One of the hallmarks of the dramatic economic and workforce changes that occurred in the past 5 years has to do with "relevance". With technology driving business and societal trends many skill sets, jobs and yes, even people, have been labeled irrelevant. For many professionals this has resulted in a need to reinvent themselves. To make themselves relevant.
This opportunity comes with challenges that require fresh thinking and different strategies. Are you trying to enter a new field and struggling to find the right people to talk to or overcome that "why am I here" stigma at networking events?
This week's Professional Career Network presenter knows the feeling. Paula Moran has built and crossed the bridge from high school physics teacher to corporate instructional designer. On Tuesday she will teach us her tricks in how she made her transition one calculated step at a time.
Paula will share her story and lead the group through a workshop that will show you how to keep people's attention by concisely communicating your relevance in your new field; save time by using targeted networking strategies to find the right people and groups to communicate your relevance; and learn how to harness informational interviews as a bi-directional means of communication.
Participants will walk away with:
-a greater sense of why they are relevant in their new field
-a relevancy statement to prime their elevator pitch
-where to start their targeted networking strategy
-effective informational interview questions that convey their relevancy into a new field
Look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!
To borrow a term from IT, Paula Moran is a "full stack" educator. She researches, designs, facilitates, and evaluates tailored educational solutions. She specializes in making technical training engaging and effective. With a background in teaching physics she can make dry content captivating.
Paula recently relocated to San Francisco from Washington, DC and is working as an instructional designer, facilitator, and project manager. She blogs about L&D and project management at www.paulamoran.com
We begin networking at 9:00 a.m. and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. sharp and will run 1.5 hours. We finish the program by 11:15 a.m. $1.00 donation requested.
Mass Transit / Parking
Please note that Valencia Gardens' parking is restricted to its residents. Parking within its lot by non-residents will result in your vehicle being towed at your own expense. The 16th & Mission Street BART stop is two blocks from our location, while the Market & Church Street MUNI stop is four blocks away. Inexpensive parking can be found at the Hoff Street Garage, 42 Hoff Street, San Francisco.