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Catalyst Ranch continues its series of lunch-hour workshops focused on the ins and outs of Meeting Planning with Lunch & Learn: How to Activate Leadership!

We are the authority on everything Meetings-related,

and we invite Facilitators, Meeting Planners, Retreat Programming Coordinators, Administrative Assistants and everyone in between to get insider insight over a delectable meal.

Lunch & Learn: How to Activate Leadership

Lunch & Learn: How to Activate Leadership Through Planning and Facilitating Your Meeting

Catalyst Ranch EventsA meeting can be a powerful leadership tool driving change in your culture, bringing out the best in people, expanding what’s possible. Yet, often people don’t like them or know how to use them strategically. How you think about and approach them makes all the difference. When your meeting really, really needs to make a difference, what can you do to shift how people think and act?

Join us to explore:

  • Creating an environment in which others are engaged and own the meeting outcome you seek to produce
  • Activating ownership, leadership through how you plan and conduct meetings
  • A model for using a meeting as a focal point for a process to shift mindsets and have conversations you have not had before together
  • 10 common meeting traps to avoid

This session is ideal for anyone involved in planning a meeting – meeting planners, administrative assistants, office managers, department or firm managers or leaders, facilitators.


Admission price of $10 includes:

  • a two-page handout summarizing key points;
  • a mouth-watering meal from our catering partner Big Delicious Planet!
  • all ticket surcharges.

Please purchase your admission by Wednesday, April 24!

*Please email bryan@catalystranch.com with any dietary restrictions

Click here to purchase admission!


About the Facilitator: Jackie Sloane, MCC 

Jackie Sloane loves working with people to cultivate leadership around them and expand what’s possible through how they use meetings, and engage others. She is a seasoned executive coach and consultant, specializing in enhancing ability to achieve greater well-being and significant results through how clients communicate, cultivate relationships, and lead key initiatives. Jackie has over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching, leadership development, communication and organizational engagement consulting.

The Transformational Leadership Retreats she co-created, based on a 6-question coaching model, have provided leaders a powerful way to utilize the focal point of an event to lead a process to “change the conversation,” set a new tone, and co-create new behaviors and practices, launching culture change in their organizations. She has a background in marketing and has served clients at privately-held, nonprofit, public sector and Fortune 100 firms, in most industries. She has served clients at Abbott, Accenture, American Society of Anesthesiology, Bank of America, Comcast, Deloitte, Exelon, Grant Thornton, Hollister, Navistar/International Truck and Engine, PepsiCo, Plante & Moran and Purdue University Northwest among others.

She has two coach certifications, including Master Certified Coach. She completed the graduate-level Mastering the Art of Professional Coaching in 1994, and many leadership, communication and coach training programs, and is a member of the International Coach Federation. Jackie has a B.A. in political science and completed graduate work at Columbia College. She is a mentor for Chicago Innovation’s Women’s Co-op.


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