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OKC Chapter Presents: Discovering The Truth Panel & Interactive Discussion
Petroleum Club
100 N Broadway Ave # 3400
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
United States
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: OKC Chapter Events

Tired of being duped by the hype?  Then, please join us for this interactive session to hone skills on discerning the truth - whether in person, on social media or in the news.  Topics covered will include finding trustworthy sources, civil conversation, alternative facts and the responsibility of being an educated citizen.

A panel will lead this important forum.  It includes  Cherokee Ballard, Manager of Corporate Communications for Oklahoma Natural Gas (a division of ONE Gas);  Ted Streuli,  Associate Publisher for The Journal Record; Tim Hast, Executive Coach with Encore Life Skills and Dick Pryor, General Manager for KGOU and former news anchor for OETA.  Please note that, in order to facilitate greater interaction among attendees, we will not provide reserved tables for this special event.  Normally, OK Ethics does not offer a program in June or July, but is doing so this time because of the cancellation of the event in February due to icy road conditions.  This is included in the OKC membership benefits, so discounts apply.

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OKC - Discovering the Truth (June 13, 2018)


About the Presenters:

Cherokee Ballard is an accomplished journalist, author, public speaker and communicator, but most of all, a proud Oklahoman.

Born in Tulsa, raised in Oklahoma City, she spent more than 25 years in television news as an anchor and reporter. Her stories included everything from the Oklahoma City bombing, to breaking news, death row executions and exposing critical social issues like child abuse.But perhaps her favorite stories centered on those helping others by sharing her personal journey with cancer. In 1999, diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, she documented each step in a weekly award-winning series called, Cherokee’s Journal: Lessons in Living with Cancer. In 2008, the Oklahoma Chapter of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society named Cherokee as Woman of the Year. She’s also been honored by the Cherokee Nation as a Medal of Honor winner and was featured in the Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC, as a Contemporary Cherokee community leader.

    In 2008, she changed careers and gained insight into the public relations and crisis communications world as the Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma Medical Examiner. Since 2011, she has represented Oklahoma Natural Gas as the Communications Manager. 

 Tim provides organizational training, development, and coaching services in leadership, listening, communication, conflict management, mediation, and team building. His work is based on training and  facilitating trust-based relationships. He is an authorized partner with Wiley and Sons for both, Everything DiSC personality assessments, and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.   

Tim discovered from running his own business for many years that a manager can make or break an employee. Tim observed that as in most relationships, both personal and professional, relational problems are rooted in poor communication that often leads to conflict. And great listening is the key to correcting poor communication patterns. He now uses the skills he first learned as a business owner and counselor to coach and train people in the workplace.

 Tim is the author of, “Powerful Listening. Powerful Influence. Work Better. Live Better. Love Better.”



 Dick Pryor is general manager of KGOU Radio, which serves more than one million Oklahomans with news, public affairs and entertainment programming. KGOU - Your NPR Source - is a community supported service of the University of Oklahoma Outreach.

Pryor has more than 40 years of experience in television, radio, public relations, law and government service. He earned a B.A. in Journalism and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.
In 2015, he was chosen a Distinguished Alumnus of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at OU. Pryor was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2009.

 Ted Streuli has worked at newspapers in California, Texas and Oklahoma over the past 30 years and has been the editor of The Journal Record since 2004. He is the incoming president of the Oklahoma Press Association and has served on the boards and committees of many nonprofits including The Colby Foundation, Campfire, Possibilities Inc., Harding Fine Arts Academy, the YWCA, Leadership Oklahoma, The State Chamber, and the Oklahoma City Chamber. He has won numerous journalism awards as well awards for business ethics and national recognition for his work in mental health. Each week Ted can be heard on several Oklahoma radio stations and seen on OETA's Oklahoma News Report.

Contact: OK Ethics Member Care Coordinator, [email protected] com, (405) 558-1996