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)
  • Registration: space is limited to 175 participants, so register today!
  • Rooms: book accommodations by June 1 to get the special conference rate of $96 + tax. See instructions for reserving your room here: registration FAQs


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.

Moe holds a Master’s Degree in OD, is a Certified Daring Way™/Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, a Coach, and administrator of a variety of tools in her trade. She is also a Senior Consultant with White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP,) the market leaders in including white men in the critical conversations required to sustain truly inclusive cultures.

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.

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