Change Leader Conference Spring 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 
Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 W. 3100 S. West Valley City


We strongly encourage you to register for both the Change Leader Conference on Wednesday, May 1st and the Mountain West Arts Conference on Thursday, May 2nd. This is the best deal you will find for professional development! Review the following options to see what works best for you:

  • Attend both the Change Leader Conference and MWAC: As a Change Leader, you can register for both conferences at a single rate of $85 (MWAC regular rate is $110). When you register choose the Change Leader registration type and use the discount code provided through email. This discounted rate is only for the use of Change Leaders, please do not share this code with others. REGISTRATION
  • Attend only MWAC: If you can only attend MWAC, you can still use the discount code (above) to receive the Change Leader Rate. However, we will assume that if you register for MWAC you will also be attending the CL Conference — please let us know if that is not the case. REGISTRATION
  • Attend only the Change Leader Conference. If you can only be with us on Wednesday for the CL Conference, the cost is $40. REGISTRATION for Change Leader only


11:30 am Registration

12:00 pm Change Leader Certification Luncheon

1:30 pm Break

1:40 pm KEYNOTE: Empathic Communication

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm KEYNOTE – Continued

4:30 pm Adjourn

KEYNOTE: Gary Vickrey: Empathic Communication

The most fundamental need of any human being is to be heard and understood. The problem is most of us have never truly been taught how to listen. In fact, we have been taught to not listen to others. We listen with an agenda. That is, we listen to generate a response, to solve an issue, to have someone leave our office, or a myriad of other reasons. But we need to have a genuine interest in truly hearing what a person is saying and why. In this session we will break down everything we think we know about listening and will learn and practice the art of empathic listening.

GARY VICKREY Gary Vickrey, an Industrial and Organizational Psychology Practitioner, joined Tanner LLC in January 2013. As the Partner in Charge of the Leadership Solutions Practice. Gary started out in clinical psychology, he ran a program for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare that provided life skill Mentors for the chronically mentally ill. Gary had a previous career in the United States Air Force as a Fire Fighter and later as an Emergency Medical Technician. Gary was awarded nine medals and two achievement medals for bravery. During his career in the Air Force, he served with the United Nations in Operation Restore Hope throughout Africa. Gary was also a Deputy Sheriff in Latah County Idaho. Today, Gary specializes in succession planning and the coaching and development of senior leaders around the World. Gary’s most recent area of specialty is in constructing and implementing Leadership Development Academies for Global Organizations and has facilitated these Academies in Europe, Asia and South and North America. Gary’s largest clients are in the professional services and pharmaceutical industries and his clients include Bayer, TAKEDA, BASF, Horwath International, AUDI of America, and Allinial. Although Gary’s practice is focused on the one-on-one development of leaders, he is an experienced and accomplished presenter on the topics of integrity, leadership brand, change management, conflict resolution, listening skills, communication, and rewarding and recognizing employees.