Tips for Clear Communication: How What You Say Impacts What Others Hear
9:30 - 11:00 AM CDT
The words and expressions chosen when communicating can greatly impact how effectively information is received and whether desired actions are achieved. Words can cultivate respect and invite participation. Or they can inadvertently spark mistrust, withdrawal, and anger. In this session, learn research-based best practices to promote equity and eliminate exclusion by becoming more mindful of word choices. Opportunities to share examples related to implicit biases, cultural appropriation and jargon will be provided through interactive discussions. Attendees will gain tips to become more effective communicators.
Trainers Just Don’t Work in Gyms: Explore Your Potential with the ACSM Certified Professional of the Year
12:00-1:00 PM CDT
2021 Certified Professional of the Year
Ever wonder what careers are out there in the fitness industry besides personal training and gym instructing? The fitness world is facing an unprecedented boom, bringing with it the opportunity to thrive in an array of health and wellness-related professions. Join the ACSM Certified Professional of the Year as she shares how her certification supported her career enhancement, aiding her in diversification of her career portfolio. From her time as a college student working in campus recreation, to a professional working for the military, in healthcare and now at a Big 10 institution.