Annual administrative workshop scheduled Sept. 11
Formal presentations, a team-building activity and luncheon await administrative personnel from throughout the state when they assemble Sept. 11 for the 21st annual ITD Administrative Support Workshop in Boise.
The workshop theme appropriately focuses on “Sailing to Success,” by providing participants opportunities to learn from each other and to explore topics that relate to their professional careers. A late-morning team-building event will feature a “Jeopardy” style quiz about Idaho.
Workshop organizers have secured a varied list of merchant and individual donations that will be awarded in the form of door prizes. Free drawings are planned – one in the morning and two in the afternoon. (See partial list of contributors.) Those who haven’t contributed (homemade items are acceptable) but would like to do so should contact a member of the organizing committee by Sept. 4.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Nazareth Retreat Center, 4450 N. Fivemile Road. The professional development and networking workshop is limited to the first 125 who register. Because of support from ITD’s executive management team, there is no registration fee for ITD employees. A report this week indicates about half of the seats remain available.
Deputy Director Scott Stokes will join 2008 workshop chairperson Judie Cahoon in providing opening remarks and an official welcome at 8:30 a.m.
The tentative agenda is:
This year’s workshop organizing team includes: Judie Cahoon, chairman, Division of Motor Vehicles; Judy Rogers, Division of Transportation Planning and Programming; Janie Stillwell, Division of Highways, Highway Operations; Diane Smith, Division of Transportation Planning and Programming, Roadway Design; Trish Peterson, Division of Highways, Right of Way; Lois Wood, GARVEE Program office.
Door prize contributors (as of Tuesday, Aug. 12)
Mike Cram, The Cheesecake Factory, AAA Idaho, Dan Wiebold Ford, Cafe Ole, Terracon, The Melting Pot, Roaring Springs Water Park, Birds Of Prey Center, Ultra Touch Full Service Car Wash & Detailing, MacDonald's, Murphy's Seafood, Idaho-E. Oregon Onion Committee, Idaho Beef Council, Marc Munch ITD, Skillings Connolly, Matthew Moore, Avondale Golf & Tennis Club, Chicago Connection.
Holiday Inn, Idaho Dairy Products Commission, Idaho Wheat Commission, Chuck-A-Rama Buffet, Dba Domino's Pizza, Ram Restaurant & Brewhouse, Garden Center West, Flowerama, Ashley Inn Hotel, Yoga For Wellness, Cobby's Sandwich Shops, Boise Little Theater, Blue Cross of Idaho, CJ's Salon, Bigelow Tea, Fanci Freez, Flicks Movie Theaters, Discovery Center of Idaho, See's Candies Donation Department, Parametrix.