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"The Fish Experience...Energizing the Workforce" 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 workshop “The Fish Experience…Energizing the Workforce” presented by the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The workshop will be at the Center for Professional Development at Edison Community College.

A Seattle fish market is inspiring 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 has become 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

Linda Brooks is instructor for the program. She has been in the field of training and development for over 20 years and is currently the training manager at the Vacation Planning Center for Meristar Hotels and Resorts Inc. She has developed and delivered hundreds of programs for companies and organizations including the School District of Lee County where she was involved for 12 years with the training and development for the district’s 7,000-plus employees. Brooks is a member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and the Springer-Miller Systems HOST Users Group (HUG).

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 $59.

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