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Power Up Your Career Seminar Series

Retooling during a time of change

Power Up Your Career graphicFall 2021 — Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE
Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

  • Developing a positive mindset for returning to the office (September 15)
  • Networking communication skills to enhance your career (October 20)
  • Preparing yourself with the most valued skill sets in the marketplace (November 17)
  • Taking the leap: Is entrepreneurship for you? (December 15)
  • FREE! Register for the whole series or for individual seminars.
  • RSVP now! — Power Up Your Career Seminars

September 15, 2021, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Developing a positive mindset for returning to the office
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This session will provide ideas and strategies to help employees successfully pivot from pandemic life to the brick and mortar office, dealing with COVID-19 related mental health issues, understanding new health and safety protocols, changes in work schedules, strengthening team communication with remote and in-person teams, adapting to new ways of working, and planning for the future. 

Andrea Abernethy is an experienced career coach whose expertise includes coaching, mentoring, empowering, communication skills, public speaking, relationship building, resume review and writing, interviewing techniques and preparation, networking, LinkedIn and career marketing. She is currently a Pathway Program Director with the Tech Elevator coding bootcamp program, where she coaches students throughout the program and after graduation with career pathway mentoring.

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October 20, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Networking communication skills to enhance your career
Presenter: Rebecca Leyson

So much of how we communicate has changed since the pandemic started! What is new? How can I represent myself professionally today? How do these changes affect my career…and possibly career search? Learn up-to-date trends and tactics!

Rebecca Leyson is a talent and career transition professional who focuses on creating results for diverse clients and stakeholders across multiple industries throughout the U.S. She leverages a background in career transition, recruiting, training and development, and higher education. Her higher education experience includes both teaching and career services. Rebecca is also a Certified Career Transition Coach.

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November 17, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Preparing yourself with the most valued skill sets in the marketplace
Presenter: Brenda Soto

Have you been asking yourself, “How do I maintain my marketability?” Whether you stay in your current career or take a new direction, there are essential skills needed for success during and after the pandemic.  In this training, you will learn skills that employers seek in the workforce, how they can help you stand out during times of uncertainty, and specific skills that should be focused on while developing in your industry.

Brenda Soto is the principal of Brenda Soto Associates, a consulting firm specialized in Spanish and English talent development and career coaching. She has supported diverse geographic locations in Latin America, North America, Puerto Rico and Europe during her career. Brenda is an adjunct professor in the Graduate of College of Business at Wilmington University, facilitating courses in her specialty area of human resources management, leadership and organizational development.

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December 15, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. — ONLINE

Taking the leap: Is entrepreneurship for you?
Presenter: Kris Morrison

In this presentation you will learn about the risks and reality of entrepreneurship, some inherent characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, utilizing continuing education to attain your goals and navigate a nontraditional work path. Some additional topics will include how to answer the most frequently asked questions for aspiring entrepreneurs and how to create an action plan to get you started.

Kris Morrison is an experienced senior career consultant with Randstad RiseSmart. Kris’ background features a long-term career in human resources, transition management, outplacement consulting, recruiting and employee relations. Kris has supported over 1,500 job-seeking individuals in the last several years alone, and is well-versed in coaching and job search strategies. Kris works with clients to help them develop strong communication skills, public speaking, relationship building, interviewing techniques, LinkedIn and personal branding.

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