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Day 3: Career

November 7, 8:30AM-2:00PM

How to plan an intentional career path

A career development path provides you with an ongoing mechanism to enhance the skills and knowledge that can lead to mastery of your current job, promotions, and new or different positions. Together, we will set next-level career goals and develop a simple, straightforward path for getting you there. Participants will walk away with a personal development plan that includes timeframes, training needs, and trusted advisors to guide you on along your career journey.  

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate Your Current Situation

  • Construct a Timeline for Growth

  • Develop a Self-Management Plan

  • Prepare for Transition

Time: 9:00AM-10:30AM

Speaker: Kris McGuigan, MBA, BCC, ACRW, President, Professional Courage

Building and Leveraging an effective networking strategy for professional and personal success

Anyone is a well-timed contact from a resource who could make all the difference in personal or professional success. Whether it’s a job, volunteer opportunity, sale or professional connection, your network – and how you interact with that network - matters. How you most effectively and strategically make connections and build “give and take” relationships can help you build an engaged and supportive culture around you and others in your circle. In this session, you’ll learn the ways you can enhance your networking skills to find success in our small, big city.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Build a strategic and effective network

  • Identify strategies to meaningfully connect with team members at work and in the community

  • Understand methods to build and maintain “give and take” relationships in your network

Time: 10:40AM-12:10PM

Speaker: Maria Spangler, JD/MPA, Director, Community Engagement, The Sherwin-Williams Company

crafting a work/life balance

What does a "real" work and life balance mean? There’s no one size fits all answer. It all depends on the person, situation and point in one’s life. Regardless of if you’re single, a parent, responsible for taking care of a loved one or everything in between, this session will feature a panel of area leaders from diverse backgrounds to discuss how to improve productivity, relationships and stress management to create a work/life balance for your unique needs.

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Define what goals you have for work/life balance

  • Plan what work/life balance will look like for you at different stages in your career

  • Identify strategies to manage stress and overcommitment

Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM


  • Teresa Metcalf Beasley, Member & Chair, Public Law Practice Group, McDonald Hopkins, LLC

  • Edward L. Stockhausen, Chief Advancement Officer, Open Doors Academy

  • Lisa Zone, Managing Director, Dix & Eaton

  • Moderator - Christina Capadona-Schmitz, Vice President and Director of Marketing and Communications, Oswald Companies