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    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 31 Mar 2020

    Interested in being a Speaker at our DOL 2020 event? Register here!

    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Central Piedmont Community College 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    • 50

    Register by March 16!

    Disciplined Listening: Influential Instruction

    Presented by Michael Reddington, CFI

    Through a combination of interactive discussion and video reviews attendees will walk away with new perspectives, skills and techniques designed to increase their instructional influence including how to:

    • Inspire commitment over compliance
    • Overcome the most common perceptions and biases that create barriers to learning
    • Align new ideas with their participants' self-images
    • Avoid the negative impacts associated with implied expected answers
    • Apply the specific influencing techniques preferred by Certified Forensic Interviewers
    • Exemplify the core tenants of Disciplined Listening

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner (Ropa Vieja, Mexican Rice, Seasoned Green Beans, Mexican Salad, and Rolls)

    6:45 PM - Disciplined Listening: Influential Instruction

    About the Speakers

    Michael Reddington

    Michael Reddington, CFI is an Executive Resource, Certified Forensic Interviewer, President of InQuasive, Inc and the developer of the Disciplined Listening Method. Michael is a veteran of over 1,000 engagements and has educated over 10,000 participants from over 50 countries. He applies his research, experience and perspective to topics including interrogation, sales, leadership, conflict resolution, and public speaking. His attention to detail, customized approach and attendee interaction ensure that with Michael, it is never a presentation - it is always an experience.

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Central Piedmont Community College 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    • 70

    Register by April 13!

    Learn How To improve it!: Using Improv in Your Workplace

    Presented by Claire Hanlon, Partnership Development Associate at improve it!

    Through a hands-on, high-energy, and laughter-filled session we will use improvisational comedy-based exercises, tools, and techniques to improve workplace communication skills and overall professional presence! You will walk away with an intro into how to use our improv techniques to improve yourself by:

    • Paying attention to the words you say and how you say them
    • Using non-verbal techniques such as eye contact, body language, and facial expressions to move a project forward
    • Listening to understand, not to respond
    • Responding in a way that acknowledges and authenticates other's thoughts and ideas

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner (Penne Pasta w/ Choice of Marinara or Alfredo, Sliced Grilled Chicken, Italian Salad, and Garlic Bread)

    6:45 PM - Disciplined Listening: Influential Instruction

    About the Speaker

    Claire Hanlon

    Empirical evidence has shown that improvisational training has the ability to improve an employee's trust, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, creative problem solving, and improve a company's overall culture. No one knows that better than Claire Hanlon - graduate from Elon University, former student of the Second City in Chicago, and proud member of ATD-Charlotte - with a background in theater, customer service, and corporate communications. Pursuing her love of comedy and connection as Partnership Development Associate at improve it! she networks, connects, and serves local leaders in the Carolinas to share the magic of improv on corporate culture.

    • 14 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Dr. Charlotte, NC

    Start your learning future today at the all new 2020 Day of Learning.

    This one-day talent development conference offers you Keynote Speakers, multiple sessions to choose from, and a vendor expo.  The goal: walk away with things you can use now and in the future.

    Keynotes include:


    Dr. Will Thalheimer

    The Learning Research Quiz Show

    Dr. William Sparks

    The Actualized Leader Profile and
    Your Leadership Shadow

    Reinvigorate yourself and team by taking advantage of this phenomenal programming. We look forward to seeing you!

    Early Bird rates are available through February 29th!

    Get a special room rate at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park.

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