Oregon Employment and Training Association

Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals
Enhance Train Acknowledge

Monday October 22

Evan Dumas

Oops I've Burned Out!

Now What?

Tuesday October 23

Danielle Baker

The Power of 

Body Language

Wednesday October 24

Heather Lynch

Finding Our Own 

Why and How Through MI

Compassion Fatigue is an occupational hazard, but nobody tells us that when we get hired. This cost of caring brings reduced productivity, increased stress, and dampened motivation. It can even lead to anxiety, depression, and job loss.

In this talk we’ll learn how to recover from and care for compassion fatigue, be it in the past, present, or future. We’ll approach this process with humor and lightness, respect and sincerity. Together we’ll get a chance to laugh at what isn’t working, while discovering new ways to be good to ourselves.

Did you know you have a secret superpower? Grab your cape and join Danielle Baker in her dynamic presentation on the "Power of Body Language.”

In a world so focused on the words we say, most people are missing out on how we say those words, the nonverbal behind the verbal. You have the ability to harness the power of nonverbal communication!

  • Optimize your first impression and build rapport with customers (and colleagues) to both build and maintain trust.
  • Learn the science of microexpressions to communicate more authentically and effectively.
  • Gain powerful insight into how your unique nonverbal brand creates internal confidence and outward charisma.

The German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once said: “he who has a why, can endure any how”. Our participants have many struggles in their lives and our role as a helper is more complex than it has ever been. How we choose to come to the conversation, what we choose to say and do as a helper affects their motivation to take the steps toward the life they want for themselves.

Let’s come together for this interactive and experiential session to creatively explore both our own why and how we can even more effectively collaborate to build our participant’s why to support change and the maintenance of change.

Evan Dumas, MA, works in that space between mental health counseling and standup comedy. For the past few years he’s spoken to groups large and small about the heavy stuff, with humor and lightness. His aim is to help employees of all stripes cope with modern realities of work.

Danielle teaches people to bridge the gap between verbal and nonverbal communication. She is passionate about helping every single person discover their inner power through the fascinating science of body language. Danielle is certified through the Science of People, a human behavior research lab in Portland, OR. Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between, you have the power to harness the way your body communicates your thoughts, feelings and intentions and to understand and develop your own personal brand of nonverbal communication.


Heather believes in the value of human connection and the importance of words. She currently practices as a VR Counselor Specialist in Motivational Interviewing out of the Central Oregon branch and is passionate about sharing The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing with others in the hopes that we all may experience compassion, empathy and autonomy support without judgement. Heather holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.

Breakout Sessions



Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals: 

Opportunities to Enhance, Train and Acknowledge

October 22th-24th, 2018

Newport, OR


A comprehensive, 3-day learning event designed to Enhance, and Train and Acknowledge the partnerships of Workforce Professionals throughout the State while recognizing the accomplishments of Oregon’s finest.

$275 Early Bird July (Members Only)

$300 Members

$425 Non-Members

$125 Rendezvous Speakers

  • Locally and nationally recognized speakers and presenters
  • Breakout sessions with interactive, engaging, and useful workshops fulfilling the NAWDP Competencies needed for CWDP Certification (Certified Workforce Development Professional), as well as offering CRC Credits for Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Exhibitor Hall with booths displaying products and services geared toward Workforce Professionals
  • Networking opportunities: time to mix, mingle, and learn from other OregonETA members representing a full spectrum of workforce programs
  • Gala awards banquet honoring "All-Star" and "Commitment in Action" award recipients.
  • Rendezvous Traditions: Conference events, door prizes galore, and silent auction!

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