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May NACE Meeting

Are you an Eagle or a Parrot?  A Dove or an Owl?
Find out at our next NACE Meeting!

Program: “Communication is for the Birds”

“She just doesn’t understand!”  “Why can’t he just do what we asked!”  “Don’t they realize that this will create a huge problem for us?”  “Why don’t they just listen to us?”

Sound familiar? Communication issues are the number one problem in the workplace and at home.  Wouldn't it be great if you had a magic crystal ball and could simply predict how people will react to what you say or whether they will listen to you, ignore you – or worse – take offense in response to what you said?

That’s what our May program "Communication is for the Birds" is all about. People are not all the same and if we want to influence them, work well with them and get them on our team, we need to understand how they work and what makes them tick!  Previous behavior models like DISC have proven to be effective when used, but who has the time to really sit down, review, remember and apply the complicated methods?  "Communication is for the Birds" makes it EASY and will simply “wire” you to apply the DISC model. You will quickly be able to recognize, understand and remember the different types of people you encounter and even more importantly it will provide you with the tools you need to adapt your own behavior to achieve the results you want.  You will know immediately what you need to do to communicate effectively.


About Our Speaker:  Chris Lee


Chris Lee combines his English origins and American  experience with a lifetime of sales, management, training and theatre to bring a new twist to professional development.  Chris works with business owners and sales managers, as well as sales and customer-facing professionals, to help them be more effective communicators and to make sense out of mystery with measurable, repeatable and improvable systems and processes.  He teaches the “how” but, more importantly, teaches the “why” that makes it possible to go from “knowing” to “owning.”  He holds classes at his Sandler Training Center in Lacey, WA, as well as offsite training and workshops.

   Chris Lee
 Greenview Training Solutions
Venue: Grand Ridge Manor
GR rear photo
The Grand Ridge Manor, Issaquah's best kept secret!  A beautifully landscaped estate bordered by endless wetlands located just 20 minutes from Seattle off three different highways for easy access.  From fields of green to the Issaquah Creek, the property offers a private space for you and your guests to enjoy. Grand Ridge is the perfect setting for all events including but not limited to Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday Parties, Intimate or large private parties; you name it!  We have several ceremony locations for your special day including multiple waterfalls and a natural pond.  Attached to the Manor there is a spacious terrace perfect for a post ceremony cocktail hour followed by a reception under the beautifully lit tent.
Grand Ridge Manor

Chef’s Selection of Hors d’oeuvres

Starter Course
Wild Alaskan Halibut w/ Heirloom Tomato Chutney
Wild Alaskan Halibut, Heirloom Tomatoes, Ramps

Entrée Course
Pan Roasted Chicken Roulade w/ Washington Huckleberry Demi Glacé
Chicken Breast, Huckleberries, Veal Stock, Golden Beets,
Yukon Golds, Rainbow Chard, Meyer Lemons

Vegan Entrée
Five Bean Succotash w/ Baby Friseé
Salad Beans, Walla Walla Onions, Bell Peppers, Baby Friseé

Dessert Course 
Grand Ridge Beignets w/ Trios of Sauces 
Lavender, Fresh Wild Berries, Caramel



Complimentary Valet Parking


News for our Members

Early bird rates end:
February 28


Reservations due:
April 30


NACE chapters have the special advantage of making reservations for the Experience! 2014 conference. This means that each chapter president can reserve registrations without providing the contact information of who will be using those reservations until May 23, 2014. Reservations are due by April 30, 2014, but reserve now! The lowest rates end next FRIDAY, February 28, 2014.


If you have already registered, you can add reservations to your registration using the attached instructions. Please make sure to use your preferred email address when registering!




$100 off the CPCE exam registration fee!

Any current NACE member who applies for the CPCE exam in February will receive $100 off the exam registration fee. Normally $395, pay only $295! This price includes the online exam and a copy of The Professional Reference Guide. For more information and registration details, please check out the CPCE section of the website, www.nace.net.  



1. Valid for NACE Members only.

2. Exam must be taken within 1 year of application approval.

3. Valid ONLY for online exam.

4. Cannot be combined with any other discount.

5. No code required.


Join an additional chapter for half price!!!

Do you work in or travel to other areas frequently? Who not join more than one NACE chapter! Any new or current member can sign up for additional chapters for just $25 each in August. That’s a 50% discount!!! Email membership@nace.net for more information or to add additional chapters to your membership.


1. Offer valid only for new or current NACE members in good standing.

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