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"Improve your Meeting Effectiveness"
New On-line Course






***This course has been postponed to August 6th and August 20th***

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, July 15, 2003--- On August 6th, 2003 the Paper Industry Management Association A(PIMA) and the Center for Paper and Business Industries Studies (CPBIS) will present the first of a two part series on how to conduct more effective meetings. The live training courses will be delivered directly to your site via Internet.

Are you spending more time in meetings and accomplishing less? "Effective Meetings" is a short two session course that gives meeting leaders and participants a framework to make every meeting more productive. This course discusses how meetings can be organized to produce specific business outcomes. Learn five outcomes and their related processes, seven tools for increased effectiveness, and four roles that can be routinely distributed for improved skill development and increased participation. Examine behaviors that de-rail productive meetings and learn how to positively redirect them."

The course instructor, Frank Plano, has 30 years experience in Education, Human Resources, and Training and Development. Frank is currently the Knowledge Manager for Georgia-Pacific's Consumer Products Group. He has worked in retail, manufacturing, and corporate environments helping managers improve performance. He is a graduate of Colgate University, and holds an MS Ed. from Syracuse.

The course is designed for superintendents, managers, technicians, supervisors, planners and engineers, however, everyone will benefit. The first session will be held on August 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EST. The second session will be held on August 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Registration for PIMA members and/or CPBIS sponsors is $600 for the series per viewing location or $1,000 for non-members. The fee includes unlimited attendees per site and unlimited downloads of the recorded sessions for sixty days. Site registration is limited so please sign up early at http://www.pimaweb.org


About PIMA: The Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA) is the premier association for management professionals in the paper and pulp industry. Our purpose is to contribute to the strength of the international pulp and paper community by providing the means for our members to address relevant industry issues and to develop their management and leadership skills.

About CPBIS: The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies (CPBIS) is a globally recognized and industry-valued academic center, creating knowledge and tools that support paper industry decision-makers, and producing interdisciplinary graduates who contribute to the long-term success of the paper industry. The CPBIS is co-sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), and the Paper Industry.


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