Working Across Generations and The Six Thinking Hats on Oct. 9


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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Volunteer Center McHenry County 
620 Dakota St
Room E/F
(Second Building)
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Rebecca Stiemke and Kelsey Podgorski 
Volunteer Center McHenry County 

Cancellation Policy

We rely on accurate attendance counts to make important arrangements for our workshops. If you need to cancel a workshop for any reason, the following refund schedule applies:

-One week or more prior to start date: 
5% cancellation fee applies.

-Less than one week prior to start date: 
No refund is available. 

This includes those paying with a check. If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person. Please contact us for assistance. 

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel or reschedule workshops based on attendance. In the case of a cancellation, you will be contacted promptly about a refund and other opportunities.

If a class is cancelled due to weather conditions, we reserve the right to change the presentation to a webinar and will notify participants as quickly as possible.

Thank you.

Working Across Generations
and the Six Thinking Hats Workshop

Leaders: Explore how to work through generational differences to create the best possible team environment for your organization and hone your decision-making skills to help move your organization forward. Join us for a combination of two workshops to take your leadership skills – and your organization – to the next level. 

Working Across Generations:  This interactive workshop will introduce the five generations in today’s workforce. Through discussion and activities, participants will learn how to better communicate and work with each generation by understanding their values, characteristics and communication style. You may be surprised as we test your assumptions! 

  • Recognize traits, communication style, and values of each generation and understand how world events shaped them.
  • Identify action steps to more effectively communicate, recruit, and retain generationally diverse volunteers.

Meet the Trainer: Jackie O'Shaughnessy


Six Thinking Hats:  We are often faced with making split-second decisions in stressful situations and sometimes leave out valuable voices in the process. The Six Thinking Hats process allows us to respond appropriately to problems that arise. You will learn step-by-step how to use all Six Thinking Hats in everyday life to achieve better and less chaotic results.



  • Learn how to engage your employees in an inclusive environment. Learn how to validate employee opinions without promising certain things.
  • Learn how to navigate management of multiple generations at one time. 

 Meet the Trainer: Jordan Debbink

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Volunteer Center McHenry County, Room E/F
620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Non-Member Fee: $49.99
Bronze Member Fee: $39.99
Silver Member/Sponsorship Fee: $19.99

For more information call 815-344-4483 or visit us at:
Volunteer Center McHenry County

Reading Financial Statements

March 20, 2019 — 9:00 - Noon

Presented by Timothy J. Gavin, CPA, Senior Audit Manager, John Kasperek, Co., Inc.




Financial statements can be confusing and hard to read, and yet they provide some of the most valuable

information in assessing the financial health of an organization. With so much information that is

presented, it can be hard to separate what matters to you from what doesn’t. This session will

demonstrate how to interpret the numbers and notes in a standard financial report and show how to best use the information to understand an organization. Whether you’re a manager, board member, or other stakeholder, making sense of a financial report is key in making informed decisions.



         Understand the basics of financial report structure.

         Read and interpret the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows.

         Analyze the note disclosure.

         Identify the information most important in analysis and decision-making.