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San Jose, Cal; Workshop on “Transforming Conflict…”

San Jose, Cal; Workshop on “Transforming Conflict…”

Fremont H.S. School District, San Jose, California; 2.5-hour workshop on “Transforming Conflict into Positive Team Problem-Solving,” 45 Union and Management Staff, Annual Training Day; 2-hour Management Team Building Session The speaker we engaged for our department’s annual training day was truly an unexpected uplifting experience for all. Mark Gorkin, the …

Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit

Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit

Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit/Richmond, VA; Practice Safe Stress: Using Humor in the Face of Stress, Burnout, and Conflict — Plenary Speaker; 1 hour; 75 attendees  Jul 8, 2016 ” Thank you so much for inspiring our participants in the 3rd Statewide Refugee Mental Health Summit with your wit and …

Embry-Riddle University Leadership Institute

Embry-Riddle University Leadership Institute

Nov 3, 2016 Mark Gorkin took our leadership group on a discovery tour of how conflict brings power. He demonstrated and we practiced the art of “letting go of the rope” – that frequent occurrence of two people standing firm on differing sides of an issue. They both keep pulling …

Society of Diversity, 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago

Society of Diversity, 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago

Society of Diversity, 2017 Annual Conference, Chicago, “Leading with Passion Power:  Building Clarity, Courage & Creativity,” 50 participants “Mark’s “Leading with Passion Power”: Building Clarity, Courage & Creativity program is pure dynamite! I had the pleasure of co-facilitating an hour of diversity and inclusion education at a national conference with …

SHRM “Keys to Captivating an Audience,” 2017

SHRM “Keys to Captivating an Audience,” 2017

Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads SHRM luncheon speaker — “Keys to Captivating an Audience,” Apr 12, 2017 This Apr 12th, spoke at the Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads SHRM luncheon — “Keys to Captivating an Audience?” We had a great time. As HR-VB SHRM Program Chair, Kelly Lane, noted: “We laughed, we learned and …