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Rocky Mountain: September Educational Program

Presented By PCMA Rocky Mountain Chapter

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
2000 Elitch Circle
Denver, Colorado 80204

September 18, 2014 1:30 PM UTC until September 18, 2014 3:00 PM UTC

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 RMPCMA and MPIRMC Joint Educational Breakfast
presented by Dave Mitchell 


The Power of Understanding People: The Value of Conflict
Why the Most Annoying People Are the Most Important to Your Success

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Entrance Pavillion
2000 Elitch Circle
Denver, CO 80204

8:00am – 8:30am – Registration and Networking
8:30am - 10:00am – Breakfast & Educational Program

Event Summary

Join members of the Rocky Mountain PCMA Chapter and the MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter as Dave Mitchell returns for another powerful session from “The Power of Understanding People: The Value of Conflict”. What? There is value in conflict? This presentation is filled with laugh-out-loud humor and audience interaction delivered with Dave’s unique style to provide the tools to embrace the value of conflict with your clients, colleagues, vendors and family members. This will be an energizing, information filled topic exploring the heady cognitive psychology concepts of metacognition, dialectic thinking and the value of conflict. We’ll even discuss why so many people fall in love with a person who thinks completely differently from them and why that’s a good thing!

This program is a continuation of Dave’s 2013 presentation, “The Power of Understanding People”, which earned the Meeting Madness award for best event of the year at MPI WEC in Las Vegas. In December 2013, the book of the same name was released and was immediately named Best Business Book of the Month by Amazon. Dave’s books will be available for purchase immediately following the luncheon.

Learning Objectives:

  • A better understanding of why interpersonal discomfort can be a very good thing.
  • An appreciation for the value of conflict and how to navigate it effectively.
  • A strategy for reducing stress by embracing the people that you found difficult in the past.
  • The foundation of information necessary to fine-tune relationships with clients, vendors, colleagues, family members and friends.

About Dave Mitchell

Since founding The Leadership Difference in 1995, over 250,000 people have attended Dave’s “enter-TRAIN-ment” seminars. His clients include Allstate Insurance, Bank of America, Universal Studios, Hilton Worldwide, Trek Bikes, Walt Disney World and the CIA.

Dave has an M.Ed in Global Human Resources Development from the University of Illinois where he has served as an adjunct professor. Prior to founding his own company, Dave spent over 15 years in leadership positions in broadcasting, retail and hospitality and is designated as a Certified Advanced Wine Sommelier by the International Wine Guild.

Dave is the author of two books: Live and Learn or Die Stupid! and The Power of Understanding People – an Amazon editor’s choice for Best Business Book.

Registration Fees: 

  • Member: $45.00
  • Nonmember: $55.00
  • Student: $12.00
  • 10 Year Member: $35.00

Registration fees increase by $10.00 on Sept. 13.

Event Type: Chapter Event

Continuing Education Credit

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