ASTD Nebraska is pleased to announce the guest speaker for the chapter’s program on January 11, 2012. All of us put off important conversations that we fear are going to be uncomfortable or go badly. If you agonize over the right words to say, worry you’ll upset someone, or are simply unsure how to start the conversation, this presentation is for you.

Executive Coach Susan Ann Koenig gives you tools that empower you to say what needs to be said with greater ease. Bringing her skills as a coach, teacher, and mediator, Susan will show you how to prepare and avoid the “I’m right, you’re wrong” experience, and fulfill your intentions for any crucial conversation. Whether it is giving feedback, asking for what you need, sharing a different opinion, or saying “no,” Coach Koenig promises to leave you with multiple tools in your tool belt for being a more effective communicator.

The event will take place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street in Omaha.

Pricing for Members is $20 through January 5, 2012; $25 January 6 through January 10; and $35 the day of the program. Non-member price is $35.

For more information about ASTD Nebraska or to register, please  call (402) 850-6710 or visit them at