Darden Re-entering the Workforce Workshops
As a woman considering re-entry, you may be unsure of where to start your job search efforts. Darden Alumni Career Services has created this two-part workshop to help participants answer the questions “What do I want to do?” and “How do I get what I want?” Intended outcomes include identification and clarification of a re-entry objective, development of job search strategy, increased professional confidence, and expanded professional networks.
The workshop is offered at a very low cost (which includes materials and meals) at different times in various cities to make it convenient for women to attend the two five-hour sessions with a month between meetings. Connie English, Director of Alumni Career Services, facilitates and is available to coach participants after completion of the workshop. If you would like to arrange for the workshop to come to your city, please email us.
Next Re-entering the Workforce Workshop:
- A New Path (Harvard Business School) - Many professional women reach a pivotal point in their lives, often driven by the desire to reenter the workforce after taking time off or by the need to reenergize a career after working in the same field for several years. A program initially developed for HBS alumnae is now open to alumnae of other business schools. The weeklong executive education program is intended to not only help you redefine your career vision, but also facilitates your personal and professional growth. The cost for non HBS alumnae is $5,000.
- MomCorps - Specializes in high-level accounting, legal, marketing and IT services on a special project or contract basis. Offices in Charlotte, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
- Women @ Work Forums – Opportunity Knocks, Professional Connections, Inspiration Forums are all opportunities for women re-entering the workforce to increase their confidence, make networking connections and improve their positioning.
- Detours&OnRamps - This one day workshop format provides great educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more--whether you are considering going back to work full-time after having kids or never left, but are trying to make your career work for you AND your family...whether you've got a great idea for your own business, or want to help someone else with their big idea...whether you're looking to be able to spend more time with your family while maintaining a professional-level career (or even perhaps interested in spending LESS time with your family in a professional career!--especially if kids are getting older). Click on "Detours&OnRamps" for upcoming workshop dates and a discussion forum.
iRelaunch Return to Work Conference and other programs: Brought to you from the authors of the career reentry strategy book Back on the Career Track, the iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is a one day event where experienced professionals on career break and the employers interested in meeting them gather for a day of education and networking in a university setting. iRelaunch also runs small coaching groups and webinars for returning professionals.