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Summer Career Institute


Shifting Gears: Women Returning to Work

Women often have breaks in their careers, caring for family or others requiring additional support. Other women may be repositioning and need to consider options and new ways to move forward effectively in their professional lives.

If this is your situation, then this two-day workshop on the beautiful Bryn Mawr campus is designed to take you away from the normal course of your life so you can reflect and prepare strategically. We will explore personality preferences, areas of skills and interests, trends in the workplace and brand; we will assist you in designing a plan for your next steps. As a participant you will work closely with other attendees, forming a community in the process. Monthly calls for discussion and shared learning will follow as well.

Our weekend will include career work on campus, time with other alumnae who have met this challenge, speakers and a chance for reflection and relaxation as well. Finally, we will encourage partnerships with other participants to foster and support action to accomplish your goals following the retreat. A comprehensive notebook of materials will be provided.

Participants will be asked to complete materials before the workshop which include the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Values in Action, and several reflective exercises. The deadline for this work will be Friday June 7th.

You will receive pre-workshop "homework" details after you register. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 413-548-9669 for additional information. The workshop will be capped off at 25 participants, so early enrollment is suggested.

Weekend Schedule June 21-23, 2013

Friday –June 21st

4-6 pm Arrive on campus
Check into the dorms
6-7 pm Welcome Reception

Ely Room, Wyndham
7-8:30 pm Dinner and Keynote Presentation

Saturday- June 22nd

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:45-10 am Review of Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Values in Action, and Pre-Workshop Exercises
10-10:15 am Break
10:15-12 am Values and Branding Exercises
12-:15-2 pm Lunch and Relaxation with Workshop Colleagues
2-3:45 pm Entrepreneurialism Today, is it for you?
3:45-4 pm Break
4:00-5:30 pm Trends, Research and Identifying Opportunities
5:30-6 pm Break
6-7:30 pm Dinner and Table Discussions

Sunday-June 23rd

7:30-8:30 pm Breakfast
8:30-10 pm Questions and Answers, Complete Your Profile and Frame a Career Plan
10-10:30 pm Break and Dormitory Checkout
10:30-11:30 pm Peer Coaching Presentation
11:30-12:30 pm Partner meetings
12:30-1 pm Closing
1-2 Lunch