Upcoming MCT Meetings

July 11, 2020

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Amp Up Your Career Transition With EQ!

Speaker:  Michael Brenner, Ed. D.

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, click here. NOTE: Registration will end at noon on Friday, July 10th.

Your resume looks great.  You’re networking like crazy.  You’ve practiced your interviewing skills.  You’re all set to land that new job, right?

Not so fast.

You may also need to improve a critical tool in your career transition toolkit—emotional intelligence (EQ).  Unlike conventional cognitive intelligence (IQ), emotional intelligence has nothing to do with “book smarts.”  Rather, it concerns our ability to recognize and manage our own emotions and those of others.  For example, how aware are you of self-limiting beliefs?  How well do you handle stress and disappointment?  Do you possess the necessary social skills that can make a positive impression on a decision maker?  These are important questions any time but especially so during a career transition.  As you pursue your goals during one of the most challenging times in recent memory, honing your emotional intelligence can give you the advantage you need to succeed.

By attending this session, you will learn how to:

  • Become more aware of your emotions and their impact on your mood and outlook
  • Regulate stressful emotions for better outcomes
  • Increase your capacity to empathize with others and build connection
  • Strengthen trust by utilizing active listening skills

Dr. Michael Brenner's Bio

As founder and CEO of Right Chord Leadership, Michael helps leaders and teams at all levels strengthen the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance.  He accomplishes this by drawing on lessons learned as an international leadership consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker for more than 20 years and as a professional musician for over 35 years.  Michael’s unconventional workshops, coaching sessions, and consulting services help clients increase engagement, reduce turnover, and work together more collaboratively to achieve great things.

Michael has designed and taught courses in systems thinking, negotiation strategies, interpersonal relations, and organizational behavior at American University, Immaculata University, La Salle University and Temple University.  He was 2014 president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Chairman of the chapter’s 2015 Regional Learning and Development Conference.  Michael has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences around the world, including Canada, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Michael holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University.  In addition to consulting and teaching, Michael currently performs in two Philadelphia-area bands.  He lives in Broomall, PA.

 

August, 2020

No meeting in August.

 

September 12, 2020

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: Crush Your Next Interview

Speaker:  Rich Bruno

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

 

October 10, 2020

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBD

Speaker:  TBD

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

 

November 14, 2020

My Career Transitions presents

Topic: TBD

Speaker:  TBD

Time: 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Location:  Penn State Great Valley 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

 

December, 2020

No meeting in December.