Next Dinner Meeting - Monday, Nov. 18th at the Pfizer Building (Venue) (Reserve Now) Download latest flyer.

Topic: Mastering Office Communication - How to Communicate Any Message to Anyone.

Speaker: Vandad Pourbahrami, Humor and Business Consultant, Humor That Works.

And Now for Something Completely Different
Abstract: Communication is the exchange of an idea between two or more parties.  The way we do that is the challenging and fun part.  In November, we will conduct a workshop that will help improve your communication skills, sending and receiving information effectively, and heighten confidence when communicating difficult topics.

Bio: Vandad is a Humor and Business Consultant, working with Humor That Works.  Vandad trains people and organizations how to use humor to be more effective, improve organizational culture, and increase employee happiness.  Humor That Works has helped over 25,000 people from over 250 different organizations from all around the world to use humor to achieve success and happiness in the workplace.

The firm was created in 2009 with the mission to help people learn how to enjoy their jobs more while doing their work better. Since then, they have worked with hundreds of organizations such as Procter & Gamble, ESPN, and Nationwide on topics including humor in the workplace, confident communication, and agile leadership. Humor That Works has also published a
best-selling book, been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, and has drawn visitors from 180 different countries.

Graphic: John Cleese from Monty Python's Flying Circus, a BBC show from 1969-1974 that was later shown in the U.S. on PBS. The tagline was used as a segue-way to another comedy skit.

Times: Monday, November 18th. (5:30-6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-7:30 pm: Program). Reserve now.

Venue: Pfizer HQ Building, 235 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map.

Deadlines to register: Registration ends on Thursday, 11/14 at 4 pm ET. Reserve Now. Student Registration.

Fees and Deadlines: varies by professional category, and for the students.

Members and Guests:
Members of the Local Section $25.
Guests and Non-Members: $40 (includes local section membership for 2019-20).
Note: PDH credits (when offered): an addit. $10.

Students: Undergraduates - free, but Seating is limited, so please register now. How to Register.

Graduate Students: $10. Please pay now. (Kindly also register after paying by credit card.)

Questions: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.

Save the Dates: 2019-20 Meeting Dates  

• 2019-20 Dinner Meetings at the Pfizer Building

Monday, Nov. 18th - Topic: Mastering Office Communication - How to Communicate Any Message to Anyone. Speaker: Vandad Pourbahrami, Business Consultant, Humor That Works.

Monday, Dec. 16th - Topic & Speaker: To be determined.

January - February (due to National Holidays, 3rd Tuesdays)
1/21; and, 2/18.

March - June (3rd Monday of each month) 3/16; 4/20; 5/18; and, 6/15.

: Contact David Deutsch at or call (917) 684-1659.
Other Past Presentations are available for download:

November 2018 on Emergence of the 'Me' Enterprise - A Blueprint for Leadership in the 21st Century.

: Ashok Shah is a former President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Global Professional Services organization. Download Presentation.

September 2018 on From Laboratory Research to Startup Company - A Case History (Commercialization of the Rechargeable Manganese Dioxide - Zinc Alkaline Battery Chemistry).

: • Dr. Alexander Couzis, Chief Technology Officer at Urban Electric Power. Also, Professor of Chemical Engineering at CCNY's (City College of New York) Grove School of Engineering.

March 2018 on Refineries Refineries - Impact of Hurricanes Harvey & Maria, Flood Vulnerability and Mitigation Techniques, and Digital Technology Changes Coming Down the Pike.

: • Richard K. Ladroga, P.E., Director – Energy at DeSimone Consulting Engineers andLeonardo P. Garzon, P.E., Director at DeSimone Consulting Engineers.

May 2017 on Process Safety Education Using Simulators.

: • Dr. Robert G. Bozic, Columbia University andDon Glaser, President, & Matthew Garvey, Project Engineer, Simulation Solutions, Inc.
You & Your Chemical Engineering Career
A note of interest to Young Professionals, as well as those who soon will be embarking on a Chem. Engineering Career. You and Your Chemical Engineering Career: The Next Steps is some advice and thoughts from Past local Section Chair Herbert W. Cooper.

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