September 2011 EPWA Meeting : You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing – Create Great Relationships…with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Whitcomb (Marquette Room)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Meeting Chairwomen: Nancy Revas & Karen Halleckson

You CAN Teach a Pig to Sing – Create Great Relationships…with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Mary Jane Mapes, MA, CSP

Tuesday, September 13

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by Tuesday, September 6

If paying by mail, you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website

Speaker's Topic
Do you have a PIG in your life? Do you ever find yourself in a networking situation and faced with a Particularly Irritating Guy or Gal or a Painfully Intolerable Gasbag?  PIGs can be found anywhere, anytime and in any venue, and sometimes the PIG is just the person you need to connect with to accomplish your goals
and it pays to know how to do it with grace. In this presentation, you will discover the real secrets to connecting, communicating and cultivating great relationships – all critical to your “networking” success!

Speaker’s Biography
Mary Jane Mapes, MA, CSP
, founder and president of The Aligned Leader Institute, LLC, a leadership development organization, has been helping people develop their leadership skills for almost three decades. Her commitment to sharing what she has learned about management, leadership, and successful relationships (the bedrock of true leadership) has led to a great demand for her services as a speaker, seminar leader, and executive coach both nationally and internationally.

Mary Jane has developed unique, powerful keynotes and seminars designed to energize your entire group. She has spoken before thousands of health care professionals, corporations, and non-profit organizations, sharing her expertise on leadership, team building, customer service, and interpersonal relationships. Mary Jane is a member of the National Speakers Association, one of only 215 women in the world to have earned the CSP designation (certified speaking professional – given for excellence in speaking), one of only three people to have ever received the prestigious Charles Leadership Award granted by NSA-MI for outstanding leadership, past president of the National Speakers Association – Michigan Chapter, and President of PEAK – professional and executive association of Kalamazoo.

September Meeting Location: The Whitcomb (Marquette Room)
500 Ship Street, Saint Joseph MI. 49085

Directions:  Main Street north to Ship Street, turn left, The Whitcomb will be on the right at the end of the block.  You may park on the street or in the public lot across the street.

Meal Cost  Members $17.50    Trial Members/Guests $27.50
Buffet Menu:  Chicken Marsala, Vegetable Lasagna, Tuscan Orzo, Salad, Rolls, Chocolate Cake, Lemonade, Coffee & Ice Tea.  You may bring your own adult beverage.  Cash bar not available.

Questions?  Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at or by phone at 269.235.9030.

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to:
Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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