IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Cima Club
The Towers at Williams Square in Las Colinas
5215 N O'Connor Blvd, 26th Floor
Irving, Texas, 75039 USA
(972) 869-2266


Join Women in Plastics for a morning of learning and connecting on Thursday, November 9 in Dallas, TX, USA.

This half-day educational workshop will feature:

  • Two speakers
  • Interactive networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking dinner and lunch
  • A copy of keynote speaker Courtney Clark's book The Giving Prescription
This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level.

Women and men are welcome to attend.


Registration Fees:

IAPD Members - US$125
Non-members - US$175
Students (with valid student ID) - US$25


Wednesday, November 8, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Networking Dinner

Thursday, November 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. 
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction / Video 
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Interactive Networking Activity
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
“Are You On Fire at Work? Or Just Burned Out?,” presented by Courtney Clark
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Interactive Networking Activity
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Working my Way Up," presented by Deborah Ragsdale
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch


Keynote Speakers

Are You On Fire at Work? Or Just Burned Out?

As workplace stress becomes more and more common, employees are at risk of experiencing a phenomenon known as “burnout.” Research suggests several risk factors, as well as helpful solutions.
When you light the candle at both ends, it’s going to burn out pretty quickly. Yet that’s exactly what many of us do in our careers. We expel a great deal of effort to get ahead and get noticed, to rise to the top and be a leader, but at what cost to ourselves? How do you know if you are on fire or just burning yourself out?

Burnout can happen to any employee whose organization is going through changes or is struggling with employee-manager relations. In this session Courtney Clark will teach you not only how to manage that burnout and help you relight your flame and keep moving forward.

About Courtney Clark

Courtney Clark is the author of two books, including the soon-to-be-released The Successful Struggle: Powerful Techniques to Achieve Accelerated Resilience. She is a three-time cancer survivor, a brain aneurysm survivor, keynote speaker, founder of a nonprofit, and a resilience expert. Learn more at CourtneyLClark.com.


Deborah Ragsdale

Working my Way Up

From receptionist to national sales manager, hear how Deborah Ragsdale found a fulfilling career in the performance plastics industry! Joining Polymer Industries out of a need for insurance for her family, Ragsdale quickly moved up in the company and worked in almost every department from operations to sales. Now, with over 30 years of performance plastics industry experience, Ragsdale teaches the importance of keeping an open mind and willingness to embrace change.

Perhaps one of the most relatable members of IAPD, you are sure to leave feeling inspired after hearing Ragsdale’s message.





Hotel Info:

Hyatt Place Dallas/Las Colinas
5455 Green Park Drive
Irving, Texas, USA, 75038
Tel: +1 972 550 7400

To receive a special discounted rate of $149 per night. The cut-off date for the hotel block is Wednesday, October 25, 2017. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Dinner Sponsor - $1000
  • Event signage with company logo listed as Dinner Sponsor.
  • Company logo in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
  • Company logo and direct link to your website on IAPD Women in Plastics Workshop emails and on the IAPD Women in Plastics webpage.
Lunch Sponsor - $500
  • Event signage with company name listed as contributing sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Reception Sponsor

Regal Plastic Supply, Inc.

Lunch Sponsor

Polymer Industries