The November 2016 meeting of the Wichita Falls HR Management Association (WFHRMA) will be:
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
Century City Center - Room 605
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
As always, lunch will be provided.
The cost is $10 for members and FREE for first time guests! Guests joining us after their first visit will be charged $15 for lunch.
Guest Speaker: Patricia M. Porter, L.C.S.W., AAP, ABW
Speaker-Author-Radio Show Host
Academy of Advanced Practitioners (AAP)
Texas Credentialed Distinguished Mediator
Certified Advanced Conflict Coach
Accredited Boss Whispering® Coach (ABW)
Group Intervention/Team Building Facilitator
Senior Facilitative Trainer
Dispute Resolution Mentor
Topic: Conflict Connections Workplace Wildfire™: Managing Abrasive Leader Behavior
Program Description: Workplace incivility, bullying and harassment are increasingly common behaviors that are highly damaging to individuals, teams and organizations. This seminar addresses the suffering that results from leaders who use abrasive and abusive behaviors to motivate their employees and teams. Specifically, it describes the problems these behaviors create in the workplace, and the steps you can take to intervene and manage these behaviors. As a result of this seminar, participants will be able to:
* Create self-awareness and critical thinking about the impact of abrasive behaviors
* Define the progressive stages and severity of abrasive behaviors
* Recognize the behavioral warning signs
* Identify intervention strategies that minimize abrasive conduct
Speaker Biography: Patricia Porter is a senior mediator, team facilitator, senior trainer and conflict management/abrasive leader coach. Since 1994, she has assisted employees, teams and senior leadership work through conflict and organizational change productively. Patricia helps her clients improve communication, modify destructive behavior and apply conflict management strategies. She is the author of the Minibuk®, Stop the Dreaded Drama: 55 Tips for Ending Destructive Conflict and her February 2016 release of the Minibük® Stop Avoiding Conflict: Learn to Address Disputes Before They Erupt.”
She is the Founder and Host of The Texas Conflict Coach®. This global online radio program has been produced since 2009 educating the public on how to negotiate, embrace and manage conflict courageously and constructively.
Patricia provides executive coaching to C-Suite, Senior Executive Service leaders and managers with a focus on addressing conflict, abrasive behaviors, and conflict avoidant leadership. She is an accredited Boss Whisperer® with the Boss Whispering Institute. As a conflict management coach, she has worked with federal agency executives working at NASA Centers, EPA, Transportation Security Administration, Department of Interior, and USDA-Forest Service. She has also coached Presidents and CEOs of multi-billion dollar businesses, researchers and scientists from Texas state and U.S. federal agencies.
In addition to her extensive conflict coaching experience, Patricia is a highly experienced workplace/EEO mediator, team facilitator and senior trainer. She provides services to a number of federal and state agencies throughout the U.S. Her extensive experience has provided numerous opportunities to mentor Navy mediators, new conflict coaches throughout the U.S. and Canada, and group intervention facilitators at the Department of Homeland Security – Transportation Security Administration.
Currently, Patricia teaches conflict management coaching to graduate students at the Southern Methodist University Dispute Resolution Program in Plano, Texas. She is also the President for the Texas Association of Mediators.
RSVP no later than noon Friday, November 4, 2016.
A reservation made is a reservation paid unless cancelled before noon on the Friday before the event.