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Davidson County Luncheon Meeting

June 28, 2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Goodwill Lifsey Center
937 Herman Street
Nashville, TN 37208

The 6 Global `Life Languages`
Presented by Megan Johnson, Professor and Consultant of Communication, JMJ Communication Group



Work and communicate better with your colleagues, your team, your subordinates, your superiors in your own office as well as with colleagues or customers in other countries. Better manage conflict, improve productivity, work satisfaction, employee morale, and diversity inclusion as well as overall professional relationships.

Learning objectives include:

1. Understand your own preferences in 2 key life areas and what implications this has on your needs, desires and actions.
2. Realize how your preferences may conflict with people who have different preferences.
3. Understand the benefit of diversity and diverse preferences, beliefs and values.

I will help you become more aware of your personal preferences and beliefs/values in 2 key areas that will help you better understand your own needs and behavior as well as those you work with, live with and socialize with. It's part of 6 dimensions from a tool that I use in my coaching/training business. This Life Languages tool distinguishes cultural dimensions that describe the effects of a society's culture on the values of its members, and how these values relate to behavior. It has become an internationally recognized standard for understanding cultural differences and is widely used in businesses around the world. These life languages are useful whether you work with people from other cultures or not. In this regard, every workplace is a diverse workforce and these 6 life languages help us better communicate and work with those with different beliefs and values than us. The 6 life languages explain 6 areas that different people handle differently: ways of coping with inequality, ways of coping with uncertainty, the relationship of the individual with her or his primary group, the implications of having been born as a girl or as a boy, connection of the past with the current and future actions/challenges, and finally, a measure of happiness and what you believe controls it.

Doors open at 11:00 am for registration and networking. Buffet lunch begins at 11:20 am, and the presentation starts promptly at 12 noon.


  • Members: $28 by end of business Monday, June 25, $38 afterwards.*
  • Future Members: $43 by end of business Monday, June 25, $53 afterwards.* (See below)**
  • MT|SHRM Students: $14 by end of business Monday, June 25, $19 afterwards.*

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.


This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Biography: Megan Johnson earned her MA in Organizational and Multicultural Communication from DePaul University. Her passion and expertise is in teaching people how to understand and better work and communicate with others. She has over 10 years experience in research and teaching of culture and communication in both the higher-education as well as corporate arenas. She has conducted trainings and seminars in interpersonal, intercultural, business and group communication, as well as conflict management and public speaking. She has co-developed organizational culture assessments while working at the American Medical Association and partnered with the Joint Commission and AHA. She managed assessments for 16 hospitals around the country, including conducting qualitative and quantitative research (staff and leadership focus groups and interviews), and analyzing all results and creating a final report with summarized data and recommendations for areas of improvement. She has delivered cultural competence training to all levels of staff across healthcare organizations, including administration, managers, doctors, nurses, and front-line staff. She has worked as a contract consultant for organizational culture and communication assessments at healthcare systems around the country.

** Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$38.00 MT|SHRM Member Ticket
$28.00 Earlybird rate before June 25

$53.00 Future Member/ Guest
$43.00 Earlybird rate before June 25

$19.00 MT|SHRM Student Ticket
$14.00 Earlybird rate before June 25