FREE INFO SESSIONS,

WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Home
  • Events & Info Sessions

Welcome! 

  We are looking forward to working with you.

TO ATTEND A FREE INFORMATION SESSION:

Please scroll down to select and 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 Prior passwords are no longer valid.

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

Upcoming events

    • 08/18/2022
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual (Zoom Info In Program Description)
    Register

    Action: Interviews That Get Results

    Led by: CTC Coach Sharon Krohn

    Create a positive and lasting impression in every interview to further your progress and land the job. In this Building Skills session, you will learn about various types of interviews, including behavioral, and benefit from tips and techniques to increase your comfort, confidence and results. Session includes current content pertinent to negotiating terms of employment.  Online registration in advance is required to attend this session.

    What CTC Members Say:

    "Outstanding! Sharon is so knowledgeable, approachable and engaging. She does a remarkable job and I always learn something new from her."

    “She is a wonderful instructor and gives great feedback. “

    “Sharon very effectively involved group members to bring out their work experiences to benefit others.”

    NOTE: Please refer to the Action Workbook. WORKBOOK Building Skills 4 Version 2021.pdf

    TO ACCESS THIS WORKSHOP:

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6845716759?pwd=ODRtSFdsaGpWRG1SbDVmMGxGWnRwZz09

    Meeting ID: 684 571 6759
    Passcode: 195345

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

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

    Nadia Whiteside, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-350-0541 or nadia2ctc@gmail.com)

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

    • 08/19/2022
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    CTC StrengthsFinder Assessment

    and Workshop Intensive 


    Led by: Bliss Hansen

     CTC Coach, CliftonStrengths (Strengthfinders) Instructor

    and Owner BHF Coaching


    DEADLINE TO REGISTER and TAKE ASSESSMENT (AND PAY) IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th

    NOTE: It’s called INTENSIVE because the workshop debrief lasts 4 hours!  

    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.

    • 08/22/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    Career Transitions Center of Chicago

    FREE INFORMATION SESSION

    Our Mission:

    To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    CTC staff will introduce our holistic and personalized 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.

    To attend the conference call:

    Dial: (605) 313- 5654

    Access Code: 222 2687 #

    If you experience problems dialing into this call, please refer to these

    troubleshooting ideas:

    * Try multiple times - as the various phone systems can be overloaded with the number of people dialing in at the same time.

    * From FreeConferenceCall.com:

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

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

    Nadia Whiteside, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-350-0541 or nadia2ctc@gmail.com)

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


    • 08/23/2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Virtual
    Register

    LinkedIn Accelerator 

    Led by: Howard Fox

    Tuesday, August 23, 9:00-10:30am CT

    Workshop and materials fee: $29

    LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for jobseekers and professionals who want to build a sustainable network. Howard Fox, a Career Coach, Trainer, Author and Podcast Creator brings his years of LinkedIn expertise to CTC for this special comprehensive workshop. 

    Participants will be engaged in hands-on, interactive development of their LinkedIn profile and take-away tips and a comprehensive manual created by Fox to continue building and enhancing their LinkedIn profile throughout their career journey.

    Join Zoom Meeting 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84126217458?pwd=L0NQVWU1RVVvcU1ITDBBL3A3ZTFldz09

    Meeting ID: 841 2621 7458

    Passcode: 682665

    Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    Participants should set up a basic profile page prior to the start of the workshop.

    • 08/25/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual (Zoom Link Sent After Registration)
    Register

    Networking: An Essential Skill for Career and Life!

    Led by: CTC Coach Libby Smoler

    Experience Manager, McKinsey & Company


    Networking is a critical skill to develop for job search and ongoing career success - in truth, we believe it is essential for work and life! Yet, it is one of the least understood (and most feared) of all professional skills.  This session helps CTC clients gain insight, perspective and practice useful techniques for better, more effective networking. You will also learn how networking is used throughout all the stages of career transition: Discovery, Planning, and Action.

    What Clients Say:

    "I would strongly recommend this class to any of my peers."

    Please download this workbook before the session:

    Building Skills 2 Workbook April 2020.pdf

    HOW TO ACCESS THIS WORKSHOP:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82541138345?pwd=GHwuFkihoVsXL-hMK2zE1wxsgvtB3r.1

    Meeting ID: 825 4113 8345

    Passcode: 173462

    Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwe3yP9nQ

    If you have any questions about accessing this workshop, please contact:

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

    Nadia Whiteside, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-350-0541 or nadia2ctc@gmail.com)

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


    • 09/12/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    OUR MISSION:

    To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    CTC staff will introduce our holistic and personalized 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.

    To attend the conference call:

    Dial: (605) 313- 5654

    Access Code: 222 2687 #

    If you experience problems dialing into this call, please refer to these

    troubleshooting ideas:

    * Try multiple times - as the various phone systems can be overloaded with the number of people dialing in at the same time.

    * From FreeConferenceCall.com:

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

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

    Nadia Whiteside, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-350-0541 or nadia2ctc@gmail.com)

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


    • 09/19/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual (By Conference Call)
    Register

    OUR MISSION:

    To empower professionals to find meaningful employment.

    CTC staff will introduce our holistic and personalized 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.

    To attend the conference call:

    Dial: (605) 313- 5654

    Access Code: 222 2687 #

    If you experience problems dialing into this call, please refer to these

    troubleshooting ideas:

    * Try multiple times - as the various phone systems can be overloaded with the number of people dialing in at the same time.

    * From FreeConferenceCall.com:

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

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

    Nadia Whiteside, Program and Coaching Director (Cell: 773-350-0541 or nadia2ctc@gmail.com)

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


Past events

08/15/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
08/12/2022 Leveraging Employment Data in Your Career Search
08/08/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
08/04/2022 Strong Interest Inventory Assessment Group Intensive PUBLIC WORKSHOP
07/25/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
07/18/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
07/14/2022 Financial Planning for Transition -PUBLIC WORKSHOP
07/11/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
07/07/2022 SELF-TALK Matters: How the Messages We Carry Impact Our Job Search and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
06/27/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
06/24/2022 Clifton StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop (Open to the PUBLIC)
06/23/2022 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life (PUBLIC WORKSHOP)
06/20/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
06/17/2022 Volunteering: Making it Count in Your Career (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
06/14/2022 The Worry Workshop: Moving from a Place of Misery to Inspired Action - PUBLIC WORKSHOP
06/07/2022 Refining Your Pitch - The Brand Statement (PUBLIC, IN-PERSON)
06/06/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
06/01/2022 Passport To Taste Fundraiser
05/25/2022 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life (PUBLIC WORKSHOP)
05/23/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
05/17/2022 Need Upskilling? MicroTrain presents: Apply for a Federal Training Grant ZOOM/PUBLIC WORKSHOP
05/16/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
05/13/2022 StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop PUBLIC
05/11/2022 Over 40 and HIRED! (LIVE, IN-PERSON Workshop)- Open to the Public
05/10/2022 What Wrigley Field Taught Me About Networking: Asking Your Network for Help- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
05/09/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
05/03/2022 "Ultimate" Job Seeker Skills – Novel Ways to Research Your Next Position PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/29/2022 IN PERSON: Hear It From the Pros -PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/26/2022 What Wrigley Field Taught Me About Networking: Connecting People Through Your Joys- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/25/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
04/21/2022 (LIVE, IN-PERSON EVENT) Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/14/2022 Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness and Meditation Practice (Virtual, PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/13/2022 VIRTUAL How to Get Ahead in Your Career Working from Home- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/12/2022 What Wrigley Field Taught Me About Networking: Getting to Know People Through Your Joys- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/11/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
04/07/2022 Strong Interest Inventory Assessment Group Intensive PUBLIC WORKSHOP
04/04/2022 Free INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
04/01/2022 Over 40 and HIRED! (LIVE, IN-PERSON Workshop)- Open to the Public
03/31/2022 VIRTUAL: Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
03/29/2022 What Wrigley Field Taught Me About Networking: Meeting People Through Your Joys- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
03/28/2022 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
03/21/2022 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
03/18/2022 VIRTUAL: Mastering the Art of Informational Interviewing PUBLIC WORKSHOP
03/17/2022 Secrets to Successful Networking – Even During a Pandemic! PUBLIC WORKSHOP
03/15/2022 What Wrigley Field Taught Me About Networking: Networking Through Your Joys- PUBLIC WORKSHOP
03/14/2022 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
03/09/2022 Virtual: SELF-TALK Matters: How the Messages We Carry Impact Our Job Search and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
02/22/2022 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
02/15/2022 VIRTUAL: Make the GIG Economy Work for You PUBLIC WORKSHOP
02/14/2022 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
02/11/2022 VIRTUAL: Clifton StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop PUBLIC
02/10/2022 VIRTUAL: Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
02/07/2022 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
02/03/2022 VIRTUAL: Managing Your Finances in Uncertain Times PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/27/2022 Strong Interest Inventory Assessment GROUP Intensive PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/27/2022 VIRTUAL: "I'm Not Done Yet!" - Seeing New Possibilities for Your Next Career PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/26/2022 Virtual: Your Step-by-Step Guide to An Impactful LinkedIn Profile PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/25/2022 VIRTUAL: New Beginnings: ONBOARDING - Your Next Transition PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/18/2022 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
01/14/2022 VIRTUAL: Clifton StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop PUBLIC
01/13/2022 VIRTUAL: Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
01/11/2022 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
01/05/2022 VIRTUAL ONLY INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
12/15/2021 OPTIONS: IN PERSON or Virtual: The Secrets to Successful Salary Negotiations - PUBLIC
12/13/2021 VIRTUAL: Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
12/13/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
12/07/2021 NEW DATE/TIME ! VIRTUAL: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence EQI Assessment and Debrief PUBLIC WORKSHOP
12/06/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
12/02/2021 VIRTUAL: Discovering Your Path to Meaningful Work PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/30/2021 VIRTUAL: Need Upskilling? MicroTrain presents: Apply for a Federal Training Grant PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/29/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
11/19/2021 VIRTUAL: Clifton StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop PUBLIC
11/18/2021 VIRTUAL: Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/15/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
11/12/2021 VIRTUAL: Mastering the Art of Informational Interviewing PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/11/2021 VIRTUAL: Secrets To Successful Networking – Even During a Pandemic! PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/11/2021 VIRTUAL: An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EQI) PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/10/2021 OPTIONS - IN PERSON or Virtual: SELF-TALK Matters: How the Messages We Carry Impact Our Job Search and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
11/08/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
11/01/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
10/21/2021 VIRTUAL: "Ultimate" Job Seeker Skills – Novel Ways to Research Your Next Position PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/19/2021 VIRTUAL: Managing Your Finances in Uncertain Times PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/18/2021 VIRTUAL: Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/18/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
10/14/2021 VIRTUAL: "I'm Not Done Yet!" - Seeing New Possibilities for Your Next Career PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/13/2021 NEW DATE: IN PERSON ONLY: Moving Through Change with Confidence PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/12/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
10/08/2021 VIRTUAL: Clifton StrengthsFinders GROUP Intensive Workshop PUBLIC
10/06/2021 IN PERSON ONLY: Over 40 and HIRED! PUBLIC WORKSHOP
10/05/2021 VIRTUAL INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
09/30/2021 VIRTUAL: Make the GIG Economy Work for You PUBLIC WORKSHOP
09/28/2021 VIRTUAL: New Beginnings: ONBOARDING - Your Next Transition PUBLIC WORKSHOP
09/21/2021 Your Step-by-Step Guide to An Impactful LinkedIn Profile PUBLIC WORKSHOP
09/20/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
09/13/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
09/10/2021 Strong Interest Inventory Assessment GROUP Intensive PUBLIC WORKSHOP
09/07/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
09/06/2021 CTC Closed Due to Holiday - Labor Day
09/01/2021 Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
08/23/2021 Need Retraining? MicroTrain presents: Apply for a Federal Training Grant PUBLIC WORKSHOP
08/23/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
08/16/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
08/12/2021 Re-energize your Job Search/Transition: Build in PLAY! PUBLIC WORKSHOP
08/09/2021 INFO SESSION - An Introduction to CTC Services
08/05/2021 Building Skills # 3 Networking: An Essential Tool for Career and Life PUBLIC WORKSHOP
06/27/2021 TEST PUBLIC WORKSHOP - For USER TESTING
06/26/2021 TEST Info Session - For USER TESTING
04/01/2021 Spring Gala


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

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software