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TO BECOME A MEMBER

Please enroll in one of the Info Sessions listed below. You will receive a confirmation email with a conference call number and PowerPoint. 

TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP

Active Members should log in to enroll in a workshop.
Guests are invited to enroll in public programs.

Alumni will need to register for programs as guests. Prior passwords are no longer valid.

Covid Protocol for Wednesday In Person Programming:

  • If Vaccinated: present your CDC vaccination card prior to building entry.
  • If Unvaccinated: Provide Covid PCR or Rapid Test dated 72 hours prior to building entry.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.

For assistance contact us at 312-906-9908 or info@ctcchicago.org


Upcoming events

    • 09/21/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom Link Sent After Registration)
    Register

     Your Step-by-Step Guide to An Impactful LinkedIn Profile

    Led by: CTC Coach Sue Schmitz, Greener Pastures Career Consulting 

    Research shows that as many as 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn profiles to find

    and vet candidates!

    LinkedIn is almost, if not as important, as a resume in the job search process.  This webinar is designed to help you strengthen your own LinkedIn profile and improve your chances of being "found" or positively vetted by employers and recruiters.

    During this 60-minute presentation we will walk through each of the fields on the profile page and explain what the LinkedIn algorithm is seeking.  You will see examples of strong profiles and time will be left at the end of the presentation to ask questions about the information being covered.

    If you have any questions about accessing the workshop please contact:

    Tracy Patton, Client Services Coordinator (Cell: 312-882-3089 or info@ctcchicago.org)

    Blanche Roberts, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-983-1369 or broberts@ctcchicago.org)

    Anita Jenke, Executive Director (Cell: 708-785-1938 or ajenke@ctcchicago.org)

    • 09/28/2021
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom Link Sent After Registration)
    Register

     New Beginnings: ONBOARDING - Your Next Transition

    Led by: CTC Coaches: Robert Gramillano and Sharon Krohn 

    You have landed! Now what? This workshop will help you better manage your transition into the new position, company, culture, workplace, peers and boss.

    The 1st 90 days on the new job can be very precarious especially if the new company does not have a well-defined onboarding process. Onboarding is about more than just signing new employment documents - this is about you taking initiative to successfully navigate, whether you are an individual contributor and/or manager.   

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Gain understanding of all that onboarding entails

    2. Determine how to establish yourself and clarify expectations (yours and theirs)

    3. What early wins can mean

    4. Identify the pitfalls you may face

    If you have any questions about accessing the workshop please contact:

    Tracy Patton, Client Services Coordinator (Cell: 312-882-3089 or info@ctcchicago.org)

    Blanche Roberts, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-983-1369 or broberts@ctcchicago.org)

    Anita Jenke, Executive Director (Cell: 708-785-1938 or ajenke@ctcchicago.org)

    • 09/29/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 703 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661
    • 19
    Register

     NOTE: In-Person ONLY Workshop - 711 West Monroe

    Covid Protocol for Wednesday In Person Programming:

    If Vaccinated: present your CDC vaccination card prior to building entry.

    If Unvaccinated: Provide Covid PCR or Rapid Test dated 72 hours prior to building entry.

    Masks must be worn at all times.

    For assistance contact Anita Jenke, Executive Director at 312-906-9908 or acjenke@yahoo.com

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    WEDNESDAY - CTC Member Peer Group

    Led by: David Kloak*, CTC Coach, Executive and Leadership Consultant


    Join your fellow CTC members for this CTC coach-facilitated  peer group for added focus, new ideas and client connection. Peer groups are open to CTC clients seeking progress and accountability in job search/transition activities. Prepare to present and practice your value statement, C.A.R.s and brainstorm new search ideas and activities that will move you forward!

    CTC members are encouraged to attend a peer group session each week to assure progress and the benefits of building their network/connection with fellow members.

    * CTC Coach David Kloak bio:

    David is a Leadership Executive Coach focusing on helping leaders and career professionals develop their leadership capabilities.  He leverages human nature to achieve desired goals by connecting people with others, guiding and developing them to follow their best career and life paths, improving decision-making skills, and addressing interfering habits.

    "My objective is to help career professionals move towards their best selves and opportunities."

    David holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology, as well as a number of Masters degrees in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development and Theology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), divisions; Society of Consulting Psychology and Industrial Psychology. He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years, retiring as a Captain.


    If you have any questions about accessing the meeting please contact:

    Tracy Patton, Client Services Coordinator (Cell: 312-882-3089 or info@ctcchicago.org)

    Blanche Roberts, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-983-1369 or broberts@ctcchicago.org)

    Anita Jenke, Executive Director (Cell: 708-785-1938 or ajenke@ctcchicago.org)

    • 09/29/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • 703 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661
    Register

     NOTE: In-Person ONLY Workshop - 711 West Monroe

    Covid Protocol for Wednesday In Person Programming:

    If Vaccinated: present your CDC vaccination card prior to building entry.

    If Unvaccinated: Provide Covid PCR or Rapid Test dated 72 hours prior to building entry.

    Masks must be worn at all times.

    For assistance contact Anita Jenke, Executive Director at 312-906-9908 or acjenke@yahoo.com

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    Moving Through Change with Confidence 

    Led by: Blanche Roberts, CTC Program and Coaching Director and Certified Resilience Coach

    Change is constant for all of us, yet it can cause anxiety, doubt and insecurity.  This workshop will address the types of change we experience, particularly in our professional lives, and how to move through this change with confidence and a sense of direction.

    Workshop Learning Objectives

    a)       What is change, really?

    b)      Help you understand YOUR relationship with change

    c)       Provide attendees with a useful model for responding to change

    d)      Offer practical ways to move through change with confidence

    What Clients Say:

    "A new level of awareness was created for me."

    Coping with change has always been difficult for me--especially as it relates to job searches. The workshop was taught with an underlying sensitivity, which helped me " feel" better about my career transition journey.

    I went through a tough career transition so it is good to understand what was happening to me. This also is wonderful insight for understanding others going through a change, be it personal or a family member.

    "Blanche's experience and demeanor shine through."

    If you have any questions about accessing the workshop please contact:

    Tracy Patton, Client Services Coordinator (Cell: 312-882-3089 or info@ctcchicago.org)

    Blanche Roberts, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-983-1369 or broberts@ctcchicago.org)

    Anita Jenke, Executive Director (Cell: 708-785-1938 or ajenke@ctcchicago.org)

    • 09/30/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom Link Sent After Registration)
    Register

     Make the GIG Economy Work for You

    Led by: CTC Coach: CTC Coach Tim Conway and Job Detective

    The Gig Economy now involves 50+ million Americans.  Many are professionals who prefer to work independently while others see this as a path from temporary to permanent employment to even entrepreneurship. 

    Terms to describe these professionals: Soloist; Freelancer; Contractor; Consultant.  This form of employment can be part-time or as a full-time career. The sector is vital to understand since you can earn income as a temporary contributor; or as part of an organization you could manage this expanding segment of the workforce.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Gain understanding of the significant Gig Economy

    2. Increase self-awareness to determine if Gig Economy fits you

    3. Grasp self-marketing techniques to position yourself as a viable Soloist

    4. Obtain knowledge for the hiring/guidance of Soloists

    If you have any questions about accessing the workshop please contact:

    Tracy Patton, Client Services Coordinator (Cell: 312-882-3089 or info@ctcchicago.org)

    Blanche Roberts, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-983-1369 or broberts@ctcchicago.org)

    Anita Jenke, Executive Director (Cell: 708-785-1938 or ajenke@ctcchicago.org)

    • 10/05/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    OUR MISSION: To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    This meeting provides an overview of HOW we do this at the Career Transition Center.

    CTC staff will introduce our unique "team-based" approach to career transition services including all the resources and ways we support professionals to navigate to new careers and jobs: including weekly coaching, training, peer support and access to new networks.

    We serve diverse professionals whatever your current job status may be: 

    • un-employed, 
    • under-employed, or 
    • un-fulfilled, i.e., seeking to change from a job you already have.

    We look forward to meeting you and learning about your career goals and needs.


    • 10/08/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom link sent after registration)
    • 3
    Register

    DEADLINE TO REGISTER and TAKE ASSESSMENT (and Pay) is October 1st!

    CTC StrengthsFinder (VIRTUAL Zoom) Workshop Intensive. 

    (Now known as CliftonStrengths.)

    NOTE: It’s called INTENSIVE because the workshop debrief lasts 4 hours!  And by ZOOM.

    Yet, do not fear – it is very informal and overlaps with a “working lunch” – so please feel free to bring yours.

    You also will have time to work alone in the workshop and privately with Bliss.

    Workshop Description:

    People who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged in their work and three times more likely to say they have an excellent quality of life. - Gallup

    You may think you know what your strengths are, but putting them into words – and more importantly, to action – is critical to landing meaningful employment. The CTC StrengthsFinder Virtual Zoom Workshop Intensive is built around StrengthsFinder 2.0, created in 1998 and rooted in more than 40 years of research, this assessment has helped millions discover and develop their natural talents.

    The Intensive provides a unique opportunity for CTC clients to move through discovery to intentional planning and action. Don’t waste any more time with a scattershot approach to your search.

    Led by CTC Coach Bliss Hansen, participants will use the “power of the group” to illuminate their strengths and how they work with others.  In order to accommodate our new reality of social distancing, the Intensive has been reworked using the full versatility of Zoom so participants can feel just as engaged as if they were in person.  The VIRUAL Intenstive includes break-out sessions, a working lunch, and private access to the facilitator in real time, and other engaging tools and features.

    StrengthsFinder Assessment is ideal for professionals who:

    • Career Changers
    • Re-launchers (Those returning to work after extended time out of workforce)
    • New Professionals
    • Headscratchers (Unsure on direction)
    • Stuck and Stalled
    • Passive Job Seekers (Employed)
    • Unfulfilled and Uninspired

    The StrengthsFinder Virtual Zoom Workshop Intensive includes:

    • Access to online StrengthsFinder assessment
    • Interactive, 4-hour group Zoom workshop
    • One (1) individual coaching session post-workshop (to be completed within 3 weeks virtually)

    As part of this experience, you will:

    • Identify and understand your Top Five Strengths
    • Develop strategies to maximum your strengths on your resume, LinkedIn profile and value statement (verbal introduction)
    • Create success stories to support your strengths

    Client feedback:

    "Bliss is in the right career! Her five strengths were spot on. She was excellent at listening and summarizing back to us."  

    Clients who have registered and paid for the workshop will receive instructions on how to access and complete the StrengthsFinder assessment the Monday prior to the workshop. Clients must complete the assessment by the Thursday evening prior to the workshop so they can download it and email it to the facilitator the day before so she may review it. The facilitator does not have access to the online version.

    • 10/12/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    OUR MISSION: To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    This meeting provides an overview of HOW we do this at the Career Transition Center.

    CTC staff will introduce our unique "team-based" approach to career transition services including all the resources and ways we support professionals to navigate to new careers and jobs: including weekly coaching, training, peer support and access to new networks.

    We serve diverse professionals whatever your current job status may be: 

    • un-employed, 
    • under-employed, or 
    • un-fulfilled, i.e., seeking to change from a job you already have.

    We look forward to meeting you and learning about your career goals and needs.


    • 10/18/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    OUR MISSION: To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    This meeting provides an overview of HOW we do this at the Career Transition Center.

    CTC staff will introduce our unique "team-based" approach to career transition services including all the resources and ways we support professionals to navigate to new careers and jobs: including weekly coaching, training, peer support and access to new networks.

    We serve diverse professionals whatever your current job status may be: 

    • un-employed, 
    • under-employed, or 
    • un-fulfilled, i.e., seeking to change from a job you already have.

    We look forward to meeting you and learning about your career goals and needs.



The Career Transitions Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Call or Email Us:

Office: +1 (312) 908-9908

Email: Info@ctcchicago.org

Address:

703 W. Monroe St.

Chicago, IL 60661

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