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									                                              “Join a Different Herd-Rebrand Your Career” workshops
                                                      held at Normandale Community College
                                                                                  9700 France Avenue South
                                                                                   Bloomington, MN 55431
                                                                 FREE EVENT-Tuesday, May 18, 2010
                                             DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT FROM THE HERD? If you
                                              are in Transition, a Career Seeker, Dislocated Worker, Unemployed, Re-entering
                                                  the Workplace, or Ready to try a new Career…this FREE event is for you.

             This event was created by Hennepin South WorkForce Center, Department of Employment
                and Economic Development, Positively MN and has been supported by Normandale Community College.

You are invited to participate in an event that will help you rebrand your career. Join us for the morning (9:00AM-
12:30PM) or afternoon tracks (1:30-3:00PM), or plan on staying for the entire day. Career & Professional Development
Resources will be available from Noon-1:15PM. Chance to win ½ hour Free Career Coaching Session (an $88 value) with
Catherine Byers Breet. Door prizes made possible by The Stonebridge Community of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
                                                                 Event Schedule
Morning Track
8:00AM- doors open for seating
9:00AM- Tom Reese, a Business Specialist for DEED, will provide an overview of the day
9:05AM- Welcome message, Jim Wrobleski, Director, Job Seeker Services Field Operations for DEED
9:10-10AM -Key Note – Catherine Byers Breet- Change Your Stripes™ - Do What You Love for a Living!
Gone are the days of the 30-year employee. The average American changes jobs every 3-4 years. At first blush, that’s scary stuff. But if you look a
little deeper, you’ll discover a whole new world of opportunity! Your skills are transferable. JOIN US for a fun adventure into how to rebrand
yourself for the new world of work. Keynote speaker: Catherine Byers Breet, Chief Stripe Changer with ARBEZ (

10:00AM-10:45AM- Business Labor Analyst for DEED (Department of Employment & Economic Development),
Rachel Vilsack -Which Industries Are Hiring? Discover Minnesota’s fastest growing occupations as well as occupations adding the most
jobs in Minnesota along with Resources that are FREE and readily accessible.

Break –Industry Breakouts
11:00AM-12:30PM- Industry Specialist Panel Discussion
Find Your Stripes: Learn the nuances of your target market, and how to break in and stand out from the herd. Hear from HR specialist,
outplacement agencies, recruiters, staffing agencies and associations, membership or networking organizations. Industry Sectors: Healthcare,
IT & Technology and Self Managed Careers (Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Consultants, Temporary work, Contractors).

Morning Breakout 1: Healthcare-Room Auditorium
Moderator: Neil Johnson, Executive Director, Minnesota Home Care Association
         Mady Ronning, Lutheran Social Services
         Sarah Swenson, Recruiting Manager, The Cooperating Community Programs
         Tracy Albers, Recruitment Specialist, Fairview Health Services
         Rebekah Kent, Senior Program Manager at BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota
Morning Breakout 2: IT & Technology-Room S1328
Moderator: Jackie Buck, WorkForce Development Representative
         Target Corporation, Michael Kelly, Technical Architecture Consultant
         Michael Spano, President, Tribeca Ltd
         Moni Islam, IT Professional & Instructor, Normandale Community College,
         Molly Loomis, Senior Technical Recruiter, Kelly Engineering Resources
         Heather Miner, Senior Recruiter, Tech Pro
Morning Breakout 3: Self Managed Careers (Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Small Business Owners, Consultants,
Temporary Workers, Contractors, Self Employed) Room C1095
Moderator: Jeanne Larson, Founder and President, Incubator, Inc.
         Rich Muller Founder & President, Career Rediscovery and The Business Development Portal
         Lenore Rockler, Senior Employment Counselor, HIRED
         Anne Pryor, Career Coach & Social Media Consultant, Career Partners International Twin Cities,
         Rosa Werthwein, Recruiter Human Resources, PDI Ninth House
         Jim Cormican, Founder, Twin Cities Entrepreneurs

LUNCH: 12:30-1:15PM- is on your own, there are plenty of local restaurants nearby or bring a bag lunch (there will be
some vending machines available in the building or plan on bringing your own)
Noon -1:15PM- Explore Career & Professional Development Resources -Room Fine Arts Lobby and Hallway
MN WorkForce Center, i SEEK, Advance IT, Job Readiness Certification, Computer Training & Computer Application Certificates, GPS Life Plan, The
Mahendra Nath Career & Academic Planning Center, E-Folio, Job Skills Transfer Assessment Tool (JOBSTAT) and more….
1:30-3:30PM-Afternoon Track “Break Through the Barriers”
     Breakout Afternoon #1: Knock Fear Right Out of Your Way-Catherine Byers Breet-
        Room Auditorium. The biggest thing standing between you and the job you want is likely self-imposed. What‘s the
           elephant in your room? Whatever it is, it does not have to stand in your way. Join Catherine as she shares 3 simple tricks she uses to walk
           through her fears every day … and you’ll never be afraid of “that thing” again. (
          Breakout Afternoon #2: Finance S.O.S-The Stonebridge Community of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans-
           Room C2018. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will cover common questions surrounding health insurance options and 401(k)
           management. Last year, they joined ARBEZ in hosting job transition workshops that helped over 2000 people.
           Let them help you!
          Breakout Afternoon #3: Creating A Freedom Plan Portfolio Career-Anne Pryor-
           Room C1095. With a portfolio career you no longer have one job, one employer, but multiple jobs and employers within one or more
           professions. Portfolio Careers offer more flexibility, variety, and freedom, and also require organizational skills as well as risk tolerance.
           Anne Pryor will share her Freedom Plan Portfolio Career experience and insights and provide exercise around Portfolio Careers to see if it
           might be right for you. ( –Career Partners International Twin Cities)
          Breakout Afternoon #4: Leveraging Social Media So It Works For You-Kate-Madonna-
           Room S1321. Leveraging Social Media so it works for you. (
          Breakout Afternoon #5: Resiliency for a Lifetime, for Business Success & Personal Fulfillment-Steve Beseke-
           Room C1024. Resiliency For a Lifetime, for Business Success & Personal Fulfillment. Learn how to apply resiliency techniques for
           rebranding, retooling and reframing your job search. (
Parking & Registration information
Ample FREE Parking available. For WorkForce Center members please register by contacting the Hennepin South WorkForce Center
at 952-346-4028 and provide your email address to receive updated event information, for all other attendees please register at or call 952-487-8343 for more information. Preferred registration deadline is Thursday, May 13,
2010 or you may sign up at the event. Register today, the event is FREE, seating is limited!
A special thank you to our partners, sponsors and volunteers.
Thank you for your vision……
Heather Isaacs & Alan Hill, Reemployment Services Representatives; Laurie Trach, WorkForce Development Specialist; Tom Reese, Business Specialist for DEED; Susan
Speetzen, Healthcare Industry Specialist Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; Patricia Thiewes, WorkForce Development
Representative; Larry Curry, Customer Service Specialist Sr; Elita Bald, Customer Service Specialist Sr; Janelle Schottle & Jessica Smith, Customer Service Specialists;
Lenore Rockler, Senior Employment Counselor for HIRED; Brenda Dickinson, Dean of Continuing Education and Customized Training at Normandale Community
College; Sunny Ainley, Program Director Health & Wellness; and Carolyn Vinup, WorkForce Partnership & Development Project for Normandale Community College.
We wish to thank all the partners and sponsors who made this event possible-
MN WorkForce Center Hennepin South; Positively MN, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED); Normandale Community College;
Rachel Vilsack & Jim Wrobleski, DEED; ARBEZ and Catherine Byers, Breet; The Stonebridge Community of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Healthcare Moderator
Neil Johnson, Minnesota Home Care Association; Healthcare Panelists: Mady Ronning, Lutheran Social Services; Sarah Swenson, The Cooperating Community
Programs; Tracy Albers, Fairview Health Services; Rebekah Kent, BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota; IT & Technology Moderator: Jackie Buck, WorkForce Development
Representative; IT & Technology Panelists: Michael Kelly, Target Corporation; Michael Spano, Tribeca Ltd; Moni Islam, IT Professional & Instructor Normandale
Community College; Molly Loomis, Kelly Engineering Resources; Heather Minor, Tech Pro; Self Managed Career Moderator: Jeanne Larson, Incubator, Inc; Self
Managed Career Panelists: Rich Muller, The Business Development Portal; Anne Pryor, Career Partners International Twin Cities; Rose Werthwein, PDI Ninth House;
Jim Cormican, Twin Cities Entrepreneurs; Kate-Madonna, Girl Meets Geek; Steve Beseke, Resiliency First; i SEEK; Advance IT; Job Readiness Certification; Computer
Training & Computer Application Certificates; GPS Life Plan; The Mahendra Nath Career & Academic Planning center; E-Folio; Job Skills Transfer Assessment Tool
(JOBSTAT); Denise Felder, MnCareers Editor, iSeek Solutions; Sheila McComb, Training Resource Center Coordinator; Michelle Anderson, Grafik Distinction; Lisa
Thomas, Working Designs; The amazing staff at Normandale Community College; Gloria Robinson, Event Specialist; Kate Metzger, Marketing & PR; Bob
Schoeneberger, Director GCDF Program; Carolyn Jobin and Dennis Bergman, Mahendra Nath Career & Academic Planning Center; Lavonne Evenson & Rose Cronin,
Career Counselors; Building Services; Technology; Catering; Security; Faculty; Continuing Education Staff; all the Volunteers who helped direct, guide and support and
any others who supported this event that we may have missed, thank you.

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