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Power Up Your Career Seminar Series

ONLINE — Free and open to the public (RSVP required)

Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.


February 13, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.—ONLINE

Common Productivity Challenges and How to Solve Them
Presenter: Gay Lynch

People love the feeling of finishing something, especially when it’s a difficult task, or when it’s especially important to them. We get a boost in our mood every time we accomplish something and can check it off our list. And when you’re productive, you can do more in less time. That means you can take on harder, more important tasks, or have more time to do the things you enjoy like hobbies or connecting with friends. This workshop will help you identify common reasons for why people get off track and provide four ways to improve your productivity.

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March 13, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.—ONLINE

Virtual Meeting Etiquette: Best Practices and Protocols for Productivity
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This workshop will provide tips on conducting a professional and effective virtual meeting. This includes preparing for the meeting, testing your system in advance, dressing appropriately, background aesthetics, proper lighting, positioning and body language, eliminating distractions, using virtual tools, timeline and tips on sending an invitation for the meeting and providing an effective closing (wrap up).

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April 10, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.—ONLINE

Improving Your Personal Information Security and Awareness
Presenter: Gay Lynch

Keeping your passwords, financial and other personal information safe and protected from intruders has long been a priority of businesses, but it’s increasingly critical for consumers and individuals to also keep their sensitive personal information safe and secure. Hackers are savvy, and often seem a step ahead of us. Do you know what you need to be doing, or not doing – today – to minimize your risk? Join this workshop for a review of over 50 tips for keeping your and your family’s personal information private and protecting your devices from threats.

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May 8, 2021, 10-11:30 a.m.—ONLINE

Cultural Awareness and Diversity in the Workplace
Presenter: Andrea Abernethy

This workshop discusses the importance of accepting differences in the workplace and promoting a collaborative and progressive work environment. Learn how we can all adopt broader thinking about diversity, and embrace and understand differences in team members of different ages, races and ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, socioeconomic status, education levels and more.

Spring 2021 – REGISTER NOW!

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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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