Young Professionals of Color Conference 2013

Date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:30am to 5:30pm

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Cascade Consulting Group is proud to present the second annual Young Professionals of Color Conference in partnership with the dynamic non-profit organization, BL²END, Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions whose mission directly aligns with the purpose and intent of this conference. This year, Gordon Food Service will host the conference at their new Home Office on Wednesday, July 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Convening on the theme "Defining Your Success", 100 young professionals of color from the West Michigan area are invited to learn what it takes to be successful in their organizations and in the Grand Rapids Community. This year’s conference will focus on balancing purpose with passion to establish a personal mission statement and help define success on each participants' own terms.

The conference will jump-start with a keynote address from Jullien "The Innerviewer" Gordon, a high performance coach and consultant for organizations, individuals, and teams that want to increase employee performance, motivation, engagement, and retention. After the keynote, participants will hear from local community leaders on how they can manage their performance, personal image and exposure, as well as how to manage their career workload and life responsibilities to create a healthy balance. After lunch, participants will re-energize with a vision mapping workshop aimed at turning dreams and passions into an action plan of goals and objectives. The final session will be a dynamic panel discussion on how young professionals of color are defining their own success through purpose and passion.

This year's Young Professionals of Color Conference will invigorate and inspire young professionals to be the drivers of their own success! For more information on how to be a part of this conference see the details below:

 

Young Professionals of Color Conference

"Defining Your Success"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

The conference will be held at:

Gordon Food Service

Gordon Food Service
1300 Gezon Parkway SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

 

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Paying for the conference

If you are interested in attending the conference and are unable to pay, limited scholarships are available. For information on how to apply for a scholarship, please contact Mercedes Barragan via email at mercedes.barragan@cascadeng.com or call 616.254.4180 for information.

Conference Justification Letter

If there is an opportunity for your company to pay your registration fee, we have provided a conference justification letter to present the value of attending the Young Professionals of Color Conference. This conference justification letter explains the value you will bring to your company or organization by attending this conference. This letter does not guarantee your employer will pay your registration fee. This is a tool to help justify the value of your attendance to the conference.

Important information about the conference

Please note that ticket sales for this event are final.

Have questions?

Please contact Mercedes Barragan via email at mercedes.barragan@cascadeng.com or call 616.254.4180 for any questions regarding the conference.

Can't make it to the conference?

Join us at Monelli’s Italian Sports Grill and Sports Bar after the Young Professionals of Color Conference on Wednesday, July 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for a Social Networking BL²ENDer! Conference attendees will be at the BL²ENDer along with conference keynote, Jullien Gordon! Mix and mingle with other young professionals of color and leaders in the community! Enjoy 20% off appetizers, $2.50 well drinks and other discounts on bottles of house wine, beer and more! Space is limited so register today!


Wednesday, July 24
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monelli’s Italian Sports Grill and Sports Bar
5675 Byron Center Ave SE
Wyoming, MI 49519
 

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Conference Presenters 2013

Our Sponsors 2013

Platinum Sponsor

Young Professionals Partner

Speaker Sponsor

Gordon Food Service

Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions

Varnum

 Gold Sponsors

Amway

Herman Miller

 Miller Johnson

Silver Sponsor

 

 

Specturm Health

 

Bronze Sponsors

Aquinas College

Grand Valley State University

 

 

Hope Network

 

Rockford Construction

Spartan Stores