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Unique and effective employment resources.

Our Work Search Roundtable & NetWork 2 NewWork events help you sustain your career & employers find talent!

Work Search Roundtables: team-focused help to find work and stay employable!

04-28-2016

 

These sessions make them the longest, continuously meeting job clubs and support groups in West Michigan–-8000+ have attended sessions–-at two locations on different days of the week.  The sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving, and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. 

Several TV and radio stations as well as The Grand Rapids Press reported on these weekly events during the past decade, including WOOD-TV 8.  Since the fall of 2001 these events have met weekly for two hours at local sites in metro Grand Rapids. 

A third weekly event, at Spring Arbor University's Grand Rapids learning site on Tuesdays, merged with the Thursday one (see below) in April 2014 to relocate it to downtown Grand Rapids at Westminster Presbyterian Church, giving more people easier access to the event throughout the West Michigan region.  The Wednesday event at St. Robert of Newminster in Ada have been meeting every other week since the fall of 2010.

Those who participate in Roundtables and the NetWork 2 NetWork events can also join the LinkedIn group, NetWork 2 NewWork (NW2NW).

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=> WEDNESDAY every other week, 9:30-11:30 am EaRN Affiliate St Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, Michigan.  The meeting is in the Parish Adult Lounge. See their site or call them, http://www.strobertchurch.org/, (616) 676-nine111 for more information, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (616) 446-one873 (c), weitzelwj (at) aol.com.  Dates we meet in 2016: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 17; Mar 2, 16, 30; Apr 13, 27; May 11, 25; Jun 8, 22; Jul 6, 20; Aug 3, 17, 31; Sep 14, 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 9, 22 (Tuesday); Dec 7, 21.

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=> THURSDAY every week, 9:00-11:00 am, at EaRN Affiliate Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids, 47 Jefferson SE (except major holidays on Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, and when New Year’s is a Thursday).  For more information, contact Westminster, (616) 456-one456, or email beckyw (a) wpcgr.org. Their website is http://westminstergr.org/.

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Other resources include:

Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (east off Northland Drive) provides one-on-one coaching and counsel (by appointment)  for those in work search transition. More information is available at their website, http://www.bhbconline.org/supportgroups, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Jeff Geshel, (616) 866-three556, jeff (at) atlascoast.com.

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The EaRN ministry continues to focus on “helping people find work and stay employable”, and look for churches, interested individuals, and non-profits interested in learning how to develop, launch and facilitate EaRN ministry which could include a Work Search Roundtable.  More information about EaRN can be found at http://www.earn-network.org/, or contact Ken (6 1 6) 5 2 8 - 0 4 4 3, ksoper (at) earn-network.org.

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02-21-2016

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“LASAR Connect: Create a ‘matrix’ to get what you (and others) want”

St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 4-Mile & East Beltline NE

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

Networking: why do some people love it, and others detest it? Some people would even banish the word ‘networking’, substituting it with ‘connecting’ or ‘webbing’ or even ‘matrixing’.

Come join us to learn why the order-of-action in networking plays a central and very critical role whether or not one’s networking is fruitful, or just frustrating efforts leading to dead ends. Mat Raedle will share with us what he’s learned from his work in financial advising and sales that’s important for all of us to learn and apply to be a successful networker, being a connector and a node in a powerful and relationship building web.

Put the event on your calendar, today!  RSVP and more details at www.nw2nw.org/events.

NetWork 2 NewWork: "Keep Calm and SWOT Yourself", Tuesday, January 19, 2016

12-31-2015

 

Annually we all make resolutions of one kind or another, especially at the New Year…even Captain Kirk.  Actually achieving them?  Well, that’s another matter, isn’t it?

Join us for NetWork 2 NewWork on Tuesday, January 19th, 5:00-8:00 pm, at St. Adalbert’s Church, to “SWOT yourself”, a guided look at your professional and personal milestones in light of your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.  The outcome will kickstart your plans for 2016 to help you meet your goals during the coming year.

The presenters are Toni Todd, MA (Testing Coordinator, Grand Valley State University), and Ken Soper, MDiv, MA (Master Career Counselor, EaRN Employment and Resource Network).

 

More information and the "red button" to RSVP is at www.nw2nw.org.