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2010 Fall Conference

Experience some of the captured audio, video and photographed moments of this past conference!

Obstacles and Opportunities: Thriving in Changing Times

Read Kate Chester, VP of Communications, article on the Fall Conference.

Conference Details

New location! Embassy Suites (near Washington Square in Tigard).

November 18th & 19th, 2010
$175 ($200 after 11/1/10).
Embassy Suites (near Washington Square in Tigard).
Overnight Accommodations:
The Embassy Suites Hotel

Print out the Conference at a Glance for the full conference schedule.

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Powers Jennifer Powers

Topic: Based on the teachings and processes found in her book, Oh, shift!, Jennifer Powers offers a fresh perspective on the personal shifts you can make to take full control over your personal and professional life- even in the most challenging of times. She will highlight how to use language, choice and personal power to step into a more productive mindset so you can enjoy a life filled with success, power and, above all, JOY.

This program offers concrete tools and strategies that will empower you to make positive changes that stick. Jennifer’s dynamic and interactive style makes this session an entertaining, educational and thought-provoking experience for everyone.

Read more about Jennifer Powers.

Jennifer Powers, MA, CPC, is a highly sought after coach, speaker, and author. She is a leading expert in helping professionals improve their confidence and competence so they can live and work at their full potential.

She combines over fifteen years’ experience in management and entrepreneurship with masterful coaching skills to help professionals uncover their own secrets for success. Her services include one-on-one coaching and powerful, interactive workshops and group coaching programs that are tailor-made to meet the needs of each client. Her areas of expertise include self-empowerment, coaching, and communication. With clients on five continents, the infectious energy and excitement Jennifer brings to her work inspires change in the lives and businesses of people across the world.

Jennifer earned her Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Houston and received her training and certification from Coach Training Alliance. She has served several terms on the board of the Northwest Coaches Association and is the immediate past president of the National Speakers Association-Oregon Chapter. Additionally, she serves on the faculty of the Coach Training Alliance where she teaches and mentors aspiring coaches.

Jennifer is a contributing author of a book entitled Speaking of Success, along with bestselling authors Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, and Steven Covey. Her new book “Oh, Shift!” How to change your life with one little letter is available in bookstores nationwide. Learn more at www.jenniferpowers.com

Dr. Cynthia A. BioteauDr. Cynthia A. Bioteau

Topic: The beauty of mosaics comes from the many different and varying sizes, shapes, colors, and perspectives one takes in when experiencing the mosaic. And so it is with Women Leadership, there is no one size shape, or pathway, but the rich beauty is in the many different perspectives and stories that shape women toward leadership.

Dr. Cynthia A. Bioteau is the 7th president and first woman CEO of Salt Lake Community College, a 60,000 student strong community college accessible at 13 sites throughout the valley and through SLCC Online.

Read more about Dr. Bioteau.

With over 35 years in the education, mental health and business fields, Dr. Cynthia A. Bioteau has converged the expertise and attributes of all three into her passion for accessible and critical education for all community members. Dr. Bioteau has positioned the College as the core of economic and workforce development, creating the five-college national center for biotechnology workforce, (she is also responsible for creating the first associate degree in nanotechnology in North Carolina), leading the recent development of the National Institute for Advanced Energy Training, located at the College, and supporting the creation of the Women's Business Institute to grow and sustain women-owned businesses in Utah, along with the Women's India Trust in support of women entrepreneurs in India. Under her leadership, the College has spearheaded long-range master planning to address Utah's expanding population with higher education and workforce training needs.

Dedicated to community service and collaboration, she currently serves on the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors, EDCUtah Executive Committee, and the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees. Nationally, she serves on the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturing, the Board of Directors for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and is the current national President of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. She is a member of RC2020 (Renewal and Change 2020), a selected leadership consortium of metropolitan community colleges across the country and a presidential advisor for the Community College Research Center at Columbia Teacher's College.

Dr. Bioteau's academic credentials were earned at the University of New Hampshire, Assumption College and Lesley University. She has served as President of SLCC since 2005. Dr. Bioteau proudly calls Utah home along with her two adult children and their families she shares with Frank, her husband of 37 years. 


Wonderful workshops planned throughout the day on Thursday and Friday. Topics ranging from "Adapting to the Changing Financial Environment" to "The Science Behind Your Happiness and Your Productivity". View all of the workshop topics and descriptions.

Breakfast at the Conference

Breakfast is a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast from 6:30am to 8:30am.

If you are staying at the Embassy Suites Hotel, breakfast is included with your stay.

For commuters to the conference, stop by the front desk at the Embassy Suites and ask for your “AAWCC breakfast ticket” on Thursday and Friday mornings. You must show your AAWCC name tag that you will receive at the registration desk. You will receive a breakfast ticket that will be good to use at the open buffet located in the lobby of the hotel. This will be the breakfast option through the hotel that will be served as part of the conference.

Past Fall Conferences

Read some of the participants' comments from last year and see websites from many years past on the Past Fall Conferences web page.