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"Workplace Success" August, 2010


Zonta's LifeForward workshops meet a critical need in the Santa Clarita Valley by offering programs and workshops that are designed to empower women. Experienced instructors present topics that support economic independence and self-sufficiency.

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Savia Community Center
23780 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA

Free Workshop Series

The following workshop topics are planned for the 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month, except for December, which is dark.

For more information contact Single Mothers Outreach or Phyllis Walker

Scheduled Workshops

Printable Schedule Flyer


  1. Sep  20th - A Moment to Exhale! Coping Skills
    Ruby Solis, Therapist at Child & Family Center specializing in helping women with anger and stress related issues
  2. Begin Series of Three Job Related Topics

    Presented by  Sandi McGuire, ResCare Workforce Services; she has received nationwide recognition for curriculum development

  3. Oct 18th  -  First Topic - Job Search  & Networking
  4. Oct 25th - Second Topic - Resume Writing & Job Applications
  5. Nov 15th - Third Topic - Interviewing
  6. 2015

  7. Jan 17th   -  Holidays Are Over – Now  What? Addressing Depression
    Marilyn Ruman, Ph.D.
  8. Feb 21th   -  The Whats & Whys of Filing Taxes
    Laura Peckham & David Troost
  9. Mar 21st   -  Back to Life Again
    Marilyn Ruman, Ph.D.
  10. Apr 18th  -   Divorce & Child Support
    Speaker Steven B. Chroman, Esq.
  11. May 16th  -  Healthy Eating on a Fast Food Budget & Schedule
    Speaker McKenzie Hall, Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist
  12. Jun  21st   -   Parenting
    Speaker TBD.

The following services offered  support the workshop topics presented each month. 

Financal Education

  • Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) offers  a comprehensive course on finances called Financial Peace University, in Spanish and English, throughout the year.  The course provides information about  how to save and how to understand your money.  For more information, call Jennifer Kennedy at 661-288-0117.  This course will change your life!.

Job Search Assistance

  • Santa Clarita WorkSource Center offers free “how to” job search, resume building, and  interview skills,   contact:  661-799-9675
  • COC Career Center offers free lunch-time workshops – Identifying skills for the job; job search; resume writing; interviewing techniques, contact:  661-362-3286
To register for the next workshop, go to
Single Mothers Outreach

Job Search Assistance

• Santa Clarita WorkSource Center offers free "how to" job search, resume building, and interview skills, contact: 661-799-9675

• COC Career Center offers free lunch-time workshops – Identifying skills for the job; job search; resume writing; interviewing techniques, contact: 661-362-3286

Lifeforward workshops are sponsored by Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley and the LA County Commission for Women in collaboration with Single Mothers Outreach, Victim of Domestic Violence, Habitat for Humanity SFV/SCV Returning Women Veterans, & LA County Department of Children & Family Services serving Single Moms.


Workshop Details

Information is available as a printable flyer. Please click on the image for the PDF file.

May 16, 2015 Workshop



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Past Workshop Resources

April 26, 2014
Women's Health Issues

Kristin Jordan


The Importance of Sleep

Kristin Jordan is a Physician Assistant in Santa Clarita. She has been working with Dr. Terrazzino in his Internal Medicine practice for the past six years since she graduated from the University of Southern California.

March 15, 2014 - Your Health & Well-Being

McKenzie Hall, Registered Dietician & Nutritionist

Great Ways to Prepare Food - Healthy Eating!

Presenter/Workshop Information


Shauna Parnell Smith, Certified Jazzercise Instructor

Dance to the Music - Fun! Fun!

Presenter/Workshop Information

Coming soon

Jan 18, 2014 - Learn to Network, Write a Resume, Interview
Panel Presentation

Wendy Amara
Transformational Coach

Techniques of Networking - Importance for Job Search & on the Job

Anthony Michaelides
Director, Career Center, COC

Resume Writing -- Market Your Skills!

Jo Ann Rodriguez
Aerospace HR Manager, Retired

Effective Interviewing Techniques

Workshop Panel
Wendy Amara, Anthony Michaelides, & Jo Ann Rodriguez

Networking, Interviewing, & Resume Q&A


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