Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.
Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You
When faced with career decisions, strategic decisions, how to prioritize our projects, at one time or another we all realize we are, “stuck.” Those moments when we are stuck – the 20 percent of our lives – will disproportionately affect the success of our projects, careers and relationships. In those moments, we are aware of how others are behaving – what they are saying or doing – but if we want to successfully get results through and with others, we always need to start that conversation with ourselves.
You will learn:
- Learn to identify where/with whom you’re stuck
- What is keeping you from moving forward
- Tools for having difficult conversations, resolving conflicts and moving forward
Who should attend:
- Anyone currently in a leadership/coaching role
- Anyone who desires to be in a leadership/coaching role
- Anyone who feels like their careers are stuck in neutral
About the Speaker
Employee Development Manager
Kohler Credit Union
Raised and currently residing in Sheboygan, Wis., Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge from the manufacturing sector and classroom teaching into seminar experiences. An MBA graduate of Lakeland College, he combines both a hands-on understanding of relevant business issues combined with a realization that learning and developing ourselves is a lifelong endeavor.
Jamie spent nine years in front-line supervision as an assembly foreman with the Kohler Engine Division. Responsible for anywhere from 25 to 90 employees, Jamie at one time or another oversaw every function within the assembly operations. Here he was first introduced to and put into practice the principles of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and Kaizen teams. His Kaizen Teams tackled wide-ranging issues from specification writing, assembly line changeover processes and customized packaging requirements.
Jamie spent two years on the operations team at HUI Manufacturing in Kiel, Wis. Here he got to combine his understanding of manufacturing with the organization’s passion for Lean implementation, standard processes and organizational development. It was HUI’s focus on organizational culture that led Jamie to begin completion of his MBA, a path that allowed him to further study and understand the importance of empowering individuals in the workplace to be the best versions of themselves they can be. By understanding our own individual behaviors, which limit our successes in groups, and focusing on how we can add value to our peers in order to complete them, Jamie brings a unique combination of personal stories, teaching experiences and leading management strategies to his discussions. For Jamie, that starts with first developing and leading yourself well to create organizations in which we can “be” accountable as opposed to being held” accountable.
In 2011, Jamie joined the organizational learning team at Johnsonville Sausage while continuing as an adjunct faculty Member at Lakeland College where he teaches courses relating to business management/leadership. While at Johnsonville he became actively involved in the Sheboygan County Organizational Development Roundtable, which was responsible for bringing the first-ever Leadercast simulcast site to Sheboygan County.
In September 2012, Jamie joined Kohler Credit Union as its employee development manager. In this role, he is able to focus on employee and leadership development. Through coaching and teaching, he is focusing on creating an organization that embraces, “Fun, Accountability, Servant Leadership, Lifelong Learning and Respect.”
In addition to attaining his MBA from Lakeland College in 2012, Jamie is a certified facilitator for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations as well as Integrity Service. He is a certified predictive index analyst and has completed training for Employee Selection for Positive Attitudes and Approaches. He has also been a seminar participant for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Confrontations, Influencer and Change Anything strategies.
Jamie has given presentations at Lakeshore and Gateway Technical Colleges, Leaderfest 2012, The Sheboygan Young Professionals LEAD Sessions, Sheboygan County Head Start and speaks to groups and individuals on various leadership and cultural development strategies. He also shares insights and reflections upon leadership interactions through his personal blog, “The Last Word On Leadership.”
Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, assorted yogurts, chilled juices, coffee and water.
$39 Members of Current
$54 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2016 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
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Kohler Credit Union
7 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Workshop Begins
10:30 am Conclusion
The District Event Center at Best Western
788 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Maximum Attendees: 75
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