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When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:30 AM until 1:30 PM (CST)
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, Minnesota  55439
United States
Contact: Julie Janckila

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Succeeding in a Matrix Environment 

Matrix organizations have become the norm, particularly as companies have had to become flatter and leaner. But what makes a matrix organization succeed? Most companies focus on it from a structure perspective, but few recognize the complexities on the human side.

Carmen Nemecek
, a Consulting Director with The Ken Blanchard Companies, will provide a fast-paced overview, exploring new ways to thrive in a matrix environment and answering key questions like:

• Influencing without authority -- with fewer hierarchical reporting structures, what's the best way to advance my point of view?
• Understanding differences -- how do I become better at realizing my own needs and preferences, as well as reading the patterns of others?
• Managing conflict -- how can I embrace and harness the conflict that naturally and frequently occurs?
• How and who makes decisions -- in a landscape where decision rights aren't clear, what role can/should I play?

Carmen will then facilitate a panel discussion on this topic, diving into real-life examples with some of the region's top leaders, including:

Stacia Andersen, SVP of Home Merchandising, Target
Ann Simonds, SVP, President of the Mill City Division (Betty Crocker Baking, Pillsbury Refrigerated), General Mills
Tom Dixon, VP, Pizza Marketing, Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc.

You won't want to miss this thought provoking discussion and the opportunity to network with some of the best minds in the business.

Carmen Nemecek, a Consulting Director with The Ken Blanchard Companies

10:30 AM Workshop: How To Conduct a Networking Meeting
11:00 - 11:30 AM Networking
11:30 - 11:45 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
11:45 - 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 - 1:30 PM Program

Registration fee 
$60 for NEW members/$65 for non-members through 4/22/14
$75 NEW members and non-members after 4/22/14

Register today - seating is limited.

Who should attend
Emerging leaders, executives, men and women professionals who would like to connect with other professionals in the region. 

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Cancellation and Refund/Transfer Policy
Full refunds available 10 business days prior to the event date. Click here to submit your formal cancellation and refund request in writing by Tuesday, April 15.
Replacement requests made after Tuesday, April 22, will have to be made on site at the Registration Help Desk.

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Portions of this event may be photographed and videotaped for use by the Network of Executive Women in its sole discretion. Any and all attendees of the event may be videotaped and/or photographed while in attendance and attendees will not be compensated in any fashion for use of a videotape or photograph containing any attendee's image or likeness.

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