For Meeting Planners

We love meeting planners…

In fact, Cara used to be one! We understand the logistics side, so this page has the most-requested info for clients who have ALREADY BOOKED US. Email our Program Manager, Tiffanie DeVarso, if you’d like your material customized or need something not on this page.

For future clients who have NOT YET BOOKED US, call Sarah at 502-741-3288 to discuss whether what we do for other organizations could be a fit for your group.

Speaker Bios

Bio/Intro: Cara Silletto, MBA
Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, is the president of Crescendo Strategies, a firm committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making leaders more effective in their roles. Cara currently sits in a unique sweet spot for her specialty of bridging the great generational divide, because she is an early Millennial herself, born in 1981, yet she is equipped with an MBA and more than 14 years of experience learning the unwritten expectations of older managers and business owners in order to advance her own career. Workforce Magazine named Cara a “Game Changer” and named her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch.” Cara is also the author of the 2018 book, “Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.”

Bio/Intro: Leah Brown
Leah Brown is a Talent Retention Strategist for Crescendo Strategies, a Louisville-based firm committed to reducing unnecessary employee turnover for clients across multiple industries. Leah has 25 years of experience teaching, training, and facilitating improved leadership performance through organizations such as Dale Carnegie, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the International Center for Corporate Learning at Sullivan University. Leah was recognized for her professional impact when Louisville’s Business First Magazine included her in their “20 People to Know in Education/Workforce Development” list. Leah is the contributing author of the 2018 book, “Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.”

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Cara Silletto
Cara Silletto, MBA
Leah Brown
Leah Brown

Most Popular Session Titles, Descriptions & Learning Objectives

Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer

While some of today’s workforce is made up of deep-rooted, dependable staff, a larger number of positions are now a revolving door of employee turnover. Workforce thought leaders from Crescendo Strategies will share insight on why staffing is so challenging today and additional ways to gain greater staffing stability. Join us to learn how to slow the revolving door, more effectively manage the impending shorter-term workforce, and maximize the time you have with each employee.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover current employee turnover trends and future staffing projections
  • Uncover the real reasons employees leave most organizations and ways to encourage them to stay
  • Learn ways to become a M.A.G.N.E.T. employer who attracts better applicants and keeps staff longer

They Drive Me Crazy! The Millennial Story You HAVEN’T Heard

Millennials (workers under 37) are now the largest generational cohort in the workforce, and that they’ll outnumber the Boomers and GenXers combined by 2020. But in this session, you’ll hear a unique perspective on the Millennial mindset, the Millennial’s side!

Hear first-hand stories about the real issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (technology, authority, balance, loyalty and entitlement). This program fuels an eye-opening discussion about which traditional business principles may need a revamp to be effective in today’s changing workplace. This session is a must-see for those who need to retain the talent they can’t afford to lose.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the generational cohorts and reasons each group’s definition of “professionalism” varies
  • Calculate the rising cost of employee turnover
  • Uncover why Millennials think and act so differently than previous generations and how exactly those generational differences are showing up in the workplace
  • Take away strategies for improving management effectiveness in order to reduce unnecessary employee turnover, particularly among the youngest generation in the organization

Full-Day Workforce Summit

Tired of the revolving door of employee turnover? Wish your staff understood what professionalism meant? If so, join us for our Workforce Summit, where we’ll tackle your staffing challenges head on!

Come learn insights about the shifting demographics of the workforce, employees’ evolving expectations, and strategies for improving staffing stability and reducing unnecessary employee turnover. We’ll also dive into the mindset of your Millennial workers, those under 37, to explain exactly why they think and work so differently than previous generations.

By the time you leave this workshop, you’ll discover the true cost of employee turnover, know how to assess your brand as an employer and walk away with realistic plans for improving your workforce woes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the current and shifting workforce demographics
  • Discuss the evolution of employee expectations over the past decade
  • Learn how generational differences impact the workforce and why today’s youngest generation of workers thinks and acts differently than previous generations
  • Discover strategies for reducing unnecessary employee turnover and increasing staffing stability

AV Info

We’re low maintenance and our AV needs are simple…

Please provide a projector and screen.

Your speaker will bring her own laptop with the adapters needed to plug into VGA and/or HDMI cabling. No audio/video is played from our devices. And we always carry thumb drives with us to transfer our PowerPoint files over to your system, if needed.

If your audience is larger than 50 people, a wireless lapel microphone is requested. And if we’re doing an interactive workshop or breakout session with an audience larger than 100, an additional handheld wireless microphone would be great for enhanced audience interaction.

Articles to Use

Want to share Cara and Leah’s articles before or after a program to build excitement and extend the momentum of our programs? Here are a few you’re welcome to add to your own publications.

Please include our photos and bios with the articles.

Who’s the Real Flight Risk? – Cara Silletto – 900 and 425 Words

Don’t Be an Angry Dentist – Leah Brown – 475 Words

The New Management Mindset – Cara Silletto – 1800 Words

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