National Learning & Development Month in October Hosts Speakers to Share at Rosen College and Promote Investing in Personal Education

Orlando, FL, October 2019 – National Learning and Development Month encourages focus on broadening and advancing personal and professional skills. A day of keynote speakers includes author Jaimie Engle of the Clifton Chase franchise. Engle’s session on Wednesday, October 9th from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. is titled “I Dare You to Quit: An Authorpreneur’s Story,” in which she will share how after 98 rejections for her first novel, she finally found one publisher to say yes. But that yes quickly fell through.

“That ‘yes’ wasn’t the end for my book like I originally thought,” shared Engle. “It was the beginning of a long tumultuous journey to find myself as author and speaker, which ultimately led to my calling as an anti-bullying advocate for kids. This progression opened doors I never could have dreamed possible.”

Join Engle for a free day of keynote speakers and breakout sessions designed to help you grow at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, at 9907 University Bld, Orlando, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with an all-presenter Q&A Panel closing out the day. Registration through and, sponsored by National Learning Development Month and the Holiday Inn Club Vacations.

“We are looking forward to seeing Engle soon and for our audience to grow personally and professionally from her insight,” shared Shannon Novakoski, Sr. Manager of Training , Learning & Development, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated.

BIO: Jaimie Engle is an award-winning children’s book author from Melbourne, Florida. Before releasing her anti-bullying fantasy adventure, Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light, she ran a body shop, played an alien on TV, and managed a hip-hop band. She creates character driven cosplay, where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary, and crafts story-scented candles to pair with her novels. More at


Date: Wednesday, October 9th

Location: UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Hours of Event: 9am-5pm, 8:30am check-in

Shannon Novakoski

t: (407) 395-6790

c: (904) 866-0946