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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!

Emotional Intelligence: the 'hard' softskill for career success

05-01-2016

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“Emotional Intelligence:

the required ‘hard’ softskill for career success”

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.



Emotional Intelligence: why do some people have it in abundance, and others don't? In a changing workplace and labor market, having IQ isn't enough--you need EQ even more so.

Come join us this Wednesday evening, May 25th, for the NW2NW event to learn about the elements of EQ, Emotional Intelligence, and how you can go about developing it more to improve your daily interactions and success in the workplace, and how healthy EQ can help sustain your career and life goals. Lorraine Medici, a certified EQ trainer, will share with us what she’s learned and advises from her work with EQ coaching and training.

We gather for NetWork 2 NewWork on Wednesday, May 25th, 5:00-8:00 pm, at Express Employment Professionals' new office, 1760 - 44th St SW, in Chateau Centre Shopping Plaza. Sign in any time 5-6 pm with networking and refreshments, Lorraine's presentation 6-7 pm, and further networking 7-8 pm. Afterwards, fans of craft brews can continue their networking next door at the brand new Kitzingen Brewery.

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.