Keith’s Seminars, Conferences, and Readings

October 20, 27; November 3, 10:  Keith will be presenting a professional development seminar for educators titled Writing Teacher’s Survival Guide.  He will explain how teachers can improve their students’ writing and editing skills by using relevant and engaging assignments. Register here.  

August 18:  Keith will be speaking at the Lakeland Community College Part-Time Faculty Orientation Program about creating a syllabus and designing an introductory lesson.

November 17:  Keith is appearing at the Morley Library in Painesville as part of the library’s Writers on Writing program. He will discuss his journey to publication read from his novel My Last Year of Life (in School) (and signing books).  He will also answer questions related to getting published. This seminar is 10 AM – 12:30 PM.

Guest speakers help Riverside High School students explore career options, increase financial literacy

Local business owner Bradford Boergert was a guest speaker at Riverside High School on March 20. He discussed how the insurance industry works.
Local business owner Bradford Boergert was a guest speaker at Riverside High School on March 20. He discussed how the insurance industry works. Tawana Roberts — The News-Herald

Unlike an average career day where students only learn about careers, the two-day speaking series taught them several lifelong lessons.

Riverside College and Career Readiness Coordinator Keith Manos, who organized the event, said it was designed to examine careers in business, learn about necessary career skills and focus on the concepts learned in class.

The speakers were recruited through the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce and Riverside Business Advisory Committee.

The panel included entrepreneurs, insurance specialists, financial advisers and banking professionals.

While many of the students did not aspire to enter the insurance industry, they learned a lot from Bradford Boergert, owner of Boergert Wright Insurance in Painesville and independent insurance agent.  All of the students who had cars were all ears when Boergert explained how to file an automobile claim and what happens if the insurance company cancels the customer.

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