2018-02 Chapter Meeting

February 08, 2018
5:30 PM CST - 8:00 PM CST
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DoubleTree - Bloomington-Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55439



Kit Welchlin began public speaking at the age of 9 in 4-H.  By 16, he was organizing and facilitating presentations on leadership, citizenship, community service, and motivation for 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Kit has a B.S. Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration, and Political Science.  He earned an M.A. Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.

Kit purchased his first manufacturing company at the age of 21 and by age 26 was CEO and Chairman of the Board of three manufacturing companies in three states.  He's been an instructor with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities where he has been repeatedly nominated Outstanding Faculty.

He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.



Applying Emotional Intelligence for Career Success

The most effective professionals have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence.  The qualities that make up emotional intelligence – self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill – enable the most successful professionals to raise their own and others’ performance to a higher level. 

Here’s the bottom line:  In the rough and tumble world of work, having negative thoughts and feelings is unavoidable.  However, if we understand and expand our Emotional Intelligence capabilities, we will be able to overcome our negative thoughts and feelings, and learn to act in a way that reflects our values, rather than what we are feeling at the moment. 

In this highly interactive session you will learn:

  • How to Give and Receive Professional Criticism
  • How to Understand Your Emotions and Respond Professionally
  • How to Incorporate Perception Checking and Keep Conversations Alive
  • How to Motivate Yourself and Others
  • How to Build a Supportive Communication Climate


Location: Double Tree at 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, MN

5:30-6:30 p.m.--Check in/register and enjoy the delicious buffet offerings while networking with colleagues and sponsors

6:30-8:00 p.m.--Speaker presentation followed by prize drawings




$0.00 IIBA MSP Member

$25.00 Non-Member Attendee