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Springfield, MO Monthly Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn
4155 S Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO   65804
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Carly A Taft
816-305-1096 (c)
Springfield, MO
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

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Program & Speaker Details


Most people readily admit they try to avoid conflict, but Marlene Chism says “Conflict is not the problem: Mismanagement is.” From Conflict to Courage: How to Stop Avoiding and Start Leading helps leaders develop the identity, mindsets, and skills to identify dysfunctional patterns, increase emotional integrity, promote personal responsibility, and work with structures to get business results. From Conflict to Courage is about changing one’s leadership by building conflict capacity, which includes “the inner game,” the outer game, and the culture. In Chapter 7 leaders get a step-by-step blueprint to initiate difficult conversations, overcome resistance, and create a culture of accountability.

About our Speaker: Marlene Chism works with leaders to build drama-free cultures that drive growth and reduce costly mistakes. Marlene is known for helping managers address “the elephant in the room” and initiate conversations that get results. Marlene is a recognized expert on the LinkedIn learning platform, producing five educational video series on topics that include anger management, working with high conflict people, and having difficult conversations. She has a degree in Communications, a master’s in Human Resources Development, and she’s an advanced practitioner in Narrative coaching.

Marlene is the author of five books including her latest book, From Conflict to Courage: How to Stop Avoiding and Start Leading. 

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Event Details:

When: Tuesday, November 1 | 11:30am-1pm (lunch served at 11:30)
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (4155 S Nature Center Way)
Price: $20 for current members |  First time guest  $15 | Guest, second visit $25  

Please register by Thursday, 10/27 to ensure we have an accurate headcount. Invite a guest or co-worker!

Please REGISTER by 10/27 to receive additional details. We look forward to having you at our speaker series!