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Click here to register for both in person workshops ($200.00)


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Seminar 1:  Improve Your Likeability - Improve Your Impact   

July 23rd, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Park District / Schaumburg Golf Club / Chandler’s

Registration Fee:  $125 members / $325 non-members | 0.3 CEUs awarded:  $6.00 processing fee

What is the impact of your likeability on your ability to communicate and accomplish your goals?  You hire, elect and listen to the people you like, right?  If you don’t like them; you don’t listen, and the law of reciprocity means if you are not likeable, they won’t either. 

This program will guide you in becoming the best “you,” so that you can make positive, likable connections through effective communication strategies.

Learning Outcomes:

•            Remove your walls: understand the impact of what people see and hear

•            Develop professional trust: learn the signals of competence and confidence

•            Create focus: Use stories to change the way you connect and communicate  

Webinar 3:  Your Board and Your Strategic Plan

Thursday, August 13th, 11:00 a.m.    Noon

Registration Fee:  Complimentary for IAPD members / $125 non-members | 0.1 CEUs awarded:  $6.00 processing fee

Mission: Where we are going.  Strategic Plan: The roadmap for getting there. 

A strategic plan is a tool that a board uses to keep their agency and staff on course.  The staff manages the journey.  They decide the details of the trip. 

Board members and staff have important and distinct responsibilities, and problems usually occur when responsibilities are confused.  This webinar will review many of the structures and concepts that can help board members successfully achieve their mission.

Learning Outcomes:

            Understand your board’s value, role and responsibilities.

            Learn your strategic plan’s value for keeping all stakeholders in their lane and helping everyone stay focused on the mission.

            Review pitfalls and precautions for boards and strategic planning.

Seminar 2:  Driving the Future of your Agency: Vision, Leadership and Engagement

September 17th, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Schaumburg Park District / Schaumburg Golf Club / Chandler’s

Registration Fee:  $125 members / $325 non-members | 0.3 CEUs awarded:  $6.00 processing fee

Leaders are tasked with envisioning the best possible future.  Leaders create a plan to motivate and inspire others to overcome obstacles in order to make that future a reality. This program will help you gain perspectives and learn techniques for creating a successful future for your community.

Learning Outcomes:

            Recognize the power of being mission-focused while driving toward your goal

            Understand key factors for affecting change through recognition, trust and culture

            Practice and learn techniques for engaging with all stakeholders.


About the Speaker - Bill Graham

Bill Graham helps professionals (executives, salespeople, teachers, doctors, scientists, engineers, bankers, attorneys, non-profit leaders, and elected officials) to become more likable and impactful communicators.

Bill spent over a decade as Director of Creative Affairs for Procter and Gamble Productions, training writers and giving daily story notes for 7,000 hours of soap operas: Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Another World.  Writers he developed won Best Writing Emmy Awards 5 of his last 7 years at P&G.

Prior to working in television, he spent 12 years as producing director of Olney Theatre, a professional Equity theatre in Olney, MD.

He trains state legislators for the Council of State Government’s Leadership Academies.  Legislators from over half of the 50 States, Canada and Mexico have received this training.

He trains for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute, and he has served on the faculties of Seton Hall’s Leadership Communication program and NYU’s School for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management.

Professionals in 44 states, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, China, UAE, Germany and the United Kingdom have grown through Bill’s communications and leadership programs.