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Listening Pays Workshop October 5

Beacon Academy

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Listening Pays Workshop October 5

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Become a Better Leader & Stronger Family

Through the Power of Listening


One-Day LISTENING PAYS® Workshop

Listening -- it seems so simple. Yet, it’s estimated that the average person ignores, forgets, or misunderstands at least 75% of what he or she hears. Is it any wonder that mistakes occur, opportunities are missed, or that the “I’ll take care of it!” never happens? ~Dr. Rick Bommelje, Ed.D., CLP

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I know I’m forgetting something”?  Does your family ever say “would you just listen to me”?  Is building a better business environment and strengthening family relationships top on your priority list?  If you have answered YES to any of these questions, this workshop is for YOU! 

The Pfeil Innovation Center, sponsored by Beacon Health System, is proud to present the one-day LISTENING PAYS® workshop on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Pfeil Innovation Center is located at 420 N. Niles Avenue, South Bend.

This unique  workshop will be presented by Beacon’s own Certified LISTENING PAYS® Facilitators:  Jewel Abram-Copenhaver, Barbara Ruthe-Walsh, and Dr. Kimberlie Warren.  These talented individuals have been personally trained and mentored by Dr. Rick Bommelje, Ed.D., CLP known by many as the “Listening Doctor”.  Rick Bommelje serves as a Professor in the Department of Communication at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and has over 30 years of professional experience in listening, leadership, management, and adult education.  Dr. Bommelje is also the past President of the International Listening Association and was inducted into the Listening Hall of Fame. 

Registration for this unique and one-of-a-kind workshop is $375 per person. 

Attendees will receive a “Listening” experience filled with exciting and informative instruction, activities, lunch, snacks, beverages, and the “Listening Pays” assessment and the book Listening Pays: Achieve Significance through the Power of Listening, by Rick Bommelje. 

This practical and engaging workshop will help participants gain skills needed to become a sustainable leader through improved listening in both professional and personal endeavors creating better business and family relationships.   Specific listening aids will help participants remember the concepts and tools provided and put the learning’s into an action plan ready for immediate implementation.

This highly interactive program will leave participants with a foundation of four positive listening goals identified by Rick Bommelje:  Awareness, Assessment, Application and Action.

Who should attend?

  • Managers, supervisors, and team leaders at all levels within an organization.
  • Project managers and coordinators who facilitate groups of people from multiple functions.
  • Marketing and sales professionals who want the listening edge to better understand their customers’ needs.
  • Human resource and training professionals
  • Healthcare professionals who would like to improve their communication skills.
  • Families/Spouses
  • Anyone who wants to build better relationships and become a truly effective leader and communicator.

Special Features

Prior to the workshop, all attendees will receive a copy of Listening Pays: Achieve Significance through the Power of Listening  and a 360-degree assessment tool designed to gauge their listening effectiveness.  Attendees are required to complete the assessment and highly recommended to read the book in advance of the workshop in order to be prepared to learn and apply the strategies.  



CANCELLATION POLICY:   Cancellations must be made in writing via e-mail to Patty Tomaszewski at ptomaszewski@beaconhealthsystem.org no later than 48 hours prior to the Beacon Academy workshop session.  Cancellations made before 48 hours will be refunded to your method of payment.   


Cancellations made after 48 hours will result in full-charge of the workshop and no credit will be issued.  


Have questions about Listening Pays Workshop October 5? Contact Beacon Academy

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Pfeil Innovation Center
420 N. Niles Ave
South Bend, IN 46617

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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Beacon Academy was developed for the benefit of Beacon Health System’s more than 7,000 associates and YOU, our valued community of businesses helping to keep our region thriving and vibrant. We are proud to enhance our partnership with you and offer Beacon Academy leadership development courses as a complement to our well-known Innovation curriculum.

The Academy offers Associate and Leadership Development curriculums of over 50 courses that provide the opportunity to learn, grow and develop – no matter your position or level in your organization.

Whether you are a new Associate and/or recent graduate just beginning your career, an existing Associate with a desire to build skills to prepare you to lead others, a leader trying to improve Associate Engagement, or an experienced leader looking to make an impact across the organization – our curriculum provides you the opportunity and choice to develop and enhance your skills across a variety of disciplines and competencies that include:

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  • •  Communication Skills

  • •  Innovation

  • •  Leadership

  • •  Project Management

  • •  Self Development

  • •  Strategy

  • •  Talent Management

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