Upcoming Events

Reducing Management Headaches:

Advanced Strategies to Deal with Complex Workforce Issues

Cascadia Business Development has partnered with the Missoula Chamber of Commerce to offer business leaders a 12-month leadership training program to help them build their leadership capacity. All sessions to be held at the Chamber Board Room from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

9/27/17 – A Leader’s Role: Building Team Participation and Solving Problems
10/25/17 – Communicating with Your People
11/29/17 – Managing Change
01/31/18 – Delegating to improve people and productivity
02/28/18 – Improving Work Habits
03/28/18 – Managing Complaints
04/25/18 – Resolving Conflict
05/30/18 – Developing Goals and Standards for Employees
06/25/18 - Giving Feedback to Employees
07/25/18 – Coaching Job Skills
08/29/18 – Effective Discipline
09/26/18 – Communicate Up, Down, and Across

Joni to present: "Expand your Marketing & BD Capacity: Connect People, Process, Promotions and Profitability"

CUNA (Credit Union National Association) Marketing and Business Development Council Conference in San Francisco

March 12th, 2018

Colleen and Libby to conduct 2-day “Building Better Businesses” training for BBB Northwest Marketplace Representatives

Seattle, WA

March 12-13, 2018

Past Events

Council of BBBs International Assembly


Sep 17-18

Capacity Building Strategies: Connecting Purpose, People and Process" At Cronin Customer Service Management Seminar

Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 7-9

The telecom industry is changing rapidly. Colleen Rudio joins Tim Owens and his national team of experts in presenting a unique blend of technology, regulatory and management training. Over the two-day seminar, Rudio will provide attendees one-on-one coaching and implementation strategies on build capacity in their organizations across all functional areas.

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Council of BBBs Board Meeting

Washington, DC

Jun 21-22

DEQ Leadership Training: Libby and Joni presented a 5 hour training: “Building Leadership Capacity in Your Organization.”

Billings, MT

May 31 and June 1

Building Capacity for Change Management

First Interstate Bank branches via video conferencing

Friday, May 19, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration) and 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Event)
Speaker: Libby Brunell

Change is inevitable in our ever-evolving business world. How do training and development leaders help people in their organizations understand change, encourage buy-in and plan to train people as change occurs? Building your capacity to manage change will allow you to understand the three types of change, communicate effectively through change, address the right concerns, and develop strategies to successfully cope with change.

Sponsored by Big Sky Chapter of the Association for Talent Development

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Lake County JSEC Spring Workshop

Polson, MT

April 20

Colleen will be facilitating a 4-hour workshop (topic TBD)

John Ruffato Business Startup Challenge

April 13,

Colleen is one of several local and regional business professionals who will be judging this annual business plan competition.

Teams are vying for over $50,000 in cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase their business idea to potential investors and other supporters.

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Council of BBBs Board Meeting

Washington, DC

Apr 12-13

MSCPA Conference

March 22 and 23

Cascadia sponsors this annual event for the MT Society for CPAs and will host a vendor booth.

Libby and Colleen presented "Effective Communication Skills" to the MT Medical Association.

Helena, MT

Feb 17

Colleen presented "How to Design Your Plan for Success" at the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Conference.

9:00 am Radisson Colonial Hotel, Helena, MT

Feb 9

Colleen Rudio will be speaking at the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit Feb. 9. "How to Design your Plan for Success" promises to be a thought-provoking, high energy presentation that will give attendees immediately useful tools and ideas.

Find out more about the DBE program and register here

Cascadia was a featured entrepreneur at the State of Missoula Luncheon. Colleen, Libby and Joni each led table discussions.

Missoula, MT

Jan 17

Colleen was the speaker at the Missoula Businesswomen's Network Empowerment Luncheon.

Missoula, MT

Oct 25

Cascadia was a vendor at the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center Compete Smart Conference. Fairmont Hot Springs

Fairmont Hot Springs, MT

Oct 5 - Oct 7

Cascadia hosted Powerhouse Montana's Mentor Monday at the Montana Distillery.

Missoula, MT

Sept 26

Libby co-presented with John MacDonald "Crisis Communications" at the MT Society of Association Executives meeting.

Missoula, MT

Sept 21

Association for Accounting Marketers

Las Vegas, NV

Jun 12-15

Colleen and Joni will be presenting "Expanding Your Business Development Capacity: Linking People, Process, Promotion & Profitability" on June 14th.

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Council of BBBs Board Meeting

Washington, DC

Dec 5-6