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Professional Women's Exchange

The Professional Women's Exchange group is devoted to supporting professional women in achieving their desired success. Participants share innovative ideas, solve specific problems, and uncover best practices in a facilitated, confidential, and non-competitive environment.

Participants meet the first Thursday* of each month from 9 - 11 a.m.  Each exchange group is limited 15 participants from non-competing companies and to help ensure maximum outcomes, participants are asked to complete an application and return to our Exchange facilitator Teresa Rand.

Exchange Facilitator

As a former CEO of a multimillion dollar organization, Teresa Rand brings more than 29 years of expertise to the Exchange.  Teresa managed budgets from three million to thirty five million and employees numbering over 1000. Her expertise in fundraising, staff development, and career advancement are strong skills that allowed her to grow very quickly in her career. She advanced from a part-time employee to the first female executive in a downtown YMCA facility in a few short years, and went on to become the CEO of her own YMCA association.

Exchange Meeting Dates

Sept. 5, Oct. 8* (second Thurs.), Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6

Participation in the Exchange is $795 annually.

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For more information please contact Frank Mercer, Director, at (386) 506-4461 or

Skills For Supervising

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"I learned new ways to think and solve problems.  Almost everything was applicable in one way to my company."  Lisen E., Duraline

"I really enjoyed the Trust Module and that Debbie related each module to what was going on in our organization.  We got a lot of questions answered and other ideas."  Rebecca E., Parks Dermatology

Dates: October 3, 10, 17, 24 (four Thursdays)
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Daytona State College, Daytona Beach Campus,
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Building 150, room 305
Fee: $495

What if you could equip your supervisors to do the work it takes to make your organization successful?  Today, supervisors may struggle with productivity.  Tomorrow, they may struggle with change.  Effective performance demands a comprehensive skill set that adequately prepares supervisors for the key role they play in their organization's success.  Gaining a competitive advantage in a changing economy and marketplace is essential for survival.  That's why your supervisors need effective skills to propel your organization to new heights.

Participants will learn valuable skills through the use of case studies, skills practice, self-assessments, group discussion, and action planning.

Participants will learn:

  • Managing conflict and performance problems
  • Professional communication and effective listening
  • Time management
  • Coaching and developing for results
  • Effective delegation
  • Inspiring loyalty and trust
  • Managing change
  • Managing and aligning teams for success

Register today!  To register, contact Joanne at (386) 506-4224 or  We accept checks, credit cards (MasterCard, VISA), purchase orders or company billing for payment.

About Your Instructor

Debbie Featherston brings over 21 years of experience helping organizations design, implement and manage people development solutions.  As a Performance Consultant and Executive Coach, Debbie helps organizations build strong leaders, engage and retain high performers, and manage change initiatives.  Prior to founding Workplace Partners, Inc., Debbie was Vice President and Founder of JIST Works, Inc. where she designed and implemented systems and processes that provided a foundation to sustain fast growth for its national training and catalog sales.

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