SEPT. 6—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Are You ‘Wired’ For Success.” Barbara Schwarck, executive coach and CEO of Clear Intentions International. She will demonstrate her Neuro Emotional Coaching Technique and reveal that success is not only a function of the conscious mind, but many biochemical processes. Attendees will discover what they can do to have a breakthrough. This session promises to be informative, fun and interactive. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting a Business
SEPT. 8—New Vision Community Church will host “So You Want to Start a Business” at New Vision Community Church, 1620 Randolph Lane, Verona. Jerry Craig will facilitate this 10-week course that will be held consecutive Saturdays through November. Attendees will learn how to start and run a successful business. Registration is requested by Aug. 31. For more information, call Karen Craig at 412-241-6160 or email email@example.com.
Leadership Breakfast Series
SEPT. 11—Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its Leadership Breakfast Series from 7:30-10 a.m. at the University Power Center, Ballroom West, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This series if for professionals who want to learn about innovative approaches to leadership, take action to enhance their leadership style, gain skills that can be immediately applied to their own style and move. This month’s topic will be “Managing Self-Talk in a Multicultural Workforce.” Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, president of Rodriguez & Associates, will facilitate this seminar and introduce a way of developing a road map of self-talk when dealing with diverse people or situations, by drawing on present moment-active listening schema. The cost is $45 per session or $135 for all four monthly sessions. For more information, call 412-396-5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadershipseries.
Employee Handbook Writing
SEPT. 11—Dawn Pomaybo will host “How to Write an Employee Handbook” from 7:30-10 a.m. at Panera Café, 942 Freeport Rd., Fox Chapel. Pomaybo, of Pomaybo Inc., will facilitate this workshop geared towards employers on how to write a handbook that will lead to a clear understanding of the expectations of the employer and the rights of the employee. They will discuss compliance with federal laws, written policies and more. Registration is required. For more information, call Pomaybo at 412-963-6311.
Diversity and Leadership Conference
SEPT. 13—The National Diversity Council will host its 3rd Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference 2012 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. The theme is “From Awareness to Action.” The conference is to give participants an opportunity to share the tools necessary to build a diverse talent pool that can accomplish organizational goals. The keynote speaker will be Soledad O’Brian, of CNN. Registration is requested. For more information, visit www.padiversityconference.com/Pittsburgh.
SEPT. 13—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic is “Electronic Etiquette: Ground Rules for the Wireless and Paperless Age.” Karen Litzinger of Litzinger Career Consulting will examine one’s use of electronic devices to enhance their image and their career. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(To have information on Business Calendar, send information at least two weeks in advance to: 315 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219; Fax: 412-481-1360 or e-mail: email@example.com.)