MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

PASSIONATE WORK: BEING A LEADER THROUGH DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

Courtney Parks, MA, CPCC, Certified Professional Coach, Courtney Parks Coaching

A workshop for women on impacting the world by loving your work! With coaching exercises and live demonstrations, participants will learn how to identify their natural gifts and translate them to their job, business or career. We'll discuss how to manage the challenges inherent in using passion to guide one's career and address the connection between doing passionate work and being a true leader.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF LIVING A BALANCED LIFE

Antoinette L. Willis, Life Coach and Co-Pastor, Nu Grace Nu Mercy Church Int'l

This workshop is designed to help women identify the lop-sided areas of their lives and to help place them back into balance. We will discuss and provide tips on setting up a budget, establishing healthy eating habits, priorities, setting boundaries and much, much more.

 

DEBT MANAGEMENT

Deborah Bolton, Citibank at Work, Relationship Manager

Laura Ramirez, Citibank Financial Center, Manager

Do you need to go on a debt diet? This seminar will help you understand your current financial situation. Walk away with a strategy to avoid, reduce and eliminate debt. Other areas we will focus on include developing a budget and increasing cash flow .

 

ENERGETIC TECHNIQUES FOR SELF-CARE

Ann Wood Washington, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation

This workshop will address self-care by providing specific and teachable techniques from the areas of Energy Psychology, Energy Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine. These techniques are easy to learn without special attire, equipment or environment. It will provide each participant with tangible energetic techniques to “own” and to provide support in everyday life. For example, imagine having hiccups, before or during a major presentation. Two fingers placed on specific acupressure points will eliminate the hiccups in a few seconds. If public speaking causes “butterflies in the stomach,” there is a specific meridian in the body that can literally be tapped into, to provide relief and foster confidence. These techniques share the same meridians used by acupuncturists without the needles!

 

SEVEN STRATEGIES TO RECESSION-PROOF YOUR CAREER

Donna Pope, MBA & Certified Professional Career Coach, Your Resume Suite, LLC

With a changing economic climate and growing unemployment rate, having a solid, multifaceted, and ongoing career management strategy is imperative. This workshop is designed to help attendees build their brand, increase their value to their current employers, and strengthen their marketability to potential employers.

Participants will learn how to put together their own personal career management plan with the strategies proven to work!

 

IT TAKES A VILLAGE: PROFESSIONAL MENTORING AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Kelli Johnson, Ph.D., Interim Asst. Director for Training, UIC Counseling Center

Anmol Satiani, Ph.D., Clinical Therapist, UIC Counseling Center

The workshop will highlight the ways in which mentoring mirrors the tradition of multigenerational helping behaviors characteristic of many minority cultures. We will specifically address the issue as it relates to recruitment, retention, and school/job satisfaction in a university setting. We will encourage sharing of ideas in the workshop by engaging participants in multiple interactive small-group exercises.  

 

PLANNING FOR A SOUND RETIREMENT

Leslie B. Villarosa, Sales Representative, Western Southern Life Insurance Company, Member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

In this workshop we will discuss the need to plan now for your retirement, how to develop the plan, available options, sources of retirement income and we will look at your plan as a big picture.

 

WOMEN ARE NOT SMALLER MEN: PREVENTION OF HEART DISEASE IN WOMEN

Joan Briller, M.D. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UIC

Since 1984, more women have died every year in the United States of cardiovascular disease than men. Distinct risk factors for the development of heart disease in women are known and we are amassing data on preventive and therapeutic strategies that are gender specific. Moreover, there are unique differences in how heart disease forms in women compared with men. During this workshop we will discuss the major risk factors contributing to heart disease in women, we will address how to assess our risk as low, intermediate or high; we will review recently published guidelines for lifestyle modification and medical therapy when lifestyle changes aren't enough and we will perform cardiovascular screening with cholesterol and blood pressure measurements.

 

GET NET SAVVY!

Karin Riggs, UIC Office of External Education

Come to this hands-on workshop to find out what Web 2.0 is all about. There are so many great applications on the web to simplify your life, connect with friends, network for new career opportunities and find out what's new online! You'll get a hands - on overview of Linked In, Skype, FlickR, delicious and more!

 

MANAGE YOUR STRESS & ENJOY LIFE MORE

Tiana Kieso, M.B.ChB, MPH

Adela Pena, BA, MEd.

In this workshop p articipants will learn to identify stress, its causes and effects; to understand the relation between stress and the mind/body illness; to learn sensible, useful and realistic tips for controlling stress; to experience a guided mindfulness meditation.; and to develop personal strategies to control their stress.