Creating Healthy Organizations

Three members of the AUS Board of Trustees are presenting workshops this spring to help alumni, students and the public create healthy organizations. They are waiving their fees for this series.

Mike-SoteloSurviving in Business During Difficult Times
Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Speaker: Mike Sotelo

As talk of falling housing prices, rising consumer debt and declining retail sales bring up worries about the nation’s economic health, business owners and employees are feeling stress and anxiety about their financial future.

Mike Sotelo will offer strategies on how to successfully manage your organization during an economic downturn as well as offer tips to protect your net income and lower your risk, while still maintaining a high-quality level of service.

Mike Sotelo is founder and President of Approach Management Services, a full service, risk management consulting firm specializing in worker’s compensation for all types of industries. Mr. Sotelo is also the Vice President of Field Operations and Partner of W. G. Clark Construction Co.


The Evolution of Social Media: Past, Present and Future
Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Speaker: Steve Crandall

How will the semantic web impact your social media presence? Will you still fan, friend or follow? Will you tag, text or tweet? In this fun and informative session you’ll learn about the birth of social media, explore where we are today, and discuss the future of social media in the world of web 3.0, creating a vision for your organization’s social future.

Steve Crandall is Managing Director of ProMotion Arts, LLC, a full-spectrum new media company he founded in Seattle. He works with clients such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Vonage, General Mills, Hilti, and the State of Washington to deliver new media solutions and accessible communications via the web and traditional media.


Anna-LiottaUnlocking Generational CODES: Managing, Motivating and Marketing in a Multi-generational Marketplace
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Speaker: Anna Liotta

With four generations − Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Generation
Xers and Millennials − meeting in the workforce for the first time in history, leaders are challenged to find new ways to meet each generation’s values, attitudes, beliefs, expectations and demands.

Anna Liotta will share Generationally Savvy™ Solutions you can use to attract, engage and invigorate each of the four generations currently in your marketplace. This high energy, action packed presentation will give participants ideas on how to turn the generations’ competing needs from obstacles into opportunities and the ability to evaluate and make changes in an organization’s culture that will enable all generations to thrive.

Anna Liotta is President and CEO for Resultance Inc., a consulting firm that helps companies respond effectively to present and future generational forces in the workplace.

Cost: $35 per session; $25 for alumni; free for Antioch students. Proceeds cover promotion costs for the event.

Location: All workshops are held in room 100 on the Antioch campus at
2326 Sixth Ave., Seattle, WA 98118

The series is sponsored by BECU and the AUS Board of Trustees.

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