GLADWIN – The fifth monthly module for the 2019-2020 Gladwin County Leadership Program was held on Jan. 10. Effective Communication was the subject, and the purpose was to teach how effective communication can impact individuals, organizations and communities. The day began by attending the Legislative Breakfast at Knights of Columbus Hall in Gladwin, where the participants heard from a few of county officials. The remainder of the day’s training was spent in the meeting room on the second floor of the Gladwin County Arena in Gladwin.
Joel Vernier, Author, Management Consultant, and Gladwin County Leadership Program Board Member, was the module facilitator for the day. Joel welcomed the participants, introduced himself and gave an overview of the module and began the day with an introduction into Communications and Leadership. Kim Shea followed with her Recipe for Creating Shared Meaning, and a wonderful story about her Cheeseburger Soup, which she brought to share with the group. This was followed by a presentation from Kathy Methner who engaged the group in an ethics exercise and followed with a thought-provoking power-point presentation on “An Introduction to Board Ethics”.
After lunch Mitch Kahn spoke to the group about Digital Communication and it’s growing utilization in todays’ generation. Joel finished the day with an interesting and informational presentation on Dysfunctional Communication, how to recognize it and how it can affect the meaning of an intended message. It was a full day of learning to understand the role of communications to make leadership skills more impactful.
For more information on the Gladwin County Leadership Program or to make a tax-deductible contribution, contact Karrie Hulme, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.