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    Holiday Mingling with Ease

    Date: December 9, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    See below for prices
    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Holiday Mingling with Ease

    The holidays are coming and that means company holiday parties, formal dinners and client festivities. If that makes you nervous, you’re not alone. Holiday celebrations are part of our professional and personal lives, yet most people struggle with them. If you have ever wondered how to start a conversation with a stranger, which bread plate to use on a busy dining table or how to carry a plate of food and a drink while mingling, this presentation is for you. 

     Key Takeaways

    • The benefits of mingling and why it’s important for everyone 
    • How to make a good impression on others 
    • How to navigate a crowded place setting and which utensils to use 
    • Dos and don’ts for handling party food and drinks 
    • How to comfortably mingle with everyone from strangers to the CEO 
    • How to start, sustain and gracefully end a conversation

    About the Presenter:

    Known as the Etiquette Maven of the Northwest, Arden Clise, President of Clise Etiquette, is an expert in the field of business etiquette. As a speaker, trainer and coach, Arden helps people be successful and comfortable in any business situation.

    A popular writer, Arden wrote a regular business etiquette column for the Puget Sound Business Journal. She also writes an award winning newsletter. Arden has been quoted in several national and international publications including Real Simple Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, China Daily News and The European Weekly.



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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We are now offering the option of pre-payment for events, using Eventbrite. Once you register, you will be given the option to click on a link to pay immediately. Eventbrite charges a small "convenience fee" for this service.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.


           *This program pending approval for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credit.



    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit


    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.