Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM CST  (45 minutes)

Do you collaborate or cooperate? Which is more productive and beneficial for an event? How is this achievable?

M&IW is excited to have the opportunity to bring together one of our valued clients, Katie O’Connell Ward from Verizon Wireless, and valuable strategic partner, Alan Schaefer Founder & CEO of Banding People Together.  Together we offer you an exclusive webinar that will explore why collaboration is far more effective than cooperation and what is REALLY possible when you effectively collaborate in planning and executing an event.

Banding People Together is out to change the way events are conducted and they are doing so in a fun and unique way. These behaviorist rock stars truly understand how to immerse participants in an experience that teaches them true collaboration and has them leaving the event with a better understanding of themselves, those around them and how to be a little less Gaga and a bit more Jimmy when needed.

Curious what a Gaga or Jimmy has to do with collaboration? Tune in to our webinar on Thursday, June 7 for the answer, and listen in on what happened when Banding People Together, and a progressive meeting management team came together. Learn how the magic of collaboration produced an extremely successful event.


Full Session Description:   

Many of us know the power of a face-to-face meeting or event, but did you know you can take that event even further by implementing an interactive entertainment and team building component. Learn how having an open mind and willingness to collaborate during the planning process, and implementation of your next event, can forever strengthen the communication process within your organization and yourself. 

Learner Outcomes 

  1. Explore the frame work needed for creating alignment within your organization.
  2. Learn how to maximize your contribution in the planning process. (Strategy vs. Tactics)
  3. Provide the opportunity to learn about your collaborative voice, how you sound to others when working together. (The Collaborative Harmony Index) 

Presenter(s) Bio:

Alan Schaefer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banding People Together, a super group of behaviorists, strategists and rock stars who teach people how to be their best selves when working with others.  A few of their global clients include NASA, Netflix, Cisco, ADP and Verizon. He created Banding’s True Collaboration® methodology which includes their own diagnostic called The Collaborative Harmony Index.  He has been described as “a maestro of human capital excellence” and brings his unique perspective as a successful entrepreneur, recording artist, songwriter and consultant to his current work.

Katie O’Connell Ward is an internal events and project manager focused on employee engagement and development for Verizon. As the events manager for the Great Lakes Market, Katie leads a small, but mighty team, that handles leadership meetings, channel summits, and kickoff meetings in 9 states. Katie has been with Verizon for 9 years, spending time in Retail Sales, customer experience analytics and marketing prior to moving into events and project management. She has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.


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Thursday, June 7, 2018 



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