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2015 Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

What's Your Story? How to share your story authentically

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1 - 2pm EST

It's the most frequently asked question of professionals, yet it's cited as among the most challenging. Answering this simple but powerful question effectively can transform and embolden your professional development leading to more success and direction.

In this presentation, Karen Graziano '93, JD will teach you:
1) Why this question is so important for your career development and progression
2) How your story is integral to developing your brand
3) How to develop an engaging narrative that describes you and your work
4) How to weave this narrative through your professional life in your resume, networking, interviewing, shadowing, informational interviewing, and day-to-day work
5) How to share your story authentically and confidently

Presented by Karen Graziano '93, JD, Graziano Career Works, LLC.


Previous Webinars From 2015

Media Progression and the Tools You’ll Need to Succeed

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1 - 2pm EST

The media landscape has changed in countless ways over the years. From the advent of cable, the boom and bust, to the now exploding digital realm. Join Tom Dondero ’92, an experienced media professional with 20+ years in the business as he recaps the past and focuses on the current trends that are shaping the future, and the tools you will need to succeed in media.
Participants will learn about:
- The history and expansion of media
- The current crowded realm of social media
- Where Tom believes the business is headed in the next 3-5 years
- What can be done to keep relevant if already in the business
- The best way to break into the wonderful world of buying, selling, and marketing media

This webinar is ideal for alumni new to the media business, transitioning alumni, and those interested in learning more about careers in media.

Presented By Tom Dondero '92, Mindful Career Solutions

Navigating the Grey: Communicate Your Way to Success

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1 - 2pm EDT

This webinar is ideal for entry level through middle management alumni.
Feeling like you have so many good ideas but no one is listening or it’s hard to get your point across with so much red tape, deadlines and information at our fingertips?
Working long hours, but often feel like you haven’t accomplished anything or you have no control of your career?
Are you trying to get the promotion that you deserve?
Join Vivian Ciampi ’92 as she discusses practical tips to cut through the ambiguity (or Grey) of any organization.

This webinar will help you learn:
1) How to get your voice heard
2) How to communicate for success
3) How to work smarter and find the success and balance you are striving for

Presented by Vivian Ciampi '92, , MBA, PCC
Professional Coaching - Principal

Engage and Mobilize: Helping Leaders Become Better Mentors

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1 - 2pm EDT

Attracting, engaging, developing and retaining top talent has never been more critical for organizational sustainability. Over the next decade, Baby Boomers will be leaving the workforce in droves, exposing a shortage of appropriately experienced leaders ready to take over the helm.
Join Kevin McMahon ’99, Founder and President of McMahon Resource Group, a leadership coaching firm as he discusses:

1) The importance of mentor and coaching programs in the workplace and how they increase production, retention and leadership development.
2) How to become better mentors and/or coaches in your place of work
3) How to start developing a program or improve upon one that’s in place and how to measure success

Presented by Kevin McMahon '99, Founder and President of McMahon Resource Group

Setting Yourself Up For Success - Women Negotiating Salary

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

Presented by Cath Borgman, Director Career Planning & Steph Gallo, Associate Director Career Planning

Women are far less likely than men to negotiate at work, which typically costs women more than half a million dollars in earnings over the course of their careers. Fairfield University’s Career Planning Center is interested in stopping this trend and equipping alumnae with the tools necessary to begin to negotiate effectively. Please join Cath Borgman and Stephanie Gallo as they tackle this topic for a one hour webinar during your lunch break.
This webinar is ideal for young alumnae.


Leading with your Strengths: Learn how to create your professional development plan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Presented by Karen Graziano '93, JD

In this webinar you will learn how to:
• Find your strengths
• Lead with your strengths
• Create a professional development plan with authentic goals
• Maximize your strengths so you can be more “involved in, enthusiastic about and committed” to your work

While the concept of strengths seems to be simple, most employees report neither realizing nor capitalizing on their strengths in their daily work lives. According to a Gallup Poll of 1.7 million employees, when asked “At work do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?” only 20% surveyed responded that their strengths are even employed every day. “The real tragedy of life is not that each of us doesn’t have enough strengths, it’s that we fail to use the ones we have,” explains Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton, authors of Now, Discover Your Strengths. The weekly Gallup Poll regularly reports that only about 30%-35% of employees are “engaged at work,” meaning they are “involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” How can we change this? How can we lead with our strengths? And why is it so important?


Getting Noticed: The Power of Employee Recognition

Wednesday, April 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT.

Presented by Claire Chandler '93

It’s been said that the beautiful sound to a person is hearing his or her own name. That’s because we all want to be recognized. Especially at work. But how do we make sure we are being recognized for the RIGHT things?
In this presentation you will learn
• Why recognition is so important to employers
• Why recognition is important to YOU
• How to gain recognition at work – pick up tips for how to get noticed in positive ways

Claire Chandler, President of Talent Boost, LLC, has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and consulting roles, ranging from communications and marketing, to customer relations training and leadership development. She has extensive experience in various areas of organizational effectiveness, including talent and succession management, leadership training and professional development, communication strategy and branding, executive and career coaching, employee onboarding and engagement, customer relations, and human capital planning.

Managing Your Professional Currency

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 1:00pm EDT

Presented by: Christine Paul Tetreault, MA'85 - co-founder and partner of the LEAD Advisory Group

Your professional reputation is arguably your most valuable asset. Learn to manage the impressions you create and increase your professional currency with key stakeholders. Discover what sets star performers apart from other professionals, and how to boost your ability to achieve maximum productivity and effectiveness within your organization.

This workshop will offer approaches for managing your professional image and accelerating your career trajectory. Key themes include: 

  • The Cornerstone of Character
  • Behaviors of a Top Performer
  • The Value of Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategies to Improve Your Professional Currency

Christine Paul Tetreault, MA'85, is co-founder and partner of the LEAD Advisory Group and focuses on developing individual leadership through a combination of coaching, small group programming, and networking. Christine is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has experience in corporate and higher-education management, human resources, executive coaching, and career management program development. In addition to the LEAD Advisory Group, Christine serves as a Learning Consultant within Global Leadership and Learning at John Hancock Financial Services. She has also held positions at Harvard Business School, Bridgewater State University, Northeastern University, Simmons College, and Prudential Financial, Inc. 

Turn Your Outdated Resume Into A Valuable Marketing Tool

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST.

Presented by Annette Richmond MA'99

Most DIY resumes are riddled with outdated information like Objective Statements and Summaries that focus on what the candidate is looking for not what he or she can bring to the employer. In this presentation :

• You will start looking at your resume as a marketing tool rather than a record of recent jobs
• You will learn how to write a resume that reflects your accomplishments and skills – what you bring to the table
• You will learn how to create a document that can be easily scanned by recruiters and ATS systems

Annette Richmond, MA '99, has the skills of a trained writer, the perspective of a recruiter, and the knowledge of a professional who has spent over a decade in the career field. Annette is the founder of

Change Management, Stress and Resilience

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Change is one constant we all have to confront. Some time ago, we used to think of change as an event. Now, it viewed as an ongoing process. As a result, we are susceptible to stress which can induce interpersonal, health, and organizational difficulties. We need, therefore, to develop techniques for coping with stress and developing resilience.

Dr. Paul Maloney has designed this webinar program to assist participants in understanding and managing change and dealing with its impact.
In this webinar we will discuss best practices to:
• manage change
• identify crisis stages
• focus on stress and stress reduction methods
• examine the factors involved in resilience

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2013 Webinars

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