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NOAA's 2007 Women's Training

April 10-11, 2007
Theme: "Generations of Women Moving History Forward"

Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852 USA

Conference Handout

NOAA's 2007 Women's Training Agenda

DAY ONE - APRIL 10, 2007

Mistress of Ceremony  Ms. Brenda Taylor, NWS
7:45 a.m.  Registration - All day
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Opening - Charly Wells, Director, Office of OEODM, NWS
 Posting of Armed Forces Color Guard
 National Anthem - Nancy Jackson
 Presentations - Charly Wells, Michelle Crockett, Al Corea

 Welcome
 William Broglie, Chief Administrative Officer
 John Jones, DAA for NWS
 William Corso, DAA for NOS

 Keynote Speaker
 Juanita Shanks
 Special Assistant to the Director
 Civilian Personnel Management Service, DOD
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  BREAK
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops

 (1) "Visible in the Workplace"
 Presenter: Crystal Williams

 (2) "It all Begins with Attitude"
 Presenter: Beatrice Jones

 (3) "Creatively Managing Loss, Conflict and Change: Team Collaboration For Productivity
 and Fun"
 Presenter: Mark Gorkin - The Stress Doc
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.   LUNCH
 Speaker: Juliette Rizzo, National Communications Director for the Assistant Secretary for
 Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
 U.S. Department of Education
1:45 - 3:15 p.m.  Concurrent Workshops

 (1) "Visible in the Workplace"
 Presenter: Crystal Williams

 (2) "It all Begins with Attitude"
 Presenter: Beatrice Jones

 (3) "Creatively Managing Loss, Conflict and Change: Team Collaboration for Productivity
 and Fun"
 Presenter: Mark Gorkin - The Stress Doc
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3:30 - 4: 15 p.m. "OPEN MIKE NIGHT"
 Testimonials

DAY TWO - APRIL 11, 2007

Mistress of Ceremony  Ms. Lori Budbill, NMFS
7:45 a.m.  Registration - All day
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.  Opening - Charly Wells, Director, OEODM, NWS
 Recap of Day One - Ms. Lori Budbill (NMFS - Seattle) - MC

 Welcome
 Scott Rayder, NOAA Chief of Staff
 John Oliver, DAA for NMFS
 Charles S. Baker, DAA for NESDIS
 Craig McLean, DAA for OAR
 Geoff Fuller, DAA for NMAO

 Keynote Speaker
 Juana Bordas
 Founder and President
 Mestiza Leadership Institute
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.  BREAK
10:15 - 11:45 a.m.  Concurrent Workshops

 (1) "Connecting from the Inside Out to Reduce Stress"
 Presenter: Collette McKie

 (2) "Emotional Intelligence - Why keeping it all together Matters"
 Presenter: Dr. Andrea Leyva

 (3) Career Advancement
 Presenter: Susan Driscoll  
11:45 - 12:00 p.m.  Break for Movement to Luncheon
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  LUNCH
 Speaker: Ms. Vickie L. Nadolski, Director, Western Region, NWS
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.  Money Matters
 Presenter: Ms. Judy Johnson, Federal Assurance Corporation
 2:45 - 3:00 p.m.  BREAK
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.  "Let's be Real - Real Keys for Opening the Door to Success!!!"
 Panelist: Michelle Crockett, Deirdre Jones, Randee Exler, Ella Lintenberg,
 and Gloria Thompson

NOAA's 2007 Women's Training Conference Pictures

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Anthony Tafoya, EEO & Diversity Program Manager, OAR;

Brenda Taylor,  Executive Officer and Information Technology Strategic Planning Officer for

NOAA's National Weather Service Office of the Chief Information Officer; Queen Jones, NESDIS;

Juliette Rizzo, Director of Exhibits and Events Planning in the U.S. Department of Education

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Juliette Rizzo, Director of Exhibits and Events Planning in the U.S. Department of Education

Charly Wells, Director of NOAA's NWS Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management

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  Beatrice Jones Ross, Founder, President, and CEO of RCO Communications Corporation

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Laura Chapman, NESDIS

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January Braxton, NWS , Youngnan Cohen, NWS, Debbie Welch, NOAA Fisheries and
Suzan Oliver, NOAA Fisheries

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Darlene Jenkins, Wealth Manager and the Director of the Business Acquisition and Retention>

Department, Financial Assurance Corporation

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Craig McLean, Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

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William Corso,  Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Ocean Service

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John Jones, Jr., Deputy Assistant Administrator for NOAA's National Weather Service

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William Broglie, NOAA Chief Administration Officer

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Kristen Soper, Representative of Senator Barbara Mikulski

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2007 NOAA Women's History Month Training Conference Planning Committee

Standing from left to right - Robbie Tyler, NOAA; Alfreda Alexander, NESDIS;
Charly Wells, Committee Chair, NWS; Alfred A Corea, NOAA; Michelle A Crockett, NOS;
Salim C Abddeen, NWS; Hope Hasberry, NWS; Rosemary Pettis, NESDIS;
Dianne Burgess, OAR; and Toni Hollingsworth, NOS;
Sitting from left to right - Marian Katz, NESDIS; Sabrina Cook, NWS; Patricia Taylor, NWS; and Carol L Summers, NOAA

NOT SHOWN - Natalie Huff, Committee Co-Chair, NMFS; Carolyn McDonald, OAR;
Queen Spriggs, NMFS; and Christine Carpino, NESDIS

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US Navy Ceremonial Guard

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Brenda Taylor,  Executive Officer and Information Technology Strategic Planning Officer for<

NOAA's National Weather Service Office of the Chief Information Officer

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Charly Wells, Director of NOAA's NWS Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management

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Mark Gorkin, LICSW, "The Stress Doc"

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Mark Gorkin, LICSW, "The Stress Doc"

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Deb Blondin (NWS), Elaine Wilbur (EEO program manager for the Central Region of the NWS) and Gena Morrison (EEO program manager for the Southern Region of the NWS)

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Sitting from Left to Right: Brenda Taylor,  Executive Officer and Information Technology Strategic Planning Officer for NOAA's National Weather Service Office of the Chief Information Officer, Marilene Kazior, NESDIS/OSDPD, at the back is Alfreda Alexander, NESDIS/OSDPD.

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Left to Right: Marilene Kazior, NESDIS/OSDPD and Holly Turri

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Left to Right: Marilene Kazior, NESDIS/OSDPD, Holly Turri, Alfreda Alexander, NESDIS/OSDPD, and Stephanie Williams

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LoriBudbill, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center

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John Oliver, DAA for NOAA Fisheries

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Kathi Rodrigues, NOAA Fisheries, Debbie Welch, NOAA Fisheries, and Suzan Oliver, NOAA Fisheries

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Dr. Andre Leyva, trainer and clinical psychologist consultant

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Dr. Andre Leyva, trainer and clinical psychologist consultant

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Sheila Deiotte (NWS) and Brooke Bingaman (NWS)

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Vickie Nadolski, director of the National Weather Service Western Region,

(and current Acting Deputy Director of the National Weather Service)

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Vickie Nadolski, director of the National Weather Service Western Region,

(and current Acting Deputy Director of the National Weather Service) and

Charly Wells, director of Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Management (OEODM)

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Hope Hasberry, Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management (EEODM) Program Specialist

Patricia Taylor,OEODM Management Analyst

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Andrea Neu, Po Chi Fung, Anne Readel (Knauss Sea Grant fellows working for OAR)

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Ella Lichtenburg (NWS Office of the CIO)

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Deidre Jones (Director of NWS Office of Science and Technology)

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Deidre Jones (Director of NWS Office of Science and Technology)

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Randee Exler, Director-Communications Office in OAR

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Deidre Jones (Director of NWS Office of Science and Technology)

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Deidre Jones (Director of NWS Office of Science and Technology)

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Randee Exler, Director-Communications Office in OAR

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