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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

Reynold Lewke will focus on retirement.

We all know people who are approaching and entering the last decade of work prior to retirement and who lost the job they expected to carry them into their retirement years. 
 
It can happen to anyone, even you. Join Reynold Lewke to learn how to manage and maneuver through this unnerving stage to preserve the goals and strategies you have for retirement.
For more information, click here.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Hannah Morgan will focus on resumes.

Getting noticed as a standout candidate for a job isn’t easy. That’s why you’ll want to use an infographic resume.

An infographic visually simplifies complex information. Now apply this logic to a resume. Job seekers and careerists can use the power of visuals to capture the attention of future hiring managers. While an infographic resume does not replace traditional text version of the resume... yet, it is a growing trend to explore. Imagine presenting one during a networking meeting or during an interview. It definitely has a Wow factor.

This presentation will help you identify what infographic-worthy information to highlight. We’ll also discuss the benefits and draw-backs of infographics, who can use them and how, as well as tools to create infographics.

 
You will walk away with a better understanding of:
 
    • How to use the right infographic elements to showcase talent.
    • How to use color, fonts and more to convey personal brand
    • Free and for-fee resources to create powerful infographics
    • Pros and Cons of infographic resumes
    • Who should use one and how.

For more information, click here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Catherine Shovlin will focus on career exploration.

We are surrounded by color - yet not everybody realises that our minds and bodies are constantly reacting to it. That means that the colors you wear, the colors you live around and the colors of your logo, business card, website and packaging all matter.
 
In this webinar Catherine, author of "Your True Colors" will draw on 25 years of experience of color psychology to introduce you to to some of the core concepts. You will find out
 
    • what color psychology is and why it matters
    • how it is applied in branding, interior design and personal clothing choices
    • In the process of explaining this, Catherine will also share some specific information such as which color in your study could help you learn better
    • how even blind people respond to color
    • and the use of color as a sales predictor for DVDs
 
If you would rather have color working for you than against you, then this webinar is for you.
For more information, click here.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Don Gabor will focus on networking.

In this fast-paced webinar Don Gabor, networking expert and best-selling author of How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends will show you how to increase your odds of connecting with colleagues, clients and prospects at company events, industry conferences, and other business meetings. 
 
Topics include:
    1. Establishing Networking Goals and Preparing for Networking Events
    2. Breaking the Ice and Remembering Names
    3. Changing Topics and Turning Small Talk into Conversations
    4. Ending Conversations to Encourage Future Business Contacts
    5. Working the Room and Approaching Other Groups
    6. Following Up and Transitioning Contacts into Mutually Profitable Business Relationships

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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    Eileen Williams will focus on retirement.

    If you are a jobseeker, you need to consider yourself a product. In fact, you are competing against thousands of other products hoping to land in the hands of the right buyers. Packaging, product placement, pricing and word of mouth are all critical to your success.
     
    In this workshop, you will learn: 
      • How to define, differentiate and launch you the product
      • How to brand yourself for success
      • The surefire ways to make yourself marketable
      • How to distinguish yourself from the competition
      • How to create a powerful presence both in-person and online
      • Networking, word of mouth and the “halo effect”
      • The ups and downs of compensation

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Ryan Rohten will focus on branding.

    Building your personal brand is has become a requirement for business professionals.
     
    In this presentation, you will learn how to build your brand, grow your influence, and amplify your online reputation using his four-step D.I.C.E process.
     
    In this presentation you will learn: 
      • Steps to discover your personal brand
      • How to Integrate your personal brand online
      • Why creating content is great for your career
      • How to use social media to engage with hiring managers
    Ryan will also teach you about modern job search strategies, including the proper use of social media, and how to building your brand links to your compensation.

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Jeffrey Tarter will focus on career management.

    The first hundred days of a brand-new job will play a huge role in shaping the success of your whole career. Your on-the-job competence will always be important, of course, but you’ll also have to manage complex work relationships, your personal branding, and the tangible results you deliver. If you fail in these areas, you may be able to recover later—but it’s going to be hard.
     
    Jeffrey Tarter, author of The First Hundred Days, has written the definitive career guide for how to hit the ground running on a new job. In this webinar, he describes five critical “moments of truth” during your first hundred days that you should be well prepared to encounter :
     
      • Your first one-on-one conversation with your boss
      • Your first (probably trivial) assignment
      • The moment when your team members really begin to trust you
      • The first time you’re shocked by the bad behavior of your co-workers
      • The moment when you decide you really love—or hate—your new job
    Jeff will share expert advice and personal narratives drawn from The First Hundred Days to help you deal with these critical five moments… and to start demonstrating your full potential as a star performer right from Day One.
    For more information, click here.
    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Kandis Webb will focus on work/life.

    You grew up wanting to do more than just work a bunch of jobs, retire, and then wait out the rest of your days full of regret for never having worked on your dreams. The daily responsibilities of life derailed you from the dreams and job path you initially wanted to pursue and it’s been a struggle ever since.
     
    This webinar will teach you to :
     
      • Re-connect with yourself and your dreams
      • Start doing the 5 things necessary to find a job that really works for you
      • Implement a new job search and career path strategy
    If you are interested in learning how to align your job with your life goals and dreams, join Kandis as she empowers you to change the trajectory of your career path so you can be happier, authentically engaged, and more productive in all areas of your life.
     
    To keep the trajectory-changing momentum going, participants will be given an opportunity to receive Kandis’ free #WorkLifeDreamsBalance Beginner’s Kit.
    For more information, click here.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Cash Nickerson will focus on career management.

    We are living longer, much longer, than our ancestors. We are no longer young and old; there is a new third age, a potentially productive age of 65-80. As our country’s nearly 80 million 
     
    Baby Boomers reach this unprecedented phase of life, many want to continue in the workforce and we need them. Our attitudes, laws and workplaces need to change for us and them to adapt successfully to the age of longevity. 
     
    Working and retirement should not and cannot be an “on and off switch.” Cash will help you become more aware of this information so you can use it to influence your community, employer and government organizations. 

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Leslie Grossman will focus on networking.

    Growing your business or career has become more challenging. Leaders and the most successful business professionals flourish -  even in tough times - because they have one thing in common. They ‘Link Out” and build their own entourage  - a trusted circle of people who support their success with connections, advice and open doors. Everyone can have their own entourage. 

    Leslie Grossman, author of “Link Out” will share how leaders enroll influencers to collaborate with them to achieve their personal vision. She will share the 5 key steps to create your own entourage, no matter where you are on your career or business journey - startup, plateau, growth or reinvention.

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    Cassandra Gaisford will focus on career management.

    What makes you happy? What’s your passion? Perhaps, like other people, you don’t know. So many people never think about what gives them joy, meaning and purpose before embarking on their careers. Others’ struggle to work out how to follow their passion and still pay the bills.
     
    With over 25 years experience as a career coach, counsellor and holisitc psychologist Cassandra Gaisford has seen the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical toll being in the wrong job can exact.
     
    The opposite is also true,—when you do what you love work doesn’t feel like work at all.
     
    Join Cassandra to learn how to:
     
      • Find your passion and purpose
      • Value and utilise your natural knacks and talents
      • Clarify your best-fit career
      • Make a living in a way that reflects who you are and what’s precious to you
     
    Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a mid-lifer partway through your career, this presentation will help you start living a life you love—before it’s too late.
     
    Passion, happiness, joy, fulfilment, love—call it what you will—Cassandra has a proven-track record of success helping people stress less and succeed more.
     
    For more information on Cassandra and her range of services www.worklifesolutions.co.nz or visit her Amazon page Author.to/CassandraGaisford
     
    Need a career rescue or a mid-life make-over?
     
    Read Cassandra's Amazon #1 best-selling books today!
     
    The Art of Success: How Extraordinary Artists Can Help You Succeed in Business and LIfe
    For more information, click here.
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    This week, Anna Tjumina will focus on personal skills.

      • Do you feel unvalued as a professional?
      • Do you feel stuck in a job that does not give you anything back in return but the (most likely unsatisfied) paycheck?
      • Do you feel overwhelmed while cruising the job market, desperately applying for everything that resembles an opportunity but keep getting endless rejections?
    Chances are, you are not using your SOFT SKILLS to get you the results you want!

    Together with many business and personal development gurus out there, I firmly believe that your personal and professional power lies in your mindset and your soft skills.

     
    It’s often overlooked, but the importance and impact of mindsetting is universal. It's not connected to any company, country or continent. It's the very reason why valued professionals are exceptional at what they do! A skillful professional is more than a set of learnable hard skills. It’s the person behind the title that is making all the difference. A lot is expected from us nowadays; fast paced environments, tendencies towards managerial duties, complex team dynamics and level up executive thinking process. Every job is a universe of possibilities! Undeniably, our hard skillset is important to take on the excellence challenge, but it’s who you are inside that delivers on external expectations and fulfills the role to the fullest. It’s time to pay attention to the core values that determine how valuable we are on the job market and make them stronger, bigger and better - from within! Every professional has these skills by design. We just don’t use them consciously and don’t pay attention to the levels of their maturity. We expect them to grow with time, gain the experience as we go. Why leave all of that to chance?! Taking control over your soft skills is the ultimate purpose for this webinar!
     
    What we will cover in this webinar:
     
    First of all, we will eXplore your mindset and the inner core of your soft skillset in order to create an authentic base for your Personally Awesome Professional Profile. You need this profile! I guarantee you will benefit and monetize on it if it is created carefully and skillfully, no matter your area of focus and expertise. I will share with you some crucial basic mechanics of your mind and personality habits, so you will skillfully use them to pursue your ambitions. Mindset is the multiplier of your hard skills.
     
    In the second part, I will reveal the eXperience reasons why the six W.A.N.T.E.D. soft skills are important. You need to excel in all of them if you want to become an Indispensable Professional. Every W.A.N.T.E.D. skill is focused on targeting specific properties, qualities, strengths and unused powers of your identity. Core skill Willing is of crucial importance for 'Positioning' yourself as an expert professional Being Available means being true to your 'Personal Integrity' while being well prepared, adaptive and responsive to challenging circumstances Application of being Nice is the core ingredient of 'Relationship Intelligence' and represents the need to master it with all its complexity and variety. Being Tenacious means you can operate in 'High Performance' mode with indomitable focus and energy. Effectiveness is your ability to 'Balance' elements around you and make them work in your favor so you can deliver on required results. Audacious Dedication has the power to transform and generate 'Change Manifestation', compelling objectives to take on shapes that you aim for.

    These W.A.N.T.E.D. skills will enable you to match the ever-changing demands and ever-growing expectation

    In the end, we will start the eXpress process of defining your superpower skills which you could translate and market while in pursue of your dream job or position. I will give you a blueprint for a Personally Awesome Branding Profile which will be your jumping board of your personal marketing. Whether you are writing a cover letter, measuring up to job descriptions, preparing interviews or conducting yearly performance reviews – this is your basecamp of your professional excellence.

    BONUS giveaway: As a bonus and a celebration of yourself becoming the Indispensable Professional, I will provide you with quick tips and tricks on writing a KILLER cover letter so you will not be overlooked again.

     
    Every W.A.N.T.E.D. skill deserves a spotlight attention. Let’s eXplore their fundamental meaning, eXpress the impact on your abilities, so we can eXperience the full potential of their nature.

    Being a valued member of nowadays workforce is best done in a job you love to do. By cultivating your mindset with these W.A.N.T.E.D. qualities will make it exciting and extremely fulfilling to be in your role no matter current circumstances. To be proud, content and confident about yourself and your abilities is a true professional blessing. To accomplish that, we need to understand, be aware of the essence, be willing to grow and develop our mindset & soft skills. It will set your mindset to work in your favor. Join us, indulge your mindset senses and accelerate your skills to cultivate an empowered professional mindset of an astonishing Indispensable Professional!

    For more information, click here.
    Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Monday, April 24, 2017 (All day)

    The Northern Iowa Wind Symphony will celebrate a 35th anniversary reunion. Activities will include receptions, rehearsals, and social time concluding with a concert Monday evening. For more information or to register, visit www.uni.edu/music/windsymphonyalumni

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    This week, Marci Alboher will focus on retirement.

    Wondering what’s next in your life? Thinking about doing work you feel good about? Join us for a conversation with Marci Alboher, author of the highly acclaimed Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist is a Vice President of Encore.org, a nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to move into second (or third) acts for the greater good.
    In this webinar you'll learn, among other things:
    • How volunteering or pro bono consulting can lead to paid work;
    • How to network effectively and harness the power of social media;
    • How to find the most age-friendly jobs in nonprofits, government, education, healthcare and socially-minded businesses;
    • How to combat age discrimination;
    • The pros and cons of going back to school;
    • How to financially plan for your transition

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    This week, Todd Palmer will focus on job searching.

    Whether the individual is a college graduate conducting their first job search, an experienced working professional, a returning military vet, or an underemployed or unemployed professional, Todd Palmer’s discussion will share proven ideas to launch lead a successful job search and career.
     
    You will learn how to:
     
    • Land a job in just six weeks
    • How to leverage your support group to make the process easier
    • Techniques to show employers the transferability of your skills
    • Best practices to show case your work and experience through your resume and online social media channels

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association!

    This week Jane Falter will focus on career management.

    What’s next for you?
     
    You have decided to that now’s the time for you to move to your next career chapter. Perhaps the timing was forced upon you. Or maybe you’ve simply decided it’s time for something new. But before you start, here are several key elements for a successful job search:
     
    Job Search Tools
     
    In a job search, you are marketing a product and that product you’re “selling” is you. It’s difficult to look objectively about your own accomplishments and identify what a potential hiring manager will be looking for. Although you have great skills, you are probably not the best person to write your own resume. It takes a specially trained individual who is up on what hiring managers need and want today. By investing in yourself, you will save money in the long run to get the job of your dreams faster. Don’t wait until that perfect job is posted. Get yourself ready NOW!
     
    You need to make sure you have the right personal marketing materials ready for your job search. These days, hiring managers get hundreds of applications for any one open position. Your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn Profile need to showcase your qualifications and paint a story about why you are the best person for the job.
     
    We all know a looking for a job can be daunting. In today’s marketplace, you need to do more than just submit resume after resume to job boards. Do you know how to enlist social media and your valuable contacts to help you find your ideal job? Are you on LinkedIn? If not, you need to be! In addition to an engaging LI profile, you need to know how to utilize your contacts in a directed networking search. It’s been estimated that 80% to 90% of jobs are landed because of networking.
     
    Are you overwhelmed in your job search? Check out my Job Search Coaching Program. Are you prepared to put your best foot forward when you get that coveted interview? Get your confidence back by enrolling in my Master the Interview Coaching Program.
    For more information, click here.
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    This week Talane Miedaner will focus on personal marketing.

    Talane Miedaner shares her winning approach to becoming irresistibly attractive to relationships, money, opportunities and success. 
     
    Her 7-tiered program reveals how to stop struggling and start going with the flow. How to expand your willingness to have, and to fulfill your emotional needs. How to orient your life around your own core values and passions. And how to indulge in excellent self-care as you let yourself become effortlessly successful.
     
    Learn how to structure your life so you too can be irresistibly attractive. Learn these laws of attraction to effortlessly attain your heart’s desire:
     
    • “If you don’t need it, you are more likely to attract it.” If our emotional needs are unmet, we repel what we most desire. When we’ve fulfilled our deepest needs ourselves—such as the need to be cherished, the need to be heard, and the need for harmony—we are naturally attractive to potential relationships, both personally and professionally.
    • “Like attracts Like.” When we are fully living our core values, we effortlessly attract others who share our values.
    • It sounds simple. The trick is learning how to apply these laws in your everyday life—and international bestselling author and noted life coach, Talane Miedaner shows you how. This easy-to-follow guide provides a comprehensive quiz to help you identify your top four emotional needs and includes step-by-step instructions for meeting those needs. Once you start embracing your passion and living your dreams, you instantly become more attractive to others. It’s truly the “effortless”; way to find and keep the love of your life or to attract the ideal business opportunity or position.

    For more information, click here.

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Take advantage of this free webinar offered to you by the University of Northern Iowa Alumni Association.

    This week, William Hollan will focus on job searching.

    Forget everything you think you know about landing a well-paid job—the rules have changed forever.
     
    How to find professional work once seemed clear and unwavering: capture career highlights in a resume, practice answers to standard interview questions, and do lots of face-to-face networking.

    It doesn’t matter if you are new grad or an experienced professional you’ll learn insights and strategies that will serve you for the rest of your career.

     
    You will learn how to:
     
      • Gather information on what a prospective employer finds important
      • Emphasize those skills, accomplishments, and qualities in tailored resumes and interview answers
      • Identify the intersection between personal talents and what the marketplace needs
      • Unlock the networking power of social media
      • Negotiate the best possible offer Enlightening and practical, this myth-busting book delivers seven powerful rules for landing a great job—even in a difficult economy
    Join William to master these and many other tricks.
    For more information, click here.
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