This highly practical and content-packed two-session workshop is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the two most important determinants of successful career management – building a compelling professional profile, and, how to access and secure the right job opportunities. The result is a stronger and more resilient career producing swifter advancement, greater job satisfaction, and substantially enhanced earnings potential.
Sign-up for these high-value sessions early! Participation is limited to16 people to maintain close interaction between attendees and the workshop moderator, Chris Nadherny. Similar workshops offered in the past have consistently sold out. Preference will be given to individuals attending both workshops as the content of Session II builds on the content of Session I.
Saturday, November 5 (Workshop I)
Saturday, November 12 (Workshop II)
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm CDT
Club Members: $50 per Workshop / $100 for both
Non-Club Members: $75 per Workshop / $150 for both
There has never been a time when proactive, strategic, and actionable career management has been more important. 65% of your professional success is determined by how effectively you manage your career, the skills you build, and the decisions you make. Yet, an estimated two-thirds of executives substantially “under-manage” their careers at various points in time. Many bright, ambitious, and energetic executives simply do not understand what proper career management looks like, or, how to achieve it. The workshops delve into the two most important components of effective career management – 1.) Properly building an enduring and strategically positioned professional profile and; 2.) Effectively accessing and securing the right opportunities. History has repeatedly shown that improper career management leads to, conservatively, 35% less lifetime compensation.. These workshops are specially designed to assist aspiring C-suite alumni by providing actionable career management perspectives, insights, and immediate action steps for achieving swifter advancement, greater job satisfaction, and enhanced lifetime earnings.
The Wharton Club of Chicago has developed these workshops in response to alumni requests for assistance in navigating their careers through previously unseen levels of volatility and uncertainty resulting from the ongoing repercussions of Covid, supply chain disruption, geopolitics, inflation, advances in technology, and M&A redefining competitive landscapes. Each of the workshops runs about two hours including content delivery, exercises, discussion, and Q&A.
Chris Nadherny has agreed to lead these workshops for us. He is a Board member for the Wharton Club of Chicago and a former 30-year C-Suite search consultant and Senior Partner from Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm. His prior seminars and workshops have included: “How to Accelerate Your Career”, and “How to Become a More Attractive Candidate”. He is a noted author (The Proactive Executive – Amazon “5-Star” reader ratings) and respected executive coach who has assisted over 120 business professionals over the last four years. He provides his one-on-one coaching through his firm, Nadherny & Associates, and as an Executive Mentor with Crenshaw & Associates, headquartered in New York City.
Session I – Building a Strong “Professional Profile”
- The Key Components of Your Professional Profile
- Career Management – An Actionable Framework
- “Positioning” Relative to Talent Supply & Demand
- Defining Your Value Proposition
- Crafting a Compelling Resume
Session II – Accessing and Securing “Opportunities”
- Networking – professional contacts, recruiters, target companies, job postings
- Effective cover letters
- Staying organized – “Excel “Networking Organizer”
- Industry transitions – risk and reward
- Favorite interview questions
- Distinguishing between different types of interviews
- Mock interviewing exercise
- Effective Onboarding