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This roundtable discussion on the state of small businesses is hosted by AARP, Main Street America, the United States Hispanic Chamber (USHCC) and the Association of Women Business Centers. All are welcome to attend, but the speakers and the discussion will focus on how businesses and communities are responding to the COVID-19 crisis locally and regionally. During this event, you’ll hear from local and regional organizations on the work they are doing to support small businesses and communities.
For the first time in history, today’s workplaces are a meeting place for up to four generations. These multigenerational teams are proving more productive than single-generation teams. Even so, older workers continue to face age discrimination in the workplace, and the conventional mindset of retirement remains largely unchanged. In this session, experts from around the world will explore the growing interest in entrepreneurship after retirement and related questions: Do people really want to retire? How are their contributions to a multigenerational workforce being valued? And is entrepreneurship a realistic option for today’s older workers?
Program speakers include Mary J. Cronin, PhD, Research Professor at Boston College, a Board Member of Encore Boston Network and the Steering Committee of Founders Over 55. This free session is part of World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2020.
Remote. This presentation will be via Zoom. Zoom Link will be emailed to regisrants 24 hours ahead
The world of mentoring has shifted dramatically since the arrival of COVID-19 earlier this year. Face-to-face relationships, so much the norm up to that point, are being rearranged to allow for appropriate distancing. This is a chance to learn how three different youth organizations are approaching this challenge and what kinds of virtual volunteer and mentoring options new exist. Facilitated by Mass Mentoring Partnership. Participating organizations are Generations Incorporated in Boston, Partners for Youth With Disabilities, Somerville, and Big Brother Big Sisters of Hampshire County.
Hosted by the Newton Free Library, this program will feature Dr, Kendi, bestselling author and founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He will be interviewed by Dr. Brandon T. Crowley, pastor of the Myrtle Baptist Church in Newton. Part of an ongoing dialog about race and racism in Newton.
The recycling industry in America is under duress because of the limited markets worldwide that will buy our plastic waste. There is a worldwide glut. One of the solutions comes from online recyclers. What? Yes, online! A new concept is available called the Circular Economy used by companies like TerraCycle that are dedicated to Zero Waste. First and foremost, we can take a critical look at our own habits and RESIST and REDUCE getting single use plastics in the first place. Offered by Elder Action Network.
This is a virtual event. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours in advance of the event.
This conversation is the fourth in a series on racial justice. Join Mary Gunn and Simone McNitt, director of the Encore Staffing Network at Vantage Aging in Cleveland. This question comes out of our last conversation about Robin DiAngelo‘s book, White Fragility, and encourages us to explore more deeply the advantages our culture offers to whites and what that means for those who don‘t share those advantages. We‘ll also hear the perspectives of persons of color on this same question.
Angel Investors are an attractive route for encore entrepreneurs to get early-stage funding and build strategic relationships to fuel long term growth. Join us to learn the basics of pitching to angels and making connections, with plenty of time for your questions and virtual networking! Offered by Founders Over 55 Club, part of AGENCY at CIC, innovations for living longer and aging better.
Practice makes perfect! In this highly competitive job market, you want to be ready to ace your upcoming interview. With the pandemic, the vast majority of companies are using a virtual approach for interviews. Interviewing on a virtual platform adds unique challenges beyond face-face interviews. This workshop will provide you with the practice you need to perfect your answers to common interview questions and get feedback from observers. Offered by 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group. Contact Susan Kelly at email@example.com about registration questions.
Virtual Webinar. You will receive a Zoom invite 24 hours ahead of time
If you’re wondering whether LinkedIn is critical for your next job search, the answer is yes! Join us for this webinar on how to leverage LinkedIn to find professional opportunities, grow your connections, and be searchable online (whether you‘re currently working or not). We‘ll review key profile areas, ideas for content, networking tactics, and how to use the platform to emphasize the skills you want to use in your next role. Presented by Leanne Rodd, Director of Talent for FlexProfessionals.
Hear George Kinder, the father of financial life planning, talk about his latest book that challenges us to imagine a different world in the future and question our current habits and behaviors as well as our societal structures and systems. Conference call offered by Dori Mintzer‘s Revolutionize Your Retirement. Registration open one week in advance.
Hear Wendy Marx discuss her latest book, Thriving at 50+. The book reveals how to find purpose and revitalize your career and life for your next act, as well as how to confront ageism in the workplace. Conference call offered by Dori Mintzer‘s Revolutionize Your Retirement. Registration open one week in advance.
Louise Aronson, a geriatrician and professor of medicine at UCSF, will discuss her bestselling and award-winning book. She uses stories from her work and “draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither a nightmare nor utopian fantasy–rather a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage and hope about aging, medicine and humanity itself.” Conference call offered by Dori Mintzer‘s Revolutionize Your Retirement. Register one week in advance.
Richard Leider, a pioneer in the purpose movement and preeminent executive coach, will discuss his work in the context of our times. He is the author of 11 books, which include the award-winning Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose. His newest book, with David Shapiro, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? The Art of Aging on Purpose, will be published in Spring 2021. Conference call offered by Dori Mintzer‘s Revolutionize Your Retirement. Register one week in advance.