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 Join Us For Our Soft Skills Conference

Chapter Event
5/31/2013 8:00 AM
5/31/2013 5:00 PM
Boca Raton | Florida
The IIA Palm Beach Chapter is pleased to invite you to the 8-CPE

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: NCCI Holdings, Inc., 901 Peninsula Corporate Circle, Boca Raton

Key Note Speakers
This great event will feature the following key note speakers:

Steve D. Thompson, Ph.D.- Executive Director, Marketing and Communications at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education and a Program Professor of Educational Leadership. A former administrator at University of Miami, a professional and trade acquisitions and development editor for Wiley/ Jossey-Bass, an assistant professor of education at Barry University.  He edited numerous K-12 educational books and published academic articles.
Pete De La Torre - President/CEO of The Renatus Group, LLC, an organization that specializes in re-inventing businesses through consulting, business facilitation, training and professional speaking services.  Mr. De La Torre held key positions with numerous non-profit and business organizations and he is hosting “The Pete De La Torre Business Program”, a live weekly radio show focusing on economic development and business opportunities for South Florida.

Sessions Highlights
Communication Styles:  Communication styles vary widely, and in this session, through the lens of ancient wisdom and post-modern applications, participants will cultivate a resonant and consistent imprimatur in all forms of communication—speech, written, and iconic—both explicit and implicit.
Continuous Self-Improvement: This session will show how to promote personal self-improvement and it will address both how to engage in workplace self-improvement and how to create a personal brand through narrative, iconography, and affect in varied workplace contexts. Practical applications will address personal websites, social media, text messages, and posts.

Networking in the New Economy:  This interactive session will teach participants how to be a successful networker in the new economy. The participants will learn the importance of on-going effective strategic planning and implementation of networking activities both internally and externally.
Personalized Branding “Create Top of Mind Recognition”:  The session will help identify uniqueness in today’s marketplace and teach how to maximize someone’s personal skill sets to create top of mind, long term branding. Become a brand of your own through a concerted marketing approach!
Registration and Breakfast 8:00 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks 8:30 a.m.  – 8:40 a.m.
Communication Styles 8:40 a.m.  – 10:20 a.m.
Break 10:20 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.
Continuous Self Improvement 10:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch 12:10 p.m.  – 1:10 p.m.
Personalized Branding 1:10 p.m.  – 2:50 p.m.
Break 2:50 p.m.  – 3:00 p.m.
Networking in the New Economy 3:00 p.m.  – 4:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks 4:40 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Details
Cost: $100 for Members, $125 for Non-Members
call (561) 659-8466, option 1, ext. 7156 by Tuesday May 28, 2013.

This will be our last CPE event of the chapter year - please support your chapter by attending this event!