Monthly Meetings and Calendar

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SME is an active and vibrant organization. Check back here often for the latest meetings, gatherings, events and fun activities. We’ll see you there.

Dec
6
Tue
SME Holiday Party @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
12
Thu
SME Membership Mixer
Jan 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jan
24
Tue
SME Membership Meeting – Speaker Chris Mello @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Jan 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Become a Corporate Athlete
Life is too short to spend out of shape, in pain, and not functioning at your best. Are you ready to perform at the top of your game for life? Become a Corporate Athlete. Don’t let today’s fast-paced lifestyle mentally defeat you and reduce your drive to win. Develop the mentality and adopt the habits of an elite High-Performance Athlete to conquer stress and improve your quality of life. You can have it all (career, health, family) by training your body, mind, and spirit. We will work with you to shape and sharpen your body and mind so they are powerful and get you feeling, looking, and performing at your best. You will become the strongest version of yourself and conquer your stress once and for all.

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About Chris Mello
Owner and co-operator of CPMFITness. We help working professionals prioritize their health and get in incredible shape. We get people to believe they can get in incredible shape by providing the best FITness Coaching in the Sioux Falls area because building a Fit/Strong body is a game changer for your career and your lifestyle. Over the last 8+ years, CPMFITness has worked with over 2,500 clients completing 150,000 sessions. I enjoy spending time with my wife (also my co-pilot at CPM) and my 3-year-old twin boys in my spare time!

Feb
16
Thu
SME Small Group Event
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Feb
28
Tue
SME Membership Meeting – Speaker Brad Adams @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Five Disciplines of Ultra-High Performance
In this high-energy, inspirational keynote Brad takes you on an unprecedented journey into the mindsets and core disciplines of the highest earning sales professionals. He walks you step-by-step through the five disciplines of these ultra -high performers:
You will Learn:
TIME DISCIPLINE
PIPELINE DISCIPLINE
PROBABILITY DISCIPLINE
EMOTIONAL DISCIPLINE
PEOPLE DISCIPLINE
EXPECTED OUTCOMES
As Brad weaves these powerful lessons into engaging stories, you will laugh and be inspired to take action as you gain deep insight into the activities that maximize sales productivity along with tactics and techniques for actualizing these disciplines in the real world.

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Mar
9
Thu
SME Membership Mixer
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mar
21
Tue
SME Women in Business @ Sioux Falls Convention Center
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
28
Tue
SME Membership Meeting – Speaker Faith Minnich Kjesbo @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The Stories We Tell: How Who We Are Shapes Our Narratives
Our brains are hard-wired for story. But what other factors influence how we view, experience, and share the world around us? This session will explore some of the hidden factors that shape our internal and external narratives, including culture, power, privilege, and bias.
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About Faith Minnich Kjesbo

Faith Minnich Kjesbo joined Avera in 2019 and currently serves as Manager of Formation and Cultural Competence with Avera Health, leading and promoting a culture of learning, development and belonging that is founded in and reflective of Avera’s Catholic identity, mission and values.
Prior to moving to South Dakota from Pennsylvania in January 2019, Faith spent 17 years as a diversity educator and administrator at a faith-based university of liberal arts and applied sciences, where she provided leadership to International Student Programs, Multicultural Programs, and Off-Campus Programs. She has traveled to over 20 countries and has also had the privilege of teaching a variety of courses, including a three-week cross-cultural course to rural Zambia titled Healthcare in the Developing World.
Faith is a trained systems therapist who is passionate about holistic organizational, team, and individual growth and development, focused on creating safe and brave spaces and opportunities for learning and transformation. Faith is certified in Cultural Intelligence (CQ®), as well as Everything DiSC Workplace® and serves on the Education Committee of Pathways to Inclusive & Equitable Workplaces. She and her partner, Jordan, and their children Hazel and Henry, live in Sioux Falls, SD.

 

Apr
20
Thu
SME Small Group Event
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Apr
25
Tue
SME Membership Meeting – Speaker Andy Cindrich @ The Country Club of Sioux Falls
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Change Happens – Might as Well Get Good at It!
Every organization goes through seasons of change. Great leaders help their organizations thrive during periods of transition by helping team members understand the process of change, as well as how to navigate uncharted territory effectively. In doing so, these leaders position their organization’s vision for what lies ahead. While it may often feel chaotic, change actually follows a very predictable, learnable pattern. With the right playbook, managers and executives can successfully lead through change by preparing their teams for transition and by developing forward-motion plans that fully engage employees and increase cross-functional alignment — even during the most challenging phases of change.
Join us to learn about the pattern all change follows, and to gain the mindset, skillset, and tool set required to effectively guide your team or organization through change.
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About Andy Cindrich
Andy Cindrich began his work with FranklinCovey in 1999. He loves his job because the work FranklinCovey does aligns with his personal mission statement to help teams and individuals win. Andy’s experience owning and operating a successful business allows him to customize each client intervention. He has worked with clients to drive results in every imaginable area from safety, to improved sales, to unprecedented improvements in employee engagement, to dramatic decreases in cycle time, to 9-figure cost savings in as little as 5 months. Andy has worked with a variety of industries including software, insurance, hospitality, banking, construction, healthcare, chemical, automobile, mortgage, technology, telecom, energy, and pharmaceutical industries, among others. He has also worked with several US government departments and agencies. He has a master’s in educational leadership, a B.S. in teaching both psychology and history, and a minor in coaching.

 

 

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