April Newsletter
Susan in Cincinnati and New Jersey!
Well actually Susan will be in: Princeton, New Jersey to Lead
Women Moving Forward®
December 5-7, 2018
Course Fee $3,750
Only 8 spaces Register Now!
Cityscape Cincinnati
Susan will be in Cincinnati, OH
Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Course Fee: $3,750
Space Limited Register Now!

Adv. Women Moving Forward
October 16-17, 2018
Course fee: $2,750
Space Limited Register Now!
2018 Public Workshop Schedule    

Managing Corporate Change©
May 22-24, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women's Leadership Retreat®
May 1-3, 2018  Catch up day April 30
Ojai, CA        $4,950 FULL

Men, Relationships and Work©
June 5-7, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
June 13-14, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $2,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
July 30-August 1, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
August 10-12, 2018
Westlake, Village, CA $3,750

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
September 24-28, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $5,000

Women Moving Forward®
October 10-12, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $3,750

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
October 16-17, 2018
Cincinnati, OH $2,750

Advanced Men's Course©
October 23-25, 2018 Catch Up Day Oct, 22
Ojai CA $4,950 2017 Returnees $4,175

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
November 8-9, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $2,750

Managing Corporate Change©
November 13-15, 2018
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Women Moving Forward®
December 6-7, 2018
Princeton, NJ $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationships©
December 11-13, 2018
Westlake Village CA $3,750


Couples Course© 2019
January 25-27, 2019 Catch up day January 24
Price per couple $3,000
Big Island of Hawaii

Women's Leadership Retreat®
April 30-May 2, 2019 Catch up day April 29
Location TBD
Is Your State KIlling You?

“Deaths of Despair” are rising in some states and decreasing in others. A shocking study from the University of Washington shows that premature deaths are rising in in twenty-one states. The study focused on men and women age 20-55.  In spite of all the medial advances in cancer treatment, HIV and automobile safety, life expectancy is dropping in some states as while its rising in others. 
The Good news: California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas added 2 years to life expectancy. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii and New Hampshire gained one year.
The Bad News:  Two-year drops in life expectancy were identified in West Virginia, Kentucky, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, and Maine lost one year.
The soaring Opioid crisis (a 348% increase during the study) along with alcohol, suicide, and obesity coupled with the lack Mental Health Services are the main culprits in individual’s early demise. 
At the same time Spain and Portugal have implemented programs that have cut Opioid deaths in half. This program does not focus on incarceration. The program touts that the Opposite of Addiction is not Sobriety it is Connection.  Their program emphasizes reconnecting addicts to community, jobs and education. If we in the US stay committed to punishment rather than rehabilitation and re-connection for medical problems, we can plan on these horrible numbers to continue go in the wrong direction.
If you want to read more Google “Deaths of Despair” there are plenty of articles to deepen your understanding of the issues.
As always we invite your comments.

Men Relationships and Work©
The expectation on today’s professionals has changed drastically in recent years.  Although the numbers of men and women in R&D, Engineering, Sales, Supply Chain and IT are becoming more evenly split, management is still predominately male. Men and women have distinctive ways of thinking and working. The ability for men to be attuned to these differences especially in organizations that still think and manage, in very traditional male ways, is difficult. Unacceptable employee satisfaction scores and unacceptable retention rates of women vs. those of men is an indicator of a systemic problem that must be addressed. 
Relationships and work©
5-7, 2018
Westlake Village, CA
Advanced Men's Course©
The 2018 theme is Our Relationships and Responsibilities to Women in the age of #metoo. From sexual violence to discrimination in the corporate world to the inherent advantages women have in todays collaborative world of work: What are our responsibilities as leaders. co-workers, spouses, fathers and role models to the women in our world? Pre-work will include challenging material like The Hunting Ground and The End of Men and the Rise of Women.  Projects and experiments will also be part of the preparation for this year’s course.

Dates: October 23-25, 2018
Catch up day October 22.
Location: Ojai, California
Course Fee 2017 Returnees
$4,750 Newbies $4,950
CC 2018
CC 2108
Couples Course©
January 25-27,
Catch up day Jan. 24
Spectacular results again this year at the Couple Course©!

Here are the Photos from the 2018 Course.

Don't be left out of the picture next year!

Join us in Paradise on the Big Island where we have found renewal and enrichment for 35 years.

Cost per couple $3,000

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for 2019

"Thanks for ALL you did and continue to do for us and so many people. We are so grateful to have been here with you both and the other couples. Some who will be lifelong friends."

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255, 
Westlake Village, CA 91360, USA
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