Harness the Power of Group Influence for Effective Meetings


July 16, 2020
11:00 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT
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Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center
53995 IN-933
South Bend, IN 46637
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**Social distancing practices will be in place. Masks are strongly suggested while registering and moving about the meeting room. Lunch will be buffet style with servers, all servers and Gillespie employees will be wearing face masks.**

Have you ever been part of a group project where someone didn’t carry their weight? Left a meeting wondering “what was that all about?” or learned what people really thought at the informal "after meeting meeting?" If so you have experienced the power of the group to influence individuals (and individuals to influence the group). This presentation will explore what makes groups effective and highlight skills and tools you can use right away as both a group participant and group leader.  

Participants will learn tools they can immediately put into use in developing better meetings as well as fundamental group psychology information, topics include:

  • What makes work groups effective
  • The three basic facilitation models
  • Ground rules for effective groups
  • Creating participation and buy-in
  • Group decision making models and how to lead them
  • Group psychology highlights: social loafing, the risky shift, group think and more!


About our Speaker

Dr. Shannon S. Jennings is the President and co-founder of Syncovate LLC—Business Psychology Consultants and has produced and facilitated hundreds leadership workshops and retreats. In addition, she has trained hundreds of facilitators in roundtable methodology and peer learning. 

As a passionate advocate for engaging leaders throughout an organization, Dr. Jennings is focused on talent development, strategic growth, organizational diversity/belonging, and strengths based performance.  As a leadership coach she engages assessment tools to target areas of growth that can quickly lead to higher performance and increased job satisfaction.

In addition to her role at Syncovate, Dr. Jennings serves as an adjunct professor in the Business Psychology department at The Chicago School of Professional psychology, leads the Child Advocate in Divorce program for St. Joseph County, IN, has a thriving private practice, and has the honor of serving on the board of the Center for Community Justice.  

Dr. Jennings earned her BA in Psychology from IUSB, MA in Mental Health Counseling from Bethel College, and Doctorate in Business Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013.  




$25.00 Member Ticket

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket