Road Map for Career Transition, Tuesday September 13, 2011

During the Session we refer to the Road Map for Career Transition Handout.  It is available for download Here.

GO! Network member Cheryl Cavins, speaks of a one-page profile she developed.  It is available here as an example.

Road Map for Career Transition

GO! Network has a unique approach to understanding career transition. Geared for professionals like you, in the coming weeks we’ll have sessions on interviewing, networking, social media, personal assessment, and health & wellness, along with Brown Bag Lunches and Workshops on personal web design, problem solving, and developing resumes.

But what does the whole “career transition” process look like? Is there is a plan, a road map to follow? The short answer is “Yes” and on Tuesday we’ll explore the components to a successful career transition. From taking time to mourn the loss of your job, to negotiating your next great challenge, there are critical points along the way that can set you up for success!

About Our Presenters:

Roni Chambers and David Greenwalt serve as the leadership team of GO! Network.

Prior to joining GO! Network, Roni Chambers spent the past 20+ years working for Anheuser-Busch InBev, in many different capacities. She first joined their Legal Department when Anheuser-Busch purchased the Sea World Theme Parks in 1989, and relocated to St. Louis in 1991. In 2000 Roni transitioned her work at Anheuser-Busch to Human Resources where she worked as the Associate Director of Diversity, and finally Director of Human Resources for the Commercial Division which included a time supporting the Wholesaler Operations Division and the last seven years of her career supporting the Sales Division. Within the Sales Division she oversaw the recruiting and staffing activities and the performance management, training and development, and succession planning initiatives.

Before joining GO! Network, David Greenwalt spent over 25 years serving governmental, healthcare, and industrial entities in sales, management, and consulting roles. During his career, David has built a consulting practice from ground-up for an international appraisal firm; coordinated regional cross-selling initiatives for a rapidly growing national business services firm; executed a multitude of successful consulting assignments; and developed lasting relationships with contacts and referral sources. Clients included local school districts, university & healthcare systems, and municipal, county, and state governments. An expert in valuing special use facilities, his projects have been as diverse as water and wastewater plants nationally known convention centers, sports arenas, international airports, and state capitols.

Roni & David have been tasked with building GO! Network into a sustainable organization to support dislocated professionals in St. Louis. And a part of their efforts included the development of a Career Transition Road Map for Professionals.


8:00 – 9:00 am Complimentary Breakfast and Networking

8:15 – 8:50 am New Member Orientation

9:00 – 11:30 am Road Map for Career Transition

12:00 – 1:30 pm Brown Bag Lunch Series – What’s Working for You?  facilitated by Tom Teasdale

1:00 – 3:30 pm Introduction to LinkedIn