Upcoming MCT Meetings

June 10, 2023

Topic: Take Control of Your Career - Do What You Desire, Dare, and Deserve

Speaker: Alvina Peat

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

To register for this FREE event, click here.

This session is uniquely designed to focus on you and your pursuit of future career goals and aspirations. You will be introduced to a methodology coined the Four Pillars of Empowerment. People are often intrigued by the pillars and will admit they have never thought about their careers in such an empowering way. They begin to see their career path more clearly, with more confidence and control.

Four Pillars of Empowerment

I Do – Identify your professional strengths (and we all have them)

I Desire – Boldly declare your heart’s desire

I Dare – Remove the fears that block your success

I Deserve – Create your success mindset

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • lean into your professional strengths
  • boldly declare your professional/career desires
  • break through mental barriers that hold you back from attaining the position you desire.
  • create a success mindset

Alvina Peat's Bio:

After dedicating 15 years to corporate America, Alvina stepped out of her comfort zone, and started her own learning and development practice. She founded Williams-Peat and Associates in 2002. Her mission is to inspire individuals to experience success in their workplace. Alvina provides professional development programs and coaching for individuals and organizations in higher learning, pharmaceuticals, financial services, nonprofit agencies, and the automotive industry.

In 2018, Alvina founded Her Empowerment Resources (H.E.R.). Through H.E.R., Alvina designs programs and resources exclusively for women. The programs and resources include:

  • The Emerging Leader: Take Control of Your Career, a leadership program for junior to mid-career professionals, who desire to grab hold of the next rung on their career ladder.
  • Taking Care of Business for Women (TCBWomen™), an influential network of female solopreneurs who aspire to live a life of professional passion and purpose.   
  • H.E.R. - Her Empowerment Retreat, an annual gathering of women from all walks of life, designed to offer the tools, community, and support dedicated to live an empowered life.

Alvina knows all too well what it feels like to lack confidence, clarity, and control when it comes to one's work. After a period of dreaming about doing the work she desired, she took control of her career. In 2022, Alvina has once again stepped out of her comfort zone to write her first book, Take Control of Your Career: Do What You Desire, Dare and Deserve to Do.

In her spare time, Alvina lends her talent to organizations dedicated to the advancement of women. These include WOMEN'S WAY, Women's Business Enterprise Center-East, and The Pennsylvania Conference for Women.

Alvina inspires women nationally and internationally, to remove the barriers that get in the way of living their most empowered life.

July 8, 2023

Topic: 50 "Must Dos" to Be the Lead Candidate

Speaker: Bill Belknap

Time: 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Location:  Virtual Event 

Sponsor: Penn State Great Valley Alumni Society

Registration for this FREE event will be available soon.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to out prepare your competition
  • “Out-of-the-box” ways to research a company and the people with whom you will be interviewing
  • Foolproof way to avoid being blindsided in a networking meeting
  • How to deconstruct the job description so there won’t be a question you can’t answer
  • The not-so-obvious uses of LinkedIn, Google, and the company website for doing serious research

Bill Belknap's Bio:

Bill has 30 years of senior management and human resources experience, with more than 10 years at the Vice President and Senior Vice President level.

In 1992, he co-founded a management consulting firm. The firm’s clients have included an array of industries from Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to cosmetics and financial services.

His areas of expertise include executive and career coaching, severance negotiation, employee selection and retention, executive recruiting, and management training. However, for the last 20 years he has focused exclusively on executive and management coaching. He has coached over 1,000 managers and executives on how to find the right job, at the right company, and at the right compensation.

Bill is also a certified GetFive Master Coach since 2002. GetFive is the only career coach training and certification program that equips coaches with the method and digital tools needed to support the modern transition.

On the personal side, Bill is an amateur magician and fitness enthusiast. He has completed 33 triathlons and eight marathons. He is a graduate of Denison University and lives in Ridgewood, NJ.