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Media Alert Notable Authors Among Presenters at Conference on May 18 at Waterís Edge Resort

For immediate release
May 16, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, 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
Blind Spots, 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 Workplace will set the tone of the conference with a keynote address on
changing demographic realities of our first 4-generation workforce in a global information economy.

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

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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