Communicating Up and Influencing Decision Makers

Artemesia Leadership Initiative: Empowering Individuals for a stronger future
November 23, 2021: 9:30 AM - 3 PM (CST)

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Do you feel like you are communicating all the time, but not getting the results you want? Are you uncomfortable bringing up your ideas to colleagues or your boss? Making authentic connections is the key to effective communication. Being able to share ideas that gain traction up, down, and across an organization is a skill that helps careers, at any stage, move ahead faster. It also can lead to greater satisfaction at work from improved relationships and a deeper involvement in key decision-making. 

The science behind influence and the roles culture and gender play in communication styles will be demonstrated through exercises and small group discussions. Participants will build and measure a personalized influence plan, learn strategies to establish credibility, and develop messages that resonate with audiences. Ultimately, participants will leave with greater confidence and inspiration to speak up and be heard.

Face masks must be worn indoors

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Headshot of Kim Ramsden.

Kim Ramsden has worked for the past two decades as both a consultant and an in-house communications executive for several companies and nonprofit organizations, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and the U.S. Peace Corps. She is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a tool used by various business organizations to develop cross-cultural competencies.

Kim is experienced in driving business outcomes and strong reputations from the inside out focusing on employee engagement, executive thought leadership, and brand management.

She is an active member of the Minnesota chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and serves as the DEI Committee Chair on the board of directors for TeamWomen, a nonprofit leadership development organization in the Twin Cities. 

Headshot of Aaron Zaslofsky.

Aaron Zaslofsky founded Wheelhouse with the idea that communication drives relationships and relationships drive business. Areas of expertise include executive positioning and trust, articulating vision and strategy, and earning influence. Wheelhouse clients include Schwan’s, General Mills, Securian Financial, and Sleep Number, among others. But wait, there’s more. Aaron also trains on how to build peer-like relationships with executives and nurture stakeholder relationships for influence.  He can be trusted with a secret, but not a Snickers.

Aaron sits (sometimes stands) on the board of the Association for Talent Development – Greater Twin Cities and gleefully contributes as a mentor for UpTurnships, which trains and places primarily students of color in college internships.