Change Leader Conference Spring 2019

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


Contact Tracy Hansford if you have questions: or 801-236-7544.


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.


Utah Arts & Museums has arranged a special room rate of $95 at the Crystal Inn West Valley City for the Change Leader Conference and Mountain West Arts Conference.

There is a room block for the conference. Please reference “MWAC19” when making your reservation.

The deadline to book a room at this rate is April 12, 2019.
For reservations call 801.736.2000