Event Detail

WIB-DC/Baltimore Presents: "Honing Communication Skills for Better Leadership," July 27, 2017

From 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

What if you could really understand what someone wanted? What if by asking the right questions and listening to the words another person uses, you could better understand what they wanted – even before they did? What if you could improve all your relationships?

Improved communication and a deeper understanding of motivation is possible. By learning a repeatable framework, based on language choices that expose unconscious motivation, you can experience being 'heard' and better understand others. Dr. Kristin Backstrom, from the Centers for Motivation, will share insights on how language choices express what drives and motivates individuals, helping you learn how to improve teamwork, reduce conflict, and achieve goals.

Speaker Biographies
Dr. Kristin Backstrom is a business psychologist who is passionate about helping people understand behavior and motivation to access the best outcomes in business. She helps investors minimize risk by assessing entrepreneurs on emotional intelligence and leadership skills to identify where challenges may exist to their successful entry into the marketplace. Once an assessment has been conducted, Dr. Backstrom provides recommendations to improve competencies so the entrepreneur can more effectively pitch the concept, build and staff the management and team structures, and adapt to market responses. This strategy capitalizes on science-based evidence linking behavior and motivation to positive results, and improves the chances an investor is financing an entrepreneur who can move from ideation to market entry.

Walk-Ins Accepted?
* - Walk-ins will be accepted at the door until event capacity is reached.


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration and Networking

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Pricing Information
Members: $15
Non-Members: $45

Special Pricing for Guests
When registering, members are also allowed 1 guest at member pricing

Event Date/Time
Thursday, July 27, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST

Parking Information
Free parking is available after hours in non-designated spaces.

Public Transit Information
The closest metro station is Shady Grove Metro. Several buses are available from there, or it would be about 10-15 minute drive if using a ridesharing option.

Maximum Capacity

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY MONTGOMERY COUNTY, 9601 Medical Center Drive Rockville, MD, 20850


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