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October 2012
October Highlights
Congratulations Class of 2012
A View from the Top
Recipe for a Great Leader
Information Forums
Alumni Success

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2012 Calendar of Events


November 1

Puget Sound Graduation Celebration


November 8

Portland Graduation Celebration


Leadership & Community Events 



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Congratulations Class of 2012! 

Our 64 Leadership Discovery and Leadership Navigation participants have been on a transformational eight-month journey and now it's time to celebrate their accomplishments. Come cheer them on at our Graduation Celebrations -November 1st in Puget Sound and November 8th in Portland. 

Highlights: Featured keynote speakers Michael E. Chen (Puget Sound)and Kris Aman (Portland), raffle prizes, special awards and much more! Registration ends soon, get your tickets today! 

A View from the Top - "Developing Global Leaders to Lead Global Markets"


EDI is co-hosting " An Executive Panel" with Seattle University, Albers School of Business, on November 2, 2012 from 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM. It will be held in the Casey Building of Seattle University.

You are not going to want to miss this event! Why?


#1 - We have organized a stellar cast of executive panelists, at least one of whom you may never get to hear speak in-person again.


#2 - Our panelists will be discussing one of the hottest business topics of the decade that could possibly change the course of your career, if not your life.


And ... get ready for it ...


#3 - It's FREE!!! How often do you hear that? 


Space is LIMITED to 70 seats. RSVP to edi@ediorg.org by Oct 26th to reserve your spot.



Michael Chen 
 Former President
NBC News   
 Phyllis Kenney 
Washington State   
Edmond Mesrobian 
Chief of Technology

Recipe for Great Leaders 

Looking for a recipe for making a great leader? Aren't we all? The bad news is that a standard recipe doesn't exist. The good news is that everyone already has the main ingredient - yourself! Adding some spices and allowing time to grow will create the best leader - a true authentic leader - someone who knows who they are and practices their values consistently.

EDI has two programs - Discovery and Navigation - that help you further unlock your potential as an authentic leader. The first program leads you through a process of discovery. Why do you do the things you do? How does your culture influence your actions? How are those perceived? With a better understanding of who you are, the second program allows you to continue your journey in bringing out the best leader in you.

Don't wait, start cooking today!
Applications for all EDI programs are due November 30, 2012.  There is limited space per program. Apply Today

Click here to Read a great article about 'Discovering Your Authentic Leadership'.

Information Forums
If you want to learn more about EDI and our 2013 Leadership Discovery & Leadership Navigation Programs attend one of our Information Sessions: 
  • Friday, October 26th at 12:30 PM - Nike Campus, Beaverton, Oregon
  • Monday, November 5th at 4:30 PM - Boeing Longacres (Boeing Employees Only)
  • General Info Sessions are also offered every Wednesday morning at 8:30 AM in the EDI office in Bellevue. Please contact us for details. 

EDI Alumni Success Stories
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  

Dean Johnson, Class of 2006,  has been promoted to Senior Manager at Coinstar 

Gloria Chang, Class of 2008,  has been elected Board President of World Affairs Council's Young Professionals International Network
We would like to include stories about your leadership successes and challenges in our newsletters. Your testimonies will help unite our community while giving practical advice to colleagues. Send your stories to edi@ediorg.org. Thanks in advance for your participation and for your voice.

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