Tuesday, April 23
3:30 to 5 p.m. | Social 5 to 6 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton & West Fargo Conference Center
Have you ever faced a life-altering event, only to return to work struggling to handle the difficulties of becoming re-engaged in the aftermath? Whether a significant death in your family, divorce, financial devastation, a spouse diagnosed with an illness or something else, the fact is that life-altering events can cause attention and productivity to go significantly off-track, which provides challenges for both the employee and employer.
It’s one component discussed in “Option B” – that Sheryl Sandberg struggled at work after her husband died. Presenters at this session will share their own challenges reengaging after hardships and how they got their grooves back.
This isn’t a grief counseling session or oversharing of sob stories, but rather a discussion of the difficulty of reengaging yourself in work after loss or a major life distraction. Our presenters will share comments and strategies to cut yourself some slack and provide strategies you can implement to regain and retain focus. Employers will also learn how to be aware of productivity issues after an employee suffers a setback, and employ compassion while developing a plan to get them back on track and re-engaged.
Vogel Law Firm,
Vogel Law Firm
About the presenters
Jade Rosenfeldt’s primary practice area is criminal defense. Additionally, Jade practices in family/domestic law and liquor license law. Her experience includes numerous jury trials, court trials, and appeals. Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk for the Clay County Attorney’s Office. Jade graduated from Concordia College cum laude with a B.A. in sociology and social work. She then graduated, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Jade served as a Teaching Assistant for the legal writing program and participated in Moot Court during which she was awarded Best Appellee Oralist. Jade supports the community by serving as President of the Clay County Law Library Board, Vice-President of the Clay County Bar Association, and serving a member of the Advisory Council to Lutheran Social Services Youth Court. Jade also serves on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Outside Practice Section Council and the Downtown Moorhead, Inc. Board. She is a member of the Moorhead Rotary Club and also teaches her sons’ Sunday school classes. A native of Moorhead, Jade lives in Moorhead with her husband Steve and their two children, Weston and Henrik. When not practicing law, Jade enjoys spending time at the lake with her family, cheering on the kids in their activities, and is an avid runner in local race events.
Tami Norgard concentrates her practice in the area of natural resources and civil litigation, including environmental issues, oil and gas, and water law litigation. Her experience includes numerous jury trials, court trials and appeals. She joined the Vogel Law Firm in 1999 after practicing with the Gray Plant Mooty firm in Minneapolis and after working for the federal government in Washington, D.C. Tami graduated from the University of North Dakota summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. She received her law degree cum laude and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy magna cum laude in 1995 from Vermont Law School. Tami has been teaching law school, graduate school and undergraduate courses regularly since 1997. She taught Environmental Law & Policy in a graduate program at NDSU and at UND Law School. She has taught energy law at Bismarck State University and Moot Court classes at the University of Minnesota Law School. Tami has supported the community over the years by sitting on the Great North Pole Board, Save the Maah Daah Hey Foundation, United Blood Services Leadership Council, Dakota Montessori School Board, River Keepers Board, Oak Grove Foundation Board, Moorhead Rotary, Fargo Theatre Board and various state bar committees and sections. Tami also volunteers as a photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. A native of Arnegard, North Dakota, Tami lives in Fargo and enjoys spending time with her three children, following their numerous activities. In her free time, she enjoys lake recreation, running (albeit slowly) and trips to the badlands.
Chamber members: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Non-members: $35 in advance | $40 at the door