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January 2020 Educational Program

14 January, 2020
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Graduate Seattle
4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA

Get your new year off to a great start with Organized Audrey®!

About the Speaker

Audrey Thomas, CSP, Author, and Productivity Expert

AudreyAudrey, a Twin Cities native and empty nester with her supportive husband, has been entertaining and teaching audiences for more than 20 years. As an author, speaker, and productivity consultant, she presents for corporations and nonprofits at conferences and conventions.

In addition to speaking, Audrey has written for organizations like The Business Journal and United Healthcare. She’s also authored several books including 50 Ways to Leave Your Clutter and The Road Called Chaos.

Audrey is one of less than 12 percent of speaking professionals recognized as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)—the speaking profession’s international measure of platform competence. CSP indicates a speaker with proven experience who knows how to deliver client satisfaction. Her speaking engagements have been described as authentic, relevant, and practical for groups ranging from small corporate training sessions to 1,000+ audience keynote presentations. 


2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Registration & Volunteer Fair

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Program

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM Reception

Passport to Productivity: A Destination Worth Planning For

As meetings professionals, you’ve got a lot going on – meetings to plan, staff to manage, and voicemails to respond to. And let’s not forget about the hundreds of emails the meetings industry throws at you each and every day!

Successful employees are productive employees. They simply get more done. But how? They recognize productivity doesn’t just happen—it’s learned, planned for, and executed with intention.

This session will help you develop strategies and habits in areas that will set you on your way to becoming more productive. You’ll be able to make immediate change upon returning to your office that will contribute to saved minutes in the day and higher productivity throughout your day.

  • Learn how to manage time in a way that promotes streamlining.
  • Adopt new best practices for keeping others on task during meetings.
  • Cure your habit of checking email every 2-4 minutes by discovering more effective ways to process and manage email.
  • Learn a way that provides focus and helps in prioritizing projects.
  • Maximize technology such as Outlook, your Smartphone, and PowerPoint.

Volunteer Fair

At the January education meeting we are hosting a Volunteer Fair, where you can chat with members from each of the departments and find out what opportunities are available so you can find one that best fits your skill set, available time, and what you want to get out of your volunteer work. And did we mention there will be prizes?

Can't attend but still want to volunteer? Email us at!

About the Venue

Welcome to Graduate Seattle! Our historic 1930s Art Deco digs, just a ten-minute stroll to UW’s campus, sits proudly in Seattle’s University District. Purple pride runs deep in the lush lobby, inviting Huskies past and present. Over 36 feet of plaidly clad sofas ease up to a communal coffee table warmly perched fireside. An installation of seashell mobiles dances above, an amped-up wall invites conversation, and jewel-toned rooms wink at our storied past. High above, our scenic rooftop bar serves up hues and mountain views of the inspired landscape.

For groups of two to 200, Graduate Seattle has the right-size ballroom, boardroom or breakout room for your event. Let us host your Seattle wedding, U-Dub meet-up or business meeting. Our creative events and culinary teams will work with you to customize a memorable experience that perfectly suits your gathering.

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