Ogemaw Community Leadership Series

Date: April 16, 2018 - April 25, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Ogemaw Annex Building, 205 South 8th Street, West Branch, MI 48661
Contact: Bonnie Wichtner-Zoia, 989-345-0692, zoiay@msu.edu

How many times do you wish you would have reacted differently in a situation? What if you could discover your own ability to take a positive lead in any setting? What if critical thinking skills could change your perceptions? What if you could easily increase your professional and personal skill sets?

The 2018 Ogemaw Community Leadership Series is a 4-session program designed to explore these questions and much more.

Time:                    5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Dates:                  Monday, April 16th; Wednesday, April 18th; Monday, April 23rd; and Wednesday, April 25th

Location:             Ogemaw Annex Building, 205 South 8th Street, West Branch, MI 48661

Cost:                   $79.00 – includes ALL 4 sessions

                            A light dinner and refreshments available at each session

The four sessions are:

I. Understanding Ourselves & Those Around Us - Monday, April 16, 2018

A Real Colors certified trainer will facilitate this personality type assessment. The goal is to provide participants the skills to understand human behavior, uncover their personal strengths and improve communication with others.

II. Meaningful Meetings - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Sonya Novotny, Michigan Farm Bureau Regional Representative and experienced leadership trainer, will share practical tips to improve and make meetings more meaningful. This includes how to create useful agendas, openers and closers that set the tone of a meeting, when to use parliamentary procedure and how to deal with difficult behaviors. The award-winning Whittemore-Prescott High School FFA Parly Pro students have also been invited to demonstrate, in just 10-minutes, how to run a proper meeting.

III. Social Networking, Fake News and Cultures of Power – Monday April 23, 2018

Participants will examine the concept of social networking and how news can be used to exploit opinion and shift power. Instructors, including Misti Stanton, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Mercantile Bank, will provide insight and critical thinking to sort through these contemporary issues.

IV. Communicating through Conflict – Wednesday April 25, 2018

Studies show that workers experience at least 2.8 hours of conflict every day, yet most people are never taught how to work through conflict. Bonnie Wichtner-Zoia, who teaches this acclaimed workshop throughout the state will provide participants with easy-to-learn tools to stay in dialogue and actively listen long enough to avoid an escalated argument.


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