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BREAKOUT SESSION
updated as of March 1, 2018 

 9:00-10:00 AM:   

 


 

 

DREAMS: From Hope to Reality
  
Eleanor Roosevelt said:  “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their Dreams”.  For me and many like me, that sounds FABULOUS, and impossible.  What is my Dream?  What makes a Dream a Reality?  Am I woman enough to risk and succeed?  Of course there is the corollary to Eleanor Roosevelt:  “DREAMS can’t come true if you don’t have any,” (unknown). This session will focus on our dreams and how to make them a reality.  The discussion and how-to will include:
1.       Clarify and focus the dream and articulate passion
2.       Explode the Comfort Zone Prison
3.       Clear the decks
4.       Draft a plan
5.       List all resources:  financial, skills, technicians and specialists
6.       List obstacles:  strategic and limiting beliefs
7.       Create a dream team
8.       Set milestones, goals, celebrations
9.       Do it!
Location: University Center, Room ​​​258  
 
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Presenter: Ms. Doris Marie Zimmer, MS, CPC, FC, CRC 
 
 

 


 

Finding Your Ancestors - Beginning Genealogy

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 how to get started searching for your ancestors.

 

Location: University Center, Room 207

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Presenter: Ms. Glenna Rae White, Director, Valencia California Family History Center

 

 


 The Inspirational Mom

 
What teenagers say they need most from their mom: Teenagers need specific things that they don't yet know how to ask for.
The difference between being and doing: We have the magical ingredients for successful relationships and don't use it.
Every mom can be a supermodel: Modeling the behavior you are trying to teach is the master key to unlock full potential.
 
Location: University Center, Room 209
Presenters:
 
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Create a Pick-Me-Up Jar

Design and fill this beautiful jar with slips of decorative paper rolled and wrapped with twine that have inspiring sayings and motivational phrases written on each one.  When you are having a moment and need a little pick-me-up, grab one or two to read.  The notes and thoughts will help you feel better and refresh your spirit!  This is an easy, fun and pretty project to keep or give as a gift.

 
Location: University Center, Room 211
 
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Presenter: Ms. Nancy Arbuckle-Mayer, University Center Administrative Assistant, College of the Canyons


Creating Your Own Opportunities...When Others Say "No"

Angela Hutchinson will share her journey from an Engineer to a writer, producer, casting director, talent agent, non-profit founder, mother and wife. When others said “No” along the way, she decided to create her own opportunities and has not looked back.  Listen, learn and ask questions about how to begin a new path and create your own opportunities.

 

Location: University Center, Room 309

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Presenter: Ms. Angela Hutchinson, Writer, Producer, and Casting Director


Going Undercover: The Deep Dark Secrets of The Recruiting World
During this presentation, you will gain insight into what HR recruiters look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. In 2018, you must do more than applying on job boards. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself. You will learn what to write in your cover letter, secrets about thank you letters, and what to say during a phone screen to get a “yes”. Understanding how to master each of these job search components is the key to your success in 2018!  You will learn:
    When wearing the color purple can help you get an offer
    When you should and should not mention the LA Rams during an    interview
    Deep dark secrets about why keywords really matter and how to  choose them
    Why you should avoid a swivel chair and the fishy handshake during an interview
 
Location: University Center, Room 314
 


Presenter: Ms. Abby Kohut, Recruiter, Speaker & Career Consultant

 

 

 

 


 
Communication And Understanding The Journey of Caregiving, While Empowering Individuals
The session offers an overview consisting of how people communicate in relationships and how to navigate moving forward in personal relationships or as a family member caring for someone.  Many people need help assisting the elderly who may need guidance navigating their lives. 
 
Dealing with individuals who are cognitively challenged, communicating with respect and knowing where to get information and support is paramount in today’s society. 
 
Many people experience memory loss such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s or Traumatic Brain Injuries, and understanding how to navigate these individuals can empower you in life situations.
 
The overview includes information about Palliative, Hospice, and In-Home care of individuals. 
 
Location: University Center, Room 313
 
Presenters:
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Ms. Natalie Tate, Personal Concierge Case Manager, Home Care Services Santa Clarita 

 

 

 

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Ms. Deborah Royce, LVN, Sr. Hospice and Palliative Nurse Specialist, Senior Care Advisor

10:30-11:30AM

 


 

RELATIONSHIPS: Reciprocity, Conscious Kindness, Givers/Takers, Patience/Boundaries and Happiness

This session embraces the following quote, “When gratitude becomes your default setting, life changes”, Nancy Leigh DeMoss.  In addition, studies abound that support the idea that sharing generosity and gratitude opens the possibility for happiness, success and fulfillment.  Further, positive relationships, filled with reciprocity and personal boundaries, which are free of comfort zone fears allows for peaceful days.  This workshop will explore the roles that gratitude, kindness, boundaries and self-limiting beliefs have to influence our daily lives, our daily stress and the difference between unease and joy.  During the session we will explore these ideas and behaviors to create some personal practices that will support positive change in our lives.  Topics will include:        
1.       Conscious kindness changing scarcity to an abundance mindset
2.       Gratitude and opening possibilities
3.       BEing before Doing (behavior)
4.       Self-talk and limiting beliefs
5.       Givers, Takers and reciprocity in our relationships
6.       Do’s to move from negativity to positivity
 
Location: University Center, Room 258
 
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Presenter: Ms. 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
 


 
Presenter: Ms. Ruth Stanke, Makeup and Hair Design Specialist

 


  

Engaging Our Student's - Mental, Job, Food, Volunteering, Clubs/ASG, PAC, Sports, Theater

 
Location: University Center, Room 207
 

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Moderator:
Jess Love, Student Services Coordinator at College of the Canyons
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panel:
 
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Naomi Santa Cruz, Executive Vice President of Activities in Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons
 
 
 
 
 
Halima Syeed, Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons
Amy Mori, Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons
Tabitha Kumar, Student Trustee at College of the Canyons
Vera Barcega, Associated Student Government at College of the Canyons

 
Top 10 Steps to Employability in 2018 - What They Are and Why They Matter
 
During this presentation, you will gain insight into what HR recruiters look for when they are evaluating your qualifications. In 2018, you must do more than applying on job boards. There are far more candidates applying for the same positions, so you have to differentiate yourself. We need to use the 10 P’s some of which include being prepared, persistent, patient, positive and prudent. Join Absolutely Abby, an award winning national recruiter as she teaches us the steps we need to take to assure ourselves a successful search in 2018.
 
Location: University Center, Room 210
 
 
 
 
Presenter: Ms. Abby Kohut, Recruiter, Speaker & Career Consultant

 
Belly Dancing
 
Join us at this FUN, interactive session where you will learn the basic movements of belly dancing.  The presenter is an accomplished belly dance instructor who will teach you basic belly dance technique, posturing, language, and move execution.  If you have a hip scarf, bring it!  If you don’t, you are welcome to borrow one for this session from the instructor. 
 
Location: University Center, Room 201
 
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Presenter: Faizeh


The Inspirational Mom

  

What teenagers say they need most from their mom: Teenagers need specific things that they don't yet know how to ask for.
The difference between being and doing: We have the magical ingredients for successful relationships and don't use it.
Every mom can be a supermodel: Modeling the behavior you are trying to teach is the master key to unlock full potential.
 
Location: University Center, Room 209
 
Presenters:
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Creating Your Own Opportunities...When Others Say "No"
Angela Hutchinson will share her journey from an Engineer to a writer, producer, casting director, talent agent, non-profit founder, mother and wife. When others said “No” along the way, she decided to create her own opportunities and has not looked back.  Listen, learn and ask questions about how to begin a new path and create your own opportunities.
 
Location: University Center, Room 309
 
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Presenter: Ms. Angela Hutchinson, Writer, Producer, and Casting Director
11:45 - 12:45 PM:
 
 

Finding Your Voice & Knowing Your Rights

Join Prevention Education Specialist, Julia Stern, for a discussion regarding the #MeToo movement and how to keep up the momentum! Topics to be discussed include solidarity, healthy relationships, knowing where to get resources, empowering yourself and others around you in today's climate!
 
 
Location: University Center, Room 210
 
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Presenter: Julia Stern, Prevention Education Specialist, Strengths United

 


 
SELF CARE: I Choose ME, The Power to Choose, Mindful response to reframe events, Authentic Gratitude and Anti-burnout Practices
“If you want to Soar in Life, you must first learn to F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself)”, Mark Sterling.  A powerful image that reminds us whenever we fly that in order to help others, we must put on our oxygen mask first.  Our days are filled with demands of career, family, relationships, service, financial security and household maintenance.  In this chaos of demands, many women are so concerned with what they ‘must do’ and ‘must give’ that the feeling of emptiness and lack of resources, and frankly being overwhelmed is not a surprising result.  What is worse, in this environment of responsibility for others, we deplete our joy and can make-up that we have no options or choices.  This session is about taking our life back and knowing that “self-care is not selfish, it is necessary” (source unknown).  This session will include discussions and activities around:
1.       What is self-care to me?
2.       We always have a choice, what are mine?
3.       Self-limiting beliefs about my role and my ability
4.       Reframing events, needs and wants
5.       What stressors and demands exist, Real or Perceived
6.       Practices to bring peace and strength
 
Location: University Center, Room 258
 
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Presenter: Doris Marie Zimmer, MS, CPC, FC, CRC 
 

 

 

 

 


 

Breaking Out of the Box - How to Live an Extraordinary Life

Come learn about Erin’s journey and her 5 principles for making your life everything it can be including launching an online business.   Life can be challenging but it’s also full of amazing opportunities if you know how make the most of it. In this session Erin shares about her own life’s challenges that she has overcome.  It has led her to a life of fulfillment:
o   from changing dysfunctional family patterns of her upbringing to building the connected, supportive and loving family of her own
o   from overcoming illness and diseases to finishing and even placing in athletic events from running to Ironman to multi-day backpacking treks
o   on her journey as a female entrepreneur to launching and growing an online business
 
Location: University Center, Room 213
 
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Presenter: Ms. Erin Royer-Asrilant, Entrepreneur, Inaugural Member of the Santa Clarita Incubator and Founder of Your Village.
 
 
 

  

Hearts to Hands: The Role of Women's Organizations in Building a Stronger Community

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 309
 
Presenters:
 


 
Dr. Patty Robinson, Faculty Director, Civic and Community Engagement Initiatives, College of the Canyons
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Ms. Lois Bauccio, Principal Consultant, LMB Development Services

 

"Regency" The New Life Stage of Women 45-70+, We are Claiming our Sovereignty and Changing the World

 
Women aged 45-70 are changing the world! “Regent” women are leaders in business, politics, the arts, environment, medicine, and education to name only a few categories. In the U.S., Boomer and Gen X women, are now living longer than any women have lived in history! This longer lifespan, with all of its possibilities, has inspired a personal renaissance for many women, as they create new lives, and careers, rediscovering their passions in midlife. Are you between 45-70+? Have you felt the pull of change? Do you feel the desire to recreate yourself and your life?  How does #metoo and #timesup fit into women claiming sovereignty, independence, control, and mastery of their own lives?  In this break out session, we will explore these questions, what Regency might mean for you, and the potential power that Regent women have to change themselves and the world.                                                            
Sharing—Discussion—“Your Story” Exercises—Creative Brainstorming—Inspiration
 
Location: University Center, Room 206
 
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Presenter: Ms. Andrea Slominski, M.A. Ph.D.c.


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
 
 
 
 
Presenter: Ms. Ruth Stanke, Makeup and Hair Design Specialist

 
Personal Safety 
Participants will learn personal safety tips for home, office, school or out and about. Paranoia is debilitating, awareness is empowering.  Sign up and know the difference!
Location: University Center, Room 207
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Presenter: Ms. Tammy Castor, Director, Campus Safety, College of the Canyons
12:45 - 1:45 PM:
 

Making the Most of Your Life; Overcoming Adversity to Get to Greatness

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Ms. Lisa Welker-Finney and Panel from Boston Scientific:

 
Location: University Center Lobby 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panel:
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Ashley Zimmer, Product Manager at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rita Bojalian, Senior Counsel at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nicole Holland, Manager of US Clinical Services at Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2:00 - 3:00 PM:

 


 

Vendor Shopping

Location: University Center 2nd Floor 

 
 

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