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SMPS St. Louis Hosts Best-Selling Author and National Speaker, Mary Abbajay for two professional development workshops

February 19, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Strategies to Build Connections with Colleagues

This session will benefit you no matter where you are in your career – from owner/executives to entry level.  Learning to navigate and influence people who approach work differently than you positively impacts your company culture.  Establishing strong, productive working relationships is the single most effective way to accelerate success in any organization. This lively and interactive session provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives, and personalities. This session helps attendees:

  • Raise awareness on preferred work style and behaviors—of self and others
  • Understand and successfully navigate personality differences that impact manager/staff relationships
  • Recognize different leadership styles and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating effectively with each style
  • Take ownership for successfully managing workplace relationships!

Make Your Meetings Matter: Lead Better Meetings!
*seating is limited*

Studies show that poorly run meetings are multi-billion-dollar problem in U.S. organizations. It’s time to make the most of meetings and make them truly impactful. Meetings are meant to keep people in the loop, involved in the conversation and overall useful for people attending them…so let’s make them positive, engaging and efficient. In this high energy, interactive session participants learn:

  • Tips for making a meeting more efficient as a meeting leader
  • Real-time advice on how to improve your approach to meetings
  • Techniques for managing meeting participants and keeping meetings on track!
  • How to boost energy and engagement for meeting attendees
  • Meeting management strategies that can be employed by all attendees
  • Strategies for virtual meeting management and participation

 5 CEUs are available for the full day of programming

2.5 CEUs are available for each session

About the Speaker

Mary Abbajay, author of the best-selling, award-winning Managing Up: How to Move

Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss is the president of Careerstone Group, LLC, a full-service organizational and leadership development consultancy that delivers leading-edge talent and organizational development solutions to business and government. As a sought-after author, speaker, consultant, and trainer, Mary helps clients develop the strategies, skills and sensibilities needed for success in the 21st century. Her expertise lies in helping clients create dynamic and productive workplaces that foster professional and personal excellence and growth. Mary is a frequent expert contributor for television, radio and print publications where she provides practical leadership and career advice. In addition to her role as a contributor, her work and advice have appeared in the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, The Financial Times, Money Magazine, Southwest Airlines Magazine, Monster, and the BBC.

In 2010, Mary was named as one of Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and was a Smart CEO Brava Award recipient in 2017.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Morning Session: Strategies to Build Connections with Colleagues

Registration and Networking: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Presentation: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Afternoon Session: Lead Better Meetings

Registration and Networking: 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Presentation: 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
*seating is limited*

* Please note: lunch will be served to those who register to attend the full day of programming, which includes a morning and afternoon session.  Lunch for full day attendees will be from 11:30am-12:30pm.


Moulin Events

2017 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63103

Half Day Session (Morning or Afternoon)

  • CPSM:  $90
  • Member:  $100
  • Nonmember:  $150

Full Day (Includes Lunch)

  • CPSM:  $180
  • Member:  $200
  • Nonmember:  $300
  • Student Member:  $100

Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Walk-in Policy

To ensure we can comfortably accommodate all attendees, anyone who registers after the deadline will be charged an additional   walk-in fee.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations made 48-hours prior to the event will be fully refunded.  Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event. In the event the registrant is unable to attend, another individual from their firm can attend and the attendee will be expected to pay-at-the-door any applicable cost difference (ie. member vs non-member).

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February 19, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


SMPS St. Louis


Moulin Events and Meetings
2017 Chouteau Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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