to dramatically improve a manager’s specific interviewing skills when hiring potential staff-level new hires. Whether you’re an interviewing novice or an extremely competent manager, this session is guaranteed to amp up your skills in one of the weakest skill-sets in the industry. If you’re on the hunt to develop confidence and consistency in how you (or your team) interviews, come check out what all the noise is about.

Jim Knight, Managing Partner of PeopleForward, will act as a thought-starter for the session and facilitate proven techniques garnered from working with rock star brands in the industry, known for hiring “right fit” employees. He will use the visceral backdrop of well-known companies, including Hard Rock International, via his 21-year run with that brand as the head of Training & Development, as a platform to discuss detailed techniques to positively transform a person’s competencies…ensuring that great hiring decisions are made for the brand.

Key concepts will include:

  • Setting the Stage
  • Effective Interviewing Collateral
  • Hiring “Rock Stars” (not Lip-Synchers)
  • Application Best Practices
  • 4 Areas of an Interview
  • Steps to an Effective Interview
  • The Turn-Off Statement
  • Putting it into Practice

Webinar Recording & Presentation

Development in Quick Bites - Developing Your People in 5 Minute Focal Points
Christin Myers, COO
Creative Restaurant Solutions, Inc
October 14, 2015


The 2014 TDN2K and CHART survey indicated, and Creative Restaurant Solutions, Inc's exit interview data supports the notion that development is an area of opportunity across our industries. More often than not, the reason development is lacking is due to lack of time and/or resources. But what if you could develop others in quick bites (we call them 5 Minute Focal Points)? It can be fun, it can be easy, and everyone stands to learn something! Join us to learn more about how to develop others in quick bites!

 

"Trends in Hospitality Training and Development” Report 
August 12, 2015

The 2015 Trends in Hospitality Training & Development Study shows that effective training is making a difference in terms of reducing turnover, fostering a stronger more skilled workforce, and providing a better customer experience.

This report, conducted by CHART and TDn2K, highlights a number of key findings, most notably:

  • It Pays to Train the Trainer. Increasing an organization’s budget to train certified trainers can reduce turnover by about 25 percent.
  • Orientation IS Opportunity. Those that spend more than four hours on new hire orientation enjoy, on average, 13 percent lower turnover than their counterparts.
  • E-Learning on the Rise. More organizations are turning to e-learning as part of their training suite, using it for knowledge leveling, validation and testing, and compliance. More than 85 percent of full- and limited- service restaurants and 50 percent of hotel and lodging companies report e-learning opportunities to employees are increasing in their organizations.

Not Your Father's Leadership
John Isbell, Director of Training, Logan's Roadhouse
June 10, 2015

If you are still leading like our father's did in their day - you are probably failing.  Join John Isbell as he takes a look at the difference in Leadership during "the good old days" and today.  He will give you helpful tips on keeping today's employee engaged and how to make yourself a more well-rounded leader.  You'll discuss managment vs. leadership, today's employee climate, and ways to attract and retain amazing talent in today's competitive marketplace.  OK - maybe not that last one - he's only got 45 minutes!  But join him anyway because he'll definitely talk about all the other stuff.  We think...

E-Mail – There is a Right Way to Do It!
Gabe Hosler, Director of Training, Rubio’s Restaurants
April 8, 2015

Have you ever been frustrated by your Inbox?  Not sure how to get your message across?  Or not getting the answers that you need?  In this interactive presentation you will discover the secrets to both sending and making sure that you receive the most effective and appropriate e-mail messages.  The stuff that your mother taught you about how to communicate nicely on the playground…brought into the modern age.

Hire, Train, Reward, Retain!
TJ Schier, President, SMART Restaurant Group, Which Wich Franchisee
February 11, 2015

To provide more value to your organization, expand the impact of your training focus. This session will provide easy, actionable tools and tactics in the areas of hiring, on-going training and incentives/rewards to ensure your managers hire more effectively, have simple tools to train DAILY and a reward system tied to driving business results. Learn how to expand what you are working on to help solve your company’s problems and ensure you are a training superstar! 

Hospitality E-learning Deep Dive
Patrick Yearout, Ivar's Restaurants and Cindy Poulos, DiscoverLink
November 12, 2014