October Membership Luncheon

When:  Oct 21, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFP FL, West Chapter

Join us for this month's AFP West Florida Chapter’s Membership Luncheon!

The luncheon will be Monday, October 21th at 11:30am at Bonefish Grill in Pensacola. Our speaker will be Dr. Athena du Pré , author and distinguished university professor at UWF. Dr. du Pré will be presenting the topic of "Recovering from a Mistake".

Recovering from a Mistake …
Facilitated by Athena du Pré', Ph.D., UWF Department of Communication

Make no mistake about it, you will mess up now and then. Perhaps you leave someone important off a guest list or trip over your words and say the wrong thing. It happens! But take heart. The impact of a goof-up depends mostly on what you do afterwards. This presentation explores how to recover from embarrassing missteps while maintaining your integrity, confidence, and dignity.

We will explore:

  • The lessons and potential advantages of messing up occasionally
  • The difference between acceptable and unacceptable mistakes
  • Experts’ advice on what to do after a gaffe to minimize the damage and move forward

Networking and check-in begin at 11:30am, then lunch and the program begin at noon.

About Dr. Athena du Pré

Athena du Pré, Ph.D., is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of West Florida, where she directs the master’s degree program in Strategic Communication & Leadership. She author or co-author of several best-selling books in the field of communication, including Communicating About Health, Understanding Human Communication, and Essential Communication. Athena is a former journalist and hospital public relations director. She has worked as a leadership development coach in health care, finance, law enforcement, retail, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit sectors. Since joining the UWF faculty, she has twice been named Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the student body.


The cost for members to attend is $20 (+ credit card processing fee) and $25 (+ credit card processing fee) for non-members. Payments are accepted at check-in. Cash, check, and credit/debit card payments are accepted. Fees are not added for cash and check payments.

*Please note before you respond: An accurate headcount is critical to our chapter's success and helps keep our fees low. Please RSVP using the "Pay at the Door" option responsibly. If your plans change, please email afpwestflorida@gmail.com by 8:30am by the Friday prior to the luncheon. Invoices will be sent if cancellations are communicated after.


Bonefish Grill
5025 North 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
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