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March 24, 2022

Next Week’s Online Classes: Managing Conflict, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Mindfulness

Effectively Managing Conflict in Organizations 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 1:30 – 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Organizations need conflict to challenge old ways of thinking and find creative solutions. But, if conflict is not managed effectively then a company can become dysfunctional.

Join Ted Gerber of the Addison Resources Group to gain practical tools that can be used to manage tensions and resolve conflicts within teams, between functions, and throughout your firm, including:

  • How to create a mutual gain mindset
  • How to recognize stories or assumptions that get in the way of resolving conflict
  • Using acknowledgment and active listening to diffuse tensions
  • How to probe to better understand what is behind strong positions
  • How to recognize styles that facilitate or get in the way of effectively managing conflict

Click here to register.

Mergers & Acquisitions 2.0
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern)

An increasing number of engineering and consulting firms are acquiring other firms, merging their firms or selling their practices. Although every transaction is different, with respect to its economic and legal terms, they all follow the same process. Many engineers and consultants have limited experience buying or selling their firms. Understanding this M&A process is crucial for a party considering a merger-acquisition opportunity to avoid common pitfalls.

In this seminar, Fox Rothschild’s Bill Mandel and Syvia Magid will share the essentials of M&A:

  • Valuing your firm
  • Positioning and packaging your firm for sale and to attract the best buyers
  • Understanding the M&A process, including economic and legal terms of a deal
  • Avoiding common pitfalls to achieve a successful transaction

Click here to register.

Engineering Your Mind: How to Leverage Mindfulness to Grow Your Toolbox 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern)

What is mindfulness and how can it help you become a better engineer? Research into mindfulness continues to grow and show the extensive benefits of incorporating mindful practices into our routines. These benefits range from improved mental health to increased empathy, patience, and compassion.

In this Engineering Your Mind Workshop,  Elyssa Dixon of fleeceandforests will explore the science behind mindfulness, overview how mindfulness practices can strengthen skills necessary in technical careers for successful teamwork and leadership in interdisciplinary groups such as active listening, reduced bias, and self-awareness, and detail the skills you can use to manage your own personal growth.

Participant takeaways include:

  • Understanding the benefits of mindfulness
  • How to incorporate mindfulness practices into personal development and interpersonal communication
  • How to share mindfulness practices with your coworkers and teams

Click here to register.

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