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OIWC announces the 2011 Professional Development theme

Wednesday, November 17, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sally Grimes
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Striving for Work/Life Balance
OIWC announces the 2011 Professional Development theme, plus adds two regions next year

How to find work/life balance: That’s a topic that comes up over and over again at OIWC events. So for 2011, OIWC will give you—our members—resources and tools to help you achieve a satisfying work/life balance.

For starters, know that there is no perfect, "one-size fits all” balance that you should be striving for. Because we all have different priorities and different lives, the best work/life balance will be different for each of us. What’s more, what that balance means to you will vary over time. The right balance when you are single will likely be different if you marry or have children. And it will be different when you start a new career compared to when you are nearing retirement.

Each quarter will focus on a different aspect of work/life balance:

  • Q1: Achievement and Enjoyment – Establishing a meaning of these two terms will help us determine what it means to have a positive Work/Life Balance.
  • Q2: Effective Management – Prioritizing your responsibilities and delegating to others can help you achieve a Work/Life Balance
  • Q3: Working Smarter, Not Harder – Making time management a priority can help you gain more control of your time and enhance your Work/Life Balance.
  • Q4: That Little Thing Called Stress – Controlling stress can add value, balance and happiness every day, thus establishing a Work/Life Balance.

Each quarter will also feature educational and networking opportunities at regional events and trade shows. And, two new regions will be added to the regional event schedule next year: Salt Lake City and a city to be determined in the Midwest.That's a total of eight regions, with Portland OR, Seattle WA, Boulder CO, Bay Area CA, Boston MA and Burlington VT already hosting events in 2010.

Stay tuned for more details!

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