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    How to be More Persuasive, Productive and Happy at Your Job

    Date: February 8, 2017, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    How to be More Persuasive, Productive and Happy at Your Job

    Learn techniques to help others – and yourself – cope during times of change. All workplaces are constantly evolving. If you can grow with your company, you’ll stand out as an exemplary team player and leader.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Learn how to communicate with employees in a way that will help them ease into transition and ultimately embrace change.
    • Learn how to help employees feel like they have not lost control over the process.
    • Learn how to carry yourself with grace when the change is happening to you.

    Learn the art of motivating others – and yourself – to be more productive, more effective and to enjoy your job more. Become an asset to your company and become more successful in your career.

    Key Learning Objectives:

    • Learn techniques for evaluating the talents and passions of your staff and teammates.
    • Learn methods of designing a workplace where people do more of what they are good at and less of those things they despise.
    • Learn coping mechanisms when your own job is causing you stress.
    • Learn how other companies use celebrations to motivate their teams and create a culture of enthusiasm.
    • This lively and interactive presentation is great for people at all levels of an organization.

    About the Presenter:  Shari Storm, CEO, Category 6 Consulting

    Shari spent 16 years as an executive at a Seattle area credit union. During her time at Verity Credit Union, CEO Magazine, Training Magazine and Seattle Magazine named the company a “Best Place to Work”. She is now the CEO of Category 6 Consulting.

    Her book, Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss in was published by St. Martin's Press. With almost 7,000 copies sold domestically, it has been translated into Mandarin and purchased for publications in four countries. The book has received tremendous press, including Time and Redbook magazines, Martha Stewart's radio, BusinessWeek online, the Costco Connection and the cover of the Metro News New York, to name a few. The book jacket includes endorsements from a Pulitzer Prize winner, a producer of the TV series 24 and the chair of the board of PCC Natural

    Markets. Shari speaks around the country on how anyone can be a better leader, employee and community member by using the skills use to raise small children. She has presented at such places as Costco Wholesale Leadership Retreat, F5, Xceed Financial, Airlines HR Association and Lake Washington Human Resources Association.

    Shari earned her MBA from Seattle University and her undergraduate degree from University of Washington.

    A native of Kennewick, WA, Shari now lives in Edmonds, WA with her three young daughters, her movie-making husband and a dog named Cedar.


    Please register by 5:00pm, February 6th

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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 offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    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.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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    *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

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