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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 the its Workforce Development Series from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12. The course will be held 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

Barbara Rudnicki is instructor for the program. She is a professional trainer, keynote speaker, workshop leader and author whose presentations are hard-hitting, down-to-earth and designed to help people succeed in business and in life. During her 26-year career at IBM, she held both technical and management positions. She relocated to Naples in 1991 and published her first book, Pack Your Own Parachute: The Three Secrets to Being Successful No Matter Who You Work For. Currently, she is completing her second book.

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 (941) 590-7815. Registration for the workshop is $59.

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