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The New Big Data: Human-Centered Analytics

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on The New Big Data: Human-Centered Analytics

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Human-Centered Analytics is poised to revolutionize everyday life. Veebit is a research & analytics firm that employs psychometric modeling to deliver a new layer of relationship intelligence to individuals, communities and organizational leaders.

Big Data’s ability to gather and analyze data provides revolutionary new insights into what individuals are doing yet its greatest strength is also its limiting factor: the optics for Big Data is limited to the residual observed data generated. Put simply, Big Data provides powerful observational and probabilistic answers regarding what people do, but cannot reveal the why behind those behaviors. Even while profitably using Big Data solutions to optimize their businesses, savvy leaders are already wrestling with this limitation.

During this webinar you will learn more about the emerging field of Human-Centered Analytics, the potential it holds for business and civic leaders, and opportunities for embracing your own personal value priorities in a world drowning in data.

Specifically, the presenters will discuss:

•The construct Veebit has created for better understanding decisionmaking along value lines, including the broad applicability of these insights across industries, from corporate brands to political and non-profit campaigns.
•A crash course in psychometrics, discuss common examples of how it is currently applied and, through the presentation of a case study, discuss its promise to better inform stakeholder engagement.
•Background on the Millennial Leadership Initiative, a public research project through which Veebit has partnered with organizations on to better understand community-based values.

About the Presenters:
Terri Persico is the Founder & CEO of Veebit and is a veteran of the financial services industry.

Kyung (Chris) T. Han, PhD is the Director of the Veebit Research Committee and a Director at the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

Sarah Vazquez (C'13) is the Project Manager for the Veebit Millennial Leadership Initiative.

Learn more at www.veebit.com.

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Idea to Reality: Getting Your Small Business Off the Ground

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on Idea to Reality: Getting Your Small Business Off the Ground

Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

*Co-Sponsored by the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance*

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Dean Brenner (C'91), is the President and Founder of The Latimer Group, an executive coaching and training firm focused on persuasive communication skills. After two bad career experiences, Dean and his wife Emily took six months off to travel, clear their heads, and plot their next move. Throughout the trip, they discussed a range of ideas, most of them impractical, before finally realizing a vision they wanted to move towards. While hiking in Glacier National Park, Emily said the magic words… "You have always been a good public speaker. Most people aren't. Just coach that."

And from that, The Latimer Group was born. Today the company serves a global client base of Fortune 500 organizations, with nearly $1 million in annual revenue.

In this session, Dean will share some insights about starting a business, germinating the idea, marketing and networking, relying on the advice and counsel of others, and risk (when to take it, and when to avoid it).

If you're considering starting a business or are already a full-time owner but making plans for growth, don't miss learning from Dean's entrepreneurial journey!

More About the Presenter:

Dean is the President and Founder of The Latimer Group, a communications coaching and training firm with clients on five continents. Dean is a twice-published author, His second book, "Sharing the Sandbox: Building and Leading World-Class Teams in the 21st Century" was published in May 2012. His first book "Move the World: Persuade Your Audience, Change Minds and Achieve Your Goals" was published by John Wiley & Sons in April 2007. Dean is a recognized expert in persuasive communication and also served 8 years as the Chairman and Team Leader for the US Olympic Sailing Team, leading the team at the 2008 Games in Beijing and the 2012 Games in London.
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People Analytics: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 16, 2015 Comments Off on People Analytics: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities

Online Webinar
Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Organizations are pressuring HR leaders to deploy people analytics to maximize talent. New tools and data sources are making this possible, but how can HR prepare for a world where data is a key part of the job? In this talk, Syndio CEO Zack Johnson will discuss the power of data for storytelling, the challenges and opportunities of deploying analytics, and how early investments in people analytics have changed the game for early adopters.

Attendees will learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of embedding people analytics into their existing workflows: on-boarding, retention, and change management.

Objectives:
1. An introduction to people analytics: what it is, how it works, why it matters.
2. The risks and opportunities of people analytics: privacy, data governance, more efficient capital deployment, and data interpretation bias.
3. How organizations can best get started with people analytics: DIY vs. vendors, data integration, and making data available back to employees.
4. How people analytics will change the face of HR over the next decade.

About the Presenter:
Zack Johnson pushes the Syndio team to provide customers with the most applicable and advanced network analysis solutions on the market. His more than five years of experience researching, teaching, and applying social network analysis to the marketplace guides the team in building tools, scaling solutions, and creating value for customers and shareholders.

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Career Gaps, "You’re Overqualified," and Ageism: Difficult Conversations in Career Reentry

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Aug 09, 2015 Comments Off on Career Gaps, "You’re Overqualified," and Ageism: Difficult Conversations in Career Reentry

Online Webinar
Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you planning a reentry to the workforce after being out of it for an extended period of time? Then you likely understand that navigating the networking and interviewing process is entirely different than the standard job search.

When interviewing, or simply interacting with practitioners in their targeted fields, the pain points for returning professionals usually center around how to discuss "the gap," and how to deal with veiled references to age, such as "you seem really overqualified for that role." Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and co-founder of iRelaunch, and long-time career reentry expert, will discuss recommended language for these kinds of conversations. Carol will also interview Antoinette Wannebo (C'90), who returned to work at age 43 after 5 years out of the workforce, about the critical conversations she had as she successfully transitioned back to work.

About the Presenters:
Carol is CEO & Co-Founder of iRelaunch, the leading and most comprehensive career reentry resource for employers, universities​, professional associations ​and individuals. iRelaunch has connected with a national network of nearly 15,000 people at 200 return-to-work programs and presentations. iRelaunch's flagship event, the ​Annual iRelaunch Return-​to​-Work Conference in New York City, is the leading external source of candidates for the major Wall Street reentry internship programs.

After 8 years out of the workforce, Antoinette Wannebo returned to work as an Analyst at New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Past employers include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University’s Center for Earth Science Information Network. While taking time to care for her 3 children, she authored several grants to bring STEM to her children's public school and was active on the environmental committee of her local district’s participatory budgetary process. She received a BA from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Environmental Management from Yale.

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Open Coaching Session: Career Transitions

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Open Coaching Session: Career Transitions

Online Webinar
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you contemplating a career transition, or currently unemployed in a job hunt?

Join Talane Miedaner (F'87, G'89), Master Certified Coach, Author of "Coach Yourself to a New Career," and Founder of LifeCoach.com, for this unique webinar. In an Open-Coaching format, Talane will use the full hour to respond to live Q&A from session participants.

Talane will also review her top career transition strategies by sharing case studies of past clients who dealt with similar issues.

About the Presenter:
Talane Miedaner is the international bestselling author of three books, a Master Certified Coach, and the owner and founder of LifeCoach.com. Her clients include executives, professionals, public officials, entrepreneurs, and international leaders. Talane is the author of three books (all McGraw-Hill). One of the most widely recognized life coaches in the world, Talane has been featured in numerous magazines from Newsweek to Fortune, and has appeared on national and international television and radio programs, including the BBC and CBS Saturday Morning. Prior to becoming a coach, Talane held a corporate position as second vice president at Chase Bank in New York City. She graduated from the School of Foreign Service in 1987 and received her graduate degree in 1989. Learn more at www.lifecoach.com.

Career Development – DC: Educational
Career Development – Regional: Educational
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Developing Board Options in Your Career

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Developing Board Options in Your Career

Online Webinar
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Being on Boards of Directors of non-competing companies is an excellent way to broaden your business horizons, develop new networks, and even generate wealth. Whether you are just starting to develop board options in your career or wish to move up the Board Food Chain to the next level, this program will provide you with practical suggestions.

Join this webinar with Larry Stybel (Parent'03), Vice President of Board Options, Inc., to learn:

1. Your place on the Board Food Chain.
2. How to craft a Board resume.
3. The distribution channels for distribution of that Board resume.
4. How to discuss your interest in serving on Boards.
5. How to negotiate your compensation.
6. How to deal with your personal/reputational risk.

About the Presenter:
Laurence J. Stybel (Parent'03) is Vice President of Board Options, Inc., an organization is retained by companies to find global Board talent. He and his partner write a monthly column on leadership for PSYCHOLOGY TODAY. In the last twelve months there have been 220,000 downloads. His articles on governance have appeared in MIT SLOAN MANAGEMENT REVIEW and he is a frequent contributor to HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW. He was on the Board of the New England region of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves on the Board of a venture backed technology company. Larry received his doctorate from Harvard University and was previously and executive compensation consultant with Hay Associates Management Consultants.

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VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Time Management Tricks

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Time Management Tricks

Online Networking Platform
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12 – 1pm

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VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Small Business Owners Connect

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT: Small Business Owners Connect

Online Networking Platform
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Jumpstart 2015: A Personal Strategy Workshop to Help You Re-Focus, Re-Set and Re-Charge Your Year

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on Jumpstart 2015: A Personal Strategy Workshop to Help You Re-Focus, Re-Set and Re-Charge Your Year

Online Webinar
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Is 2015 on track to be your best year yet? Have you been able to execute on the goals and expectations that you set at the start of the year? Are you crystal clear on what success looks like between now and December 31?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, join us on July 28 when Ben Sands, the CEO and founder of Sands Leadership, will lead us through a high-energy and engaging “Personal Strategy Retreat” webinar to help you pull up and reflect on your year so far and set yourself up for an incredible second half.

During the session you’ll have an opportunity to reflect on the highlights of your year to-date: your accomplishments, lessons learned, what mattered (and what didn’t) and, most importantly, what you must do – more of, less of and/or differently – going forward to ensure that you achieve both the personal and professional outcomes you are really after this year.

This will be a “working” webinar in every sense. All participants will receive a detailed workbook and the expectation is that you will complete your planning during the webinar. To maximize the value of the webinar, a short survey will be sent in advance of the session to all registered participants. Survey response is not required, but participation will help you to get as much as possible from the session.

About the Presenter:
Ben Sands is the CEO of Sands Leadership, an executive coaching and training company that helps educate and empower highly talented men and women to better lead themselves, others and organizations. He works with rising leaders at both Fortune 100 companies and venture-backed startups. Learn more at www.ben-sands.com.

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How to Start Your Own Side Business While Working Full-Time

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Jul 12, 2015 Comments Off on How to Start Your Own Side Business While Working Full-Time

Online Webinar
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30pm

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Are you utilizing your unique skills, talents, abilities, ideas, and interests in your day job? If not, why not consider starting a side business? You know, that idea you have been mulling around and people close to you have long said, “You could make that into a business?”

In this webinar, Career and Small Business Coach Jason Levin (MBA'06), will show you how to take a thoughtful and tactical look at getting your idea off the ground. Jason will outline effective approaches to starting a side business and explain:

• How to recognize an opportunity for a side business
• What you actually need in your plan of attack
• How to carve time in the busiest of schedules to move your idea along
• How to engage others to support your efforts

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that freelancers and self-employed individuals may comprise 20% of the workforce by 2020. With the growing number of "Hoyapreneurs" around the world, we hope you will join this session to determine if your business idea can become a reality.

About the Presenter:
Jason Levin founded Ready, Set, Launch, LLC® after a career in brand management at Unilever, consulting at Accenture and employer branding sakes at Vault.com. He helps his small business clients grow their businesses, focus resources and overcome challenges. Jason also enjoys speaking on and moderating panels and presenting career development seminars and webinars at staff retreats, conferences and training sessions.

Jason will also be giving away two free phone or Skype coaching sessions. To be eligible, answer the following questions by July 15, 2015, 5pm EST:

• What is the biggest challenge you face to getting your side business off the ground?
• What is the one thing you hope to learn from this webinar?

Feel free to email answers to Jason, Jason@readysetlaunch.net.

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