The Collaboration Effect ™ - 2.0 CPE

When:  Nov 13, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minneapolis Chapter

"The Collaboration Effect™"

Michael Gregory is an ASA, CVA, NSA. Mike is an international speaker, author and solution provider. Mike assists clients with risk management issues with the IRS, alternate dispute resolution approaches to resolving issues, and other value added services. He was an IRS employee from front line specialist to executive level over his 28 year career at the IRS. His last 11 years Mike was a territory manager with responsibilities for up to 23 states, heading up business valuation nationally and teaching behavioral skills to managers. As a territory manager he brought mediation training nationally to the IRS. He is a Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court and a member of the ADR Section of the Minnesota bar. For the past six years Mike has been the Chief Manager of Michael Gregory Consulting, LLC which focuses on helping organizations resolve conflict, negotiate winning solutions and inspire leaders. Mike has conducted over 2,500 mediations and negotiations and written over 30 articles and 11 books. Mike has a BS from Valparaiso University, a MS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MBA from DePaul University. Mike may be reached at and 651-633-5311.

How to Overcome Conflict with Collaboration

Mike will define collaboration and engage the audience in a high energy interactive session on this topic. Mike will be using elements from three of his books in today’s presentation, Peaceful Resolutions, The Servant Manager and Business Valuations and the IRS. Brain science will be applied to enlighten participants on the steps necessary in order to explore and enhance opportunities to provide for better client outcomes. The processes of de-escalation, communication, conversation, listening, discussion, negotiation, and compromise leading to collaboration are presented to give participants the tools they need so that they can apply them immediately in their practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply The Collaboration Effect™ to enhance relationships, resources and revenues.
  • Leverage with the key participants in estate and exit planning.
  • Identify the key elements of brain science related to collaboration.
  • Determine why we escalate and help others de-escalate to promote communication, conversation, listening, and discussion, leading to negotiation, compromise and collaboration.

*Seating is limited to the first 30 people who register* 


Check In & Social:  5:30-6:00 pm

Dinner:  6:00 pm

Presentation:  6:20-8:00 pm

Cost:  $35 Members

$40 Non-Members

FREE IMA Students



Pizza and salad

Free parking in the ramp


Bell Bank
3800 American Boulevard W #1450
Bloomington, MN 55431
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