Behavioral Hiring Workshop with Lori Addicks


An announcement from BPW member, Lori Addicks:

No one likes to make a hiring mistake. But 95% of organizations continue to make them every year.

On December 3rd, 2019, Lori Addicks of the Larkspur group will offer an all day workshop on conducting more effective interviews. In this session you will be introduced to behavioral-based interviewing, to help you select the right people for the right jobs from the very start. Hiring Managers and anyone involved in the interviewing process with candidates and the hiring decisions of talent for an organization is encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019at 9:00am – 4:00pm
Event Venue: Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Event Address: 2310 University Way Building 2 Suite 1, Bozeman, MT 59717

This event is hosted by Prospera. For more information and to register, click here: https://www.prosperamt.org/calendar/event/4495

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 Volunteer businesses needed for donation sites for MSU “Executive Closet” summer clothing drive!

BPW is partnering with the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success at MSU to collect professional clothing for, and provide assistance for, the MSU Executive Closet event. Each year in the fall, MSU hosts this wonderful program to provide students with the opportunity to acquire free professional clothing along with tips for how to pair outfits and dress for success – giving students the resources and tools to dress professionally for career fairs, interviews and their first jobs out of college!  Students are able to select and keep a complete professional outfit from a selection of donated clothing.

Some BPW members businesses helped out last year by hosting a bin at their storefront or office as a donation/clothing drop off location. Other individual BPW members helped set up and facilitate the fall clothing giveaway event. Thanks so much to those who participated last year for your help!

We would like to increase our support this year and are calling for volunteers to help in the following areas:

Be a Clothing Donation Host Site

We are looking for host sites who would be willing to act as a drop-off location for donations:

  • A collection bin and signage will be provided to you. 
  • Donations will be collected from your site on a regular basis as determined by you and the collection team from MSU’s Sigma Nu fraternity (but usually every 2 weeks depending on volume)
  • The Clothing Drive will start in mid-June and run until August 23, 2019

Help Prep and Staff the Executive Closet on September 17

If you are not able to be a host site, but would like to assist in other ways, please consider:

  • Help sort donations 1-2 times this summer (dates and times tbd)
  • Help set up the event on Monday, September 16, 2019 4 p.m. – ???
  • Provide clothing assistance to students the day of the event, Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Please contact BPW President Melissa Herron at president@bozemanbpw.org if you have questions or would like to sign up to be a clothing donation site and/or help out!

Thank you,

Melissa Herron
2019 BBPW President

&

Erin MCormick
Associate Director
MSU Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success

 Calling All Writers – 2019 “Get Published” Conference

An Announcement from BPW Member, Lynn Kinnaman – author, writing instructor at MSU/Gallatin College, and owner of Works by Design, LLC:

Are you a writer, looking for tips to break through block, stay motivated, energize your writing, and prepare your manuscript for publication?  Join us for the 2019 “Get Published” Conference! Suitable for fiction and nonfiction writers.

Saturday, June 15th, 8am-5:30pm at the C’mon Inn in Bozeman, with lunch included.

*Cost is $119 early bird registration through May 31st! Regular price $130 for tickets purchased after May 31st.  Seating is limited, registrations can be made online here:  Register

The first 10 people to register will be entered into a drawing to win a one-on-one consultation for one hour with Becca Syme a writing coach, author, and founder of the popular Write Better-Faster course.

Chris Syme, the founder of CKSyme Media Group, will explain how the book marketing landscape has changed and how you can spend less money and get better results. She is an industry expert with over 20 years of experience.

Becca Syme is a USA Today Bestselling fiction author and writing coach. She has taken thousands of writers through the process of getting unstuck, being productive, and learning how to stand out.

Troy Kechely is an author known for his powerful descriptions and his exceptional ability to put the reader into the story. He will share how he does it and how to get authenticity in your writing.

Danica Winters is a bestselling author who has won multiple awards. She’s experienced in traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing and will share how to prepare and present your manuscript professionally.

Lynn Kinnaman will talk about writing the memoir – how to tell your story and why you should do it – even if you never intend to publish or even share it!

FIND OUT MORE OR REGISTER GETPUBLISHEDCONFERENCE.COM

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 Travel with Women’s Delegation to Cuba this spring!

An announcement from BPW Member Jan Strout & the US Women and Cuba Collaboration:

2019 Women’s Delegation to Cuba
Advancing Women’s Health and Human Rights
May 3-12, 2019 ~ in Santiago de Cuba & Havana!

You are invited to join the U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration on our 2019 Delegation!  Our educational program serves as an opportunity to learn from and exchange with Cuban women grassroots and national leaders while offering us other cultural perspectives and best practices about relevant critical issues facing the U.S.  This People-to-People Licensed Delegation will provide insights into the reality of the lives of Cuban women and girls as well as how Cuba’s political and economic systems grounded on a commitment to human rights for all shape this reality.  We are seeking U.S. women with a diverse array of experiences and backgrounds to participate in our Delegation.

Trip Co-Leaders Jan Strout and Lauren Gette-King are both Instructors at Montana State University and intrepid travelers to Cuba and Latin America.  They have lead numerous Delegations to Cuba and the Americas and are co-founders of women’s human rights campaigns, Cuba solidarity, peace and justice organizations locally and nationally with a focus on gender, racial, economic justice and the politics of sexuality.

EARLY PRIORITY DEADLINE TO APPLY for discount is on or before Friday, March 8, 2019

Final Deadline with full price due is March 25th.

Email for our Application package with details and pricing:   2019womensdelegation@gmail.com

 You’re Invited! Retirement Celebration for long-time BPW member, Darla Joyner (Career Transitions)

An announcement from Career Transitions:

Career Transitions would like to thank Darla Joyner for her 24 years of service as Executive Director. 

Please join us in celebrating her retirement!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holiday Inn & Suites Express Belgrade
309 E Madison Ave
Belgrade, MT 59714
Light hors d’oeuvres provided

Please RSVP to ct@careertransitions.com or 406-388-6701.

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