Fierce Conversations Pre-Conference Institute
Thursday, June 7, 2018

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University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
333 S John Q Hammons Pkwy
Springfield, MO 65806

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Heather Birge

The Missouri Annual Conference is excited to present Fierce Conversations as the 2018 Annual Conference Pre-Conference Institute on Thursday, June 7. This one-day training will guide you through tackling your toughest and most challenging conversations. As our Church faces a number of difficult conversations in the coming years, please join us in better equipping ourselves with skills designed to enrich relationships and build community.

When: June 7, 2018
Where: University Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Missouri
Cost: $79 until March 13, $99 from March 13-May 15


There are only 100 spots available per track. You must register and pay to hold your spot.

Fierce workshop attendees learn to ignite productive dialog that interrogates reality, provokes learning, resolves tough challenges and enriches relationships. It’s the place to begin, the cornerstone of great leadership, healthy cultures, intelligent strategies, and whole-hearted execution. We'll be offering a Gen Track, centered on communicating with multigenerational groups, and a Team Track, centered on team utilization and difficult conversations, as our 2018 Annual Conference Pre-Institute.

In your workshop, you will use real-life situations to build and practice the conversations you need to have after the workshop--you will get real work done in real time, and you will enrich the relationships in your professional and personal lives through the process.


9-10:30 a.m. Registration

10:30 a.m. Session 1 in respective track, Gen or Team

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1- 5 p.m. Session 2 in respective track, Gen or Team

Fierce Conversations Tracks Offered

Team Track

The Team Track will offer a dual purpose. It will focus on how you are utilizing your teams, and it will also move into how to have difficult conversations effectively.

Are you tapping into the knowledge available within your team and across different departments within your organization? Are the people in your meetings actively contributing? Or are they texting under the table? Are you avoiding a difficult conversation? When using the Fierce Team methodologies, leaders can make the best possible decisions for the organization. It enables alignment, collaboration, and partnership, not only within your own team, but across the organization. Learning how to have a Fierce Confrontation will result in a healthy and satisfying outcome, with a deep understanding of the truth and mutual respect for one another.

Gen Track

The church is engaging serveral different generations every day. Are diversity differences a team strength or a point of contention? How do you create a culture of inclusion where every person has input without creating bottlenecks in effectiveness?

Fierce Generations is diversity training with a multigenerational lens. It provides a framework for uniting people and realizing the rewards of an inclusive culture by celebrating points of diversity among groups.