The Lubbock chapter of the Association for Women in Communications will host its annual half-day workshop on Tuesday (Feb. 9), at the Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St. This year’s theme, “Ways to Wow in the Workplace,” focuses on sharing ideas to boost your business.

With topics ranging from technology to communication in a multigenerational workplace to the ever-important job search, anyone can benefit from the expert sessions offered this year.

Nationally recognized technology guru Beth Ziesenis, known as “Your Nerdy Best Friend,” will present “Secret Tech Weapons to Wow in the Workplace.”

  • What if you could schedule a committee meeting without having to send three dozen emails to find a time everyone could meet? Or automate your little tasks that keep you from your real work? Or pass off annoying projects to someone else – without breaking the bank? And what if you could pull all this off straight from your mobile device – without an IT degree? Join Your Nerdy Best Friend, author Beth Ziesenis, to discover how to use free and bargain technology tools you never knew existed to work more efficiently with your teams, create professional-level graphics and wow your colleagues. This high-energy session will give you 30+ tools that will leave people asking, “How do they do that?”

Sherri Elliott-Yeary is the founder and CEO of the human resources consulting firm Sherri Elliott-Yeary, LLC, as well as the author of “Ties to Tattoos: Turning Generational Differences into a Competitive Advantage,” now in its second edition, and “You Can Have It All, Just Not All At Once.” Her unique insight into generational challenges has earned her the title, “the Generational Guru.” She will present “Dynamic Communication: Bridging Generational Divide in the Workplace.”

  • The mix of four distinct generations all working together – Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials – is creating disconnects in communication and inhibiting productivity and success. The generations composing the workforce have grown up in vastly different times. Their backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and approaches vary immensely, shaping different work styles that create certain barriers to effective communication. In order to create an environment where multigenerational groups can no longer just survive, but thrive, organizations must invest time and energy into understanding the communication styles of their employees.
  • This session will provide practical skills that can be leveraged to assist organizations in breaking down communication barriers. You can harness the strengths of these various generations into a cohesive team – creating a true competitive advantage. Learn about the distinct characteristics of various generations in the workplace and how they’re causing communication gaps. Discover how to break down communication barriers and create a common language across various generations. Identify tools you can use in empowering various generations to work together as a cohesive team.

Spencer Schacht, lead counselor and assistant director of the Texas Tech University Career Center, will break down what a resume really should – and should not – be in 2016.

  • This session will teach you how to build your resume; when to use a digital resume; what a resume should look like; when and how to include hobbies, extracurricular activities and things not directly related to the job for which you’re applying; when to update your resume; what you’re doing wrong on your resume; and what you could do to get a better response when searching for a new position.

In addition to the speakers’ sessions, the workshop will include a buffet lunch. General admission tickets are $65 each, and reservations are required at by Jan. 29.

The workshop begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m., and sessions will run from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The chapter’s spring membership mixer will immediately follow the workshop.

For additional information contact Glenys Young at (325) 518-9889, (806) 834-3079 or 

(News release from the Lubbock chapter of the Association for Women in Communications)