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    Getting What You Want: Setting and Maintaining Boundaries with Others (REGISTRATION CLOSED-NO WALK-INS)

    Date: September 10, 2015, 7:30am – 9:30am
    HydroGeoLogic, Inc.
    11107 Sunset Hills Rd #400, Reston, VA 20190
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    When we effectively set boundaries and limits with others, it has a huge impact on our ability to do our best work.  Examples of setting boundaries are telling people “no” when it is appropriate and letting them know what is acceptable.  Effectively setting and maintaining boundaries helps people take better care of themselves, maintain self-respect, and increase their ability to control their work and their personal lives.

    When managing staff or just interacting with coworkers, one of the most difficult things for many of us is to tell others what we need from them and then staying  with those decisions.  Effective boundary setting can increase productivity, teamwork, morale, and the bottom line.  When we aren’t able to successfully set them with others, we can be angry and resentful with them and ourselves, resulting in a lot of stress. 

    The inability to set and maintain boundaries effectively with others often results in projects not being completed according to plan or on time, people allowing others to take advantage of them, and miscommunication.

    In this session you will learn:

    • What is a boundary

    • Examples of setting effective boundaries

    • Why it is often difficult for us to set and maintain boundaries

    • What you can do to help set and maintain boundaries

    Mark Sachs is an executive coach and organizational consultant who for more than 15 years has helped organizations reach their full potential.

    In his consulting practice his areas of focus include assessing organizational effectiveness, increasing communication among staff, developing effective teams, successfully managing change, planning effectively, and facilitating meetings and retreats.

    His coaching practice focuses on helping executives and managers develop their leadership skills, including inspiring a shared vision for  the organization, managing staff, communicating more effectively, fostering collaboration, taking risks, and handling stress.

    His clients have included:  NASA, IRS, FDIC, DOD, Consumer Product Safety Commission, VeriSign, Washington Post, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Holy Cross Hospital, Choice Hotels, and the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.  

    Prior to opening his consulting firm, Mark was Director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Management Consulting Service.  He was Manager of Station Relations at National Public Radio prior to his work at CPB.

    Mark is also a U.S. Air Frce veteran where he was a weather observer. 

    Mark earned his MS degree in Organization Development from the American University/NTL Institute.  He also holds MA and BA degrees in Sociology from Rutgers University. He is a graduate of Coach University, and he has PCC certificate.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues. No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Beth Gilley at 703.444.2254 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.