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    September Dinner Meeting

    Date: September 10, 2012, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre-registered: members $40, non-members $50, students and qualified In-Transition $20; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for 1 GENERAL recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!

    Influencing Across the Matrix

    Presented by:

    Julie High and Eileen Garger of BlessingWhite

    How often do you hear complaints such as “but they don’t report to me!” or “I can’t make them do it.” The behaviors and skills required of employees in a matrix organization differ from that of a traditional, hierarchical workplace.  Behaviors that were once a “nice to have” are now cornerstones to employees’ success and ultimately the organizations’ success.  Mastering these skills often requires a shift in mindset, while formal training helps to practice and reinforce these matrix-survival behaviors.  Join representatives from BlessingWhite as they help teach us how to survive and even thrive in a matrix organization.

    About our speakers:

    Julie High is a consultant and instructional designer with BlessingWhite.  She is passionate about collaborating with clients to determine their needs and create high-impact learning and development initiatives that drive increased levels of employee engagement.

    Prior to joining BlessingWhite, Julie was an internal Learning & Development Consultant for Phase Forward, a global eClinical technology company.  There, her focus was on global management development, team building, employee onboarding and orientation, and non-technical training. Prior to Phase Forward, Julie was an Organizational Development Associate for InStep Consulting, an Organizational Development consulting firm, servicing clients primarily in the non-profit and government sectors.

    Julie holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology and Business Administration from Muhlenberg College.  She is a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and a certified facilitator of Yale University’s Coping With Work and Family Stress: A Workplace Preventive Intervention.  Additionally, she is a member of the American Society for Training and Development. 

    Eileen Garger is the Vice President of Strategic Client Relationships for BlessingWhite where she consults with clients in the areas of global leadership development, talent management and employee engagement strategies.

    Eileen's in-depth experience in leadership, culture, and employee alignment enables her to work with a variety of clients, helping them optimize workforce productivity and develop their talent pipeline. Her clients represent the leaders in financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer products and manufacturing sectors.

    She is certified in MBTI, Chally Assessments, BlessingWhite Cultural Assessments, and Booth-Clark Wilson 360 Assessments.

    In addition to the leadership positions in consulting and marketing that Eileen has held at BlessingWhite, she has also been a member of the executive leadership teams at global HR management and training companies, including Achieve Global (formerly Xerox Learning Systems) Right Management Consulting, American Management Association, Drake Beam Morin and Berlitz International.