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ATDBR Meeting: Interpersonal Skills and Effective Leadership: How Do You Measure Up?

  • Thursday, February 23, 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mike Anderson's Seafood, 1031 W Lee Dr. Baton Rouge, LA


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 Program Details


Technical competency is vital to all professions. A solid knowledge base provides a pathway to progress with a task or project. However, one’s interpersonal skills or lack thereof may hinder or delay the successful completion of any tasks or project. Effective interpersonal skills matter. The personal attributes used to communicate with another sets the tone of our leadership and communication style. What we don't say counts!

What a sender intends to communicate to another is null compared to how its perceived by the receiver. Feedback dictates what’s understood. What’s understood affects the ability to develop healthy relationships. Establishing healthy relationships lead to qualities to influence others. There is a direct correlation between interpersonal skills and effective leadership. How do you measure up?

At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:

  •  Identify communication skills needed in the workplace
  • Discuss attributes of non-verbal communication skills and suggestions to overcome insecurities
  • Benefits of exhibiting interpersonal skills for career progression and to influence others
  • Identify characteristics of extraverts and introverts and strategies to approach certain character traits
  • Describe how interpersonal relationships are a pathway to leadership

 Speaker's Details





Bridget Kaigler, CPA, CGMA, CMA, MBA is the founder of Bringing Leadership Back (BLB), LLC. BLB was founded to help aspiring leaders grow. Amongst other objectives, BLB encourages others to demonstrate what leadership looks like while maintaining character and integrity.

Bridget is a frequent speaker and freelance writer on the topic of leadership. She has written for various publications, including but not limited to, Strategic Finance Magazine and Society of Louisiana CPAs Lagniappe Magazine. In addition, Bridget’s speaking engagements include several nonprofit organizations and professional associations.

Recently, Bridget was named as the 2016 Woman to Watch – Emerging Leader, an award given in partnership with the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee and the Society of Louisiana CPAs (LCPA) recognizing women who’ve made significant contributions to the accounting profession and demonstrate to emerging leader’s success is within their reach.

Bridget is a seasoned professional with more than nineteen years of experience.Bridget earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Louisiana. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Bridget reminds all leaders we are responsible for the energy we bring to a space. Leadership starts with us! Set the standard and others will follow. Be the one to change the world ONE person and ONE motivational word at a time.


Bridget Kaigler


Bringing Leadership Back, LLC





 Competency Alignment

ATD Competency Model

         ATD Baton Rouge strives to align our programming to the ATD Competency Model.  This month's program aligns with the Interpersonal Skills area of expertise.

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Meeting Schedule
 Check-in Begins
  11:30 AM
 Announcements Begin
  11:45 AM
 Program Begins
  12:00 PM

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.
 Cancellation Policy

As soon as you complete the registration process, you will be guaranteed a seat at this event.  The completed registration process initiates an invoice from your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter to you that may be paid online, by mail, or on the day of the event.

Event Cancellations received within 48 hours prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund.  Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail and should be sent to the VP of Hospitality at vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org.  All refund requests must made by the member or credit card holder.  Refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment within 30 days from the date the payment was received.  Requests for cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

ATD Baton Rouge Chapter

Your ATD Baton Rouge Chapter may have to pay for your meal and other fees if you register and then cannot attend.  Please help us protect your chapter’s finances.  You can submit cancellations at least 48 hours before the event; otherwise, we will have to invoice you to cover these costs.  If that should happen, we will be happy to accept your registration for future events as soon as you have settled your outstanding balance.

What happens if I register and then cannot attend an event?

If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the event, you will not be charged.  If you’ve already made payment, we will be happy to issue you a refund.  If you cannot cancel before 48 hours, please feel free to send someone else in your place.  Kindly send an email to vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org so we can have materials prepared for that individual.  Our goal is to make sure that person feels as welcomed as possible.  :)

How do I cancel my registration?

To cancel, please send an email to our VP of Hospitality at vphospitality@atdbatonrouge.org.

Thank you for adhering to this policy.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.

Pre-registration required.  No walk-ins.


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