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SD Chapter September 2009 Meeting: Even A Duck Can Drown! Building Resilience in Difficult Times
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When: Wednesday, Septermber 16th, 2009
Network 7:00 to 7:30 Presentation 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Where: Courtyard Marriott
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd.
San Diego, California  92065

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Even a Duck Can Drown!
The Keys to Building Your Resilience in Difficult Times
by Maureen Orey, M.Ed, CPLP
 Maureen Grey

You have heard the saying “let it roll off you, like water off a duck’s back”, but did you know that ducks aren’t always water resilient? There are certain key elements a duck needs to develop that water resilience!  Come here the story of the duck and what we can learn about building our own resilience.
Resilience is the capacity to not only survive life's challenges, but to learn and grow from them, to become stronger as a result of such challenges. While stress, trauma, adversity, and dramatic change are rarely welcome, your personal resilience enables you to find a way to move beyond the challenge and toward a stronger self. This capacity, a key factor in determining how people will respond to change, is something that each of us can grow and strengthen in our lives.
Our objectives for the session will be to:

1. Define resilience and its importance in an age of uncertainty
2. Identify the characteristics that enable someone to be resilient
3. Learn how to develop resilience in yourself and support its development in others

We are living in uncertain times, the difficult economic situation, companies cutting their workforce in order to survive, and a governmental bailout like no other! Using the metaphor of a duck’s waterproofing; we will explore the keys to building your personal and professional resilience! The session will focus on the power of resilience and the characteristics that enable someone to be resilient. 

About Maureen Orey M.Ed. CPLP

Maureen is an international speaker with over twenty years of experience in the fields of management, training, and human resources, working with organizations in the corporate, non-profit and academic environments. An engaging speaker, Maureen is dedicated to developing managers and leaders for the future; she is the President of the Workplace Learning and Performance Group, a San Diego based training & consulting firm. She is the author of two books: “Successful Staffing in A Diverse Workplace” and “Communication Skills Training”. Maureen is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She holds a Master's Degree in Education from the University of San Diego and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. In addition to her work in the private sector, she has taught at four universities and is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching a course on “The Multi-Cultural Organization” for Chapman University.

Maureen is one of the Pilot Pioneers for ASTD’s Certified Professional in Learning & Performance program. Maureen is an award winning professional and speaker, she was selected to be one of the 2005 & 2006 Businesswomen of the Year by the Business Advisory Council, and in 2003 and 2005 was awarded the Volunteer-Staff Partnership Award by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). In 2007 she received the highest award from the San Diego Chapter of ASTD, the Willa-Mae Heitman Award, Most recently she was recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Instructor of the Year for San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies.

Maureen is passionate about work-life balance, and embracing the differences that make us strong. Originally from San Diego, she is a proud mother of three children.  Maureen stays fit with regular circuit training, and martial arts. She stays active in her local community by supporting her children in the San Diego Ballet, the Helix High School PTSA, the Helix High School Bagpipe band in La Mesa, California.

Cost:  IMC members and Alliance Partners $25, others $35.  Pay by credit card or check at the door.
IMC SD Alliance Partners
Opportunities for Professional Development in San Diego
*Professional Associations who welcome IMC Members to attend at their member rate,
on the registration page, please use the discount code "SDAlliancePartner"
Links to event calendars for the San Diego Chapters of the:
*Association of Strategic Planning (ASP) 
  Sep 15 Speaker Beth Branning - San Diego Zoo - Implementing Strategic Alignment
  Nov 10 Making HealthCare Better: The Sharp Experience
  Jan 12 Executing Financial Strategy by Cahterine Final Filanc Construction
  Sep 8 Paralegal Janae L. Long and Architect Fay Lorraine Sueltz on AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) Compliance: The Intertwined Perspectives of an Architect and a Paralegal
  Oct 13 William O. Hagerty MBA ASE CVFI on Tires and Tire Failures
  Nov 10 Dave Nostrand from NuVasive on Diabetes: History, Present and Future
*Association of IT Professionals (AITP)
  Sep 9 Cloud Computing Conference 7:30am - 3:00 pm (IMC SD members use code ATIP for members rate)
American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) 
  Aug 26 Roger H. Mandel on EVM
  Sep 23 Panel on Managing the Learning Function
  Sep 23 Fall Job-fair and Career Event

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