A Special Program with Michele Mattoon and Jim McKean, for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals
Lunch and Learn: From Conflict To Solution is a special 2 hour interactive live event that will be held January 28th, 2014 from 11am-1pm at the Monroe County Public Library 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.
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Great Teams Turn Conflicts Into Opportunities…
Conflict in the workplace is unavoidable and it’s usually considered a problem rather than an opportunity. However, when managed appropriately, conflict can be used to propel your businesses ahead of your competitors. Conflict can be the starting point for great ideas and giant leaps forward. Unfortunately, many people avoid conflict because they don’t know how to disagree with a co-worker or superior without turning the situation into a shouting match or power-struggle.
Don’t miss this powerful and engaging program for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals. Join expert facilitators Michele Mattoon and Jim McKean on January 28th and find out how you can turn company or organizational conflicts into solutions using Coltrain Group’s unique protocol based approach to communication.
You’ll gain insight into:
Skills and Tools for Resolving Conflicts Between Co-Workers
How to Turn Conflicts Into Real Solutions and New Ideas
How to Re-Frame Unproductive Discourse and Disagreements
And lots more!
We all experience conflicts in the workplace, but you don’t have to let it undermine your efforts. Come join us on January 28th for this exciting program and find out how to turn conflicts into solutions!
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 our featured speakers and facilitators:
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.