Name of event: What You Should Expect in a Coaching Relationship Date and time: April 16, 6 p.m. Place: Teleseminar Cost: $19 Web site:...

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Name of event: What You Should Expect in a Coaching Relationship

Date and time: April 16, 6 p.m.

Place: Teleseminar

Cost: $19

Web site: www.performabusdev.com

Event phone: 425-577-3503

Description: Learn about the role of and expectations in a professional business coach.

Name of event: How to Evaluate a Franchise to Determine Whether It’s a Good Fit for You

Date and time: April 17, noon

Place: Central Branch, Seattle Public Library, 4th Ave., 9th floor conference room

Cost: Free

Web site: www.theesource.com/jpullen

Event phone: 206-324-1185

Description: Learn about the most important elements of a franchise evaluation and how to dig for the answers.

Name of event: eWomenNetwork “Accelerated Networking” Luncheon

Date and time: April 17, 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy — Downtown Bellevue

Cost: eWomenNetwork members $39.95, nonmembers $50-$65

Web site: www.ewomennetwork.com

Event phone: 425-444-5063

Description: Coach and author Caterina Rando will present “Work Smarter not Harder: How to Attract Clients with Ease.” She will focus on how to attract clients and promote a business, develop a strategic marketing plan, and create additional income streams by positioning yourself as an expert.

Name of event: State of the Labor Market, Seattle SHRM

Date and time: April 17, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

Place: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave., Seattle

Cost: Seattle SHRM member $30; nonmember $40; student $15

Web site: www.shrm-seattle.com

Description: Richard J. Holden, regional commissioner, Pacific region, for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, will speak on “State of the Labor Market: Now and the Future” at the April meeting of the Seattle Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber April Business Lunch

Date and time: April 17, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, 11010 N.E. 8th St., Bellevue

Cost: $35 members, $45 nonmembers; corporate tables available

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Speaker Tim Flaherty, director of the U.S. Amateur and Senior Open Championships for the United States Golf Association will explore the economic impact of sporting events, specifically when major golf tournaments like the U.S. Open are held in our community.

Name of event: Moving to Agile: An Executive Manager’s Perspective

Date and time: April 17, 5-7:30 p.m.

Place: The Bellevue Arts Museum

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 1434

Description: During this two-hour management briefing, Tom Haug, vice president of software engineering for Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED), will share an executive management perspective on adopting Agile and discuss how to overcome some of the unexpected challenges companies face when moving from a traditional development process to Agile. Joining him will be Michael Tardiff, SolutionsIQ Agile team lead and coach, and Paul Dupuy, SolutionsIQ Agile generalist.

Name of event: eWomenNetwork presents: Caterina Rando

Date and time: April 17, 10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

Place: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 10455 N.E. 8th St., Bellevue

Cost: $39.95 for members; $50 for nonmembers

Web site: http://events.ewomennetwork.com/event/details.php?eid=6576

Event phone: 425-968-8375

Description: Coach and author Caterina Rando’s topic is “Work Smarter Not Harder: How to Attract Clients with Ease.” She will show you how to create additional income streams and attract clients with ease by positioning yourself as an expert.

Name of event: Book Publishers Northwest: Meet the Editors

Date and time: April 17, 4-6 p.m.

Place: Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221, Seattle

Cost: Free for BPNW members; $5 suggested donation for others

Web site: http://http://www.bpnw.org/”>www.bpnw.org

Event phone: 206-941-6514

Description: Meet the freelance editors who can polish a publishing project to perfection.

Name of event: REIA Monthly Meeting: Building Your Business to Succeed

Date and time: April 17, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Cost: Free to REIA members; $15 guests

Web site: http://www.REIAwa.com

Event phone: 425-454-1922

Description: REIA, the Real Estate Investors Association of Washington, is a group of individual investors focused on assignments, wholesaling, flips, short sales, lease/options, landlording, rehabs, abandoned properties, distressed properties, probates, preforeclosures, foreclosures, multifamily and commercial properties. This month’s speaker is Albert Bodero of SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. He will discuss how to create a viable business plan for your new or existing business and resources — many free or low cost — available from the Small Business Administration and SCORE. Register for the meeting at www.REIAwa.com.

Name of event: IMC Women Business Consultants Meeting

Date and time: April 18, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Place: Mercer Island Community Center

Cost: $10

Web site: http://www.imcpacnw.org/page.cfm

Description: This is an opportunity to meet with other experienced consultants and benefit from our combined expertise. The meeting’s topic is “Sales and Best Practices for Closure.” We meet on the third Friday of each month over the lunch hour. Bring a sack lunch and beverage if you wish. RSVP or questions? Contact Fran Fisher at fran@franfisher-coach.com

Name of event: Supervising Your Peers

Date and time: April 18, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A-220, Room #5, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $89

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Department leads, working supervisors, team project leaders, small-business managers all often face the same question: How do I effectively supervise people who are my peers or my colleagues? In this class, you’ll learn how to build your authority without alienating those who work with you. We’ll discuss and practice effective techniques for setting expectations, developing your communication style, and dealing with common problems. You’ll take home specific practical ideas and approaches you can use in your daily work.

Name of event: Go Figure! A Class on Financing Your Business

Date and time: April 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite 220, Room #3, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $35

Web site: http://www.shoreline.edu/ce/Spring%202008/business.html

Event phone: Register at 206-533-6700, item # 5801

Description: Set your sights on building a sustainable business. Ever wonder just what investors are looking for when they pour over all those numbers in your financial statements? Here are some of the key questions covered in the class: Why do I need to understand my financials? Why are financial projections so important? What are typical loan uses for funding startups? What should I do if my business is strapped for cash? The instructor is Felix Ngoussou, MBA, who has worked in both the private and public sector as a business consultant for George S. May International, Ernest & Young, and CCD.

Name of event: Introducing the Power of TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic)

Date and time: April 18, 9-4 p.m.

Place: Shilshole Bay Club

Cost: $150

Web site: www.powerofted.com

Event phone: 206-780-0994

Description: Join author David Emerald for this one-day seminar on TED* (The Empowerment Dynamic), a recipe for change that will help you take control of your life personally and professionally. TED* provides a framework that helps individuals, families, groups, and organizations move away from the drama dynamic and into The Empowerment Dynamic.

Name of event: Publici-Tea half-day training event

Date and time: April 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Nancy Juetten’s Bellevue office, 5101 Somerset Drive S.E.

Cost: $297

Web site: www.publici-tea.com

Event phone: 425-641-5214

Description: Nancy S. Juetten, a publicist, Puget Sound Business Journal columnist, and author of the Media-Savvy-to-Go Publicity Toolkit will share nitty-gritty advice about do-it-yourself public relations in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

Name of event: Inner Guidance and the Four Spiritual Gifts, USA and International Seminar Tour

Date and time: April 19

Place: The Hilton Bellevue

Cost: $50; $75 per couple; $25 for children under 18

Web site: www.innerexpansion.com

Event phone: 866-562-7523

Description: This program will give you tools to communicate effectively with your family, friends, and business associates For more information and to register, go to www.innerexpansion.com or call 866-562-7523.

Name of event: Live it Up Without Outliving Your Money

Date and time: April 19, 9 a.m.-noon.

Place: Tukwila Embassy Suites Hotel

Cost: Free

Web site: www.merrimanberkmannext.com

Event phone: 206-285-8877

Description: This workshop will show you how to build a portfolio that has the potential to increase your retirement wealth and keep risk in check. You’ll leave with the knowledge you need to build a well-balanced retirement portfolio that can provide the kind of retirement you’ve always wanted.

Name of event: NW Biodiesel Network monthly meeting

Date and time: April 22, 7-9 p.m.

Place: Seattle Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org/”>www.nwbiodiesel.org/

Description: The meeting’s topic is “Biodiesel and Marine Use: Boats, Shipping, & Ferries.” Learn what boaters need to know about using biodiesel. What’s happening with the ferries using biodiesel again? What’s the scoop on biodiesel use in cruise ships and commercial shipping? Why is biodiesel use especially important on our waters? Speakers include Barbara Cole with the Port of Seattle and Paul Brodeur with Washington State Ferries.

Name of event: Get Back the Interest and Taxes You Pay

Date and time: April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Courtyard by Marriott North Seattle/Lynwood

Cost: Free

Web site: www.infinitebanking.org

Event phone: 206-214-6224

Description: What if you could recover the interest expenses you pay to finance cars or other major purchases? What if you could recover the lost fortune on the money you needlessly give to financial institutions? What if you could do this on a tax-free basis? Learn a step-by-step process to achieve this.

Name of event: Seattle IIBA” ” Beyond Requirements Baseline — Managing Requirements and Change”

Date and time: April 22, 6-8 p.m.

Place: Bellevue Community College, Building NWCET, Room N201

Cost: Free

Web site: http://seattle.theiiba.org

Description: This month’s meeting of the Seattle Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis will feature speaker Mary Lynn McNeely, a business and systems analyst, project manager, and business and technical educator. She will discuss how you have a better chance of a successful project launch if you understand that change is going to happen and implement a Change Control Process.

Name of event: Working with Booksellers

Date and time: April 22, 7 p.m.

Place: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island

Cost: Free

Web site: www.bpnw.org

Description: Learn how small presses, independent publishers, and writers can reach the independent booksellers of the Northwest through the programs offered by Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Presented by PNBA and Book Publishers Northwest

Name of event: The Seven Deadliest Marketing Sins and How to Avoid Them

Date and time: April 22, 6-8 p.m.

Place: My Day Office, Belltown

Cost: $25

Web site: http://www.mydayoffice.com/calendar_detail.php?EventID=119

Event phone: 206-441-3214

Description: Stacy Karacostas of SuccessStream Sales & Marketing Solutions will identify the seven deadly small-business marketing sins, tell you how to tell if you are guilty, and teach you how to avoid falling under their spell.

Name of event: ASWA Seattle dinner meeting

Date and time: April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Place: Rainier Golf & Country Club, Seattle

Cost: $5-$29

Web site: aswaseattle.org

Event phone: 206-467-8645

Description: The American Society of Women Accountants Seattle Chapter meeting will feature speakers Julie Barbadillo, dean of general education and business, DeVry University; and Robbie Dahl Sullivan, Becker CPA Review. They will give an update on the accounting profession.

Name of event: Smart Investments for Retirement

Date and time: April 23, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College main campus, Shoreline

Cost: $49

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Already retired or planning your retirement funds? Learn how to set realistic financial goals that protect and grow your investments and prepare you for the unexpected. Weigh the pros and cons of different investment vehicles, understand long-term health care costs and other issues that affect retirement, and leave class with a financial plan that will provide better security for yourself and your partner. Instructor Albert Israel is a Certified Financial Planner and former host of a radio financial show. Book included in course fee. Bring a friend or partner for free, but both people must register.

Name of event: Merriman Berkman workshop: Are You Ready to Retire?

Date and time: April 24, 6-9 p.m.

Place: Lynnwood Embassy Suites

Cost: Free

Web site: www.merrimanberkmannext.com

Event phone: 206-285-8877

Description: This workshop will show you how to build a portfolio that has the potential to increase your retirement wealth and keep risk in check. You’ll leave with the knowledge you need to build a well-balanced retirement portfolio that can provide the kind of retirement you’ve always wanted.

Name of event: Eastside Business Symposium

Date and time: April 24, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: $95 members, $125 nonmembers; corporate table $900

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: The symposium is designed to give you and your business the cutting edge information needed to win in the business race. You will get practical and useful information on the key issues facing Eastside businesses and effective tools to help you be more competitive and make an impact on your bottom line.

Name of event: GO System Seminar

Date and time: April 24

Place: Sammamish City Hall

Cost: $179 early-bird registration 10 days or more before seminar; $199 regular registration within 10 days of seminar

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Event phone: 206-579-5743

Description: Learn simple to implement techniques to help people in business increase focus, organization and productivity. This seminar will help you get more done in less time, get and stay organized at work, and stay focused on high priority activities that will help you increase revenue. For more information or to sign up for this class, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com.

Name of event: Renton Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast

Date and time: April 25, 7:30 a.m.

Place: The Lakeshore, 11448 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle

Cost: $15

Web site: www.gorenton.com

Event phone: 425-226-4560

Description: Speaker Bob Dunn’s topic is “Businesses Are Going Blog Wild.” Come and learn the answers to: What is a blog? Do you need one? How can your blog be used as a marketing tool?

Name of event: LinuxFest Northwest

Date and time: April 26-27

Place: Bellingham Technical College

Cost: Free

Web site: http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/

Description: LinuxFest Northwest provides a range of educational and networking opportunities for techies, business users, and novices — anyone who wants to know more about the advantages of open source software and its applications.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: ActionCOACH Hiring System

Date and time: April 28, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This is a once-a-year opportunity to learn how to hire for success. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by your Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served

Name of event: Implementing Green Meetings: The How Tos — A Meeting Professional Platinum Presentation by Nancy Wilson

Date and time: April 29, noon-1:30 p.m. (registration and networking, 11:30 a.m.-noon)

Place: Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Ave. S., Renton

Cost: $40 members; $45 nonmembers. Registration after April 23 increases by $10

Web site: www.mpiwsc.org

Event phone: 206-622-2117

Description: This is a program of the Meeting Professionals International, Washington State Chapter. Learn to establish what green practices work best for your organization, how to negotiate with suppliers to implement such practices, what to include in the contracts, how to maintain the effectiveness and meet the objectives and expectations of the meeting. This session includes interactive discussions, sample contract language and case studies on implanting green meeting practices.

Name of event: Seattle Graphic Artists Guild April Workshop: Creating an Inspiring and Productive Workspace

Date and time: April 29, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Place: Rock Salt Steak and Seafood on Lake Union, 1232 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle

Event phone: 206-284-1047

Cost: $30-$40

Web site: www.seattleguild.org

Description: Piper Lauri Salogga of Natural Balance will speak on “OfficeShui, Creating an Inspiring, Productive Workspace.” With most of us working more than two-thirds of our waking hours, how our offices look, function and feel has an effect on our productivity and well-being. This visual presentation gives practical tips and motivation to change your office into your perfect workspace. Participants walk away with tools and ideas to make improvements in their own offices.

Name of event: Dilbert Marketer Reveals Art Licensing Insights

Date and time: April 30, noon-1 p.m.

Place: Registration online only

Cost: $30

Web site: jnetsmith.com

Event phone: 206-290-8702

Description: This online seminar — geared to artists, illustrators, cartoonists and graphic designers — is a fast-paced introduction to art licensing that will show you how to begin to expand your creative and income potential.

Name of event: Lake City Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Date and time: April 30, networking starts at 11:30 a.m.

Place: Gencare at Remington Place, 3025 N.E. 137th

Cost: $10; open to the public

Event phone: 206-363-3287

Description: The luncheon speaker is David Eberhardt, Eberhardt Consulting, whose topic is “Keeping Your Business On The Edge.”

Name of event: Your Voice: The Most Important Tool In Your Career Toolkit

Date and time: April 30, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 6.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

Name of event: Bellevue Chamber April Business After Hours

Date and time: April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: The Bellettini, 1115 108th Ave N.E., Bellevue

Cost: $12 members, $20 nonmembers

Web site: www.bellevuechamber.org

Event phone: 425-213-1205

Description: Make lasting business connections at this after-work, networking focused event.

Name of event: Major Gifts Seminar & Benevon Alumni Panel

Date and time: May 2, 9-noon.

Place: University Heights Center, 5031 University Way N.E., Seattle

Cost: Free

Web site: http://sforce.benevon.com/intros/western.htm

Event phone: 206-709-9400

Description: Join us for this special major gifts seminar and panel representing Seattle-area organizations that have successfully implemented the Benevon Model to embark on the path to financial sustainability. This program is designed to empower all nonprofits to get off the treadmill of annual fundraising.

Name of event: Multitasking Makes You Stupid

Date and time: May 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish,

Cost: $40

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: Learn why people multitask, why it doesn’t really work, and the negative effects multitasking can cause. Most importantly, uncover the power of focus and learn how to apply it in chaotic environments by focusing on one thing at a time. For more information or to sign up, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com.

Name of event: The Expert Advantage with Caterina Rando

Date and time: May 3 and 4, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: The Village Clubs, Downtown Bellevue

Cost: $147 each day or both days for $199

Web site: www.zitapresents.com

Event phone: 425-968-8375

Description: Day One: What to do to create a word-of-mouth epidemic about your business. Learn the four often overlooked business objectives you need to have to accelerate your business growth with ease. Day Two: Teleclasses as a value-based marketing strategy.

Name of event: 6th Annual NW Biodiesel Forum and Renewable Energy Expo

Date and time: May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Center Pavilion

Cost: Free

Web site: www.nwbiodiesel.org

Description: This year’s forum focuses on the issue of sustainability. Come get the facts and ask questions of leaders on the many sides of this complex issue. The forum also provides an opportunity to increase your knowledge about renewable energy solutions. Check out the latest eco-friendly vehicles and learn about cutting-edge technologies in the biodiesel industry from leaders across the Northwest. The event also includes a Renewable Energy Expo, kids activities, interactive biodiesel discussion panels and hands-on demonstrations.

Name of event: Institute of Management Consultants May round-table breakfast

Date and time: May 7, 7-9 a.m.

Place: The Bellevue Club, 11200 S.E. 6th St., Bellevue

Cost: members $30/$35; nonmembers $45

Web site: http://www.imcpacnw.org

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Roy Chitwood, president of Max Sacks International, will give an overview of “How to Sell Consulting Services — Track Selling,” a sales process that helps increase sales and provides you or anyone in sales leadership a tool to successfully manage the sales function. A full day Sales Skills Training Seminar will follow (see item below).

Register online at http://www.imcpacnw.org by May 6.

Name of event: IMC PNW Sales Skills Seminar — An IMC PacNW Professional Development Series Event

Date and time: May 7, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Offices of OneAccord, 188 106th Ave. N.E., Bellevue

Cost: Institute of Management Consultants members $299; nonmembers $399 ($50 discount if you register by April 23)

Web site: http://www.imcpacnw.org

Event phone: 206-367-8997

Description: Roy Chitwood, president of Max Sacks International, will discuss “How to Sell Consulting Services — Track Selling,” a sales process that helps increase sales and provides you or anyone in sales leadership a tool to successfully manage the sales function. Register online at http://www.imcpacnw.org by May 6.

Name of event: Certified Scrum Product Owner Course

Date and time: May 7-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: The product owner is a key role in fostering Agile. SolutionsIQ Certified Scrum Product Owner Training provides the knowledge and skills transfer to maximize learning that will benefit teams, organizations and customers.

Name of event: Quikbooks Payroll

Date and time: May 8, noon-5 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A-220, Room #4, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $119

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn how to set up and process payroll using QuickBooks. Topics include setting up and configuring payroll, state and federal taxes, fringe benefits, sick leave and vacation accruals, timekeeping, printing checks, doing customizing reports, and W-2/W-3 forms. We will also cover a variety of payroll additions and deductions including bonuses, overtime, reimbursements, loans and advances. Students should have basic knowledge of payroll rules and experience using QuickBooks. Learning materials presented in class. Instructor Mark Guidry has been a small-business owner and has over 20 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience in small and medium-size businesses.

Name of event: Your Voice: The Most Important Tool in Your Career Toolkit

Date and time: May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. North, Room 6.

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

Name of event: Technology Alliance/State of Technology luncheon

Date and time: May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: The Westin Seattle

Cost: $85 with advanced registration; table packages also available

Web site: www.technology-alliance.com

Event phone: 206-389-7261

Description: The luncheon features a keynote conversation with Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, vice president and chief Internet evangelist at Google.

Name of event: BusinessRICH: Two-day Foundation Workshop

Date and time: May 9-10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office, 9057 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle

Cost: Regular $1,295; early bird $995

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop focuses on building the foundation of a new business or reinforcing your existing business, teaching you how to structure your business for success

Name of event: PathGuide Technologies’ 7th Annual Latitude Users Conference

Date and time: May 14-15

Place: The Edgewater Hotel, Seattle

Cost: $289-$375

Web site: www.pathguide.com/latitude/usermeeting.asp

Event phone: 888-627-9797 ext. 709

Description: The event is open to individuals interested in using their warehouse to maximize sales and profit and will feature a keynote by supply chain expert Jim Tompkins on “The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Distribution Operations.”

Name of event: Building Brand & Value Through Sustainable Business Practices

Date and time: May 14-15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: UW Bank of America Executive Education Center

Cost: $1,650

Web site: http://bschool.washington.edu/execed/sustainability.shtml

Event phone: 206-543-8560

Description: This intensive two-day seminar is co-sponsored by the Retail Management Program of the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. It explores why and how many of the nation’s most successful businesses are integrating sustainability into their operations and branding strategies. You will come away with a clear understanding of the key principles of sustainability as well as specific tools to begin developing a plan for your organization. If you already have sustainability policies, you can learn next steps and how to better measure their effectiveness on your business, community and the natural world.

Name of event: 2008 Washington State Biomedical Device Summit

Date and time: May 15

Place: University of Washington, Bothell

Cost: $65 single, $300 group of five

Web site: http://www.enterpriseseattle.org/component/option,com_eventlist/Itemid,/func,details/did,9/

Event phone: Margo Shiroyama 425-785-4015

Description: The 2008 Washington State Biomedical Device Summit will feature the presentation of the regional Biomedical Device Study. The event also will feature a panel discussion by executives from the region’s biomedical device industry and will be the official launch of the Biomedical Device Innovation Partnership Zone. A networking reception will follow.

Name of event: Better Business Writing

Date and time: May 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Yarrow Bay Office Park, Kirkland

Cost: $395

Web site: http://syntaxtraining.com/PDF/BBW_051508.pdf

Event phone: 206-782-8410

Description: Better Business Writing is a hands-on workshop in planning, writing and editing business documents. Offered by Lynn Gaertner-Johnston of Syntax Training, the course provides strategies, tools and practice to enhance your skills as a business communicator. In class you will write, edit, and develop skills and techniques to apply successfully to any business message. Take-away tools include a 90-page manual, templates, booklets and other job aids.

Name of event: Organize to Optimize

Date and time: May 16, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish

Cost: $40

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: Learn the basics to bring balance and control into your home, work and life. Learn how to organize your space and schedule, as well as how to maintain the organization. For more information or to sign up for this class, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: Customer Service That Rocks

Date and time: May 19, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: If you’re interested in learning how to enhance your company’s level of customer service, bring your team to this month’s Lunch & Learn workshop. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH.

Name of event: Achieving Great Results in Small Business

Date and time: May 21, 6-8:45 p.m.

Place: Shoreline Community College, Lake Forest Park Extension, 17171 Bothell Way N.E., Suite A- 220, Room #3, Lake Forest Park

Cost: $139

Web site: www.shoreline.edu/ce

Event phone: 206-533-6700

Description: Learn techniques to develop your core business, attract customers you serve best, and see yourself and your customers through new eyes. You’ll also learn methods to expand your business without getting bigger and measure how well your business is thriving. Case studies will be presented and discussed to demonstrate real-world applications.

Name of event: TechLeaders: Power and Influence

Date and time: May 21-22

Place: Amazon.com

Cost: $550; register online

Web site: http://anitaborg.org/initiatives/techleaders/may-power-and-influence/

Event phone: 650-236-4756

Description: This two-day workshop is for entry to mid-level technical women. It features Jo Miller, CEO of Womens Leadership Coaching, who will focus on extending your power and influence through increased organizational awareness, negotiation techniques, strategies to increase your visibility, and influence techniques to increase buy-in for your ideas. The workshop is a program of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology.

Name of event: End the Paper Pain: File, Don’t Pile

Date and time: May 28, 6-9 p.m.

Place: The Lodge at Beaver Lake, Sammamish

Cost: $150 (includes FreedomFiler kit)

Web site: www.itssimplyplaced.com

Description: End the paper pain in this workshop where you will learn how to create a new, virtually maintenance-free filing system for your home or home-based business. For more information or to sign up for this class, contact Debbie Rosemont at Simply Placed, 206-579-5743 or debbie@itssimplyplaced.com

Name of event: 4th Annual Executive Diversity Education Session

Date and time: June 3, 7:30-11:30 a.m.

Place: 2/22 Theater, Boeing

Cost: $395 before May 2; $495 after May 2

Web site: www.diversitycentral.com

Event phone: 206-362-0336

Description: Diversity trends are evolving — are your executives in the know? What are the implications for your business? Workshop format with experiential exercises; authentic, fierce conversations; and the opportunity to ask tough questions and receive frank answers. Presenters Patricia Digh and David Robinson challenge traditional approaches to diversity and inclusion, providing tools to push executives past the numbers toward visible action.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: June 4-5, 2008; 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,500 per attendee

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Are you looking for techniques to grow your successful Agile projects into an Agile program? Do you know what your next steps are on the Agile Maturity Scale? In this two-day course you will learn practices to help you grow your Agile teams into successful Agile programs; enabling you to take on more complex challenges while staying true to the Agile values and practices that you used in the Agile projects.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: TeamRICH — Creating Your Dream Team

Date and time: June 16, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: Learn how to build, retain, and motivate your business team. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: June 18-19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Your Voice: The Most Important Tool in Your Career Toolkit

Date and time: June 19, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Phinney Neighborhood Association

Cost: Free

Web site: www.speakingmatters.net

Description: Anna Bernstein, founder of Speaking Matters, presents an interactive hour that will answer your questions about voice and speaking improvement, and include tips about taking your voice to its most professional level. This includes learning how to project your voice with warmth and power, how to sound like a leader and expert, influencing clients and prospects with your voice and learning how to make the brain-voice connection. Space is limited, so please RSVP to anna@speakingmatters.net.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: July 16-17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Lunch & Learn: How to Get More Customers Now

Date and time: July 28, noon-1:30 p.m.

Place: ActionCOACH Seattle Office

Cost: $199

Web site: www.actioncoachseattle.com

Event phone: 206-352-0600

Description: This workshop will focus on a 10-step process to help you get more customers, including marketing and advertising, number crunching, and profiling your ideal target customer. Lunch & Learn is a monthly hands-on workshop for local business owners, presented by Isabella McPeak of coaching firm ActionCOACH. Lunch will be served.

Name of event: Certified ScrumMaster Training Course

Date and time: August 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,200

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Learn the essentials of working as a ScrumMaster or Scrum team member in this two-day course, which provides everything you need to get started with Scrum and Agile. Delivered by SolutionsIQ Agile thought leaders, this course shares time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, planning your releases and iterations (Sprints) and tracking and reporting progress.

Name of event: Agile Program Management with Scrum

Date and time: September 10-11, 2008; 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Place: Seattle Harbor Club

Cost: $1,500

Web site: http://www.solutionsiq.com/scrum/training_events.html

Event phone: 800-235-4091, ext. 2253

Description: Are you looking for techniques to grow your successful Agile projects into an Agile program? Do you know what your next steps are on the Agile Maturity Scale? In this two-day course you will learn practices to help you grow your Agile teams into successful Agile programs, enabling you to take on more complex challenges while staying true to the Agile values and practices that you used in the Agile projects.