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NOV 18
Derek Volk
Author
Chasing the Rabbit:
A Dad’s Life Raising a Son
on the Spectrum
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NOV 25 – Replay
Diane Mulcahey
Author
The Gig Economy
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DEC 2
John Rodgers
Author
Becoming a Servant Leader
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DEC 9
Kelly Flagg
The Body Architect
Wellness in the Workplace
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DEC 16 – REPLAY
Debra Weiss Ford
Sheehan Phinney
The Jerk At Work
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Jan 6
Tawny Alvarez
Verrill Dana
When Employees Speak Out
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If you'd like to be a guest on the HR Power Hour, please email David at dciullo@cmacareer.com

New Franchising Trends and Career Opportunities

Saturday, September 23, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris CynkarChris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

412-877-2000
ccynkar@franchoise.com

New Franchising Trends and Career Opportunities –

Chris Cynkar knows the challenges of finding the perfect business opportunity. For the past 15 years, Chris has walked in the shoes of a business owner. With business ownership experience in multiple industries, Chris possesses the skills necessary to help candidates find the perfect franchise opportunity to achieve their specific goals. After beginning his career with a Big 6 accounting firm and earning his CPA license, Chris spent 3 years working in financial management with 2 rapidly growing companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. In 1999, Chris made a career shift from employee to owner. Since he chose business ownership, Chris has owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries including commercial printing, medical equipment, professional services, real estate and healthcare staffing services. In all of these businesses, Chris served as both the lead investor and, more importantly, the leading executive of the company.

Since 2006, Chris has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked with hundreds of students to evaluate, plan and start businesses in countless industry segments. In 2011, Chris joined a leading retail franchise as a master franchisee.

Chris has joined FranChoice in order to help candidates benefit from his deep and diverse business ownership experience. Because of the variety of industries in which Chris has direct experience, he is able to assist candidates in evaluating multiple business opportunities with an experienced guide on their side. Chris’ goal is to help every candidate find the franchise opportunity that will help them reach all of their personal and professional goals.

New HRCI Study

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Our Guest:

Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR
Director of Communications
HRCI

Barry has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate communications pro with a passion for talent management and using internal and external campaigns that drive both employee and customer results.

Barry heads corporate communications and research on emerging human resource management issues for the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier professional credentialing organization for the HR profession for more than 40 years. He has also served as a communications leader at CareerBuilder, the Society for Human Resource Management, Verizon Business, Siemens and the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.

His perspectives on human resource management, the job market and career planning have been featured on Bloomberg News, Fox Business News and in several business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, and Business Week.

New DOL Commissioner and Updates

Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Our Guests:

John Butera
Commissioner
Maine Dept. of LaborJulie Rabinowitz

Julie Rabinowitz
Director of Policy,
Operations & Communications
Maine Dept. of Labor

John Butera was sworn in by Governor Paul R. LePage as Commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor on June 14, 2017.

Commissioner Butera served as Governor LePage’s Senior Economic Advisor from the time the Governor took office in January 2011 until taking office as commissioner. In that previous role, he advised the Governor on economic development and job creation issues. His policy responsibilities included economic and community development, business finance, workforce development and employment issues.

Before joining the LePage Administration, Commissioner Butera was the Executive Director of the Central Maine Growth Council for nine years. His nearly 30-year career in economic development includes positions with the Maine Department of Economic & Community Development, a site location consulting firm and public-private economic development organizations.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Commissioner Butera holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Regional Science. He is a former President of the Northeast Economic Developers Association and a past member of the Economic Development Council of Maine and the International Economic Development Council.

Julie Rabinowitz holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public policy argument, and undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

A published author and instructor of college-level communication courses, Ms. Rabinowitz has served as both executive staff and on the boards of numerous non-profits in Maine and beyond. She’s handled internal and external communication as well as managed finances and developed and implemented strategic plans. Ms. Rabinowitz has worked at the FDR and JFK presidential libraries and currently serves as the director of communication for the Maine Department of Labor.

Digital Fast – Replay

Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Our Guest:

Jeff Stern
Media & Cultural Professor
48 Hour Digital Fast

48-Hour Digital Fast –

It wasn’t easy, but Professor Jeff Stern and his students went on a 48-hour “Digital Fast” in which they shut down all their devices and experienced a very different kind of REALITY for a weekend. Jeff will go over his experience in our May series on REALITY.

Jeff Stern is a filmmaker, professor and occasional Luddite who lives in Portsmouth, NH. He earned his MFA in film production from Boston University. His most recent film, The Morning of Everything, has played at numerous national film festivals including the Independent Film Festival Boston, Ashland Independent Film Festival, New Hampshire Film Festival and the Monadnock International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches filmmaking courses in the Media and Culture Program. Stern is a board member at 3S Artspace.

In 2014, Stern required his Bentley University students to go on a 48-hour “Digital Fast”, in which they shut down all digital devices (phones, laptops, TV’s, video games) for a weekend. The students (and Stern) kept a journal of the experience and it formed the basis of their final project in the class. His Digital Fast received press coverage in The Boston Globe and on WBUR. Stern is planning on challenging the city of Portsmouth to embark on a Digital Fast this summer.

You can connect with him at on twitter at https://twitter.com/JeffAStern or on his website at http://themorningofeverything.com.