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UCW 2014 Professional Development Conference
Friday, August 1
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel, Tempe [map]

UCW's 2014 Professional Development Conference will be held Friday, August 1, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. Early-bird registration runs through July 16 and is $99; registration after that date is $109.  Inclusive in your conference registration is your $30 membership dues for 2014-2015. Such a deal!

If you want to get a Purchase Order going for your conference fee or for those in your unit or school, download, complete and return this conference registration form to Tami McKenzie at, or at fax #480-965-9199 (use vendor code UNIVCAREER). 

Download the 2014 UCW Conference Registration Form (downloads as 11 x 8.5 Word document, so have screen opened wide)

  LEARN MORE: View the full list of session descriptions and speaker bios 

"ME3: Empower, Engage, Enjoy!"

 The 2014 conference will feature sessions for personal and professional growth:

    8:00 - 8:30 am
    and Continental breakfast

    8:45 - 9:45 am

    Take a Quantum Leap in Leadership: The Power of Alignment in Business and Life (Grand Ballroom)

    Renie Cavallari, founder and chief inspiration officer, Aspire Marketing

    9:50 - 10:50 am

    Not an Imposter: Know Your Skills (Rio Salado Room)
    Cory Dillon, director, Learning and Workforce Development, ASU

      Planning for the Future – with Wills, Trusts and Other Legal Tools (Sky Harbor Room)
      Denise Riden, attorney

      Retirement Strategies for Women (Grand Ballroom)
      Cinda Gerhauser, financial advisor, VALIC

    10:55 - 11:55 am

      Wellbeing: A Multi-pronged Approach to Optimizing Your Health (and Performance) (Grand Ballroom)

      Jillian McManus, director, Organizational Health and Development ASU Employee Assistance Office, Employee Wellness and Work-Life Programs

    Advocacy: An Internal Look for External Impact (Rio Salado Room)
    Lilia Alvarez, co-founder, Citizens for A Better Arizona

    Facebook Safety (Sky Harbor Room)
    Laura Gill, ASU Police Officer

    12 - 1 pm

    1:10 - 2:10 pm

    Mediation, Limited Scope Representation and Other Trends in Family Court (Sky Harbor Room)
    Denise Riden, attorney 

    What IS Hospice and Palliative Care — and Know When to Call for Help! (Rio Salado Room)
    Kim Yeatts, provider relations coordinator, Hospice of Arizona

    Strong Woman/Safe Woman (Grand Ballroom)
    Laura Gill, ASU Police Officer 

    2:15 - 3:15 pm

    Lessons in Leadership from "House of Cards" (Rio Salado Room)
    Nancy Starr-Cassidy, manager, HR Learning Technology, Salt River Project 

    Seven Ways You Hold Yourself Back: Women and Promotions in the Workplace (Sky Harbor Room)
    Laurie Battaglia, Co-owner, Living the Dream Coaches

    Health Benefits of Laughter (Grand Ballroom)
    Jane Burtnett, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

    3:20 pm
    Afternoon dessert

    3:30 - 4 pm

    Building a Fun, High-Energy Work Culture (think Seattle's Pike Place Fish Market!) (Grand Ballroom)
    Nancy Starr-Cassidy, manager, HR Learning Technology, Salt River Project 

    4 - 4:30
    WRAP-UP and door prizes

    Also ... vendor tables! Opportunities for chair massages!

    Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and afternoon dessert 


    If you’re not able to attend the conference but would like to renew your
    dues now, you can send your Purchase Order or check for $30 to Katrina Roalson, UCW Financial Coordinator, ECG 303D, Mail Code: 6106. (She can also provide an invoice, if you need that in order for your unit to initiate the payment.)

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