(or Finding Yourself Someplace Unexpected) Do you sometimes think you’ve made a mistake (or 10,000?) when it comes to your life, professional or otherwise? Would it surprise you to know that [...]
(or Finding Yourself Someplace Unexpected)
Do you sometimes think you’ve made a mistake (or 10,000?) when it comes to your life, professional or otherwise? Would it surprise you to know that many other accomplished professionals feel likewise? “How did I get here?” they ask. “Where am I going?” question others. If you’re feeling stuck and want a change or if you’re in the midst of change and want a light at the end of the tunnel, join the club and this conversation!
With Bob Ross as our guide, we will examine together how our “happy accidents” have brought us to where we are and how our “current” can inform our “future” when it comes to vision and goals.
“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”
– Bob Ross
Explore the realities of their current situations (professionally or personally)
Observe patterns and trends from the past and present to inform the present and future, incorporating others’ input
Judge current paths and positions against desired values and outcomes
Create a manageable action plan to move ahead
About Our Facilitators
Director of HR and Employee Experience
A Chicago native and Muncie transplant, James has made his home here since 2000. He is a potter, theater-goer and newly minted Director of HR and Employee Experience at Minnetrista. He has been a storyteller, writer and board member with the Facing Project. James also serves our community on the board for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie and as a member of the Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Selection Committee.
Minnetrista Visitor Participation Coordinator
Lisa was born and raised in La Porte, IN. She ventured to Muncie for a higher education and became a proud two-time graduate of Ball State University. She is the first to graduate with a digital history masters degree from BSU and has had the pleasure of working alongside interdisciplinary teams on various projects ranging from a digital textbook to wayside exhibits. She is passionate about using digital tools to connect people from all walks of life and ages to history.
(thursday) 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Virtual Lunch & Learn Too often, people think of leaders as the person at the top. In reality, most leaders are not at the top, they are somewhere in the middle. [...]
Virtual Lunch & Learn
Too often, people think of leaders as the person at the top. In reality, most leaders are not at the top, they are somewhere in the middle. Leadership in the middle often involves smaller teams and more direct contact with team members. A leader needs to read his/her team. If the team believes in the leader, but doesn’t believe in the leader’s vision, the leader needs a new vision. If the team believes in the leader’s vision, but doesn’t believe in the leader, they will find another leader. A leader is not a leader because an organization says the person is a leader. A leader is who the team, chooses to follow.
That’s the bottom line – BE the change, and people will follow you.
To be able to understand some strategies of turning a vision of change into an actual change by becoming a leader, that people will follow
Be able to use common laws of leadership (the law of ‘buy in’, the
Law of ‘the lid’, the law of ‘timing’) to lead your team in the right
Identify opportunities to empower your team members.
Become better at listening to understand, as opposed to listening to reply.
About Our Facilitator
Richard Clark was President of his Graduating Class, Jay County High in 1984. He became a US Army Paratrooper, from 1984-1988. After his discharge, he joined the Automotive industrial world and has worked in Precision Measurement and Calibration since 1997, which lead to writing a book in 2006. More recently, in 2015, he founded the national running group Flags4Fallen, which carries full-size USA flags during races in memory of Americans who have passed away too soon.
(thursday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Workshop 2-Part Series This session will jump start your confidence, networking and leadership potential. Session #1: Wednesday Dec 16 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Session #2: Thursday Dec 17 2:00 [...]
Virtual Workshop 2-Part Series
This session will jump start your confidence, networking and leadership potential.
Wednesday Dec 16
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Thursday Dec 17
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This session will be an interactive look at how best to understand your value, how to engage with others by leveraging that value and ways to become more engaged in your work and personal life as a result. Despite being in a digital world with high connectivity, employee engagement is down and mental health issues are up. Dr. Anna Stumpf finds those two issues to be directly related to how we view and present ourselves. This session will utilize personality profiles, tips on meaningful engagement with others that could inspire you, and a to do list for getting more engaged after this conference.
Participants will be able to articulate their personal brand value through honing in on personality assessments and other resources as a foundation for engagement with their networks, colleagues and in personal relationships.
About Our Facilitator
Dr. Anna Stumpf is a Professor of Sport, Social Media and Brand Marketing at the graduate and undergraduate level. After a decade long management career with Wal-Mart, she pursued a Master of Arts in Teaching and began an eight year career as a high school business teacher. Though teaching high school was rewarding, Dr. Stumpf felt that she had more business experience to offer and earned an MBA which allowed her to transition into the collegiate classroom. Dr. Stumpf’s approach to any classroom is simple: “I pride myself on never having a student in any seat in any classroom ever wonder ‘when will I ever use this?’ It is my passion to answer that question before they think of it”. Her current passion is bridging the gap between our connected world where we are losing connectivity. Not only with one another through the advantages of networking. Today, it seems more people were also losing touch with their own value propositions and Dr. Stumpf has a passion for speaking into that
16 (wednesday) 2:00 pm - 17 (thursday) 3:30 pm