Traction: Managing Career Cycles

Career Speaker Series

Many of us have been directly affected by reorganizations and layoffs, or feel insecure in our current positions. Some of us are happily employed, but think about taking our careers to the next level.

The current economic climate has led to many layoffs at New York City firms. Our speakers suggest that the old concept of lifetime employment is virtually extinct, that careers don't travel in straight lines as often, and that we're constantly reinventing ourselves.

Thus, our speakers believe that this requires increasingly proactive management of all stages of Career Cycles and, especially, the beginning and ending of each job.

Indeed, our speakers also believe that many of these considerations similarly apply to those in transition, and accordingly the program will address a number of these concerns as well.

This interactive program, presented by George Bradt, a recognized authority on executive onboarding and transition acceleration, and Chuck Forgang, an experienced Executive Employment and Corporate attorney, for The Career Speaker Series of The Wharton Club of New York, will focus on certain critical junctures in a professional’s life, in particular joining and leaving companies.

It’s about “taking control” of these events to the extent possible, when strategizing these moves in advance and endeavoring to set forth a blueprint for one’s own professional future.

The speakers will walk us through their view of job cycle stages, and, of course, subject to the recognition that everyone’s facts and circumstances are different, offer thoughts on how one might approach each from managerial and contractual perspectives.

George Bradt founded executive onboarding and transition acceleration group PrimeGenesis in 2002. Before then he spent two decades in sales, marketing and general management roles at Fortune 500 companies – literally around the world. Since then, George and his 12 partners have been able to reduce the risk of failure fourfold for executives they’ve worked with by helping them and their teams deliver better results faster. George is the author of The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan (Wiley, April, 2006). George is a graduate of Harvard and Penn (Wharton). 203.323.8501; .

Chuck Forgang is a New York-based Executive Employment and Corporate attorney. His employment law practice focuses on advising executives, professionals and consultants with respect to their employment and other professional relationships, and in particular, the negotiation and structuring of their employment agreements, severance (termination) agreements, consulting agreements, and related equity or partnership arrangements. Prior to founding his own law firm, Chuck was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C, and had earlier been associated with the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Chuck is a graduate of Columbia Law and Penn (Wharton). 212.938.0500;

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

1212 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
(Between 47th and 48th St)

Members - Free (a benefit of membership)
Non Members - $40.00

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