Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, April 5

“Leadership 3.0: Link Out – Not In – to Build Trusted Relationships that Create Careers that Soar”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is pleased to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“Leadership 3.0: Link Out – Not In – to Build Trusted Relationships that Create Careers that Soar”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Growing your business or career has become more challenging, but leaders and the most successful business professionals flourish – even in tough times – because they have one thing in common. They “Link Out” and build their own entourages – those trusted circles of people who support their successes with connections, advice, and open doors. It’s not something we often think about, but it’s true: Everyone can have their own entourage.
 
You will learn:


    • 5 key steps to create your own entourage
    • How your entourage can work for you
    • How to leverage your network, no matter what phase of business you’re in: -startup, plateau, growth or reinvention


Join Leslie Grossman, author of Link Out as she shares how leaders enroll influencers to collaborate with them to achieve their personal visions and learn how to use her strategies and advice to make your own visions a reality.
Presenter: Leslie Grossman

 
At a time when our transactional economy has transitioned into a relationship-based economy, Leslie Grossman Leadership is focused on building leaders and businesses through collaboration, shared vision and the power of trusted relationships. Leslie Grossman is a leadership and business/career development expert and author of Link Out: How to Turn Your Network into a Chain of Lasting Connections (John Wiley, 2013). 
 
Prior to starting Leslie Grossman Leadership, a consulting and strategic program development company for corporations and social entrepreneurship companies, she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Exchange. She was also founder of her own integrated marketing agency – CMA/B2Women. Grossman has been helping companies, professionals, executives and business owners achieve success for 25 years. 
 

Grossman used her integrated relationship-based strategy to launch and grow Women’s Leadership Exchange as a national program producing more than 85 conferences for women business owners with a diverse community of over 65,000 fans and Fortune 100 corporate partners. Her first book was Sellsation! How Companies Can Capture Today’s Hottest Market: Women Business Owners and Executives (WPE Press, 2005)

Leslie also chairs advisory boards of CEOs and senior executives for Vistage International.​

 

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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 22

“BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time 

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is pleased to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

 

We are living longer– much longer– than our ancestors. We are no longer young and old; there is a new third age, a potentially productive age, of 65-80. Now, as our country’s nearly 80 million Baby Boomers reach this unprecedented phase of life, many want to continue in the workforce– and we need them! Our attitudes, laws, and workplaces need to change for us and them to adapt successfully to the age of longevity.
 
In this presentation, you will learn:


    • Why Boomers are an integral part of the workforce
    • What needs to change to make Boomers more productive
    • The positive change that can be made in economic development, thanks to this generational workforce


Working and retirement should not and cannot be an “on and off switch.” Whether you’re looking for great employees or are a Boomer looking for success, Cash will help you become more aware of this vital information so you can use it to influence your community, employer, and government organizations for the better of us all.
Presenter: Cash Nickerson

 
Steven “Cash” Nickerson is President and a Principal of PDS Tech, Inc., a position he has held for 12 years. With approximately $400 million in annual sales, PDS is one of the largest engineering and IT staffing firms in the United States, employing more than 10,000 staffers annually. He has held a variety of legal and executive positions in his 30 year career, including serving as an attorney and marketing executive for Union Pacific Railroad, an associate and then partner at Jenner & Block, one of Chicago’s five largest law firms and chairman, and CEO of an Internet company he took public through a reverse merger.
 
An avid writer and speaker on the workplace, the jobs economy and employment, Mr. Nickerson is the author of BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America (2014), StagNation: Understanding the New Normal in Employment (2013), and Getting to Next: Lessons to Help Take Your Career to The Next Level (2015), and Listening as a Martial Art: Master Your Listening Skills for Success (2015). He also writes travel books, including A Texan in Tuscany (2013).
 
Mr. Nickerson holds a JD and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was an editor of the law review and a recipient of the US Steel Scholarship. He is a member of the National Council of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and International Council of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. Mr. Nickerson serves on the Equifax Workforce Solutions Client Advisory Board and was Keynote speaker at the Equifax 2013 Client Forum. Mr. Nickerson was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013 by Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and a Founders Day Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014. He received the Global Philanthropy Award in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis for his support of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative. Mr. Nickerson was elected the Ethan A. H. Shepley Trustee at Washington University in St. Louis on December 5, 2014 for a four-year term.
 
Mr. Nickerson is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, Illinois, Nebraska and Texas and is a member of the American, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas Bar Associations. He is an avid martial artist, ranked as a third degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is also a Russian Martial Art instructor at his school, Big D Systema in Dallas.
 
Mr. Nickerson has appeared on numerous talk radio networks and shows, including NPR, “The Joe Elliot Show,” “America’s Evening News,” Lifestyle Talk Radio, “The Lifestyle Show,” “Conversations with Peter Solomon,” “Ringside Politics,” “The Dave Malarkey Show” and “The Costa Report.”
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 15

“Build Stronger Relationships to Advance Your Career”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is pleased to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“Build Stronger Relationships to Advance Your Career”

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

You grew up wanting to do more than just work a bunch of jobs, retire, and then wait out the rest of your days full of regret for never having achieved your dreams. The daily responsibilities of life derailed you from the dreams and job path you initially wanted to pursue and it’s been a struggle ever since.
 
This webinar will teach you to :


    • Re-connect with yourself and your dreams
    • Start doing the 5 things necessary to find a job that really works for you
    • Implement a new job search and career path strategy


If you are interested in learning how to align your job with your life goals and dreams, join Kandis as she empowers you to change the trajectory of your career path so you can be happier, authentically engaged, and more productive in all areas of your life. As an added bonus, and to keep the trajectory-changing momentum going, participants will be given an opportunity to receive Kandis’ free #WorkLifeDreamsBalance Beginner’s Kit.
Presenter: Kandis Webb

 
Kandis Webb, Life & Career Coach based in Atlanta, GA, empowers employees with the mental and emotional tools necessary to be purposeful, productive, and passionate at work, in life, and with their dreams.
 
During her 15 year corporate journey, she climbed from fast-food worker, to data entry, to customer service, and finally to sales. She earned top awards, international trips, and brought home a lot of bacon. Successful by society’s standards, though, she still struggled with feeling like there had to be more.
 
That struggle is what sent her on a journey of working purposefully, living authentically, and dreaming actively so that her work, life, and dreams could align. This is what her life and career coaching is based on.
 
Her clients have ranged from high-level marketing professionals to college graduates on the hunt for their perfect first job. Her success in helping hard-working employees re-connect with their authentic selves while aligning their jobs with their dreams can be seen from the testimonials on her website, LinkedIn, or Facebook pages.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 8

“Your First 100 Days”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“Your First 100 Days”

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

The first hundred days of a brand-new job will play a huge role in shaping the success of your whole career. Your on-the-job competence will always be important, of course, but you’ll also have to manage complex work relationships, your personal branding, and the tangible results you deliver. If you fail in any of these areas, you may be able to recover later—but it’s going to be hard.
 
Jeffrey Tarter, author of The First Hundred Days, has written the definitive career guide for how to hit the ground running on a new job. In this webinar, he you’ll learn about five critical “moments of truth” during those first hundred days :
 
    • Your first one-on-one conversation with your boss
    • Your first (probably trivial) assignment
    • The moment when your team members really begin to trust you
    • The first time you’re shocked by the bad behavior of your co-workers
    • The moment when you decide you really love—or hate—your new job


Jeff will share expert advice and personal narratives drawn from The First Hundred Days to help you deal with these critical five moments as well as offer advice about how to start demonstrating your full potential as a star performer right from Day One. It’s information you need now, before your next job begins.
Presenter: Jeffrey Tarter

 
Jeffrey Tarter is a veteran business writer and entrepreneur who has helped create more than a dozen newsletters, newspapers, magazines, professional associations, conferences, and software companies.
 
He has worked as a Time-Life staff writer, senior editor at Inc. Magazine, combat reporter, technology industry analyst, marketing copywriter, management consultant, conference producer, expert witness, and ghost writer. He has also washed dishes (Robert Heinlein’s perennial job for the unskilled), assembled helicopter controls, sold printing, and clerked in a pawn shop.
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Alumni Career Webinar – Wednesday, March 1

“How to Build Your Brand Online”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

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Would you like to move ahead in your current position or transition to an entirely new field? The University of Iowa Alumni Association is please to offer a FREE career development webinar series to take your career to the next level! Join national experts each week to receive valuable career tips and strategies on topics such as personal branding, social media, and crafting the perfect elevator pitch. To participate, all you need is a computer and an internet connection! The next weekly webinar is:

“How to Build Your Brand Online”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Pacific time

Building your personal brand is has become a requirement for business professionals.
 
In this presentation, expert Ryan Rhoten will explain how to build your brand, grow your influence, and amplify your online reputation using his four-step D.I.C.E process. Ryan will also teach you about modern job search strategies, including the proper use of social media, and how building your brand links to your compensation.
 
In this presentation, you will learn:


    • Steps to discover your personal brand
    • How to Integrate your personal brand online
    • Why creating content is great for your career
    • How to use social media to engage with hiring managers


Do you want to be more marketable? Do you want to be compensated as well as possible for what you do? Do you want people to remember your name and show a preference for your services? Don’t miss Ryan Rhoten’s How to Build Your Brand Online seminar.
Presenter: Ryan Rohten

 
Not long ago, I was just an ordinary Ryan. I got up in the morning, drove an hour to work, came home, played with my children, went to bed, got up and did it all over again.
 
But I had this nagging feeling I was meant to do something more with my life.
 
It was this feeling that motivated me to start my personal branding journey. Going through the process I realized a couple of key things. First, we all have a brand, whether we know it or not. Second, if you take the time to build you brand, you can get back to doing work that matters to you.
 
For that to happen, you need to start actively building your brand.
 
As a part of my personal branding journey, I decided to Google myself. That’s when I discovered I was one of four Ryan Rhoten’s in the world and I wasn’t anywhere to be found on the first three (3) pages of Google search results.
 
Can you guess who was on page one, four times? One of the other Ryan’s of course, but not just any one of them, it was the one who had been recently arrested…again.
 
Anyone searching for me online back then, would have him NOT me.
 
I vowed at that moment to never again leave my brand, my reputation, in the hands of others. Instead, I would learn to build my personal brand online and help as many other people as possible do the same.
 
More than just an online presence
 
Today, I’m happy to report that on any given day I own page one when you Google my name. The ‘bad’ Ryan? He’s solidly on page two now.
 
That didn’t happen by accident. It took hard work, a lot of research and very intentional actions on my to start building my brand.
 
You can do the same using a 4 step process I call D.I.C.E.
 
Anyone searching for me online back then, would have him NOT me! Like your credit score – you need to monitor your brand!

 

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