How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: "Embracing the Economic Disruptions Ahead and Thriving As Our Industry Transforms"

  • 17 Nov 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

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Meeting Assets:
Join Us for Networking, Dinner and a Meeting Titled

How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path:
"Embracing the Economic Disruptions Ahead and Thriving As Our Industry Transforms"
 
Competency:
Career Management (Choices and Sustainability)

Who Should Attend? Those who...
  1. Want survive and thrive when faced with external forces, such as job loss or lifestyle changes
  2. Wish to fashion a truly satisfying a rewarding nontraditional career that leverages today's technological tools to meet the increasing business need for greater workforce flexibility 
  3. Those who want to understand the new workforce options available to them so they can better choose their own path (be it traditional, nontraditional, or a blend)

Whether you like it or not, business is changing. An ever increasing percentage of the workforce is composed of independent knowledge workers. Our industry is among those most strongly moving in that direction. There will continue to be regular employment opportunities, but those are becoming a smaller part of the mix. Companies are choosing instead to bring in expert talent in the areas they need, when they need it. This creates both risk and opportunity. The focus of this meeting is the opportunity to create a non-traditional path. However, the lessons learned would be invaluable should circumstances have that path choose you. Change is inevitable. It is those who best prepare and adapt to change that thrive in it.


Key Topics

  • Why people are drawn to nontraditional career paths
  • The benefits and challenges
  • Strategic factors to consider
  • Practical steps to a path forward

In today’s work world and increasingly in that of the future,
we can create meaningful and rewarding careers without depending on conventional employment where the nature of our work is defined by others.
  Instead we can develop different work components, such as consulting, teaching, writing, design, craft making, or contract work blended together to match our individual needs, and so create a fulfilling and practical vocation.


This is supported well by today’s technology and communication tools.  Taking a nontraditional path can be prompted by changing internal perspectives at various life stages, or by disruptive external events such as job loss.  In this session, we will highlight why, when, and how creating an inspiring and practical nontraditional career path can be valuable to you, and needed in the new and changing workplace landscape.


Come to this session and learn how to create a nontraditional career path.  Discover the new and exciting options available to you. The barriers to creating the work that you love have been replaced by your willingness to do it. This meeting will show you how.

You're invited. Join us!

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About the Presenter:...
Ron Elsdon
   

Dr. Ron Elsdon
Workforce Development
and Leadership Expert

Ron Elsdon is a founder of organizations in the career and workforce development fields and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in various sectors.  His published works include How to Build a Nontraditional Career Path: Embracing Economic Disruption (Praeger, 2014), editor of Business Behaving Well: Social Responsibility, from Learning to Doing (Potomac Books, Inc., 2013), editor of Building Workforce Strength: Creating Value through Workforce and Career Development (Praeger, 2010), and author of Affiliation in the Workplace: Value Creation in the New Organization (Praeger, 2003).  He holds a doctorate from Cambridge University and lives in Danville, California.

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The Registration Process

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  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.


The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $28
    Guest / Non Member Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30 pm Networking
  • 6:00 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 8:00 pm Meeting Adjourns /
    Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

Location

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park

12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Right on Alcosta Blvd (past the school and the fire station)
  • Turn right at the San Ramon Community Center and Park 
  • Parking is free

Directions on GoogleMaps

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park


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