Young Professionals Network Launches Professional Development Series

By: KOLOCares Email
By: KOLOCares Email

hYPe Series course topics:

  • Finding True North
  • Unleashing Talent
  • This Is Me
  • Self Leadership
  • Accelerate Your Success
  • Relationship Ramp-Up
  • The Master Plan
  • Upwards and Onwards

RENO, NV - The Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network is pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Higher Young Professional Education (hYPe) Series. This professional skills development series is created by young professionals for young professionals and includes eight bi-weekly seminars, kicking off February 4, 2014. The series is designed and moderated by Amber Barnes, a local professional coach, and made possible by a partnership with Amber Barnes Consulting.

“This year’s hYPe series has been completely revamped with new content to help young professionals identify goals and how to achieve them. HYPE will provide them a unique opportunity to assess their own skill sets and refine their professional tool box to help them reach that next step in their careers.” Says Jacki Hallerbach, Executive Director of Reno Tahoe YPN, “Many young professionals graduate with all the skills to do an entry level job, hYPe can help them develop a skill set that will help them lead and inspire.” Participants will engage in courses developed to enhance business practice skills, leadership techniques and team performance. The course will also provide opportunities to directly apply learned skills at the workplace.

A full list with course descriptions can be found at The schedule of courses is as follows:
• February 4: Finding True North
• February 18: Unleashing Talent
• March 4: This Is Me
• March 18: Self Leadership
• April 1: Accelerate Your Success
• April 15: Relationship Ramp-Up
• May 6: The Master Plan
• May 20: Upwards and Onwards (Graduation Celebration, location TBA)

Amber Barnes with Amber Barnes Consulting will be the primary facilitator of the hYPe series. Amber Barnes says of hYPe, “Year after year I’m blown away by the talent in our community, especially that of young professionals.” Barnes is an executive coach, leadership strategist and facilitator, specializing in personal leadership, leadership development and talent cultivation. Before opening her consulting firm, she was a manager, coach and consultant within a Fortune 50 organization. Barnes has a master’s degree in Organization Development with emphasis on Leadership. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Reno and certification through the Coaches Training Institute and the International Coaching Federation.

The hYPe series is being offered to YPN members for $235 before January 17, 2014 and $300 after January 17. A one-year YPN membership, valued at $65 is included for non-members at $300 before January 17, 2014 and $365 after January 17, 2014. The full course is valued at $2,000 per participant. Space is limited to 30 participants. To register for the series, call 775-237-8855 or email

To learn more about Reno-Tahoe Young Professionals Network and to become a member, visit

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