Keeping the Competitive Edge Growing Strong...

  • 21 Oct 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Keiser University 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33905


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Keeping the Competitive Edge Growing Strong...

October 21, 2015

We all want to be competitive, but what does it really take to be successful - while maintaining our passion for what we do? Whether we call ourselves trainers, consultants, talent managers, coaches, mentors…it means “developing individuals, teams, organizations in order to attract, motivate, and retain productive, engaged employees”. Our shared goal for clients is to create a high-performing and sustainable approach that meets their strategic and operational goals.

Joanne, as Director of a local training Institute, and Ava, as a seasoned professional trainer and keynote speaker, will facilitate a guided discussion on how we can best support our clients in meeting/exceeding their strategic goals. This will include our thoughts (and yours) on the challenges we face in our jobs, what clients seem to be looking for in training and consulting, what specifically look for in a trainer before putting someone in front of a group, and why an independent consultant like Ava is so successful without actively marketing herself…and much more.

Hope to see you there! Be part of the discussion and we’ll continue to learn and grow from each other.


Dr. Ava Fluty
Dr. Ava Fluty is a keynote speaker, humorist, seminar leader and consultant with national and international experience. Ava's dynamic seminars have shown corporations, government agencies, managers, businesses, teachers, private industry and individuals how to find unmistakable status and leadership skills. She provides strategies on topics such as communication, conflict resolution, motivation, and leadership. She holds a Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision and received her doctorate in 2002.

Joanne Hartke
Joanne Hartke is the Director of the Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University.  She has been in the field of training and organizational development for more than 30 years, most of it in Southwest Florida.  Joanne has been with FGCU for 17 years and understands the challenges and successes of the local community. Her career experience includes 5 years as a social worker, 1 year as a consultant in the hospitality industry, and 2 years as a trainer and facilitator for the State of Florida.  She earned her B.S. from Ohio State University, and her M.S. from Xavier University.
In her role at the Institute, Joanne markets the variety of professional trainings, organizational development services, and top-level trainers-facilitators-faculty that are available through IOG to assist individuals and local organizations to succeed and grow.  Joanne’s focus with the Institute is to provide high quality, priced-right services that clients need and want, and are directly applicable in the workplace.

If you have any questions about this learning event or how to register please contact Christine Davlin, President, ATD Southwest Florida Chapter at

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