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ROCK Talent Development! Regional Conference Featuring Michael Wilkinson

  • 15 Sep 2015
  • 16 Sep 2015
  • Mt. Mercy University Graduate Center in Cedar Rapids, IA


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"ROCK Talent Development!" is the theme for our second annual conference. This year's format features a full day with Michael Wilkinson, Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, and a second day that includes an opening keynote from Michael AND 16 breakout sessions facilitated by midwest area talent development experts and specialists!

Dates: September 15-16
Location: Mt. Mercy University Graduate Center in Cedar Rapids

Regisration Fees: Click here for a complete conference pricing list, including student pricing! Special 1-/2-day table rates available: Buy seven seats & get the eighth seat FREE. Email Nicole Soer for special invoicing details.


"The Seven Separators of Great Facilitation"
Full Day with Michael Wilkinson

Do you need people in your organizations who know how to plan and facilitate effective meetings?  What if you could give those same professionals practical techniques that would make meetings, virtual or face to face, more engaging, productive and drive extraordinary results?

In this dynamic and interactive workshop, participants will learn practical techniques that take facilitation beyond establishing ground rules and creating action items. These are skills that distinguish the best facilitators from the rest of the pack!

Anyone who has to lead a group of people to accomplish something important together is a prime candidate for this learning experience including those who facilitate project teams, focus groups, strategic planning sessions and more.


Keynote “Leadership Through Facilitation” – Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies

What is the difference between a manager and a leader? What is a facilitative leader and what is different about how a facilitative leader operates? Learn to facilitate, inspire, build trust and utilize consensus building strategies.

Breakout Sessions in Four Tracks
  • Training and Workplace Performance Improvement
  • Leadership Development
  • Talent Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
Click here to see all 16 breakout sessions

About Michael Wilkinson
Michael Wilkinson is a Certified Master Facilitator™ and the founder and Managing Director of Leadership Strategies, Inc.  His unique talent, skills and passion for facilitation form the core of the company's mission, and are the reason for which he is much sought after as a facilitator, trainer and speaker. Michael is author of best-seller The Secrets of Facilitation, The Secrets to Masterful Meetings, and Buying Styles, and is one of the nation’s leaders in the facilitation industry.  He is a board member of the National Institute for Facilitation and founder of The Facilitator Database.  He has been awarded both the Certified Professional Facilitator™ and the Certified Master Facilitator™ designations for experience and demonstrated expertise in facilitation.   In 2003 he was named Facilitator of the Year by the Southeast Association of Facilitators for contributions to the field.

Who Should Attend 

Senior leaders, mid-level and front-line managers, individual contributors and professionals in all types of industry (profit, non-profit, government) representing a diverse group of functional areas such as Human Resources, Organizational Development, Operations, Information Technology, Engineering, Project and Program Management, Facilities, Marketing and Sales


Member: 1-day $179.99
               2-day $269.99
Non-Member: 1-day $199.99
                       2-day $299.99
Student: 1-day $69.99
               2-day $99.99


Special 1-Day and 2-Day Table Rates are available. Get eight seats for the price of seven! Special invoicing is required. Contact Nicole.Soer@loras.edu for details.

ATD Members, and members of other ATD chapters, may register at our Member Rate. Contact Nicole.Soer@loras.edu and include your name, email, membership info (National or chapter name) and whether you are registering for one day or two, and she will email an invoice with the member rate.

Conference Hotel
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Country Inn & Suites North, 444 Czech Lane Northeast, Cedar Rapids, IA. 

  • The conference room rate is only $99/night and you are only 1.2 miles from the Conference Site.
  • Call 319-294-8700 and use the conference code ATD Hawkeye Chapter to make your reservation at the conference room rate. There are a limited number of rooms available and they will be released after August 14, 2015.

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