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WG Women: 
Two-Day, In-Person Facilitated Arbinger Workshop

October 12, 2021 
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

October 13, 2021 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WG Women Program is Back

After a short hiatus to retool during the COVID-19 pandemic, the WG Women Program is back with a new series of virtual leadership development opportunities, including online leadership, social media and traditional media training courses. 

Click here to learn how the WG Women Program can help you achieve your professional and career goals.

Join us for an exclusive two-day, in-person, facilitated Arbinger Institute on Oct. 12-13 at HMC Farms in Kingsburg, California.

What you’ll learn from Arbinger training:

Arbinger’s work reveals two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate—a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Arbinger has a 40-year record of successfully helping organizational change efforts by equipping people to shift to an outward mindset. Studies show that organizations that focus on this kind of mindset change are four times more likely to succeed in organizational-change efforts than companies that focus only on changing behavior.

Arbinger helps organizations and their people to turn outward by (1) shifting their mindsets, (2) equipping leaders to invite outward mindset ways of working among their teams, and (3) helping leaders to turn organizational systems and processes outward in order to invite and reward sustained, systemic change.

The two-day Arbinger training is interactive and will include individual and group exercises, one-on-one sharing and application of the tools to on-the-job situations facing the participants.

Launched in February 2020, the WG Women Program seeks to prepare women for positions of leadership within Western Growers and the fresh produce industry. Women who participate in the program have access to a series of on-going activities aimed at supporting professional growth, including mentorship, networking, leadership training, advocacy and community outreach.


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Karen Timmins, 
MAM, SHRM,-SCP, SPHR
Western Growers 
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Karen has been directly involved in human resources’ strategic and tactical management effecting workplace performance and practices since 1990.

Since joining Western Growers in 2003, she (and her dedicated team of HR professionals) are responsible for recruiting/hiring, compensation management including the pay-for-performance-3A+ system, career development, employee relations, health benefits including qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, safety, payroll processing, field office facilities, training and development. Karen is the executive point-of-contact for the Compensation Committee as well as the current chair of the Western Growers Retirement Security Plan Advisory Board overseeing the management of $150M in WG and member company retirement plans. 

Karen happily directs member-related training initiatives through the WG University and the WG Women professional development program. 

Karen graduated (cum laude) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) with a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree from the College of Education & Human Services in Workforce Education and Development; in addition, she earned a Master’s of Art degree in management (MAM) from the University of Redlands where the graduate school’s management curriculum emphasized organizational psychology and human resources management. 

Karen holds two of the most senior HR professional certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) respectively. 

In 2007, Karen began teaching the Arbinger Institute’s courses including Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset. WG inculcates Arbinger’s philosophy by operationalizing it in performance management, goal setting, conversations on difficult subjects and more. In a generous licensing opportunity, the Arbinger Institute permits Karen to offer the courses to WG members. 

Karen and her spouse Dan have two adult daughters. 

Arbinger Institute Leadership Training: Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset with Western Growers SVP of Human Resources Karen Timmins, MAM, SHRM,-SCP, SPHR

Due to the hands-on nature of the training, registration will be limited to 20 attendees and requires a firm commitment to the two-day event. If you have any questions before registering, please contact Media Relations Manager Ann Donahue at (949) 302-7600.

HMC Farms 
13138 S. Bethel Ave. 
Kingsburg, CA 93631

Date, Time, Location:

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

HMC Farms
13138 S. Bethel Ave. 
Kingsburg, CA 93631

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Snacks and lunch will be provided by WG Women and HMC Farms each day. 

Complimentary accommodations for the evening of Oct. 12 will be provided at a nearby hotel for those who require them.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
216 Ventura Ct. 
Kingsburg, CA 93631

Join us for an exclusive two-day, in-person, facilitated Arbinger Institute on Oct. 12-13 at HMC Farms in Kingsburg, California.

What you’ll learn from Arbinger training:

Arbinger’s work reveals two distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate—a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Arbinger has a 40-year record of successfully helping organizational change efforts by equipping people to shift to an outward mindset. Studies show that organizations that focus on this kind of mindset change are four times more likely to succeed in organizational-change efforts than companies that focus only on changing behavior.

Arbinger helps organizations and their people to turn outward by (1) shifting their mindsets, (2) equipping leaders to invite outward mindset ways of working among their teams, and (3) helping leaders to turn organizational systems and processes outward in order to invite and reward sustained, systemic change.

The two-day Arbinger training is interactive and will include individual and group exercises, one-on-one sharing and application of the tools to on-the-job situations facing the participants.

  • Understand the two mindsets and their implications on results
  • Assess the extent to which you are working with an inward mindset
  • Change your mindsets to become more outward
  • Re-conceive your jobs to make them more outward 
  • Hold yourself more fully accountable 
  • Report on performance in a way that keeps you working outward 
  • Work in a way that is more collaborative, fulfilling, and effective 
  • Positively influence others to change
  • Address and resolve conflicts

By the end of this course you will be able to:

At the training, participants will receive copies of two of Arbinger’s bestselling books to take home: “Leadership and Self-Deception” and “The Outward Mindset.”

APPLY NOW

This event is only available to participants of the WG Women Program and is completely FREE. Please note that you MUST be a member of Western Growers and a participant of the WG Women Program to register for this event. 

To apply for the program, click on the link below. For questions, contact Ann Donahue at (949) 302-7600.

What to Expect at an Arbinger Training

Arbinger Case Study: Raytheon

For addition information about the Arbinger Institute and the Outward Mindset, please visit Arbinger.com. 

WG Women programs and events are a member benefit of Western Growers. Please contact Kim Sherman at ksherman@wga.com for Western Growers membership information.

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