Showing posts with label workshop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label workshop. Show all posts

Friday, December 2, 2022

67 Degrees Brewing: Holiday Wreath Workshop - Dec 15

"Join us at Franklin’s 67 Degrees Brewing and start your holiday season off right with fresh evergreen wreath making, while sipping on some delicious hops! 
Grab your fun, festive friends and create a custom wreath, perfect for bringing some holiday cheer to your home all season long! At the end of the event, take home your freshly decorated wreath and new wreath crafting tips. "
Buy your tickets for the Flowergirl Traci Shop here -> 
https://www.flowergirltraci.shop/take-a-class

67 Degrees Brewing: Holiday Wreath Workshop - Dec 15
67 Degrees Brewing: Holiday Wreath Workshop - Dec 15


Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop focuses on the sense of “belonging” (audio)

FM #884 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 884 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares the Franklin Public Schools Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) “Deep Dive” Workshop held at the Franklin Public Library on Saturday, November 19, 2022.   


Superintendent Lucas Gigiure and DEI Director Heidi Harris co-lead the session. Approx. 30 folks were in the room to participate. 


Much of the workshop was a review of the efforts to date, sharing definitions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the findings of the equity audit, and understanding the drive to develop a sense of “belonging.”


The equity audit was referred to multiple times as “one slice of the pie” in gathering info to develop the “Equity Action Plan to meet the needs of all learners.” Other sessions like this one will be scheduled to provide opportunity for the community to explore DEI and work toward the plan development.


Given this was a working session, the whole group sections of the meeting audio is what is shared here. There are breaks in the audio when 

  • The participants found a person they did not know to introduce themselves

  • The participants found another person they did not know to discuss an instance of belonging and then of feeling left out

  • The table discussion to review the sticky notes written by the members providing feedback


The breaks are indicated by a few seconds of music then the group discussion resumes


The edit meeting audio recording runs about 70 minutes. Let’s listen to DEI “Deep Dive” Workshop.


Audio file ->
  https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-884-fps-dei-deep-dive-workshop-11-19-22


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Franklin Public Schools Diversity Equity & Inclusion department page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/diversity-equity-and-inclusion 


DEI page -> https://sites.google.com/franklinps.net/fps-diversity-equity-inclusion/home?authuser=0 


Equity audit (1 slice of the pie)  ->

https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/fps_equity_audit_final_report_october_2022.pdf 


DEI Plan for 2022-2023 -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/fps_dei_plan_2022-23_for_sc_0.pdf


DEI Presentation to School Committee Oct 25, 2022 -> https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/uploads/fps_dei_presentation_10_25_2022_0.pdf


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial.  


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/ or www.franklin.news/


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop focuses on the sense of “belonging” (audio)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion workshop focuses on the sense of “belonging” (audio)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Networking Your Way to a New Job - Dec 6

Topic: Networking Your Way to a New Job

Where: Zoom/Virtual

When:  Tuesday December 6 @ 12:30 pm  [1 hr session]

To register: 

Call the Natick Service Council's Brack Career Center; 508-655-1791 

OR use your phone and scan the QR code in the attached flyer




--

Ed Lawrence
www.getstart-ed.com
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee


Networking Your Way to a New Job - Dec 6
Networking Your Way to a New Job - Dec 6

Thursday, November 10, 2022

School Committee reviews timeline, reviews priorities for FY 2024 budget in workshop 11/09/22 (audio)

FM #875 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 875 in the series. 


This session shares the Franklin, MA School Committee Budget Workshop held on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022. The meeting was conducted in the 3rd floor training room. 


Chair Denise Spencer opened the meeting. All seven School Committee members were present along with Superintendent Lucas Giguere, Business Manager Miriam Goodman, Asst Supt for Student Services Paula Marano, and Asst Supt for Teaching & Learning Dr. Tina Rogers.


Supt Giguere provides an overview as this workshop formally starts the budget process. Miriam Goodman walks through several updates on the process, timeline, and memo from OSD announcing a projected increase of 14% to plan for.


School Committee members get to talk about their individual priorities, some conversation among them occurs as the nuances, and some consensus is built on some of the items.


There is more work to be done to build the budget. Follow the links in the agenda doc to review the supporting materials. Visit the School Budget page for the current year and prior year’s budgets.

 

The show notes contain a link to the agenda and to my notes.


The recording runs about 54 minutes, so let’s listen to the School Committee Budget Workshop of Nov 8, 2022.


Audio file -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-875-franklin-ma-school-cmte-budget-workshop-11-08-22



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Agenda doc (note contains links to other documents referenced during the discussion) ->   https://www.franklinps.net/sites/g/files/vyhlif4431/f/agendas/budget_workshop_agenda_11_8_2022.pdf


My notes in this ThreadReader PDF -> 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hSroQ6RoEI6x5XZYGj7wwVwXnLRHW8dL/view?usp=share_link 


School budget page -> https://www.franklinps.net/district/school-district-budget


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/

or www.franklin.news


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


School Committee reviews timeline
School Committee reviews timeline

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The schedule for a busy Election Day,. Nov 8, 2022

Voting opens at 6 AM at Franklin High School. 

The School Committee has a budget workshop scheduled for 6 PM in the 3rd Floor Training Room. I plan on being there to report/record the meeting.

The School Committee has their organizational meeting and a full agenda scheduled for 7 PM. I will miss the meeting. Franklin TV will record and broadcast via cable, live stream and YouTube.

I'll be at the high school to report on and record the announcement of "unofficial results" when they are available from Town Clerk Nancy Danello after the polls close at 8 PM. (My unofficial "guestimate" ~ 9-9:30 PM at the earliest)

The Election Collection - all the info we have gathered on the local candidates and ballot questions ->  https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/10/election-collection-2022-state-election.html

The map of the 9 precincts for Franklin

Other information can be found on the Town Clerk's page

Voting in Franklin on Nov 8, 2022
Voting in Franklin on Nov 8, 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Franklin, MA: Franklin School Committee - Budget Workshop - Nov 8, 6 PM

Franklin School Committee
Budget Workshop
November 8, 2022 - 6:00 PM

Municipal Building, 3rd Floor Training Room




Franklin, MA: Franklin School Committee - Budget Workshop - Nov 8, 6 PM
Franklin, MA: Franklin School Committee - Budget Workshop - Nov 8, 6 PM

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

50+ Job Seekers in MA: Interactive Workshop: How to Judge a Resume

Interactive Workshop: How to Judge a Resume
Tuesday, October 25: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Join us as we present an entirely different approach to improving your resume. We won’t teach you how to write a resume.


We’re going to teach you how to judge a resume, including:

  • What it means to judge a resume.
  • Why it is so hard to judge your own resume.
  • How to recognize a “good” resume.
  • How the professional resume writer associations judge a resume.

Why you need to attend this session: Plenty of other places have been teaching how to write a resume for years. That approach doesn’t work. Too often, they have a precise format and formula, or recommend templates that won’t make it through an ATS. Furthermore, most people are not writers.


This session will be presented by Ed Lawrence, a resume writer who judges submissions for one of the major resume writer organizations

This free program is available through a grant from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

--

Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee

50+ Job Seekers in MA: Interactive Workshop: How to Judge a Resume
50+ Job Seekers in MA: Interactive Workshop: How to Judge a Resume

Saturday, September 17, 2022

New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work

 

New Registration Process for All Events Offered By 50+ Job Seekers!


If you registered with 50+ Job Seekers prior to August 22nd, you will automatically have a login for our website. All you need to do is go to https://50plusjobseekers.org/password-reset/ in order to set your password. Your user name will be this email address. If you have not previously completed the full registration form to create your profile, you will be asked to do so when you login. 

 

Going forward, you will need to login to the website at https://50plusjobseekers.org/login/ to register for events. Once logged in, access the Master Calendar. Each event will have a booking button on it, and you can book as many events as you like. Immediately, you will receive confirmation of your bookings. A Zoom meeting link will then be emailed within 24 hours of the event to those who have registered.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this process, please contact 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.comIf you have any trouble logging in, you may contact lynn@mcoaonline.com.


Mon, Sept 19th, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Interview Practice with Ed Lawrence!

Ed Lawrence is the founder and principal of Getstarted LLC, through which he offers practical job-search advice, résumé-writing services, and assessments to help people gain meaningful employment or transition to a new career. Ed is a member of Professional Association of Resume Writers CPRW Certification Committee and is a group leader for 50+ Job Seekers in MA.

Ed Lawrence
Ed Lawrence

For good or bad, first impressions matter. When interviewing you need to put your best foot forward, and that takes practice!

 

Do you have an interview coming up?

 

Do you know how to respond to behavioral questions?

 

Do you need suggestions on how to address gaps in employment?

 

Please join us for answers to your questions and learn how to respond to a variety of questions that may be presented to you during an interview!


Thurs, Sept 22nd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Introduction to Toastmasters

Savvy Seeker Series with Barry Regan!

Barry Regan
Barry Regan

Barry Regan is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Operations Quality Manager at Waters Corporation. Barry credits Toastmasters for the communication and presentation skills he learned, which enabled him to advance at EMC/Dell and to make the transition to a manager role at Waters.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Please join Barry Regan to hear all about the Toastmasters program!


Tues, Sept 27th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Interactive Workshop with Melody Beach!

Melody Beach has more than 20 years as a Human Resources professional. In 2018, Melody founded Melody L. Beach Consulting Group, which provides human resources services to small- and medium-size companies and transitional coaching for individuals looking to make a change. Melody is a group leader for 50+ Job Seekers in MA.

Melody Beach

Melody Beach

Are you currently employed…underemployed, unhappy with your current position or looking to pivot in a totally new career direction?

 

Are you unsure whether you should start or continue searching for a new job?

 

Are you trying to decide whether to accept a job offer or stay where you are?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us as Melody Beach guides you through the process of weighing all the factors, some you may not even have considered, to help you decide if this is the right time for a career change! 

Questions: Email us at 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com



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New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work
New September 2022 Workshops offered for those looking for work

Thursday, September 1, 2022

New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

September events offered by the MCOA 50+ Program and by the Encore Boston Network.

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This free program is available through a grant from the Massachusetts Councils on Aging (MCOA) and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA)

Hello, Job Seeker!


We have an exciting line-up of 50+ Job Seekers events for the month of September!

In this session, we'll explore 5 major trends emerging from the pandemic:


 > Remote work

 > Contract jobs

 > Entrepreneurship

 > Career transition

 > The explosion of virtual learning


Our guide to these trends is Kerry Hannon, a workplace futurist, career expert and author of the recent book "In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Work." As a journalist, speaker and writer, she has focused her work on career transitions, entrepreneurship, personal finance and retirement.


Kerry will help us learn what's different about the workplace now, the best ways to find a job in this market, other forms of work you should be thinking about, how to play to your strengths as an older worker or job seeker, and what changes you can expect as we look ahead.


This event is offered by Encore Boston Network and is co-sponsored by AARP, 50+ Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups, and MassHire South Shore Career Center.


Please register in advance with Encore Boston Network: https://www.encorebostonnetwork.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=941588&item_id=1768556&event_date_id=255



Mon, Sept 19th, 10:00 – 11:30 am: Interview Practice with Ed Lawrence!

For good or bad, first impressions matter. When interviewing you need to put your best foot forward, and that takes practice!

 

Do you have an interview coming up?

 

Do you know how to respond to behavioral questions?

 

Do you need suggestions on how to address gaps in employment?

 

Please join us for answers to your questions and learn how to respond to a variety of questions that may be presented to you during an interview!


Thurs, Sept 22nd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Introduction to Toastmasters

Savvy Seeker Series with Barry Regan!

Barry Regan is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Operations Quality Manager at Waters Corporation.  Barry credits Toastmasters for the communication and presentation skills he learned, which enabled him to advance at EMC/Dell and to make the transition to a manager role at Waters.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Please join Barry Regan to hear all about the Toastmasters program!


Tues, Sept 27th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Interactive Workshop with Melody Beach!


Are you currently employed…underemployed, unhappy with your current position or looking to pivot in a totally new career direction?

 

Are you unsure whether you should start or continue searching for a new job?

 

Are you trying to decide whether to accept a job offer or stay where you are?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please join us as Melody Beach guides you through the process of weighing all the factors, some you may not even have considered, to help you decide if this is the right time for a career change! 

Questions: Email us at 50plusjobseekersadmin@mcoaonline.com

 

Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging | 116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306, Easthampton, MA 01027

New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups
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New September 2022 Workshops for 50+Job Seekers in MA Statewide Networking Groups

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Zoom Presentation - Discrimination During the Job Search - August 17,2022

 

Southwick Public Library


Presents

 

Discrimination During
the Job Search

With

Career Coach Ed Lawrence

 

Wednesday August 17th: 6:30 pm

 

Have you encountered discrimination during your job search?

Would you recognize subtle discrimination against you?

 

Join us as we discuss the many forms of discrimination you may encounter
during your job search.

 

We will define common terms such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotype. We'll discuss protected groups and self-fulfilling prophecies.

 

You'll hear the cost to society.

 

And most importantly, we'll tell you what can do when you encounter discriminatory practices.

 


To Register: Contact the Southwick Public Library.

Email - southwicklibrary@comcast.net         Phone: 413-569-1221

 


--
Ed Lawrence
CPRW; NCOPE
Certified Interview Coach
Authorized DISC Administrator
Member, CPRW Certification Committee