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WITI San Diego Regional Network
"Strategically Managing Your Career"

Thursday, June 9, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Strategically Managing Your Career": Join us as our panel of industry experts explore the timely topic of how to manage your career strategically and effectively in today's still evolving marketplace.

Many business professionals make the 'mistake' of discontinuing their personal networking once they achieve a new position. Often, they do not plan for, or take into account, the life cycles of companies or the fluctuations in the economy, and may find themselves seeking employment sooner than planned. Without advance planning or constant personal marketing, they find themselves in a stressful life situation and wonder how to jump start the process of finding another job.

Our panel consists of a search firm representative, a representative from a company that provides global career management services, and an individual from industry who has recently been in the market for a new position. They will share experiences and discuss the following:

--The importance of personal 'marketing' networking;
--Career development objectives;
--How to effectively search for a new position;
--How to handle the job, or career, transition phases effectively;
--and more.

A lively Q&A discussion with the audience will follow the panel discussion.

About Our Speaker(s)


Jennifer Colwell
Senior Account Manager
Eastridge InfoTech

Fred Dawn
Lee Hecht Harrison-San Diego

Kathleen Robinson
Vice President, Director of Professional Services
Lee Hecht Harrison-San Diego

Bio of Kathleen Robinson, Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison:

Kathleen is a Vice President and the Director of Professional Services in the San Diego office of Lee Hecht Harrison. She brings extensive career management and organizational development experience to her work with executives. Kathleen has consulted with individuals and organizations in a wide range of industries including high technology, manufacturing, and business service firms.

Kathleen's special focus is executive coaching and development. Her strength is in the integration of her counseling background and skill in the assessment process with her business knowledge and experience. She blends an in-depth understanding of interpersonal issues with a practical application to business needs and goals.

Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison, she spent over twenty years in leadership development, organizational consulting and management roles in entrepreneurial companies and non-profit organizations. She has had responsibilities in training, customer service, account management, and sales.

Kathleen has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master's of Social Work degree, and is a licensed counselor. She has completed numerous certification and training programs in individual and organizational assessment instruments. She is a member of Professional Coach & Mentors Association, Society for Human Resource Management and American Society for Training & Development. Kathleen is a guest speaker on career and organizational issues at various professional organizations.

Bio of Fred Dawn, Vice President, Lee Hecht Harrison:

As a Vice President in Lee Hecht Harrison’s San Diego office, Fred serves primarily in a consulting capacity. He works with a wide variety of individual candidates, with a particular emphasis on senior executives, providing counseling and guidance in their career transition. Fred’s broad business background, including personally experiencing a “downsizing,” allows him to relate exceptionally well to clients at all levels. He was an executive in the banking industry where he served in such capacities as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Credit Officer prior to transitioning into the career management field. In these assignments, he served on the bank’s executive leadership committee with specific responsibility for management of a multi office branch system, leading all marketing activities and the hiring and career development of numerous key officers. He has a total of ten years of experience in the outplacement industry including nine with LHH. Fred holds a B.A. degree from Drake University. Fred is active in the business community including San Diego Venture Group, MIT Forum, and the Corporate Directors Forum. Additionally, he has been selected to serve on several Harvard Business School panels focused on career management and the transition process.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at:

    Avanir Pharceuticals Conference Center
    11404 Sorrento Valley Road
    San Diego, California 92121

Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Partner(s)

Lee Hecht Harrison

With over 240 offices in 36 countries, Lee Hecht Harrison is the global
performance leader in career management and leadership consulting,
maximizing organizational success through services that connect people
to work, increase career effectiveness and develop superior leaders. For
more information about the company and our recent research on HR topics,
please visit www.LHH.com.

Eastridge Infotech

Eastridge Infotech is recognized as a leader in the technology staffing industry. With more than 30 years of placement experience integrating talented people with top companies, our recruiting team places hundreds of information technology professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire positions each year.

Our goal is to provide lasting value to our clients and candidates and build strong relationships. This dedication has provided the foundation for Eastridge Infotech's astounding growth over the last decade - from one office to multiple locations in California, and Nevada.

Eastridge Infotech is one of 10 divisions of The Eastridge Group of Staffing Companies. Founded in 1971 and headquartered in San Diego, The Eastridge Group is the largest privately held staffing firm in Southern California and Nevada. Each year, The Eastridge Group places thousands of candidates in temporary and direct-hire positions across a variety of industries. The company employs approximately 200 full-time staff members in more than a dozen offices. For more information about The Eastridge Group or its divisions, visit www.eastridge.com.

Bio of Jennifer Colwell, Eastridge Infotech:

Jennifer Colwell is a Senior Account Manager in the Information Technology practice of Eastridge InfoTech in San Diego. Her extensive background has been in selling IT consulting, contract, and direct hire staffing services.
Prior to Eastridge, Jennifer served as Branch Manager for RHI Consulting in San Diego. She managed a $10M practice, which provided IT and Senior Finance and Accounting professionals on a consulting basis to “C” level executives.
Jennifer consults with her clients on defining their hiring objectives and understanding their technology initiatives. She provides insight to her clients as to what the market is bearing when it comes to technology and salary trends. Then provides the highest caliber of talent to her customers to meet those staffing objectives. Jennifer provides career management and counseling on an on-going basis. Jennifer obtained a BA in Sociology and has a Marketing Minor from the University of Cincinnati.

She has achieved several top sales awards, has been in many leadership roles, which has given her the opportunity to mentor and coach her staff. Jennifer is also on the Board of several professional networking affiliations in San Diego: NDIA, AeA, and HDI.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey/(858-344-3825) ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.