Summer Conference 2011

Cultivate Your Professional Potential at Oregon Garden

2011 Summer Conference will be held July 14, 2011 in Silverton, OR at the Oregon Garden. The summer conference is an opportunity for professional development and growth. Read the press release about this conference.

Date & Time:
July 14, 2011, 8:30am to 4pm
Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR.
Summer Conference Agenda
$75 - (To assist people in attending the summer conference, scholarships are available. Scholarship applications are due by July 1.)
Registration is now closed. Deadline for registration was July 7.
For lodging info at the spectacular Moonstone Oregon Garden Resort Hotel just follow the link and use AAWCC as the group ID and password to receive a reduced rate of $99.
Contact Lynn Melow at Chemeketa Community College by email at or by phone, 503-399-5012.

Spend the day focused on your professional development and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Oregon Garden. Breakfast, lunch, and admission to the Garden is included in the conference fee of $75, same price as last year!bench at Gardens

  • The day begins with breakfast and time for networking with your colleagues and counterparts from around the state. The conference continues with 3 separate workshop sessions that zero in on people skills, creativity and problem solving.
  • Michelle Bizek will present a session entitled, Nurture Your People Skills to Maximize Your Potential, focusing on self and identity and how who we think we are influences who we are able to become. She’ll teach us how to use our skills, insights, creativity and wisdom to inspire and equip us in our professional and personal lives.
  • Enhance your creative side with the next session facilitated by Nancy Eng, well known watercolor artist, who draws her inspiration from nature for a workshop on Watercolor in the Garden. What better place to encourage creativity than a place known as a top-notch botanical garden filled with colorful annuals, perennials, specialty gardens, waterfalls, fountains and quiet ponds? Learn tips on how to create your own watercolor while enjoying the beauty of nature in the Oregon Garden during the summer.  
  • The final session will cover White Paper. A White Paper is a report or guide that addresses issues and how to solve them. White Papers are used in education, business, politics and other fields to educate and help people make decisions. Knowing how to create a White Paper can help you resolve issues, increase funding and develop your professional skills. Linda Reisser and Kate Dins from PCC explain the process in an interactive session that will introduce you to this important tool and help you develop the skills to create your own White Paper on topics that are significant to you.

Previous Summer Conferences

See images, workshops and themes from previous Summer Conferences.