Online registration is currently closed, but spaces are still available. If you would like to attend this event, please call NWPPA at 360-254-0109, and our staff will be happy to help you.
Who Should Attend:
Any professional who wants to improve communication and engagement by taking a fresh approach to how you see, interact, and react to situations.
Northwest Communications & Energy Innovations Conference, September 16-18, 2019
Bring both your sense of adventure and humor to an afternoon with communications expert and political consultant, Chris Ulrich. Be prepared for a high-energy, two-part workshop as he gives up his secrets about the power of body language and lessons in using improvisation to increase confidence, presence, and teamwork. Ulrich was the keynote speaker at last year's NIC and we needed more!
Part 1: You say more than you think!
Uncovering the mysteries of body language—how people communicate their thoughts and feelings without saying a word—is a powerful first step toward mastering any professional and social situation. All successful people know that the ability to detect and react to the split-second signals that skim across peoples' bodies hundreds of times each day is crucial to getting what they want in life.
In this part of the workshop you will learn to:
- Tune up your power gestures
- Spot discomfort and deviations in hidden facial expressions – and act accordingly
- Properly sit in a meeting (whether formal or informal) to help your chances of being perceived as a leader
- Spot the business stances that convey power, authority, nervousness, passivity, and respect, and get the team moving in the same direction
- Use appropriate hand gestures and solid body stances while avoiding emotionally charged facial micro-expressions
- Decrease tension and increase the level of respect people have for you
Part 2: Using improvisation to transform the way you work and work with others
Like life itself, work does not follow a ready-made script. You have to think and adapt as you go. In a word: improvise. The best, most dynamic leaders do this as a matter of course. They use improvisation skills—often the same ones used by actors and comics—to be powerful
communicators, selfless listeners, acute observers, and agile promoters of teamwork and collaboration.
In this part of the workshop, you will learn tested improvisation techniques; engage in dynamic and structured improv games; and experience the thrill of breaking through self-imposed limitations. This play-focused session will transcend our reliance on knowledge and experience by getting you comfortable thriving in the uncertainty of the moment and adjusting their perception of yourself and others.
In this part of the workshop you will learn to:
- Enhance creativity, gain clarity, and increase self-confidence
- Understand the concept of “Yes and” and use it to foster collaboration, teamwork, and reduced negativity
- Finely tune engaged listening skills to create more dynamic interactions
- Develop greater mental agility and flexibility
- Create open and powerful communication with colleagues
Chris Ulrich, C U in the Moment
Registration will begin at noon, and the class will run from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Course Location & Hotel Information:
10200 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271
Room rate: $159 for a deluxe king/deluxe queen
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than August 14, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention
that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation.
Paine Field in Everett, Wash., is just 20 minutes from the resort and a closer
option than SeaTac. Check the schedules of your preferred airline to see if
they have service to Paine Field.
SeaTac – flights available from all areas daily
SeaTac Airport Transportation:
Express shuttle service from the SeaTac airport to the Tulalip Resort is available through Bell Air Charter which currently operates 11 times per day with direct service at the cost of $32.50 per adult one way or $60 round trip. Book online or call (866) 235-5247.
Utility Member Early Bird (extended through 9/18/2019): $200
Utility Member Standard: $275
Associate Member Early Bird (extended through 9/18/2019): $300
Associate Member Standard: $375
Non-member Early Bird (extended through 9/18/2019): $600
Non-member Standard: $675
Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.
This course qualifies for three continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.