Virtual or In-Person Lunch and Learn

Virtual or In-Person Lunch and Learn:
Turning Communication into Connection

October 17, 2022  |  11:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Wilson Hall, Room 218 or Live Virtual  |  $49
Instructor: Jason Parks

** Lunch will be included for in-person attendees. **

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Come join us for a lunch and learn how to make connections through communication!

World-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem as if some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. The ability to connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching one’s full potential. It’s no secret! Connecting is a skill that can be easily learned and applied to personal, professional, and family relationships.

In this Lunch and Learn, explore the five principles and five practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:

  • Finding Common Ground
  • Keeping Your Communication Simple
  • Capturing People’s Interest
  • Inspiring People
  • Staying Authentic in all Your Relationships


256.824.4430 or
301 Sparkman Dr.
Wilson Hall
Huntsville, AL 35899-0650

Jason Parks, UAH PD Solutions Leadership Instructor

Excellent presenter. I have taken six leadership courses and Mr. Parks was outstanding. I will purposely seek out other courses he teaches.

Mr. Parks referenced a lot of material to support topics. He was very upbeat and held the attention of the class.

Instructor: Jason Parks

Jason Parks is known for his visionary leadership and his anything is possible outlook. With 20 years of experience in corporate communications, professional development, and global ministry, Jason is a sought-after motivational speaker, Bible teacher, and professional trainer. He’s spoken to over 2,000 audiences - from professional development workshops to public diplomacy with world leaders - and frequently speaks on leadership, communication, mental health, soul care and marriage enrichment.

Jason is the Founding and Senior Pastor of Refuge Church, a multisite church serving the Tennessee Valley, and a global, online ministry, Church at My House which is viewed by over 27.5 million people in over 120 countries. He is an instructor in the College of Professional Studies at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and a member of the Maxwell Leadership Team. Jason loves this community. He has spearheaded efforts to provide over 1,000,000 lbs of free groceries to our neighbors in need — including the creation of a free grocery store — Refuge Market. Jason led the creation of Rooms of Refuge which provides dream bedroom makeovers to children and teens facing life-threatening illnesses. He also partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation to bring Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs, back to the Greater Huntsville area.

Jason has earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Arts from the The University of North Alabama, a Master of Business Administration from Liberty University, and a Master of Divinity from Rockbridge Seminary. He is also a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, a Certified Mental Health Coach, a Certified Addictions and Recovery Ministry Specialist, and Advanced Certified in Human Behavior. He has served as a board member for several local nonprofit organizations including: UCP of the Tennessee Valley, Downtown Rescue Mission, and Alzheimer’s Association Mid-South Chapter. He is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville Flagship Class 35 and a member of Huntsville’s Committee of 100.

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