Brainstorming: New Topics for our Back on Track Network Meetings

Title: Brainstorming: New Topics for our Back on Track Network Meetings
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-10-17
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Our chapter is now four years old, but our outlook isn’t! In the past, we have had many topics geared toward getting us Back on Track in our professional careers. Next Tuesday’s meeting, on October 17, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., will be a chance to have an input on what topics may be beneficial to you and others. Remember to bring your personal or business cards.

This will be a brainstorming session. Brainstorming is a fun way to come up with creative ideas. Please join us and come with your ideas, keeping in mind our mission and vision. Let’s have some fun as we come up with topics!

Fourth Anniversary Celebration!

Title: Fourth Anniversary Celebration!
Location: Coral Gables Congregational Church
Date: 2017-10-03
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: The Coral Gables chapter of Back on Track will celebrate its fourth anniversary. We will have refreshments and reminisce about the four years in which we have had network meetings with those in career transition. If you have found Back on Track helpful, if you have presented at Back on Track, or if you are interested in hearing about what we do, please come to the celebration.

Job Search Lessons Learned – Mike Keane

Title: Job Search Lessons Learned – Mike Keane
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-09-05
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Mike will share from lessons he learned in his own job searches, and as an interviewer. Most lessons learned were through mistakes he made and mistakes he’s seen others make. Come and hear his trademarked “shotgun approach” to job searching, how not to plan for an interview, the importance of curiosity, and more.

Mike is a member of the Church, one of the founders of the Coral Gables Back on Track chapter, and works in IT security at Norwegian Cruise Line. He has an MBA from Thunderbird, and is the best tennis player on his block.

Assessing your Skills/Finding what you Want to do Through Research

Title: Assessing your Skills/Finding what you Want to do Through Research
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-08-15
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Laura Marks, past chair of Back on Track, will speak to us about how we can use our time in transition to determine where we best fit, and how we go about finding the right job for us. Laura, a seasoned HR executive, has been on both sides of the career search desk. She knows the best methods for taking advantage of the time we have in transition to discover what we should be and would like to be doing.

Laura Marks is Director of Employee Relations and Employee Development at Miami Dade College. She is an engaging speaker, who has “been there” and “gets it.”

What came first – the chicken or the egg? Bianca Moreiras

Title: What came first – the chicken or the egg? Bianca Moreiras
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-08-01
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Realizing that no matter what comes first there is potential to develop and grow. Whether you are job hunting, networking or just trying to better yourself this program will make you feel good and give you good advice.

Bianca Moreiras has been a leader, mentor and motivator in the legal profession for over 34 years. She has successfully guided over 400 members to become employed through motivational, spiritual and practical instruction.

Take a look at our social media accounts for upcoming events in our Davie, FL location!

Title: Take a look at our social media accounts for upcoming events in our Davie, FL location!
Location: St. Bonaventure Catholic Church-Davie, FL
Date: 2017-07-21
Description: For upcoming events, please check out our social media accounts!

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AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies

Title: AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-07-18
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: AARP’s 7 Smart Strategies workshop introduces seven strategies successful jobseekers use to compete for full-time in-demand jobs. Workshop participants can also apply for AARP’s free coaching program that offers skill assessment, training, job search guidance and more. Marianne Lobo, AARP Back to Work 50+ Program Manager, will speak to us about the 7 Smart Strategies workshop and other resources AARP offers.

Becoming a Part of the Gig Economy

Title: Becoming a Part of the Gig Economy
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-06-20
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The gig economy is a part of a new way companies and employees look at careers, security, and retirement. It is a new reality.

Maurice Pinto, MIT graduate, is VP of product development of Qc21 Technologies. Maurice is well-acquainted with the gig economy, and will share with us how we can incorporate some of its concepts into our own career search, job work, and retirement planning.

Vision and Mission – Take Action Now!

Title: Vision and Mission – Take Action Now!
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-06-06
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Fernando Lopez, CFO at Bluewater Builders, is a regular contributor to Back on Track. His presentations inspire us to consider where we are with our careers and in life. This Tuesday’s presentation is meant to persuade us to take action now!

When you feel stuck in whatever your plans are and you are not moving forward, it is time to SEE what you have being watching, to LISTEN to what you have heard and to FEEL to what you have being thinking.

“Job Searching in 3D Mode”: Body, Mind and Soul – Suely Piraino Argianas

Title: “Job Searching in 3D Mode”: Body, Mind and Soul – Suely Piraino Argianas
Location: Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, Havighorst Hall Meeting Room, 3010 De Soto Boulevard, Miami, FL 33134
Date: 2017-05-16
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Description: Job Searching is much more than having all the “basic” requirements done. Awareness of the importance of the Body, Mind and Soul connection influences how we face a job search or career change. It can be effective, a positive phase, that can actually move us into a higher, happier and healthier, place in our lives. We will address when a Job search becomes a Soul journey and how a new balance occurs.

Suely Piraino Argianas is a Business Professional, a Board Member and Leader at the Coral Gables Back On Track Network, a Board of Director of GIG-Gifts In Golf, co-VP of Programming at the OWIT – Women in International Trade, presenter in Stress Management techniques, is also in career change herself. Suely will share some insights from her current sabbatical, while transitioning her aging parents, both with Alzheimer’s to a nursing home.