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    October Dinner Meeting: How to Break Down Silos - How HR Professionals Can Engage Teams and Spur Innovation

    Date: October 14, 2013, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Our in-transition group meets at 4:30
    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***

    Professional Actor & Director of Princeton based JW actors studio and Play for Success to speak and conduct a fun filled workshop on the importance of effective leadership and how to achieve true team harmony.

    Discover how to Break Down Silos, Foster Collaboration, Communication & Trust and Develop Leaders Who Connect …..  all through Improvisational Skills Training.

    The presentation will explore how we can positively charge and orient team members toward effective participation in meetings, team activities and interpersonal conversations, and spur innovation necessary to deliver business value. Together we will conduct a live, creative, fun filled workshop with volunteer participants to demonstrate how by drawing upon exercises from the world of Improvisational Theater, team members and business leaders will learn how to create and sustain harmony to achieve an adaptive and value driven team environment and culture.

    Our speaker:

    Jody Wood has been a professional actor for almost 30 years and has worked in every aspect of the show business industry from Improv Troupes to Theater, Film, Television, and Radio. You may have seen him on CSI Miami, The West Wing, ER, among many others or during his four season run as Detective Danby on David E Kelly’s Boston Public. He has also been in numerous films such as LA Confidential, Rules of Engagement, and Halloween. The very root of his work has always been improvisation in one form or another. About 15 years ago as he worked with Improv Comedy and Theater Troupes he began to see how the skills and techniques he developed and practiced could serve the corporate and organizational world in a very positive way. He developed his idea by working with numerous companies in those first few years on product launches, annual sales meetings, strategy sessions and the like, all while refining and proving its effectiveness. He then began creating workshops and seminars built on these improvisational techniques as a rapid, fun, and effective way to transform teamwork, creativity, communication, and innovation in the workplace. There is no doubt that improvisational theater and the world of business and organizations are absolutely made for each other, thus his business, “Play for Success” was born. Since then his business has grown to help leaders and teams in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and privately held businesses transform the way they communicate and collaborate.

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    Mushroom Bisque, Loin of Pork with Paprika Sauce Paired with Tilapia in a Pecan and Lemon Butter Served with Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Vegetable and Starch Expresso and Chocolate Pots De Crème

    Vegetarian Option:  Orange Couscous with Mediterranean Vegetables, Chickpeas, Cilantro and Lemon Oil