Upcoming Meetings

July 14, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: A Holistic Guide to Life in Job Search

Speaker Panel:  Ralph Lardieri, Amy Dinning, Mike Hughes, Christian Hicks

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

    Conference Center (building on the left)

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, click here NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, July 13th.

Take a refreshing new outlook at your job search – and yourself – as My Career Transitions brings you insights from career and wellness professionals who offer practical suggestions for staying motivated, healthy, and productive during your career transition. 

Our panel of experts, who have also been in transition, will tackle the challenges of remaining positive and on track while you pursue your next opportunity. They’ll share useful tips to give you a fresh perspective and help you customize a plan specifically for you. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from professionals who understand the challenges and successes of career transition. You’ll leave with a customized action plan to help keep you healthy, positive, and organized during your job search. 

By attending this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to stay healthy – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
  • What tools and resources can help you stay focused and organized 
  • The importance of networking in landing your next role
  • The types of meetings and events you should attend  
  • How to remain up-to-date in your profession and sharpen your job skills

Panel Bios

Ralph Lardieri – Health & Wellness Segment

Ralph Lardieri is a corporate wellness and health promotion professional with over 25 years experience in wellness engagement. Most recently Ralph was with Wawa as their first ever wellness manager and creator of the Wawa Wellness Fit to Fit 5 (Eat Right, Move More, Quit Tobacco, Inspire Others and Have Fun). He launched and managed all aspects of their branded wellness program starting in 2010. The award winning Fit to Fly wellness program targeted 29,000 employees and eligible family members across six states and 750 locations. In addition to this, his experience included training over 400 Wawa employees including senior level executives, directors, and store managers in stress management utilizing internationally recognized Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Athlete program. 

Amy Dinning – Organization Segment

Amy is a Speaker, Facilitator, and Coach, who works with all organizational levels, sets the strategy, creation, promotion, and delivery of talent and training solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan. Amy is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable environment that supports learning and growth. Currently, Amy serves as Global Learning & Development Manager at ARRIS, where she leads the Global Learning & Development function through needs assessment, strategic planning, design and development, facilitation, and collaboration.

She is the founder and Chief Facilitator of Jump Start Your Job Search Workshops offered twice a year for the last 9 years. She also serves as co-lead of the ATD Leadership & Organizational Development Special Interest Group. Amy is well known for her work as a Board Member Keynote Speaker and Orientation Facilitator for My Career Transitions networking group.

Mike Hughes – Networking and Meetings Segment

Michael Hughes is an educator.  Equally at home in classroom or corporate settings, his background spans college level coursework, continuing education programs, professional development workshops as well as instructional design and delivery. Michael was appointed to a full time faculty role at Temple University Fox School of Business and Management in 2018 having served on the adjunct faculty since 2013 and teaches marketing strategy. Michael also instructs at Pennsylvania State University Great Valley where he facilitates and instructs leadership and strategic management to students enrolled in the Continuing Professional Studies curriculum.

He sits on the advisory councils for the American Public University System as well as Peirce College, where he collaborates with the faculty and administration.  In that capacity, Michael plays a key role in interpreting market trends, translating them into adult learning requirements and designing course curriculum.   Michael is also a volunteer Board Member, Director of Programming and is a New Orientation facilitator with My Career Transitions.

Christian Hicks – Professional Development Segment

With a career that has spanned youth ministry, legal, venture capital, higher education, and even women’s shoes, Christian Hicks is privileged to speak to you today about professional development. As one who has experienced career transition, even while raising twin toddlers, Christian will discuss how to stay relevant (and busy) while chasing your dream job or next career endeavor.

 

August, 2018

No meeting in August.

 

September 08, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Chasing My Career Dreams……Ok, Now What?

Speaker:  Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

You need to register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, September 7th.

Perspective: “If you could do anything, what would you do?” With this one question, Lea will take the audience through a journey of her own personal career transition, discover how to define their skills and strengths to help them build their own 30-second “Tell me about yourself” Elevator Pitch, the benefits of consulting and how to define your value and determine your compensation, and invites them to think about their career transition as if it was a project – “Managing Stakeholder Expectations”, “Building a Solid Project Plan”, “Working Your Plan”, and the “Ability to Successfully Communicate with Others.”  In going through this process, the audience will learn quickly the four steps to successfully managing a career transition; Listening, Executing, Stepping Back; and Moving Forward.

By attending this session, you’ll learn:

The four steps to successfully managing a career transtion including:

 

  • Listening 
  • Executing
  • Stepping Back
  • Moving Forward 

 

 

Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni's Bio

Leasella "Lea" Bongiovanni, CAPM® made her career dreams a reality and is on a mission to help others successfully navigate their own career transition.  "I'm not afraid to fail. I'm afraid of saying “I can’t” so much that I never attempt to try something new." In her publications – “Chasing My Career Dreams In Heels: Do you love what you do?” and “Switching Careers At Age 40” she shares her career transition story.  Lea received a bachelor’s degree in social policy and planning from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Associate in Project Management from Project Management Institute.

 

 

 

October 13, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBD

Speaker:  TBD

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

You need to register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, October 12th.

 

 

November 10, 2018

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBD

Speaker:  TBD

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

You need to register for this event.  NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, November 9th.

 

December, 2018

No meeting in December.