Professional Development

I have worked in educational publishing for more than 20 years and have been a member of the following professional organizations:

  • The Association of Educational Publishers (1987-2009)
  • The Military Child Education Coalition (2005-2009)
  • The Association for Women in Communications
  • The International Association of Business Communicators (2003-Present)
  • Throughout my professional career I've had numerous opportunities to participate in conferences and webinars to enhance my skills, to broaden my network, and to grow. Those opportunities have given me the chance to hone presentation skills and the honor of accepting several publishing and content development awards. Some of those opportunities include:Julie FInlay with KidPower Award for Best Publishing Campaign in 2005.

  • Military Child Education Coalition Conference: Seminar attendee, exhibitor
  • Association of Educational Publishers Annual Conference: Seminar attendee, award recipient (numerous years)
  • Kid, Youth & Parent Power Conferences: Seminar attendee, award recipient (right, 2005)
  • SpeakEasy: Talk So People Listen: Participant in presentation skills training (2007)
  • Stanford University Publishing Course for Professionals (now sponsored by Yale University): Student (2007)
  • Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA): Conference attendee (2010, 2012)
  • Conference attendee (2013, 2014) and presenter (2014)

  • For a full list of my honors and awards, please see my curriculum vitae.

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