Webvent Academy

Bringing Professionals Together

Remote Work, Rising Stress, and the Critical Need for Connection

Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Michael Stallard, President and Cofounder, E Pluribus Partners/Connection Culture Group and Katie Stallard, Partner, Connection Culture Group

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Greater remote work and rising stress make the need for human connection urgent. Connection protects individuals’ emotional and physical health and boosts their performance. In this webcast, you will learn:

  • How human connection affects your emotional and physical health and your performance
  • How to assess your current level of connection
  • A simple, memorable, and actionable model to create a culture of connection
  • Practices to tap into the power of human connection that will help you and your organization thrive


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Michael Stallard
Michael Stallard

President and Cofounder, E Pluribus Partners/Connection Culture Group

Michael Lee Stallard is co-founder and president of E Pluribus Partners and Connection Culture Group. He is a keynote speaker, workshop leader, coach, and consultant for a wide variety of organizations, including Costco, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NASA, Texas Christian University, Turner Construction, the U.S. Air Force, Qualcomm, the U.S. Department of Treasury, and Yale New Haven Health. He is the author of Connection Culture, the primary author of Fired Up or Burned Out: How to Reignite Your Team’s Passion, Creativity, and Productivity, and a contributor to several books including What Managers Say, What Employees Hear: Connecting With Your Front Line (So They’ll Connect With Customers) and the ASTD Management Development Handbook.

Katie  Stallard
Katie Stallard

Partner, Connection Culture Group

Katie Stallard is a gifted connector, speaker, and teacher. Audiences and seminar participants enjoy her sense of humor and practical advice. Comfortable in front of people, she’s been singing in a cappella groups for more than 24 years and has even done a bit of TV and film work. She’s the first to admit that she “loves a microphone.” A surprising piece of her story is that she is a three-time cancer survivor.

Professionally, Katie brings diverse experiences in marketing, administration, communications, business and nonprofit organizations to her role, having worked for a leading global Christian book publisher, a Forbes 400 family helping to manage their diverse holdings, and a highly regarded church. She also has extensive experience volunteering and serving on the boards of social sector and education organizations. Katie graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois with a degree in business administration.

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