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Mentoring: Big Impact Without a Big Budget

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DeCarlo's, 6015 E. 10 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48091


  • Current members of the Greater Detroit Chapter of ASTD

GDASTD March Meeting



"Mentoring: Big Impact Without a Big Budget"



Presented by:

Michelle Pallas &

Julie Mettie




Program Summary

The importance of mentoring has long been seen to solve many organizational challenges including employee turnover, dissatisfaction, and succession planning. Mentoring, which involves pairing an experienced member with a less experienced member, is one option that can provide a great deal of value to an organization and to those who participate in the process (mentor and mentee alike). During this presentation, Michelle and Julie will share their community mentoring programs within a not-for-profit organization focused on growing and strengthening the Michigan IT workforce.  The mentoring programs are designed to build a diverse network of leaders resulting in a powerful ripple effect of inclusion.


In this session, participants will learn to:


·       Recognize and utilize key mentoring design components to build their own program in any industry

·       Follow the 7 steps of leadership to recognize and create leaders within their organization

·       Utilize mentoring as a retention strategy


Michelle and Julie will also share true success stories they’ve witnessed and the impact of mentoring to participants’ lives. They will ignite your creative spark and inspire you to look for cost conscious avenues to share mentoring strategies. The current design of the experiential leadership mentor program is shared as well as “Best Practices” offered. You too can incorporate fun mentoring opportunities in your organizations and personal lives.

We look forward to a fun and insightful evening with you!



5:30pm-6:00pm:  Registration/Networking

6:00pm-6:45pm:  Dinner

6:45pm-8:30pm:  Presentation


Book Signing

Before and after the presentation, Michelle will be available to sign her memoir “Pack an Extra Pair of Underpants: Leadership Inside Out” and “The 7 Acts of Leadership Workbook”. The workbook is the basis for the mentor program design being presented. Take advantage of special pricing at the event or visit Michelle’s Website  to benefit from free shipping. Available in digital format on Amazon.


About the Speakers

Michelle Pallas specializes in organizational change readiness for technology-enabled business change initiatives. She provides management and leadership coaching to executives, directors, managers and entrepreneurs. From designing and developing learning programs for managers and teams to developing systems methodologies, Michelle is an expert in project management and organizational change strategies. Michelle also serves on the Advisory Board for the non-for-profit We Build Character. 


Julie Mettie currently supervises curriculum development, implementation and deployment of courseware for Sales and Product training at Chrysler within the organization’s retail network. In addition to her responsibilities of collaborating with project teams to research, develop, and implement company interactive training programs and innovative learning solutions, she assists in the development of assessments and measures to analyze and improve training effectiveness. She also benchmarks industry standard training practices for consideration within the organization’s strategies. Julie is currently acting as the 2013-2014 Program Design Director for the not-for-profit We Build Character.


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Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.  Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Thursday, March 6th. Cancellations received prior to this time/date can be 1) refunded to the credit card less a $5 processing fee or 2)transferred to the next scheduled GDASTD meeting date.

Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.


Email :

Address: 29488 Woodward Ave, #483 Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone : 248-870-5014



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