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IMA Event

November 14, 2019
5:30 PM EST - 7:40 PM EST

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Crossroads Family Restaurant
4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading (on Rt 61 just South of Rt 222)
Reading, PA 19605

IMA November 2019 Meeting

DATE:                  Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

TOPIC:                Male/Female Communication: Building Collaborative Relationships (1.5 CPE)

SPEAKER:          Janette Press, CMA, MBA, EA, QuickBooks Consultant, GrowthForce

LOCATION:         Crossroads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA

AGENDA:            5:30 – 6:00pm     Registration/Networking

6:00 – 6:15pm     Welcome and Chapter Announcements

6:15 – 7:15pm     Dinner

7:15 – 8:40pm     Presentation

PRICE:          $30.00 Members/Guests - Students $20 (with advance registration)

MENU:          Broiled Stuffed Flounder or Roast Beef Au Jus

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 3pm, Mon, Nov 11th by contacting

Tim Trout at [email protected] or 610-903-4908



About our Topic

As the workplace becomes more diverse, men and women are faced with the challenge of building greater appreciation, enthusiasm, and strategies for working together. Most of us know from our daily experiences that men and women (and people in general) often see the world differently and, those differences can lead to confusion, miscommunication, or awkward interactions. Those differences are also a source for diversity of opinions and creative problem solving when leveraged properly. This workshop explores the culture of both genders with an eye toward building stronger communication and more collaborative interactions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize gender and stylistic differences and their impact on effective communication.
  2. Identify benefits of diverse communication styles in the workplace.
  3. Define and apply strategies to improve communications.


About our Speaker

  • QuickBooks Consultant and Small Business Success Catalyst with GrowthForce LLC based in Houston, TX.
  • Area of specialty: construction and service-based businesses
  • From 2010 through 2018 had accounting, bookkeeping and QuickBooks Advisory practice serving small businesses in the Berks County.
  • QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor
  • QuickBooks educator and trainer
  • Certified Management Accountant and Enrolled Agent
  • Education:
      • BS Horticulture Delaware Valley College (now University), Doylestown, PA
      • MBA Marketing & Communications, Alvernia University, Reading PA