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Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

Statement of Support: 

As an organization that empowers experienced professionals, managers, and executives for successful career transitions, 40Plus of Greater Washington serves professionals of all races and ethnicities. We stand firm in our support of all people who have been affected by the horrendous racist and violent acts in our country.

We condemn the police brutality that led to the tragic and needless death of George Floyd, along with others before him such as Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile and Eric Garner. We also condemn the violence, bigotry and systemic racism that has occurred during the past 400 years, particularly against black men and women in our nation. Furthermore, we stand firmly against discrimination of any kind including age discrimination, which frustrates many of our members during their search for new employment.

We offer our condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and loved ones. As a way to honor his memory, we stand ready to work with other agencies and community-based organizations, along with the community at large, to end injustice in all its forms against the oppressed and all persons of color.

Hardcore Leadership! Master Lessons on Personal Change. with Leadership/Diversity/Career Executive DEBORAH L. PARKER

  • Mon, February 09, 2015
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 40Plus Conference Room***(Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.)

Directions to 40 Plus

Monday Morning Speaker: Deborah L. Parker

Hardcore Leadership:

Master Lessons for Creating Personal Success

with Leadership / Diversity / Career Executive

Deborah L. Parker

In This Talk We Will Discuss:

Leadership at its core can be a hard business. Sometimes it takes the insight gleaned from a few tough lessons to use this important competency in achieving our goals in work and life.

Also leadership is not a stand-alone skill; it blends other attributes and strengths that we bring from our experiences.  So how do we come to value this mix and use it for success? 

This inspirational session explores a model similar to military service that can facilitate mastering your personal campaign. 

  • Assess leadership experiences from a variety of situations that can expand your skills

  • Reflect on your personal best traits and qualities that enhance your ‘in charge’ persona

  • Craft a campaign statement that keeps you on track.

About The Speaker

Deborah L. Parker is a seasoned facilitator, army veteran, coach, and author with a wealth of experience on a variety of career, workplace, and personal growth issues. 

She has encouraged audiences to use their "gifts and wits" in creating winning foundations for their professional and personal goals.   Viewing adversity as the route to “never count yourself out!” is also a part of Deborah’s inspiring platform and she has been featured in radio and online media to share her compelling story.  

Through her company, The DPJ Training Group, Deborah provides leadership, change, diversity, and career seminars for government and private sector clients. In this work she combines an academic background of degrees in Sociology (B.A., College of William and Mary) and Human Resource Development (M.A., George Mason University), with experience as a US Army Reserve officer and also as a corporate manager.  

Spreading her message in print, Deborah has penned four nonfiction books on the topics of leadership, personal growth, and family history. She is a member of Metro DC Chapter of the Association for Talent Development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Military Officers Association of America. When taking a break, Deborah enjoys volunteering at her church, travel and long walks.


Contact The Speaker

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:30 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00.

40Plus of Greater Washington
1718 P Street, NW, Suite T2
Washington, DC 20036

  Dupont Circle Metro Station (Red Line) South Exit to 40Plus Office.

  1. Leave the Dupont Circle Metro Station by the 19th Street SOUTH exit.
  2. At the top of the escalator (street level), turn 180 degrees, and walk a short distance towards Dupont Circle.
  3. Turn right and walk counter-clockwise around the outside of the Circle, past Connecticut and Massachusetts Avenues.
  4. At P Street, turn right . Proceed on P Street past 18th Street.
  5. 40Plus is near the end of the block on the right side, at 1718 P Street, in the Webster House apartment building.
  6. See below for ONCE YOU ARE AT THE BUILDING the 40Plus office is in the basement/one flight down on "level 'T' " You can't miss it.

Directions to 40Plus

40Plus of Greater Washington
Empowering Experienced Professionals
 for Successful Career Transitions

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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