How to Win an Argument (or not!)

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
UNC Asheville, Sherrill Center, Mountain View Room

The title says it all.  Learn from UNC Asheville Tenured Professor Mary Lynn Manns about an approach to arguing that you may not have tried.  Mary Lynn received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Sciences (1995), the Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award (2013), the University Service Award (2013), and the Feldman Professorship Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Service (2015). Her book, Fearless Change: Patterns for introducing New Ideas was featured as the "Best Book of the Year for 2004" in the Journal of Object Technology and made the "Books that Changed My Career" list on In addition, her book was recently translated and published in Japanese and Chinese. She has published in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and is a primary editor on her second book, Pedagogical Patterns: Advice for Educators. She has done numerous professional presentations throughout the United States, Europe and South America at a variety of conferences and in organizations that include Microsoft,, Avon, and Proctor & Gamble. Her research interest is in the area of change leadership. Dr. Manns' newest book, More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, is now available.

RSVP required to, or register online. Free for members. Non-members $99. Lunch served.