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Career Club 3.0 "Career Switchers/Transitioners"

  • 17 Apr 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • George Washington University- 1 Old Oyster Point Road, Suite 200, Newport News, VA 23602


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Career Club 3.0


"Career Switchers/Transitioners"

Program Title:

Switching Careers/Transitioning Back

Strategies before you step and navigation after you land – Keeping on Solid Ground


Length of Program:

Presentation length is 45-60 minutes + Q&A


Knowledge Area:

Career Management


Abstract of Program:

Are you ready for a professional change? Are you ready to land back into the workplace? It is not always as simple as we would like it to be. Sometimes it really is being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right people. But how do you prepare yourself to be ready when opportunity knocks --and when and how do you knock on the doors to create the opportunity that has not come. Sometimes you can find your answers in the least expected places, but the key is being ready and prepared to recognize what is within your grasp.


Participant Learning Objectives:

1) Identify skills and strengths you may have ignored that can be the jumpstart in making your move to a new career or landing that job.

2) Interpret the organizational culture of the targeted profession and work environment that can give you the first impression advantage.

3) Apply skills and strengths you bring to the organization in ways that enhance your contribution and increase your value.



Sharon E. Harrington is an independent Organizational Communication Consultant with over 25 years of experience facilitating workplace learning and mediating issues surrounding workplace conflict leading to elevated claims of discrimination. She has worked in the public and private sector and is a principal with a newly formed small business, Amediate, LLC. She is currently contracted with JDG Associates as a self-mediation facilitator/trainer, employee complaint investigator and workplace mediator. As an independent she has navigated career directional trends and monitored current and future skill demands for the workplace. Ms. Harrington holds an MA degree in Organizational Communication from Arizona State University and a BA degree in Public Relations/Journalism from Kent State University. She also holds a certificate in Federal Workplace Mediation from George Mason University and a FAD (Federal Agency Decision) certificate from the EEOC Institute.




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George Washington University


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