American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Cascadia Chapter Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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Program Description


Portland Program
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Take Charge of Your Career

Intended Audience

Anyone in career or job transition!


Whether your career is stoked, stagnant or stalled, there are strategies that you can employ to begin positioning yourself to move into a more fulfilling situation.

Join us for an evening of information and exercises that will equip you to:

  • Identify your dream position and steer toward it
  • Recognize and highlight the strengths that make you successful
  • Communicate the value that your next employer is looking for
  • Design a plan to actively move toward your goal
  • Develop the resources that will lead to your next position

The process will consist of focus topics led by an expert on that topic. Participants will rotate through all topics with some time for "speed networking". So far, the topics include:

  • Development plan/action plan and strategies
  • Networking
  • Résumé building and writing
  • Interview stories

Alignment with National ASTD Competency Model

9 Focus Areas

Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

1. Designing Learning
2. Improving Human Performance
3. Delivering Training
4. Measuring and Evaluating
5. Facilitating Organizational Change
6. Managing the Learning Function
7. Coaching
8. Managing Organizational Knowledge
9. Career Planning and Talent Management

Focus Group Leaders

Kathie Nelson
Founder and CEO, Connectworks

Kathie Nelson, Founder and CEO of Connectworks, a serial entrepreneur, and born powerhouse in business growth, is a three time author, highly sought after speaker, top tier business strategist, and coach. Her cut to the chase deliverables have produced her own award winning sales, and national acclaim. In addition to her contributions to emerging companies, many non-profits and large corporations have been the beneficiaries of her visionary leadership style resulting in substantial, measurable growth.

Sean Harry
Career Management Solutions



Melinda Laubscher
Standard Insurance



Julie Bulrice
adidas USA




Date Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time 4 pm OnSite Registration and Check In
4:30 - 8 pm Program

Standard Insurance Center
900 SW 5th
Portland, OR 97204

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Light refreshments will be available.

Cost  Chapter Members $29 by 5 pm on Feb 25
$39 after that date
Others $49 by 5 pm on Feb 25
$59 after that date
Reasonable Accommodation ASTD-Cascadia Chapter is committed to providing reasonable accommodation at all its functions. If additional accommodations are needed, please let us know as far ahead as possible before an event.
Cancellation Policy To receive a refund, a written request (email is preferred) before the early bird registration date (listed above) must be received in the ASTD office. Refunds are not given after the early bird registration date.
To Register

Please use our online registration form.


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