Dinner Meeting Kickoff: Career & Self-Development Night

  • Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Dr #100, Columbia, Maryland


  • *Payment will not be collected at the door. Please fully pay online. Thank you.
  • *Payment will not be collected at the door. Please fully pay online. Thank you.
  • Please be sure to register as a volunteer for this event by e-mailing atdmaryland@gmail.com.

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Join ATD Maryland for dinner, networking and professional development!

6:00-6:30: Networking/Job Hunting & Job Sharing (*dinner is served)

6:30-7:30: Dr. Williams, Director, UMBC Instructional Design

7:30-8:30: Charu Chundry, Other Shore Academy

Title: The Biggest Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

 Did you ever see smart people make stupid decisions? Many people do just that with their own careers. Just because we may be brilliant trainers or instructional designers, does not mean we manage our career very well. In fact, most Americans probably spend more time planning their vacations, than planning their careers. The good news is that you can fix this.

This presentation will provide workplace professionals with practical tips, ideas and strategies that you can apply immediately to get the job or promotion you want, and put your career on the right track.

At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • List at least three career mistakes people make
  • Create a basic short and long term career plan
  • Describe how to market yourself
  • Identify emerging jobs that have less competition
  • Apply career tools effectively, such as LinkedIn

Speaker Bio: Dr. Williams has over 25 years experience as a professor, instructional designer, trainer & career consultant. He is the Director of UMBC’s program in Instructional Systems Development and a consultant for Lee Hecht Harrison, an international outplacement firm. Dr. Williams completed his B.A., M.S. at The State Univ. of New York, & his doctorate at Today’s employees are stressed and mentally checked out. Did you know that companies are losing 32 days of productivity per employee every year due to stress?


Title: Workplace Friendly Relaxation and Meditation Techniques 

Join us for an evening of relaxation and experience first-hand quick stress-buster and energy boost techniques. These meditative techniques have been validated by neuroscience studies. Best of all, they can be practiced anytime and anywhere, even at your desk!

Regular practice of these techniques develops faculties such as immunity to stress, greater mental and emotional intelligence and deep faith and passion for work; keys to achieve greater productivity, engagement and well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the impact of stress - personal and organizational
  • Acquire and practice meditative techniques to release stress and gain energy
  • Understand the true nature of stress

Speaker Bio: As an entrepreneur and technologist, Charu has co-founded consumer media technology companies and developed technology products at Fortune 500 companies. She holds an MBA degree from Darden Business School, University of Virginia and M.S in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

She has been practicing meditation, advanced spiritual teachings and holistic health for over 18 years. She have been leading inner transformation trainings and retreats for over 12 years.

Throughout her career, she has personally tested meditative techniques in the practical business setting. The corporate training and retreats offered by Other Shore Academy are a direct result of the years of such experimentation.

Email Us: ATDMaryland@gmail.com

Address: PO Box 2524 • Ellicott City, MD 21041

ChIP Code: CH2030

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