Human resources association
of treasure valley

Why Wait Until It’s Too Late? Using Stay Interviews to Motivate and Retain

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Galaxy Event Center at Wahooz Family Fun Zone, 1385 Blue Marlin Ln, Meridian, ID 83642


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RSVP Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022 before 1:00pm. Cancellations available before Monday, May 9.

COST: Members $20; Non-members $35; Students $10 (includes lunch)

The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is pleased to announce the May Professional Development and Networking program "Why Wait Until It’s Too Late? Using Stay Interviews to Motivate and Retain" presented by Ann Smith. Amid the current workplace reawakening, HR is having more frequent exit interviews to understand reasons why employees are leaving at an increasing rate. This workshop will introduce the “stay interview” which can help motivate and reattain talented team members. Stay interviews are 1-1 meetings between leaders and their tenured or newly hired employees to improve engagement & retention. Join this 60-minute, interactive introductory workshop to discuss:

  • What stay interviews are.
  • What they are not.
  • What key skills and traits stay interviews require.
  • How to prepare.
  • Impactful stay interview questions; and
  • Stay plans and how to follow up.


Ann Smith is energized by partnering with leaders to facilitate learning conversations that help build stronger relationships, cultivate compassion, and create a sense of belonging in the workplace. Ann understands that developing these skills engages employees, fosters innovation, and leads to personal and business success.

After more than two decades of experience in global corporate leadership, talent and organizational development, Ann founded her company, Guide & Grow Consulting to diagnose, design, and deliver custom learning solutions for business leaders, teams, and individuals.

Throughout her career, Ann partnered with talented leaders and team members across a diverse landscape of businesses and roles, including engineers, attorneys, food manufacturing leaders, IT professionals, medical device sales, property managers, governments, and nonprofits with companies such as Microsoft, Micron, and J.R. Simplot. Ann’s super-power is uncovering the priorities, pain points, and needs of each business team, then designing a learning plan to meet their needs.

Ann approaches every day with a growth mindset, believing that every moment is an opportunity to learn. Ann is a voracious reader – with an BA and MA in English, with further studies in psycholinguistics and how our brains learn.

In addition to custom instructional design, Ann holds numerous certifications to facilitate established learning solutions such as Situational Leadership, DISC Communication Styles, Crucial Conversations, MBTI, EQ 2.0, and others. 

Ann applies her zest for learning to all areas of her life, including running marathons, camping, animal welfare, and raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – for whom she currently serves on the Executive Committee for Team in Training.


In Person Meeting Protocols

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in person. We wanted to make everyone aware of the safety protocols that will be in place at the Galaxy so you can make an informed decision if you want to attend. The Galaxy has hand sanitizing stations though out the facility and has stringent cleaning protocols in place. The Galaxy will have masked servers for us to utilize at the buffet line. We are also limiting the amount of people per table to 8. Feel free to wear a mask if that is your preference,  however, we will not require masks at our meeting.

Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley 
SHRM Chapter #0111

P.O. Box 1733
Boise, ID 83701

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