Chapter Meeting - May 8

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Dates: 5/8/2017, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM EST
Location: The Boat House Restaurant
Type: Meeting

Mindful or Mind Full? A Guide to Corporate Mindfulness

Presented by: Kim Kayler, Constructive Communications

Location:

The Boat House Restaurant

679 West Spring Street

Columbus, OH 43215

Bio:

Kimberly Kayler is President and Founder of Constructive Communication, Inc. (CCI) of Dublin, OH. A marketing professional with extensive experience serving technical industries, Kimberly started CCI in 2001 to serve the needs of professional service and business-to-business technical firms. In her role as President of CCI, she helps clients define strategy and develop marketing action plans. CCI’s client list includes more than a dozen design and construction-related organizations and associations.

A member of the Board of Direction for the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Kimberly chairs the ACI Marketing Committee and is a current member of the Convention, Financial Advisory and Chapter Activities as well as the International Conferences Task Group. She is the past chair and member of the Marketing Committee, as well as a past member of the Construction Liaison and Membership Committees, Task Group 2030 and the Global Marketing Plan Task Group. Prior roles included serving on the following Task Groups: Strategic Planning, Branding, Convention Opening Session and Communication Platforms for Delivery of Services and Products.

Kimberly is Co-Founder of the Women in Concrete Alliance (WICA) and leads efforts to create networking programs for women in the concrete industry. In this capacity, she represented WICA on the U.S. Secretary of Transportation’s Women in Transportation Roundtable.

She has authored more than 2000 articles and is the co-author of Leading with Marketing, a handbook for marketing and business development professionals. She has given presentations at World of Concrete and for many industry organizations, including Concrete Foundations Association (CFA), Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA). She was the first person in Ohio to earn the Certified Professional Services Marketer designation in 1999 and she still holds this certification designation.

Since 2009, Kayler has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Integrated Marketing Communications Department at Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH. She received her BA in journalism/English from The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, and her MS in organization and management with an emphasis in leadership from Capella University.

Presenter(s)

Kimberly Kayler, CPSM - President, Constructive Communication, Inc.

Session Description

Research has found that the average employee in corporate America today is pre-conditioned to multi-tasking (which has significant drawbacks to productivity, despite our society's obsession with the ability to multi-task) and they are stressed. However, those with a mindfulness focus or practice of some sort tend to be more productive and creative, make fewer mistakes, and are generally happier and better with their co-workers. Learn why Fortune 100 companies, Congress and many schools have already integrated mindfulness training into their organizations and the benefits of such programs. This workshop is key for helping keep employees not only productive, but also happy.

Outline

The workshop, designed specifically to target your team members and present this information in a corporate setting, will include six specific areas: 1) What is Mindfulness? (Review working definitions of the term with discussion on how mindfulness is being incorporated in health care settings, schools, athletics, corporations, etc.). 2) The Science of the Brain (Describes the science aspect to help attendees understand the neuroscience and research being done in this area). 3) The Role of Balance (Discuss multi-tasking do's and don'ts with an interactive exercise; discussion on 4 P's: pivot, presence, pacing, prioritize). 4) The Role of Habits (Delve into three ways of experiencing our lives and provide a handout with "brain training" exercises). 5) The Role of Movement (Participant in a 10-15 minute demonstration of simple movements that can be integrated into your day to calm our minds). 6) How to apply this knowledge in a practical way: Discussion on three daily practices: Mindfulness as a gateway to health.

Interactivity

There are several exercises that will be completed during the session and near the end, there is an option to add a short guided meditation, and will leave time for Q&A and discussion. Additionally, there is a 10-page handout that goes along with the seminar. 

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