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Employer/Partner Registration: Worcester YW 2019 Professional Convening

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College of the Holy Cross

Hogan Campus Center

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

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The First Annual YouthWorks, Making it Work! 2019 Professional Convening is a day for youth from different regions across the state to come together to celebrate the end of Summer YouthWork’s program. They will have the opportunity to connect with their peers and professionals as they reach beyond the program and look towards future career success. This transformative networking event will highlight program achievements, while also offering topic-based employer led panels and various professional development activities focused on helping them transition successfully to their next career goals.

We are seeking professionals to volunteer to participate in the following professional development workshops. We ask that you commit to at least 2 hours, which can include the following options:

  • Networking breakfast and morning breakout session (please note that there will be an employer panel before the first session)
  • Morning breakout session and networking lunch
  • Networking lunch and afternoon breakout session

You are welcome to participate in the entire day, including participating in both the morning and afternoon breakouts sessions.

AGENDA

  • Registration/Breakfast: 9:45am-10:30am
  • Welcome: 10:30am-10:35am
  • Icebreaker: 10:35am-10:45am
  • Employer/Youth Panel: 10:45am-11:30am
  • Morning Breakout Session: 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Lunch: 12:30pm-1:10pm
  • Afternoon Breakout Session: 1:10pm-2:10pm
  • Final Remarks/Wrap-Up and Ice Cream Social: 2:10pm-2:45pm


Please see descriptions for all of the workshop topics below:

1. Personal Branding/Linkedin

  • Workshop description: Participants will connect with local professionals, working with them directly in pairs or small groups to create/update Linkedin account and develop personal brand statements.


2. Collaboration with Colleagues

  • Workshop description: Participants will identify and discuss their strengths when working as a member of a team or group and in order to develop stronger and more positive relationships with coworkers and colleagues.


3. Successfully Transitioning between Jobs

  • Workshop description: Participants will collaborate with their peers and employers to discuss the importance of successfully transitioning from one job to the next job through expressing appreciation, identifiying and asking for references and the role of effective communication in pursuit of their career pathway.


If you have any questions about the event, please contact the staff at Commonwealth Corporation directly:

Nate Pally (my pronouns: he, him, his) | Career Readiness Outreach & Engagement Manager
Direct: 617.717.6929 | npally@commcorp.org
2 Oliver Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 | www.commcorp.org

or

Jennifer Applebaum (my pronouns: she/her/hers) | Director of Youth Employment, Curriculum & Training, Youth Pathways |
Direct: 617.717.6934 | japplebaum@commcorp.org
2 Oliver Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 | www.commcorp.org

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Worcester, MA 01610

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