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    Dinner Meeting: Leadership as a Choice

    Date: June 12, 2017, 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 $45, non-members $55, students and qualified In-Transition $20. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. $10 additional charge for walk-ins.
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    Leadership as a Choice

    Presented by: Rich McLaughlin
    June 12, 2017
    Princeton Hyatt Regency
    5:30pm to 8:00pm
     **This program is pending approval for 1 general credit by the HRCI and 1 professional
    development credit by SHRM**
    For registration (Beginning Tuesday, May 30) please go to


    We will discuss and explore how anyone within an organization can show leadership through their choices and behaviors regardless of their position. We will start with pairs discussion about effective leaders people have worked with; review a true story of a leader faced with a challenging situation, then share some behaviors and practices that help build a culture of
    shared leadership.


    Rich has been an observer and practitioner of innovation and employee engagement processes for over 20 years. He has over 12,000 hours designing and facilitating leadership and interpersonal skills workshops, innovation explorations and problem-solving with teams to help them jump start their change and innovation efforts. He has helped teams as small as 8 and departments as large as 100 learn how to blend external developments (to understand where customer needs are moving) with internal employee engagement processes (to show how to stimulate internal experiments and capitalize on those opportunities). Rich also enjoys showing
    leaders how to engage employees in driving ongoing innovation in the organization. He brings an experiential approach in his work with client teams. His client’s value the engaging way he works with their people whether facilitating a leadership workshop, working with a specific team, or challenging employees to be more accountable for the whole.
    Rich spent time learning about instructional design and change management at Accenture, helped Square D Company develop and implement their TQM programs and processes and developed the leadership curriculum and internal consulting practice at Baxter Healthcare during his time as an internal OD practitioner. The last 8 years of his practice he has been following the intersection of Innovation and Design Thinking.
    Rich received his M.A. in Training and Development for Business from Ohio State University, and hasbeen consulting faculty for the University of Notre Dame’s College of Business since 2000. He is author of, Rules of Engagement: A Story About How Leaders Can More Effectively Engage Employees. And he co-authored The Experience-Based Learning Guide: Consulting Tools and Exercises that Facilitate team Performance and Learning Through Action. He is also certified in Rummler-Brache process mapping methodology, MBTI, TMI, CCL’s 360 Benchmarks, the Hermann Brain Dominance Index and the Experience Innovation simulation.