On the Horizon – March 25, 2011

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March 30

Where Innovation Lives

Colorado College and the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a luncheon presentation titled, “Where Innovation Lives” at 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Antlers Hilton hotel.

Where do innovators live and why?  Colorado College Professor Daniel Johnson will share original research that spans the globe to tie together seemingly unrelated topics.  His separate and yet interwoven research on social networks, legal reforms, gasoline taxes, game show contestants and the plight of the African farmer all add color and depth to the story.

Cost to attend is $30 per person. The student discount rate is $25.

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is handling registration for this event. Call 635-1551 for more information.

March 31

Nonprofit workshop: Grantseeking

Learn how to identify foundation and corporate giving programs using free online databases accessible through the Pikes Peak Library District. Successfully search the Foundation Directory Online, the Colorado Grants Guide, and other online databases.

The class is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. March 31 at the Penrose Library downtown.

Registration is by calling 531-6333, ext. 2335.

April 2

Fashion to the Rescue

The Women’s Resource Agency will present the 8th Annual Fashion to the Rescue event at 6 p.m. April 2 at the Antlers Hilton hotel. The event will include cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a fashion show featuring Colorado Springs firefighters and local volunteer models.

Tickets are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit The Women’s Resource Agency.

Call (719) 471-3170 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center holds the following workshops on a regular basis. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register with Connecting Colorado, the state job search database, at www.connectingcolorado.com.

Workforce Center Orientation

9 or 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

CSI: Career Scene Investigation

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays

A hands-on, exploration tools to survey interests, occupations, required training, wages, and labor market information for clues to your career plan.

Basic computer skills needed. To register, call (719) 667 -3790.

Managing Stress

10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays

Learn tips and techniques for dealing with stress. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.

Job Search: Interview Skills and Network Techniques

9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays

Interviewing begins with networking — both in person and online via social media. Learn techniques to mine for job leads, answer interview questions and negotiate salary. Register online at www.ppwfc.org or call (719) 667-3790.

Resume ‘Righting!’ — Resume and Portfolio Design

These sessions provide intermediate to advanced resume and portfolio guidance.

2 to 4 p.m. Mondays

10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays

Network Groups: Ongoing job search and support on trends and leads

Job Search Group: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

50+ Job Seekers Group: Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. No registration required.

Veterans: Regular sessions on the first and second Thursdays of every month, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Register online at www.ppwfc.org for the veterans’ session.