The Professional Development Series is a FREE program designed to assist professionals in taking charge of their own professional development. FREE childcare will be provided for attendees.
This series focuses on individuals in organizations who are ripe for advancement. The classes are focused on developing your professional brand, building relationships, and learning advanced leadership skills.
The Professional Development series will meet on Tuesdays, beginning September 27th and ending on November 15th from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Multipurpose Room of the YWCA of Asheville, 185 South French Broad Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
Registration will be open throughout the series and attendance at every class is not mandatory. However, there is an attendance requirement if you wish to receive a certificate of completion at graduation.
WEEK 1 – How You Show Up Matters!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Presenter Lisa Eby, SPHR Director of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Buncombe County
WEEK 2: StandOut - Discover Your Strengths and Lead from Your Edge
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Presenters Natalia Rabin, Director, Center for Leadership and Professional Development & The Child Development Center, Mission Health and Lakesha McDay, Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Consultant for The Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health
WEEK 3: Having Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Presenters Rachel Bemis, Consultant, Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health and PJ Mears, Senior Consultant, Center for Leadership and Professional Development, Mission Health
WEEK 4: Building Our Own Resilience
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Presenter Susanne Walker Wilson, MSW, LCSW Community Care of Western North Carolina
WEEK 5: Operating Instructions for Humans - a Deep Dive Into Understanding Our Wiring, What Motivates Us, and How We Can Intentionally Shape Our Relationships
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Presenter Lisa Eby, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Health and Human Services, Buncombe County
WEEK 6: Understanding How Your Strengths and Personal Brand Fit Into Organizational Competencies
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Presenter Dave Carr, Asheville Way Facilitator, Human Resources, City of Asheville
WEEK 7: The Art of Interviewing
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Presenters Carol N. Steen, MBA, PHR, Director, Human Resources, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), Cherie Jackson, Recruiter, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), Nicole A. Norian, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, UNC Asheville, Jonalyn Crite, Employment Specialist, UNC Asheville
WEEK 8: Speed Networking and Graduation
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Facilitator Frank Castelblanco, DNP, RN, Director of Regional Services, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc. (MAHEC), President, Western North Carolina Diversity Engagement Coalition
*Priority given to WNC Diversity Engagement Coalition participants!