Saturday, June 12, 2010

Session Spotlight: "Finding Your Creativity" & "The Power of Evaluation"

This week, we highlight TWO sessions from another great speaker, Mona Dunkin. “Finding Your Creativity" and "The Power of Evaluation" are sure to give you some new tools for your life and career.

Session: Finding Your Creativity
Creativity is defined as the 'ability to generate innovative ideas and manifest them from thought into reality'. The process involves original thinking and then producing. If you think about it, the process of creation was historically reserved for deities creating "from nothing". Over time, the term creativity came to include human innovation, especially in art and science.

Session leader Mona Dunkin says, "Each day is a gift from the Maker of days. You have been gifted with creativity to use for good or for naught." In this session, you will explore specific steps to enable you to be a problem solver and become self-advocating.

Session: The Power of Evaluation

Evaluation enables you to know who you are and what you stand for. In this session, you will learn:

  • Challenge yourself to excellence
  • Lessen dependency on approval of others
  • Freedom to be true to yourself
  • Promote healthy competition
  • Encourage non-judgmental judgment
  • Great De-stressor – you teach yourself what you need to learn
  • Marvelous motivator – make better choices with greater pay-off

About Mona Dunkin
Mona Dunkin, CT/RT is the founder of Solution Principles, a company specializing in maximum people development by training employees to be more productive through improved communication skills, organizational abilities, goal setting, conflict resolution, office protocol, supervisory and employee interactive skills. She has engaged in public speaking, writing and the development of educational materials since 1980 and is a published author.
Mona takes the complex and makes it simple. She has been motivating people to excellence for thirty years, training in a wide venue from large companies to small businesses, in municipals and criminal justice. She presents 90-100 programs each year.
Mona works with the Salvation Army's Federal Bureau of Prison’s Comprehensive Sanctions Center as a contract counselor and life-skills presenter. She has developed a dynamic ten-week series entitled Don't Cope, Overcome. She also does extensive facilitator training for those working with the at-risk population.

Mona is certified in Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, Lead Management, Mental Health and Youth Counseling, Board Certified in Faith-based Counseling and has attained fourth level Accreditation with International Training in Communications. She is a HUB vendor.
She is originally from West Virginia and became a Texas in 1964. Her husband, Garland, is retired from retail sales. They have one daughter and son-in-law, Melinda and John Binkley who live in DeSoto, Texas. Mona and Garland have four grandchildren.
Mona is actively involved with her church, Bosqueville United Methodist and also serves at the conference level. Her interests include reading, rock and stamp collecting, gardening, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and games of all kinds.

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These are just two of the many great sessions to choose from at this year's Central Texas Women's Leadership Conference! Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 28, 2010 and watch our website for online registration to open mid-June. It will be a full day of learning, inspiration, networking, shopping and fun! Bring a friend, sister, or co-worker and enjoy the day together.

* Vendor & Sponsor Opportunities Still Available *
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This conference is hosted by the Central Texas Area Council of the American Business Women's Association. For more information on ABWA, visit

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