A Conversation about Coaching and Development


MRG is holding their second Conversation Series event in which we ask a member of our community to lead a presentation and discussion on topics important to your organization. For this event, we asked Dr. Connie Thurman to guide us through a dialogue on best practices and the value of employee coaching. This is a free, educational event so come join us for an afternoon of discussion with some of the Quad Cities' brightest leaders. 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:00-4:00 pm

Adler health education Center
1236 East Rusholme
Davenport, IA

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About our Host:

Connie currently serves as the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Human Resources for Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL.  Previously, she held executive positions with Maytag Corporation in quality assurance, operations, and human resources where she created a socialization program for newly hired hourly employees and leadership programs for supervisors; the hallmarks of her work there.  She believes in blending practice and theory in order to provide insight into continuous improvement in leadership, employee development, strategic planning, organizational culture, and human resource processes.  Her focus is championing the value of human capital in organizations. 

Connie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biology from Knox College and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Western Illinois University.  In 2003, she graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Doctorate degree in Business Administration.  She has presented conference papers on employee socialization, employee training, 360-degree appraisal systems and knowledge isolating mechanisms.

She also had developed curriculum and directed department-level team building, participated in process improvement planning and implementation with companies, has taken the lead in conflict resolutions assignments, and she is a six-sigma black belt.

As a key contributor to MRG's coaching and consulting staff for over 14 years, Connie has completed numerous individual executive level coaching assignments for non-profit and for-profit clients.



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