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Conversations that Connect: Let’s Click not Crash 

Navigating Challenging Conversations: Tools for PushBack, Lack of Understanding, and Defensiveness 

Hilary Blair, MFA - CEO, ARTiculate Real&CLear

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Host:  Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center

Neenah, WI


Hilary Blair, MFAARTiculate: Real&Clear



Have you ever had an incident occur due to a simple miscommunication? Didn’t know where to start when trying to navigate a challenging conversation? Had a work environment that was very silo-ed due to differing perspectives and ways?  

Join us on Thursday, February 15th for our February MPI-WI Chapter Meeting as we will be welcoming our energetic speaker, Hilary Blair, MFA, to the Bridgewood Conference Center & Resort in Neenah, WI.  Hilary is the cofounder and CEO of ARTiculate Real & Clear and will give us insight on tips to harness our inner leader by communicating successfully and build powerful relationships.  Enhancing a team culture improves employee engagement and retention, unlocks an individual’s potential, and will create trust and authenticity that helps your team flourish.  By having clear, intentional conversations, the results are endless - elevated work performance, trust & authenticity in a team environment, creating meaningful relationships that can last a lifetime...who doesn’t like the sound of that!  After all, effective partnerships and fostering collaboration are what make our events successful!

Keep the Valentine's spirit alive and celebrate your love for MPI-WI by hanging around for our post-meeting reception where you have a chance to win an exceptional raffle prize and Ice Skating at The Plaza at Gateway Park!  Shuttles will take you from the Best Western Bridgewood Resort to The Plaza.  Compliments of the Fox Cities CVB, enjoy ice skating, heavy hors d’oeuvres including s’mores and hot cocoa.  Visitors don’t need to skate to have fun at The Plaza. Many are content to just hang out at the fire pits.  The Plaza was inspired by New York’s Rockefeller Center and features a duplicate granite statue of John D. Rockefeller Jr. The Plaza’s coffee house, Globe Coffee, operates year-round.  Hope you can join us!

At this event we will collect items to support Literacy Green BayLiteracy Green Bay's mission is to help adults and families acquire the reading, writing, math, English language, computer, and workforce skills they need to function effectively as workers and community members.  Click here to see their wish list items to bring to our February event.



Thursday, February 15, 2024

— AM —  
9:00 - 11:00 

Board of Directors

Garden Terrace
11:30 RegistrationMain Street Plaza
— PM —  
12:00 - 1:00 

Lunch and Networking

Marquette B/C
1:00 - 4:00 

Announcements and Program

Conversations That Connect - Navigating Challenging Conversations
Hilary Blair

Marquette A
4:00 - 4:30 

Reception and Raffle

    Main Street Plaza
    4:45 - 7:00 Ice Skating at The Plaza at Gateway ParkShuttle Available


    Event Pricing



    Member:$60 ($75 after 2/9/2024) 
    Non-Member:$95 ($115 after 2/9/2024) 
    Student Member:  $35 ($40 after 2/9/2024) 


    Pay it Forward Rate:  $0 - Available for registration to any current member that is currently "in between gigs" and without industry employment.  Please contact the chapter office to request this rate.

    Conversations that Connect
    Navigating Challenging Conversations




    Conversations that Connect: Let’s Click not Crash 

    Our intrinsic wiring pulls us towards connection, irrespective of our differences. Yet, societal norms often drive wedges based on those same attributes. Discover with Hilary how we can harness our diverse strengths, elevate self-awareness, and diminish self-conscious barriers. Her 'Activating Presence' approach, coupled with the transformative 'BASA' conversation technique, illuminates the path to genuine relationships while valuing individual uniqueness. 

    Learner Objectives:
    1. Create connection that matters 
    2. Embrace the power of embodied communication 
    3. Own the awkward for relationship success 

    Navigating Challenging Conversations: Tools for PushBack, Lack of Understanding, and Defensiveness 

    Navigating challenging conversations can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to leave you feeling defeated or discouraged. In fact, with the right tools and a strategic mindset, these conversations can become opportunities for growth, understanding, and resolution. 

    Learner Objectives:
    1. Move toward resolution without heightened conflict 
    2. Communicate successfully with differing perspectives 
    3. Activate relationship vs. siloing in conversation 

    Instead of shying away, you can consider challenging conversations as avenues for constructive change. We want to foster understanding, explore solutions, and ultimately find common ground or resolution. It can transform confrontations into opportunities for productive dialogue and mutual success. 1. 2. 3.

    Speaker Bio: Hilary Blair, MFA

    Hilary is a highly regarded keynote speaker, actor, improvisor, facilitator, voice over artist and voice expert. She has coached countless individuals on their pitches and has shared the stage as an emcee and speaker for TedX.

    Hilary is the cofounder and CEO of ARTiculate Real&Clear. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory.


    Location, Map & Lodging

    Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center

    1000 Cameron Way
    Neenah, WI 

    Room Rate:   $129

    Room block Cut-Off: 02/9/2024

    Reservations:  MPI Wisconsin 

    Phone: 800-514-5206

    Online:  Reservation Link  




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