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Dave Bartholomay

Friday, June 15, 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A Mayor and a Mediator who is always selling something (an idea, a project, a path out of a conflict). How do you not just avoid tough topics, but actually embrace them as part of your strategy to move forward?  Running into a disagreement doesn’t need to be the end of the deal – learn ways to work through tough situations.  A country split down the middle doesn’t have to mean half the sales…working with and serving the ‘other side’ is a key to success. Bridging the divides – lessons from traveling across the state selling the idea of working through conflicts to achieve a mutual satisfactory outcome.  Some key takeaways include:

  • Influencing a person with a difference position
  • Identify the three types of negotiators and adapt to influence
  • The top three most influential negotiation techniques to use in every situation
  • Four questions to ask the other side to break a deadlock
  • An effective strategy when the other side goes silent

Plus, other situations and story that will entertain and enlighten your future conversations and other forms of communication.

Mayor Dave Head Shot Thumbnail_thumbDave Bartholomay is a Program Coordinator @ Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution (OCDR) / Bureau of Mediation Services, State of Minnesota.  The OCDR is a unique statewide resource that helps resolve difficult public issues.  We do this through our work on individual projects and through training and capacity building so that all of Minnesota has access to new and innovative methods to work through today’s challenging issues.  He has served 17 years as the mayor of Circle Pines providing leadership to a suburban community of over 5,000 residents and serving on governing board for Centennial Utilities, a municipal natural gas utility.  Dave has served Executive Service of the Mediation services for Anoka County and previously has served as a consultant specializing in public, nonprofit, and private sector customers seeking innovative strategic planning and implementation services. 

Friday, June 15th, 2018

11:00 AM: Registration and Networking
11:15 AM: Lunch is Served
11:45 AM: SME Announcements
12:00 PM: Speaker Presentation
1:00 PM: Adjourn

Program Fee: $24 for SME members, Guests always welcome at $45 per person when registered before June. 13th.  $55.00 afterwards.   100% refund if you are not able to attend with email notice to before noon on Wednesday, June 13th.

Location: DoubleTree Park Place Hotel – 394 & Park Place, St. Louis Park, MN  55416

Event Location

SME regularly provides members with insights from Twin Cities’ business leaders and experts in their fields. SME’s Lunch and Learn Series delivers ideas, strategies, tactics and approaches that help members stay ahead of their competition and on track with their growth goals

Doubletree Hotel – St. Louis Park
1500 Park Place Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416