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Marty Nemko Discussion Series: When Should and Shouldn't You Follow Your Passion

Thu, Aug 23 2012 - 6:00pm

When Should and Shouldn't You Follow Your Passion

Marty Nemko, Career Coach; Author; Former Columnist; Radio Host

It's almost a mantra: "Do what you love and the money will follow." Alas, too many people do what they love – and starve. How do you decide what's right for you? Join Nemko for an in-depth discussion. Nemko was named "The Bay Area's Best Career Coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian and "Job Coach Extraordinaire" by U.S. News. Read more »

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Inclusive Diversity and Talent Management

Wed, Aug 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Inclusive Diversity and Talent Management

This program is cancelled

Johanna Steans, Senior Program Manager for Diversity & Inclusion, Esurance
Marcella Kutek, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Kaiser Permanente
Erby Foster, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, The Clorox Company
Antoine Andrews, Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Gap Inc.

Inclusive diversity and talent management are critical to long-term business suc Read more »

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I Must Resist: Updating Bayard Rustin's Dream of Work for All

Tue, Aug 21 2012 - 6:00pm

I Must Resist - Updating Bayard Rustin's Dream of Work for All

Michael Long, Author
Andrea Shorter, CEO, Atlas Strategies

The March on Washington was largely about jobs and equality. And gay activist Rustin was a driving organizer behind the march at the culmination of which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. The community organizing legacies of Rustin and King continue today. Read more »

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Marc Freedman: Baby Boomers Defer Retirement for 'Encore Careers'

Tue, Aug 21 2012 - 5:15pm

Baby Boomers Defer Retirement for "Encore Careers"

Marc Freedman, Author, The Big Shift; CEO, Civic Ventures

Remember “the golden years”? The time of life when you shed your job and the shackles of time schedules for the free-flying freedom of retirement? How quaint. These days, more and more Americans are nixing the notion of retirement in their 50s, 60s or even 70s. One of them is Freedman of Berkeley, whose latest book, The Big Shift, paints a bold picture of the new paradigm. Read more »

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Jeffrey D. Yergler: The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

Mon, Aug 20 2012 - 5:15pm

The Psychological Impact of Unemployment

Jeffrey D. Yergler, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Management and Chair of the Undergraduate Management Department, Golden Gate University; Principal, Integer Leadership Consulting

Unemployment is often a devastating experience, going beyond upending the financial stability of the individual. Unemployment can impact marriages, children, friendships and social participation. Read more »

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The Shared Economy: Doing Business with The Joneses

Thu, Aug 16 2012 - 6:30pm

The Shared Economy: Doing Business with the Joneses

Lisa Gansky, Author, The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing
Shelby Clark, Founder and Chief Community Officer, RelayRides
Leah Busque, Founder and CEO, TaskRabbit
Cory Smith, CEO, Hub Bay Area and SOCAP
Nate Blecharczyk, CTO and Co-founder, Airbnb
Liz Gannes, Senior Editor, AllThingsDigital – Moderator

Walk a block and borrow your neighbor’s lawn mower. Read more »

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Marty Nemko Discussion Series: Getting Promoted (Or at Least Not Laid Off)

Thu, Aug 16 2012 - 6:00pm

Getting Promoted (or at Least Not Laid Off)

Marty Nemko, Career Coach; Author; Former Columnist; Radio Host Read more »

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Geordie Lynch: City of White Gold- San Francisco in the Gilded Age

Tue, Aug 14 2012 - 6:00pm

City of White Gold: San Francisco in the Gilded Age

This program is sold out. You may add your name to the waitlist below.

Geordie Lynch, Director, City of White Gold

The discovery of silver in 1859 propelled San Francisco from a dusty mining boomtown into a world-class metropolis. Read more »

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Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step

Tue, Aug 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step

This program is sold out. Read more »

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Matt Cantor: The New Slavery

Mon, Aug 13 2012 - 6:00pm

The New Slavery

Matt Cantor, Columnist, Berkeley Daily Planet

Monday Night Philosophy investigates one aspect of the future of work, and finds a resurgence, in different dress, of the institution of human slavery. We'll look at the controversial topic of prison populations in the U.S., which are continuing to surge; the labor of many of those forcibly idled inmates is being put to use. Are long prison terms for petty crimes a recruiting tool? Read more »

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