DRAKE OFFERS SEMINARS TO HELP PEOPLE WEATHER ECONOMIC STORM
A new seminar series at Drake
University aims to help people cope with the current economic turmoil —
whether they are laid-off workers seeking jobs or employees striving to keep
The Center for Graduate and
Professional Studies in Drake’s College of Business and Public Administration
organized the series of three half-day seminars to help Des Moines-area
residents deal with the continuing recession.
“We’re focusing on practical
ways that people can strengthen their skills, conduct effective job searches
and explore opportunities to start businesses,” said Tom Root, associate
professor of finance at Drake.
The series, which begins Feb. 6,
is titled “The Things You Know and The Places You’ll Go.” Each
session costs $10 and the cost for the entire series is $25. All of the
sessions will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. in Aliber Hall, 2847 University
The seminars, co-sponsored by Dardis Communications Inc. of Chicago and Des Moines, will cover the following
Feb. 6 — Essentials of
Communication — Present and Deliver in a Dynamic Fashion. Micah Craven, vice
president of Dardis Communications, will discuss the power of clearly
organizing one’s thoughts, how to communicate with impact and how to present
effectively at a dynamic level.
March 6 — Strategic Positioning
— Effectively Navigating The Job Market in 2009. Career Resources Group of
West Des Moines will present the opening and concurrent sessions. Mary
Gottschalk, owner of MCG Strategic Services in Des Moines, will give the
closing address, titled “Never Waste a Crisis.”
March 27 — Uncovering
Opportunities — Entrepreneurship Here! How! Now! Speakers will include Leisa
Fox of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry; Lori Day of FocusFirst;
Doug Lewis of the Iowa Department of Economic Development; Mike Wagner of White
Rabbit Group; and Tom Swartwood of both The Pointer Group LLC and Swartwood Hesse Inc.
Additional information and
registration is available online at http://www.cbpa.drake.edu/cps/events.htm.
For questions, call 515-271-2592.
Dardis Communications helps individuals and businesses
reach their strategic goals through effective communication. The company gives
its clients a competitive edge by providing them with the skills they need to
consistently lead, influence and inform others.
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- “24 Hours in Cyberspace”
- “The Power to Heal”
- “One Digital Day”
- “America 24/7”
- “America at Home”
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- “Parsing Supreme Court Dicta to Adjudicate Non-Workplace Harms” by Lisa M. Durham Taylor
- “Federal Courts as Constitutional Laboratories: The Rat’s Point of View” by Maureen N. Armour
- “In the Best Interests of the Child and the State: A Call for Expansion of Iowa’s Postsecondary Education Subsidy Law” by Scott A. Hall
- “The Inconsistent State of Municipal Home Rule in Iowa” by Jay P. Syverson
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