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Upcoming events

    • 24-Apr-2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Enlightened Leadership: The Rising Spirit Of Leadership

    Bruce McLellan

    Have you ever achieved great success only to feel that something is missing or to wonder what's next or to experience a lingering sense of ennui? You are not alone. I have heard many people say that it's lonely at the top, but I no longer subscribe to the belief that it is necessary, particularly meaningful or even slightly helpful for that matter. Please, join me, Coach Bruce Wayne McLellan, on a journey to the Grand state of Maine, to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and then deep into your authentic self as we explore the spirit of leadership as it is arising in all human beings.
    Here is a video of Bruce briefly describing his presentation.
    Bruce McLellan
    Three key learnings  the audience will take away from this program:
    1. Steps to enhance Self-Awareness
    2. TO-DO list to improve overall happiness
    3. A recognizable pattern to work towards a lasting success

    Bruce McLellanBruce Wayne McLellan has been called a "renaissance man" because of his combined passions for a lifetime of learning in the areas of: conscious leadership, human potential, creative expression, the great outdoors, the sciences and the spirituality of the great wisdom traditions. He is a friend, a father, a mentor, a coach, a philosopher, a poet, a musician, an artist, a husband and a mountaineer (just to name a few), Meditating since before he was a teenager, Bruce possesses a lifetime of contemplative practice as a deep well of resources for his coaching practice. In consideration of these, he brings a lifetime of rich and diverse experiences to bear in each interaction with leaders.


    McLellan graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a Bachelors of Science in 1976, At the end of the 70's, he anticipated the impact of the personal computer and became self-educated in electronics, personal computers, and in the late 80's he reinvented himself in preparation for the evolution of computer networks and the birth of the Internet. As a result, he spent 30 years working in the field of information technologies as a trainer, consultant, and project manager for companies like: Ziff Davis, Bausch & Lomb, and Xerox to name a few. As part of this stage in his career, he designed, developed and delivered presentations for professionals, which he has now been doing for 30 years. In 2004, he purchased a franchise from ACTIONCOACH®, which provided him with ongoing training, coach certification, DiSC® certification and experience for 3 years in the areas of Executive, Business, and Life coaching. In 2007, he founded Business Expeditions, a life and business coaching company and in October of 2010, he founded Aperçu Coaching, a leadership coaching firm. For the past 2+ years he has worked for a management consulting firm, Idea Connection Systems, Inc. His primary responsibility has been as a workshop content designer and developer. During this time, he became a certified ISPI™ (Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator®) Practitioner and gained the experiences and insights needed to support executives and other leaders in the areas of Creativity, Innovation, Culture, Personality Assessment, Team Building etc. He now runs Aperçu Coaching full time. At this point, he's been actively coaching for 11 years.   As a musician, he has written hundreds of songs and enjoys performing regularly. In February of 2010, Bruce fulfilled a lifelong dream of summiting a world-class mountain by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. And in 2014, he published his first book, Poetry in the Nature of Things: Songs from the Great Wilderness.

    Mission: Serving the Spirit of Leadership Arising within any Human Being

    Vision:  Envisioning a world where all leaders serve a higher purpose and where all people awaken the spirit of leadership within


    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

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    • 08-May-2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Everything you always wanted to know about intellectual property but were afraid to ask

    Howard J. Greenwald and Peter J. Mikesell

    An "ask the attorney" format will be used in which the issues which are of most concern to the audience will be addressed.  A brief overview of the relevant law will be presented followed by a question and answer period in which questions and answers will hopefully be exchanged between the presenter and the audience ("the Socratic Method").

    Three key learnings  the audience will take away from your program:
    1. How to readily create copyright property of substantial value.
    2. How to readily create patent property of substantial value.
    3. How to leverage the intellectual property rights created to maximum value with clients and prospective clients (in particular, what to say, or not to say, in the initial negotiations).

    Howard J. Greenwald is a Patent Attorney who has been practicing law since 1966 (eventually he'll get it right) and has been practicing law in Rochester, New York as Howard Jay Greenwald, P.C since 1983.  He has obtained more than 400 United States patents for clients, and he has been involved in every aspect of patent preparation, patent prosecution, patent litigation, and patent licensing.  He currently is of counsel to the law firm of Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts, LLP, having come out of retirement in order to again do something worthwhile with his time.

    Peter Mikesell is a registered patent agent at Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts LLP.  Peter graduated from Illinois State University in 1995, earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry.  He spent several years working in industrial research facilities developing custom polymers before being licensed to practice patent law before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  He received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he researched synthetic electrochemistry and natural product synthesis with a particular emphasis on biologically active natural products.

    Open to the public.

    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

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    • 22-May-2015
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Brighton Town Hall - Downstairs Meeting Room

    Cyber Security: Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have

    Kevin Kirby

    Four key learnings  the audience will take away from this program:

    1. The #1 security threat to your business that antivirus, firewalls and other security protocols can’t protect against.
    2. A SHOCKING truth about bank fraud that most businesses don’t know about that could (literally) wipe out your bank account.
    3. Why firewalls and antivirus software aren’t enough anymore.
    4. How mobile phones and cloud applications are seriously jeopardizing your organization’s security and data protection – and what you need to do to protect yourself.

    Here is a short video in which Kevin describes his presentation.

    Kevin Kirby

    Open to the public.

    No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

    Get directions to Brighton Town Hall.

Past events

10-Apr-2015 Writing a Winning Project Proposal
27-Mar-2015 How to Speak to Grow Your Business
13-Mar-2015 An Introduction to Bitcoin
27-Feb-2015 Refining Your Business Etiquette
13-Feb-2015 The Domain Name System - What It Is and How It Works
23-Jan-2015 Living Authentically: A Business Strategy
09-Jan-2015 Annual Tax Update Seminar
12-Dec-2014 Great Consulting Service, But Who Needs It?
14-Nov-2014 Sales Sucks and What to Do about It
24-Oct-2014 Close The Expert-Novice Chasm To Achieve Positive Outcomes
10-Oct-2014 Improving Profits Through Top-Notch Listening
26-Sep-2014 Transforming Kodak Alaris: A customer-driven approach
12-Sep-2014 Helping Your Clients Understand Theirs
22-Aug-2014 Networking for Introverts
08-Aug-2014 Why and How to Blog
25-Jul-2014 The Skype VOIP Program and How to Use It
24-Jul-2014 Exposing the Hidden Consulting Market
11-Jul-2014 Strategic Foresight: Equipping you for competitive advantage in the now & future
27-Jun-2014 Hit the ground running - Starting a new sales effort.
13-Jun-2014 Franchising as a Business: A practical overview of the pitfalls and advantages
23-May-2014 Microsoft in the Cloud
15-May-2014 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in Rochester’s Human Services Sector
09-May-2014 Is your Product or Service What Customers Want?
25-Apr-2014 How to Effectively Use Google AdWords
11-Apr-2014 Technology for Consultants: An Overview
28-Mar-2014 The State of the Economy: Current Economic Trends
14-Mar-2014 Improvise your way to successful collaboration -- LOCATION CHANGE
28-Feb-2014 Beautiful Questions to Guide a Consultants Career
14-Feb-2014 The Greater Rochester Region - Poised for Greatness!
24-Jan-2014 Practical Application of Web Technologies for Consultants
10-Jan-2014 Annual Tax Update
13-Dec-2013 Caring for Clients and the Power of Presence
22-Nov-2013 Using newsletters to tell your story
08-Nov-2013 Best Year of your Life - How to Set and Achieve Goals for 2014
25-Oct-2013 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on Small Businesses
16-Oct-2013 TrendTalk: Challenges and Opportunities in the Rochester High-Tech Sector
11-Oct-2013 Fraud Busting: Prevention and Detection for your Business
27-Sep-2013 RPCN Survey Results
13-Sep-2013 How Consultants Make Money (Note: Extended Program)
23-Aug-2013 Beyond IRA’s: Retirement Plan Options for Consultants
09-Aug-2013 Genesee County: Regional Opportunities
26-Jul-2013 Patenting Under the America Invents Act (AIA)
12-Jul-2013 Getting the most out of your trade show experience
28-Jun-2013 Pinterest for Business
14-Jun-2013 Demystifying Client Attraction
31-May-2013 OACES Program: Influential Leadership
24-May-2013 OACES Program: Telling Your Organization's Story
24-May-2013 How to Use Your Blog to Build Your Business
17-May-2013 Making Decisions Based on Facts - Excel Business Model
10-May-2013 OACES Program: Team Building - It's More Than a Job!
10-May-2013 Communication using Google
03-May-2013 OACES Program: Grants Workshop: How to Find and Get Grants
26-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Engaging Community Partners
26-Apr-2013 Eastman Business Park
19-Apr-2013 OACES Program: Understanding E-body (Online) Language -- CANCELLED
12-Apr-2013 Generating Evidence-Based Outcomes
29-Mar-2013 No Meeting
22-Mar-2013 7 Steps to Marketing Success
08-Mar-2013 Sandy Parker
22-Feb-2013 Data Visualization
08-Feb-2013 Perspectives on Retiring in Time: for yourself, your clients, your family, your legacy
25-Jan-2013 Google Analytics
11-Jan-2013 The Alliance Consultancy Business Model
14-Dec-2012 Tax Update for 2012
30-Nov-2012 How to Keep Your Computer from Catching a Cold or Flu
09-Nov-2012 Communicating Your Value
26-Oct-2012 Communication 101
12-Oct-2012 Business Success - It's All In Your Head!!
28-Sep-2012 What is Six Sigma? -- Location Change --
14-Sep-2012 Inbound Marketing--Location Change
31-Aug-2012 Get R.E.A.L: Unleashing Your Passion with PRsonality--Location Change
24-Aug-2012 Market Research at the Central Library---Location Change
10-Aug-2012 Business Solutions Forums
03-Aug-2012 RPCN Leadership Retreat
27-Jul-2012 Excel for Business Applications
13-Jul-2012 Pinterest --What Is It?
29-Jun-2012 Cloud Computing--What's in It for You?
22-Jun-2012 Leading With Your Strengths
22-Jun-2012 Advanced Excel Workshop
08-Jun-2012 Cultivate Influence
07-Jun-2012 Career Initiative for 16-24 year olds
25-May-2012 The America Invents Act – How It Alters Your Ability to Patent Your Invention
11-May-2012 Effective Problem Solving
27-Apr-2012 OACES/RPCN Literacy Zone – Professional Development Workshops - Organizing
27-Apr-2012 How to Write a Business Plan
13-Apr-2012 Getting Yourself into Print
30-Mar-2012 Customer 3D: A New Dimension
23-Mar-2012 Take Back Your Life: Using Microsoft Outlook to increase Your Productivity
09-Mar-2012 LinkedIn and Twitter Workshop
24-Feb-2012 Consultant as Leader
10-Feb-2012 Excel Workshop
27-Jan-2012 Quickbooks Workshop
13-Jan-2012 Tax Presentation
30-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Fifth Friday
23-Dec-2011 No Meeting -- Holiday Week
09-Dec-2011 Create a Sizzling Brand
25-Nov-2011 No Meeting -- Thanksgiving Holiday
11-Nov-2011 How Usable Is Your Web Site?
28-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Skill Lab
14-Oct-2011 Impression Management, Using Your First 3 Seconds to Create a Lasting Impression
23-Sep-2011 The Truth About Grants
09-Sep-2011 2011 RPCN Strategy Session --Location Change
26-Aug-2011 Accountability Groups & RPCN Consultants Incubator
12-Aug-2011 RPCN Incubator: Mentoring
22-Jul-2011 Advanced Mail Merge Workshop--Special Location
08-Jul-2011 RIT "Venture Creations" Business Incubator & RPCN Consulants Incubator
24-Jun-2011 Mail Merge Workshop--Location Change
10-Jun-2011 Messaging That Works!
27-May-2011 WORD Styles Workshop
13-May-2011 Panel Discussion: Networking Techniques
29-Apr-2011 Small Business Expo
22-Apr-2011 Skype II Workshop--Location & Time Change
25-Mar-2011 Profile Marketing and SEO 101
11-Mar-2011 Marketing and Consulting to Non-Profits
25-Feb-2011 Microsoft Office Workshop
11-Feb-2011 Getting the Respect You Deserve, Without Self-Sabotage
28-Jan-2011 Skype Workshop
14-Jan-2011 Annual Tax Update
31-Dec-2010 No Meeting--New Year's Eve
24-Dec-2010 No Meeting--Holiday Week
10-Dec-2010 Marketing in the 21st Century
26-Nov-2010 No Meeting--Thanksgiving Holiday
17-Nov-2010 Social Networking Forum Canceled
12-Nov-2010 Harvesting Your Marketing Efforts--Replacement Event
29-Oct-2010 RPCN Strategy Session II
22-Oct-2010 Windows 7 Workshop -- Special Time & Location
15-Oct-2010 Business Forum -- Location Change
24-Sep-2010 Financial Workshop
15-Sep-2010 Writing Your Business Plan
10-Sep-2010 Take Advantage of the RPCN Web Site
27-Aug-2010 Market Research & Competitive Analysis Workshop
19-Aug-2010 Strategy Workshop
09-Jul-2010 Technology: Tools For Business - Part 2
25-Jun-2010 Excel Workshop
25-Jun-2010 LinkedIn Workshop
11-Jun-2010 Technology: Tools For Business
28-May-2010 Google Collaboration Tools
14-May-2010 Building Trust
30-Apr-2010 Introduction to the New RPCN Website
23-Apr-2010 Facebook for Business Workshop
09-Apr-2010 Branding
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