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Stepping Into Hope & Change - Chicago

Career Transition For Dancers

Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

Stepping Into Hope & Change - Chicago

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 Career Transition For Dancers

A free career development conference for dancers


Stepping Into Hope & Change - Chicago


Description: Designed to address the unique secondary and post-performance career needs of dancers in Chicago. Join us for a thorough exploration of the programs and services of Career Transition For Dancers. Hear from transitioned dancers and a Keynote Speaker about how the organization can help all dancers of all genres inside and outside of the dance field. Lastly, don’t miss a workshop to clarify your personal mission statement to succeed in your next interview and present yourself professionally online and in person. Although we have a full day of offerings, you may come and go based upon your availability. 


Eligibility: All dancers – whether they are still dancing, staying in the dance field, preparing for a transition, already transitioned, exploring other industries, next steps and career paths – are invited to attend. You do not need to be a Career Transition For Dancers client or union member to attend.


Moderators and Presenters

Suzie Jary, MSW, LCSW, CP, Client Services Consultant

Maryellen Langhout, NBCCC, Career Counselor (Chicago)


Schedule of Events

11:30am Check-in

12:00pm-2:15pm – Welcome to Career Transition For Dancers and Keynote Speaker                             Learn the successful career counseling concepts of the organization while exploring your interests and skills that are a "good fit" for your career aspirations in an interactive format. Keynote Speaker from the chicago dance community - Sherry Zunker, Creator & Founder of BeMoved(R) -a dance fitness experience

2:15pm-3:00pm – Complimentary light refreshments

3:00pm-3:15pm – Dancer-client testimonial Sara Schumann 

3:30pm-4:45pm – Identify and communicate your personal mission statement

Building on the morning session, further clarify your values and goals to create a personal mission statement. Practice using this tool as a "30-second sound bite" for networking or interviewing. Learn how to use it to enhance your resume and website content.

5:00-6:30pm – Discovering new roles for dancers

Hear from dancers who have stayed in the performing arts field or have transitioned into new fields. Dancers will have a chance to interact with panelists and ask them questions about their transition experience.

Michael Anderson


Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Columbia College Chicago

Sarita Smith Childs


Vice President - Senior Fixed Income Specialist at BMO Financial Group

Sandi Cooksey

(Gus Giordano, Hubbard Street, Twyla Tharp)

Hospital Sales Associate: Cardiac Resuscitation at ZOLL Medical Corporation

Massimo Pacilli

(Hubbard Street)

Lab Manager/ Adjunct at DePaul University

Zachary Whittenburg

(BJM Dansa Montreal, Hubbard Street, North Carolina Dance Theatre)

Dance Editor at Time Out Chicago , Editorial Assistant at Time Out Chicago Kids


For questions, please contact Tiffiny Flaim, Program Coordinator at 312 666 0234 or tflaim@careertransition.org.

About us: Founded in 1985, Career Transition For Dancers is a nonprofit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines. With offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and a mobile National Outreach Project, we have provided over 50,000 hours of individual and group career counseling and awarded millions of dollars in educational and certification program scholarships and entrepreneurial support. Outside of the organization's 5,000 active dancer-clients, we have helped thousands of dancers in 47 states take their first steps in discovering rewarding second careers. Career Transition For Dancers also provides dancers with specialized services that include transition seminars and workshops, peer support groups, resource centers, a toll-free national career counseling hotline, a website, and a National Career Network.


Have questions about Stepping Into Hope & Change - Chicago? Contact Career Transition For Dancers

When & Where

Lou Conte Dance Studio
At Hubbard Street Dance Center
1147 W. Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Career Transition For Dancers

Career Transition For Dancers is a nonprofit organization that enables dancers to define their career possibilities and develop the skills necessary to excel in a variety of disciplines.

Learn more at http://www.careertransition.org/.

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