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Monday Morning Speakers 2017

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan to join us.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the 40Plus 2017 Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
40Plus YouTube Channel.

Upcoming events

    • Mon, August 28, 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 52


    SPECIAL PROGRAM:  SPEED NETWORKING


    In just over an hour, you'll be able to meet at least 10 new people, and practice your introductory message to communicate your value.

    We'll review the basic goals of the networking meeting, and the three key elements of every networking encounter, to ensure that you make the most of these brief, but potentially meaningful, connections.

    Remember to bring business cards to help you follow-up with your new contacts.







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    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, recruiters are often present, so 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


    • Mon, September 04, 2017
    • 40Plus closed for Independence Day

    Closed for Labor Day.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, September 4 in honor of Labor Day. 

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 

     

    • Mon, September 11, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 60
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Ronda Ansted

    Conducting a Job Search from the Inside Out:  How Designing Your Future Can Help Your Job Search Today


    Conversation with
    RONDA ANSTED



    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:


    Ronda Ansted, DMgt, MSW, GCDF, is committed to using career development to transform lives, communities, and the world. For more than 20 years, with a primary focus on international development and social services, Ronda has worked with her staff, organizations, and clients helping them to translate their skills and services into rewarding work and inspired lives.

    Through her private practice, Be the Change Career Consulting, Ronda works with those dedicated to serving others through support, guidance, and inspiration to increase their effectiveness professionally and to help them fulfill a personal journey. She also works with those seeking non-traditional employment like social entrepreneurs, private practitioners in health and wellness fields, and environmentally-conscious small business owners. Since 2013, she has been developing an online version of her career decision-making process, My Career Design Studio, to increase access to career coaching and counseling for people around the world. She is also Past President of Maryland Career Development Association.

    Ronda holds a Doctor of Management from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts in World Studies from the School for International Training, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator.


    Ronda Ansted DMgt, MSW / Career Consultant and Founder 
    ronda@bethechangecareers.com

    Be the Change Career Consulting 
    www.bethechangecareers.com


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    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, recruiters are often present, so 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


    • Mon, September 18, 2017
    • 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Faizun Kamal


    Making the Move from Employee to Owner: Your Questions Answered

    A Continuing Conversation with

    FAIZUN KAMAL

    You’ve worked tirelessly to get to where you are today, and you’ve learned a lot along the way. You know all about working for someone -- but what do you know about working for yourself? The answer may surprise you. Former employees actually make great business owners. They know what it takes to operate a business from the inside and have already acquired many of the traits of a successful entrepreneur.

    Why do former employees make such great franchise owners? Successful corporate employees know how to lead a team while also respecting the organization for whom they work. They have well-developed core business skills such as sales, marketing, finance, leadership and people management. All of these skills are essential as a business owner, and corporate employees have already learned many of them. Former employees can appreciate the structure of a quality franchise system and know what it takes to make their franchise a success.

    You’ve labored for someone else long enough. It’s time to use what you’ve learned as an employee to finally be your own boss!

    In this session, we will cover the following topics:

    1. Why Business Ownership?
    2. Starting a Business vs Buying a business vs Starting a Franchise.
    3. Busting the top 4 Franchise Myths.
    4. Minimizing Risk and Maximizing ROI.
    5. Simplifying your Search.
    6. What are your Financing Options?


        

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

    Faizun Kamal of FranNet, an expert helps first-time entrepreneurs decide whether purchasing a franchise is the correct course for them to follow. Using FranNet's 30 year old system and my own experience, we will look for the business that is best aligned with your personal and professional goals.


    Our process begins with an assessment that enables me to start creating a personality profile and taking an inventory of your skills, experience, and finances.
         
     

    As a former Fortune 20 Executive, Faizun has 17+ years of experience in corporate, multinational, nonprofit & entrepreneurial settings on three continents. She is an expert in public policy development, corporate responsibility, social enterprise & crisis communications. Skilled in contextual intelligence, she has created new business opportunities by leveraging strategic alliances.
    Conversant in multiple languages, she has been described as the “consummate connector”. Coming from an unusual mix of work background (World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, Verizon) and life experiences (growing up in Asia and Africa), Faizun is able to see patterns in seemingly unconnected things and forge connections in the most unlikely places. Deeply intuitive, she has forged alliances and brought together stakeholders who had never worked together before. As an acclaimed social entrepreneur, she has founded a company where doing good and doing well blend seamlessly to change lives.

    Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program.

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Faizun Kamal 

    Franchise Specialist, FranNet (Virginia & Washington DC)

    (443) 604 6276 (c) 

    fkamal@frannet.com

    www.frannet.com/fkamal

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    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, recruiters are often present, so 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


Past events

Mon, August 21, 2017 How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!
Mon, August 14, 2017 Qualified Retirement Plan Distributions - Know Your Options
Mon, August 07, 2017 A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers with FRANCINE TOLSON
Mon, July 31, 2017 Informational Interviewing and Job Searching with Dawn McAvoy
Mon, July 24, 2017 Exploring Flexible Career Pathways through Part-Time Positions with SHEILA MURPHY
Mon, July 17, 2017 Career Search Land Mines: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Efforts and Find Your Ideal Job with Renee Emery
Mon, July 10, 2017 Healthy Thinking Styles During Career Transition with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, July 03, 2017 40Plus Closed for Independence Day
Mon, June 26, 2017 Finding Your Pathway to Success with Jamie Beaulieu
Mon, June 19, 2017 Helping You to Get Unstuck: Clarify Your Career Direction with ALISON CARDY
Mon, June 12, 2017 Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand with MEG CALE
Mon, June 05, 2017 Your GPS to Success - A Conversation with Dara Iserson
Mon, May 29, 2017 40Plus Closed for Memorial Day
Mon, May 22, 2017 Listening with Intent: Hearing your Way to Stronger Relationships
Mon, May 15, 2017 Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified
Mon, May 08, 2017 Discover Your Calling…Not Just Your Career! with Shira Harrington
Mon, May 01, 2017 Reading Lean In and Unfinished Business After Forty
Mon, April 24, 2017 Business Ownership: Making the Leap & Determining if This is Right for You
Mon, April 17, 2017 Ignore Mom’s Advice & Talk to Strangers – How to Overcome The Fear of Networking
Mon, April 10, 2017 Enhancing Career Confidence
Mon, April 03, 2017 Fear Busters: How to Use Fear to Your Advantage
Mon, March 27, 2017 The Nonprofit Sector in DC:  Driving the Economy; Creating Jobs
Mon, March 20, 2017 The Secret Sauce to Job Search Success
Mon, March 13, 2017 How Your Social Media Presence Affects Your Job Search Prospects
Mon, March 06, 2017 Using LinkedIn Effectively in Your Career Transition
Mon, February 27, 2017 Franchising as a Career, Investment, or Both. A Good Strategy in 2017 and Beyond
Mon, February 20, 2017 Roles and Opportunities for Partnership Professionals
Mon, February 13, 2017 The Role of Emotional Intelligence in a Successful Search
Mon, February 06, 2017 Navigating Uncertainty: Strategic Planning for Job Search
Mon, January 30, 2017 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, January 23, 2017 Trends and Opportunities for Marketing Professionals - Jeremy Schmerling
Mon, January 16, 2017 How to Apply Your Government/Small Business Experience to the Nonprofit Sector - Andrey Gidaspov
Mon, January 09, 2017 Experience is Your Competitive Advantage - Anne Hull

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