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How Train Difficult Stakeholders Like You Would Train a Bird of prey

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Typical Agenda:

  • 7:15 AM: Webex Open for Discussion and Networking
  • 7:30 AM: Welcome/introductions/announcements
  • 7:35 AM  Featured Presentation
  • 8:30 AM: Adjourn

Topic:  How Train Difficult Stakeholders Like You Would Train a Bird of prey


You have probably heard of Positive Reinforcement training or ‘Clicker’ Training for your pets.  Believe it or not, those methods also work on wild animals such as lions, tigers, gorillas, alligators, elephants, and even birds of prey. What’s even more unbelievable is they work on people too. Learn a little bit about training animals while you learn how to deal with your difficult stakeholders.

Speaker Bio: 

Balinda Strosnider 

Balinda Strosnider started her career as a Software Engineer developing statistical packages that helped the likes of Folgers Coffee save millions of dollars. After receiving her MBA, she decided to try the much-misunderstood role of Marketing where she had the most fun in her career. Her specialty then turned into a Process Improvement Specialist when she earned her Six Sigma Master Black Belt and also doubled as a Statistics Professor at WIU.  She currently works as a Nerd Herder running Data Science projects on the leading edge of Digitization. In her spare time, she is a Certified Professional Bird Trainer and just recently started her own Non-profit, Land On Sky Wildlife Experiences, which educates the public about nature and conservation. She is a member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators and is currently writing a book about the science behind volunteering. Oh yes, and she’s a PMP.

PDU: 1.0 

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Type of category: Breakfast Meetings

Type of activity:

Date: November 20th, 2020

Hours: 7:15AM to 8:30AM

Number of PDUs: 1


Members: Free

Non members: Free

Students: Free


Online Meeting