Professional & Continuing Studies

Power Up Your Career—online seminar series

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Power Up Your Career
Online seminar series
February 4 to June 10, 2019
Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Special career- and personal branding-focused seminars are available to students enrolled in Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS) noncredit programs, as well as veterans and active military members, at no additional charge. Seminars are also available to those not enrolled in PCS programs for a $50 fee, which includes all sessions. The following seminars are offered online, via Zoom, 6-7:30 p.m. every other Monday. Registration closes at noon on the day of each seminar.

Spring 2019 topics (February 4 to June 10, 2019)—Free to students enrolled in 2019 PCS noncredit programs, as well as veterans and active military members (free registration/RSVP required). All others may enroll for a $50 fee, which includes all sessions.


February 4, 2019
Mindset Management
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

In this seminar, you will learn how your thinking and attitude enable you to be successful in life, how to change the way you think and interact in the world, and how having the right mindset can help you reach your personal and professional goals.

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February 18, 2019
Surviving and Thriving in the New Skills Economy
Presenter: Gay Lynch

First came steam and water power, then electricity and assembly lines, then computerization. Now many say we are in the fourth Industrial Revolution in which technology has been embedded into our lives in ways that require us to see things and do things in different ways, changing most of our jobs. Many employees face a new set of expectations from employers as companies reinvent themselves to meet the new challenges. Skills are the new currency of digital age and the most successful employees are those who proactively pursue skills.

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March 4, 2019
How to Find the Right Job Fit
Presenter: Brenda Soto

People who fit in at their workplace are better able to perform and grow. When you focus on finding your job fit, success is almost guaranteed in your career. This session will help you learn what to consider when deciding what type of work would suit you.

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March 18, 2019
How to Negotiate the Right Salary for the Job
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

Congratulations, you received a job offer! This seminar will discuss what is negotiable, guidelines for negotiating, evaluating the offer, and salary negotiations as a component of the total compensation and benefits package.

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April 1, 2019
Five Ways to Open Your World to New Possibilities
Presenter: Gay Lynch

Maybe you feel stuck, bored or frustrated, and suspect there may be new connections, challenges and possibilities just waiting for you. The truth is those possibilities are always within your reach. Every day presents countless opportunities, ignited by the choices you make. Some of those choices may seem inconsequential when you face them, but sometimes even the smallest shift in thinking or doing sets the stage for major fulfillment.

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April 15, 2019
Laid Off: Now What?
Presenter: Brenda Soto

Getting laid off can affect you at any point in your career. Preparing for it may help you quickly find a new job. This session will outline the steps you can take if you are in this situation.

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April 29, 2019
Inspiration, Motivation and Relationship Building
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This seminar will discuss improving life successes and changing the way you see yourself, others and situations. The goal of this seminar is to inspire individuals to follow their dreams, strengths and talents to excel in whatever they choose to pursue.

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May 13, 2019
Communicating Through Conflict
Presenter: Gay Lynch

Throughout our lifetime we will experience conflict, sometimes stemming from misunderstandings, sometimes from conflicting values. Our emotions are often triggered in conflict situations which can make it difficult for us to communicate in a rational manner. In the end, no one wins. If you find yourself heading down this dead-end road it’s helpful to have a few techniques that may help you get to a win-win.

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May 27, 2019
50+ in the Workplace
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This seminar will discuss career transition for individuals over 50, mindset and value proposition advantages for workers over 50, personal satisfaction, expanding skills and knowledge, networking and options.

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June 10, 2019
Your Boss is Not Your Parent: How to Be Viewed as the “Best Boss” or “Best Employee”
Presenter: Gay Lynch

The mindset that it is the boss’s responsibility to boost morale, manage performance or hold people accountable is rapidly becoming outdated and may even be detrimental to employees’ development. Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. Whether you lead others primarily because it’s in your job description or because it’s in your individual nature, you can be instrumental in setting the conditions for bringing out the best in others.

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Presenters

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.

Brenda Soto is a dynamic international human resources professional and the founder of Brenda Soto Associates, LLC, a human performance improvement consulting firm specializing in Spanish and English talent management solutions. She is also an adjunct instructor in human resources, leadership and organizational development at Wilmington University.

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Register or RSVP now

Free to students enrolled in 2019 PCS noncredit programs, as well as veterans and active military members.  All others may enroll for a $50 fee, which includes all Spring 2019 sessions.


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