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Trainer's Toolbox: Experiential Activities You Can Use Tomorrow

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital 800 Meadows Rd. Boca Raton, FL 33486

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Trainer's Toolbox: 

Experiential Activities You Can Use Tomorrow

Bring your energy, curiosity, open-mindedness and join us at annual Trainers Tools event. Our seasoned training and development practitioners will engage you in practicing what they preach: high energy, engaging activities that you can apply within your organization or with your clients right tomorrow! You will have an opportunity to reflect on the tools and explore different variations of application. 

Prepare the Mind for Optimal Learning

The beginning of a training is a crucial time to set the tone and create a focused atmosphere conducive to learning.  Living in our busy and fast paced world, participants are often preoccupied with the personal and professional responsibilities that they are juggling.  Through experiencing a few practical mindfulness techniques, you will learn how to clear your mind and increase your alertness to enhance your learning experience.

Presenter: Patricia Beck


Patricia Beck is experienced in training, designing and developing curriculum, coaching, and performance management.  In her current position with Miami Dade College, she manages projects and leads teams of instructors and staff in educational programs.  She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Florida State University.  Patricia is completing her master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and is passionate about helping companies solve problems, transform their culture, and improve processes and performance.

Under Pressure: Turn It Into Your Positive Energy 

We've all been there. Perhaps it's the pressure of presenting to the C-Suite for the first time or providing training to a difficult audience. Or maybe its having your ideas dismissed by your boss or colleague. Instead of reacting, tensing, or resisting the pressure, how would you respond and who would you become if you welcomed it?  What if pressure-- the energy of change-- actually enhanced your performance, creativity, and well-being?

In this presentation you'll identify your reactive pattern when under pressure. You'll then practice centering and re-centering when thrown off balance by difficult people or stressful situations. You'll leave the session with a couple of techniques and tips that will turn pressure from an enemy to an ally within your daily life.


Presenter: Aimee Bernstein of Open Mind Adventures

Aimee Bernstein, President of Open Mind Adventures, is a senior level change accelerator, specializing in breakthrough coaching , collaborative teams and cultures, and mindfulness-in-action training. She is a thought leader in the area of stress reduction. Her book, Stress Less Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life (AMACOM 2015) guides busy leaders and their teams how to use pressure-- the energy of change-- to develop self-mastery, well-being and high performance. The book was voted one of seventeen inspiring books to read this past summer by Thrive Global.

Her clients have included Chanel, Microsoft, The Ritz Carlton, NASA, Novartis Latin America, The Port of Singapore Authority and Colgate Palmolive Company.

Aimee received her graduate degree in counseling psychology from Boston University and interned at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School.  She has been listed in Who’s Who in American Women.

Training Closure: Make It Meaningful and Fun

In this interactive exercise, participants will reinforce their takeaways from training while also engaging in a team work. Knowing that participants are often tired and “saturated” at the end of a session, getting everyone engaged in healthy competition brings energy levels back while simultaneously reinforcing knowledge gained.

Presenter: Kathleen Fisher 

With more than 35 years’ experience in Human Resources leadership positions, Kathleen has developed deep competency in talent development through creation and delivery of transformational training programs and coaching.  To facilitate optimal performance for individuals and organizations, Kathleen utilizes an approach and supporting processes based on scientifically supported findings in psychology and neuroscience. She has a broad professional and cultural perspective having worked in industries as diverse as hospitality, railroads, hospital design, legal services, hi-tech and aerospace manufacturing, ranging in profile from individually- to family-owned, to publicly traded, domestic to global. Kathleen lived and worked in England, Germany and France, and taught leadership skills in those countries as well as in Morocco, India, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Mexico. Prior to leaving corporate life, her work focused on global leader development, executive coaching and change management in a Lean Manufacturing Six-Sigma environment.  

About the Event: 

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and  Networking       

6:00 - 6:35 p.m. Welcome, Dinner and Announcements                                    

6:35 - 8:20 p.m. Presentations                                                                           

8:20 - 8:30 p.m. Closing Remarks


Registration fee includes dinner and materials. Dress code is business/business casual    

Questions about registration or the event, email info@astdsfl.org


The  event will be held at: 

Christine E. Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital 

800 Meadows Road. 

Boca Raton, FL 33486 

Parking is in front of the building on the corner of 13th Avenue and Meadows Road. Enter the main entrance. The meeting location will be immediately on the left in the large classroom. 

Thank you Boca Raton Regional Hospital for hosting the event! 

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