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Rock the boat, baby! — Workshop with Emily Cohen

Fri, Jan 20, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Art Academy of Cincinnati
1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

About the workshop
Is your work load constantly increasing and piling high with deadlines and obligations? Do you struggle with negotiating with employers, executives, employees and clients about prices, salaries, services and even the implications of their actions? Do you often take on more than you can chew? The art of pushing back, saying no and even negotiating as well as being honest with your professional relationships are critical skill sets that many creatives lack. We worry about what other people want, think, or need, and spend a lot of time doing things for others, often at the risk of hurting ourselves and our own team. We love being the nice guy and are notorious conflict-avoiders.

This session, designed specifically for those with three or more years experience, will focus on the who, when, where, why and how of saying no to clients, staff and projects. Learn how to identify opportunities to push back and say no more effectively, without damaging relationships or your business. Workshop will include interactive exercises inspired from real work situations. Swap tales of woe and learn strategies for how to better manage these situations more effectively. Let’s rock the boat, baby!

Note: This workshop is open to all, not only women. This workshop is not intended for students, but those with 3+ years of professional experience.

Friday, January 20 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

1212 Jackson Street
Art Academy of Cincinnati - Lecture Hall

Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Pricing (ends December 31, 2016)
AIGA Members - $45
Non-Members - $65

Regular Pricing (starts January 1, 2017 through the event date)
AIGA Members - $65
Non-Members - $85

About Emily Cohen:
A brutally honest consultant, Emily has worked with leading design firms helping them improve their operational effectiveness and build efficient teams and processes. Emily has been a consultant for over 20 years conducting business planning retreats and providing confidential, best-practice insights and advice on staff, client, and process-management strategy, and writing winning proposals and contracts. She served as Secretary for the AIGA/NY Board of Directors and has taught classes and conducted seminars for many leading design schools and organizations. Emily is a frequently-requested speaker on business-related issues for the creative industry and has spoken at numerous conferences and events sponsored by AIGA, HOW, Design Business Association in London (DBA), The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD) and Design Management Institute (DMI). She also currently teaches professional practices to Graphic and Interactive Design students at Tyler School of Art. She also runs, an event consisting of expert-led business practice presentations and peer driven conversations delivering actionable results for design firm principals.

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