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  Career Moves 2008: Conference Agenda 

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Los Angeles/UCLA Covel Commons

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8:00 am
8:45 am
Registration opens; coffee and networking.
8:45 am
10:00 am
Conference Opening Session

  • Emcee Rick Wright, Executive Coach
  • Richard Katz, CEO, seasonedPRO
  • Keynote Speaker – Finding Your Calling In Life – Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca
10:15 am
11:15 am
Breakout Sessions

  • Just In Case: Maintaining Job Search Readiness
    • Ron Elsdon, Elsdon Organization Renewal
  • Career Advancement Strategies for IT Professionals
    • Steve Heckler, CIO Executive Coach
    • Robert Grimsley, Managing Director, Spherion
  • Career Advancement Strategies for Finance and Accounting Professionals
  • Take Charge of Your Career
    • Dick Knowdell, Executive Coach, National Certified Career Counselor and Career Management Fellow
  • Career Advancement Strategies for Marketing/Business Development/Sales Professionals
    • Rob Roberts,Vice President, Director of Professional Services,Lee Hecht Harrison, Los Angeles, CA
    • Christopher Chennault, Business Development Director, Rhythm Interactive, Inc.
    • Tracey Kleber, Director of Major Gifts and Regional Giving, UCLA Anderson School of Management
11:30 am
12:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

  • Personal Branding as a Career Advancement Tool
    • Sasha Strauss, President, Innovation Protocol
  • Career Advancement Strategies for Engineering and Environmental Professionals
    • Yue Rong, Ph.D., Environmental Program Manager, California Regional Water Board
    • Adam Shandrow, Area Manager, Manpower Professional
    • Jim Wes, President, Scientific Applications & Research Associates (SARA) Inc.
  • Career Advancement Strategies for Entrepreneurs
    • Dr. Zein E. Obagi, Founder and President, Obagi Skin Health Institute, Worldwide
  • Career Advancement Strategies for HR Professionals
    • John Wentworth, President, Wentworth Recruiting
    • Mark Wilbur, President and CEO, Employers Group
    • Doyle Young, CEO, PIHRA
    • Steve Hart, Sr. Director, HR, Zenith Insurance
    • Moderator: Susan Dearing, UCLA Anderson School of Management
12:30 pm
2:00 pm
Lunch and Presentations*

  • What’s Happening at the University
    • Rhea Turteltaub, Interim Vice Chancellor,
      UCLA External Affairs
  • Career Moves in the Digital Age

The digital revolution changed the way people
consume media and are entertained, and how business
connects with consumers. How will the digital
revolution change your career?
How is enterprise changing to integrate consumer
technologies to enhance their own business? Four
successful executives from the entertainment, software
and public relations fields will provide insight on the
impact technology will have on job creation and job design.
You will learn what skills will be needed and
what opportunities lay ahead to prepare and
secure a “career advancement” future in these growing
related industries and fields of work.

    • Moderator Melissa Robinson, Senior Vice President, Hill & Knowlton, Digital
    • Sande Scoredos, Executive Director, Sony Pictures ImageWorks
    • John Tarnoff, Head of Show Development, Dreamworks Animation SKG
    • Bob Nicoll, Director EA University, Electronic Arts
    • George Chen, Senior Manager, Business Development, Digital Media Division, ABC-Disney Cable Networks Group

* You do not have to purchase the full conference
registration package (which includes the lunch and dinner) to
attend the lunch presentations

2:15 pm
2:45 pm
Advanced Networking Training

  • Advanced Networking Training
    • Ron Kaufman, Ron Kaufman & Associates
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Recruitment Roundtable Preparation:

3:15 pm
8:15 pm
Recruitment Roundtable

  • Meet in small groups with employers of your choice every 30 minutes.
  • Upon registration you will be able to pre-schedule employer recruitment roundtable sessions, view job postings and submit your resume for employers to review prior to the conference
  • See logos on left of this page for attending employers. Additional employers added daily.
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Buffet Dinner and Networking:

  • Purchasing a full conference registration will include a dinner meal ticket that gives you access to informal networking with employers and other attendees.
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

  • When the Headhunter Calls: How to Work Effectively With Executive Recruiters
    • Trent Overholt, Managing Partner, MRINetwork
  • Professional Development Across the Generations: Career Advancement Strategies for an Intergenerational Workforce
    • Amy Hirsh Robinson, M.B.A., Interchange Group
8:00 pm
9:00 pm
  • Private On-Site Employer Interviews (By Employer Invitation)
10:00 am
8:00 pm
Private Career and Executive
Coaching Opportunity
  Programming, Scheduling and Speakers Subject To Change Without Notice

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