“How to Optimize Your Career” Summer Seminar Series - Session 1

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30pm— 8:00pm
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Chicago , IL 60661
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The Wharton Club of Chicago Brings You an Exclusive Career Altering Experience from a Legend in the Business and now Author, Chris Nadherny


Last year’s “How to Optimize Your Career” Summer Seminar Series with Chris Nadherny (bio provided below) was oversubscribed and drew rave reviews (see testimonials). Chris has graciously agreed to lead the seminar series again this summer – Thursday May 17, Thursday May 31, and Thursday June 14. Attendance for each of the three, two-hour sessions in this series is limited to 25 participants in order to accommodate group discussion and exercises.

The “How to Optimize Your Career” Series is a set of three distinct seminars, each covering different content and aspects of effective short and longer-term career management (session content detail provided below). The series is designed specifically for business professionals wanting to build towards, acquire, and ultimately retain C-Suite roles and achieve greater career success as exhibited through stronger career advancement, enhanced job satisfaction, and superior long-term earnings.

Two-thirds of an individual’s professional success is self-determined by their ability to differentiate and position themselves in the market, make proper career decisions, and effectively manage their career. However, this broader strategic perspective and practical action steps associated with effective career management are not taught in school. Inaction and missteps while unintentional negatively impact executives’ track records. This career mismanagement results in diminished lifetime earnings, on average 35% less. This unique Summer Seminar Series is intended to provide participants with the critical insights, tools, knowledge and framework to produce greater returns on the time and energy they invest into their careers.

Session 1 – Effective Market Positioning, May 17
• The Importance of Being Proactive and What this Means
• The Impact of Market Supply & Demand on Your Career
• How to Create a Compelling Resume!
• What Employers Are Seeking Today

Session 2 – Proactive Career Management, May 31
• How Attractive is Your Background? (EPAM Self-Diagnostic)
• Should You Stay or Should You Go?
• Industry Transitions – When and How to do so Successfully
• How to Select Your Best Next Role

Session 3 – Successful Job Transitions, June 14
• An Inside Look at the Executive Search Process
• Crushing Your Interview!
• Compensation Savvy
• How to Get a Great Start in Your New Role

Chris Nadherny
We are extremely fortunate to again be working with Chris in offering you this invaluable seminar series. During his 30 years with Spencer Stuart, Chris conducted over 700 senior level search assignments for a range of global public companies, midcap firms, and private equity portfolio businesses. He has formally interviewed and assessed literally thousands of senior executives and brings to us an invaluable understanding of how successful careers are navigated and formed.

Chris retired from Spencer Stuart in December 2015 and has rapidly become a sought after speaker and executive coach with a passion for helping others succeed. He is the author of a recently published career reference book, “THE PROACTIVE EXECUTIVE: A C-Suite Recruiter’s 5-Step Plan for Achieving Greater Career Success”.  chrisnadherny.com

DATE(S)/Reservation Deadline:
Session 1 - May 17, 2018/Tues, May 15 at noon
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Session 2 - May 31, 2018/Tues, May 29 at noon

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Session 3 - June 14, 2018/Tues, June 12 at noon
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5:30 - 6:00 pm Pre-session reception and networking
          6:00 - 8:00 pm Seminar Session
LOCATION: Horwood Marcus & Berk - 500 W Madison, St #3700, Chicago, IL 60661
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Wharton Club members and their guests: $40/person
Non-members: $55/person

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