Past Speaking Events

May 23rd, 2017

Servant Leadership

State of Minnesota Division of Vehicle Services
St. Paul, Minnesota

In this session Mike initially introduces the concepts of "servant", "leader" and "manager" and then pulls all three of these terms together taking into account the three "C's" of this organization with some additional commentary and two more "C's" for consideration.  From there the 50+ managers will break up into teams of 4 or 5 to discuss various topics so that that each manager can bring home the mantra of a "servant manager" with specific actions going forward.

May 5th, 2017

How to De-escalate and Resolve Conflict with Clients, Associates, the IRS and Others

ASA and MABVP Joint Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota

In this session participants learn how de-escalate themselves and others to stay focused on the issues.

Developing the facts, undestanding the issues and the emotions behind the issues are key to identifying interests so that the participants are able to work towards solutions.

In addition, key insights are provided on how to work with the IRS procedurally on issue development to avoid misunderstanding and conficts.

April 28th, 2017

Using Mediators as Facilitators in Public Venues

Conflict Resolution Minnesota
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

After a brief introduction to the session each of the panelists will make a 10 minute presentation on their work as facilitators in various public venues.

Following the panelists presentations Raj Sethuranju will lead the group in small circles with a question(s) to demonstrate the application of a circle keeper and discuss how this is different from a facilitative discussion.

The group will discuss within their circles what worked and did not work well in their circle and share this with the entire group.

April 27th, 2017

Peaceful Resolutions

Minnesota Employee Relocation Association
Union Depot in St. Paul

Join author and Alternative Dispute Resolution provider Mike Gregory for a review of his 60 steps to peaceful conflict resolution.

Learn about positive techniques for:

  • de-escalation
  • verbal and non-verbal communication
  • listening
  • negotiation
  • and mediation

In addition, presenter will address how to explore innovative solutions and how to create trust and stronger relationships.

April 25th, 2017

Peaceful Resolutions for the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Association

Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join author and ADR provider Mike Gregory for a review of his 60 steps to peaceful conflict resolution.  Learn about positive techniques for: de-escalation, verbal and non-verbal communication, listening, negotiation and mediation.  In addition, presenter will address how to explore innovative solutions and how to create trust and stronger relationships

March 21st, 2017

Leadership and Opportunity

State of Minnesota Department of Pubic Safety
St. Paul, MN

This session focuses on lessons learned regarding leadership and developing the leader within each of us.

February 21st, 2017

Delegation Made Easy

State of Minnesota Department of Pubic Safety
St. Paul, MN

From Mike’s book, The Servant Manager: 203 tips from the best places to work in America, Mike offers interactive training related to how to manage your time effectively and how to delegate effectively.   Having taught front line managers over 16 years, and as a manager at all levels of management, Mike has found this one of the toughest lessons to learn for front line managers.  To make this process more user friendly and fun participants will interactively learn the benefits and pitfalls associated with delegation and take away practical tips on how to share and u

February 2nd, 2017

How to De-escalate and Resolve Conflicts with Clients, the IRS, Associates and Others

Virginia Society of CPAs
Richmond, Virginia

We lose our tempers. We work with those that lose their tempers. How can we maintain ours and help others maintain theirs through a process of de-escalation when involved with a negotiation? Besides the PPT presentation I offer two handouts regarding key points from neuroscience related to de-escalation and negotiation.

January 25th, 2017

How to Avoid and What to Do if Audited by the IRS on an Estate of Gift Tax Return

Estate Planning Council of Berks County
Reading, PA

During this session participants are provided with factual information associated with Estate and Gift Tax returns, and  pointers are provided on how to avoid an audit and what to do if an estate or gift tax return is audited by the IRS.   Elements of neuroscience are applied to address conflict resolution with real world examples that illustrate the principles of valuation and dispute resolution.

January 24th, 2017

How to Avoid and What to do if Audited by the IRS

EPC of Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina

A brief background on the IRS organization as it relates to Estate and Gift tax issues is presented to provide the participant with insight into the various silos and different cultures associated with business appraisal issues.  The process of both the national and local classification process in Estate and Gift tax is presented and issues related to an examination explored to provide insight of what to do to avoid an audit and what to do if audited.