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Monday Morning Speakers 2018

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 recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, April 23, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 52
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Bruce Barlow


    Conversation with BRUCE BARLOW

    Bruce Barlow
    Career Transition Consultant
    Lee Hecht Harrison

    Many large organizations and corporations offer outplacement assistance to their employees facing career transition.  Join us to learn more about the key steps to a successful transition from a career transition consultant who works with individuals who have been separated from their employers.  

    What makes the difference between a brief transition and an extended search?  What are the best ways to connect to people who can assist you with your search?  What are some steps to avoid in your own career search?

    Bruce Barlow is a Career Transition Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, one of the largest and most active outplacement assistance firms in the country.
    Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison, Bruce worked for corporate and nonprofit groups as a market research executive who uses well-crafted market research/design thinking to help organizations better understand where they fit in their target audiences' lives, to build internal consensus on the current and likely future state of their market, and to identify the most effective strategies/tactics to build market share, enhance customer experience, to identify inefficiencies, and expand profits.  Clients included AARP, Meals on Wheels America, and Duke University. 


    Lee Hecht Harrison helps companies simplify leadership and workforce transformation so they can accelerate their performance and reduce risk.

    Organizations around the world are continuously transforming their businesses to drive growth and productivity. This involves changing the company’s structure, culture, and capabilities—which requires carefully managing employee morale, engagement, and their employer brand to retain and attract key talent. The challenge is how to manage the complexity of people and workforce change, and execute quickly and consistently so they can realize their growth and productivity goals.

    Lee Hecht Harrison helps companies simplify the complexity associated with transforming their leadership and workforce so they can accelerate results, with less risk. We do this by helping their employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition into new jobs. As the world’s leading Talent Development and Transition company, we have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry leading technology and analytics required to simplify the complexity associated with executing critical talent and workforce initiatives, reducing brand and operational risk. Teams in more than 60 countries around the world leverage our proven programs and global experience to deliver tailored solutions to clients that align talent with the needs of their business.

    Register here:  

    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874152

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    linkedin.com/in/brucebarlow365

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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 one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and 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. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, April 30, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 63
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Erik Fromm


    Conversation with Erik Fromm

    Erik Fromm

    Janney Montgomery Scott

    Especially in the heightened stress of transitional periods of our lives, we must combat forces that lead to poor decisions. Drawing on behavioral psychology research and our team’s collective experience in navigating situations for our clients, we’ll discuss the impact of Narrow Framing, Confirmation Bias, Short Term Emotion, and Overconfidence and discuss a four-step process designed to counteract these biases.

     

    Primary source of the material – “Decisive” By Dan and Chip Heath.


    What steps should professionals in transition take to safeguard their financial future?  Are there specific tax and financial strategies for transition that can minimize risk and reduce stress?  What should you do when you find a new role, to build financial health and future security?

    These are just a few of the vital questions that we'll address during this presentation.  

    Erik Fromm

    Erik is a lead Financial Advisor with CSG Capital Partners of Janney Montgomery Scott. He holds his FINRA series 7,66 and 31 license as well as a general insurance license. In addition to these licenses, Erik is a Certified Financial Planning professional. With his strong financial planning background, Erik works with individual and corporate clients in transition, providing the guidance necessary to master key defining moments, from buying your first home, to career progressions, to preparing for retirement. Understanding that emotional and financial transitions go together, Erik works with CSG clients to understand the full impact of their meaning to the client, family or business, and tailors appropriate investment solutions to meet that need.

    On a personal level, Erik is a graduate of Gettysburg College where he excelled as a scholar-athlete. A passionate student of leadership and behavioral economics, he enjoys the opportunity to apply these disciplines to the team's client experience. He and his wife Ashley were married in Bali, Indonesia and love to travel, having explored world locations such as Belize and Thailand. Their time these days is occupied by the newest addition to their family, and future traveler and golfer, their son Ashton. A perfect weekend day for the Fromms is spent outside at the farmer's market, at the park, and around the grill.



    Register here:  

    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874152



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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 one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and 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. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, May 07, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 62
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Barbara Mitchell
         

    Making the Most of Informational Interviews with BARBARA MITCHELL

    Conversation with Barbara mitchell 

    One of the best ways to gather data to help you focus your job search is to do informational interviews with people who either already are doing the kind of work you're searching for or who have expertise in your field of interest. While these interviews don't usually lead to job offers, they provide you with valuable information to use as you continue your search.

    The people you'll want to interview with are typically busy professionals so you must carefully structure your "ask" and keep to an agreed to time frame.  This session will focus on:

     

    • Setting up informational interviews
    • Preparing for informational interviews
    • Conducting an informational interview
    • Following up after an informational interview


     ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

     

    Barbara Mitchell

    CEO

    The Mitchell Group, LLC

    Barbara Mitchell is a nationally known expert in the areas of recruitment, retention, generations at work, organizational development, start up businesses, training and development, business writing, and leadership development.

    She's co-authored three books--The Essential Workplace Conflict Handbook, The Big Book of HR, and The Essential HR Handbook. Barbara write blogs for several non-profits and is working on a new book of stories from the dark side of the business world!

       

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

     

    http://www.bigbookofhr.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 and 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 location:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


    • Mon, May 14, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Lynn Smith


    How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!

        

    Conversation with
    LYNN SMITH

           
     

    Research has shown that between 70 and 80% of jobs are never advertised. And even more daunting, when positions are posted, your odds of getting that job are a paltry 3%.

    So how do you find the job that you really want? You can stop spending time reacting to advertised opportunities and start saving time by using a proactive approach to market yourself to organizations who can benefit by your experience and skills.

    Selling is not an easy job, and selling yourself can seem even harder. I will show you how I have used my 20 years in sales and sales leadership roles to coach individuals using basic selling skills to find the job that isn’t advertised.

    In my presentation you will learn:

    ·    Identify your target market: Organizations where you want to work

    ·    Find the decision maker: Who is the hiring manager

    ·    Prospecting: Mechanics of creating a job search campaign

    ·    Metrics and accountability: Tracking your activity

    ·   Making the sale: Rewards for achieving your job search goals



    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:



    LYNN SMITH
    Business Development and Management Consultant

     Lynn has spent the majority of her 20-year sales career helping the organizations she has worked for be successful across every industry in the US, internationally, with specific focus on Brazil. Working in professional services, training, technology and the information fields, she has helped the companies she has worked for expand their customer base by primarily acquiring new customers and helping grow existing clients. Having been both an individual sales contributor as well as sales leader, she consistently has met and exceeded revenue and profit goals achieving more than $25 million annually. Her passion for developing employees resulted in developing and retaining top notch sales teams and being recognized for hiring and developing high performing sales talent.

    Most recently she has been doing consulting: working with franchise operations, helping a company expand their operations, doing non-profit fundraising, and coaching individuals looking for employment using basis sales skills.

    Contact info:

     https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnsmith/

    les537@comcast.net

    703-624-5179




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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 and 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, May 21, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 64
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Karen Seymour


    Conversation with Karen Seymour



    Karen Seymour
    Vice President
    Challenger Gray & Christmas

    Many large organizations and corporations offer outplacement assistance to their employees facing career transition.  Join us to learn more about the key steps to a successful transition from a career transition consultant who works with individuals who have been separated from their employers.  

    What makes the difference between a brief transition and an extended search?  What are the best ways to connect to people who can assist you with your search?  What are some steps to avoid in your own career search?

    Karen Seymour is a Vice President with Challenger Gray & Christmas, one of the largest and most active outplacement assistance firms in the country.
    Prior to joining Challenger, Gray in 2005, Karen gained valuable experience with some of the most influential human capital management firms in the world. 


    Challenger Gray & Christmas 

    Put simply, as outplacement experts, we help people make better job changes than they could on their own, leading them to more successful careers, and creating happier alumni for their former employers. Explore more about our company to learn why we are best equipped to coach your people in effective career transitions.

    Our Background: We possess a vast experience in outplacement; managing executive departures, middle-management restructurings, downsizings and plant closures.

    Who We Are: We are job search experts, executive coaches, and emotionally supportive counselors helping people find meaningful new work.

    Our Approach: We partner closely with our customer, acting as authentic representatives of the company’s HR philosophy on issues of organizational change.

    Our Coaches: Our career transition coaches are 100% focused on supporting your HR team and the employees you send to us.


    Register here:  

    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874248

    CONTACT THE SPEAKER:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-seymour-4a27b33/ 

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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 one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and 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. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, May 28, 2018
    • 40Plus office closed for Labor Day

    Closed for Memorial Day.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. 

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 

     

    • Mon, June 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 40
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Earnest Robinson, Jr.


    Conversation with Earnest Robinson, Jr.


    Earnest Robinson, Jr. 
                             Jumpstart Your Career:
                     The Job Seeker’s Holistic Approach

    Spinning your wheels as you seek a job or new opportunity? This course will help identify the problems and mistakes that affect a successful job search while helping to explore what motivates you. Through discussions and activities, create S.M.A.R.T. goals, career objectives, and practice interview skills and salary negotiations. In addition, learn the importance of a balanced lifestyle that creates good physical and emotional health. Instructor Ernest Robinson is a certified career coach and author.



       
    About the Speaker:

    • Over 20 years of Coaching, Project Management and IT exerience. 



    • Holds the credentials of Certified Professional Career Coach and Project Management Professional (PMP). 


    • Earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science and Technology (concentration in Project Management). 


    • Retains the globally recognized certification of a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certification in ITIL Foundation. 


    • He is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) as well as being a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

    Call Today! 301-464-8284

    Click here to have me contact you.

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    • Over 20 years of Coaching, Project Management and IT experience. 



    • Holds the credentials of Certified Professional Career Coach and Project Management Professional (PMP). 


    • Earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science and Technology (concentration in Project Management). 


    • Retains the globally recognized certification of a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certification in ITIL Foundation. 


    • He is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) as well as being a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).


      Contact the Speaker:
      https://www.earnestrobinson.com/contact.html 

     Register here:  

    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874260

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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 one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and 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. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, June 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 40
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Gary Vaughan

              
                      

    WordPress Websites for Professionals

    Conversation with
          Gary Vaughan



     Gary Vaughan
    Senior IT Advisor
    Buchanan & Edwards


    WordPress is a popular, powerful and user-friendly open source software that accounts for some 25% of all sites on the Web.  Professionals can use WP either as a personal blogging and social media platform, or as a content management system within an organization.

    In this presentation, Gary will explain WordPress's (WP) breadth as both a blog and content management system, explore various WP hosting options, and show how WP compares or connects with other site builder or social media tools.  He will then discuss the details of planning website content and design, drawing on such WP components as Themes, Plugins and Widgets, and tapping a wealth of support resources on the Web and at WP events around the DC area.  The talk will also include a WP demo, models of WP sites, and WP resource handouts.  Lastly, he will touch on tech and non-tech career opportunities in WordPress.  After the class, Gary offers to help (for a limited time) any interested attendees get started with their own free Wordpress.Com site.


    Register here:  


    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874266


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Gary Vaughan is a Senior IT and Knowledge Management Advisor (Buchanan & Edwards) with the Office of eDiplomacy at the State Department. 

    Over the last 12 years he has provided user support on various internal knowledge management tools such as a Department-wide wiki, SharePoint, and Search@State, and with a focus on internal WordPress-based "Communities@State" blogs since 2014.  He has also volunteered as a Project Manager with the Taproot Foundation (to create a non-profit WP site in northern Virginia) and for Taproot’s and the Project Management Institute’s annual Day of Service to help DC area non-profits.  In a prior career, Gary was a Project Officer (Foreign Service) with the U.S. Agency for International Development, with various tours in Washington D.C., Egypt and Latin America from 1979 to 2006.  He has an MBA from the George Washington University, an MS in Computer Science Administration from UMUC, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

    Contact the Speaker:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyvaughan/



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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 and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this valuable networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

1627 K Street, NW, Suite 300
 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-387-1582

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