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EITA General Membership Meeting



10:00am - 2:30pm

Field of Dreams
28995 Lansing Road
Dyersville, IA 52040

$20.00 Members / $25.00 Non-Members 2021-09-01 10:00:00 2021-09-01 14:30:00 America/Chicago EITA General Membership Meeting Eastern Iowa Tourism Field of Dreams


  • Register Here by August 27, 2021.
  • $20 for Members and $25 Non-Members
  • Full flyer here

Schedule of Events: 

10:00 am - Registration
10:30 am - Welcome and EITA Business Meeting
11:15 am - Keynote Presenter Liz Nead  

Bonus! the Field of Dreams staff will give a recap on the MLB game, and the community event Beyond the Game 

Session Title: 

The Rules Have Changed:

Embrace the Awkward: link isn’t working so…:(

Session Description:
Talking about politics and world events is awkward. It doesn’t matter how it starts, inevitably you run into a crossroads: speak your thoughts or move on. Here’s what the research tells us:

• 53% of Americans think talking about politics is generally stressful and frustrating.
• 46% of social media users express fatigue from political posts and discussion.
• Majorities on any side feel it doesn’t lead to common ground.

More than ever, it is important to embrace the awkward and master the art of dialogue. Constructive conversations do not require agreement, convincing, winning. Rather, the power comes from the ability to understand, connect and continue to develop our viewpoints in social excellence and respectful discourse.

In this talk, I share:
* Respectful language to diffuse conversations.
* Five behaviors to avoid when discussing difficult topics.
* Five strategies, which will increase your skill around discussion.

Keynote Presenter 

Liz Nead is an adventure speaker, traveling the world and taking on challenges to find lessons of leadership, communication diversity and inclusion. A diversity speaker and researcher for over a decade, she specializes common language and daily communication around race and cultural differences in the workplace. Liz uses a direct, humorous and vivid style from the stage to create opportunities for communication around differences Liz has also served as an executive coach and consultant for DEI challenges for companies like Paypal, News Corp, National Guard and YWCA.

Liz has hosted an Emmy-Award winning television show and authored several Amazon best sellers, most recently “The 1440 Principle.”  She balances her passionate work with a thriving family of seven, and husband of 20 years, a retired army major.