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Learning Circle March Session- Greater Milwaukee Area

Activate Connection: The Neuroscience of Conversation



Friday, March 8, 2019

7:45 AM | Sign in and Networking
8:00 - 9:45 AM | Program


MRA - The Management Association
N19 W24400 Riverwood Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53118

Program Information:
Collaboration in support of wellness is one of the foundational concepts to building an effective wellbeing strategy. Working together, sharing ideas, brainstorming and developing plans -- all requires communication with your teams, leaders and employees. Engaging people in these conversations, to work collectively toward building and implementing a strategy, can be challenging.
The progress and success of your organization’s wellbeing strategy is directly related to the effectiveness of the conversations you are having. How do you create the space to effectively communicate your message? To ensure that you guide your conversations for connection and collaboration, you have to understand your brain’s responses, practice skills to respond, and then use your knowledge to have more effective conversations.
Did you know that during a conversation, there’s a neurochemical cocktail that’s influencing everyone involved? These influences are unconscious, however, you can learn to recognize the signs of neurochemical impacts in yourself and others. This information can give you the power to build your relationships with intention; engage with your teams, leaders and employees for effective collaboration; and recover from disconnection to work more productively toward your goals for employee wellbeing.
Learning objectives:
  • Navigate difficult and crucial conversations more effectively
  • Recognize your own conversational strengths and challenges
  • Employ different conversational approaches for specific outcomes
  • Activate effective, compassionate, mutually successful conversation


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Jacy Imilkowski (just think “I-milk-cows-on-skis”)  is born storyteller, self-admitted communication nerd, and champion of cultivating resilience in the workplace. Her interactive presentations are focused on real-world application. Participants leave with tools they can apply the same day. 

During her 20+ years of coaching, speaking, training, and managing projects she has developed and delivered hundreds of learning sessions across the country. Clients include American Family Insurance, Mayo Clinic, the WI Department of Health Services, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, and professional associations including PMI, SHRM, ATD, HIMSS, and more. 
Jacy is a certified project manager, coach, laughter leader, and a professional member of the National Speakers Association. She loves her dog, and she probably loves your dog (cat, bird, or lizard) too.

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N19W24400 Riverwood Drive Suite 260 Waukesha, WI 53188-1185

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