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Past Webinars

The Introvert's Approach to Working and Supervising Well

March 19, 2014 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

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The majority of your colleagues, direct reports, and bosses will be extroverts--people who like to talk more than listen and who like the challenge of thinking quickly on their feet. But, any leader who is lulled into thinking that the fastest, vocal team members are the most effective ones is making a terrible mistake. This webinar will guide you to be more appreciated among extroverts (if you are introverted), and how as a manager or team member to make small changes that can help your group operate more effectively.

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Making Yourself Indispensable at Work

February 19, 2014 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

No matter what your levels of aspiration at work, making yourself indispensable is definitely an important goal. It will protect you against pink slips, being passed over for promotion, or the frustration of having lots of great ideas and nobody willing to listen to them. And the good news is it easier than you think. Learn listening, observing, researching, and strategic thinking skills that make all the difference!

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Interviewing Skillfully

November 13, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

Do you struggle preparing for an interview? Is it hard to decide what to say to toot your horn in the discussion? How do you prepare in advance most effectively? How do you bridge the gap if you are shifting gears into a new area? We review how to tackle interview preparation in this webinar.

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Working Smarter in the Not-for-Profit Arena

October 23, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

The lines separating businesses and not-for-profit organizations have been blurring more and more. Working smarter, valuing enhanced productivity, and needing to be more accountable on one side have been met with an increased desire for many people to leave business to find more meaning, purpose, and balance in their lives. So we are experiencing a grand dance of people considering transitions related to "making a difference." This webinar discusses strategies for reinventing yourself and customizing your self-marketing campaign in order to move into or up in the world of NGO's and non-profits.

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Resumes/Cover Letter/Cover Email

September 25, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

If you are considering a new job search, then this webinar offers pointers for designing a sharp, current application. We will be discussing sample documents and considering some of the challenges for shifting emphasis in your presentation.

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Getting a Fresh Start at Work this Year

September 18, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

Do you remember that exciting feeling of returning to school for a brand new year? In that same spirit, how about breathing new life into how you've been doing your work recently? What changes—large or small—might improve the attitudes you're taking to work each day? What might make you feel more excited about your job? What "adjustments" to business as usual could make you even more effective and appreciated at work? This webinar helps you assess how well your current job fits you now, and provides a handy compendium of change strategies for the things you'd like to be different.

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Social Media and Career

May 8, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

Today there are multiple ways to be on social media, but how do we utilize these options for our careers? In this webinar, we take a look at some of the predominant social media and consider how to apply them to strengthen your career profile and job search.

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Planning for the Next 20 Years: Career Moves for 50 and Beyond

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C

Women of any age will find something interesting in this visionary, “permissionary” webinar that combines a panoramic look at how the trajectory of women’s lives and careers has changed over the past decade. We include suggestions for how to imagine and execute one’s own career finale(s). We are compelled after 50 to consider all aspects of our lives in our planning—finances, health, relationships, our energy/vitality and “giving back,” all of which are covered in this end-of-year program.

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Preparing for and Marketing Yourself for Senior Level Jobs

Monday, March 25, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

It’s a whole different world if you aspire to work toward the top rungs of the career ladder—and preparing yourself to get there usually starts early in your career. This webinar will explore the choices to be made early on and when you’re getting to the middle rungs, the strategic planning that needs to go into creating a longer-term campaign to get to the top, and the specific moves that will set you apart as you climb toward a shot at the C-Suite or its equivalent in your chosen field or organization. The format will include composite case studies of women in senior positions, as well as “assessment questions” for you to consider at different points in the program.

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Managing Upwards

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

In a work world where how we are perceived is the greatest predictor of our success, we can’t afford to be unaware or passive about our reputations, especially where our bosses are concerned. This webinar explores ways to understand what matters to those who are making decisions about us; how to get the information we need from them to "manage" them; how to present ourselves positively to them without selling out; how to support them as leaders; and, finally, how to prepare for, manage, and then ace those dreaded performance reviews.

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LinkedIn Use and Updates

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

LinkedIn continues to grow and expand as a tool for building a presence online, job search, company research, and for connection with other professionals. This webinar will teach you how to make the most of this tool and some of its newest components

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Reading the Tea Leaves

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

So it's 2013, and what does your work life need? This webinar helps you read those tea leaves, both Macro (what's happening in the larger world that will impact your career?) and Micro (what's happening in your job or organization that needs some assessing, and possibly fixing?) We discuss key trends, as well as questions to help you take a "smart" look at how you can improve things for the new year.

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Resumes for Career Changers

January 22, 2013 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Resumes that orchestrate a change in focus are challenging sometimes! In this webinar, we look at an approach to this work and consider some examples to help us in the process.

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Getting Noticed in Your Field

November 13, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Whether you're an educator, a scientist, a heath care practitioner or a middle manager, research shows that getting noticed and building a positive reputation are likely to make a major difference in your achievement, satisfaction, and compensation. The tricky part is arranging-yes, designing and executing a plan-for making that happen. The days of "accidental discovery" are long gone, but for many very capable women that myth persists and keeps them from maximizing the opportunities in their careers. Don't let you, your friends or your daughters be among them. This webinar reviews some of the most effective strategies for building your visibility, no matter what field you are in now.

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Giving and Receiving Peer Coaching

October 23, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Your career is dynamic and requires you to be in charge at all times. If no one is guiding your career, you can end up someplace that you do not want to go! Interestingly, one of the best methods for this guidance is coaching, which requires a professional coach and payment by you or your employer. A third and often overlooked resource is peer coaching; it is free, much more " in the trenches", and you can select a team of your own to coach you. And to repay the favor, you get to do it for others; "what goes around comes around" after all. In this hands-on, case-based webinar learn how to ask others to coach you, discuss what you have to offer as a coach, how to listen well in these two roles, and how to benefit from giving coaching as much as from getting it.

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Interviewing Insights

October 3, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Interviewing well is a critical skill! We will take a look at interviewing these days, tough questions, and ways to make yourself the candidate of choice. I will focus on strong preparation which leads to the best results.

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September 11, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

With the economy in slow motion and both career and retirement expectations upside down for so many people, we all need to really understand how to manage "portfolio careers." Because lots of us are or will be having them, whether we know it yet or not. Come to this year's kick-off webinar about taking charge of your own career in a different way, rather than trying to let one job title or one employer define you as your working life evolves.

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September 5, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Did you know that resumes have evolving styles too? Come and learn how to structure a strong resume, how to edit effectively, and learn about some of the new trends in these documents.

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Emotional Intelligence Session 2: Thoughtful Methods for Skill Development

April 17, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Emotional intelligence is a very complex topic and so we are offering a second webinar considering methods to recognize EQ in others and how to apply these principles for yourself. There are many ways to develop these skill sets gradually, enhancing your positive communication systems and fostering growth for yourself and others.

The first webinar laid the groundwork for understanding EQ and neural development, and so if you want to attend this followup session and did not attend our first session, we recommend that you listen to the first recording, below.

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Emotional intelligence and Work

March 20, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

As every manager or coach knows, EQ (Emotional Intelligence) is much more important than IQ in determining which of us will succeed in our lives and careers. Researchers estimate that up to 85% of promotions, excellent performance reviews, and other forms of achievement can be traced to having high EQ. But how often do we think about how to help ourselves, family, or colleagues take strategic developmental steps to become more proficient in the elements of EQ, so that they can move beyond old habits and stuck places to more satisfaction and success?

This webinar discusses in detail the 4 elements of EQ that are essential to success. We also take a look at neural plasticity as well as offer some easy methods to increase the skills of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

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Powerful Interviewing

February 23, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

You can be ready to answer most of the questions that you will face on an interview! We will discuss important steps to prepare for classic questions, behavioral questions, and brain teasers that are sometimes used to evaluate your approach to problem solving. We will also review what is important in building rapport with your interviewers, as well as questions you should be asking in an interview. Join Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., for this lunchtime program to sharpen your interviewing skills.

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Effective Resumes

February 16, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Your resume is one of the most important tools that you will use in your job search. With the level of competition we encounter these days, it is important to have a terrific resume that creates interest at first scan by a reviewer. With the understanding that resume development is a "soft science," I will be offering ideas for sharpening your resume and tailoring it to demonstrate strong fit and ability to match the job you are targeting. Join Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C., for this lunchtime program with your resume on hand.

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Free To Succeed: Considering the Life of a Free Agent, Now or In the Future

January 17, 2012 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

Isn’t it ironic—the traditionally scariest approach to earning a living might actually be the safest way to go, now and in the future. There can be more freedom, more opportunity for career growth and even more longer-term security in working on your own. But it’s definitely not for everyone! Join this webinar to assess your own potential as an entrepreneur, against the backdrop of why free agency is so attractive economically, what motivates different kinds of entrepreneurs, how multiple income streams are the way of the future, why and how free agency can work well for more mature people, and how you could get started in a small way to test out the premise for yourself.

In order to participate fully in this webinar, click here to download the Work Motivation Inventory (PDF).

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Getting Started On LinkedIn

November 30th, 2011 with Cori Ashworth, M.Ed., C.A.G.S., C.M.C.

LinkedIn is the premier social networking site dedicated to building professional connections. This resource is very valuable if you are looking for a job, networking, conducting research, or if you want to be found for new opportunities. We will be reviewing how the system works, how to build a strong profile, and how to conduct basic research on this system. If you are not on this site, or if you want to make sure you have a good basic foundation, then this is your opportunity to build your professional brand!

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Managing Relationships for Professional Success: You've Gotta Have a Gang!

November 8th, 2011 with Dr. Barbara Reinhold, Ed.D.

Women are terrific at developing and sustaining relationships and yet it is easy for us to forget to use them effectively in support of our own career goals. In this webinar, Bryn Mawr alumnae of all ages will have an opportunity to explore two concepts in depth: (1) an analysis of specific situations in which are relationships are critically important, and (2) skills and assumptions necessary to using relationships to meet professional goals. Whether the work you're concentrating on now is paid or unpaid, the principles of strategic relationship management apply.

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