On the Horizon – April 12, 2013

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April 12

Careers 101

Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a workshop, “Personality and Career: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator,” from 10 a.m. to noon at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Register at www.ppwfc.org.

Immigration Reform Panel: Registration Deadline

Register by today to attend a panel discussion on the impact of immigration reform on Colorado businesses and the community. The April 16 event, sponsored by Colorado College, is $35 and starts at 11:30 a.m.; lunch and the program begin at noon. Register at www.coloradocollege.edu/immigrationlunch.

April 12-14

Startup Weekend

Colorado Springs Startup Weekend will take business ideas from concept to reality in 54 hours. Anyone is welcome to pitch ideas and receive feedback from peers. Teams form around the top ideas, and the weekend culminates with presentations in front of a panel of judges. For more information, visit www.startupcoloradosprings.com.

April 15

Volunteers Needed

This is the deadline to volunteer with the 2013 Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte. The competition will take place in Colorado Springs from May 11 to 17. Volunteers are needed for venue management, officiating, score-keeping, and more. Apply online at https://usolympiccommittee.wufoo.com/forms/warrior-games-volunteer-application/.

“Tackle the Trash”

Today is the deadline to register for El Paso County’s “Tackle the Trash,” a countywide spring-cleaning event. Volunteers will pick up trash and debris at locations around the county — parks, trails, public areas, creeks and roadways — on April 27. The event starts at 9 a.m. with registration. Go to tinyurl.com/El-Paso-Volunteer or call 520-7871 to register.

Ethical Leadership Reception: Donna Orender

Donna Orender, former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association and former senior vice president during a 17-year stint with the Professional Golfers Association, will be honored at a reception at 5 p.m. in the Dwire Hall atrium at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. For more information: http://tinyurl.com/D-Orender-UCCS.

April 16

Interview 101

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a workshop, “Preparing for the Interview,” from 10 a.m. to noon at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Register at www.ppfwc.org.

“Donna Orender — Leading with Ethical Decisions”

Donna Orender, former president of the Women’s National Basketball Association and former senior vice president with the Professional Golfers Association, will speak about ethical decision-making for leaders at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Berger Hall at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative and UCCS PGA Golf Management Program are sponsoring the event. It’s free and open to the public, but to register, go to http://tinyurl.com/D-Orender-UCCS.

April 17

Résumé 201

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a seminar, “How to Build a Better Résumé,” from 10 a.m. to noon at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Learn how to build a résumé to catch employers’ attention. Sign up at www.ppwfc.org.

Jobs Search 201

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is hosting a workshop on how to search for jobs online, from 10 a.m. to noon at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road. Register at www.ppwfc.org.

Incline Champions Breakfast

The Incline Friends group is holding a breakfast fundraiser to support Incline maintenance at 7 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Char LaLonde will talk about summiting Mount Everest at the event. Tickets are $35 and are available at inclinefriends.com.

April 18

Women and Franchising

Cindy Rayfield will talk about women-owned franchises from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus. Call 255-3844 to register and for more information.

Spring Job Fair

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is holding a spring job fair to connect businesses with work-ready job seekers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Some of the companies planning to attend are ResCare HomeCare, Zerox, Phil Long Dealerships, Sinton Dairy Foods, Clear Channel, Add Staff, Goodwill Staffing, iT’Z Family Food and Fun, Avalanche Roofing and Exteriors, Time Warner Cable, Loaf N Jug and AAFES.

Conflict Management Seminar

The Rising Professionals’ Professional Development committee of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance is holding a seminar: “Conflict Management: Universal Reasons for Conflict and How to Manage It in the Workplace,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Upper Lodge at UCCS. Cost is $20 for Rising Professionals and Business Alliance members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for UCCS students and staff. Call Carly Bennett at 575-4329.

Revenue North Business Growth Summit

Revenue North is hosting a business growth summit focused on helping businesses dramatically increase their profitability through revenue growth in a cost-effective manner. The event is from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza, 2886 S. Circle Drive. Register at https://www.revenuenorth.com/.

April 19

Exporting Award Deadline

Colorado exporters should apply for the 2013 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting by April 19. The awards will be given at World Trade Day on May 16. Both product and service exports apply. Applications can be found at advancecolorado.com/governors-export-award or by calling Jorge Diaz of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade at (303) 892-3858.

April 22

Targeted Killing: Critical Challenges to Law, Politics and Policy

Amos Guiora will speak about the complexities of combating terrorism and the technology of drones, as well as the legal and moral challenges surrounding “targeted killing.” Guiora is a professor of law and co-director of the Center for Global Justice at the University of Utah. The event is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Rocky Mountain Ballroom at The Broadmoor hotel. The event is sponsored by the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council.