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