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Crossroads "Crash" Course for Career Transitions

North Atlanta Crossroads

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

Crossroads "Crash" Course for Career Transitions

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Crossroads "Crash" Course
for Career Transition
In just 2 weeks, what you learn here can change your life!


Step by step, this class will help guide you how to find a job if you are unemployed or anticipating a career transition. Our Crossroads "Crash" Course for Career Transition is based upon the "2011 Workbook" and the "6-Steps Small Group Series" developed by Crossroads Career Network (for more information, see www.crossroadscareer.org). This course is sponsored by an interdenominational group of Northside Atlanta churches, all members of Crossroads Career Network.



DATE DAY TIME                  TOPIC: DESCRIPTION                           
6/9 THUR 6 PM – 9 PM      ATTITUDE: Intro - Reaching Forward to What Lies Ahead
6/14 TUES 6 PM – 9 PM    APTITUDE: Discover and Develop Your Strengths
6/16 THUR 6 PM – 9 PM   ALTITUDE: Developing Your Brand / Writing Resumes for Results
6/18 SAT 9 AM - Noon       SEARCHING: Networking: Finding Jobs, Careers and Your Calling
6/20 MON 6 PM – 9 PM     WORKSHOP: Resume Review and WOW-ing Interviewers
6/22 WED 6 PM – 9 PM     SORTING: Two-Way Interviews / Mock Interviews
6/23 THUR 6 PM – 9 PM   SELECTING: Negotiating Offers / Walk in the Work Made For You

Please be sure that you can attend all 7 sessions! Attendance at Session 1 is required!



You may have heard about our program from a colleague, from your church or from one of your networking contacts. Or you may have read about it in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution - either in the print edition or online: http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/crash-course-in-career-506362.html.
Our Crash Course was also covered in the Northside Neighbor and you can read their article online: http://northside-neighbor.com/stories/CAREERCROSSROADS,163485



We have assembled a team of expert facilitators -- leaders in career ministry programs at area churches, all experienced both in business and in helping others learn effective ways to search for new career opportunities! Many have also been unemployed before and understand the challenges you are facing.  You will find more information about our Crash Course Team, insturctors and facilitators if you continue to scroll down.   You will find a brief bio on each and a link to their LinkedIn page.  

The $40 course fee covers our direct costs of offering this program (online career assessments, printed materials, credit card processing) and scholarships for those unable to pay for the course.Our volunteers are not compensated, and facilities are provided by our sponsoring church. No one profits but you
If you are not able to pay the $40 fee do not register yet. Send an email describing your situation to us at northatlantacrossroads@gmail.com.You may be eligible to attend on a full or partial “scholarship.”  If you can pay the $40, please do so in order to permit someone less fortunate to attend.



Charles - May 2010 class (landed new position 3 months after Crash course): "The Crash course was a game changer for me. First class instructors, current curriculum and outstanding practice – and all were wrapped in a faith-based approach. My offerings have clarity, meaning and purpose."
Jan - October 2010 class (employed in less than 2 months after Crash course): “I had been employed for over 12 years, so I was more unprepared for a job search in the atmosphere of 2010 than I could have ever imagined.The "Crash Course" was very comprehensive and the class facilitators were friendly, supportive and skilled.I would recommend the course to anyone in a job search who is unfamiliar with the "rules of the game" in this difficult market.”
Anne - Participated in the October 2010 class: The Crossroads Crash Course was the kick-in-the-pants that I needed to invigorate my job search. The compressed time schedule meant that I HAD to do the self-work that was necessary to get the most out of the class. After every class I felt better about myself, my qualifications, skills and abilities. While I haven't found a position yet, I am confident that one is out there and that I now have the job-seeking talents to find it and get it.The Crash Course was the best thing that I could have done for my job search."



·Attendance at ALL 7 sessions is required!
·The material is cumulative and the order in which it is presented is important!
·Session 1 is mandatory.Your registration will be cancelled if you miss session 1!
·Several hours of outside preparation for each session will be required for the course.
·You will need a computer with internet access to complete the outside assignments.
·Please register only if you agree to complete the outside work and attend all sessions.
·There are no "make-ups."



This class is open to everyone. This program is provided by Crossroads Career Network member churches and volunteers committed to God's service to others. You do not have to be a member of these churches (or of any church) to attend, although you are welcome to the career ministry programs and all activities at any of these churches. If full, add your name to the waitlist. We'll let you know if we can accommodate you and if not, you will receive information on future classes.


Scroll to the top of this page, find the orange button: Order Now >   and click on that button.  Then follow the instructions to register online.  Email NorthAtlantaCrossroads@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding the course or the registration process.



Our hope is to offer this class on a monthly basis whenever possible.  In addition to the June class, a July class is being planned.  Tentatively, the July class will be hosted at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta GA.  The tentative dates are:

  • SAT 7/16
  • TUE 7/19
  • THU 7/21
  • SAT 7/23
  • MON 7/25
  • WED 7/27
  • THU 7/28

Weekday class times are 6 PM - 9 PM and Saturday class times are 9 AM - 12 Noon.

Registration for the July class will open after the June class is underway.  Check back on this site around/after June 12 to register for the July class.  Registration and course information will always be found at www.xroads.eventbrite.com.  If you have questions about future classes, please email northatlantacrossroads@gmail.com.





This course is sponsored by these Crossroads Career Network churches.  Please visit their websites for info about their Crossroads Career Network ministries and opportunities for worship and fellowship:
Information is presented in the following format:

Church Website
Career Program Info on Crossroads Website
Church of the Apostles

Dunwoody Baptist Church

Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Intown Community Church

Johnson Ferry Baptist Church

Mount Paran Church of God

Peachtree Presbyterian Church

Roswell United Methodist Church
Trinity Presbyterian Church


For more information about scheduled events by these and other Crossroads Career Network churches, please visit the Crossroads website for each of these churches.  Go to www.crossroadscareer.org and click on "Locations" on the top menu.  Select "US-Georgia" and you will find information on the above Crossroads Career Network Churches and other Crossroads Career Network churches in Georgia.  



Find biographies on our experienced and talented volunteer team here and on LinkedIn.  You will seldom find such an experienced and talented group of volunteers as you will have available to you for this course! Here are brief biographies on our class facilitators, hosts and team:

Rich von Biberstein – A 20+ year veteran in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, his expertise focuses on Sales, Business Development and Business Intelligence.  As an outreach, Rich volunteers as a job networking group facilitator with Intown Community Church.  Having experienced two job search campaigns in his career, Rich understands the daily grind of the job search process and works with others to develop successful strategies to gain employment. He firmly believes that there are many different paths to landing a new job, but networking remains the consistent tool that helps expedite the search.   http://www.linkedin.com/in/richvonbiberstein
Gary Davis - With 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Gary’s experience includes channel sales and marketing, international sales, corporate marketing and management.  With a BS in Industrial Relations from UNC and an MBA from Duke University, Gary is the senior sales and marketing executive for a Virginia-based computer manufacturer.  Gary is an active member of Dunwoody UMC, a member of the Chancel Choir and started leading the career ministry at Dunwoody UMC as a volunteer in 2001.  He has taught career networking and other segments of the Crossroads Explorer Course and has experience in coaching individuals on employment and career issues.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/cgarydavis

Chris Gilliam - Chris has contributed her skills in professional development, coaching and career transition services for over 30 years.  Experienced in external consulting and corporate human resources management, Chris has implemented a wide variety of learning initiatives, job exploration programs and performance systems.  She also provides coaching and seminars for downsized employees with Right Management, a career management consulting firm.  She is a Registered Corporate Coach, and certified in the Birkman™ Method Assessment, the Birkman™ First Look Assessment and the Targeted Selection Behavioral Interviewing Methodology.  Chris is an active volunteer with Roswell UMC Job Networking Ministry, where she facilitates the Crossroads Career workshop, reviews resumes, and is a frequent speaker.  She is a member of Northbrook UMC in Roswell, where she is a Stephen Minister and serves on the Missions Committee.  She has lived and worked in Roswell, Marietta, Birmingham, Nashville, Baltimore, and Bahrain.   http://www.linkedin.com/pub/chris-gilliam/a/298/293

Randall Lucius - Randy is Vice President of Turknett Leadership Group and Director of the Human Performance Division.  He has over 15 years of consulting experience in executive assessment and coaching, job analysis, competency modeling, employee selection, litigation support, performance management, 360 degree feedback, personality assessment and leadership development.  His consulting experience includes a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500, government and non-profit.  With a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Georgia, Randy has prior experience working in both corporate HR and academics.  He co-authored Fitability 5, a personality-based assessment administered to more than a quarter-million individuals and co-founded Organizational Diagnostics Online.  A licensed psychologist, he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Oglethorpe University.  Randy has been a leader in the Dunwoody UMC career ministry for the past 8 years.
Mike Salet - Having spent over 20 years in the IT Search industry as an independent recruiter, career counselor and recruiting business owner, Mike has accumulated a wide spectrum of job search expertise with which to help job seekers find the job they desire. Mike’s expertise includes a thorough understanding of the Crossroads Career Network, and the Crossroads 6 Step, faith based process, the creation of strategic marketing and branding materials, pre-interview preparation and interview techniques, effective job offer negotiation methods and more. He is an active member and volunteer with the Peachtree Presbyterian, Crossroads Career Network ministry.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikesalet
David Sheffield – A senior-level accounting and finance professional with over 25 years of diverse experience, currently with a technology firm in Norcross , GA.  David has personally experienced God’s leading through several career transitions and now shares those experiences with others through the Crossroads Career Explorer workshop ministry at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta GA , where he also serves as a deacon.  David has facilitated the Crossroads Six Steps Workshop, Maximizing Your Career in Turbulent Times, for four years at Johnson Ferry.  In these workshops participants are encouraged to hear and follow God’s calling in their careers, based on Ephesians 2:10, “[You] are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that [you] would walk in them.”   David resides with his family in Marietta , GA.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsheffield

MaryAnne Sirotko-Turner - A member of the Church of the Apostles, she has co-led the Crossroads Career Network program for the last four years.  Her professional career includes 15 years with Fortune 100 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and American Express.  MaryAnne left the Coca-Cola National Accounts team to spend the next 5+ years leading sales and negotiation training for Coca-Cola throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe.  In 2006 she launched her own training, coaching, and consulting practice. Her credentials include BA from Michigan State, MPA from The City University of New York, Certified Master Trainer, Certified Performance Consultant, and a Six Sigma Green Belt. She is honored to help individuals clarify their gifting and skills, and find the work that God has been prepared for them!   http://www.linkedin.com/in/maryannesirotkoturner
C. J. (“Buck”) Trayser - A seasoned technology and learning systems project manager during the “regular” 9-to-5 workday, Buck also volunteers his time as a Ministry Leader at one of the Crossroads Career Network member churches where he specializes in resume reviews, helping others develop networking skills and lecturing on effective Internet job search methods. He spends countless hours combing the various Internet job boards, resume pools and social networking sites in an effort to gain a first-hand view of the current job market and job search challenges.   C. J. is a member of the Association of Online Résumé and Career Professionals (AORCP) where he is currently working on his resume writer certification. Professionally he's an adjunct professor teaching college courses online and is working on his doctoral dissertation that focuses on Social Networking technologies. In his free time he is an avid reader of religion, education and technology publications; and a widely read blogger on career topics, Second Life and literature reviews.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/trayser

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Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Pinnacle Room (Rooms 326/346)
Marietta, GA 30068

Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM (EDT)

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North Atlanta Crossroads

"North Atlanta Crossroads" is a group of volunteers from a network of interdenominational churches in North and Northwest Atlanta. Each church is a member of the Crossroads Career Network, and their volunteer career ministry teams are working together to offer a series of "crash courses" to help kick-start a job search for those who are unemployed or considering a career transition.

For more info on Crossroads, see www.crossroadscareer.org.

Member churches include: Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Dunwoody Baptist, Dunwoody United Methodist, First Presbyterian Church Marietta, Intown Community, Johnson Ferry Baptist, Mount Paran Church of God, and Roswell United Methodist. (For more information on the career ministry programs at each of these churches, see their web pages.)

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