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Monday Morning Speakers 2018

Monday Speakers meetings are open to the public and free of charge. You are cordially invited to attend.

Each meeting features a speaker who covers topics of interest to those who are involved in or contemplating a job search or career change. The meeting begins with a networking session at 9:45 AM. We ask everyone to be seated by 9:55 AM so that the speaker can start promptly at 10:00 AM.

No reservations are needed. Come network with 40Plus members, other guests, and the speaker. The meeting is also an opportunity for anyone who is considering joining 40Plus to see and experience our organization.

Many of us continue our networking conversations over lunch at one of the nearby restaurants. Plan to join us.

MISSED A SPEAKER?  Video recordings for all of the recent 40Plus Monday Morning  Speakers are now available on the
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Upcoming events

    • Mon, May 28, 2018
    • 40Plus office closed for Labor Day

    Closed for Memorial Day.

    40Plus will be closed on Monday, May 28th in honor of Memorial Day. 

    Have an enjoyable and safe holiday! 

     

    • Mon, June 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 36
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker: Earnest Robinson, Jr.


    Conversation with Earnest Robinson, Jr.


    Earnest Robinson, Jr. 
                             Jumpstart Your Career:
                     The Job Seeker’s Holistic Approach

    Spinning your wheels as you seek a job or new opportunity? This course will help identify the problems and mistakes that affect a successful job search while helping to explore what motivates you. Through discussions and activities, create S.M.A.R.T. goals, career objectives, and practice interview skills and salary negotiations. In addition, learn the importance of a balanced lifestyle that creates good physical and emotional health. Instructor Ernest Robinson is a certified career coach and author.



       
    About the Speaker:

    • Over 20 years of Coaching, Project Management and IT exerience. 



    • Holds the credentials of Certified Professional Career Coach and Project Management Professional (PMP). 


    • Earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science and Technology (concentration in Project Management). 


    • Retains the globally recognized certification of a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certification in ITIL Foundation. 


    • He is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) as well as being a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

    Call Today! 301-464-8284

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    No more excuses. Make it happen today!

    • Over 20 years of Coaching, Project Management and IT experience. 



    • Holds the credentials of Certified Professional Career Coach and Project Management Professional (PMP). 


    • Earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Science and Technology (concentration in Project Management). 


    • Retains the globally recognized certification of a Project Management Professional (PMP) and certification in ITIL Foundation. 


    • He is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) as well as being a long-time member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).


      Contact the Speaker:
      https://www.earnestrobinson.com/contact.html 

     Register here:  

    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874260

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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at one of the nearby eateries.

    Attire is business casual and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. 40Plus is located at:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC

    • Mon, June 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
    • 37
    Register
    Monday Morning Speaker:  Gary Vaughan

              
                      

    WordPress Websites for Professionals

    Conversation with
          Gary Vaughan



     Gary Vaughan
    Senior IT Advisor
    Buchanan & Edwards


    WordPress is a popular, powerful and user-friendly open source software that accounts for some 25% of all sites on the Web.  Professionals can use WP either as a personal blogging and social media platform, or as a content management system within an organization.

    In this presentation, Gary will explain WordPress's (WP) breadth as both a blog and content management system, explore various WP hosting options, and show how WP compares or connects with other site builder or social media tools.  He will then discuss the details of planning website content and design, drawing on such WP components as Themes, Plugins and Widgets, and tapping a wealth of support resources on the Web and at WP events around the DC area.  The talk will also include a WP demo, models of WP sites, and WP resource handouts.  Lastly, he will touch on tech and non-tech career opportunities in WordPress.  After the class, Gary offers to help (for a limited time) any interested attendees get started with their own free Wordpress.Com site.


    Register here:  


    http://40plusdc.org/event-2874266


    ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

    Gary Vaughan is a Senior IT and Knowledge Management Advisor (Buchanan & Edwards) with the Office of eDiplomacy at the State Department. 

    Over the last 12 years he has provided user support on various internal knowledge management tools such as a Department-wide wiki, SharePoint, and Search@State, and with a focus on internal WordPress-based "Communities@State" blogs since 2014.  He has also volunteered as a Project Manager with the Taproot Foundation (to create a non-profit WP site in northern Virginia) and for Taproot’s and the Project Management Institute’s annual Day of Service to help DC area non-profits.  In a prior career, Gary was a Project Officer (Foreign Service) with the U.S. Agency for International Development, with various tours in Washington D.C., Egypt and Latin America from 1979 to 2006.  He has an MBA from the George Washington University, an MS in Computer Science Administration from UMUC, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

    Contact the Speaker:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyvaughan/



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    Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

    Attire is business casual and we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this valuable networking meeting.

    Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00:


    1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

    Washington, DC


Past events

Mon, May 21, 2018 The Role of Outplacement Organizations with KAREN SEYMOUR
Mon, May 14, 2018 How Do You Find the Job You Really Want: “Sell” Yourself!
Mon, May 07, 2018 Making the Most of Informational Interviews with BARBARA MITCHELL
Mon, April 30, 2018 The Four Villains of Decision Making with Erik Fromm
Mon, April 23, 2018 Lessons Learned from Outplacement Assistance with BRUCE BARLOW
Mon, April 09, 2018 Finding Career Opportunities in Health Care
Mon, April 02, 2018 Making the Move from Employee to Owner: Your Questions Answered
Mon, March 26, 2018 What IT Takes to Succeed in IT Today - with Dave Thomas II
Mon, March 19, 2018 The Essence of You: The Psychology, Science and Art Behind Your Style
Mon, March 12, 2018 You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, March 05, 2018 Success for the Seasoned Search...The Benefit of Being Overqualified with ABBY KOHUT
Mon, February 26, 2018 Leveraging LinkedIn to Grow Your Visibility and Impact
Mon, February 19, 2018 21 Questions to Career & Soul with Caitlin Magidson
Mon, February 12, 2018 Lost Your Job? Don’t Lose Your Mind! Managing and Overcoming the Emotional Impact of Job Loss
Mon, February 05, 2018 40Plus Open Forum - Discuss Your Concerns, Share Your Ideas with Your Peers in Career Transition
Mon, January 29, 2018 A Marketing Plan For Job Seekers with FRANCINE TOLSON
Mon, January 22, 2018 Leveraging Self Awareness for a Successful Career Transition
Mon, January 15, 2018 CANCELLED!: You’re Not Ready to Network Until …… and Other Practical Job-Search Tips with Joan Sherman
Mon, January 08, 2018 Negotiating Your Job Offer with Susan Borke

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