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April 14th and 15th
April 14th at The Inn at the Commons
April 15th at the Josephine County Fairgrounds
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Educators, parents, job developers, career counselors, human resources professionals, managers and supervisors… wherever “work” is a concern, Denise has a compelling and inspiring message to offer. At whatever stage in the journey of livelihood, her concepts, perspectives and strategies revitalize her audiences and equip them for new adventures

Morning Session for Job Seekers

Cultivating the Human Spirit:

Moving through Change and Transition

Come join us for this inspirational time together and hear Denise speak about easy and practical ways we can move through real change in our lives!

Seven Essentials for the Smart and Savvy Job Search

This presentation continues to build on the themes of resilience and power by providing 7 essential beliefs, practices and pointers to add to your job search tool kit. What kind of preparation is needed? What does it mean to “hire yourself the right employer”? What are some tried and true ways to stay focused, creative, positive, adaptable?

Morning session for job seekers includes a complimentary lunch!

 9:00 – 1:30

To REGISTER for the morning session, call 541-776-6035
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Afternoon Session for Professionals

Paths to Potentiality: 10 Habits of the Heart and Mind

Denise will challenge us into considering the extent to which we are increasing our potential for continual growth, embracing the unknown and cultivating resilience, creatively problem – solving and living life as art, expressing our unique and authentic form of leadership, and finally, pursuing with wholeheartedness the great expanse of our possibilities in life and in work.

Presenting each of the ten habits with their identified attributes and qualities, actions and practices, attitudes and beliefs, and the habits they engender, Denise will trigger questions, catalyze discussion, and encourage fierce examination of how we as human service providers, educators, and counselors can work to invoke and inspire these ways of thinking and relating with the individuals we serve.

2:00 – 4:30

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The day with Denise Bissonnette

Denise Bissonetti

After completing her Masters Degree in Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco in 1982, Denise began to work in ESL programs. Her early literacy work with political refugees drew her to the difficulties that they faced in trying to establish themselves in American workplace. In response, she made a career change and became a Job Developer – working with employers to secure jobs for people from groups that were not traditionally part of the workforce.

Her extraordinary success as a job developer led to requests for her to share her expertise with other practitioners and organizations. Soon, as a partner in the firm of Milt Wright & Associates, Denise was in demand throughout North America – delivering seminars to Job Developers and Employment Specialists throughout the Employment and Training field.  Concurrent to her work in the arena of Human Services, Denise has worked closely with the corporate sector. Companies like Oracle, EDS, Hyatt Hotels and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) have drawn on her expertise to enhance their Workforce Diversity efforts.

In recent years, Denise has also been called upon to design training programs and manuals to enable companies to effectively engage the talents of employees emerging from welfare-to-work initiatives. These are primarily tools for Managers and Supervisors to skilfully deal with the diverse backgrounds and experiences that these individuals are  bringing to the workplace. Developing the New Employee (training curriculum) and Helping the New Employee Succeed (supervisor handbook) are exciting products that have emerged from this work.

Denise’s work has always been underpinned by her sincere respect for the work done by attendees at her training sessions – from job developers through to corporate executives. She has not only given them the tools to more effectively open opportunities for the people that they serve; but she has affirmed the value of their own work. She has encouraged them to express their own gifts, passion and purpose to their work lives. Her newest book The Wholehearted Journey: Bringing Qualities of Soul to Life and Work, is an engaging call to us all to use our work to find purpose, integrity and celebration in our lives.

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Cultivating the Spirit to Work:

Assisting People through Change and Transition

Denise lays out compelling ideas and practical tools for strengthening courage, affirming belief and fostering hope in those who feel lost or overwhelmed in the midst of change and transition. In this workshop, Denise taps into the strengths each one of us has, building resiliency, self esteem and a belief in our own ability to make the changes we desire in our lives.

Beyond Barriers to Passion and Possibility:

Seven Essentials for the Smart and Savvy Job Search

This presentation continues to build on the themes of resilience and power by providing 7 essential beliefs, practices and pointers to add to your job search tool kit. What kind of preparation is needed? What does it mean to “hire yourself the right employer”? What are some tried and true ways to stay focused, creative, positive, adaptable?

Join us for lunch! We look forward to seeing you.

For professionals only!

Paths to Potentiality: Ten Habits of Heart and Mind

Denise will challenge us in considering the extent to which we are increasing our potential for continual growth, embracing the unknown and cultivating resilience, creatively problem – solving and living life as art, expressing our unique and authentic form of leadership, and finally, pursuing with wholeheartedness the great expanse of our possibilities in life and in work. Presenting each of the ten habits with their identified attributes and qualities, actions and practices, attitudes and beliefs, and the habits they engender, Denise will trigger questions, catalyze discussion, and encourage fierce examination of how we as human service providers, educators, and counselors can work to invoke and inspire these ways of thinking and relating with the individuals we serve.

Join us for an afternoon with Denise

Denise Bissonnette…

is a dynamic trainer and speaker, Denise melds her talents as a poet, writer, storyteller, teacher and career developer into presentations which, delivered with her unique and compelling style, become profound and unforgettable learning experiences. There are a growing number of videos with Denise that are freely available online. By viewing them you will  likely gain a better understanding of her work and her beliefs and perspectives that underpin it.

Most though not all, of these videos are included in our YouTube Video.

FREE! No fee for this half-day conference (morning session only) and lunch is included!

Put this date on your calendar….

April 14th in Medford at the Inn at the Commons

April 15th in Grants Pass at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.

Registration materials available in Spring!