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Business Leadership Series

This FREE series, sponsored by TD Bank, meets at our East Hartford office. To receive a Certificate of Leadership, attend at least 3 out of 4 sessions in the fall series or 4 out of the 6 sessions in the spring. Register here.


Making Feedback Meaningful

Thursday, April 9; 6–8 pm
Presented by: Deene Morris, Inspire Leadership
Your success depends directly upon the quality of feedback you give to others. In this workshop, you will learn and practice the 5:1 Feedback Rule to motivate positive change forward. You will also learn and practice how to respectfully provide corrective feedback for resolution.

It Takes All Kinds: Understanding DiSC Personality Type for Communication Wins

Thursday, April 16; 6–8pm
Presenter: Ellen Ornato/Jenny Drescher, The Bolder Company
We click with some people immediately and struggle with others. The ability to understand other people’s styles is a critical factor in communication success. During this introductory DiSC Personality Type session, you will learn key concepts and tools you can apply right away to support your entrepreneurial goals.

Conflict Management 101: How to Communicate When Times Get Tough

Thursday, April 23; 6–8pm
Presenter: Jean Mix, Mix Education Services
Millions of dollars are wasted every year because of lack of productivity due to unresolved conflict in the workplace. End the productivity drain now with an effective and proven strategy to resolve conflict in the workplace and beyond.

Leadership Lessons in Continuous Improvement

Thursday, April 30; 6–8pm
Presenter: Alden Davis, My Value Tree
Successful Corporate Plumber, Alden Davis, reveals his formula for creating continuously improving organizations. Come experience the formula in action with the fun, hands-on Ping-Pong Factory and learn how continuous improvement provides fuel for engaged people. We will cover core beliefs, flow map a process, and challenge your thinking about employee engagement. This is an interactive workshop…come ready to be engaged.

The Power of Positivity: Controlling Negative Self-Talk

Thursday, May 7; 6–8pm
Presented by: Jean Mix, Mix Education Services
Does doubt or uncertainty hold you back from sharing your ideas or getting to the next level? Are you tired of playing it safe and coasting through life? Learn what triggers negative thoughts, how to combat negative self-talk, and how to create a strategy for success.

Teamwork: Learn It, Live It, Lead Others to It

Thursday, May 14; 6–8pm
Presented by: Yvonne Mitto, Mitto and Associates
Whether at home, work, or with a volunteer organization, we all interact with teams daily. However, many teams aren't effective and miscommunication can lead to personal and professional strain that inhibits success. Learn practical applications for leadership and collaboration principles that can improve your teams and help you accomplish your dreams.


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This series addresses issues of interest to entrepreneurs in their professional development and growth. Topics include: professional image, ethics, organizational diversity, strategies for change, and more.


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