January Education: Leading With Confidence in the New Year

January 10, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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OMNI Richmond Hotel
100 S 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Leading With Confidence in the New Year:
How to Set Expectations, Create Accountability and Manage Conflict



When it comes to conflict, equipping yourself with tools, conversation starters, and the ability to identify triggers can help you in all aspects of your life.  Michelle Johnson will teach how to recognize when such situations are in front of you and will share some tricks to help diffuse those moment so that productive and engaging conversations can take place. Discover techniques to find common ground for accountability, from an employee or boss, to a volunteer or a friend. Learn how to “love” conflict, or at least learn how to face conflict head-on and be able to manage it!


Identifying conflict and knowing the difference between situations that 
need to be dealt with immediately and ones that are okay to let go of.

Achieving mutual agreement on accountability in all aspects of your life; employment, home, and volunteering.
Preparing for and holding successful “difficult” conversations.

This session has been approved for 1.0 CEU credit.


9:00 am - 11:00 am:   Board Meeting
11:00 - 11:30 am:   Registration & Networking
11:30 am - 12:30 pm:   Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:   Education Session




Michelle is the champion of community and brand building at The Anchor Group. Her background in both Human Resources and Event Management taught her that shared purpose makes a community — and a successful gathering. Michelle’s true expertise is getting clients to start with a vision and carry it through to the end — a task requiring collaboration on a wide scale with seamless execution and guiding with a purpose. Her professional career started at The Timberland Company as the Director of Global Events and today successfully owns The Anchor Group, an agency specializing in events and engagements.

Event Management services are where Michelle truly excels.  Her ability to start each client off with a vision of what they want their event to be and then uses her skills to insure that what the attendee is to walk away with at the end of the week gets met is why they keep coming back to her with every event they do.  Her strengths in the gathering of what they need to learn and how to create an experience for them is the key to her success as an owner and a producer.Michelle manages an amazing team of event planners and partners under the Anchor umbrella to produce events all over the world with clients that have been with her since she began in this industry. 

In addition to managing events, Michelle leads the engagement side of Anchor Group.  She is a public figure and seen as a leader in the industry of meeting professionals globally.  She works with several chapters in the Meeting Professionals International community as their business partner and coach.  Similar to that of her events, she works with Board of Directors to help them build their annual business plans, create synergy among new and returning team members and drives them for operational effectiveness and financial stability.  Michelle is also an Emcee and a public speaker.  Her audience engagement has become widely known and respected with repeat conferences and industry events.    

MPI Virginia Chapter Attendance Policy:

All Essential Level members or non-members are limited to no more than two events in one fiscal year and must pay the Essential Level/Non-member rate. MPI Preferred or Premier Level members are welcome to attend all chapter events at the Member Price.

Event Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: LaShawn Maloy, MPI Virginia Chapter Administrator @ [email protected] 

Cancellation Policies do apply:

Cancellation penalties outside 30 days from event date: $10
Cancellations within 30 days from event date: $25
Cancellations within 3 days of event date: No Refund

*No-Shows are responsible for full payment


$45.00 MPI Member (Preferred/Premier level) Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm January 3

$50.00 Non-Member Registration
$60.00 after 05:00 pm January 3