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Melissa and Tom Laughon to Present “Courage & Conflict - Critical Conversations!”

January 9, 2019

The Virginia Society of Association Executives (VSAE) will hold its February Seminar Series with lunch on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Hilton Richmond Downtown. The meeting will feature a 2.5-hour seminar at 8:30 a.m., with a networking reception and luncheon to follow from 11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. The content leaders will be Melissa and Tom Laughon.

The seminar, “Courage & Conflict - Critical Conversations! will focus on constructive conflict, which is essential to building relationships, high-performing teams, and strategies for success. In this interactive session, explore strategies to foster improved interpersonal relationships, idea generation, and increased productivity. Become a catalyst for courageous communication with your staff, board, legislators, and other stakeholders and encourage others to follow your lead.

Melissa and Tom Laughon own Catch Your Limit Consulting, which guides organizations, including Fortune 500 companies and national associations, in leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and positive change. Melissa’s expertise in organizational challenges centers on change initiatives, creating engaged cultures, recruiting and growing the best leaders, building strong teams/leaders, as well as succession planning. In addition to her leadership and organizational management practice, Melissa is an experienced and sought-after strategic planning facilitator. Tom, a leading expert on creativity and strategic thinking, has proven that a consultant doesn’t need wingtips and a tie to be a trusted and effective advisor to corporations large and small. After working in the advertising industry for over 25 years, he has evolved into a leadership and management consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor, and writer.

VSAE non-members can register for the seminar for $90 if done by Tuesday, January 29, 2019. On-site registration is available and subject to higher fees. Call VSAE at (804) 747-4971 for more information or register online now at

Formed in 1949, VSAE is a 400-plus member association consisting of association executives, association management companies, and others who serve the association industry with products or services. VSAE’s vision is to be the best at making associations the best by providing opportunities for association professionals to connect, learn, and lead.

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