July 16, 2013 – Courtney Banks Spaeth spoke at the Dream Careers Seminar Series in Washington, DC. Dream Careers, formerly University of Dreams Inc., was founded in February of 2000 and hosted its inaugural internship program at Santa Clara University. The first program was comprised of 73 motivated college students from top universities around the country, all looking to enhance their academic experience by challenging themselves with a competitive internship. After the first summer, word began to spread about the life-changing impact the program had on its initial 73 participants, and the company has continued expanding its program locations to foster the career dreams of students who have ambitions to work in major cities around the world. To date, Dream Careers operates in 11 cities globally, has a network of 5,000 employers offering challenging work experience, and has enabled 13,000 students to go after their dream careers.
September 25-26, 2013 – growth[period]’s CEO Courtney Spaeth moderated two panels at the 2013 ASIS Annual Conference in Chicago this week. Mrs. Spaeth moderated a panel on Human Trafficking, as well as one on The Motivations of a Spy. See descriptions of both panels.
Human Trafficking – The arms business, drug trade, and human trafficking are among the leading revenue generators for criminal enterprises. Their influence is both global and local, and the demarcation among the international players has blurred. From small towns to corporate venues and metroplexes, no place is immune. Look into recognizing patterns of trafficking enterprises, methods for preventing their exploits and approaches to rescuing victims. Explore options with experts and organizations that have gained success in thwarting these crimes.
The Motivations of a Spy – Understanding the motivations of several convicted U. S. spies becomes clearer when applying different models of a personality analysis method known as reversal theory (RT). Unlike trait theory, RT postulates that personality is best understood as involving patterns of change, rather than fixed traits. What other personality assessment tools might dismiss as “noise” in a person’s changing personality may be the signals that RT identifies as indicators that can evolve into a dangerous insider threat.
October 1, 2013 – growth[period] CEO, Courtney Banks Spaeth, attended the inaugural Washington DC “Women of Influence” Senior Executive Dinner. Mrs. Spaeth was included because of her significant contributions to business in both the public and private sectors. She was specially chosen and invited to attend in recognition of her dedication to elevating women leaders in business.
October 10, 2013 – growth[period] CEO, Courtney Banks Spaeth, attended a D.C. Economic Club luncheon. The luncheon featured Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont. Executives from Morgan Stanley, Grant Thornton, and Access Point HR Solutions joined Mrs. Spaeth as her guests.
October, 2013 – growth[period] joined the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The IACLEA advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is the leading voice for the campus public safety community.
The IACLEA was created by eleven college and university security directors who met in November of 1958 at Arizona State University to discuss job challenges and mutual problems, and to create a clearinghouse for information and issues shared by campus public safety directors across the country. Today, IACLEA membership represents more than 1,200 colleges and universities in 20 countries. In addition to the colleges and universities, which are institutional members, IACLEA has 2,000 individual memberships held by campus law enforcement staff, criminal justice faculty members, and municipal chiefs of police.
November, 2013 – growth[period] supported Feed 4 More, an annual community food drive sponsored by Whole Foods Market. growth[period]’s contribution will go directly towards providing healthy, balanced meals to families, seniors, and children in need.
January, 2014 – growth[period] proudly supported the recent World T.E.A.M. Sports Face of America bike ride, honoring the men and women who were wounded or disabled while in service.
April 6, 2014 – growth[period] staff recently had the opportunity to volunteer with DC Central Kitchen, helping the Kitchen prep for over 5,000 healthy meals that were delivered to 100 nearby homeless shelters, transitional homes, and nonprofit organizations!
April 23, 2014 – growth[period] supported the fight against pancreatic cancer with a donation to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The donations allow the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to continue funding promising research grants, advocate for more federal support for pancreatic cancer scientists, provide accurate information about the disease for patients and caregivers, and increase awareness in communities around the country. growth[period] is also helping them to realize their Vision of Progress goal to double the pancreatic cancer survival rate by 2020.
growth[period] is proud of the commitment and generosity that provides hope and invaluable resources to someone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
May 5, 2014 – growth[period] attends Arianna Huffington’s conversation with the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Mrs. Huffington discussed her book Thrive: The Third Metric To Redefining Success And Creating A Life of Wellbeing, Wisdom, and Wonder, and spoke on what it’s like to be a media executive in today’s world.