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Events for 04/23/2013
February 09, 2013 - May 01
Flash Fiction Contest - Hidden Amongst These Worlds
Time: 4:27 pm - 11:59 pm
Announcing the 2013 Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest
A complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer
Deadline: Postmarked/received by email by May 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $10 first manuscript, $8 each additional manuscript, $10 optional critique fee
Prizes: First-$100, Second-$50, Judge’s Merit-$25
Theme: Hidden Amongst These Worlds (Can be any genre)
Flash Fiction is a complete, but very short story of 100 words or fewer. The title is not included in the word count. The story must pertain to the theme, “Hidden Amongst These Worlds” All genres are welcome, and multiple entries may be submitted. An entry fee is required for each entry, however each entry after the first is discounted to $8 per. You can also opt for a completely optional critique of your piece by a published author for an additional $10 per entry. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included with mailed entries if you would like it returned by mail. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2013. For complete rules and entry blank, please go to www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php or www.ppb-nlapw.org and click on the Contests tab or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 23, 2013 - April 24
Productivity and Integrity Workshop
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Denver East - Stapleton
Purpose of the program:
The purpose of this program is to shift your relationship and experience of having tasks to do with not enough time to do them (giving rise to stress and overwhelm) to one of more focus, integrated commitments and choice. This program establishes a new context for managing commitments in time and provides methods and practices for the use of existing tools (computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones) to produce new levels of productivity, effective action and results.
Identification of commitments at the scale of individual, team and organization
Alignment of commitments at all scales
How to shift from a world of “to many things to do” to conversations to manage and actions to take to move commitments forward
Alignment of one’s commitments so that integrity is present (eliminates internal conflict and either/or choices)
The importance of your relationship with your word and doing what you say you will do, and the impact your word has on others
Integrity as your fundamental relationship with yourself and honoring your chosen commitments
Keeping promises and requests so nothing gets dropped out (using computers, tablets, calendars, smartphones, lists etc.)
Completing promises and requests (ending just leaving things hanging)
Learning new work practices for effective communication, collaboration and action
Increased efficiency and effectiveness with less of an experience of stress and overwhelm in one’s daily work and personal life
Empowered relationship with your word
Less stress and overwhelm
Tools and techniques for putting the workshop methodology into immediate action
Shift in your relationship with your integrated commitments (resolves work/life conflict and life balance issues)
Ability to produce results with less effort
Increased productivity as individuals, teams and organizations
Increased sense of confidence in the face of unexpected demands
Support the successful meeting of organizational deadlines
People delivering on their goals and objectives both personally and organizationally
Being responsible for when they do not deliver on promised actions
Reduce the experience of email overload
More effective and productive meetings
Ability to distinguish activities “doing stuff” from results
Increased ability to focus on activities that produce results
A new relationship with Multitasking
Follow-Up and Performance Support
Even though it is understandable and tempting—is to believe that the workshop is enough. It is not
People often encounter challenges in the form of:
the environments that the participants return to,
their own internal conversations,
their own long-time habits, and
the expectations of the people they work with.
After a paradigm shift occurs on the first day, and after spending the second day putting Productivity and Integrity into your Calendar environment so that you understand how to build it into your operations, we commence six weeks of behavioral coaching to support the change of mindset that empowers your new, more effective work habits. This performance support delivers significant follow-through value for the long term.
We do some of the follow-up in small groups because experience teaches us that participants learn from each other’s journey and they also create new levels of collaboration.
On a periodic basis over six weeks, coaching webinars are scheduled to continue reinforcing the learning’s and supporting the teams. These webinars can be accessed by individuals or small groups, and one-on-one coaching is available.
For details of the program design, please us contact to learn more – 303 666 6852
April 23, 2013 - April 23
Financial Literacy Month Parent Party
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Young Americans Center: 3550 East First Avenue in Denver
Attend a free class to jump-start the money conversation with your family. Parents will listen to guest speakers, share their best practices and learn about encouraging money skills to kids of all ages. There will be activities for children ages 3 to 16 and dinner will be provided.
The class is free, but you must register to attend.
Details at www.yacenter.org/Classes