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August – October 2017

Aug
18
Fri
First Year Associates: Secrets to Your Success
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
First Year Associates: Secrets to Your Success @ Bellevue | Washington | United States

Congratulations! You’ve landed your first great job. Now the challenge begins. It’s time to jump in and get started, right now. In the first year on any job, you’ll want to focus on your performance and the relationships you make with co-workers, clients, and supervisors. In this class we’ll discuss the expectations of a first year Associate, where to focus your time and attention, and how to make your first year count.


This is an internal class for a client. If you’d like to schedule a similar course for your Firm, please Contact Us.

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Sep
29
Fri
INSPIRE: Women’s Business Conference @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
INSPIRE: Women's Business Conference @ Center for Business & Innovation | Lacey | Washington | United States

Join me at INSPIRE Women’s Business Conference on Sept 29! INSPIRE was created for forward-looking women business owners and business leaders in our community. These women seek to increase their knowledge to overcome challenges they face in business, build their confidence with new skills, effectively community value to their customers, and bring innovation into their organization.

Register online at www.WCWB.org/INSPIRE

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Unstuck: Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving @ Center for Business & Innovation
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Unstuck: Design Thinking for Innovative Problem Solving @  Center for Business & Innovation | Lacey | Washington | United States

Join me in my breakout session at INSPIRE: Women’s Business Conference on September 29.

A design mindset focuses not on the problem but rather on a solution and action – creating a preferred future for you. As a result of attending this session you will learn how to frame business problems and challenges in a way that allows for new, innovative ideas and radical collaboration with other women. Using the principles of design thinking, we’ll explore the areas where you are most stuck, and re-frame your business problems by looking at things from a different angle. You’ll walk away with newfound confidence and actionable ways to test potential solutions and get unstuck.

Check out the full agenda and register online at: http://wcwb.org/INSPIRE/

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Oct
17
Tue
Five Fundamentals of Supervision
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Five Fundamentals of Supervision @ Vancouver | Washington | United States

They’ve been rewarded for one skill (such a managing a process) and being asked to do another one (such as managing people). We give them a new title and hope that the leadership skills required to be successful in that role will somehow come with it. Yet, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Leadership skills have to be developed and practiced before leaders will feel confident and comfortable in their new role. This course outlines five leadership fundamentals that can be used immediately in the workplace, such as how to motivate others, give great feedback, hold people accountable, establish standards and communicate clearly. It all starts with performance standards that are actionable, observable and measurable. Then, leaders must hone their communication skills to make the expectations clear, motivate employees, provide quality feedback, and hold everyone accountable.

During this class, you will learn and practice helpful tips to help you do just that, resulting in better employee relations and improvement in performance. Leadership is, as much as anything, a different way of thinking. This course will get you thinking about leadership differently. Then, you’ll practice these key leadership fundamentals to improve your leadership skills.


This course is hosted by Vigilant Counsel and is open to the public.

Click here to learn more about the course.

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Conflict Resolution
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Conflict Resolution @ Vancouver | Washington | United States

Every leader is expected to effectively address conflict in the workplace. This workshop will add to your toolbox of effective management skills and improve your overall leadership ability by giving you the strategies you need to resolve conflicts when they arise. This workshop leaves you with workable guidelines and skills for dealing with unpleasant situations while keeping professional workplace relationships intact. No need to fear conflict again!


This is a public course hosted by Vigilant Counsel.

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Oct
18
Wed
Dealing with Difficult People
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Difficult People

The way you deal with difficult people can make a situation either better or much worse. Knowing why people become difficult, how to use redirection techniques when dealing with them, how to keep your cool in difficult situations and how to be assertive rather than aggressive – are all essential tools for turning those difficult situations around. This hands-on, interactive workshop, will give you a chance to practice the skills you learn and walk away feeling confident that you can handle that difficult person differently than you did before!



This course is hosted by Vigilant Counsel and is open to the public.

More about the course: http://www.vigilant.org/training/course/dealing-with-difficult-people

Purchase a ticket online

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Maximizing Your Leadership Impact
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Maximizing Your Leadership Impact @ Vancouver | Washington | United States

Many leaders confuse management with leadership, causing them to lead others in ineffective ways rather than from a place of influence.

This course aims to maximize your impact on others by looking at the strong qualities of a leader, then determining whether we are “walking the talk” and by comparing one’s current behaviors to company values.

Through self-assessments, reflection and discussion, this course will help you see how you’re showing up as a leader and give you some action items to strengthen your influence on others.


This course is hosted by Vigilant Counsel and is open to the public.

Click here to learn more about the course.

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Oct
28
Sat
Unstuck Workshop for Women @ Harbor House at Percival Landing, Olympia, WA
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join a community of women for some radical collaboration in this hands-on, one-day workshop led by Andrea Ballard. Use a life design framework inspired by the best-selling book Designing Your Life to find out what is working for you now, and what needs to change. Gain support for your journey and have fun along the way!

A design mindset focuses not on the problem but rather on a solution and action – creating a preferred future for you. As a result of attending this workshop you will learn how to frame business problems and challenges in a way that allows for new, innovative ideas and radical collaboration with other women. Using the principles of design thinking, we’ll explore the areas where you are most stuck, and re-frame your business problems by looking at things from a different angle. You’ll walk away with newfound confidence and actionable ways to test potential solutions and get unstuck.

Early bird special! Register by September 30 for $79 (includes a catered lunch and happy hour at the end of the day.) Starting October 1, price increases to $99.

Register online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unstuck-workshop-for-women-tickets-37705517217

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