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Innovate and Problem Solve

  • 17 May 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • HYBRID - CSS OR online via Zoom


  • Corporate members:
    The College of St. Scholastica
    Allete/Mn Power
    Essentia Health
    City of Virginia
    St. Louis County
    Lake Superior College
    Cirrus Aircraft
  • Price for current members
  • Non-member price
  • Student pricing - must be a current student

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Appreciative Inquiry Teams provide a means to approach problems and avoid getting bogged down in negativity. Apply David Cooperrider’s theory and the toolkit for Conversations Worth Having (Stavros & Torres) in stakeholder meetings to positively reframe an issue or problem to be socially sensitive, future-oriented, and well-defined. Then generative questions focused on the desired outcome are brainstormed to facilitate action. An overview of the process will be followed with interactive practice using a number of participant suggested problems.

After this session, program participants will be able to:

1. Reframe the problem as an opportunity for growth and a vision for the future.

2. Create generative questions to know what specifically to ask to grow.

3. Name and follow action steps that will create the envisioned future.



Speaker: Haley Bengtson

Haley supports others to get things done! 

At Perception Coaching she manages our Progress Partners program, coaches,  and presents strengths-based programs for groups. You’ll also find her facilitating SparkShops through Zoom and in the office!  Haley’s CliftonStrengths Top 5: Harmony, Consistency, Input, Intellection, and Learner.

With harmony and consistency talent themes, she naturally makes sure every voice is heard as she gathers information.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

CSS or  Online via Zoom

Networking, Registration, and Lunch: 11:30-12:00
Program: 12:00-1:00

Registration Deadline for In-Person Attendance WITH Lunch:
Thursday, May 12th by 5pm

Parking and Building Info: 
In-person session will be at the College of St. Scholastica.  Building, room number, and parking info will be sent in a confirmation email.

Zoom Info:
Zoom log-in information will be shared in a confirmation email.


$20.00 for Members    $35.00 for Non-members    $13.00 for Students

Audacity Human Resources is a proud sponsor of this program.  

Hybrid Learning Policy

We are so pleased to have the opportunity to meet in-person again - starting in May, 2022! We also respect that our members have varying levels of comfort and flexibility to participate face-to-face. Participants can connect via Zoom or attend in person. We will engage with the virtual audience as well as the live audience.

Registration Policy

Our pricing structure for all participants is $35 for non-members, $20 for members, and $13 for students. (Tip: Becoming a member of the Lake Superior Chapter is just $45 a year!)

A meal will be provided during the in-person events. Virtual attendees benefit from the flexibility to participate remotely, receiving the online materials, networking opportunities, and access to a recording of the session for later viewing.


We do not refund registration cancellations after 12 noon the Friday before the program. If you find you are unable to attend a program for which you are registered after this cancellation deadline, please feel free to send someone in your place.

If you prefer to pay on the day of the event, payment will be collected at the door prior to the program beginning. We will try to accommodate walk-ups if space allows, but only those who pre-register are guaranteed a seat at the event. For walk-ups, we can accept payment onsite by cash or check.

We promote our events on social media and website. With your registration, you understand your image may be captured via photograph or video and agree to allow your photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the chapter and speaker.

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