​BREAKOUT SESSIONS
          

 9:00-10:00 AM:   

 


 

 

Healthy and Happy Relationships Anywhere
 
I am in a fabulous loving relationship!  I love my family and have so much fun!  I love going to work and have a great people to work with! I love my friends!  I feel loved, supported and trusted.  I am understood and feel connected at home, work and with my friends.  We humans are social beings and to desire healthy and happy relationships, at any age, are instinctual. To actually achieve that state takes learning, understanding and practice. 
This workshop will explore relationships:
·     Where we are and where we want to be
·     What great relationships look like – intentional, reciprocal, committed, communication and trust
·     Focus on information to support dialogue and real life scenarios
·     Explore relationships in all walks of life and for any age 
Location: University Center, Room 206​​​  
 
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Presenter: Doris Marie Zimmer, MS, CPC, FC, CRC 
 
 

 


 

Hearts to Hands: The Importance of Building a Stronger Community Through Service

The definition of civic engagement has changed greatly over recent years, expanding from a traditional view steeped primarily in politics and political participation to an emerging social phenomenon transcending all aspects of society. With increasing "civic decay" plaguing our community, nation, and world, the need to create a civic and community engagement "mindset" based on "learning how to serve" the larger good. is needed more than ever. This workshop will examine the interconnectedness of civic engagement, community service, and social well-being, especially related to volunteerism and the work of non-profits.

 

Location: University Center, Room 209

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Presenter: Patricia D. Robinson, Ph.D., Director, Civic Engagement Programs, College of the Canyons

 

 

 

 


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Presenter:  Lois Bauccio, CEO, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce 

 



Grief & Loss: Are you or a loved one suffering from a broken heart?
Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances? Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel and it probably isn't good.  Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to loss, but most of the information we've learned about dealing with loss is not normal, natural or helpful.  In this session we will discuss the six myths about recovering from grief, how grief adversely affects you and your relationships, why grief is individual and unique, and how to respond to others experiencing grief. 
Location: University Center, Room 213

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Presenter: Gina Thompson, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist

 


Finding Your Ancestors - Genealogy 101

Have you ever wondered about your roots and where your ancestors came from? Come join us in this beginning family history/genealogy class - learning about the Family Search and Ancestry websites and the amazing information you can find out about your ancestors.
 
Location: University Center, Room 207

 

 
 

 
Womens Entrepreneur Panel - Sharing Inspiring Journeys with Q & A
A panel of local women's entrepreneurs discuss following your passion, starting, and sustaining a business.
Location: University Center, Room 258
Moderator: Catherine Grooms

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Presenter
:  Abby Savell, L.A. Percussion Rentals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presenter: Erica Bristol, Esq. EB Resource Group
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presenter:
Cynthia Rowley, Refined Vintage Boutique

10:30-11:30AM

 


 

Finding Your Ancestors - Genealogy 101

Have you ever wondered about your roots and where your ancestors came from? Come join us in this beginning family history/genealogy class - learning about the Family Search and Ancestry websites and the amazing information you can find out about your ancestors.
 
Location: University Center, Room 207
 
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Presenter
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 Glenna Rae White, Director, Valencia California Family History Center
 

 

 


The Next Generation of Leaders

 

This panel will discuss:

  • Issues important to the next generation
  • Changing family relationships
  • What you look for in an employer
  • Balancing roles of student, employee, home, and leadership

Location: University Center, Room 209

Moderator: Devon Mille

Student Panel:
 
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Tessa Rudas, College of the Canyons Student
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ezi-Nneoma Okoro, ASG Social Student Involvement Coordinator at College of the Canyons
 
 
 
 
 
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Katherine Martinez, ASGVice President of Activities at College of the Canyons
 
 
Tabitha Kumar
Amy Mori
 


Professional Mentoring for Women
 
The panel will discuss and share their personal experiences on very real challenges in today’s workplace, such as work-life balance, the imposter syndrome, self-promotion, and successful negotiation.

Location: University Center, Room 258
 
Moderator: Catherine Grooms

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Presenter:Carolina White, Purchasing Manager, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Presenter:
Kristen V. Hedstrom, Director, Health Economics & Reimbursement, Neuromodulation
 
 
 
 
 


Presenter
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Vani Grandhe, Research & Development, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

 

 

 

 

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PresenterDeanna Harshbarger, Global Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Franchise, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

 

 


 

 

Success and Serenity with TIME TO SPARE

When will I achieve my dream?  Why am I stressed, upset, angry and fearful?  How can I reach my goal and feel beautiful and happy in my skin and life?  Why, why am I always, late, out of time, out of breath?  Am I a victim of time and circumstances???  Out of control, out of time and out of luck plagues us all once in a while.  Time is not our enemy, it just is. And, we can get what we want with grace and peace.  This session discusses ways of being in tune with our self and our environment.  How do we reach and complete what matters and still attend to all the little time gremlins that distract and distress?  How to not get trapped in doing and mechanics before we know what matters?  How can we now turn time from fiend to friend?  Let’s enjoy our life, put a smile on our faces and feel complete and fulfilled.  This group will explore through discussion and brainstorming the elements of dream coaching, strategic planning, values clarification and life choices that align with our being and supports our achieving our dreams.
Location: University Center, Room 206

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Presenter: Doris Marie Zimmer, MS, CPC, FC, CRC 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

What You Never Knew Makeup Could Do For You!
When is the last time you felt pretty?” Come spend an hour with Ruth and let her answer your questions about skin care and makeup. She will teach you how to look YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL, whether you have only a few minutes in the morning or time to spare. She will also show you how to dress up your look to go out, and troubleshoot the most common concerns like dark circles, acne and wrinkles. Ruth's background as an artist will help clear up the confusion about color correctors, and take the scary out of eyeshadows. Let this be an hour to relax, get some insider beauty secrets, and feel more beautiful than when you arrived!
 
Location: University Center, Room 205
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Presenter: Ruth Stanke, Make-up and Hair Design Expert

 




11:45 - 12:45 PM:


 

What You Never Knew Makeup Could Do For You!

When is the last time you felt pretty?” Come spend an hour with Ruth and let her answer your questions about skin care and makeup. She will teach you how to look YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL, whether you have only a few minutes in the morning or time to spare. She will also show you how to dress up your look to go out, and troubleshoot the most common concerns like dark circles, acne and wrinkles. Ruth's background as an artist will help clear up the confusion about color correctors, and take the scary out of eyeshadows. Let this be an hour to relax, get some insider beauty secrets, and feel more beautiful than when you arrived!

 Location: University Center, Room 205
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Presenter: Ruth Stanke, Make-up and Hair Design Expert
 

 



Asking the Right Questions to Stop Managing Stress and Reclaim Your Life
 
No one wants to spend their life managing stress. And yet, that’s what we often do.  We arrange our calendars and try to squeeze in more self-care ending up with even more items on our To Do lists. Stress management techniques may help ease the pressure of a hectic life, but they assume that stress is a given. It doesn’t have to be! In this session you will learn how asking yourself the right questions can help you go beyond taking the edge off your stress to a new relationship with your life. You will learn two questioning techniques: One focuses on and utilizes the knowledge in your body, and the other works through the mind by using targeted questions to increase your personal power in any situation. And you’ll leave with an action plan to move beyond rearranging your scheduled to fit everything in to choosing what is most important to you today.  These are skills you can come back to again and again.  
Carol Woodliff, Shaman, Writer &Performing Artist and Karen Maleck-Whiteley, Business Owner, Hypnotherapist, Artist and Mother are the authors of Stop Managing Stress! 20 Questions to Reclaim Your Life lead this session.
Location: University Center, Room 206   
 

SPIRIT Training...Suicide Prevention Intervention and Response Training

This session is designed to help participants identify the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. You will learn:
 
  • About issues related to mental health, Recovery and Stigma
  • How to respond compassionately and effectively in order to prevent suicide and self-harm
  • Support individuals who may be experiencing significant distress interfering with their life or personal functioning
  • Know where to locate community resouces that can help those in need
 Location: University Center, Room 209

 

Presenter: Larry Schallert, Assistant Director, Student Health and Wellness/Mental Health Program

 
 

 


Woman Entrepreneur Panel - Sharing Inspiring Journeys With Q & A

 

A panel of local women's entrepreneurs discuss following your passion, starting, and sustaining a business.

Location: University Center, Room 258

Moderator: Catherine Grooms

 



Presenter: Laina McFerren, Wolf Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 



Presenter: Jennifer Gerard, Whitening Lightening and Gerard Cosmetics

 

 

 

 

 

 



Presenter: Cindy Smith, RSVP Catering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 

The Legal Journey with Aging Parents

The journey with aging parents is difficult and emotional, and can leave even the  most organized person baffled and frustrated.  In this one-hour session, Elder Law Attorney Jane McNamara will discuss what you need to know to properly, effectively, and legally help your aging parents.  Dementia, stroke, falls, and old age are just a few of the many problems our parents face.  Do you have the legal tools in place to help them, to legally speak for them when they cannot, and to get the right care for them?  Just some of the important tools to be discussed include power of attorney documents, health directives, and Trusts.   Having the correct tools in place, and staying out of the court system, is important for every family.  Even if you are not facing these issues now – the issues are coming.  So find out what you need to know before the crisis hits.
 
Location: University Center, Room 207
 

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Presenter: Jan McNamara, Esq., McNamara Law Firm

 


   

2:00 - 4:30 PM:

 


 

"Talking over Tea" Q &A with select workshop presenters

Speak with available session presenters and have an opportunity for a more personal question and answer period.

 

 


Movie Screening of "Equal Means Equal" (90 minutes)

Location: University Center, Room 258
 
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.

 

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