First Stop: NYS Supportive Housing Conference

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LTG Partners Deliver Workshop to Standing-Room Only Crowd at 9th Annual Supportive Housing Network of New York (SHNNY) Conference at the New York Hilton: June 9th.

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At the start of the morning as the hustle and bustle of a large crowd of about 125 or so filed into the Renaissance Room of the Hilton Hotel for LTG partners Steve Burghardt and Willie Tolliver's workshop "Transforming Leaders in Times of Uncertainty" there seemed to be a mixed bag of energies. There was the enthusiastic ready-to-go energy of, "Oh my gosh, did it already start? Hope I didn't miss anything" to the indifferent "Yeah I'll take a flyer lady,' while thinking... "I can use it as proof of my attendance." And, of course, there was the ever-unenthusiastic "I hope this will not turn out to be a waste of 1 1/2hrs of my already stretched-thin-never seeming-to-be-my-own time."

As the work shop quickly began to unfold and the LTG partners took their turns speaking, bouncing off of each other, both charismatic and intellectual but totally different styles of speaking, the energies of the audience began to change. A change directly due to the way that the information was being delivered which was most impressive.

By using the art of story telling mixing everyday real life situations and events, in an insightful yet humorous way along with the a few poignant power point slides for those of us who are visual as well as auditory learners, the Drs. worked together in a way that kept the audience captivated and helped to bring home the methodologies that were being presented.

The presenters were able to do this in a way that was both engaging and intellectually stimulating as well as thought provoking In a "Wow, these guys must know me and what's going on in my life personally" sort of way further solidifying what they were trying to deliver.

When the event came to a close-- with standing room only for now 150 and no one leaving early I must add--there seemed to be a more harmonious energy overall. One of gratitude and enlightenment and most importantly for those that were initially un-enthused at the start--thinking as they left, "This wasn't a waste of my time after all".

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