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When: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
12:00 PM
Where: Edison Electric Institute
4th Floor
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States

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WCEE Lunch & Learn Series and Career Building Section 


Fostering Positive Workplace Cultures for Professional Advancement


Effective leadership skills are essential for establishing and fostering positive, productive, inclusive professional relationships with senior leaders, peers, and the employees we manage. 

These skills are essential for our own career advancement and for the ongoing viability of our organizations.

Join us for this Lunch and Learn to discuss interpersonal leadership skills and strategies for career success, and how to best use these skills in support of collaborative and supportive organizational cultures where we all thrive and everyone’s ideas matter.


Hosting the discussion is Dr. Beth Offenbacker, who is the Founder and Principal of Waterford, Inc., an HR consulting and executive coaching firm. Dr. Offenbacker is a dynamic, visionary talent development and engagement executive with corporate, nonprofit, and public agency experience. She brings more than 25 years of experience in training, coaching, talent development, engagement, community relations, marketing, and project management experience to the Waterford team.

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm
Venue: Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, WDC 20004
Meeting Room: 4th Floor TAE Conference room
Closest Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial or Chinatown Metro 
Cost: $0 (WCEE members); $20 (non-WCEE members)
Registration: Seating is limited. There is no registration at the door.
Registration for this event is closed.
Building Security Requirements: Your name must be on the “registrant list” to be allowed access. Please register early.


WCEE is grateful to

Edison Electric Institute

for use of its conference facilities.


Our Speaker

Dr. Beth Offenbacker is the Founder and Principal of Waterford, Inc., an HR consulting and executive coaching firm. As an engagement consultant, she has designed and implemented comprehensive engagement programs that have brought diverse and sometimes divergent viewpoints together in support of positive outcomes. Her consulting experience includes projects completed for private sector companies, including those that are publicly traded; government agencies (local, state and federal); and nonprofit organizations.

Prior to establishing Waterford in 1996, Beth’s work experience included various positions with the federal sector, the electric power industry, a professional trade association, and a marketing firm. She served as Associate Director for Social Media and Engagement with the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs in Old Town Alexandria from 2012-2015.

is an active Tree Steward with Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria (TSAA), and she currently serves as Chair of Continuing Education. Previously, she served as TSAA Training Chair from 2015-2017, with responsibility for leading a committee that coordinated the training of incoming Tree Stewards. Beth also leads green career workshops with the nonprofit Leaders in Energy.




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