The PMI-CIC Lunch Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 17th at 11:30 am at Curate, located at 322 E. Court Ave.

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About the Speaker: Sinikka Waugh of Your Clear Next Step

Sinikka Waugh, President and Founder of Your Clear Next Step is a recognized leader in understanding people and in adapting tools, techniques, and processes to meet the demands of the situation at hand. As a popular presenter and trainer, her energetic and engaging style drives home the art and science of making business better for individuals, teams, and organizations.
Her background in languages and literature, her natural inclination as a relentlessly positive “people-ist”, and her career in project management and business analysis have prepared her to easily connect with people to lead and coach them to even better.
From her earliest memories, Sinikka has felt called to teach. Since 2008, Sinikka has led the Iowa-based training company Your Clear Next Step. Your Clear Next Step is committed to making communities better by making business better for individuals and organizations. As a project manager, business analyst, facilitator, trainer, and coach, Sinikka is known for consistently helping people find innovative ways to work together, solve problems, and get things done.
Since 2006, Sinikka has provided compassionate leadership in transformation initiatives, and her tools for helping others through change have positively impacted many individuals and organizations in the area and around the country.
Sinikka is active with the Central Iowa Chapter of the PMI and the IIBA. She is a Rotarian and is consistently active in the faith community in Indianola, Iowa. Sinikka holds a BA from Central College, an MA from the University of Iowa, and is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. Sinikka and her husband Spencer live in Indianola, Iowa with their two daughters.

About the Session:

The fact that we have different generations at work isn't new. The "young whippersnappers" and the "old fogies" and everyone in between have always been at work, but it seems that every few years we have to stop and get our heads around how we can interact with each other more effectively.

Looking at generational differences through a lens of disciplined, compassionate emotional intelligence, with a commitment to "even better" can help us work together more effectively.

In this engaging and thought-provoking session, Your Clear Next Step coach Sinikka Waugh will present some tactical, try-this-now approaches to improving the way different generations interact on your projects.

We'll focus on how to recognize, appreciate, and connect with colleagues from different generations, and how to make sure we're demonstrating communication and interpersonal styles that will resonate with others, without putting them in boxes! • Quick overview of common generational groupings • The power of curiosity and how to apply it • Using norms to help put unspoken assumptions out in the open • Words that work, and how to use them

By attending this course, participants will: 

Gain simple tools to help you recognize generational differences where you work

Practice three proven ways to connect with other humans, regardless of their generational match to yours

Gain a simple technique to help eliminate the pain of assumptions across generational lines 

Engage more effectively with others through a handful of easy-to-apply words that help narrow the gap between generations.

Join us by registering Here today!

Deadline to register is Monday, January 14th by noon.