Professional & Continuing Studies

Power Up Your Career—seminar series

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Power Up Your Career Seminar Series
February 8-May 9, 2020
Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Newark, Del.

Special career- and personal branding-focused seminars to help you build your personal and professional skills

  • FREE for veterans and active military members
  • FREE for participants enrolled in Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) noncredit programs
  • FREE for UD students (new for Spring 2020!)
  • Open to all participants for a $50 fee, which includes all sessions.

Spring 2020 topics

Spring 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Top 10 Coaching Skills
Presenter: Gay Lynch

The development of coaching skills has become a very hot topic for organizations over the last few decades. Millions of articles have been written about coaching. In fact, if you Google it, you’ll get over 500 million results. Despite the wealth of information, however, the term is still often misunderstood. In this 90-minute workshop our goal is to explain what coaching is and give you further insight into the key skills required of a great coach.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Building Your Professional Brand
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

Professional branding is essential in finding a job today. In this seminar, you will learn how traditional branding applies to your professional brand. It will help you to understand how a value proposition relates to building your professional brand. Learn how to use “STAR” stories—situation, task, action, results— to improve your brand, and how to formulate an impactful “elevator speech.” Also, learn why having an updated, branded career marketing resume and aligning your LinkedIn profile with your resume are critical in a successful job transition.

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Public Speaking—Building Your Confidence and Getting Rave Reviews
Presenter: Gay Lynch

Most people report that giving a speech is their greatest fear. And yet the ability to present information to groups is one of the most valued business skills today. When we’re nervous and adrenaline kicks in, it plays havoc with our abilities to act normally. We don’t even care about being fantastic, we just want to be good enough, without showing the audience our nerves. Trying to “seem” confident or “look calm” doesn’t really work. This workshop will tell you what does work.

Saturday May 9, 2020
Networking Across the Lifespan
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

Networking during transition is critical and can be your most effective job search strategy. In this seminar you will learn networking facts, resources, tips and techniques for all ages, professions, education levels and skill sets. Learn the “3 P’s” of networking for introverts: pause, process, pace. Also, discover best practices and strategies for effective social media networking.

REGISTER NOW — Spring 2020 sessions

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Andrea Abernethy is an experienced senior career consultant with CareerMinds whose expertise includes coaching, mentoring, empowering, building confidence and inspiring clients to discover their strengths. She focuses on strong communication skills, public speaking/teaching, relationship building, resume review and writing, interviewing techniques and preparation, networking, LinkedIn and career marketing.

Gay Lynch is CEO of Thought Partners, Inc., a consulting firm whose mission is to assist clients in forward thinking, developing skills and perspective, and achieving their goals. She teaches and coaches others in developing personal success strategies, diagnosing strengths and blind spots, and formulating “you at your best” personal branding.

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