Our History of Previous Meeting Topics:

July 2019: Building a Team by Suzy Phare with Real Ideal Coaching

Bill Taylor once said, “Players win games, teams win championships.”  Building an effective, dynamic and on-task team is a critical component of success for every great and aspiring leader.  Influential leaders are not a one person show and really are only as great as the sum of their parts. Team building is a constantly moving target and needs attention every step of the way.  Join this class to learn about the importance of the role you play on your team and how to create and support an engaged group that works towards the same goals and objectives with minimal conflict and drama.

Date/Time:   Tuesday, July 16th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  TBK Bank- Community Bank
Catering: Yellow Carrot


June 2019: Performance Management 2.0 by Betsy Fitzpatrick

In this session, we’ll take a look at the new best practices for performance management, including popular feedback methodologies and cutting-edge companies’ approaches. You’ll take away some practical tools that you can start using today!

Date/Time:   Tuesday, June 11th, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location:  LPEA Board Room



May 2019: Social Styles by Phil Bryson

Many companies and leaders talk about teamwork and its importance. But few employees really understand its value in the corporate setting. Phil Bryson’s presentation promises to provide a “wake-up call” to catalyze people to shift their focus from past success and day to day survival… to taking risks, relating to the team powerfully and achieving unprecedented team productivity.

Date/Time:   Wednesday, May 15th, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Location:  TBK Bank Community Room

April 2019:  Employment Trends by Kelly Quach and Elizabeth Helvey, Durango Adult Education Center
This presentation will provide HR representatives with an update on national, state, and regional employment trends. The presenters will discuss trends in education and training and the resources in Southwest Colorado available to develop a more highly skilled workforce.  The presentation will include an interactive discussion on local hiring needs and workforce development practices.

Date/Time:   Wednesday, April 17th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  TBK Bank Community Room



March 2019:  It’s Not About the Money! by Suzy Phare, SPHR, Real Ideal Coaching
Do you know that over 80% of the time a company gives an employee who is threatening to leave more money to stay in a job, the employee departs within a year anyway?  When employees want to leave a company, they usually have good reason.  Join Suzanne Phare of Real Ideal Coaching in learning what else might be behind their threats to leave and how you can keep good employees engaged so they want to stay!

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 14th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location:  DoubleTree Hotel
$17 for members, $20 for non-members



February 2019:  Changes in Healthcare by Dr. Ken Bates
This session will provide a review of changes in healthcare and trending healthcare options. We will also touch on HSA and FSA accounts.

Date/Time:  Thursday, February 28th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location:  DoubleTree Hotel
$17 for members, $20 for non-members


January 2019:  Annual Membership Mixer

Tuesday, January  16, 2019

Location:  Ska Brewing
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Free Event


Click here to review our previous topics 2017-2018.


Click here to review our previous topics 2014-2016.