Experience 2020: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone with the Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Being comfortable with getting uncomfortable takes practice. To succeed in your professional life, you have to step outside your comfort zone to take on a new challenge or learn a new task. You don’t have to do something as drastic as hiking the Appalachian Trail, but learning how to take on a new role and put one foot in front of each other is enough!

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Experience 2020: Women in Leadership

Some of the best conversations come when we can ask questions and share experiences. Join our indoor “fireside chat” and hear candid stories of the challenges, successes, and failures of these strong leaders as they have grown through their careers. These leaders have been through a variety of life experiences, industries, and careers and they are ready to share some insights with you!

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Experience 2020: You Have the Degree, Now You Need (the Right) Experience: Help!

Do you wonder what the path looks like to your dream job? In the real world, your GPA and major don’t always equate to immediate success.

Hiring managers say that experience is the most important element in getting a job BUT how do you get that experience? Empower yourself with a roadmap of networking and experience tactics to get on the quick path to success.

Get tips from Alex Strathdee and Rishav Khanal, founders of the Practically Passionate podcast where they interviewed individuals who had taken different paths in life. This included the likes of Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of the Super Bowl and Sunday Night Football, and even Tamar Greene who plays George Washington in the theatre production of Hamilton.

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Experience 2020: What Do You Meme Meeting Facilitation

As young leaders, the best impression you can make to your leadership is to run an effective meeting. Managers and leaders are running from meeting to meeting, many of which they leave wondering why they were even attending. Meeting facilitation can be crucial to your early leadership opportunities and growth.

This breakout session will give you an insider’s look at some of the most successful (and not so successful) meetings that Kristen Gorman, MHA, PMP, CPPS has facilitated at Carilion Clinic. She will use her experience and some funny memes to explore this challenging topic. Additionally, you will practice and walk away with some hands-on tips to start using next week at work.

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Experience 2020: Grow Your Career with Your Current Company

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How can you grow your career if your company isn’t growing? Growing your career doesn’t necessarily mean exiting your current company. You can create learning opportunities for yourself and gain management experience without having to leave, even if your company doesn’t appear to have growth opportunities. Craig Floyd will offer advice on how to proactively advance your career from your current position.

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Experience 2020: How to Up Your Game on Nutrition

How do you fuel your body for success?

Intuitive eating sports dietitian, former college athlete, mother of twins, and business owner, Jennie Zabinsky will share practical nutrition tips for work and play. It’s time to see what eating looks like that’s focused on nourishment, pleasure, practicality, and living your best life.

You’ll leave the session “How to Up Your Game on Nutrition: Practical Performance Nutrition to Fuel Your Busy Life” with ideas on how to eat right for your lifestyle.

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Experience 2020: Passion Forward

Whether on social media, IRL, or in personal/professional relationships, your brand is what announces who you are, what you do and how well you do it, how you work, what lights your fire, and what you believe in. It is how you envision yourself, but also how people, potential business prospects, clients, and partners see and experience you.

Mirna Valerio (aka The Mirnavator) will use her career trajectory as a framework for the discovery of your “story” and the ability to identify your personal brand.

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