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Beacon Members - $25, Guests - $30

When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Philadelphia Defensive Arts Center
3901 Conshohocken Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19131
United States
Contact: Maureen Waddington

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Human Capital Management


A Winning New Year’s Resolution:

Achievement ThroughCooperationNotResistance


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

7:30 am - 10:00 am

The Philadelphia Defensive Arts Center





Using the Aikido Model for Resolving Conflict

With Andrew Cohn and GregKinnison


The Human Capital Management subgroupinvites you to explore the benefits of refocusing your urge to win through force, to rechanneling your energy into a positive flow, putting to use the principles of Aikido.Develop successful leadership skills including centering, the gentle use of power instead of force, influence instead of domination, and focused attention as the keys to effective collaboration and teamwork.

Thisprofessional development experience uses Aikido as a leadership metaphor.It is high impact learning, but low impact physically. Through simple, yet powerful kinesthetic activities, participants will learn to:

  • Remain centered while engaged in conflict situations,
  • Experience the connection between mindfulness, stress management and conflict management,
  • Understand and experience the difference between force and power, as well as the risks and benefits in using each, and...
  • Expand influence as a leader by modeling the ability to respond appropriately to conflict.

No athletic wear is necessary. You only need to feel comfortable moving in your usual business casual attire. You will be asked to remove your shoes to participate safely with your colleagues. A light breakfast will be served before we get onto the mat together.



This experiential program will be led by Andrew Cohn, founder and principal of Lighthouse Consulting. Andrew is a highly trained practitioner and instructor of Aikido. He has offered a program similar to this one to students at the Wharton School, where he also coaches MBA students. Andrew’s consulting and coaching work focuses primarily on Fortune 500 clients in the areas of leadership development, team development, culture change, and conflict resolution.









Greg is a practitioner of Aikido and member of Aikido Koki-Kai International. Greg works for Tailored Brands, the parent company of The Men’sWearhouse, whom he has been proudly associated with for 29 years, the last 18 of which has been with the Employee Relations department as the representative for the East Coast. His responsibilities include helping to maintain a high quality work environment free of harassment and discrimination which includes providing daily coaching and training to store employees, upper management as well as the company’s creative offices in New York City. Greg is educated and trained in mediation, negotiation and conflict resolution.









Register now since registration is limited to accommodate the need for space and light physical activity.

Light breakfast will be served.




*The Philadelphia Defensive Arts Center is located in a back building in the 3901Conshohocken complex. You will not see it from the road. Go through the Greenbriar Apartment complex and follow the red signs to the dojo.



The Philadelphia Defensive Arts Center website is It provides additional location details as well as information about the dojo.



Registration Fee:

Beacon Members - $25

Guests - $30

* Guests may register by calling 215-393-3144