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                                                                       2022 Mid-year Conference

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April 14 - 15, 2022
Best Western Agate Beach Inn
Newport, Oregon

2022 OAMR Mid-Year Academy Schedule

The 2022 Mid-Year Conference will be held at the Best Western Agate Beach Inn, in Newport, Oregon, on April 14 and 15, 2022.

This conference provides stellar educational opportunities with one Athenian Leadership Dialogue and one Academy Session. The Academy Session will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022, followed by the Athenian Leadership Dialogue on Friday, April 15, 2022.

The Academy Session is a three-pronged session: The Lens through Which We See the World; The Power of Words; and The Art of Listening. The presenter is Karen Kirk. This session will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the Academy Session is $150.00 for OAMR and IIMC Region IX members, and $165.00 for non-members.

The Athenian Leadership Dialogue is based on the Book, A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell. This session is limited to 30 participants, and will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the Athenian Leadership Dialogue is $75.00.


The Presenter

Karen Kirk has over 25 years of experience, advising presidents, CEO’s, directors, managers and their teams throughout Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Montana, California, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Arizona, & Texas.

Her clients range across the workforce from large corporations to small businesses; non-profit to local government; and school districts to state universities. She has worked with municipalities, assemblies, boards, chambers, associations and native corporations. Additionally, other client are in oil; utilities; engineering; construction; military; legal practices; banking and finance; housing corporations; medical practices; airline and travel & tourism.

Karen Kirk has developed numerous customized professional training programs, keynotes and retreats; facilitated strategic planning processes; developed and refined corporate mission, vision & value statements; counseled and coached executives through advancement, change processes and difficult situations;  facilitated board and assembly meetings; mediated relations between opposing parties; and conducted team and departmental improvement processes.

Karen holds a masters in Counseling & Guidance; a bachelors in Education & Theater; and certifications in MBTI (Myers & Briggs Type Indicator) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). Her diverse experiences in executive management and human development give her a firm foundation in creating unique people solutions within the business environment.



OAMR is excited to offer an Athenian Leadership Dialogue (ALD) during this Conference.

This ALD will provide three education points for both CMC and MMC candidates on completion of an assessment. The cost of the ALD is $75. ALDs are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

The Athenian Leadership Dialogue is based on the book, A Woman of No Importance, by Sonia Purnell. This is an amazing book with lots of twists, turns, themes, and excitement. This ALD will be facilitated by Peggy Hawker.

An Amazon Best Book of April 2019: In this fast-paced biography Sonia Purnell tells the story of Virginia Hall, an American spy who worked undercover in France during World War II for Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). Hall’s story is a surprising one: she began her life in the United States with a mother who wished for the perfect debutante. Hall, however, was more comfortable studying languages, and found herself living abroad and working for the State Department when she lost half her leg in a hunting accident. This setback didn’t slow down Hall at all: she named her wooden prosthetic Cuthbert, drove ambulances in France, and was recruited by a recently formed SOE as a spy in occupied France. Hall posed as a newspaper reporter, enlisting civilians for the French Resistance and establishing an underground network of allies and becoming one of the most important spies during World War II. Purnell does an amazing job bringing Hall’s exploits to life and has crafted a gripping and cinematic biography for an unsung hero of wartime espionage. --Alison Walker

The hotel is honoring the rates for the day before and after the events. Be sure to contact the hotel directly at 541-265-9411 and let them know you are with OAMR for our group rates $113 (Hillside)/$134(Oceanview).

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