A Special Program with Michele Mattoon and Jim McKean, for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals
Lunch and Learn: Create A Healthier Work Culture (Building the Bridge Between Us and Them) is a special 2 hour interactive live event that will be held July 28th, 2015 from 11am-1pm at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Indiana. Lunch will be provided. The program is free, but advance registration is required.
To insure a high quality experience and individualized attention for all participants, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Registration is offered on a first come basis. So if you’d like to attend, don’t delay! Call Derek Richey at (812) 345-9712 or contact us for more information. See below for a description of this event. Click here to register now
Would you like to create a healthier work culture?…
It’s human nature to categorize other humans based on very little information, such as: skin color, what they’re wearing, how they talk, character traits, perceptions of power, etc. Our brains are designed to do
this constantly and automatically, for our protection and convenience. We do this without any conscious awareness, even if we think we’re not biased. However, this automatic categorization does exist and can create a multitude of problems ranging from small irritations to explosive and disastrous conflicts.
Don’t miss this valuable and engaging program for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals. Join featured speaker Michele Mattoon and facilitator Jim McKean on July 28th, 2015 for this fun and informative event!
In this workshop you’ll explore:
Why our brains categorize human beings into particular types.
The positive and negative consequences of this automatic and mostly unconscious activity.
What we can do in our workplaces, practically and intentionally, to unite diverse groups into a healthy, cooperative, collaborative “all of us.”
To insure a high quality experience and individualized attention for all participants, attendance will be limited to 50 people. Registration is offered on a first come basis. So if you’d like to attend, don’t delay! Call Derek Richey at (812) 345-9712 or contact us for more information.
More info on the featured speaker and your facilitator:
Michele Mattoon – Coltrain Group, CEO
Michele Mattoon is chief executive officer of Coltrain Group LLC, and director of the non-profit National School Reform Faculty. She works with businesses, organizations, and educators around the world in professional collaboration groups, strategic planning sessions, conflict resolution, mediation and other work related to collaboration and communication. Michele is also trained in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and regularly teaches groups techniques for managing stress. Before Michele began training and consulting, she was an educator for 26 years. She received the Hoosier Educator Award in 2000 and the Dorothy Johnson Award for Excellence in Education of Young Children in 2001. She earned her B.A from Indiana University and is a long time resident of Bloomington, Indiana.
Michele Mattoon has worked with clients from a variety of businesses and organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, Indiana University, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, The Deborah Meier Institute, the National School Reform Faculty, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the VOICE youth smoking cessation program, West Palm Beach State College, and the New York City Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Jim McKean – Coltrain Group, Senior Consultant
Jim McKean is a coach, writer and consultant, based in Bloomington, Indiana. He is known for his group facilitation skills and his deep insights into business models and leadership. He is a trusted adviser to company leaders and skilled at helping leaders map new directions, at designing measurement systems to track progress against goals, identifying key leading indicators to increase the probability of success, and conducting risk analysis to lower the probability of failures in human and technical systems. Jim earned his M.B.A. from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Management and Decision Information Sciences. He completed the Six Sigma Belt training at Motorola University in Chicago and is a certified practitioner of the Franklin Covey 4 Disciplines of Execution and Vital Smarts Crucial Conversations. As Manager of Research for the IU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Jim led dozens of management consulting projects for privately held companies in the Midwest, including manufacturers, professional service companies, distributors and transport companies.
Jim McKean has worked with the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Pratt Visual Solutions, Bloomington Tech Partnership, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indiana University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Voice Program, Kieffer Paper Mills, NorCote, Inc, Personnel Management Company, Kocolene Development Corporation, Indiana Youth Institute, Lilly Endowment, IU Health, WFYI, Hanapin Marketing, and JGA Associates.