A workshop, “We’re Not Crazy, We’re Just All Different,” will be held at Black Hills State University Wednesday, March 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union, Jacket Legacy Room.

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) has partnered with Ginny Wood Nelson, licensed professional counselor and certified mediator, to bring this two-hour learning and behavioral style workshop to BHSU. Nelson presented a similar workshop at the recent “From High Heels to High Places” women’s business conference.

Nelson is in the business of helping groups and organizations function productively and effectively. She has over 30 years experience providing industry-oriented training, facilitation, coaching and consultation to corporations, government entities, schools and nonprofit agencies. Some of her clients include Black Hills Corporation, City of Rapid City, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City School District, Oglala Lakota College, Little Wound School, and other local and regional businesses.

According to Nelson, this fun and highly interactive seminar will identify your learning and behavior styles and how they differ from your co-workers. Participants will also gain an understanding of how to successfully resolve conflict in the workplace, learn ways to promote effective communication, and be able to identify tools to help bridge the differences.


Cost of the seminar is $40 per person; registration deadline is Tuesday, March 6. BHSU employees are free. Space is limited.  To register or learn more visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO or call Brittni Skipper, program assistant for SD CEO, at 605-642-6435.

The SD CEO is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), and is part of a network of more than 110 centers nationwide established through the SBA’s women’s business funding. While services are available to all those interested in entrepreneurship, there is a special emphasis on women, women veterans, Native Americans, the socially and/or economically disadvantaged, and youth entrepreneurs.