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    • Mon, June 24, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 40Plus of Greater Washington, 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20006
      A Marketing Plan for Job Seekers


    Businesses conduct extensive research and analysis to identify their product’s competitive advantage in the market place and who is likely to buy it. A job search should follow the same process.

    As a job seeker, it is critical to identify: 

    -What is your unique value proposition that will add value to an employer and solver their business problems?

    -Which potential employers will "Buy You" or put another way, need your skills.

    -Of those indentified companies, who are are a good fit for you in terms of organizational culture, geographic location and size?


    Francine Tolson, Gadgetspace, LLC

    About the Speaker:

    As a volunteer team leader at Career Network Ministry, Francine Tolson co-developed the Marketing Plan workshop in 2011, and since then has co-presented it monthly as one of CNM’s core workshops. In her career, Ms. Tolson specializes in business transformation - the design and deployment of people, process and technology enabling solutions across diverse business enterprises.  She has a broad background in business process reengineering, operations, customer service, financial management and systems implementation in large and small entrepreneurial companies and the non-profit sector. Employers and clients have included: Simplexity LLC, George Washington University, UUNET Technologies, MCI, Three Pillar Global, Washington Chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association, and Compass DC.

    Ms. Tolson holds an MBA from The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and has received training in Lean Six Sigma.

    Contact the Speaker:



        40Plus of Greater Washington
    Empowering Experienced Professionals
     for Successful Career Transitions

    • Mon, July 01, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 65

    Working with Humans: Using the DiSC® Approach for Stronger Relationship


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    Every day, many of us wake up in the morning and interact with other humans in our homes and in our work. Humans are imperfect! We’re unpredictable! Yet – we interact with each other every single day.

    Often there are people on your team or in your organization that you just don’t “get”. Maybe it’s someone who approaches everything so differently from you that you struggle to have even a simple conversation.

    Have you ever wished you had your own survival guide just to communicate with the various types of individuals we see and talk with each day? A “Tips” manual might be helpful – something that could offer clues to the unique personalities and behaviors exhibited by our colleagues, prospects, and clients.

    Having a framework or model through which to view the interaction is certainly a start.

    The DiSC® model is a simple, yet powerful model, that describes four basic behavioral styles that help us better understand the dynamics of certain relationships and develop strategies for improving our interactions with our colleagues and teams.

    Our objectives for this session include:

    • Learning the key characteristics of the behavioral styles that make up the DiSC® model
    • Identifying your own style and exploring how your style influences your priorities at work
    • Discovering similarities and differences among the DiSC® styles


    President 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 


    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:

    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Thu, July 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thu, August 15, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • 40Plus K Street Office

    Directions to 40Plus

    Training Class 2019.04

    New Class Starts July 11, 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:

    • Learn the secret of building resumes from power-packed “Success Bites”
    • Write and critique cover letters tailored to real jobs
    • Discover your interviewing style through taped mock interviews, and refine your technique in a supportive atmosphere
    • Develop a brief self-profile that will make others want to help you
    • Increase your networking skills and confidence
    • Learn how to plan, organize and succeed in your job search
    • Learn how to use social media like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for your job search and to build your brand.


    The course schedule is as follows:

    • A required Pre-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview sessions will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This helps the participants and facilitators understand areas to focus on throughout the course.
    • The classes meet over four weeks on:
      • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30-9:30 pm) and
        Saturday mornings (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
      • A special social media session will be held one evening (6:30 - 9:30 pm) on a date to be determined with the class.
    • A required Post-Class Assessment consisting of mock interview sessions will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 6:00 pm at the 40Plus office.  This provides practice opportunities for newly acquired skills, and measures overall improvement in career transition skills.

      Please note: The Pre- and Post- Class Assessments not only provide valuable practice with mock interview and networking sessions, but they as well help participants and facilitators understand which areas they should focus on to improve.  Attendance to these is a requirement.

    Class ends: August 15 , 2019


    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 20006

    near the Farragut North Metro

    Directions to 40Plus

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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