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"Meeting the Challenges of a Middle Manager" 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 one-day workshop "Meeting the Challenges of a Middle Manager" presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The workshop will be held at the Center for Professional Development at Edison Community College.

Ability alone is not sufficient for success. A middle manager has responsibilities up, down and laterally in the chain of command. The seminar will address the skills needed to be productive and effective in this role.


·Strategies for problem solving
·Producing measurable results
·Examining responsibility vs. authority
·Communicating effectively
·Using facilitative skills to motivate staff
·Navigating the political rapids in the workplace

Anne Schroeder is instructor for the program. She is president of Schroeder Management Consultants and is a management consultant and trainer providing consulting services and seminars to thousands of business and professional people every year. Anne has over 20 years experience in developing organizations and their personnel. Her firm provides strategic planning initiatives, customer service approaches, corporate retreats, performance appraisal systems, team building and customized seminars on a variety of topics. Anne has developed and conducted strategic planning initiatives for the executive levels of several national associations. She has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, plus extensive training in organizational problem solving from the University of Buffalo and from Synectics, Inc. in Cambridge, Mass.

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 for the general public, such as administratively hosting the Institute.

For more information, contact Joanne Hartke, Director of the Institute, at (941) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $66.

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