The Wharton Club of Chicago is excited to offer, for the first time, a career management strategies, tools and tactics workshop designed especially for alumni in the early half of their careers. This high value workshop will take place on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. and is being hosted by mHUB, conveniently located at 965 West Chicago Avenue (near Halsted) in Chicago. The workshop will include lunch and a “bonus” tour of mHUB, an innovation center, prototyping lab and entrepreneurial community of product designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers & manufacturers. Participation is limited to the first 20 professionals signing up for attendance.
This workshop is especially designed to highlight specific career management strategies, tools, and tactics to accelerate continued advancement, job satisfaction, and earnings potential while entering the key growth phase of your profession. Program content (detailed below) is designed to provide key personal insights regarding professional strengths, market demand, strategic positioning, attractiveness of one’s background, presentation and messaging, and effective decision making at key junctures. Valuable exercises are woven into the content. Attendees will come away with a clear understanding of how to further build, position and effectively present their career experience and objectives. Those who are working for a promotion, or have grown complacent, reached a plateau, or are planning to make a move will find the content to be of great and practical value. This series is designed to be an affordable alternative to hiring a $300-400/hour executive coach.
WORKSHOP LEADER - Chris Nadherny
The “Strategic Career Management” workshop has been designed for us by Chris Nadherny, a former 30 year executive suite search consultant and Senior Partner with Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search firm. During his tenure with Spencer Stuart, Chris assessed, positioned and presented over 5,000 executive leaders across 750 assignments. He provided career guidance to countless others. Chris is also the author of an Amazon “5-Star” reader rated career reference guide book – THE PROACTIVE EXECUTIVE; an Expert Advisor and Coaching Mentor at Crenshaw and Associates (a leading national executive transition services firm); and President of Nadherny & Associates (an executive coaching and career services firm working with professionals nationally). In the past year Chris has provided career coaching services to over 30 senior executives across multiple industries and job functions. He brings to us a deep understanding of how successful careers are formed and accelerated, especially in the midst of ongoing technological and digital disruption.
SATURDAY MORNING - HOW ATTRACTIVE A CANDIDATE AM I?
Executive Profile Attractiveness Diagnostic - assessing the current health of your profile
Assessing Candidacy Strengths/Shortcomings - the importance of “fit”
Shaping Your Professional Profile - Where are you going? How do you get there?
Proven Positioning & Differentiation Strategies – Impact of Supply and Demand in the Talent Market
Greener Pastures? – When to Move On. When and how to transition industries.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON - HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF MORE EFFECTIVELY
Your “Executive Summary”/Elevator Pitch – Who are you? Does it matter?
Networking – Being more visible. The power of “convening”. LinkedIn
Build a Compelling Resume – The importance of positioning, context, story-telling and relevant accomplishments
Successful Interviewing Strategies – Increasing your interview effectiveness. Managing informational versus competency interviews. Importance of energy, flow and chemistry. Mock interviewing exercises.
Understanding and Working with Executive Search Firms – An insider’s perspective on the executive search process, what to expect, what to do and not do.
SCHEDULE (MAX ATTENDEES: 20)
10:00 am – 11:30 am .... Morning Session
11:30 am – 12:00 pm .... Tour of mHUB
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm .... Lunch/Q&A for Morning Content
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm ..... Afternoon Session
LOCATION: 965 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL (Chicago Ave. and Halsted – parking available in immediate area; Blue Line stop at Chicago and Milwaukee is just two short blocks west of mHUB)
COST (includes tour/drinks/food):
*Event has completely sold out. Please rsvp to be added to a wait list in case of any last minute cancellations. You will be notified by Thursday, 10/31/19 if opening becomes available.
Wharton Alumni: $40/person
Berkely Haas Alumni: $40/person
Chicago Booth Alumni: $40/person
HEC Alumni: $40/person
Other/General Admission: $65/person