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Solution Circle – Tired of the Talking Head?

Tara Liaschenko, CMM - The Link Event Professionals, Inc.

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Host:  The Osthoff Resort

Elkhart Lake, WI




Tara Liaschenko, CMM
The Link Event Professionals




Ready to start 2024 fresh in the new year by reengaging yourself in the workplace? Are you bored in your meetings, unproductive and need to try something different?   

This is a great program you can use in your internal meetings, strategic planning, and attendee engagement!

Tara Liaschenko, January’s featured speaker, will help you with this all-too-common problem in the workplace. Located at The Osthoff Resort on Thursday, January 25, Tara Liaschenko, our featured speaker will spend her time speaking on her topic, Solution Circle – Tired of the Talking Head? She will be discussing Solution Circle, a customizable sharable program that will help with reigniting and reinventing your brainstorming sessions. 

Our day will conclude with our raffle and reception hosted by the Osthoff Resort and with the musical entertainment of Dream City Jazz -live strings and jazz music for incredibly memorable weddings and events!




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Thursday, January 25, 2024

— AM —  
9:00 - 11:00 

Board of Directors

Villa Gottfried A

10:30 - 11:30

 CMP 101Villa Gottfried B
11:30 RegistrationGrand Libelle Foyer
— PM —  
12:00 - 1:00 

Lunch and Networking

Grand Libelle D-E
1:00 - 4:00 


Solution Circle – Tired of the Talking Head?
Tara Liaschenko

Grand Libelle A
4:00 - 4:40 

Reception and Raffle

Our day will conclude with our raffle and reception hosted by the Osthoff Resort and with the musical entertainment of Dream City Jazz.

    Grand Libelle Foyer


    Event Pricing



    Member:$60 ($75 after 1/19/2024) 
    Non-Member:$95 ($115 after 1/19/2024) 
    Student Member:  $35 ($40 after 1/19/2024) 


    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.

    Solution Circle – Tired of the Talking Head?



    Are you tired of the boring brainstorming session?  Unproductive commiseration sessions?  Solution Circle is the brainstorming session reinvented.  Using the collective knowledge of your peers, experience an enhanced, experientially charged brainstorming session.  Through the use of collaborative co-creation, you will not only obtain potential solutions to your challenges, but you have the opportunity to share your experiences and help your peers with their challenges. 

    This is a solution focused problem-solving session that will provide everyone with multiple solutions.  Solution Circle is a customizable shareable program that can be applied to your office, meeting or conference.  Come join us for a Solution Circle experiential learning solution collective!


    Speaker Bio: Tara Liaschenko 

    With over 25 years of planning experience, Tara Liaschenko is an award-winning professional who has earned an impeccable reputation for creativity and excellence in the event and meeting planning industry.  She is a recipient of the 2015 MPI Global RISE Award for Member of the Year, she is in the MPI Community of Honorees and 50 Most Influential in honor of the 50th anniversary as well.

    A graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Ms. Liaschenko began her career as a consultant in the fashion industry producing and directing.  She has supervised product education and training for a national research laboratory, launched an industry resource guide, and managed on-air image and product knowledge for HSN.  Her work has been based in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, and Florida.

    Ms. Liaschenko is the Founder and Creative Executive Officer of The Link Event Professionals, Inc., a global company based in Tampa, Florida dedicated to planning services covering all aspects of meetings and events including concept development, site selection, contract negotiation, entertainment, catering & accommodations, décor design, promotion, production development, registration, and management.

    Her clients include corporations, associations, nonprofits, religious groups, and individuals.   She has successfully executed thousands of events during her career ranging from those modest in size to conventions and tradeshows of 10,000 attendees and budgets of well over a million dollars.  Whether you are seeking sophisticated, traditional, or surprising, a board meeting or strategic planning session, her organization excels at engaging audiences, increasing participation, building your brand, and accelerating desired outcomes.  

    An accomplished speaker, Ms. Liaschenko also facilitates board, staff, and client retreats, and her company has expanded to facilitating strategic planning and leading business development planning for corporate and nonprofit clients.

    An active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), she has served the Tampa Bay Area Chapter Board as President.  Expanding her commitment to MPI, she has served on the International Community Membership Advisory Council, International Chapter Advisory Council, RISE Awards Judging Panel, Chair of the International Chapter Advisory Council, Chair of the International Chapter and Membership Advisory Council, WEC Education Proposal Review Taskforce, MPI Facilitator Program Committee, Chapter and Membership Advisory Council, Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, RISE Up Taskforce and Chair of the MPI 50th Anniversary Taskforce.  

    With strong community commitment, long-standing relationships with ethical and reliable vendors, and adept knowledge of production, Ms. Liaschenko is at the forefront of her industry consistently delivering her clients successful meetings and events.


    OsthoffCMYK-TMLocation, Map & Lodging

    The Osthoff Resort

    101 Osthoff Avenue
    Elkhart Lake, WI

    Room Rate:   $139

    Room block Cut-Off: 01/10/2024

    Reservations Group ID and Name: #140418 ,  MPI – WI Education & Board 

    Phone: 800-876-3399

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