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Event Series Event Series: 2023

Empowering Changemakers with Sinikka Waugh – InPerson Leadership Lunch – September 21st 2023

September 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm UTC-5


Topic:  Empowering Changemakers

They say that change has never come at us this fast, and it will never be this slow again. But intentional change in an organizational context requires capable changemakers, and those changemakers need to be equipped and empowered.

Projects and initiatives are created to effect change, but that doesn’t happen without people leading them and driving them forward. And too often, if those people are ill-equipped, the project goes off the rails, leaving stakeholders dissatisfied.

Changemakers are the individuals who make things happen, and more often than not, the people who could make things happen are missing either the principles, the tools, the process, the influence skills, or the know-how to get from A to B. With just a handful of simple, easy-to-grasp and quick-to-apply concepts, individuals can become influencers. Professionals can become change leaders. Change agents can become changemakers.

Join us for this engaging and highly interactive session that brings together best practices to help you improve your own ability to enable change and empower changemakers wherever you find yourself.

Join speaker and trainer Sinikka Waugh featuring her famous blend of engaging and real-life stories, discussion and activities, and try-this-now application with tools you can use right away.

By attending this session, participants will increase their ability to:

• Put the organization first

• Make an authentic human connection

• Treat change as a process, not an event

This Virtual Leadership Lunch qualifies for 1.0 Power Skills PDU (Leadership)

Speaker: Sinikka Waugh, President and founder of Your Clear Next Step, spends her days helping people have better workdays. Trainer, coach, business leader, and difference maker, Sinikka is known for consistently helping people improve their emotional intelligence and find innovative ways to solve problems and get things done at work. Putting her 20+ year background in languages, literature, and project management to good use, Sinikka has provided compassionate leadership in transformation initiatives and helped over 46,000 people have better workdays since 2008.

Her clients value how her results-driven professionalism blends seamlessly with her down-to-earth, “try this now” approach and her relentless passion for helping others achieve even better. Her class participants describe her as energetic and engaging (even over Zoom!).

Sinikka holds a BA from Central College, an MA from the University of Iowa, and is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Sinikka and her husband Spencer live in Indianola, Iowa with their daughters.

The team at Your Clear Next Step lives the company’s core values of being intentionally reliably useful, approaching problems with creativity and the art of the possible, being positive people-people, and demonstrating humility alongside confidence as they deliver training and coaching to their clients in central Iowa and around the world.

Meeting ​Agenda:

11:30 a.m. – Doors Open – Attendees Gather

11:40 a.m. – Announcements, Gathering, & Chats

11:45 a.m. – Featured Speaker

12:30 p.m. – Q&A and Closing Remarks

12:45 p.m. – Meeting Adjourned

(Central Time USA – Chicago time zone)​

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Join us for this engaging and highly interactive session that brings together best practices to help you improve your own ability to enable change and empower changemakers wherever you find yourself.  This will be an interactive and lively conversation. Come prepared to engage by asking questions and adding your insight and comments!

Professional Development Units (PDU) or Continuing Educational Credits (CE) will be defined as 1.0 Power Skills PDU (Leadership ).


Free parking in the attached Parking Ramp for 8500. Take the Elevator to Floor B in the parking structure (lobby level). Walk across the atrium to the first set of 4 elevators and go to the 3rd floor. Insperity is STE 300. Note: Entering the parking structure from West Bound West 84th Street or best from both directions off of Normandale Lake Blvd.


September 21
11:30 am - 12:45 pm UTC-5
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Portfolio Leadership Summit
(612) 326-1818
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8500 Normandale
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437 United States
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(952) 221-4116
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