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    MCSHRM Professional Conference

    Date: October 31, 2013, 7:30am – 12:00pm
    Lisa Shuster
    North Gaithersburg Hilton
    620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    $69.00 MCSHRM Members $99.00 Non Members
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    October 31, 2013
    Please join us for a two-session, half day professional development seminar on
    October 31st from 7:30AM-12:00PM at the Gaithersburg Hilton
    *** APPROVED for four (4) General HRCI Credits***
    Cost: MCSHRM Members: $69.00
     Non Members: $99.00

    Session I

    Building Teams in Your Organization - Tools, Theory and Practice

    Many organizations strive to build strong teams but few get it right. Without a clear understanding of the purpose of team-building, organizations engage in events and activities that are "just fun," heavily focused of corporate objectives and boring, or simply less productive than they could be.

    A great team has a solid grounding in trust and has a language for candid conversation, even about difficult issues.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the theory of team-building and why it's important
    • Participate in an experiential team building session
    • Assess your organizational team-health

    About the Speaker:

    Mo Fathelbab 

    Mo is the author of Forum: The Secret Advantage of Successful Leaders, President and founder of Forum Resources Network, LLC and Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director of Alumni Forum Services.

    Since 1991 Mo has facilitated over 1700 Forum training sessions and retreats for CEOs, management teams and business school alumni in over 30 countries.  His passion is helping each leader meet his/her potential by having a Forum of peers focused on personal and professional growth.  His book and training programs provide a blue print for these forums to operate effectively.  His tools are impactful for Forum members within their Forum groups, their work teams and their families.

    Mo has been featured on MSNBC, CNNfn and numerous newspapers.  He lives in Alexandria, VA.  He and his wife have a 4 year old son.  He has completed an Iron Man triathlon and loves yoga and stand up paddle boarding.

    Area of Expertise:

    Communication Skills For Building Strong Teams

    Session II

    The Courage to Engage: Effective Business Communications

    Four generations of workers are represented in today’s workforce as are scores of people from many cultures and ethnicities.  Disabled employees, veterans, cancer survivors and part-timers are an increasing part of the mix (this list is not exhaustive by any means).

     “Communication is the real work and language of leadership,” claims Nitin Nohria, Dean of the Harvard Business School.  “It is what connects us as humans and remains the key to personal and career success.”  We must be better tooled to speak our truth and to share information in ways that engage and empower each other.

    There is tremendous value in getting “it” right. The fallout from misunderstandings can result in low morale, distrust, non-compliance, poor performance and more. It can be expensive and exhausting to fix.

    This workshop offers tools, insights and case studies to build competence in creating effective business communications.  Attendees will learn:

    • The keys to effective business communications
    • Strategies for building mindshare when one-size does not fit all
    • Leadership styles that encourage healthy and productive interpersonal dialogue

    About the Speaker:

    Jane O. Smith

    Jane strives to express the lively and spirited part of people and organizations, to attract and inspire others. She has served as a marketing and communications specialist for more than 25 years and creates programs that are compelling, memorable and results-driven.

    She holds a B.A. from Carleton College and certificates in Leadership and Public Relations from the University of Minnesota and the University of Washington, respectively.  She is active with the D.C. Work-Life Alliance chapter, the Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative and the Upcounty Community Theatre.

    This month she is celebrating her 5th year as a breast cancer survivor by sharing her story at the Universities at Shady Grove, Seneca Valley High School, and at various media events.  Her journey inspired the formation of "Still Sassy, LLC" where she serves as an image and renewal coach for executive women.  Jane has one husband, two grown daughters, two rescue dogs...and many plans to make new things happen!


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