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We've got 2 great additional learning opportunities before we kick off the 2018 Spring Conference. You can choose to attend both sessions or a morning or afternoon session, it's your call! *Registration fees are additional and not included in the Spring Conference Registration.

 Export to Your Calendar 5/21/2018
When: Monday, 5/21
8:00 AM
Where: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
United States

Online registration is available until: 5/18/2018
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AESP Spring Pre-conference Workshops*

  Monday, May 21, 2018


Session:                       Member Rate*      Non-member Rate *

Morning course:                $325. USD               $375. USD
Afternoon course:             $325. USD               $375. USD
Both courses:                     $495. USD               $575. USD

Session Times:

8-11:30 am  or
12:30-4:00 pm

Morning Course

Emotional Intelligence

MJ Clark, Integrated Leadership Systems

This interactive session will cover the crucial role of self-awareness in developing successful relationships and help participants pinpoint behaviors that impact work performance by reviewing the four core abilities of emotional intelligence.  Ms. Clark will cover how participants can identify their emotional triggers and improve their work by understanding how the brain processes emotion. She will also discuss how staying cool and building confidence can boost productivity and how to develop leadership skills by recognizing office behaviors to more productively manage relationships. This morning workshop will include activities and interactive discussion to reinforce the concepts presented, and participants will leave with concrete goals and action items to pursue to enhance their emotional intelligence.


Trainer bio:

As a senior leadership consultant for Integrated Leadership Systems since 2006, M.J. Clark helps companies with ownership and management succession, strategic planning and executive development. She helps executives keep others accountable, better manage stress, develop emotional intelligence, become more assertive and confident, and fine-tune leadership and management skills. 

M.J. has a master's degree in organizational communication from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. She is Accredited in Public Relations and is the author of the book Shut Up and Lead: A Communicator’s Guide to Quiet Leadership.


Afternoon Course

How to Build a High Performance Team

John Oyhenart, PivotStone Group

How do you structure a team to leverage skill sets and optimize personalities?  What are the tools and resources you need to build a superstar team? How do you measure a successful team? Get answers to these and other questions during this impactful half-day afternoon workshop.
Participants will: 

• Assess the health of their team
• Identify the capabilities of each member of their team
• Determine their own preferred leadership style(s)
• Apply the Situational Leadership Model to better match their leadership style to the skill and will of the people they’re leading
• Practice using active listening and powerful questions to set expectations and develop the team’s capabilities
• Practice using the Situation-Behavior-Impact model to give meaningful feedback and hold the team accountable for results


Trainer bio:

John Oyhenart is founder and president of PivotStone Group. He has more than three decades of leadership experience in strategy, engineering, marketing, operations, and team development in energy companies ranging in size from start up to Fortune 500.  He is a  professional certified leadership coach, organizational performance consultant, trainer and adviser to senior managers across the energy industry.



InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30326

Hotel Reservations can be made directly with the InterContinental Buckhead at 404-946-9191 or online.  If calling, individuals need to state that they are with AESP 2018 Spring event to receive special group rates. 

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Look for the Change Search arrow right above the currency button to change your arrival and departure dates. 

The room block will be honored until the room block is full or April 30, 2018 and the room rate is $179 USD per night.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by 5/4/18, will receive a refund, minus a $100 processing fee. Cancellations received after 5/4/18 & no shows will not receive a refund. AESP reserves the right to cancel the training at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants. If a program is canceled, refunds will be paid in full for the training canceled or you may reschedule attendance. In the event of a cancellation, AESP is not responsible for non-refundable airfares, other airfare penalties, or travel charges you may incur.

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