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					              Models for offering the Course – Fast Track / Crash Course




o Chris Gilliam – chris.gilliam@comcast.net – Roswell United Methodist Church
o Mike Salet – mssalet@att.net – Peachtree Presbyterian Church
o Buck Trayser – cj_trayser@msn.com – Mount Paran Church of God
                                                Models for offering the Course – Fast Track / Crash Course




  People in Our Church                        There are several significant challenges to
     & Community                              offering the course to your congregation :
 Unemployed 5-20%                             Skilled staff to address all elements of the course
     Quit, laid-off, fired
                                               Appropriate facilities to share the course
     Nearly/newly graduated
                                               Meeting the unique needs of your church ministry
     Life changes, divorce, relocation,
                                               Providing resources before/after/during the course
      retirement

 Misemployed 50-85%
       Not enough money                      Offering the course in various formats,
       Stress, bored and/or worried          durations, and depth may address the needs :
       Too many hours or travel
       Dislike boss, job or organization      Classic 6+ week lecture format
       Want to work from home and/or on       Compressed schedule
        your own                               Reduced content (key points)

 Happily employed but… 10-20%
     Successful/prosperous but lacking       By mixing-n-matching approaches and
      purpose/meaning                         venues, you can reach more job seekers :
 Fully-employed 1-5%                          Share resources between multiple churches
     Hearing and following God’s              Tailor offerings to geographic jobseekers’ needs
      calling, maximizing career, fulfilled    Offer wider range of solutions to the community
                                                  Models for offering the Course – Fast Track / Crash Course



           Full Course
 2-3 hours per each of the 6 steps
    Commonly taught in 6-8 weeks
    Usually taught the same night each week

 Key Audiences
      Over Employed
      Under Employed
      Have a “package”
      Looking for a change

 Benefits
      Minimal impact on staff
      Time for students to do assignments
      Opportunity for reflection
      Fits in with a job seekers busy schedule

 Challenges
                                                                                     Models for offering the Course – Fast Track / Crash Course



        Reduced Content                                                                      Sample Schedules
  Selected elements of the 6 steps                                                       ~4 hour course – Roswell UMC
         Commonly taught in 1 or 1/2 days                                               o   20 min -- Intro – Maximize Your Career
                                                                                         o   20 min -- Step 1 – Attitude
         Covering only popular topics or brief                                          o   40 min -- Step 2 – Aptitude
          overviews of all the topics                                                    o   40 min -- Step 3 – Altitude
                                                                                         o   30 min -- Step 4 – Searching
  Key Audiences                                                                         o
                                                                                         o
                                                                                             30 min -- Step 5 – Sorting (2-Way Interview)
                                                                                             10 min -- Step 6 – Selecting
         Those needing a “quick fix” or “booster”                                       o   10 min -- Wrap-Up & Next Steps
         Ones needing a “touch up” to key skills
                                                                                          ~8 hour course - Mt. Paran Church
         People needing a “sampling” of content                                         o   15 min – Welcome/Devotions/Logistics
                                                                                         o   30 min – 6 steps Overview - emphasis on Attitude
  Benefits                                                                              o   30 min – Aptitude
                                                                                         o   45 min – Developing Elevator Pitch & Networking
         Key points covered in a brief timeslot                                         o   45 min – Networking Practice (using elevator pitch)
         Complements other program offering, such                                       o   60 min – Internet-Savvy Resumes
                                                                                         o   45 min – Lunch (including testimony)
          as Network meetings, etc.
                                                                                         o   45 min – Group 1: 1-on-1 Resume Review
                                                                                                      Group 2: Internet Resources lecture
  Challenges                                                                            o   45 min – Group 1: Internet Resources lecture
                                                                                                      Group 2: 1-on-1 Resume Review
                                                                                         o   45 min – Interviewing Advice/Tips
                                                                                         o   45 min – Group 1: 1-on-1 Interviews
“The workshop is a condensed version of the Crossroads Career Network                                 Group 2: Interview Questions lecture
training that is usually offered in extended multiple training sessions. It is
                                                                                         o   45 min – Group 1: Interview Questions lecture
designed to INTRODUCE you to this very comprehensive, analytical, and
disciplined process for your job search. You will receive a workbook filled with                      Group 2: 1-on-1 Interviews;
exercises that you will need to do on your own following the class. This will be a       o   15 min – Wrap up, Final Questions & Closing Prayer
FAST-PACED training on how to apply these tools and resources effectively”
                                                     Models for offering the Course – Fast Track / Crash Course



  Accelerated Schedule                                      Sample Schedule
 2-3 hours per each of the 6 steps                  Offered at Johnsons Ferry Baptist Church - 11/2010

    Can be taught in 12-20 days                     11/4 THUR 6 PM – 9 PM
    Steps taught on 2, 3 or 4 days a week                 ATTITUDE: Intro - Accepting Loss & Opportunity
                                                           -- MaryAnne Sirotko-Turner – Apostles Church
 Key Audiences                                       11/6 SAT     9 AM – Noon
                                                           APTITUDE: Discover Your Strengths
      Unemployed many months                              -- Chris Gilliam – Roswell UMC
      Short on funds – needs job soon                11/10 WED 6 PM – 9 PM
      Current search not working                          ALTITUDE: Target Marketing
                                                           -- Buck Trayser – Mount Paran Church of God
      Job soon to be eliminated                      11/13 SAT 9 AM – Noon
                                                           SEARCHING: Find Opportunities
 Benefits                                                 -- Rich von Biberstein – Intown Community Church
      Brief duration, but content is complete        11/15 MON 6 PM – 9 PM
                                                           WORKSHOP: Resume Review & Interview Prep
      Students are more committed                         -- Buck Trayser / David Sheffield
      More info retained between sessions            11/17 WED 6 PM – 9 PM
      Ideal for those in a hurry that need it all         SORTING: Two-Way Interviews / Mock Interviews
                                                           -- David Sheffield – Johnsons Ferry Baptist Church
                                                      11/18 THU 6 PM – 9 PM
 Challenges                                               SELECTING: Walk in the Work Prepared For You
                                                           -- Mike Salet – Peachtree Presbyterian Church

                                                     * Dates and Staff subject to change

				
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