Communication Mastery Workshops
Pam Prather Charley Rogers
(828) 808-0893 (828) 674-1959
Charley Rogers had a 27 year career with IBM, beginning as a mechanical engineer and then moved through management and executive assignments, finally retiring as the Market-Driven Quality and Technical Education Director, responsible for the education of a 150,000 person technical work force and worldwide quality education of over 300,000 employees. He then became a management consultant with Meritus, a joint venture between IBM and Coopers & Lybrand, training Fortune 500 executives in six sigma process management, including team building, leadership development, and training trainers in listening and presentation skills. Charley has volunteered for the past 16 years with Henderson county non-profits including board membership and facilitating board retreats.
Pam Prather had a 20 year career as a partner in Prather Public Relations, a New Jersey based firm that specialized in corporate, political and non-profit clients. Her focus was on nonprofit organizations, helping them evolve to a higher level of communication, strategic planning, and board development,
Since moving to Hendersonville, she has assisted The Healing Place with community outreach and board development and has served as fundraising and special event director of the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County.
Both Pam and Charley sit as members of the Community Foundation of Henderson County Board of Directors.
Communication Mastery Workshop (CMW) merges their experiences and skill sets to create activity-based training workshops in the following core competencies:
Presentation skills and public speaking
To quote the popular saying about giving presentations and public speaking: “Most people would prefer to be lying in the casket rather than giving the eulogy.”
CMW utilizes methods, including video feedback, designed to boost skills, confidence and motivation. The workshops provide effective techniques to help board and staff to become better presenters in order to convey more compelling messages to the community and to potential donors.
Enhancing listening skills leads to improved ability to influence, persuade and negotiate.
CMW uses methodologies designed to overcome the 75% gap between what is said and what is heard and understood. The dialogue techniques build strong, mutually-beneficial relationships through active listening, intentional thinking, and effective verbal communication.
Board retreat facilitation
To go forward, retreat!
Board retreats deal with actual agency issues beginning with prioritizing and then addressing them in a way that diagnoses the current condition. The approach then becomes one that visualizes a potential or “to be” solution and then determines the action required to implement that solution.
In consultant terminology the process is:
As is > To be > Gap > Action plan
CMW’s objective in facilitation is the active participation of all board members, resulting in a shared sense of purpose and commitment.
“When the best leaders work is done, the people say we did it ourselves.” Lao Tse 604 bce
Leadership is not just a position. It’s an on-going process. Successful executives understand how to capture the input and involvement of all participants. CMW introduces tools for accomplishing that concept within non-profit boards.
CMW training programs are more than events. They are the catalyst for long-term learning and growth in your organization.