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November  - Catalyst Ranch’s Unique 2014 Calendar 
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Leaders Open Doors with Author, Bill Treasurer - November 11, 2014 
Join us for the next installment of our Match Book Series, Leaders Open Doors with Bill Treasurer.

Doodle Institute- Electronic Doodles - November 18, 2014 
The Doodle Institute is back with another installment of drawing instruction for the working world.

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Leaders Open Doors

with Author Bill Treasurer


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014




Leaders open doors book



Leadership is the most over-analyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. The expectations leaders are judged against have become unrealistic and overly complicated, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead. Bill Treasurer is out to change all that. Drawing on two decades of experience, along with the concepts introduced in his groundbreaking book, Leaders Open Doors, Bill Treasurer shows how leaders help people and organizations grow by creating meaningful learning opportunities. People and organizations grow and develop when they intentionally pursue goals and challenges that stretch their skills and test their mettle. The leader’s job is to create those opportunities.






What You’ll Learn:

  • Leadership essentials that anyone can use to have more influence.
  • Practical approaches for getting people to shift from being problem-solvers to opportunity-creators.
  • Ready to use tips for inspiring a culture of leadership and accountability.
  • Why opening doors of opportunity is the most important job of a leader.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph St, Chicago

Cost: $20 (All proceeds to benefit Children’s Charities)


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Bill Treasurer HeadshotBill Treasurer is chief encouragement officer (CEO) of Giant Leap Consulting and the author of Courage Goes to Work, an international best-seller that introduced the new management practice of courage-building.


For over two decades Treasurer has designed leadership and succession programs for clients such as NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, CNN, Hugo Boss, the CDC, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Veterans Administration. Prior to Giant Leap, Treasurer was an executive Accenture, a $29 billion management consulting firm. He became Accenture’s first full-time executive coach.
Treasurer is a former captain of the US High Diving Team, a cancer survivor, and the father of three children. He is a champion for the rights of people with disabilities, which includes his daughter.


November 11, 2014,

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Electronic Doodles

November 18, 2014




Now that you are feeling confident about doodling, let’s look at all the ways you can doodle for home, school or work. Ever wanted to know how to doodle on iPads, Wacom Tablets and more?


DI_Events_Electronic_DoodlesThere are so many wonderful ways you can use doodling in your life and career. This course is all about how to make your doodles sparkle.  We often get asked, how do I make my pictures not look grainy, pixelated and gray. You want your art to shine and therefore we have some great shortcuts to help your get your work nice and clean. But there is more- did you know you can take a doodle your have drawn on paper and make it electronic, even an illustration or infographic. We are going to show you the tools you will need to take your doodles to the next level and while we are at it – we should show you how to make a doodle video too. Videos are so popular right now for sharing big, complex ideas in very simple ways. We will show you how you can use an iPad, a video camera and some editing equipment to make fun, simple videos of your doodles in motion.




Session Objectives:

- Understand how to clean your doodles for sharing them.
- Transfer your doodle skills onto iPads and Tablets.
- Develop your doodles into illustrations and infographics.
-  Create simple, colorful doodles in motion.
-  Build the skill of doodling on wacoms for webinars.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph St, Chicago

Cost: $30


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November 2014 Calendar


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