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CVTC Offers Compression Planning Seminar

A seemingly endless series of meetings and little resulting action can bog down any organization, keep projects on hold and leave critical problems unsolved. There is a better way, and executive level leaders are invited to learn about it at a Compression Planning Seminar Oct. 10-12 at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire.

Compression Planning is a seven-step visual planning process designed to help major projects get underway, with important decisions made quickly and effectively. It ignites a group’s energy and thinking to rapidly resolve a specific issue. Compression Planning increases meeting and planning productivity. Planning that previously took weeks, months, or years can be dramatically compressed through the process.

Taught by Jerry McNellis and Patrick McNellis of the Compression Planning Institute near Pittsburgh, PA, this seminar is a learn-by-doing course. Participants will bring a key business problem to solve, or an opportunity to capture, and learn Compression Planning skills as applied to the particular issues.

“Compression Planning really levels the playing field, and one of the things people like best about the process is it’s fun!” said Peter Hughes, market vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System/Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. “If you’re no-nonsense, you’ll like it for that reason. If you’re creative, you’ll like it because it allows you to be very creative and open to a lot of different directions.”

The seminar meets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11, and from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 12. Check-in and continental breakfast are at 7:30 a.m. each day. Snacks and lunch are provided. Classes will be held at the Business Education Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. The cost is $1,995 per person.

For more information and to register, go to www.cvtc.edu/compression. Space is limited to 24 participants and already business leaders from across the country have registered for this much sought-after seminar usually held in major metropolitan areas.

Chippewa Valley Technical College delivers superior, progressive technical education which improves the lives of students, meets the workforce needs of the region, and strengthens the larger community. Campuses are located in Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls. CVTC serves an 11-county area in west central Wisconsin. CVTC is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and is one of 16 WTCS colleges located throughout the state.