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    Repurposing Your Career Blurb

    Date: July 28, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Virtual via Zoom
    In person: Radisson, 605 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58501
    Lunch: $14.00
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    July 28, 2020 Virtual or In-person

    Regular business meeting with lunch in person 12:00-12:30pm. Speaker presentation 12:30pm-1:30pm.

    *Please note the time change from our regular schedule.

    This will be following the Workforce Summit put on by the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.

    For information on how to register for the Summit please click here.

    Speaker: Robin Thorstenson, SHRM-CP (Talent Acquisition Manager)

    Repurpose Your Career

    Riddle me this: An art college admissions rep, a museum volunteer coordinator and a strategic planning facilitator walked into a bar. How many drinks did the bartender pour? The answer is one because they are all the same person. In her career, Robin Thorstenson has held 20 positions with 13 different employers in 6 different industries, ranging from nonprofits to healthcare to manufacturing. She’s mastered the art of repurposing her career and is ready to share the steps leading to a successful reinvention. If you’re considering a pivot, still deciding what you want to be when you grow up or planning an encore, this session will help you find the path to a place where you’ll thrive.

    Session Objectives:

    •             Share that repurposing is not damaging to success and a growing trend

    •             Share the one question that will identify a new career

    •             Provide strategies to bridge gaps in qualifications or skills necessary for new career

    •             Share how to translate transferable skills for prospective employers

    •             Highlight how networks provide momentum in the career change

    In-person Meeting Information:

    Where: Radisson, 605 East Broadway Avenue, Bismarck, ND, 58501

    For lunch please RSVP by Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 By clicking here.

    The In person meeting will meet COVID guidelines:

    •          Appropriate spacing with seating to allow for social distancing.
    •          Cleaning of the tables and chairs will be done between the sessions prior.
    •          A box lunch will be provided at the cost. This information is provided in the RSVP link       above.

    No additional will be available beyond the RSVP count in advance.

    Virtual meeting option:

    To register in advance for this meeting Click Here. 

    Participants will be able to log in virtually ten minutes prior to the speaker presentation.


    This program has been submitted for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

    This program has been submitted for 1.0 hour of professional development credit from the Society for Human Resource (SHRM).