Indiana Landmarks plans a big tour of Mid-Century Modern architecture along Lake Michigan in Miller on August 20th.
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The popular Post-Tribune columnist hosts an hour of local issues and conversation.
In 2016, Hoosiers can get free access to state parks by checking out an entrance pass at their local public library. The passes will provide access to Indiana’s 32 state parks and also to Indiana’s state forest recreation areas where entrance fees are charged. They will be available for check-out from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. For more information about activities that are part of the State Parks Centennial Celebration go to the Indiana State Parks Website.
Learn about Dragonflies common to Lake County. Then, throughout the spring and summer, take a hike at selected locations to practice identifying the various species present that day. Required registration at 219-844-3188 closes two days prior to each activity. Cameras and binoculars encouraged; It's for ages 15 and above. The $10 fee includes the lecture and all Saturday naturalist-led hikes.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza - Merrillville, IN Lakeshore Public Media is proud to present the 2016 Professional Women's Conference on Thursday, September 22, 2016. This conference is an exhilarating full day event featuring nationally known speakers, unique professional development and networking opportunities for women at all levels in the business world. Whether you are just entering the workforce or are a seasoned veteran, Lakeshore Public Media's Professional Women's Conference is certain to provide a renewed sense of growth and purpose to all women. Purchase tickets here Visit us on Facebook JO SAXTON - KEYNOTE Empowering women to lead from the inside out What inspires you? What holds you back? We’ll explore the relationship between fears, dreams, and untapped potential as you gain tools and strategies to help you see what you have to offer and make the most of leadership opportunities. Jo Saxton is a leader, visionary, and practitioner. For more than 15 years Jo has worked with individuals and organizations in the area of leadership development. Drawing from her experiences of building teams, developing leadership development vehicles, and her own leadership journey, Jo coaches, consults, and communicates to leadership conferences throughout the world. Her message specifically equips women for leadership and influence and inspires people to engage the world by going out rather than just reaching out. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo has spread her message for the past twenty years across the UK and North America. She has served as a pastor at St. Thomas Church in Sheffield, England, and in a wide range of churches in the United States. In 2009 Jo went to work for 3DM where she currently serves as Chair of the Board while writing books, speaking around the world, and planting a church with her husband. CHARLOTTE WESTERHAUS-RENFROW - BREAKOUT SPEAKER Courageous Conversations: Confronting without Conflict Difficult and time consuming as it may be, the ability to courageously, respectfully, and successfully resolve workplace issues will differentiate you and enhance your development, regardless of your role or scope of authority. This breakout session presents conflict-free, simple and an effective model that eliminates the need to square off and battle to resolve differences. Participants will not only learn the difference between conflict and constructive confrontation, but will have the opportunity to assess and understand their current styles of confrontation and learn new ways to conduct effective courageous conversations. Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow writes, teaches, and presents on the importance of learning, working and leading in business. She presently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Business Law at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University and has extensive consulting experience in the areas of professional development, leadership, negotiations, cultural competency, and gender equity. Charlotte thrives on not being a speaker or facilitator that takes the stage, and talks for an hour and leaves. Rather, she aims to create movements of successful change within the workplace that improve decision-making, productivity, and employee morale. PATTI DeNUCCI - BREAKOUT SPEAKER The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business, is a substantive, yet easy-to-follow field guide that offers readers fresh, proven strategies for attracting and building valuable connections and relationships with greater purpose, polish, presence, and productivity. Patti DeNucci is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant, workshop facilitator, and business leader who helps motivated people Live, Work & Connect at a Higher Level™. With a strong background in business communications and professional socialization, Patti presents, consults, and facilitates workshops at conferences and organizations across the country including TEDx, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Phillips66, Microsoft, Rodan + Fields and many others. Her audiences and clients include executives, high potential leaders, sales and project teams, and business owners in a range of industries. As her way of giving back, Patti holds leadership positions in the National Speakers Association (NSA) at both the local and national level. She is a founding board member and past president of the Austin chapter, and was tapped for NSA’s Chapter Leadership Council. Patti has earned numerous awards from the Association of Women in Communications and was a finalist for the Austin Business Journal’s Profiles in Power / Women of Influence Award. She is also founder of what is now known as Freelance Austin. DR. ELLEN BURTS-COOPER - BREAKOUT SPEAKER Trust, Credibility and Value: The Super Powers for Exceptionally Inspirational Leaders This breakout session teaches attendees how to build trust, protect your credibility and ensure you add value in the work you do. Dr. Ellen Burts-Cooper is the senior managing partner of Improve Consulting and Training Group, a firm that provides personal and professional development training, coaching and consultation. Improve has been featured in Time Magazine, Black Voices, Smart Business Magazine and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Dr. Burts-Cooper is on faculty at Case Western Reserve University and the author of the book “Canine Instinct: A Guide to Survival and Advancement in Corporate America” and the workshop curricula “Personal Positioning: Building Personal Brand Equity” and “Don’t Just Think Outside the Box, Make the Box Bigger.” She earned a BS in chemistry from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL, her PhD in organic/polymer chemistry from Virginia Tech and her MBA from the University of Minnesota. DEANNA MARTIN MACKEY, COLLEEN WILSON, MAX DUKE - BREAKOUT SPEAKER Speaking While Female: Strategies to be Heard while Overcoming Unconscious Bias and Cultural Assumptions For women today, speaking up in the workplace can be like walking a tightrope. Claiming a seat at the table and voicing ideas can be challenging, but are expected of leaders, regardless of gender. If you are too timid you won’t be heard, but statistics show that women who do speak up are often judged as too aggressive. Men and women can combat these stereotypes by learning which communication styles work best with different personality types and how to not use or be manipulated by mansplaining and manterrupting. This breakout session, featuring three experts, examines how these behaviors and attitudes undermine the impact of women at work. Practical suggestions and role-playing demonstrations offer alternatives for how leaders can ensure all employees’ ideas are considered. Deanna Martin Mackey is the president of the Public Television Major Market Group (PTMMG), an organization of 38 PBS member stations in the largest U.S. television markets. Prior to joining the PTMMG, Mackey worked for 25 years at KPBS, in San Diego, serving as Station Manager/COO in her final six years at the station. Deanna serves on the PBS Digital Media Advisory Committee (DMAC) and formerly chaired the Integrated Media Association (IMA), the industry’s first organization focused on digital media. In 2015, she co-founded the Public Media Women in Leadership Group. The group provides mentorship and training for women as well as addressing issues of gender inequality in the executive ranks of public television and radio. As KQED Interactive Executive Director, Colleen Wilson oversees the product group for one of the nation's most trafficked public media station sites which includes a multiplatform regional news service (kqednews.org), daily blogs on the local arts and food scenes, direct-to-online video and audio podcasts, and mobile apps. She is also the Director of the KQED Lab, a new intraprenuership program using a design thinking, prototype-driven process where staff push the limits of innovation. Max Duke has spent over 17 years in public media, currently serving as the Senior Director of PBS Digital’s Station Products & Innovation team, assisting stations across the country to implement digital products and strategies. Prior to this role, Max spent time at PBS working directly with stations nationwide to help build and leverage PBS Digital products. Prior to PBS Corporate, Max spent over 10 years at the local station level. He served as VP of Content & Community Partnerships for WPBT2 in Miami.