Speaker September 19: BOB FUTRELL - Launch Yourself on a Project Management Career



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Few people choose to be between jobs, but it is the norm today.  The days of most people working 20-30 years with the same employer are gone.  Most people work for several employers developing different skills in their specialties during their careers.  In fact, everyone learns more as they mature, gaining experience.  In a given job, many rise among their peers to a level of seniority with that employer to where they are asked to lead a major project effort of some kind.   This is how we become “accidental project managers” – a role for which few specialists have the necessary preparation for and formal education to succeed. 

 This talk will show how you can leverage your accumulated mid-career experience into a marketable career including management within your chosen field of work.   How you can leverage your experience, enhance your soft skills, and become a certified project manager.

About Bob Futrell:

Bob used project management as a career building tool for the last 30 years, across several employers.  Like many job-seekers, he started out in a technical capacity as a specialist, and became an “accidental project manager” because he became the senior person on the team, learning how to manage as he went (and making a lot of mistakes!).  After gaining some experience and a certification, he began teaching others how to do it in 1993, while still practicing the craft.  He now brands myself as a project management expert, publishing a 1677 page textbook with Prentice Hall, teaching with three universities, and showing how the skills of PM can help anyone in mid-career, whether they consider themselves managers or not.  Few people work entirely alone.  Learn more about Bob at www.BobFutrell.com.

Location: The meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Capital City Events Center, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road, suite 403, on the corner of MF and Huntland. The Events Center faces Huntland and is located next to the movie theatre.

First-timers: People attending Launch Pad for the first time should arrive by 9:15 a.m. to be able to sign in, grab some refreshments, and be ready for New Member Orientation that takes place from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
NOTE: The folks from INDEED.COM will be at the meeting this Friday. Come at 9:30 and meet with them to check out the latest changes on the indeed.com website.

By the way, attending a Job Club meeting does count as a bona fide job search contact by the Texas Workforce Commission because we announce so many job openings during our meetings.

This Friday is a Two-Fer: This  Friday the Launch Pad Job Club Toastmasters group will meet from noon-1:00 pm following the LPJC meeting. Hang around and check it out.

Future Speakers:
Sept 26: Charles Mitchell - 
Oct 10:   Tommy Chiodo -  
TBA: Gaius Cameron of Randstad Staffing returns with SPEED INTERVIEWING
TBA: Angela Loeb
Date to be announced: Terry O’DonnellHow I Landed My Dream Job

Launch Pad Job Club is a networking, support, and job lead sharing organization that aids and supports jobseekers in their search for The Perfect Job.  A federally recognized nonprofit organization, LPJC presents free weekly meetings that provide job search information, motivation, programs, speakers, networking opportunities, door prizes, bananas, and grins. Looking for a job is way too scary to do by yourself.  By joining LPJC, you will benefit from the combined resources of other interesting, intelligent, supportive, talented, and good looking professionals as everyone helps each other survive the challenges of the job hunt. In order to join, attend just one meeting and add your contact information to our membership directory.