Tuesday, February 13, 2024

11:45 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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This is a virtual meeting held via Zoom 


Jade Ploessl, Women Lead Change


Mary Beth Kunz Keel
Association of Fundraising Professionals 

February 2024 Educational Program

How to Deal the "No" and Deal with "No

How do you handle rejection? Can you comfortably advocate for your needs? Assertiveness means expressing your point of view clearly and directly while still respecting others. Whether you'd like to ask for a raise, set a boundary with a co-worker, or build confidence with gift asks, this session will help you understand assertiveness and implement assertive communication in your work. Join us February 13 for this wonderful, insightful session with Women Lead Change's Jade Ploessl.

We will be meeting virtually in February. Please note the session will open on line at 11:45 A.M. with the presentation beginning at 12:00 P.M.

Members are encouraged to register a guest for FREE!

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About the Presenter

Jade Ploessl first became passionate about Women Lead Change after she spoke as a panelist at the 2019 Dubuque Conference. She now works at Women Lead Change as the ICR Program Coordinator and lives in Cedar Rapids. In addition to her job at WLC, she is the assistant track and cross country coach at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. Jade also runs her own business, Romagna Performance, LLC, where she works as a certified mental skills coach assisting youth athletes in gaining confidence and present moment focus to reach peak performance.

Jade is a native of Dubuque, IA, and a graduate of the University of Dubuque with degrees in Criminal Justice and Business Administration. While at the University of Dubuque, she was a member of the cross country and track teams, achieving two school records. Forgoing her final year of eligibility in athletics, Jade focused her energy competing on the mediation team, twice achieving All-American honors. Her success in the program was further rewarded with her published independent research on "The Socioeconomic vs. Racial Impact of Driving Under Suspension."

Outside of work, Jade can be found at Lake Delhi with her family or on the bike trails with her husband Corbin.