18 Jul MARLS Seminar – Barbeque August 27, 2021 Register Today!

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN MARLS FOR OUR FIRST IN OVER A YEAR AND A HALF FOR OUR ON-SITE/IN PERSON MARLS – Seminar and Barbeque – August 27, 2021 8 am to 5 pm at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Fairmont, MT on August 27, 2021

Seminar Registration Packet 8-27-21 MARLS John Geddie Seminar Registration Packet  REGISTER TODAY!

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A MARLS Seminar for the Surveying Profession
Presented by John Geddie, Geddie & Associates

8 AM to Noon “Strategy In a Post-Covid World” (4 PDH)
1 PM to 5 PM “Mastering Performance Management” (4 PDH)

(Lunch at noon to 1 PM and Barbeque 5:15 PM included)
Following the seminar is a barbeque in the outdoor pavilion at 5:15 PM at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

Seminar Abstracts:

8 – noon “Strategy In A Post-Covid World”
4 PDH Seminar – The first seminar will be “Strategy In a Post-Covid World” which looks at how to create strategies in a world of uncertainty. Too many firms are taking a wait-and-see attitude. I’m convinced that the firms that are paying attention to this now are the ones that will thrive.
Participants will:

  • Learn how to see emerging patterns that will shape the world firms face in the future.
  • Apply wide-angle vision to understand where change comes from in their marketplace.
  • Recognize that chance favors the prepared mind and learn to position their firm for future possibilities.

How do you move your firm forward in a post-Covid world? How can you focus on developing meaningful strategies for the future in the midst of uncertainty?
The pandemic disrupted our comfort zone in a lot of ways.  It impacted the workforce, introduced uncertainty in the worlds of our clients, and forced us to re-think the way we conduct business. In the wake of the pandemic, many firms took a wait-and-see attitude toward any concrete plans for the future.  However, it’s the people who are thinking strategically now who have the best shot at realizing their objectives. You’ve got to be proactive, not reactive.
Whether you’re looking at how to invest in your workforce or re-thinking your markets, now is the time to plan.

1 PM to 5 PM “Mastering Performance Management”
For years, John Geddie has listened to employees say that they aren’t getting regular performance reviews, so he began to investigate why. The answer proved to simply be: managers are uncomfortable with the process. They’d prefer to have their staff fill out a form and quantify performance rather than have a dialogue with employees.
In this session, you will discover how it’s easier and more effective for managers to engage employees through a coaching method rather than the traditional model of performance appraisal. You’ll also learn ways to measure employee performance when crews are working remotely.
• Discover the power of goal-setting with your employees.
• Understand how to set clear expectations.
• Find out how to make appraisals positive rather than a chore.
• Learn the differences between coaching for performance and coaching for development.


Marls Board of Directors meeting 8am – 2pm  the following day after the seminar (8-28-21) at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.

MARLS Sleeping room block has been reserved for Thursday, August 26th, Friday, August 27, and Saturday, August 28th so you may choose to stay the weekend and bring family.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
1500 Fairmont Road, Fairmont, MT 59711

By July 31st MARLS rate cutoff date for $159/night plus tax.

Book your sleeping room early – Call 800.332.3272 and ask for the MARLS rate of $159 plus tax or go t0 www.FairmontMontana.com but make sure you get our rate with online reservations.

Any questions contact Kay at kay@marls.com
Phone: 406-253-5527

Sustaining members and TSS Advertisers:
Frontier Precision
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Biography:  JOHN GEDDIE
John Geddie is President of Geddie & Associates Inc., headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has served the A/E and associated industries for more than 25 years as a management consultant, corporate trainer and strategic planner. He is the primary instructor and facilitator for the company’s High Performance Leadership Program and the Project Management Practitioner Program. He is a regular speaker at organizational meetings and conferences and has served in communications-related positions and led project teams in both state government and the private sector. His clients have included firms such as AECOM, JUB Engineers, Walker Consultants, Walter P. Moore and Arup as well as government agencies including the US Air Force Research Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Berkeley National Laboratory. He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management.









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