Summer Conference 2022

Come reconnect or make new connections and enjoy the amazing keynote speaker – Moe Carrick. Learn how to plan your retirement from where ever you are at the PERS workshop and hear from a panel of ladies those who came before us on why AAWCC is needed!

Finding Y(our) Groove!

  • When: Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 8am to 4pm
  • Where: Oregon Garden Resort – a beautiful outdoor venue with plenty of space for social distancing!
  • Cost: special ‘Welcome Back’ reduced cost of $100 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Schedule: Thursday, July 14






Welcome and announcements


Moe Carrick

Keynote: Moe Carrick

Mom, daughter, gardener, wife, ex-wife, adventurer, entrepreneur, and consultant Moe Carrick believes that people make organizations great. Companies large and small are routinely brought to their knees by the so-called “soft stuff” of people problems–as anyone knows who has tried, this work is hard. As a facilitator, protagonist, consultant, entrepreneur, author, employer, and relentless optimist, Moe believes that people can and should thrive at work, and that when they do, organizations succeed. With over 30 years of work in organizations on issues of partnership, leadership, inclusion, strategy and culture Moe believes that rigorous self-awareness, courage, honest dialogue, active involvement, and empathy are fundamentals to building full partnerships based on trust and curiosity. As a white, US-born, heterosexual woman, Moe strives to use her privilege with grace to surface assumptions that interfere with teams and to explore systemic patterns.



Check out from hotel, if needed.


Alex and Amy Crooks

PERS Workshop: Plan Your Retirement From Wherever You Are

Alex & Amy Crooks

Amy and Alex Crooks met when they were both students at Clackamas Community College. Following college, Amy spent several years working as a lobbyist for the Oregon Community College Association – tracking employee benefits, advocating for better funding, and supporting sound public policy. Her time there helped her develop what is now a deep expertise and critical awareness of the financial landscape of public employees. Her husband, Alex – a financial professional at a national firm at the time – helped translate and tailor this deep expertise into a unique new service offering focused on public employees. Together they launched Crooks & Company Financial Management and have been supporting an almost exclusively PERS client-base since 2001.




Panel: Dawn DeWolf, Angela McMahon, Karin Magnuson

A panel discussion about what AAWCC means to us and how much working at a community college has changed for women since the 70’s.




Let’s Talk

Campus Chapter Updates & Ambassador News


Door prizes, closing, and “Things to Come”

Flower framed sign of Oregon Garden lodge
We are back at the beautiful Oregon Garden Resort

Comments from our last virtual conference:

“So clever and so cool.”

“So much fun!”

“Even virtually, it was as uplifting as ever!”

“The best Zoom meeting I’ve ever been to.”

Previous summer conferences

See what we’ve learned at past conferences: previous summer conferences