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Communication: the lifeblood in a Business Ecosystem

  • March 29, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Northern Trust, 181 W. Madison-7th floor

The ability to express an idea is as nearly as important as the idea itself. In today's fast and fluid business environment; communication has an heightened in its importance.

  • Learn how to assess your organization's communication strengths
  • Quickly identify organizational communication gaps
  • Understand How Communication Gaps affect Profitability
  • Conduct a Communications Audit of your Organizations Messaging
  • Manage Conflict More Effectively and Influence Positive Change

Our presenter will use a storytelling presentation format to illustrate organizational strengths and challenges. Participants will leave with tools to better understand how effective communication influences infrastructural change.


Alicia Dale has relied on communication strengths throughout her entire career. A six sigma Greenbelt, she led a team to reduce a financial sales cycle by 50% by analyzing and enhancing each communication process step. She then went on to create FullCircle Management, a sales practice that offered services for firms that wanted to increase sales. She now manages Next Level Architecture, a firm that helps organizations design their own systems of success. A continual learner Alicia has honed her communication skills by studying writing, communications at Second City Training Center, becoming certified in DiSC and earning a designation as an Interest-Based Mediator at the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution. Alicia provides organizational consulting to enhance communication. influence matrixed teams and coaching to help individuals remove barriers to success. Alicia’s industry experience includes financial services, transportation, commercial leasing and social enterprise which she developed working with BMO/Harris Bank, GE Capital, Ryder Systems, Inc, USAA and several middle market companies.

RSVP Process

for building access. If you plan to attend the meeting, please reply to codpnetwork@gmail.com by noon Tuesday, March 26th with your name as it appears on your photo ID. On the morning of the meeting, security staff in the main lobby will ask to see a photo ID, confirm your registration and provide you with a visitor’s pass. If your name is not on the list you will not be able to join the meeting, which is located on the 7th floor.

Program Format

Mix of presentation, large group & small group discussion. Informal atmosphere; please bring your own coffee/tea/snacks (note: there is a convenient coffee service on the 7th floor near our meeting room; however it is not always open at the start of our meeting).


: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Optional 9:00-10:00 open networking and discussions re: business challenges faced by attendees.


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