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Vanguard – Communicate to Lead at Every Level

vanguard-communicate-to-lead-at-every-levelSteve VerBurg, President Of Dale Carnegie of Orange County spoke at the 3rd Annual Creating Healthy Organizations Conference. Steve facilitated a Dale Carnegie-style workshop on how to “Communicate to Lead at Every Level.”. 

This conference hosted by Vanguard University provided attendees with several insights to create healthy organizations. Participants were able to select from topic-based tracks, focused on business and not-for-profit applications. Those who attended the Dale Carnegie workshop were also got SHRM continuing education credits for their participation. 

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Communicate to Lead at Every Level Workshop

The workshop was focused on tips and techniques to help leaders build strong relationships and earn willing cooperation from others. Participants examined the responsibility of leaders to enhance communication and build bridges of understanding. 

First, VerBurg started off the workshop with experiential exercises based on linear and interactive communication. These exercises highlighted the effect that internal and external filters have on listening. Then, the workshop was to build a “Listening Ladder” with techniques to help increase listening skills.

The workshop’s focus was to build relationships and create trust by asking questions. Finally, the group examined the Dale Carnegie Human Relationship principles to build rapport, gain cooperation, and lead without resistance.

About Vanguard University

Vanguard University is a private, Christian, comprehensive university of liberal arts and professional studies equipping students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Since 2010, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked Vanguard in the top 10 among the best baccalaureate colleges in the west in their rankings of colleges and universities and The Princeton Review named VU a 2014 “Best in the West” College. Vanguard is an accredited University by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

To learn more about the Vanguard University, please visit their website.

About Steve VerBurg

Steve VerBurg is co-owner of Dale Carnegie of Orange County and specializes in helping organizations plan and implement employee engagement programs that guide teams to increase profitability, production, and performance. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from National University in Costa Mesa. He also received a High Impact Sales Management Certificate from the University of Central Missouri. Steve has an extensive volunteer background with local YMCAs, Little League, SVUSD Recreation Department, AYSO, NJB, and Cub Scouts. 

Learn more about Steve VerBurg on our website.

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