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"The Fish! Experience...Energizing the Workplace" Workshop Offered by FGCU Florida Institute of Government

FORT MYERS, FL - Managers and employees from both the private and public sectors are invited to attend a half-day course “The Fish! Experience…Energizing the Workplace” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University as part of its Professional Development Series from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28 at the FGCU Broadcast Building, Room 111.

A Seattle fish market inspires organizations worldwide and thousands are adopting its vital message. In this incredible workplace, employees don’t just fill orders, they fill people - with fun, friendliness, attentiveness and enthusiasm. The FISH! philosophy is an extraordinary international phenomenon and it will change how you view work. Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion and a positive attitude to work each day.

     Learn to become truly connected to your work

     Learn to become connected to your colleagues and to customers

     Learn the tools needed to lead people toward creating an incredible workplace

Allison Blankenship is instructor for the program. She has more than two decades of hands-on experience in management, marketing and communications. She is an effective and persuasive communicator with the proven ability to sell ideas and teaches how to apply successful strategies and hands-on principles to make organizations less stressful and more profitable.

Blankenship’s many years of working with renowned companies like the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Wal-Mart, Textron Financial and Bank One give her experience to show how to structure an organization to achieve immediate results. Blankenship was named an Outstanding Woman of America and was president of the Florida Speakers Association.

The central purpose of the Institute is to help promote superior performance in government and nonprofit organizations through quality training, consulting and technical assistance. As an accredited comprehensive public university, FGCU addresses the higher educational needs of Southwest Florida and provides a learning-centered environment that offers high quality educational opportunities, such as administratively hosting the Institute.

For more information, contact Institute director Joanne Hartke at (239) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $44.

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