Media Alert Notable Authors Among Presenters at Conference on May 18 at
Waterís Edge Resort
For immediate release
May 16, 2007
Teachers, counselors, career and workforce development specialists are heading
out to Waterís Edge Resort on May 18 for a sold-out event sponsored by the state
departments of Education, Higher Education, and Labor, community colleges, and
other state colleges and universities. This annual conference features two
nationally-recognized figures, Claudia Shelton and Barbara Reinhold.
Shelton, a West Hartford native, and author of
is a noted
authority on personal and professional development, named by Business Week
magazine as "one of the 50 women to watch." Blind spots are intrusive, personal
habits that we canít see about ourselves yet usually are apparent to everybody
else and influence our ability to reach a goal, strengthen a relationship or
solve any problem. Her interactive workshop on this subject will help the
audience turn these potential limitations into strengths. She will lead an
interactive workshop on this subject in the afternoon.
Barbara Reinhold, author of
Free to Succeed
and The Toxic
set the tone of the conference with a keynote address on
changing demographic realities of our first 4-generation workforce in a global
Reinhold, a Northampton, MA native, hosted her own radio show and
has made many television
appearances. She also co-created an audio and video tape about the devastating
effects of workplace dissatisfaction and stress.
Both authors will be signing books between noon and 1 p.m.
Additional workshops addressing issues of education and workforce development
will be running throughout the day. More information is available at
Contact: Nancy Steffens (860) 263-6535