Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Special Executive Coaching Offer Exclusive for SMART Growth Grantees

Noreen Kelly has offered to provide low-cost coaching to CCT's SMART Growth grantees for an extreme discount.  If you are interested, please contact Noreen at  Her services include:

Executive Coaching & Consulting
By managing the flow of ideas, we develop a strategic plan of implementation to attract and improve relationships with your market so your market will want to meet you, your people, products and/or services:

Managing an idea
  • Help discover, shape, ground, or fine tune an idea
  • Assist in the management, direction and flow of how an idea is identified, experienced, birthed, strategized, taken to action
  • Assist an organization or team to be more effective in relationship with their ideas, solutions, and the enhancement of their ideas
  • Enhance or build upon an existing idea
  • Help a good idea become profitable
Managing your stress

  • Organize the chaos that needs to be given focus and order
  • Birth an idea into strategy and implementation
  • Experience a new idea
  • Experience a solution to an existing idea
  • Find solutions and create new solutions to existing operations
  • Discover the questions that need to be answered

Integral Communication
We help leaders build trust by Aligning Behavior and Communication (ABC):

  • Helps reach audiences through credible, targeted communication
  • Advises management on clarification and strategic direction of mission, vision, goals and objectives
  • Counsels management in building employee engagement and trusting relationships by improving their communication style, strategies and impact
  • Advises leaders on delivering consistent, credible messages
  • Coaches leaders on alignment of messages with words and actions
  • Provides change communications strategy for gaining awareness, understanding and acceptance of an organization’s new direction, changing behaviors, and ultimately, improving business results
  • Works with management on communicating corporate ethics, compliance and social responsibility commitment
  • Counsels management on communication ethics and boosting credibility with employees 
  • Provides communication strategy and tactics that strengthen and manage an organization’s reputation

Noreen Kelly's Bio: Noreen Kelly Communications, Inc. is a coaching and consulting firm specialized in leading change communication efforts on behalf of organizations and promoting new programs to internal and external audiences. Noreen Kelly, the company's founder and president, brings more than 20 years of corporate experience within global Fortune 500 companies as well as not-for-profit enterprises, academic institutions and entrepreneurial ventures. She offers a broad array of capabilities, including communication strategy and implementation, leadership communication, co-active coaching, corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, and project management.  

Noreen holds a Master of Science degree in Communication, Managerial Program, from Northwestern University, and is currently enrolled in a coach certification program through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a worldwide, accredited, International Coaching Federation program operating in twenty-five countries. CTI's co-active coaching model is about empowering people to find their own answers, encouraging them and supporting them on their path, and helping people to be accountable and keep them moving forward toward their dreams and goals.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

DanceWorks Chicago on the MOVE!

DWC returns to Mexico next weekend to make our debut in the Festival Internacional de Danza Córdoba at the end of the month! We are honored to represent Chicago at this international convening. When we return, DWC offers Dance Chance, Dance Bytes, and our annual open company audition to our local community of artists and audience. Always moving!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Upcoming Workshops: Board Orientation and Succession Planning

Building Your Board Orientation Packet & Process
Monday, October 21 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Arts and Business Council of Chicago
70 East Lake Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room
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A focused, process-driven look at how your organization can effectively structure its orientation process and create a handbook and job description for new board members. This session includes a 45-minute presentation followed by 45 minutes of small group coaching with one of our Board Consultants. $15 brown bag lunch, drinks will be provided. Organizations are encourages to attend with two board members or a board and executive staff member.

Leadership Succession Planning
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 9:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Columbia College Chicago
623 South Wabash, Hokin Hall, Rm 109
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A prepared organization is an enduring organization. Planning ahead for major leadership transitions helps to ensure that your organization will continue its important work by operating productively and smoothly throughout a transition while preserving the important knowledge and experience of its funders or long-time leaders.

You'll learn what is succession planning and why its important; what are the organizational benefits of succession planning; when and how can an organization start the succession planning process; transitioning from a founder-driven philosophy; and how can an organization build a culture that enables and encourages succession planning through outlined transitions and leadership development. Click here to learn more