2017 Education & Business Exchange

September 28, 2017 3:00 PM to September 29, 2017 12:30 PM
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Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley Hotel
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, NC 27612



10:00am - 12:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

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12:00pm - 6:30pm Registration

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12:00pm Tradeshow Registration Open

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1:30pm Committee Meetings

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2:30pm - 3:00pm New Member / First Timer Mixer

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3:00pm - 4:15pm

Education: "Conscious Communication for Leadership & Teamwork"

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4:30pm - 6:00pm  Business Exchange

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6:00pm - 8:00pm    Welcome Reception 

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7:15am-8:00am Nuts & Bolts

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7:30am Registration Opens

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8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast 

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9:00am - 10:15am                              Education: "Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand"

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10:15am - 10:30am Morning Break  

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10:30am - 11:30am Education: "Conscious Communication to Inspire Safety"

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12:00pm - 12:30pm CMP Exam Info Session

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Conscious Communication for Leadership & Teamwork 

Conscious Communication® is based on the belief that good communication skills are the foundation of relationships and the lifeblood of effective leadership, teamwork, and organizational performance. In general, people's leadership and organizational effectiveness are a result of their ability to communicate. The Conscious Communication skills Dr. Brinkman teaches is crosses all industries, educational levels and cultures as evidenced by his bestselling books in 25 languages.

 This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review. 


Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand 

This program teaches leaders:

  • How to apply the Meeting Jet process for both in-person and virtual meetings
  • Communication techniques that bypass conflict and create an environment where all members listen and are heard
  • Skills to control participation of the domination of aggressive members and encourage participation of passive members
  • A strategy that allows new ideas to evolve in a group process, instead of just being shot down
  • A decision making model that appropriately integrates all members’ opinions
  • The art of the effective agenda that shortens meetings while getting more accomplished
  • A simple method to maintain the groups focus and avoid all tangents

 This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review. 


Conscious Communication to Inspire Safety

You know the importance of safety, but how do you and your safety personnel communicate that to those on the front line who come face-to-face with safety issues every day? Dr. Brinkman will show you how to communicate in a way that makes your safety message stick. With his entertaining, stand-up comedy style, Dr. Rick Brinkman demonstrates compelling communication techniques that will engage your teams, uptick performance, and provide a safer work environment for employees.

 This program has been submitted to the Events Industry Council for CMP Preferred Provider review. 



Dr. Rick Brinkman

Dr. Rick Brinkman is best known for his Conscious Communication® expertise conveyed to millions of people via keynotes and trainings, radio, television, print interviews, and numerous award-winning books, videos and audio programs. He has presented over 4,000 programs in 18 countries to top companies, associations and government clients.

He is co-author of the international bestselling book, Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst, published by McGraw-Hill and translated into 25 languages. He is also co-author of four others, Life by Design: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Dealing With Relatives, Love Thy Customer, and his latest, Dealing with Meetings You Can’t Stand: How to Meet Less and Do More.

Dr. Rick’s unique presentation style of Educating through Entertainment showcases his acerbic wit and lively storytelling, engaging seven parts of the brain instead of just two from boring facts and figures. This promotes information retention and helps listeners to quickly utilize the communication skills he teaches, leaving his dynamic seminars with                                                                      immediate, memorable takeaways.

Sharing human behavior insights and content-rich communication strategies, Dr. Rick helps organizations improve leadership performance, teamwork, soft skills, risk and meeting management, and teaches sales and service professionals how to apply his principles of Conscious Communication® to improve their bottom line results.

Dr. Rick has received numerous awards including Funniest Speaker of the Year by the Sales Forum and the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) Distinguished Faculty Award. He has been featured as a communication expert in the Wall St. Journal, O Magazine, CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, and many others.

His clients include IBM, Intel, Aetna, NASA Astronaut Corps, Xerox, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Princeton University, the Under Secretary of Defense, LucasFilm, Sony Pictures, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the FBI, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and countless associations.

Dr. Rick imparts sophisticated knowledge with a light-hearted touch. Using everyday situations, and character sketches, he creates a larger-than-life presentation that fills your people with comic and cosmic "shocks of recognition" and insight. In short, his techniques produce results-oriented action for your organization because the substance of Dr. Rick’s content is embedded by humor into memory.


A room block is being held at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley with a room rate of $159 a night. Book your room before September 1, 2017 to receive the group rate! You can book online here: MPI-CC September 2017 Room Block Page