Free Workshop: “Mastering the Job Search”

District 10 is pleased to present a special FREE workshop for Toastmasters who are looking for employment!

When: Saturday, November 7, 2015 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Solon Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139, Meeting Room.

Cost: FREE!

Special Restrictions: Seating is limited! You MUST have a reserved seat and MUST be a member of Toastmasters International. To register contact Lisa Newburger at

Bring a resume and pen to this interactive workshop.


9:30 am – 9:35 am – Opening remarks by Lisa Newburger

9:35 am – 10:05 am Kris McGuigan’s presentation on resume writing (details below)

10:05 am – 10:35 am Nancy Temple’s presentation on Interviewing (details below)

10:35 am – 11:10 am Beth Vidmar’s presentation on networking (details below)

11:10 am – 11:20 am Break

11:20 am – 11:40 am Breakout Sessions

11:40 am – 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Breakout Sessions

12:20 pm – 12:30 pm Wrap up. Evaluations completed by attendees.

Special Presentations

Mastering the Art of Resume Writing – How to Write a Resume That Gets Results

Kris McGuigan

This session will provide you with the do’s and don’ts of a do-it-yourself resume. You will learn the tricks of the trade developed by professional resume writers to land your resume on the top of the pile. Common pitfalls and frequently asked questions will also be addressed. During the breakout session, attendees will have the opportunity to have their resume reviewed by a member of the National Resume Writers’ Association.

Kris McGuigan believes that strength and confidence are the catalyst to professional growth. She prides herself on relentless resilience and approaches life with an attitude of abundance. Kris is grateful that her broad and inspiring background allows her to be an agent for significant change and advancement in the professional development of others.

Throughout her life, Kris has been engaged in the study of human potential and behavioral change. She graduated from Hiram College with a degree in organizational behavior and went on to obtain an MBA from the Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

The early stages of Kris’ career were spent cultivating relationships within the non-profit sector. She supported fundraising efforts at Cleveland’s own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and went on to lead the development team at Brothers Big Sisters. Kris spent the next ten years in the healthcare arena quickly progressing through the ranks of Kaiser Permanente. She was recognized for her strategic anticipation of growth and alignment of resources to reach key deliverables. Kris’ ability to lead and empower human capital set her apart from her peers and led to a promotion into a senior leadership position with the largest hospital system in the state of Ohio, Mercy Health.

After fifteen years of driving results and leading employees within a corporate structure, Kris decided it was time to pursue her passion on a more personal level. She left a six-figure, 9-5pm position to follow her dream of building strength and resilience in the people around her. Through Professional Courage, she leverages her strategic and operational leadership experience to give clients the confidence and courage needed to unleash their potential.

Kris is a Certified Career Management Coach and a member of International Coach Federation. She belongs to the National Resume Writers’ Association and is an active member of Toastmasters International. Kris resides in Broadview Heights, Ohio.

Mastering the Art of Interviewing – How to Make the Impression That Gets the Job

Nancy Temple

Have you ever left a job interview knowing that you really nailed it, only to never hear from the company again? Like a first impression, you never get the chance to undo the damage done by a bad interview. We’re going to talk about the ingredients of a successful interview: how to prepare, what to take, how to answer the tough questions, as well as smart questions that you should ask.

Nancy Temple began her recruiting career with Management Recruiters International working in their corporate office in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1980 she was tapped to assist in the opening of a branch office in Brunswick, Ohio where she managed a large client base in the Hospitality Industry while assisting in the administrative management of that office.

During her tenure with Management Recruiters she was among the first to earn the prestigious CSAM designation (Certified Senior Account Manager). Other accomplishments included membership in the Management Recruiters Hall of Fame, Director’s Club, President’s Club and One Million Dollar Club. Her client base included Hotels, Inns, Restaurants, Country Clubs, and Convention & Visitors Bureaus nationwide.

In addition to her professional responsibilities, Mrs. Temple is actively involved in business and community activities. A member of the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce, she was honored as their “Businessperson of the Year for 2002”. She served on the Board of Trustees for WomenSafe (the local domestic violence shelter) where she was instrumental in the capital campaign and construction of their 20,000 square foot facility. A Distinguished Toastmaster, she is an officer and charter member of the Chardon Toastmasters club. Mrs. Temple is the founder and President of Friends of WomenSafe. She served as President of the Ohio Recruiters Association from 2009-2010 and was honored with their prestigious Founders Award in 2014.

Mastering the Art of Networking – How to Find the Right Job by Building Relationships

Beth Vidmar

Networking is one of the most important — if not the most important — activities that job-seekers need to master to be truly successful in job-seeking. Because the vast majority of job openings are never advertised, job-seekers need to have a network of contacts — relationships — that can provide support, information, and job leads.

In this workshop you will learn key networking tools and resources that will assist you in building relationships that will last throughout your professional career. Become the type of person people want to meet, and hire! Your network is your net-worth!

Beth A. Vidmar has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field. Beth has a Master’s in Science degree in Human Resources Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Organizational Communications. Her areas of passion are in Career/Employee Development, Engagement, Talent Management, Performance Management/Succession, Coaching, Mentoring, Strategic Workforce Planning, Culture Assessment & Change.

Beth is currently the Human Resources National Manager of Talent Development for the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores Corporate Support Center located in Hudson, OH. She is responsible for leading the Talent Development initiatives for 855 retail stores, 3 distribution centers, and corporate Team Members. Prior to Jo-Ann, Beth served as the Senior System Director of Human Resources Development, Leadership Coach and HR Business Partner for a 7 Hospital System in Akron, OH.

Beth is a National member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) past Akron Chapter President, National Member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD), a Registered Corporate Coach, a Certified Facilitator, and certified to administer the DiSC Behavioral Assessment.

How to Register for this Free Workshop

Seating is limited! You MUST have a reserved seat and MUST be a member of Toastmasters International. To register contact Lisa Newburger at

Click here to download a PDF version of this workshop information!.

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David Caban


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