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    Ideal and Real: How Top Performers Align the Two presented by Dave Meldahl

    Date: November 5, 2020, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    FREE for all attendees
    Event Type:
    GHVRA Hosted - Meeting
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer sent via email from the GVHRA President as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Registration
    11:30 a.m.—Noon: Lunch
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION

    BIO of Presenter:  Dave Meldahl, M.Ed., Sr. V.P. of think2perform

    Dave’s passion is working with busy, results-oriented executives and business owners who want to capitalize on a key strategic advantage – their leaders.  Through his practical, proven and collaborative approach, he helps organizations sharpen the leadership skills of managers so profits are deepened, morale is enhanced, and the type of culture is created that attracts and retains top talent. His clients have been from a variety of industries, including software, biotech, retail, financial services, government and healthcare.

    The focus of Dave’s work is on values-based 1:1 leadership coaching, team effectiveness, organizational leadership development, training and the application of tools such as DiSC® (personality), The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ (team effectiveness) and EQ-i 2.0 (emotional intelligence) to deepen self-awareness and create actionable insights.

    Before joining think2perform, Dave ran his own coaching, training and consulting business for six years. Prior to entering consulting, Dave worked over the span of 24 years for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise developing leaders and teams across the United States. Hundreds of leaders and thousands of training participants have put insights into action through Dave’s practical and participant-centered approach.

    Locally in Bozeman, MT Dave has taught the Leadership Foundations course at Montana State University, wrote a quarterly “Business Matters” column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s Business Journal, and has served on the boards of Eagle Mount and Young Life, including President and Chair respectively. 

    Dave has a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN.  After braving the humidity, mosquitoes and flatness of Minnesota for 17 years, in 2000 he moved back to God’s country in Montana with his wife, and two kids.  He enjoys hitting a little white ball around in the summers and remaining vertical while gliding down white powder in the winters.

    Presentation Description: 

    Top performers – within the HR field or any other – understand that the impact they have on colleagues, customers, and bottom-line organizational results is a function of their actions, not their role or position. They also embrace the reality that their impact and overall effectiveness originates within themselves. The more alignment there is between a person’s moral compass, goals, and day-to-day behavior, the more effective s/he becomes at achieving results despite inevitable obstacles and setbacks, including the challenges of Covid (personally and organizationally). During this session, we will explore models of self-awareness and emotional intelligence, their relevance to both personal and professional effectiveness, and practical tools for application.




    Ideal and Real: How Top Performers Align the Two


    (core concepts in personal and leadership effectiveness)

    • Align organizational and individual behavior with goals and values
    • Increased effectiveness at achieving results despite inevitable obstacles and setbacks
    • Higher satisfaction levels
    • Improved retention of organizational talent


    • Understand “alignment” and “managing yourself” as primary factors in personal and leadership effectiveness
    • Clarify their “Ideal Self (including core values and how to integrate them consistently into daily life)
    • Explore how to be increasingly aware of the “Real Self” and how to align daily behaviors with goals and values


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    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.