This year we will be meeting at Maggiano’s in The Domain! Come join us for lunch.


IFMA Luncheon – Thursday November 9 at Maggiano’s in The Domain.

Please join us! Register Here!


Between a Rock and a Hard Place! Join Us for Conflict Resolution in the Contractor & Colleague Relationship

Internal conflicts with colleagues and contractors can be detrimental to morale and business results. Having the skills to resolve conflicts effectively is one of the biggest challenges in today’s business world and is vital to success.

Learn how to handle strong emotions and conflict resolution from a credentialed mediator and conflict resolution professional. See how basic body language, pointing out commonalities, and enhancing communication skills can assist in resolving complex challenges and conflicts with your contractors and colleagues.

Our Guest Speaker is: Elly van Laar

Elly van Laar specializes in helping professionals nourish relationships and self-care.

For 20 years, Elly has helped individuals, couples and organizations deepen compassion and empathy skills, bridge differences, and find solutions that benefit all. Elly is a speaker and blogger on Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, and conflict resolution.

Elly has a Masters in Political Science from Leiden University, and a teaching certificate from the Haagse Hogeschool, the Netherlands. She has nine years of training in Nonviolent Communication and six years of coaching and leading Nonviolent Communication practice groups. She belongs to Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Blossom

mindfulness community, volunteers at the Austin Dispute Resolution Center and is a member of Amnesty International since 1980.