Communicating Authentically and Courageously to Achieve Results

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will help you to improve your ability to communicate in key areas vital to your effectiveness.

Under stress and pressure, we tend to fall back on aggressive or passive-aggressive forms of communication which will derail our goal to succeed at the task at hand. Excellent communication skills are vital to your success as a leader and represent potentially the biggest stumbling block that you will encounter. Knowing how to communicate under pressure will help keep your organization moving in a forward direction. This session will provide tools for listening effectively, outline common styles of communication, and provide ways you can acknowledge and manage emotions during conflicts and confrontations. You will also have the opportunity to role-play to reinforce the concepts. As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

·         Engage in listening and communicating more effectively.

·         Mediate disagreements between other employees.

·         Practice having assertive conversations.

·         Handle difficult people more effectively.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm

Morgan Hembree, Psy.D., MBA, BCB

Hembree, Psy.D., MBA, BCB

Morgan L. Hembree, Psy.D., MBA, BCB graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Philosophy in 2009. She knew from an early age that she wanted to study human behavior, and fell in love with the analysis and exploration of philosophy during college. She spent her summers doing Applied Behavior Analysis with children and teens on the Autism spectrum, which helped her gain confidence in her decision to pursue a graduate degree in psychology.

Morgan began her graduate studies at the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University in the fall of 2009. Though her interest was initially in clinical applications of psychological theory, she very quickly fell in love with the field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. During her second year of graduate school she began pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree simultaneously, and began the process of integrating her understanding of human behavior with her new knowledge of managerial strategy. In addition to her clinical rotations, Morgan completed a practicum with Organizational Development Services, where she conducted individual assessments, led workshops, and engaged undergraduate leaders in leadership development.

After completing her dissertation, “The Mindful Leader: The Interaction of Mindfulness and Attachment in Predicting Transformational Leadership Ratings,” Morgan graduated with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master of Business Administration degrees, as well as her Board Certification in Biofeedback, in May of 2014. She hopes to continue to expand her understanding of leadership and management strategy, as well as to explore the utilization of both Mindfulness and Biofeedback techniques in coaching.

Currently, Morgan is working as a Leadership Consultant for Integrated Leadership Systems (ILS) in Columbus, Ohio. Here she assists employees at varying levels of organizations in industries such as health care, energy, law, and construction in optimizing their leadership potential. Morgan provides executive coaching, which incorporates a detailed 360 assessment 

Columbus EF, East Tower, Ballroom Level
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Concurrent Session
Leadership & Navigation
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