A Special Program with Susan Sandberg and Michele Mattoon, for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals
Lunch and Learn: Leadership Strategies for Tough Times is a special 2 hour interactive live event that will be held September 17th, 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
“Leadership Strategies for Tough Times: What You Can Learn from Lincoln on Leadership” with Susan Sandberg
Today’s business and organizational leaders face a myriad of challenges. Whether it be departmental or organizational leadership, managers and executives must be flexible, persuasive, and lead by example. In this presentation by local leader Susan Sandberg, participants will learn strategies culled from the leadership approaches of Abraham Lincoln.
Don’t miss this valuable and engaging program for all Bloomington Area Business and Organizational Professionals, sponsored by Coltrain Group and Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County. Join featured speaker Susan Sandberg and facilitator Michele Mattoon on September 17th, 2015 for this fun and informative event!
In this workshop we’ll discuss how to:
Improve Your Connection with Your Co-Workers & Team
Build Strong Relationships & Alliances
Be Persuasive Rather Than Coercive
Become a More Effective Leader-Learner
Manage the Emotions and Burdens of Leadership
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:
Susan Sandberg – Parliamentarian & At-Large Representative, City of Bloomington
Susan Sandberg joined the Bloomington City Council in January, 2007 serving the remaining last year of Chris Gaal’s term when he was elected Monroe County Prosecutor. Susan was elected to that at-large seat in 2008 and re-elected in 2012 serving as Council President in 2008 and 2011. Prior to her elections to Council, Susan served as a member of the Bloomington Utilities Service Board.
Susan is a career advisor with the Career Development Office of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU where she had also served as the coordinator with the Arts Administration program. A former social worker, Susan has been a case manager with children in need of services through Head Start, Greene and Monroe County Offices of Family and Children in Child Protective Services, and The Villages.
As a community volunteer, Susan has served on the Board of the South Central Community Action Program, an advisor to Projects Care and Hope through Centerstone, and a volunteer with New Leaf/New Life, providing educational and support services to the Addicts in Recovery program both inside and out of the Monroe County Correctional Center. Susan is a founding member of the Democratic Womens Caucus and is the Vice Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Party. Prior to her appointment to Council by Democratic Caucus in 2007, there were no women serving on the City Council, something that Susan believes should no longer be the case in the modern age as more women step forward to be included in leadership roles in their community.
Her Council priorities include affordable housing, core neighborhood stabilization efforts, economic development through the arts, and adequate public safety and social service provisions. Susan serves on the Jack Hopkins Social Services Committee and the Community Block Grant Committee for Social Services, and is an active supporter of the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District. She is also a musician who can on occasion be found at the Player’s Pub singing and playing with her ukulele band, The UkeTones.
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.