WWU’s Small Business Development Center Team, Bellingham
(360) 778-1762

Come with your own beverage and lunch.  Leave an empowered manager / leader!

You can register for one, two or all three sessions! The cost is free; however, seating is limited for this three session Lunch and Learn Series so registration is required.

Healthy, productive organizations are characterized by leaders who know how to give hard feedback, are approachable, and can effectively communicate in groups of any size. These short, interactive sessions will focus on your own development as a skilled communicator and leave you with practical strategies to begin applying right away.

  1. Session 1 Giving Feedback: The Coaching Leader
    Tuesday March 21st, 11:30am-1pm 

    Have you ever lost sleep before a difficult conversation? Participants will learn how to deliver feedback in a way that lowers the listener’s defenses and is both kind and direct. This essential toolkit can be used by anyone to bring greater accountability, clarity, and alignment in businesses of any size.
    Regsiter for Session 1 Giving Feedback: The Coaching Leader

  2. Session 2 Receiving Feedback:  The Approachable Leader
    Wednesday March 22nd, 11:30am-1pm

    If you haven’t received honest feedback about your leadership lately, it might mean you’re not approachable enough! This session will give you a window into how approachable you are and skills to increase the likelihood that your staff will talk TO you instead of about you.
    Register for Session 2 Receiving Feedback: The Approachable Leader

  3. Session 3 Running Great Meetings:  The Facilitative Leader
    Tuesday March 28th, 11:30am-1pm

    Meetings can be the bane of a leader’s existence. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Learn a few tips to make your meetings lively, productive, and relevant—just-in-time agendas, managing participants’ airtime, and creating engagement instead of report-outs.
    Register for Session 3 Running Great Meetings: The Facilitative Leader

Who are the Speakers?
Laura Todd
Laura has over 25 years’ experience in leadership development, coaching and training in large companies, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial organizations. She helps teams and groups come together through retreats, expert facilitation, and transformative workshops. Laura coaches leaders and their teams to create a symphony of success.  Laura has an M.A. in Education, Counseling and Guidance and is certified as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.  Laura lives in Bellingham with her family and is found practicing yoga and hiking and biking on the local trails.

Sarah Murphy-Kangas
Sarah Murphy-Kangas is an organizational development practitioner, providing coaching, mediation, and group facilitation services to clients. Sarah specializes in helping caregiving organizations find resilience and wholeness in the midst of difficult work. She has an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Antioch University Seattle and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Washington. Sarah lives with her family in Bellingham, Washington, and enjoys cooking, writing and reading poetry, and everything to do with kitchen life.