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ACE Monthly Meeting - Oct 16, 2015

  • October 16, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Non-member pricing
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

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The Evolution of Work: How Flexibility and Free Agency are Changing Everything about How, Where, and Why We Work

Over the last 30 years we’ve lived through disruptive innovation in every part of our working lives. The nature of work, jobs, careers, the workplace is undergoing fundamental change.  Both technology and legislation have changed how, where, and why we work. But many businesses still use the same management structures, the same communication processes, and the same work habits from before the change. Learn how we got here, and why the work and management habits organizations are still practicing can and must change for you to be successful in the future.  We will look at what this all means for companies of all sizes, our work consulting in this changing landscape and the impacts on our communities, job preparedness and the economy - this "New Economy".

Most recently, Katy spoke on this subject at the CEO Club of Boston.  She has spoken and written extensively on the future of work and the “mindset of Management.”  She has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Money magazine and many more.

About the Speaker

Katy Tynan

Katy Tynan is the bestselling author of practical guides to career transitions, and an internationally recognized expert on how work is evolving. In a world where 70% of employees are disengaged, Katy helps organizations ditch out of date management practices and create an inspiring, engaging culture.

Katy is an expert in how the employer/employee relationship is changing, and how individuals, businesses, and educational institutions need to adapt to the evolving landscape of work.

Over her 20 year career in IT and operations consulting, Katy has advised hundreds of organizations on how to find innovative solutions leveraging technology and human capital for competitive advantage. Katy has been part of multiple successful startup exits including Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2003) and Thrive Networks (acquired by Staples in 2007).

In 2013, Katy founded MindBridge Partners to provide strategic advice and guidance to organizations and educational institutions as they manage through business model transitions and organizational growth. Katy is the author of Survive Your Promotion! The 90 Day Success Plan for New Managers, and her most recent book Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success.

When she's not working, Katy can be found traveling, kayaking, sailing, or reading. Katy, her son, and her dog live near Boston, Massachusetts, and she is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst.


Roundtable Details

Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional

Pitfalls, Pratfalls & the
Search for Daylight:

Communication in the Workplace

     The October Round Table for ACE is about the ups and downs of the ways we exchange information and ideas on the job – how we communicate, and how we can do it better.

     Between them, Dave Griffiths and Jim Milliken have written about writing and communicated about communication for uncounted decades. Both began their careers as newspaper reporters, graduated over the years to editing and now provide classroom instruction and workplace consultation for professionals.

     Such experience hones the ability to get ideas across crisply and persuasively; the tools of that ability are what this Round Table will be about. Both Dave and Jim stress participant-based conversation about real-world challenges and solutions, so come prepared to share yours.

     Dave will facilitate discussion of business writing issues, and will offer suggestions in support of participants’ input. Jim will lead exploration of verbal communication and related behavior. Each will enhance and interrupt the other’s commentary.

     As time and interest allow, the discussion can touch upon media relations/marketing through the media.


     Dave GriffithsDave Griffiths offers training in writing, presentation/briefing skills, and media relations, to include crisis communications as well as outreach. Dave is also a freelance writer and editor.

     Building on 27 years in journalism – Kansas City Star, national security correspondent for Aviation Week and Business Week magazines, and the Penn State journalism faculty – Dave teaches seminars at federal agencies, nonprofits, and companies.


    Jim MillikenJim Milliken’s career has spanned five-plus decades, evenly divided between an initial stint as a writer and editor in the news business and his current work as a trainer/consultant in management and communication skills.

     He provides customized onsite consultation for business and professional clients.    He also presents an eight-day Project Management curriculum at USM and workshops at UNH in such topics as Business Writing, Grammar, Delegating and Personal Productivity.

     His book, Life Is a Project: How Are You Managing? was published in August. He blogs at  



The Facts...


The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

Registrations are required by October 13, 2015. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.


You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
110 Marginal Way #142
Portland ME 04101

If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.

Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

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