Upcoming 2021 Member Meetings 
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Davenport, IA 52801


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Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom


    Develop Better Collaboration Through Strategic Silence
    Virtual Workshop

    Effective leaders collaborate, and people who collaborate more are viewed as leaders. The ability to collaborate requires leaders to encourage teamwork and respectful relationships. The best sign of a respectful relationship is getting all of the information out in the open so it can be discussed. In 1 on 1’s and in teams strategic silence can be used to gain more information and help the others come up with even better ideas. Even though T&D professionals are generally collaborative in nature, this program also provides the research that backs it up. This is great information to relay in your leadership trainings! Join Dr. Laura Janusik to learn and practice some of the basic skills of strategic silence.
    • Participants will discuss how silence can enhance relationships
    • Participants will learn the research behind pauses in the US culture
    • Participants will learn the Coaching Pause and practice it in 1:1s
    • Participants will learn and practice strategies for brining strategic silence into a group

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Laura Janusik

    Laura Janusik is a dynamic trainer, coach, consultant, speaker and researcher. She is a worldwide leading expert in teaching and training listening. She uses her MBA and PhD in Communication to help individuals and teams better align their communication through the Power of Listening. As a listening researcher herself for over 20 years, she is familiar with listening research from many disciplines and uses it liberally in her work. Her approach to communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is practical and other-centered and based on research.

    She is a past president of the International Listening Association, and she is published both nationally and internationally. You’ll find her research and ideas cited in publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, and US News and World Report. In addition to education, Laura was in HR Managements in private industry for 15 years.

    Laura left academia after 20 years to bring the message of listening to a wider audience, and she loves working with business leaders and helping them understand and practice “being on the same page” with their teams. Laura often is brought in as a private coach for employees ranging from entry level to C-suite individuals with great technical skills but poor people skills.

    You can reach Laura through her website, Listening to Change or on LinkedIn.


    Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST

    Virtual Event via Zoom


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Past events

14 Sep 2023 Fall Conference - Future Prep Your Training
08 Jun 2023 Meet the Authors: Designing for Modern Learning Q&A
28 Apr 2023 Characters Matter: Lessons from Exceptional Leaders in Popular Culture
21 Feb 2023 The Magic of Mentorship, Lead(h)er QC
06 Dec 2022 Holiday Networking Event @ Analog II
15 Nov 2022 It's Not All Stars and Gift Cards: Getting Recognition Right - An Afternoon with Maika Leibbrandt
23 Jun 2022 Diversity and Inclusion... Starts on Day 1
19 May 2022 Attracting, Developing & Retaining Diverse Candidates in Technical Leadership Positions
22 Apr 2022 Promotions are SO Yesterday
25 Mar 2022 How Applying Corporate Branding Strategies Can Improve Your L&D Presence
18 Feb 2022 Operating from Your Origin Story with Intention and Reinvention
02 Dec 2021 Year End Ho-Ho-Holiday Social
18 Nov 2021 Engaging Employees in Turbulent Times
14 Oct 2021 Building Million Dollar Connections
12 Aug 2021 Adjusting for the Future of Work - Local Business Approaches
22 Jul 2021 Predictions for the Post Pandemic Workplace
17 Jun 2021 Roundtable Event: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
27 May 2021 Introducing Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Ignite Everyone's Intelligence
29 Apr 2021 Why Mentorship Matters - The Lead(h)er Story
25 Mar 2021 Taking Your DEI Organizational Efforts Beyond Introductory Training
25 Feb 2021 Understanding Why Capable People are Reluctant to Lead
11 Dec 2020 Year End Mixer (Through the Lens of the Myers-Briggs)
19 Nov 2020 Transitioning to Virtual Learning: What have we learned?
05 Nov 2020 Leveraging the Talent Development Capability Model
26 Aug 2020 Listen. Learn. Lead™: Equitably Navigating Pandemic & Protest
22 Jul 2020 Learning to Be Resilient in 2020
26 Jun 2020 Be the Change: Strategies for Building Diversity Initiatives for Your Organization
29 May 2020 Roundtable Discussion: Navigating Change in a Pandemic Environment
12 Dec 2019 End of the Year Celebration
07 Nov 2019 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Training
03 Oct 2019 Sculpting a Training to meet Your Learners' Needs
05 Sep 2019 Assessing Your Training Needs
04 Apr 2019 Webinar - Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
14 Mar 2019 Training to Individual Communication Styles
06 Feb 2019 Designing for the Learner
12 Dec 2018 Annual Social & Membership Drive
15 Nov 2018 ATDMVC 2018 Fall Conference
30 Aug 2018 Webinar - 5 Simple Principals of Explanation
15 Aug 2018 Webinar - 5 Simple Principals of Explanation
06 Jun 2018 Webinar - Venue Matters: Weighing Costs of Training in a Virtual vs. Real World
08 May 2018 Webinar – Removing Communication Barriers
03 May 2018 Networking Happy Hour
25 Apr 2018 Webinar – Analysis of Training Programs & Talent Development Initiatives
07 Mar 2018 Networking Breakfast - Conversation Walls
06 Feb 2018 Webinar – Effective Online Instructional Design Techniques
16 Nov 2017 Emotional Intelligence and Engagement: The Key Connection
18 Oct 2017 Are You Prepared to Flip It? Techniques for Flipping Your Classroom
20 Sep 2017 Strategically Planning Your Career
25 Aug 2017 ATDMVC FREE Social Soiree
22 Jun 2017 10 Questions To Ask Your Stakeholders
18 May 2017 Don't gamble with your training!
20 Apr 2017 Creating Positive Work Culture
16 Mar 2017 Learning on the GO!!!
16 Feb 2017 A Product of our Past: Bridging the Generation Gap
24 Jan 2017 Learning, Longevity, and Loyalty
13 Nov 2016 ATD Regional Conference - Midwest Chapters
19 Oct 2016 Executive Coaching
21 Sep 2016 Getting Your Audience to Participate
20 Jul 2016 ATD Monthly Event - The Evolution of Business Partnering
15 Jun 2016 Outfit Your Training with Big Game Skills to Snare Every Learner!
18 May 2016 Learner Motivation
20 Apr 2016 Technical Skills Assessment: Focused Development Investment for Greatest Impact
16 Mar 2016 Don't Blow Your Budget - Tools for Training
17 Feb 2016 Creating Successful Onboarding Programs
10 Dec 2015 Leadership Means Leading Change
12 Nov 2015 Simulation Strategies to Increase Learner Retention
15 Oct 2015 How to utilize Microsoft products to boost your career & training programs
17 Sep 2015 Tell More, Do More. Presented by Rick E. Davis
11 Jun 2015 What are they thinking? Understanding generational differences in the workforce.
14 May 2015 Beyond Luck
16 Apr 2015 The Mentally Strong Leader
12 Mar 2015 Put the Tech in your Training
12 Feb 2015 Managing Organizational Change
10 Dec 2014 Holiday Networking
12 Nov 2014 Selling Training: How to Sell Training to your Organization
21 Oct 2014 Twin Cities Chapter - Learning that Counts
08 Oct 2014 Empowering Through Training
10 Sep 2014 Team Building
13 Aug 2014 Train the Trainer Workshop
09 Jul 2014 Introduction to Learning Management Systems
11 Jun 2014 Training Multiple Learning Levels
14 May 2014 Identifying Talent and Leadership
15 Apr 2014 1/2 Day Seminar: Six Sigma & Social Capitol/Networking
12 Mar 2014 Part 2 of 2: Training Curriculum Effectively
12 Feb 2014 Part 1 of 2: Needs Assessment & Developing Curriculum
11 Dec 2013 Lead with Laughter
13 Nov 2013 Driving Talent Development
09 Oct 2013 Using Questions to Engage and Educate
11 Sep 2013 Successful Mentoring Programs
10 Jul 2013 Networking Summer “Picnic”
12 Jun 2013 Webinars – the good, the bad, the ugly
08 May 2013 Dealing with Difficult Personalities
11 Apr 2013 Aligning Training to Corporate Objectives
13 Mar 2013 Fair Play...Are You Informed?
13 Feb 2013 The Art of Audience Interaction
12 Dec 2012 The Gift of Training!
14 Nov 2012 OnBoarding
10 Oct 2012 A Boss Knows How. A Leader Shows How. Be a Leader…
12 Sep 2012 Training at a Distance: Online and Blended Learning (Please note: New Location!)
11 Jul 2012 Measuring Impact of Leadership Development
13 Jun 2012 Employee Re-Engagement and Recognition Strategies
16 May 2012 The Art of Training! A MVCASTD May Social Event
11 Apr 2012 Training on a Shoestring - April 11, 2012 MVCASTD Meeting
14 Mar 2012 March MVC ASTD Meeting
08 Feb 2012 February 8 Chapter Meeting - Tailgating
14 Dec 2011 December 14 Chapter Meeting - Strategic Thinking presented by Dan Block, TeamBuilding Blocks
08 Dec 2011 Heart of Illinois Chapter ELW Event!
05 Dec 2011 National ASTD Employee Learning Week!
15 Nov 2011 Member Barry T Murchie Invitation to all MVCASTD Members!
14 Nov 2011 Twin Cities Chapter Hosts Regional Conference
09 Nov 2011 November 9 Chapter Meeting - Training for the Seasons presented by Dan Whitley
12 Oct 2011 Discover the New World of Training in 2011 - MVCASTD Fall Conference
10 Aug 2011 It's Summer! We take a break in August. See you in September!
13 Jul 2011 July 13 Chapter Meeting - Simple Ways to Engage 1 to 100! presented by Nicole Martin -- Note DHCU location in Moline
08 Jun 2011 June 8 Chapter Meeting - Podcasts presented by Kim Lazenby -- Meetings are FREE for first-time guests
11 May 2011 May 11 Chapter Meeting - Employee Engagement at John Deere -- Meetings are FREE for first-time guests of members
28 Apr 2011 Minute to Win It Social - Free!! to MVC-ASTD Members & Guests
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