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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

classes/Speakers

Upcoming events/classes

    • Mon, July 06, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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    Zooming With Confidence

    Like it or not, the job search has been thrust into the world of remote networking and video discussions. A number of different, and often unfamiliar, tools have risen from occasional to everyday use. The most widely used of these tools is Zoom. This presentation will provide you with the information you need to use Zoom with confidence.

    We will present a brief review of the tools you may encounter in remote interactions. Then we will focus on using Zoom. We'll start with the basics that you need to know for every Zoom meeting you participate in. Then we will address more advanced topics that you may not use often, but need to be familiar with. At some point you may need to run your own Zoom meeting - we'll talk about that, too. Finally, we'll discuss security concerns with Zoom and what steps have been taken to overcome these concerns.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Ron Moore is a business owner that has been operating in our new Zoom-oriented world since mid-March. In this world, he has transitioned from face-to-face networking events and one-on-one meetings to their virtual equivalents. Ron also serves as a volunteer and board member with 40Plus. In those roles, he has been called upon to provide Zoom instruction to other volunteers within the organization.



      Ron's business website: http://schooleymitchell.com/rmoore

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      Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

      • Mon, July 13, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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      Quick Start Guide to Designing the Life (and Career) You Love

      The first steps to building the life you want is to let go of the life you don't want.

      Change is hard. Any transition requires that we shift our thinking from the way things have always been to the way they could possibly be. Taking time to evaluate what we want - and don't want - gives us an opportunity to reimagine and redesign our lives - and our careers to align with what matters most to us.

      Learn from Rita Wilkins, The Downsizing Designer, how to design the life and career that you really want. In her lively hands-on session, she will lead you through her Signature 5-Step Design Process that she has used for over 35 years working with clients throughout the country. She will inspire and motivate you with design tools that will help you think differently so you can expand your possibilities and your opportunities.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Rita Wilkins is a nationally recognized interior design and lifestyle design expert known as “The Downsizing Designer,” TEDx speaker, and author of "Downsize Your Life, Upgrade Your Lifestyle." She speaks to audiences on the impact of living abundantly with less and challenges her audiences to disrupt their status quo thinking so they can have more time, money and freedom to pursue what matters most to them. Rita’s dynamic, transformational speeches inspire, impact and influence people to live the life they love…..by design!

      Additional Links: 

      Website: https://www.designservicesltd.com/lifestyle-design/ 
      Bookhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/about-the-book/ 
      TEDx Talkhttps://www.designservicesltd.com/hire-rita-to-speak/

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      Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.


      • Mon, July 20, 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
      • VIRTUAL MEETING! Please register to receive login information.
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      Leading During Challenging Times

      Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) retired from the Army in June 2019 after serving on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard for just over 40 years. John has had wide-ranging leadership experiences and has led during challenging times in the military and in his civilian life. John will share stories, insights and lessons about the challenging leadership experiences he had including his time as a brigade commander in Ramadi, Iraq during the most violent peak of the insurgency in 2005 and 2006. He will also discuss his unique leadership experience as he embarked on a bicycle adventure across the USA in 1983 with his wife and 15-month-old baby which covered over 4,000 miles and took three months.

      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

      Major General John Gronski (USA Retired) is a much sought-after public speaker and leadership seminar facilitator. He is the author of the book, “The Ride of Our Lives, Lessons on Life, Leadership, and Love.”

      John retired from the Army in 2019 after 40 years of service on active duty and in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is a decorated combat Veteran and as a brigade commander he led over 5,000 American Soldiers and Marines in Ramadi, Iraq in 2005 and 2006. He also commanded the 28th Infantry Division from 2012 to 2016 and served as a Deputy Commanding General for US Army Europe, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany from 2016 to 2019.

      In the civilian sector John worked as a management consultant for Greencastle Associates Consulting where he led diverse teams implementing large, complex projects. Currently he is the CEO of Leader Grove, LLC, a leadership consulting firm. You could find out more about John on his website, JohnGronski.com

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      Due to the continuing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, this will be a VIRTUAL MEETING!! Please register online to receive instructions about logging in to the Zoom session. Login instructions will be emailed to all participants who register for the session.

      • Mon, July 27, 2020
      • 6:00 PM (EDT)
      • Sat, August 22, 2020
      • 1:00 PM (EDT)
      • 40Plus G Street Office
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      Directions to 40Plus

      Training Class 2020.4

      New Class Starts July 27, 2020

      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:

      • 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.
      Class ends: August 22, 2020

       

      Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

      The Classes are held at:   

      This class will be conducted remotely using Zoom. Instructions to join the Zoom sessions will be provided to all registered students.

      • Thu, September 10, 2020
      • 6:00 PM (EDT)
      • Thu, October 15, 2020
      • 9:00 PM (EDT)
      • 40Plus G Street Office
      Register


      Directions to 40Plus

      Training Class 2020.5

      New Class Starts September 10, 2020

      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, March 5, 2020, 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, October 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: October 15, 2020

       

      Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

      The Classes are held at:   

      40Plus of Greater Washington

      Carr Workplaces New Address!!!

      1325 G St NW 

      Washington, DC 20006

      near Metro Center

      Directions to 40Plus
      • Thu, November 05, 2020
      • 6:00 PM (EST)
      • Thu, December 17, 2020
      • 9:00 PM (EST)
      • 40Plus G Street Office
      Register


      Directions to 40Plus

      Training Class 2020.6

      New Class Starts November 5, 2020

      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, March 5, 2020, 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, December 17 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: December 17, 2020

       

      Each participant must successfully complete the membership application process.

      The Classes are held at:   

      40Plus of Greater Washington

      Carr Workplaces New Address!!!

      1325 G St NW 

      Washington, DC 20006

      near Metro Center

      Directions to 40Plus

    Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

    40Plus of Greater Washington
    1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

     Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-387-1582

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