Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed!

March 28, 2018 – Yakima, Washington

Let’s not mince words: You’re buried at work, right? Tons of emails to answer. Tons of crazy-impossible deadlines looming. Tons of projects on your ever-expanding to-do list. And that desk—oh, that desk of yours. Do you sometimes look at it with utter dread, thinking that you only have two options: Run away or strike a match?

Stop! There’s no need for extreme measures—help is at hand!

Our stress-busting, sanity-saving new workshop, Organization Skills for the Overwhelmed!, delivers practical tips, techniques and strategies for getting organized and taking control—right away!

Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Leadership Success

March 29, 2018 – Pasco, Washington

How can you make sure you’re as effective as you can be? How do you get results when the role of leader keeps changing?

Your job IS changing all the time. It’s a sign of the times: There’s more to be done and fewer employees on your staff to get things done. This generation of workers change jobs more frequently, leaving you in constant retraining mode. And, you’re wondering how to clear all these leadership hurdles (and more) to get the results you need.

Attend this workshop—because the best step you can make today to be a more effective leader from now on is to build your coaching and mentoring skills! Get communication skills that break down obstacles and misunderstandings to improve employee performance. Coach underachievers to more success and turn good workers into superstars! Finally, get critical how-to’s for mentoring success.

Administrative Assistants Conference

April 4, 2018 – Yakima, Washington
April 30 – Everett, Washington
May 1, 2018 – Tacoma, Washington

Boost your communication skills, your productivity, your professional development and your satisfaction! In this era of dramatic change in the business world, assistants have never been more challenged … more stretched … than they are today. You’re expected to do whatever it takes to keep the “train moving” amidst the confusion brought on by re-engineering, restructuring, new technology—whatever changes you’re up against. In this valuable conference, you’ll learn new, practical skills that will enable you to manage your job and your career with new professionalism, new authority and new success.

EvCC 3rd Annual Mentoring Conference

April 6, 2018 – Everett, Washington

The 3rd Annual Mentoring Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 6, 2018. The theme is “Relationship Building.” Registration will open on Friday, February 16, 2018.

  • Early bird registration (Feb. 16-Mar. 15): $50
  • Regular registration (Mar. 16-Apr. 4): $75
  • Current Student registration: $25
  • On-site (day of event) registration: $100 (not available for Pre-Conference workshop)
  • Pre-Conference workshop on Thursday, April 5, 2018 10am-4:30pm: $125

The EvCC Mentoring Conference is a full day of speakers and workshops focused on sharing best practices, bright ideas and both individual and institutional experiences with mentoring. This is a rare opportunity to build networks and share ideas with colleagues involved in mentoring across our region. Mentoring focuses on the future; the more successful our mentoring programs are, the more successful we will be as an institution. A strong institution supports both students and staff to achieve their goals. We would like to spearhead these efforts. We are proud to be disruptive innovators! Questions? Email

STTACC Regional Conference for Region A

April 11, 2018, 10am-2pm – Grays Harbor College, Aberdeen, Washington

This conference is open to all colleges in Region A. There will be two workshops and two presentations by Helen Thayer. Helen was the keynote speaker at the Annual Conference this year. She is truly “one-of-a-kind.” If you have never heard Helen speak before, you don’t want to miss this! Read about Helen Thayer. For more information email your Region Coordinator at

How to Communicate with Tact, Professionalism and Diplomacy

April 12, 2018 – Pasco, Washington

This intensive one-day communication course boils down tons of information into “the most important of the most important” so you learn the powerful techniques, tools and strategies that will make the most significant impact on your effectiveness. It’s a powerful workshop that combines all facets of on-the-job interpersonal communication—from speaking to writing to listening to presenting—and shows you, step by step, how to master them.

The Extraordinary Administrative Professional

May 2, 2018 – Portland, Oregon

The Extraordinary Administrative Professional seminar is packed with amazing success-building techniques and strategies. And, because we respect your time and the fact that your boss can’t spare you away from the office for too long, we’ve managed to pack all this into one incredible day of learning! Without a doubt it’s the easiest, most effective way to supercharge your productivity, decrease your stress, and dramatically increase your value to your boss and your organization.

Sparking Innovation and Creativity

June 11, 2018 – Portland, Oregon

People who are able to step outside the boundaries of traditional thinking generate new ideas … solve nagging problems … make better decisions … get bottom-line results. With this idea-sparking seminar, you’ll learn to overcome negative beliefs and thinking habits that stifle creativity and replace “old” thinking with new and powerful ways to unleash your creative potential. When you do, you’ll see how your new skills lead to innovations that lower costs, streamline procedures, increase productivity and power up job satisfaction. Register now—and be on your way to a more productive, more innovative workplace.

Summer 2018 CTC Leadership Development Association Conference

August 2-3, 2018 – Kirkland, Washington 

More information to follow.

The Indispensable Assistant

August 15, 2018 – Seattle, Washington
August 15, 2018 – Tacoma, Washington

Gain practical skills to make you more productive and more valuable than ever before. Learn better ways to get organized, stay motivated, manage projects, work independently and handle the pressure of multiple tasks, deadlines and bosses.

2018 Annual STTACC Conference

August 16-17, 2018 – Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Washington

Mark your calendars now for the Annual STTACC Conference! There will be a focus on the outdoors, health and wellness, ctcLink and other interesting software sessions. Make a weekend of it and see the sights! If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Conference Coordinator, Wendy Glenn at

Interagency Committee of State Employed Women Professional Development Conference

September 12, 2018 – Tacoma, Washington

The 2018 Professional Development Conference will be held on Wednesday, September 12th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center! Check back on the website for additional details to come!

UNM Mentoring Conference

October 22-26, 2018 – Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Mentoring Institute at UNM is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Mentoring Conference, A Decade of Cultivating an Inclusive Mentoring Community: Developmental Networks for Innovation, Achievement, and Transformation. The Mentoring Institute’s Annual Mentoring Conference features a total of 13 plenary sessions, 1 round-table session, 3 pre-conference workshops (master sessions), 1 poster session, and over 200 individual/panel presentations. We aim to host a broad constituency, including divisions of higher education, academic researchers, educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals.

Who Attends the UNM Mentoring Conference?

The 2016 Mentoring conference attracted more than 600 mentoring researchers and practitioners. 88% of attendees were faculty, staff or students from higher education. The remaining 12% were professionals and practitioners from health care, government, non-profit, and business organizations. We invite faculty, staff, students of higher education, researchers, K-12 educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other interested parties to join us in a rich mix of conversation, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops with scholars and other professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.