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Shifting Gears Information Session Slides August 2010

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  • Ask attendees to introduce themselves, how did you hear about the program and why you are here.
  • Plastic bottles & shopping bags
  • Newspapers & gift boxes
  • Careers – engineers – teachers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, etc.
  • Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and International Trade Administration; Advocacy-funded research by Kathryn Kobe, 2007 ( www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs299tot.pdf ) and CHI Research, 2003 ( www. sba.gov/advo/research/rs225tot.pdf ); Federal Procurement Data System; U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and International Trade Administration; Advocacy-funded research by Kathryn Kobe, 2007 ( www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs299tot.pdf ) and CHI Research, 2003 ( www. sba.gov/advo/research/rs225tot.pdf ); Federal Procurement Data System; U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Reference: p. 8, Bolles, What Color Is Your Parachute? 2009 Edition. Sensei Change Associates, LLC & SPARK Ann Arbor
  • Reference: p. 32-34, Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute? 2009 Edition. Other worst ways: 8% places where employers pick out workers such as union halls 12% civil service exams 12% former teachers or professors 14% state or federal employment service office Life changing job hunt requires: 1. Clear assessment and articulation of one’s own values, skills, experience, knowledge, and competencies; what you know and what you don’t know Understanding the employers’ environment and perspective Connecting the dots between what you offer and what is needed and wanted by small business employers Sensei Change Associates, LLC & SPARK Ann Arbor
  • Reference: p. 32-34, Bolles, What Color is Your Parachute? 2009 Edition. Other worst ways: 8% places where employers pick out workers such as union halls 12% civil service exams 12% former teachers or professors 14% state or federal employment service office Life changing job hunt requires: 1. Clear assessment and articulation of one’s own values, skills, experience, knowledge, and competencies; what you know and what you don’t know Understanding the employers’ environment and perspective Connecting the dots between what you offer and what is needed and wanted by small business employers Sensei Change Associates, LLC & SPARK Ann Arbor
  • When asked: What elements did you find indispensable in the Shifting Gears program? “ One on one discussion opportunities; mock interviews, gaining insight into what small businesses are doing, benefit of the structure, how they paid, etc.. – great learning!”
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    • 1. New Economy Career Development Program Information Session Created and Designed by Sensei Change Associates, LLC
    • 2. Agenda
      • Welcome and Introductions
      • New Economy Career Development
      • Career Transitions
      • Shifting Gears Program
      • Application Process
    • 3. 1. Welcome & Introductions
      • For professionals who want a bridge between past achievements and future growth opportunities with innovative small companies!
    • 4. 1. Introductions
      • Shifting Gears Leadership Team
      • Diana J. Wong , Program Designer & Instructor
        • (CEO & President, Sensei Change Associates, LLC)
      • Barbara Koenig , Lead Facilitator & Career Coach
        • (COO, Sensei Change Associates, LLC)
      • Local Partners
    • 5. 1. Introductions
      • Shifting Gears Advisory Board
      • Rick Snyder, CEO Ardesta LLC
      • Mark Ouimet, Washtenaw County Commissioner
      • Trenda Rusher, Executive Director Washtenaw County Michigan Works/etcs
      • Ken Nisbet, U-M Technology Transfer Executive Director
      • LeAnn Auer, Michigan Venture Capital Association Executive Director
      • Wes Huffstutter, U-M Technology Transfer
      • Marti Welsch, M3 Strategies
      • Amy Cell, Ann Arbor SPARK Talent Enhancement Managing Director
    • 6. 2 . Career Development in the New Economy
      • In search of new directions. . .
      • “ Fire in the belly” to make a value-added difference that grows a business;
      • Discontented professional talent in search of opportunities and challenges;
      • Proven track record of experience and educational achievements;
    • 7. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
    • 8. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
    • 9. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
    • 10. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
      • 2009 15.4 million US adults unemployed
      • Unemployment rate:
      • 10% US
      • 15.2% Michigan
      • 28.2% Detroit
    • 11. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
      • Small businesses….
      • created 979,102 net new jobs, or 78.9% in 2007)
      • represent 99.7% of all employer firms
      • • generated 60-80% of net new jobs annually from1997 to 2007)
      • • hired 40% of high tech workers (scientists, engineers, software)
      • produced13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms
    • 12. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
      • Large Organizational Workplace Environments
      • support staff and teams
      • resource availability
      • buffer for individual decisions
      • bureaucratic hierarchy
      • formal policies and procedures
      • increasing status with career advancement
      • Results in. . .
      • in-depth expertise with knowledge, skills, and abilities
      • “ corporate baggage” or “corporate HANGOVER”
    • 13. 2. Career Development in the New Economy
      • Small Business
      • Workplace Environments
      • dynamic and chaotic
      • innovative
      • fast-paced
      • difficulty of adapting
      • ambiguous
      • Founder Syndrome
      • Results in. . .
      • developing presence
      • learning how to learn fast
      • rapid experiments for growth opportunities
    • 14. 3. Career Transitions
      • Recycle career assets to renew careers for opportunities in growth sectors such as small business
      Knowledge and Skills Multiple Practice Opportunities Professional Network Connections Personalized Career Development
    • 15. 3. Career Transitions Job Seekers’ Tactics BUT employers’ often hire new employees in the reverse order of preference
    • 16.
      • 5 Worst Ways
      • 4-10% internet job postings, higher for specialized IT postings
      • 7% random mass mailings of resume
      • 7% responding to job ads in professional or trade journals
      • 5-24%, answering local newspaper ads, higher for lower skilled positions
      • 5-28%, using private employment agencies, higher for women (27.8%)
      3. Career Transitions
    • 17. 3. Career Transition
      • Shift career strategies to optimize opportunities for career renewal by. . .
      . . .reframing what you offer and HOW you offer your career assets. . .
    • 18.
      • 5 Best Ways
      • 33% job leads from family, friends, and local community career centers;
      • 47.9% knocking on doors of employers; 7X better than mailing resume
      • 69% targeted phone calls to employers
      • 84% job clubs with other job hunters in network group
      • 86% Life changing job hunt – eg. Shifting Gears!!!
      3. Career Transitions
    • 19. 4. Shifting Gears Program
      • The Shifting Gears program facilitates career development and strategies to transition professionals from large organizations to opportunities in growth sectors such as small businesses. . .
      • HOW. . .???
    • 20. 4. Shifting Gears Program
    • 21. 4. Shifting Gears Program – Career Transformation Assessment
      • Ambiguity
      • Problem solving orientation
      • Ability to lead change
      • Leadership style
      • Self-confidence for career transformation
    • 22. 1 st Gear: Retool
      • 1st Gear: Retool Career Portfolios
        • Session #1: Career Transitions With Small Business Skills
        • Career transition tools, creating professional networks, and
        • Mixer for Mentors
        • Session #2: Small Business Skills
        • Part 1 – Understanding entrepreneurial growth businesses,
        • continuous improvement, and supply chain management
        • Session #3: Small Business Skills
        • Part 2 - Managing scarce resources and marketing essentials
        • Session #4: Business Levers
        • Competitive business strategies leadership and teams;
        • Internship Mixer
    • 23. 2 nd and 3 rd Gears
      • 2nd Gear: Test Trials
      • 3-day intensive Small Business Growth Simulation
      • Simulation After Action Review
      • Internship - 2 week pro-bono internship with start-up business
      • I nternship After Action Review
      • Mock job interviews following internship completion
      • 3rd Gear: Launch Readiness
      • Celebration & graduation
      • Post-program network
    • 24. 4. Shifting Gears Program
      • Program Elements:
      • Career assessments/professional coaching sessions
      • 10 days of workshops
      • Weekly peer networking sessions
      • Mentors who are small business leader
      • 3-day small business simulation
      • Leadership Development assessment (360)
      • Professional networking events
      • 2 week/80 hour internship
      • Small business case studies
      • Guest speakers – career transformers, small business owners/employers, resource support, etc.
      • Career assessments/feedback sessions
      • Mock job interviews
      • Feedback for resume development
    • 25. 4. Shifting Gears Program – Participating Companies
      • A123 Systems
      • Accuri
      • Adaptive Materials
      • ApoLife, Inc.
      • Barracuda
      • Bauer Controls
      • CieloMed
      • CircleBuilder.com
      • Climate Technologies
      • Compendia
      • Creative Change Associates
      • Current Motor
      • Dexter Research Center, Inc.
      • DTE Energy
      • Energy Technology Corporation
      • eVjump
      • Factotem
      • Gale
      • Company
      • POLY
      • QE2 Productions
      • RealKidz
      • Recellular
      • Reveal Saphran
      • Sheperd Systems
      • Solohill
      • SRT
      • Sunfield Consulting
      • Supply55
      • Switchback
      • Thomson Reuters
      • TMJ Pain Solutions
      • Trossen HR
      • Velesco
      • Vertabase
      • Xoran
      • Yeo and Yeo
      • GDI
      • HealthCure
      • Hygieia
      • Interclean Equipment
      • KnowledgeWatch
      • LanguageFun
      • Lighthouse Consulting
      • Logic Solutions
      • Meadowlark
      • MedElephant
      • Menlo Innovations
      • Merrill Lynch
      • MyBuys
      • Nancocerox
      • Nibode LLC
      • NSF
      • NuStep
      • Phimation
      • Phire Branding
    • 26. 4. Shifting Gears Program – Career Asset Value (ROI)
      • Re-framing the value of your career assets
      • High quality feedback for professional development
      • Networking with key small business leaders who want to grow their companies
      • Mentoring with highly connected business leaders
      • Opportunity for low risk ‘try out’ in a small business environment
      • Increased probability for success in career transformation to help grow a small business
      • Increased attractiveness to growing small businesses
    • 27. 4. Shifting Gears Program
      • CAREER OUTCOMES
      • Trends from four different cohorts since the start of the program in Spring, 2009:
        • after 3 months – 50% of cohort landing
        • after 6 months – 75% of cohort landing
        • after 9 months – 75-85%* of cohort landing
      • * Some participants choose to pursue alternative paths such as remaining with employer, return to school or training programs, non-profit work, etc.
    • 28. 5. Application Process
      • Attend a Program Orientation
      • Shifting Gears Program Information and Application Form available from www.AnnArborUSA.org/shiftinggears
      • Application Form & Resume
      • Submit Application Form, Resume and fee to SPARK
      • Online Career Transformation Assessment
      • Professional Career Coaching session
    • 29. Pre-Program Professional Career Coaching Agenda
      • Review Career Transformation Assessment results
      • Identify Strengths and Opportunities for development
      • Discuss career changes and the Shifting Gears Program
      • Review expectations for Shifting Gears Program
      • Start creating Career Transformation Action Plan and bring to session one of Shifting Gear Program
      • Agree on next steps
      • Reflections and feedback on session
    • 30. You and Small Businesses
      • Essays
      • What are your reasons and motivating factors for participating in the Shifting Gears: Career Transformations for Small Business Growth program?
      • Discuss the knowledge, skills, abilities and related experiences that you can contribute to supporting the growth of small business enterprises. Please provide specific examples and include any unique qualities or accomplishments about yourself that is not easily identifiable in your resume.
      • Describe your expectations of working in a small business environment and the adaptations you would need to make to be successful.
    • 31. Contact Information
      • Barb Koenig, COO, Sensei Change barbkoenig2010@gmail.com
      • Sue Mielnik, c: 313-617-3780
      • [email_address]
    • 32. Q & A

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