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LDS Workshop Thursday, August 12, 2021 Community Conversations @ Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex
Aug 12 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Community Conversations

Facilitators: Eric Hessel, Hendricks County Community Foundation  & Susan Rozzi, Rozzi & Associates


Eric Hessel Bio

Eric Hessel started working with the Community Foundation in 2003 as a youth grantmaker and has since worked in both the direct service and funding areas of nonprofits. Prior to joining HCCF full time, Hessel worked in youth programming and with the US Census Bureau, in addition to building relationships in the local community that assist in strategic and effective grantmaking decisions. Hessel, who grew up in Pittsboro, currently lives in Carmel, IN with his two dogs

Susan Rozzi Bio

Susan Rozzi (pronounced Rosey) is the president and owner of Rozzi & Associates. She started the company because she had a passion for unleashing the potential for greatness in good leaders. Believing each person has a unique way of leading, Susan strives to make a difference in and through each person she meets. Susan uses her strengths – Restorative, Communication, Developer, Activator, and Strategic – to create unique solutions for her clients. She capitalizes on her experiences leading a leadership development organization; directing operations for a nonprofit; establishing a marketing department; running a communications business; managing a call center for a market research firm; and her passion for teaching, facilitating, and coaching. Rozzi graduated from DePauw University and earned an MBA from Indiana University. She is certified in EQi-2.0 and EQ 360 (emotional intelligence assessment), a Certified Real Colors (temperament assessment) facilitator, a Certified John C. Maxwell coach, and an adjunct faculty member at The Fund Raising School at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Hendricks County, a Board member of the Indiana Leadership Association, a Board member of Revive and Restore Ministries, and serves on the United Way Hendricks County Advisory Board.

Participants will learn skills for having successful community conversations. This workshop will focus on Hendricks County as a welcoming and inclusive community.

Now more than ever we need to bring our community together for discussion and collaboration. How do we do it when conversations seem so polarized? How do we create a community conversation that brings people together rather than tearing them apart? Join Eric Hessel, Hendricks County Community Foundation, and Susan Rozzi, Rozzi and Associates, as they facilitate Leadership Hendricks County’s community conversation on:

A welcoming and inclusive community is about creating a community with a positive reputation, where diversity adds to the social and economic vibrancy of the community and the quality of life is enjoyed by all residents. As our community continues to grow and change, how can we ensure that Hendricks County remains a welcoming and inclusive community?

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine why engaging your community in conversations is more important than ever
  • Participate in a community conversation methodology which:
    • Identifies a complex community topic (see above)
    • Identifies common threads
    • Identifies questions still unanswered
    • Determines possible next steps
  • Gain an understanding of the next steps to engage our community in conversations

Attend one, all five workshops, or a combination.

$99 per person per workshop. Discounts rate for LHC & Chamber members: $75

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LHC Alumni Gathering @ MADE@Plainfield
Sep 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the Date!

Be among the first to see MADE@Plainfield and gather with your LHC friends and make new ones.

More details coming soon!

LDS Workshop Friday, October 15, 2021 Conflict & Negotiation @ Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex
Oct 15 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am

Conflict & Negotiation

Facilitator: Carolyn Goerner, Practical Paradigms

Facilitator Bio

Dr. Carolyn Goerner Background It started with a 10-year stretch as a Human Resource Manager and HR consultant. After completing an MA in Communication (Indiana University – Bloomington) and Ph.D. in Management and Human Resources (The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business) she joined the faculty of Indiana University – Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business in 2000 and rose to her current rank of Clinical Professor. Dr. Goerner provides cutting-edge professional education. She’s developed and delivered executive training programs for more than 30 years, and takes pride in classes that are interactive, fun, and ultimately useful. Prior clients include Walgreens, Cognizant, Hewlett-Packard, Berry Global, Chapman & Cutler, and Boston Scientific (just to name a few). Certifications; Certified in StrengthsFinder and MBTI DiSC and the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Management Assessment Leadership Johnson County Co-Director of Leadership Development Indiana University – Bloomington Co-Director of the Kelley Women’s Initiative Practical Paradigms

As the saying goes, change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. So how do we manage all that change? Professionals know how to stay calm, listen attentively, speak with confidence, remain objective, and help resolve differences with “win-win” solutions.

Developing Negotiation Skills The training begins with an individualized assessment of conflict preferences. A variety of hands-on exercises help participants develop and practice negotiation strategies that complement their preferred conflict management style(s). Participants will Learn

  • How personal preferences for conflict management align with a preferred negotiation style
  • Ways to analyze a negotiation situation and determine goals and desired outcomes
  • Multiple strategies to plan for negotiations
  • Tactics to manage each stage of the negotiation process

Attend one, all five workshops, or a combination
$99 per person per workshop. Discounts rate for LHC & Chamber members: $75

Single Registration


Series Registration: five registrations—$375 (save $120) one for each workshop or use in any combination. Discounts rate for LHC members & Chamber members: $250 (save $125!) Invest in yourself, register today.


Series Registration

Leadership Development Series Partners:                                              LHC Distinguished Partners: