Employer Support session on counseling services set for Aug. 7

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A Regional Employer Support Network presentation entitled “Crucial Conversations” is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation, located at 3801 Bemidji Avenue North.

The session is free and open to all who are interested in learning about the topic.

Presenting will be Dr. Jan Guggenheimer, clinical director of counseling at the Bemidji State University Student Center for Health and Counseling. Prior to joining the University in 1990, she worked in private practice and community mental health and has provided training and consultation in the surrounding communities. Since the early 1990s, she has provided consultation for the North Country Regional Health System employees, directors and coordinators.

The workshop is designed to provide information, understanding and strategies for the most-effective communication in all kinds of relationships and situations. It is intended to help attendees gain a better understanding of their personal communication style and to help recognize and eliminate possible roadblocks for effective and helpful communication, even when dealing with difficult situations.

The Regional Employer Support Network was formed after employers in the region expressed the need for a network of professionals involved in human resources development and management. It usually meets the first Thursday of each month with regular sessions lasting two hours and quarterly sessions lasting longer. The sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about the featured topic.

CRI staff members help facilitate RESN activities, and organizations collaborating to support the group include North Country Health Services, North Country Business Products, Potlatch, Bi-CAP, Johanneson, Inc., Pinnacle Publishing and Anderson Fabrics.

For more information about the RESN or the July 10 performance evaluation writing session, contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at http://www.cri-bsu.org, or call (218) 755-4900, toll free (888) 738-3224.

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Aug. 7 – 9-11 a.m. – Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation hosts Regional Employer Support Network presentation, “Crucial Conversations.” Presenter: Dr. Jan Guggenheimer, clinical director of counseling at the Bemidji State University Student Center for Health and Counseling. Location: CRI; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.; Bemidji, Minn. Cost: free. For information: (218) 755-4900; (888) 738-3224; http://www.cri-bsu.org.