Make Maternity Leave a Leadership Opportunity

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Bring Order to the Chaos with a Maternity Leave Plan

Many women worry about leaving their team in a lurch, and losing control of existing projects when they go out on maternity leave. In this webinar expecting mothers will strategize an exit that anticipates their needs and those of their organization. You will learn to create a master plan with management that removes the confusion and disorganization a maternity leave can bring. Expecting mothers will address practical considerations by:

  • Establishing leave and return dates considering company, state and FMLA policies

  • Illustrate your worth by providing a review of current projects and their status

  • Making recommendations for coverage of your responsibilities

  • Developing an early delivery contingency plan

  • Creating a re-entry plan that helps ease the return-to-work transition and makes sure nobody misses a beat

  • Scheduling a pre-return meeting so you can return hitting the ground running

About Robyn:

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Robyn Stein DeLuca is a psychologist and postpartum consultant, providing speeches, seminars, and private coaching to help working women and managers navigate parental leaves and returns with confidence. After fifteen years on the faculty at Stony Brook University teaching and researching how to cope with pregnancy and postpartum adjustment, she decided to apply her expertise and develop the Back to Business Parental Leave Support Programs. Dr. DeLuca’s commentary on gender issues, work/life balance, and parenting has appeared in national and international news outlets such as Yahoo Finance, Fox5News, The Times (of London), the Huffington Post, the International Business Times, and the Voice of America. In 2017, New Harbinger published Robyn’s book “The Hormone Myth,” which uses scientific data to dispel the myth that women’s reproductive hormones make them incompetent and irrational maniacs. Her 2015 Tedx talk has been viewed by over 1.4million people, and was translated into 23 languages. In 2017, Robyn completed the NYU Advanced Diploma in Coaching. She is also the mother of two daughters. With Robyn Stein DeLuca you get a dynamic combination of the latest research and practical common sense to manage the major life transition of new parenthood.

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No Such Thing as the Perfect Resume

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This webinar will address everything you wanted to know about creating a resume including format, accomplishments, using the P.A.R. method, skills, key words, how to use it, do’s and don’ts.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

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Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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In this webinar, you will learn everything you wanted to know about using LinkedIn for your job search.

Topics include: creating your profile, using key words, getting recommendations, connecting to build your network, and researching companies and interviewers.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

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Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search

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In this webinar, you will learn everything you wanted to know about using LinkedIn for your job search.

Topics include: creating your profile, using key words, getting recommendations, connecting to build your network, and researching companies and interviewers.

About Amy:

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Amy Geffen, PhD is President and Chief Career Coach of Geffen Careers. She brings to her practice over thirty years of experience in such industries as finance, engineering, higher education, risk management, health, non-profit organizations and associations.

Amy has transitioned into four new careers with increasing levels of responsibility, so she understands the challenges people face when changing jobs and careers. She has been praised for her accomplishments in management, strategic planning, marketing, distance learning, and continuing education. She served as the President and CEO of the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Interim Executive Director of the Financial Women’s Association and the Interim Executive Director at All Souls Church in New York City.

She has been the Director of Continuing Education, Strategic Initiatives, and Volunteer Leadership at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Amy is a former Assistant Dean of Continuing Education at Westchester Community College, the Dean of Professional Development at The College of Insurance (now St. John’s University), and Director of Corporate Programs at LIU/Brooklyn Center.

She uses a 5 step process to help job seekers achieve the job of their dreams: Assessment of skills and values; Branding with pitch, cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile; Connecting through expanding networks and building relationships; Differentiating through accomplishments; and Enhancing by follow-through and compensation negotiation.

A graduate of Brooklyn College, with a Master’s Degree from Harvard University, and a PhD from New York University, she lives in Forest Hills with her husband. She enjoys making pottery, film, theatre and concerts.

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Six Secrets to Effective, Strategic Networking

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Strategic networking requires a plan, adaptation of networking strategies to further the plan and implementation tactics to round out the process. The six secrets highlight the most important segments of the process.

About Carol:

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Effective Trainer, Supportive Coach, Thought-provoking Speaker

I have spent the last two+ decades fostering the business development skills of professionals, especially lawyers and accountants.

I love my work, because:

  • I consider strategic networking to be the most effective form of personal marketing.

  • I know that any professional ─ introvert, extrovert, ambivert ─ can find a comfortable way to network.

  • I believe that networking is more about focus and attitude, than activity and aptitude.

  • I understand that strategy adds intention to the process, so that networking can become a pathway to personal, career and firm goals.

I am a marketing and management strategist, trainer and business development coach. I work with professionals and professional service firms to structure and implement practical, targeted, strategic programs. Our goal is to increase your success ratio by bringing in business that fuels profitability.

My most recent book, Strategic Networking for Introverts, Extroverts and Everyone In-between (American Bar Association, Law Practice Division, January 2019) forms the basis for a training and coaching program that links business development activities with both personal and firm goals.

My previous book, Build Your Practice the Logical Way – Maximize Your Client Relationships (with Steven Skyles-Mulligan, American Bar Association, First Chair Press, 2012), provides a guide for creating a client-centric practice.