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EPDC & JSSA Moving Up and Moving Ahead

Moving Up and Moving Ahead: Career Workshops with the Jewish Social Services Agency

Looking for ways to get ahead in your career? Do you want to improve your skills to land your next job? You're not alone, and EPDC is teaming up with the Jewish Social Service Agency this winter to help you move forward and succeed. Staff from the JSSA Employment and Career department will be leading three workshops right here at the DCJCC. These workshops are designed to teach you the tools that you need whether you are currently looking for your next job, or want to improve your job performance and get noticed where you are. The JSSA team has coached hundreds of clients to help them create their own success. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Space is limited so register NOW! JSSA logo

Workshop 1
Win the Game! Interviewing and Salary Negotiation Strategies
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Classroom 3 (3rd Floor Kitchen)

This is your moment to shine, to show off the depth and breadth of your research, to remind the interviewer of how perfectly your credentials fit the job description, and why you are the candidate to select.  Learn strategies to make your next interview successful before you enter the door. This workshop will give you practical information and advice to help move your career path forward.

Facilitator: Judith Smith, MA, Career Coach
Ms. Smith received her bachelor’s degree in special education and her master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology. Her extensive experience in these disciplines includes developing programs and services for individuals with a wide variety of cognitive processing disorders. Following completion of a post-graduate program in adult learning, Ms. Smith held the position of Senior Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and served as the Assistant Director of Training for the National Treasury Employees Union. She also held the positions of Executive Director of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers Education Foundation, Director of Training for the Health Industries Distributors Association, and Director of Training for the Meeting Professionals International. Ms. Smith then completed training to become certified by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches as a registered corporate coach. Ms. Smith has also worked in private practice in business and career coaching, has five years of experiences as a research associate in behavior modification focusing on human motivation, and brings expertise to the JSSA team in developing new programs and services for individuals seeking career assistance. In 2011, the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services honored her with the Benjamin Loewenstein Award for outstanding professional work.


Workshop 2
Smart is Not Enough: The Hidden Keys to Your Success
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Want your hard work to pay off faster? Are others bypassing you on the climb to the top? Attend this interactive program and learn:
1) How to accelerate your rise to the top;
2) Why being smart and competent isn’t enough;
3) The “must know” real organizational chart;
4) How to self-advocate and why you need more than mentors.

Facilitator: Phyllis Levinson, JSSA Life and Career Coach
Since 2002, Phyllis has coached hundreds of people to make personal and professional changes necessary to achieve more joyous and fulfilling lives. She brings to coaching a strong background in both the non-profit and business sectors, and in starting and operating her own businesses. Phyllis received her master’s from Harvard University, her bachelor’s from the University of Connecticut and her coaching certification from New Ventures West.


Workshop 3
Branding as a Networking Strategy: It’s Not Just Who You Know
Tuesday, January 15, 2012

Are you always on?  Are you making the most of networking opportunities to grow your career to the next level?  Authentic marketing messages are key. You need to develop a plan to use your connections and find new relationships to help build your network.  This workshop will show that you can brand and market your most important commodity – you - and  do it effectively in business and social settings.

Facilitator: Michelle Todisco, MS, Employment Support Specialist
Ms. Todisco received her Master’s in Science in Applied Educational Psychology with a concentration in School Counseling from Northeastern University. Her background includes student advising, career counseling and teaching vocation to special education high school students. As an Employment Support Specialist at JSSA she provides job development, individualized career counseling, placement services, and job coaching to clients with disabilities. Ms. Todisco is also pursuing certification from the University of Maryland in career planning and placement for Youth in Transition.


Time: 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $10 per workshop, $20 for all three

Location: Washington DC Jewish Community Center

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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