June Newsletter
40th Anniversary
Future of Work Summit
August 16, 2019
Contest #9


People who want to explore what work will be like in a post #METOO world and with an increase in Mental Illness.

People who want to learn about how to accommodate Giftedness in themselves and the people they work with.

People who are 1-10 years out from leaving their jobs and want to explore what's next.

Anyone who is new to SVVCI® programs and want to see what it is all about.

Hope we see you in August!
SVVCI® 40th Anniversary
Future of Work Summit
AUGUST 16, 2019
We are excited to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in
Business by inviting 40 of you to celebrate with us at: 


Here are the topic areas:

Susan and John discuss the state of women and men in in the age of #metoo

 Life After Corporate Panel:
(All star panel that has successfully transitioned to post corporate careers)
Roberta Teran 
Crossroads Reach Out Director-Human Sex Trafficking Prevention India & Cincinnati, Ohio 
Hilary Beard
Award winning writer, public speaker, trainer and
Personal Development Coach
Christal Fisher    
Ordained Minister Christian Church in the Southwest 
Mike Colucci
Board President Saginaw Township Community Schools and STEM Advocate and Volunteer

Featured Speaker: Linda Kreger Silverman Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist;Director Institute of Study of Advanced Development/Gifted Development Center Linda will be talking about the latest developments in understanding Adult Giftedness and will administer the Her latest Gifted Adult Inventory with each participant!

Guest Speaker Presentation on the effect of increasing Mental Illness on today's Workplace.

Susan Van Vleet
Founder& CEO Susan Van Vleet Consultants®, Inc.
John Van Vleet
VP, Susan Van Vleet Consultants®, Inc.

4:00 PM Cocktail Reception
The Four Seasons Hotel and Spa 
Westlake Village, CA. 91361
Cost: $2500 PP 
Early Registration discount $1,750 till June 30th.

Group Discount: $2000 (3 or more on one credit card):
Only 9 spots left!

2019 Public Workshop Schedule    

Leading Projects through Relationship, Commitment and Purpose©
July 15-19, 2019
Westlake Village CA $5,000

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
July 25-26, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,250

40th Anniversary Celebration of SVVCI®
August 16, 2016
Four Seasons, Westlake Village, CA

Women Moving Forward®
September 18-20, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $4,750

Managing Corporate Change©
September 10-12, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,750

Enabling Purpose through Relationship©
September 24-26, 2019
Westlake Village CA $3,750

Advanced Men's Course®
October 15-17, 2019 Catch Up Day Oct 14
New attendees $4,950 Returning from 2018 $4,175 FULL

Women Moving Forward®
October 16-18, 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
$6,750 Only 3 spaces left!

Women's Leadership Retreat® New Edition!!
November 6-8, 2019
Four Seasons Westlake Village CA

Smart People: Managing and Retaining Gifted Employees©
November 12-14, 2019
Westlake Village, CA

Advanced Women Moving Forward®
December 5-6, 2019
Westlake Village, CA $3,250

Want to congratulate Susan and John for the 40th Anniversary of SVVCI®?
Grab your iPhone and shoot a quick video thanks: Say congrats and what you got from SVVCI© work. Example "Congrats Susan and John on the 40th Anniversary of the company, I took Women Moving Forward® 15 years ago and it changed my life!" No, 12 years olds to help you with movie technology? Send a quick email communicating in good old words (same format.) Keep it short and sweet. We will compile all into a montage for the 40th. Email it to us at svvconsult@svanvleetconsult.com
John and Sue Denver 30th cel;ebration

Three 747’s Crashing Every Week:
Who Cares?

Well, rural voters across the country care!  You should too.  The opioid crisis is killing the equivalent of three Boeing 747 Airplanes full of humans EVERY WEEK!  As if this isn’t enough impetus for action, a poll that came out this week rated the Opioid Crisis as the #1 issue that concerns rural voters with Healthcare #2 and the Economy #3.  And the reality is the death rate continues to skyrocket. More 747’s  will crash next year, too.

Here are a few hidden parts of the crisis that go beyond the obvious tragic loss of life.

1.     The ripple effect that virtually no one sees is the collapse of the Foster Carefrom the opioid crisis.  The foster care system was already crumbling before the opioid crisis materialized.  So think for a moment the 70,000 estimated opioid related deaths in 2018 and how many children were immediately put in jeopardy.  
2.     How many people are addicted to opioids “survive” but are incapacitated and no longer able to care for their children?   A million? A 1,500,000?  3,000,000?  Social workers in Ohio have kids sleeping in their offices because they have nowhere else to send them!

All horrible granted, but here is the kicker:

In a recent study here in California stated: 70% of people in prison were in the foster care system as children!!
So what does this portend as to the long term repercussions of the opioid crisis for the next generations to come?  How many families end up homeless?  Will it create an ever-increasing number of damaged children that will grow up unable to function?

3.     Lost jobs in the drug companies: The lawsuits have begun.  The Sackler family (owners of Purdue Pharmaceutical) settled out of court for $270 million just for the state of Oklahoma opioid lawsuit. Teva Pharmaceutical settled for $85 million in the same state.   2,000 lawsuitsare now lined up currently! Companies are preemptively cutting jobs and some are filing for bankruptcy.   Johnson and Johnson refuses to settle out of court and will be fighting to see if they can get a smaller settlement in Oklahoma.  Who will pay for the legal fees?  But Oklahoma is a tiny state with a tiny opioid problem compared to Ohio.  What will all those suits cost? 
4.     Lastly in Ohio and West Virginia employers simply can’t find local people to fill the job openings they have.  One Ohio employer does not drug test job applicants he just asks what drugs they are using.  In West Virginia an employer struggling to fill vacancies, because 50% of all applicants fail the pre-employment  drug test.  

1.   The truth is, rehab works the reality is only 18% of those who need treatment can access it due to lack of insurance and or availability of rehab beds. 

2.   Whether you feel compassion for the lives ruined or you just don’t want your tax dollars drained by the Opioid Crisis. You should be in favor of government-funded rehab.  People don’t stop using these highly addictive drugs through “will power!” They need treatment.  Without it they are a drain on every other government program that provides any safety net: Medicaid, unemployment, disability, foster care for kids, emergency room visits, on and on…  

We must look at why people choose numbing out with opioids. They are self-medicating if you will, but from what?  Look at the map of where opioids have become most devastating.   West Virginia, Ohio, rural Pennsylvania: rust belt and coal mining states have been hit disproportionately.  Is the loss of a decent living and more change than they know how to cope with fueling the crisis?

Elections are coming local, state and national.  Vote for candidates that have a comprehensive plan to resolve the crisis, not just empty promises.   Ones that look at cause not just cure. CUTTING OFF THE SUPPLY DOES NOTHING.  Only cutting off the demand ever ends the crisis.

As always we invite your comments.

Susan will be leading...
Women Moving Forward®
in Geneva, Switzerland,
October 16-18, 2019
Don't miss the opportunity to for
women to attend WMF® in Europe!

Course fee $6,750
$500 discount for 2 registering from the same Company at the same time.

Only 1 space left!
Nobody gets me!

Whether it is your team, your boss or your kids, or yourself, misunderstanding "smart people" can be a real problem.

Do you know how much conflict is generated in teams because the Visual Spatials and Auditory Sequentials see the world totally differently?

Moody, Aloof, defiant, Fragile, Argumentative, Arrogant, Condescending, Overly Emotional, Self Absorbed, Finicky, Needy, Disorganized and so many more...

All these descriptors of gifted people that point to the lack of understanding we have about what come with the package of Giftedness.

Join us to learn the complexities of Giftedness that will allow you to be successful with all the gifted people in your life.
Smart People:
Managing and Retaining Gifted People©
November 12-14, 2019 DATE CHANGE
Westlake Village, CA
Change driving you nuts?
Rapid growth,
SAP implementations,
Thousands of our clients around the world have used Managing Corporate Change© to save their teams and sanity from the ravages of unbridled change.

Managing Corporate Change©
September 10-12, 2019,
Westlake Village, CA $3,750
From Susan:
Since I will be leading 2 Women Leadership Retreats in 2019 I have had to make some changes to my schedule for 2019.

The Women Moving Forward® scheduled for New Jersey is the last community based workshop I will be leading outside of California. I will still be available to lead WMF® inside your company wherever you are. 

In addition, in 2019, I will only lead 2 community based Women Moving Forwards®in California: March 13-15, 2019 & September 18-20, 2019. The cost for those will be $4750 pp. To register at the 2018 price, $3750 per person you must register by December 1, 2018. 
Added: Women's Leadership Retreat® in November 2019 Only 4 spaces left!
See below for Details.
WLR 2018
Advanced Men's Course© 2019
Contest #12

The 2018 theme was Our Relationships and Responsibilities to Women in the age of #metoo. It was intense, raw and powerful with breakthroughs and results for all.
2019 will start where 2018 left off...

The session will deal with how do we build and rebuild community with in our companies, cities, families to heal to schisms that exist in fractured societies.
Dates: October 15-17, 2019
Catch up day October 14.
Location: Ojai, California
Course Fee 2017 Returnees
$4,250 Newbies $4,950
FULL Watch for 2020 Dates

Susan Van Vleet Consultants, Inc.®
An International Consulting Company
31416 Agoura Rd. Suite 255, 
Westlake Village, CA 91360, USA
PHONE (303) 660-5206