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Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Blog

WXW Forum 2016 facilitator Breeda Miller is a speaker, writer, comedic actor, and successful businesswoman. Ms. Miller also boasts 30 years of Event Planning experience. She runs a blog for those in the caregiving industry. Check it out!...

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All Year Resolutions: 2018 Goal Setting Workshop

Posted by on Jan 14, 2018 in Past Events

3rd Thursday, January 18, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mediterrano Restaurant Goal setting is a useful exercise, but what do you do when the New Year’s thrill has worn off and you’re discouraged at how life’s gotten in the way? The answer? Stop focusing on goals, and start focusing on your desires. On January 18th , we’re putting on a new type of goal-setting workshop. One that throws out all the “rules” and shows you how to stoke your own inner fire. It’s based on best selling author and speaker, Danielle LaPorte’s The Desire Map. Here’s how Danielle describes the revolutionary approach to resolutions: “A holistic approach to life planning, using your core desired feelings as the guidance system for your intention & goal setting.” Get ready for a workshop that’s inspiring and practical. Starting with five core areas of your life, you’ll dig into your core desired feelings and use those to guide you to what you want to do, have and experience. Join us Thursday, January 18th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and leave fired-up for 2018! Agenda 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Desire Mapping 1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Wrap-up and close Cost $25.00...

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How to Unleash the Power of Positive Participation

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Events, Featured

3rd Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Mediterrano Restaurant This session is for anyone who leads and facilitates meetings (or wants to lead meetings!) Advance your toolkit for facilitating and structuring micro-processes. Liberating structures are intentional processes that surface the knowledge of the room through active engagement in a safe and dynamic manner. Participants will practice a series of liberating structures that are purpose filled with substance and fun. At the end of this event, participants will leave with a valuable toolkit to facilitate a wide range of meetings that include strategic planning, change management, team building, on boarding, leadership development, and much more. Participants will be able to: Practice different techniques for facilitating positive participation in meetings; Select and build a string of micro-processes to facilitate different types of meetings; Design “riffs” to different liberating structures that are customized for specific contexts and needs of the participants; Network in a dynamic fashion to build positive relationships in a structured organic manner; Enjoy lots of fun in learning a powerful facilitation toolkit. Join us Thursday, February 15, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and let your leadership potential shine! Agenda 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.      ...

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Getting to “No”

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Events

    3rd Thursday, March 15, 2018, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mediterrano Restaurant Most of us struggle with how to say no. Yet how often does the inability to say ‘no’ rob us of our productivity? How about our well-being? In this highly interactive workshop, we’ll explore strategies, scripts, and tips for saying no clearly and kindly. Come prepared to share, learn, strategize, and practice! You’ll walk out looking forward to your first opportunity to say no – honestly, skillfully, and without guilt. Get clear on: what makes it hard for YOU to say no the price you pay for not saying no when you want to the tremendous gains available when you master this skill Determine how you’ll know whether to say yes or no. Create/select stock phrases so you’ll be prepared when you feel on the spot. Gain confidence and skill by practicing with other participants. Join us Thursday, March 15th, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. and come away knowing how to say NO! Agenda 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.          Check in, casual mingling, delicious appetizers 5:30 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.          Interactive Workshop 6:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.         Wrap-up and close Cost $25.00 per adult if you register by March 11th $30.00 per adult if you...

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Extreme Brand Makeover

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Events

  3rd Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Mediterrano Restaurant Want to strengthen or revitalize your personal brand? Attend this interactive workshop to learn how real women can enhance their online personal brand. Work together with other participants in small groups led by a member of Hoyden Creative Group and walk away with tips you can apply to enhance your own personal brand. Real-time activities may include revised content, headshots, joining groups of interest, making new connections, posting articles, and more. The workshop will conclude with each working group exchanging cards to build their own personal networks and watching the big reveal of the “Extreme Personal Brand Makeover”. Join us Thursday, April 19th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and leave with a plan for your own Personal Brand Makeover! Agenda 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.     Check in, casual mingling, delicious lunch 12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.       Interactive Workshop 1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Wrap-up and close Cost $25.00 per adult if you register by April 15th $30.00 per adult if you register after April 15th (includes delicious lunch!) Location Mediterrano Restaurant 2900 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Meet your Facilitator: Sarah Stanley, Hoyden Creative Sarah’s diverse marketing and communications background includes working with government,...

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