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Meridian Technology Center and Stillwater Chamber Partner for Lunchtime Learning Series: “Listen Up: Learning to Listen in a Noisy World”

Oct 15, 2019

(STILLWATER, Okla. October 11, 2019)– The art of listening is a critical component of communication, but we rarely receive targeted training on the topic. 


The strength of your skillset can make or break your career, and improving your ability to hear what others are saying will enable you to be a more effective leader, coach and colleague. 


On October 25, as part of the new Lunchtime Learning series co-sponsored by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce and Meridian Technology Center, Dr. Ron Duggins will present, “Listen Up: Learning to Listen in a Noisy World.”


During this session, Duggins will explore the vital skill of listening – why it’s so critical, strategies to overcome common distractions in meetings, presentations and other scenarios, and how to reflect what you hear to strengthen relationships.  


Duggins is a coach for the modern economy whose focus is on assisting organizations and individuals through education, training and coaching as they seek to reach their full potential and to thrive in today’s changing workplace and economy. As an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, he partners with individuals and organizations to apply a coaching methodology in order to lay the groundwork for successful transitions, amplify personal and professional growth, and innovate and create change. Duggins coaches and teaches the next generation of innovators and impact makers as well as conducts research into entrepreneurship support organizations as a professor in the field of management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.


Lunchtime Learning sessions are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Meridian’s campus. Registration is $15 per session and includes lunch. For more information or to register for the upcoming Lunchtime Learning series visit or contact Marcy Luter at, (405) 377-3333 ext. 297 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.


Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.

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