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Year 2010


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

February 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2010 (Tuesdays)
Hobby Lobby Headquarters
Employee Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Communication Collisions
Employees will discover their own unique personality and individual style in a fun, informative, interactive, energizing and entertaining process. Using the TRUE COLORS format, employees will learn to value and appreciate who they are and how they operate. It doesn't stop there. They will discover, experience, and appreciate those with different personality styles.

By valuing the differences, the workplace can be transformed into a more effective and satisfying place creating individual and corporate success.This workshop is based on the sound and extensive research behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and “Please Understand Me” by Kiersey and Bates.


February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2010 (Thursdays)
Hobby Lobby Headquarters
Employee Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Understanding Stepfamily Dynamics

It's true! Our home life impacts our work life. Stepfamilies bring complexity and additional stress to family life. Knowing what to expect and what is “normal” for a stepfamily can reduce the pressure of unrealistic expectations. Understanding the territory and the skills required to negotiate the journey can facilitate the new family's development and be a support for your work life.


March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2010 (Tuesdays)
Hobby Lobby Headquarters
Employee Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Understanding Stepfamily Dynamics (repeated)

It's true! Our home life impacts our work life. Stepfamilies bring complexity and additional stress to family life. Knowing what to expect and what is “normal” for a stepfamily can reduce the pressure of unrealistic expectations. Understanding the territory and the skills required to negotiate the journey can facilitate the new family's development and be a support for your work life.


March 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2010 (Thursdays)
Hobby Lobby Headquarters
Employee Workshop
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Communication Collisions (repeated)
Employees will discover their own unique personality and individual style in a fun, informative, interctive, energizing and entertaining process. Using the TRUE COLORS format, employees will learn to value and appreciate who they are and how they operate. It doesn't sotp there. They will discover, experience and appreciate those with different personality styles.

By valuing the differences, the workplace can be transformed into a more effective and satisfying place creating individual and corporate success.This workshop is based on the sound and extensive research behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and “Please Understand Me” by Kiersey and Bates.


March 22 & 24, 2010 (Monday & Wednesday)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
Part 1 / Monday March 22nd, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Part 2 / Wednesday March 24th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


March 31st (Wednesday)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
4:30 pm to 7:15 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


April 11, 2010 (Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Stepfamily Retreat for Couples (April 10 & 11)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
Information and registration coming soon.
Further questions contact: Kali Bowles

Carri & Gordon speaking Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Session repeated from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm


Coming this Spring
Crossings Community Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Remarriage: A Seminar for the Remarrying Couple"
Fri: 6:30 pm - Registration / Session 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - Breakfast / Session 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 8:30 am - Breakfast / Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
405.755.2227

Preparing and/or redesigning your relationship for success. Beat the odds and prevent re-divorce.

Few challenges in life are more difficult than bringing the pieces of broken families together. Past hurts, high hopes, pre-existing relationships, and different backgrounds can make this task incredibly tough.

This is a marriage where one or both bring one or more children of any age; whether or not they live with the married couple.

Knowing what to expect and what is “normal” for a stepfamily can reduce the pressure of unrealistic expectations. Understanding the territory and the skills required to negotiate the journey can facilitate the new family's development and promote lasting success.

Areas covered:

  • Psychological blind spots
  • The three top factors leading to re-divorce
  • Non-negotiables
  • Designing a relationship
  • Developing intimacy
  • Relationship development
  • Merging Finances and Possessions
  • Self and relationship identification through assessmemts

This weekend is for those with children in the following situations:

  • Single parents desiring to remarry in the future
  • Couples seriously dating
  • Engaged couples
  • Already remarried
  • Professionals working with the above population

May 1 2010 (Saturday)
Nashville, Tennessee
Carri & Gordon speaking (along with others)

AMFM (Assoc. of Marriage & Family Ministries) Regional Conference
"Marriage Ministry" - Eric & Jennifer Garcia, Co-Founders of AMFM
"Family Ministry" - Jeff Thibault, Marriage & Family Pastor at North Bible Church
"Single Parents, Remarriage & Stepfamilies" - Carri & Gordon Taylor

9:00 am to 5:00 pm - includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Location to be announced


June 13, 2010 (Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Retreat (June 12 & 13)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
Information and registration coming soon.
Furher questions contact: Kali Bowles

Carri & Gordon speaking Sunday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Session repeated from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm


July 8 - 11, 2009 (Thursday to Sunday)
Orlando, Florida
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

Smart Marriages 14th Annual Conference

"Stepfamily 911: Crisis Intervention" (409)
(Teach out of the Box Program)
July 10, Saturday, 10:15 am to 11:45 am

First marriages and remarriages are as different as apples and oranges. Use the right paradigm and tools
& you can calm even the hottest issues (parenting, money, boundaries) and avert disaster.
DVD/Video-based.

“Children of Divorce: The Tough Truth" (609)
(Teach out of the Box Program)
July 11, Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Take an in-depth look at the children of divorce and their families, at the multi-generational impact
of divorce and learn how the extended family can be empowered as a tool of healing.
DVD/Video-based.

“ Remarriage Prep: The Second Time Around” (809)
(Teach out of the Box Program with PowerPoint Presentation)
July 11, Sunday, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Learn how to identify your non-negotiables – often overlooked in courtship – and the ten key
steps to the development of intimacy & trust, both crucial to the success of any remarriage. Learn how to identify your non-negotiable's - often overlooked in courtship - and the ten key steps of intimacy and trust, both crucial to the success of any remarriage.”

At the Shingle Creek Resort


Coming this Summer (Saturday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Forever for Real for Stepfamilies"

Stepfamilies are unique & challenging. Come & learn the major differences between first families and stepfamilies, and be guided through the complexity of developing new steprelationships. Communication skills are the key to a successful remarriage & stepfamily.

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location to be announced
Oklahoma City, OK

For information contact: Alicia Clark


Coming this Summer (Saturday)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Forever for Real for Stepfamilies"
Stepfamilies are unique & challenging. Come & learn the major differences between first families and stepfamilies, and be guided through the complexity of developing new steprelationships. Communication skills are the key to a successful remarriage & stepfamily.

9:30 Registration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family & Children's Services
650 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK

For information contact: Amanda Carter


August 2 - 6, 2010 (Monday - Friday)
Phoenix, Arizona
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

Marriage & Family Ministry Conference
(Assoc of Marriage & Family Ministry)

"Remarriage Preparation: Helping Couples Beat the Odds"
Date & Time to be announced

Predictable hot issues that cause stepfamily crisis are: stepparenting, the couple relationship, and finances. First marriages are “apples,” second marriages are “oranges.” Counseling stepcouples from the wrong paradigm will create more problems. Learn easy-to-use tools to identify the crisis, provide the right information, calm the crisis, and normalize their relationship development.

Learning Objectives. The participants will:
1. Understand parenting in the stepfamily.
2. Understand how the stepcouple relationship develops and functions.
3. Recognize different stepcouple financial models.
4. Increase your competence to handle stepfamily crisis.

"Stepfamily 911: Crisis Intervention for Stepcouples"
Date & Time to be announced
Preparing couples for remarriage is very different. We will address the key adjustment areas; children, finances, living arrangements and ex-spouses. You will learn how to guide a couple through developing "non-negotiables" - practical items that don't get discussed when "in love."

Learning Objectives. The participants will:
1. Understand the importance of “non-negotiables.”
2. Understand the important principles for successful stepfamily development.
3. Discover ten (10) areas of “intimacy” to develop in a relationship and how to build trust.
4. Increase your ability to conduct re-marriage preparation workshops.

At the Arizona Grand Resort


October 2, 2010 (Saturday)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Carri & Gordon speaking (along with others)

AMFM (Assoc. of Marriage & Family Ministries) Regional Conference
"Marriage Ministry" - Eric & Jennifer Garcia, Co-Founders of AMFM
"Family Ministry" - Jeff Thibault, Marriage & Family Pastor at North Bible Church
"Single Parents, Remarriage & Stepfamilies" - Carri & Gordon Taylor

9:00 am to 5:00 pm - includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Location to be announced


November 5 & 6, 2010
FFPN - Family Friendly Partners Network
Ohio
Carri & Gordon speaking

Event Nine: "Non Nuclear Families"
Location to be announced

Training to use:
Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies
8-part DVD Series w/comprehensive Study Guide

For more information contact: Ben Freudenberg
734.995.7348 / 602.750.2762 (cell)