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Apr 10, 2017
"Secrets of a More Productive Day" Workshop
Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

This session is designed SPECIFICALLY for: Senior Managers, Middle Managers and Superintendents who have TOO MUCH TO DO...

                                     ...and NEED TO GET MORE TIME.

You will learn the tools, mindset and practices to improve your daily productivity by 20% or more every day. You will learn how to regain 30 minutes. EVERY DAY. 30 minutes to focus on your priorities. 30 minutes to beat traffic home. 30 minutes to help an employee through a challenge she is facing. 30 minutes to each lunch. 30 minutes to exercise. What do YOU need 30 minutes for? In this session you will learn the exact strategies AND tactics the most productive leaders use to Master Time Management, Get Things Done, and Be Better Leaders.

This program will benefit you and dramatically transform your TIME MANAGEMENT skills. You'll be more efficient, more effective and more productive every day.

Facilitated by:

                                       Author and Leadership Coach

Feb 15, 2014
(Postponed) Spark Weekend Portland 2014
through TBD - Portland

Update: This event has been postponed until further notice-

If you’ve ever felt there isn’t enough time in the day to accomplish your goals, this is for you.

Spark Weekend 2014 brings together 20+ technology and lifestyle change experts to provide TED-style talks, experiential workshops, and the latest in lifestyle change tech to measurably improve your health, productivity, and relationships.

A Spark Weekend is an opportunity to improve your life in a fun, friendly environment.

  • Day 1 is about learning. Our speakers share their favorite lifestyle change tools and techniques in 20 minute sessions.

  • Day 2 Our mentors coach you to implement what you learned the day before. You come back with your laptop and directly work on your goals.

It’s not over when you leave!

  • Day 30 is about winning. You get $30 cash back if you reach your goals; more if you put your own money on the line.

And in the spirit of open science, we publish our results in helping you change.

A Spark Weekend ticket makes a great gift for your friends, family, and colleagues! But not for people you don't like--don't give them any advantage in 2014.

As an added bonus, ~10% of every ticket sold goes to a community fund for those who cannot otherwise afford to attend.

*Special discount for Calagator folks. First 30 enter "CALAGATOR" when registering for -20%. Sign up before seats fill up!

Sep 28, 2011
21st Century Job Skills: Leading From Within
Multnomah Arts Center

A 2-hour work session to assess and develop leadership qualities using interactive and improvisational techniques. This course is designed for professionals evolving into management or leadership roles, or growing within these roles. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7 pm – 9 pm - Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR  Cost: $40, limit of 25 participants   DISCOUNTS: $10 off this class with promo code "Impro!" OR buy a 3-Workshop Bundle for $100 SPECIAL DEAL: We have a few free auditing spots available. Email us on our website for details.   Session Summary  We’ll use real-world scenarios and interactive games to explore the subtle and overt communications that define leadership. We’ll explore verbal and nonverbal communication, interpersonal tensions and other factors that drive group dynamics. Examines how body language, emotional cues, status actions, microexpressions and language choices affect relationship.

 You’ll practice leadership in the session, developing your ability to read and run a room with clarity, authenticity, and authority. You’ll learn how to set a tone of inclusion, enthusiasm and expansion in diverse group settings.    One of a series of professional skill-building workshops designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our workshops use real-world creativity, collaboration and design methods to effect rapid growth and tangible results.

Oct 5, 2011
21st Century Skills: Transformative Storytelling
Multnomah Arts Center

If you want to tell more engaging and compelling stories in the workplace and beyond, this 2-hour participatory class is for you.

Storytelling is in our DNA. We create stories everyday to make sense of our world. Stories shape our memories and relationships. Stories breathe life into our shared reality, and galvanize shared visions. A great story, well presented, can move mountains. We can develop this innate ability to tell stories that move others.

We'll explore storytelling as a spontaneous act of self-expression and sense-making. Then we'll practice telling stories collaboratively and individually, using interactive and improvisational techniques.

You get the opportunity to hone and improve a real-world story you bring to the workshop, coached by a seasoned interactive consultant and a professional improviser. This is a limited size class, and you will not be asked to "perform."

LIMITED DISCOUNT OFFER: Use promo code "Impro!" to purchase tickets at $20. Half off regular price!

Additional group and professional discounts available - contact Patricia via the website for details.

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Nov 12, 2011
21st Century Training: Real-world Creativity Master Class
Courtyard by Marriott Clackamas, OR

A full-day work session using the tools of improvisation and critical inquiry to develop creative skills, group connections, and problem-solving strategies for professional and personal growth. Best for: Mid to senior project leaders, creatives or tech leads and other professionals wanting to add to their creative problem-solving strategies. 

We'll start with group warm-ups to stretch our collaborative muscles, then work on actual working scenarios chosen by the group, using highly interactive exercises and group brainstorming to generate new solutions, approaches and perspectives.

Cost: $300, limited to 25 participants A limited number of auditing slots are available, as well as discounts for members of certain professional organizations. Email [email protected] for more details.

We also offer theme based mini-workshops on Wednesday evenings, on special topics such as Leadership, Creativity, Storytelling and Taking Risks. Classes are $40 each, or get 3 workshops for $100.

For details visit

Oct 27, 2016
Halloween Masquerade with your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Do you feel a chill in the air? Halloween is almost here! Join The Creative Roundtable community for a spooky evening of snacks, drinks, and costumes! Don't fret if you don't have a costume- we'll have a mask crafting station to help you get into the spirit!

We'll have free snacks and refreshments, feel free to bring a friend to enjoy an evening of inspiring conversations with Portland creatives.

Hope to see you there! -Jena & Jeh

Jul 28, 2016
Learn how to stay motivated during the summer months!
NedSpace Broadway

It’s summer which means it’s probably getting harder and harder to stay indoors working at your computer, being behind your camera, or making things in your craft room.

In order to deliver our best work professionally we need to take time to relax and recharge. This month we will be sharing what we do in the summer months to recharge and we look forward to hearing from you!

For one night, step away from your work to relax and enjoy summer with The Creative Roundtable community.

As always, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bring your ideas and a friend or two. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Jehn & Jena
Oct 20, 2020
Programming, Productivity, and Parenting

As developers, we rely on our cognitive abilities to solve challenges. Stress is one of the most detrimental impairments to cognitive function. Whether you have kids or not, the stress of pandemic living has taken its toll on all of us. Is it possible (especially now) to have time and energy for both your career and your family? Discover techniques to successfully work from home, foster positive interactions, and even stop yelling at your kids! I even show you the truth and lies about multitasking!

In fact, here's just a sample of what we'll cover in this meetup:

  • Gain the confidence to bring your best self to both your career and family
  • How to navigate screen time and chores
  • Stop nagging, yelling, or giving in to your kids
  • How to use schedules, routines, and rituals to get the most out of limited time and brainpower
  • Go to bed feeling productive

Join us to learn something fun while connecting with the fabulous PHP Community!

P.S. families welcome ;)

Aug 25, 2016
Share Knowledge and Team Up with Your Creative Community
NedSpace Broadway

Meeting new people is always fun, so get out of the studio, office, or wherever you get work done! Come hang out with The Creative Roundtable community for an evening of conversation about sharing knowledge and finding ways to collaborate with other creatives for a more successful outcome on your projects.

We love bringing together such a wonderful and inspiring group of people each month- so this time, let’s find ways to work together. This month, we encourage you to bring your fresh ideas, upcoming projects, or current opportunities in hopes of helping you find the perfect partner or a cool person to team-up with.

As always light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Feel free to bring a friend or two, and we’ll see you on the 25th!

RSVP here:

  • Jehn & Jena