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AIGA Postcard Exchange

Join us for a year-end postcard exchange! We're on a mission to brighten these short, winter days with a little bit of joy via snail mail. Join AIGA Portland for […]

Thermal Continuity of the Building Skin

Virtual Event

January 2021 Monthly Meeting Time:  Jan 5 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm Meeting Title: Thermal Continuity of the Building Skin: Detail-Level Insight into The Balance of Thermal Separation and Structural Support Location: Live […]

Urban Design Panel: Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge

Virtual Event

What could the future Burnside Bridge look like? Portland’s aging downtown bridges are not expected to withstand a major earthquake. That’s why Multnomah County is taking the lead on making […]

Kalama Elementary School Tour

Virtual Event

Nestled in the hillside of its community, Kalama Elementary School is a new K-5 replacement elementary school that attempts to answer the question, “How do you create a new contemporary […]

Fat-Free Gracewriting

Virtual Event

Wimpy writing just doesn't get results! Gracewriting® teaches you to write with power by being clear, concise and correct. We help you write with grace by putting your reader's needs first.
In today’s lightning-fast business environment, no one has time to read wordy emails, confusing reports or jargon-filled letters. It’s just good business to write succinctly and correctly, creating energized documents that connect with the reader.This Graceworks workshop involves a lot more than putting pen to paper. We interact. We experience. We compete. What does that have to do with better writing? Everything! Be ready to be big and bold as you experience Gracewriting®.
Learning Objectives
Make the Human Connection® by putting your reader first. It’s not about you; it’s all about them!
Tap into the power of the English language by replacing weak verbs, nouns and adjectives with strong action verbs. Powerful language is persuasive language.
Write to express ideas in a simple, clear manner by eliminating time-wasters like unnecessary.
Keynote Speaker
Judy Straalsund, Freedom Finder with Graceworks, has served firms ranging from HOK and Skanska to Hewlett Packard and the Portable Sanitation Association (i.e., the “Porta-Potty” folks) for more than 20 years. Providing creative solutions for a variety of programs, Judy is a dynamic combination of experienced presentation coach, corporate trainer, artistic director, and mountaineering guide. She’s a born leader who helps people achieve their best.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Judy also heads up our Gracewriting® Division. A published author and playwright, Judy is a master storyteller who also provides copyediting and quality assurance services for firms like Kodak, Nike and Intel. To top it off, she’s a trained practitioner of Whole Brain® Thinking and would love to talk with you about writing proposals with your whole brain!
Judy is geeky about everything from prepositions and punctuation to persuasive writing and corporate presentations. She’d love to help you find your inner geek too!

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$15.00 Non-Member Registration

AIA Oregon 2030 Working Group

Virtual Event

Join AIA Oregon for a discussion on how Oregon firms are tracking and meeting Architecture 2030 goals through AIA’s Design Data Exchange (DDx) reporting tool. The AIA 2030 Commitment is […]

Healthcare, the Built Environment, and the Surfaces that Surround Us

Virtual Event

Register NOW to receive your virtual invitation LINK to join us for a Continuing Education opportunity from Wilsonart and EB Bradley Company Thursday, January 21st from 12pm- 1pm with product sharing from Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces. CEU […]

IIDA Oregon Chapter – 2021 NCIDQ Roundtable_Tickets

Virtual Event

Considering taking the NCIDQ exam? Come learn from our Oregon NCIDQ Ambassador! This virtual presentation will provide an overview of the NCIDQ Exam, including eligibility, application and in-depth review of […]

Meet our Van Evera Bailey Fellows!

Virtual Event

You're invited to a special lunchtime event to celebrate AFO's latest Van Evera Bailey Fellow and hear from last year's fellows about their projects! Please join us at this event […]