Professional Skills in 2021

Time: Thursday, Oct 7th from 2:30 - 3:30 PM (PST)

Location: SESSION 2

Speaker(s): Courtney Alvarado - Wellness Manager, Ashland Food Co-op

This workshop is about improving your Professional Skills and personal conduct in this new world of natural foods and products. Come gain new opportunities and finding success. The workshop focus is about employees wishing to improve professional growth, specifically entry level employees.

Many times existing employees are passed over for promotions or opportunities to grow within their current organization. There is the need for professional training with resume writing, practices in interview skills and techniques, to first impressions. All of these things can help to set candidates apart and align on the road to success or just something different in their career. Specific goals and outcomes will be developed in preparation. 


Courtney Alvarado
– After moving to the States 10 year ago, Courtney left the teaching profession and began working for The Vitamin Shoppe running one of their largest stores and working closely with their corporate offices on the Brand Momentum Team as well as with the Training and Development department to create training materials for all levels of retail and specifically preparing future Store Managers for all aspects of their role.

Many changes and a brief stint working in the culinary world, Courtney moved back into retail at the Ashland Food Coop and soon after took up the role as Wellness Manager. Courtney has a passion for the nuances of workplace and all the personalities which make it function.

Courtney lives in beautiful Ashland with her husband and two small children.