Archive for July, 2010

“Discovering and Repositioning Your Skills for a New Market” workshop and conference calls

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

June 16th, SGES presented a workshop at Carlisle Collection’s Manhattan showroom targeting professional women who were planning a career change in the near term or within the next few years.  The specific workshop was part of the event, “Trying It on For Size”,  which included three separate presentations, networking, and refreshments.  Providing the atmosphere of a traditional salon for gathering and sharing ideas, the workshop including handouts, a sample exercise, and then targeted exercises for the attendees to break into groups of 2 for informational feedback, with additional time for questions and findings.  Follow-up conference calls took place on Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1 to discuss suggested research each attendee accomplished on their own time, and specific career coaching questions that emerged from the attendee’s involvement in the workshop.  There was consensus that the workshop was successful and inspiring for the women.  As a result, all participants communicated an increased determination to pursue their new career goals and many mentioned an increase in their confidence level as well.   There has been interest by professional women in other areas of the country for the workshop to be offered outside the New York area, but nothing has been planned yet.