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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla

Annual Holiday Networking Event
Where: Eagan Community Center
When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008,
Special Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Sue Lindgren, YESS!
Registration Link 

Are you as effective as you could be? Do you know what is holding you back or getting in your way so you can be effective? What is Emotional Intelligence?
Event Notes:
• Afternoon Event
(3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
• Plenty of Networking Delight
• Appetizers
• Cash Bar (registration includes one drink ticket)
• Speaker

We are excited to bring back Sue Lindgren by popular demand! She will show you specifically where you can improve working the “people side” of your business and how you can dramatically affect performance and profitability… perhaps even job security. The information in this program is extremely powerful. As a leader, manager, co-worker or in any role you will find valuable tools you can use to increase your effectiveness in the workplace.

Have you ever been frustrated with the people you work with? Have you ever dreaded a meeting because it was boring, non-essential or a complete waste of time? Do you know the primary cause of project failure and how it affects your bottom-line? Do you know the value of emotionally intelligent leadership and the price you pay if your leaders aren’t highly competent this way?

New feature for December: Buy a table!
Buy a full table of 8 for the CTA December Afternoon Holiday Networking Event at the reduced rate of $200. Bring a table of your colleagues, your customers, your friends!  What a great way to have an inexpensive holiday outing, have some fun, learn great information from Sue Lindgren and network with others. Purchasing a Table is only available by using this form.

Your days are full. Your people are busy. Your business demands the best of you. The question is, are you effective? Are your people? Is your business? With all the demands in your job, business and life today, it’s critical that you focus on what’s most imperative to your success and fulfillment. Unfortunately, by ourselves, we can rarely see what's holding us back or getting in the way.
Sue and her company have invested thousands in a conclusive research project targeting specific areas where most managers and leaders miss the mark. They’ve taken this research and designed a comprehensive program that she will give us a taste.
Here's just a portion of what you'll learn:
• The 14 skills a leader and manager must cultivate in order to succeed
• The greatest contributor to your rising healthcare costs
• Where 90% of a manager’s time is wasted
• The most undervalued component in business today
• The top 3 reasons careers are derailed
• How to define coaching’s role in business and what kind of coaching fits your needs


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