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Making the Most of Informational Interviews with Barbara Mitchell
One of the best ways to gather data to help you focus your job search is to do informational interviews with people who either already are doing the kind of work you're searching for or who have expertise in your field of interest. While these interviews don't usually lead to job offers, they provide you with valuable information to use as you continue your search.
The people you'll want to interview with are typically busy professionals so you must carefully structure your "ask" and keep to an agreed to time frame. This session will focus on:
About the Speaker:
Barbara Mitchell is a human resources and organizational development consultant, author, speaker, and business coach. Most of her human resources career was in senior leadership positions with Marriott International and Human Genome Sciences.
Barbara is the co-author of The Manager’s Answer Book (2018) The Conflict Resolution Phrase Book (2017), The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook (2015), The Big Book of HR (2012 and updated in 2017), and the best-selling The Essential Human Resources HR Handbook (2008 with a special 10th anniversary updated edition recently released)
She co-founded The Millennium Group International LLC, which was sold in 2008 after ten successful years in the organizational development, leadership development and human resources consulting arenas. She now is Managing Partner of The Mitchell Group, a consulting practice focused on helping organizations hire, engage, manage, and retain the best talent possible.
Much of her client work is focused on helping senior managers and others improve their leadership skills in areas such as staffing, conflict resolution, communication, employee relations, time management, change management, strategic thinking, coaching for results, and much more..She also provides career coaching to executives in transition and to others who want to move ahead in their career.
Some of her clients include The American Psychological Association, The United States Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, The International Monetary Fund, The Polaris Project, The National Institutes of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Marriott International, The American Chemical Society, The Independent Community Bankers Association, Fairfax Neonatal Associates, United States Patent and Trademark Office, The American Nurses Association, Akima, Centennial Contractors, Inc. and many more.
She is a recognized human resources expert and a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national conferences on topics relating to conflict management, staffing, generations at work, employee engagement, and other business-related subjects.
Barbara recently served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Northern Virginia and is a video docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. She also chairs the human resources council of The National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC.
She is a graduate of North Park University, Chicago, IL and has taken graduate level business and writing classes at UCLA and The University of Denver.
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NETWORKING WITH PURPOSE
The In's and Out's of Networking with Recruiters
Join us for a 40Plus Thursday Evening Event. Connect with other professionals for a valuable "twilight" networking experience.
Hors d’oeuvres, wine, water and soda will be available during the networking portion of the evening beginning at 7:00 pm. The cost to attend this event is $10.
We are pleased to have Katherine Emery and Al Lichtenstein, HR professionals with 30 years of experience between them as in-house and 3rd party recruiters. They will provide valuable advice in working with recruiters, effective communication, networking (including social media) and resumes & cover letters.
Join us for a dynamic discussion and ask questions about....
What gets the attention of recruiters and employers when searching for new hires?
What do you need to know about the unpublished and hidden job market?
Katherine is an HR Business Partner and Recruiter at the American College of Cardiology in DC. She has 15 years of HR and recruiting experience with a mix of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, including 8 years with two recruiting search firms in the DC area. She studied HR at James Madison University, earned her MBA at the George Washington University, and has her PHR certification. Aside from a short stint in Delaware when her husband was in the Air Force, she has lived in Arlington for the last 15 years.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
He has extensive experience addressing strategic organizational HR issues, designing and implementing results based performance management processes, aligning them with organizational reward and recognition systems. He developed and facilitated programs for company selection processes, focusing on interviewing skills and creating legally sound behavioral interview questions. He designed, implemented and conducted management and leadership development training programs and facilitated cross functional teams in the creation of career ladders and career development programs.
Utilizing his exemplary listening and communication skills, Al is a successful Outplacement/Career Coach; instrumental in helping others explore and better define their professional competencies. He addresses personal issues impacting one’s career, clearly identifies career objectives, discusses and helps his clients to resolve obstacles to employment and career success. Al guides his clients in developing, executing and managing a successful job search campaign and prepares them to competitively interview, negotiate compensation and evaluate offers. He is practical, down-to-earth and shares his successful experiences with others in order to bolster their confidence at a time when they need not only direction but reassurance that good things will come to those who persist.
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The Job Search and Career Transition
an Interactive Seminar
with Thomas W. Morris III
We are pleased to announce a special participatory learning opportunity with Tom Morris.
Tom has helped thousands of people navigate new employment faster and more effectively. He is certified internationally as a Career Management Fellow and is a published author. Tom is also recognized in the global business community as a speaker, coach and retreat facilitator.
He will lead an interactive seminar focused on questions brought in by those who attend.
Also questions and discussion will be more of a general nature about job searches and career changes than detailed discussion about any one situation; this will allow more time to cover many subjects.
As Founder and President of MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC., Tom and his team provide expert guidance, support, resources and technology for leading corporations, organizations and government agencies. MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC. offers local focus with global reach.
Tom is often quoted in local and national publications and has been interviewed on radio and television stations throughout the United States and Canada.
His first book, Career Mechanics I: Solutions to Common Career and Employment Issues focuses on career development, recruitment and retention, changing jobs, career assessment, resumes, networking, interviewing and negotiation.
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40Plus of Greater Washington
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
for Successful Career Transitions
Project Management Tips & Tricks for Managing Your Job Search
Have you ever found it difficult to keep track of all the bits and pieces involved in a job search? Whether you're in the beginning stages of researching the jobs you want to apply to, applying to several jobs at once, or managing multiple interviews, staying on top of all the various parts of the job search can be a challenge!
In this session, you will:
Explore an overview of project management
Bust some common project management myths
Learn how some tips and tricks to keep yourself better organized during your job search
LINDA HOWARDPresident of Howard Consulting, LLC
Linda Howard, PMP, CMC, is the principal consultant and President of Howard Consulting, LLC. Linda helps nonprofit leaders build stronger businesses so they can grow and be more sustainable. She specializes in helping organizations that want to see better performance from their projects and teams.
Ms. Howard has helped nonprofit executive and Board teams develop goals and strategies to improve organizational sustainability, establish and improve project and program management processes, strengthen team cohesion, develop new business models, create business capture and proposal development strategies, and define strategic and functional requirements. As a presenter, she conducts seminars, workshops and webinars on applying the principles of project management to operational challenges. Her clients have shared that they have learned how to get projects started faster and are better able to keep projects from getting off track.
Ms. Howard has facilitated workshops and retreats focused on process and performance improvement, project planning, team-building, requirements gathering, strategic planning, and communication planning.
Ms. Howard has over 20 years of experience in project management, facilitation, training, strategic planning, organization management, workflow analysis, outreach and communication. She has developed and mentored new employees, supported new manager development programs, and developed new employee on-boarding materials. She has led full software development lifecycle project management activities in commercial, state, and federal government sectors. A sample list of her clients includes Maryland Department of the Environment, National WIC Association, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Energy Innovation and Reform Project, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, PNC Bank, CGI Technologies and Solutions, American Bird Conservancy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NatureServe, Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, John Snow, Inc, and Maryland Institute College of Art.
Ms. Howard serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Management Consultants National Capital Region chapter (IMC NCR). She recently received IMC’s Chapter Presidents Council Leadership Award. She is also a member of Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network (MAFN) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). Ms. Howard is one of only a few people in the country who has been awarded both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) certifications. She is a Certified DISC Workplace facilitator.
Mobile: 703-307-4497 | Office: 703-307-6048
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Training Class 2019.02
New Class Starts March 7, 2019
The core of the 40Plus commitment to improve your job search is an intensive, four-week training course. Learn how to manage your search and maximize the results.
Our course leverages the most effective tools and tips from commercial executive search and placement services with the unique power of peer group dynamics to help you develop a solid foundation and an effective plan for your job search.
Meeting in small groups with facilitators, learn every task of job and career change hands-on:
The course schedule is as follows:
Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.
The Classes are held at:
40Plus of Greater Washington
1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006near the Farragut North Metro Directions to 40Plus
Washington, DC 20006
Discover Your Brand: How to Sell Yourself for a Job by Confidently Telling the Truth
One of the toughest questions in a job interview can be: “Tell me about yourself.” What to say? What NOT to say? It’s important to be able to describe what you do and the benefit a company will get by hiring you. When you’re out in the world and someone asks, “What do you do?,” can you answer confidently and simply?
In this interactive presentation, Maggy will explain what a “personal brand” is and walk you through the anatomy of a brand in an elevator pitch, and what all the parts of it mean, and
Give live coaching to help you connect with your Superpower.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Brand and Business Coach
Maggy Sterner is a branding expert, business coach, speaker, and writer. She helps small businesses find the essence of what they do — their brand — then find the words to describe it simply and clearly.
Her mission is making sure the words you use connect powerfully and truthfully with the people you’re trying to reach so they can understand what you do and and how you help them. Maggy believes your brand is what you stand for and what you stand for is your brand. When you know it, own it, articulate it, watch the magic happen.
Training Class 2019.03
New Class Starts May 9, 2019
Training Class 2019.04
New Class Starts July 11, 2019
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