• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR
Valerie M. Grubb

Valerie M. Grubb

Organization - Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd.


Peace, Love & Influence: 8 Steps to Get Results When You Don't Have Direct Authority


Learning Objectives

1. How to effectively communicate the "why" of the project across your entire organization

2. From your receptionist to the C-Suite: inspiring non-HR employees to share your vision

3. Recognizing resistance to change and how to overcome it


Getting stuff done in the office can be challenging even under the best of circumstances. Everyone has their own priorities and deadlines, however, you've also got your own projects and getting them successfully implemented typically requires assistance from employees who don't work for you. This is where your powers of influence and persuasion can help!

Being able to influence people through communication, engagement persuasion and relationship-building is essential for the rising HR leader, particularly when leading organization-wide initiatives. We'll review a tried-and-true blueprint for mobilizing your co-workers and engaging them to rally around your priorities!

In this highly interactive workshop, we'll review strategies to help you influence without authority for your projects AND your career.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Effectively communicate the "why" of the project
  2. Inspire others to share your vision
  3. Recognize resistance to change - and overcome it
  4. Adapt your communication style to the person you're influencing
  5. Invest in relationships with others and get a return on that investment
  6. Upgrade your active listening skills and body language
  7. Go beyond logic and appeal to emotions
  8. Use "constructive persuasion" to change viewpoints


Valerie M. Grubb is the Principal of Val Grubb & Associates Ltd. which she founded after holding a succession of leadership roles within major corporations including NBC Universal, Oxygen Media, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Rolls-Royce, plc. She is an innovative and visionary operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes, and human capital issues that can hamper a company's growth. Val regularly consults for start-ups wishing to expand and mid-range companies seeking efficiencies in back-office operations. Her expertise and vibrant style are also in constant demand for executive coaching and corporate training.

Valerie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and obtained her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She remains highly involved with the Kelley School as an active member of the Dean's Advisory Council. She also serves on the Board of the New Orleans Film Society. Valerie's first book, Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel (Greenleaf, October 2015), chronicles her experiences traveling with her octogenarian Mom and her second book entitled Clash of the Generations: Managing in the New Workplace Reality (Wiley, October 2016) offers direction to new and seasoned managers on how to motivate and engage four generations in the office.

Conference Details

Conference Location
  • Kalahari Resorts
    7000 Kalahari Drive
    Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Date and Time
  • September 13, 2017
    Begins at 9:00 AM
  • Through...
  • September 15, 2017
    Ends at 3:00 PM