Artemisia Leadership Initiative - Empowering individuals for a stronger future

Announcing the Spring 2018
Artemisia Leadership Workshop

May 15, 2018 —10 AM- 3 PM

105 Cargill Seminar Room, University of Minnesota

Morning session
Professional Presence, Sarah Vander Zanden

Sarah will talk about how others’ perceptions of us are made up of our unconscious interpersonal signals, our communication styles and our social behaviors so that we can choose how to present our best in all circumstances. This session will include several practice exercises.

Lunch and conversation

Afternoon session
Conflict Competency, Julie Showers

Julie will discuss strategies for effectively addressing conflict. Conflict competency emphasizes that conflict is an inevitable product of complex human relationships, and discourages the common but ineffective desire to ignore or avoid difficult issues. This session, which includes several practice scenarios, will provide practical assistance to those wishing to raise concerns in a constructive manner and to leaders wishing to manage difficult situations more effectively.

Registration required (space limited)

Registration has reached capacity. New registrants will be placed on a waiting list.

---Workshop Presenters---

Sarah Vander ZandenSarah Vander Zanden is an executive coach and founder of Vander Zanden, Inc.  Sarah’s work is influence, in all its forms, for the presence, communication and behaviors that drive good business and professional outcomes. Sarah’s clients seek her counsel to help them manage their key relationships effectively, from important conversations to major stage events. Strategy, message, delivery, presence – it all matters when one is expected to communicate vision, compel action, collaborate well, and inspire results.  Sarah coaches business, professional and science leaders all over the world.

Julie Hagen ShowersJulie Hagen Showers is the Director of the Office for Conflict Resolution at the University of Minnesota.  Her responsibilities include oversight of formal and informal dispute resolution processes, including skills building, facilitated dialogue, mediation and arbitration. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Julie was a partner at FordHarrison, a national labor and employment law firm and worked in various capacities at Northwest Airlines for over 17 years, including seven years as Vice President of Labor Relations and two years as Senior Vice President of Inflight Services.

Artemisia Leadership Initiative Seminar Series

These are the seminars for the initiative in the series of dynamic industry leading speakers:

Leadership Lessons: A Culinary Inspired Journey
Kris Zilliox, Vice President of Global Institutional Training for Ecolab Inc.

April 18, 2019
8:00-9:30 am in Ruttan 45B with light refreshments and networking at 8:00-8:30 and seminar 8:30-9:30

Past seminars

Mentoring Circles

Mentoring circles provide participants with a safe open place to discuss points brought up during the seminar series and beyond. Participants in the mentoring circles receive priority registration for the Artemisia Professional Development Workshops. Mentoring circles are formed for the calendar year and are now closed for 2019. Join the Artemisia Leadership Initiative mailing list to ensure you receive information about signing up for future circles.

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