WJCS Workshops Assist Women Seeking Jobs

WJCS Women-Helping-Women (W-H-W) continues to provide encouragement, information, resources and services for women seeking employment. Since 2010, W-H-W has reached nearly 400 women affected by the economic downturn with workshops to provide useful and practical information.

“Building Assets: Saving and Investing” was the topic addressed by Marcia Kaplan of Ameriprise Financial in Hartsdale, at a recent Focus Group at Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) in White Plains. Ms. Kaplan is a volunteer for the United Way Financial Education Program, which is designed to bring relevant financial information tailored to women. The focus group was part of Women-Helping-Women (WHW), a WJCS program offering free workshops to women who are seeking jobs.

Funded by the Leir Charitable Foundations, W-H-W will kick off a seven-part workshop series on March 6. Led by professionals from various fields, the workshops will cover topics including The New Rules of Networking, Jump Start Your Job Search and How to Manage Change in Your Career Path. Below is a list of these workshops along with details and information.


For more information, go to www.wjcs.com/whw-workshops. Registration is required for these workshops: contact W-H-W Director Lenore Rosenbaum at 761-0600 X308 or lrosenbaum@wjcs.com.


Spring 2012 Workshops to be held at WJCS Headquarters

845 North Broadway — White Plains, NY 10603


Tuesdays, March 6 & 20 9:30 – 11:30AM

Understanding Myself and My Career: Workshops about Natural Differences Using Myers-Briggs Type & Temperament (2-part workshop)

For 50+ years, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) has helped individuals and teams identify their gifts and strengths. It is a popular, historically validated and widely used assessment tools for career counseling, team building and understanding and managing relationships. In this 2-part series you will:

Learn what MBTI is, isn’t and dispel some common myths

Recognize the reasons for career or relationship conflicts

Understand your own needs and personality preference style, and how to use this to identify satisfying career options

Make important career decisions; unlock your potential to self-discovery and successful job-finding and career management


Tuesday, March 6 (Part 1)

Introduction to Type & Temperament

What is Type Theory, its history and why is it important? What is temperament?

Individual Benefits vs. Organizational Benefits of MBTI

Basic Assumptions Underlying Type Theory

Description of Each Preference and Self-Selection of Type

Homework: Take assessment online and bring results to March 20th session.

Linsey Levine, MS, President, Creating Conscious Career Paths & Connections


Wednesday, March 14 9:30 – 11:30AM

The New Rules of Networking: Develop Targeted Networking Messages That Get Results

Learn how to leverage the three Cs of successful networking: Confidence, Competence and Crystal Clarity. Participants also will have the opportunity to practice their networking messages and develop action plans to maintain focus and momentum throughout the networking process.

Rita Weiss, CEC, President/Founder of Pinnacle Consulting Services


Tuesday, March 20 9:30 – 11:30AM

Understanding Myself & My Career – (Part 2)

Group Feedback Session

A Look at the 16 types

Clarifying Type

What is Your Best Fit Type

Linsey Levine, MS, President, Creating Conscious Career Paths & Connections


Tuesday, March 27 9:30 – 11:30AM

Jump Start Your Job Search

Are you frustrated with your job search results? Feeling stuck, but not sure why? Wondering what, if anything you can do differently to regain job search momentum? If so, you won’t want to miss this info-rich workshop in which you will begin to identify exactly “what’s working and what isn’t” in your job search. Learn concrete action steps you can take to improve results. Also address the inner game/emotional aspects of the job search, as well as developing life-long career strategies.

Laura Powers, President, Powers Career Coaching, LLC


Thursday, March 29 9:30 – 11:30AM

How to Manage Change in your Career Path

Examine the issues related to changes in your career path and tools for dealing with them:

Sometimes change is thrust upon us

Sometimes we close ourselves to new experiences

Learn to respect and embrace your resistance to change

Begin the process of building confidence

Learn to cultivate optimism and gratitude

Frame the need for a job/career change as a gift of opportunity

Ettie Shapiro, LCSW, ACC, Coaching Results


Monday April 2 9:30 -11:30AM

Mindful Meditation & Stress Reduction Techniques to Overcome the Challenges of the Job Search

Learn MINDFULNESS stress reduction techniques to become centered and present as you deal with the CHALLENGES of the job search and related difficulties in the current economy.

Ruth Rosenblum, LCSW, WJCS’ Partners-in-Caring and Connect-to-Care, teacher and private psychotherapist


Wednesday, April 4 9:30 – 11:30AM

Making LinkedIn Work for You: Learn How to Grasp the Power & Potential of this Vital Asset to Enhance Your Job Search

Learn to build a better LinkedIn profile, discover features you did not know existed and be able to research companies and people like never before!

Brian Tietje, Strategic Account Executive, Corporate Solutions, LinkedIn



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