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Beyond the Basics: Communicate & Negotiate
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Beyond the Basics: Communicate & Negotiate

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015
7:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, Massachusetts  02062
United States
Presenter: Cheryl Jacobs, MCG Partners & Sasha Thaler
Contact: Megan McCarthy

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Beyond the Basics Individual Session: Communicate & Negotiate


Program Overview:

Participate in a Predictive Index analysis and receive a feedback report designed highlight your own natural motivators and how they impact the way you process information, make decisions and communicate at work followed by learning the art of negotiation from an experienced attorney, by looking at different conflict styles and exploring the pros/cons of each. Broaden your approach to negotiation and discover principle based negotiation. This interactive session will offer plenty of opportunities to practice ways to be a more effective negotiator.




Cheryl Jacobs, Senior Vice President, MCG Partners


Cheryl Jacobs is Senior Vice President for MCG Partners, a premier provider of leadership, talent, sales and organizational effectiveness solutions. Cheryl develops and delivers a broad spectrum of customized training and development programs, and provides advisory and consulting services to our clients with their employee and leadership development, succession, talent management, and selection needs. Cheryl is an executive coach of the firm working with leaders on team effectiveness, conflict management, influence & persuasion and overall leadership effectiveness requirements. Cheryl is dedicated to helping leaders and organizations to achieve their potential. She leverages her extensive business background to assist our clients in achieving higher levels of performance.


Cheryl brings over 15 years experience in sales and marketing, strategic planning, and executive coaching. Previously, Cheryl was the founder of Talent Transformation, a coaching, training and talent management consulting firm. Beforehand, she was the Executive Director of Sales for The Providence Journal Company, a multimedia organization owned by Belo Corporation. Here, Cheryl oversaw a sales and marketing staff of 60 and drove strategies, revenue, and multimedia product development for a $50m budget. Prior to the Providence Journal, Cheryl spent 10 years in Sales and Strategic Planning at and The Boston Globe.


Cheryl holds a BA from Boston College, an MBA from Suffolk University and is a member of Suffolk's Executive MBA Alumni Board. In addition, Cheryl is a certified Executive Coach through the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a certified Analyst in the Predictive Index® (PI®). 


Sasha Thaler, Counsel, Bello Welsh, LLP


Sasha Thaler is Counsel in the law firm of Bello Welsh, LLP, a premier boutique law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, concentrating in the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law.  Sasha’s practice spans all areas of labor and employment law, including defending employers in discrimination, harassment, wage and hour and other employment-related litigation, assisting clients in contract disputes relating to issues from employee compensation to intellectual property protection, and providing counseling to employers on a range of topics, such as employment policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance, employee discipline, leaves of absence, and reductions in force. Sasha also has experience assisting clients in labor negotiations and related grievance and arbitration procedures.  


Sasha received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University, and earned her J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.  Prior to joining Bello Welsh, LLP, Sasha practiced for several years in San Francisco, California. 



$149 Members & Non-Members




7:30am – Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:00am – Program Begins

12:00pm – Program Adjourns


This workshop is part of the ongoing Beyond the Basics Program. Beyond the Basics offers nearly 30 hours of instruction, from experienced HR professionals with a passion for their subject matter. Sessions include case studies, relevant exercises and tips/tools for you to take back to your organization. Click here for more information on that program.


NEHRA Registration Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing at least 3 days prior to the workshop in order to receive a refund.


CEU Credits:

This program has been approved for 4.0 General Credit Hours.



NEHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information, visit the SHRM certification website at




The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.



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