Posts made in February, 2012

Tough Talk: Bringing Care and Intention into High-Stakes Communication

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Past Events

Tough Talk: Bringing Care and Intention into High-Stakes Communication Thursday, March 15, 2012 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM Eagle Crest Golf Clubhouse Ypsilanti, Michigan Cost: $25.00 Premier Sponsor:   Tough Talk – Bringing Care and Intention into High-Stakes Communication Join WXW for an Exchange Event focused on tough talk – those difficult conversations we all need to have, but aren’t always sure how to manage with: Employees, Customers, Co-workers, and Even your boss (that might be you!)   WXW Exchanges are different because they are: INTERACTIVE – We’ve all attended too many events where a speaker or panel talks at the audience. WXW promises that event attendees will actually talk through specific issues, share stories and struggles, and work together to find solutions. OPEN – At WXW events, attendees choose the direction and content of the conversation. Questions, issues, ideas – all are encouraged in an open and confidential environment. FREEING – As leaders, we may often feel isolated. WXW is a place where we can connect, talk through challenging issues, and be ourselves.   LOCATION SPONSORED BY:       AGENDA Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012 Location: Eagle Crest Golf Clubhouse Time: 7:30 to 10:00 am 7:30 – 8:00 am: Arrival, Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:00 – 9:45 am: Exchange Sessions...

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WXW Book Club: That’s Not What I Meant

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Past Events

WXW Book Club: That’s Not What I Meant Thursday, May 3, 2012 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM Nicola’s Books 2513 Jackson Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Cost: Free! Premier Sponsor:   WXW Book Club: That’s Not What I Meant The WXW Book Club is back! Join WXW at Nicola’s Books as we discuss a classic in interpersonal communication, That’s Not What I Meant: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships, by Deborah Tannen. At home, on the job, in a personal relationship, it’s often not what you say but how you say it that counts. Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her #1 bestseller You Just Don’t Understand. In That’s Not What I Meant!, the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates how our conversational signals—voice level, pitch and intonation, rhythm and timing, even the simple turns of phrase we choose—are powerful factors in the success or failure of any relationship. Regional speech characteristics, ethnic and class backgrounds, age, and individual personality all contribute to diverse conversational styles that can lead to frustration and misplaced blame if ignored—but provide tools to improve relationships if they are understood. At once eye-opening, astute, and vastly entertaining, Tannen’s classic work on interpersonal communication will help...

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Embracing Our Differences: Tapping the Power of True Diversity

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Past Events

Embracing Our Differences: Tapping the Power of True Diversity Thursday, May 17, 2012 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Eagle Crest Golf Clubhouse Ypsilanti, Michigan Cost: $25.00 Premier Sponsor:   Embracing Our Differences: Tapping the Power of True Diversity Join WXW for an Exchange Event focused on embracing the unique vantage point from which each of us sees the world and using those differences to help us create more – understanding, creativity, synergy, and success   WXW Exchanges are different because they are: INTERACTIVE – We’ve all attended too many events where a speaker or panel talks at the audience. WXW promises that event attendees will actually talk through specific issues, share stories and struggles, and work together to find solutions. OPEN – At WXW events, attendees choose the direction and content of the conversation. Questions, issues, ideas – all are encouraged in an open and confidential environment. FREEING – As leaders, we may often feel isolated. WXW is a place where we can connect, talk through challenging issues, and be ourselves.   LOCATION SPONSORED BY:       AGENDA Date: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Location: Eagle Crest Golf Clubhouse Time: 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM 11:30 – 12:00 pm: Arrival, Registration, and Mingling 12:00 – 12:30 pm: Lunch 12:30...

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Networking Under a Tent, WXW style

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Past Events

Networking Under a Tent, WXW style Thursday, June 28, 2012 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Ann Arbor Summer Festival 915 E. Washington Street Ann Arbor, MI Cost: $15.00 Premier Sponsor:   The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is right around the corner, and the Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw will be there again! On Thursday, June 28th, we are welcoming you, your family, and fellow WXWers out for some summer fun. Join us under the tent from 6:30pm to 9:30pm for some delectable nibbles & munchies. Wine, beer, soft drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase.   Along with reconnecting with familiar WXWers and meeting lots of new ones, here’s what else the Summer Festival has planned… Family friendly fun @ Top of the Park: 6:30-8pm KidZone (hands-on activities) Adult activities @ Top of the Park: 6:30pm Bill Bynum & Co. taking the stage (musical performance) 8:00pm The Infamous Stringdusters taking the stage (musical performance) 10pm Stay to watch “The Big Lebowski” under the stars (feature film) For more information on the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, including directions & parking, please visit their...

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WXW Forum12: Now we’re talking

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Past Events

WXW Forum12: Now we’re talking Thursday, September 13, 2012 Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Price: $69 until June 30, $89 prior to event, $109 at the door The Women’s Exchange of Washtenaw (WXW) hosts an annual day-long conference called the “Now We’re Talking” Forum, where we engage the business community in conversation about the challenges women business leaders face in growing and improving their companies. Join area businesswomen for an exciting day of workshops, panel discussions and exchange sessions! We can Empower Michigan! This year’s panel features Amy Cell, Senior Vice President of Talent Enhancement at Michigan Economic Development Corporation, along with other influential women from the Southeastern Michigan region. Expect discussion around the many opportunities available and brainstorming on how we might work together to “Empower Michigan.”     Agenda 8:00am – 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30am – 8:50am Welcome 8:50am – 9:50am Exchange Session 10:00 – 11:45pm Morning Workshops 11:55pm – 12:40pm Lunch 12:50pm – 2:35pm Afternoon Workshops 2:45pm – 3:45pm “Empower Michigan” Panel 3:45pm – 4:00pm Wrap-Up & Door Prizes 4:00pm Happy Hour   Featured Workshops:   Live beyond your social media means Facilitator: Jordan Miller, University of Michigan Social Media...

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