The Power of One... The Strength of Many

Communicating for Connection

Event Date: February 25, 2020
Time: 1pm
Location: HREI

Communication is a tool for connection. It can connect us to ourselves, to one other, and we can use it to connect the dots around ideas and issues that lead to positive, unifying change. The more we learn how communication connects us, the better our practice of it becomes. In this workshop, participants will learn to identify different expressions of communication, understand a variety of verbal and non-verbal cues, and practice choosing the best communication expression for a variety of messages.

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Workshop Presenter

   Melinda Cadwallader – The Hive 

Meet the Speaker: Melinda Cadwallader is the cofounder and CEO of The Hive, a coworking space and learning annex coming soon to downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Melinda has been creating space for ambitious people since 1997, working within the salon and spa industry as education director, designing apprenticeship programs, and facilitation coaching. In her role as vocational college director, she directed teams of instructors and managed the day-to-day flow of admissions, financial aid, reception and curriculum. Being a conduit of success for others has been Melinda’s favorite aspect of her life’s work, her parenting style, and the mission behind The Hive, where she gathers like-minded women to help support a variety of entrepreneurial paths, within her local ecosystem.

Learning Outcome: 

  1. Describe different learning types (self/others)
  2. Demonstrate different ways of communicating (verbal/non-verbal)
  3. Design a clear message
  4. Select responses that foster connection

Audience: All are welcome.

This workshop is part of the Higher Education Resources and Opportunities (H.E.R.O.) program. The H.E.R.O. program is part of the AmeriCorps VISTA “Better  Futures for Idaho Youth” project that is  sponsored through United Way of North Idaho. The program is designed to work with individuals who are 16 to 25 years old that are struggling with career and college choices. Participants will benefit from the mentorship, tutoring, and workshops the H.E.R.O. program has to offer. Contact us at or (208) 292-2359 to learn more about how we can help you!

For more information, please stop by our location (414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene), call 208-292-2359, or email
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
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