Green Career Momentum Program:
Land or Create Your Dream Green Job

5-session package from May 3 to June 21 – Biweekly, both onsite and virtual ($75 Regular; $50 early bird now extended through 4/26!)

Are you at a crossroads as you consider your next career move in the Green Economy?  Have you been inspired by Leaders in Energy members and speakers working in green jobs whom you’ve met at our events?  Is this your year to land the Green Job you’ve been dreaming about?   Are you looking to land, create, pivot into, or move up into your dream green job?

Green Career Momentum (GCM) is an ongoing career development program and job network for those seeking new jobs and related opportunities.   The program will feature speakers who are working in the green career arena, career coaches, recruiters, etc.  We will also conduct experiential exercises to help people gain insights into their job search and collaborate with one another.  The program is tailored to assist job seekers at all levels and provide a supportive environment.

GCM builds on our past Jobs Forums and two Green Career Workshops that we have presented (prior attendance of these is not a requirement for this program).  We will be developing a community of job seekers and those seeking related opportunities, e.g., entrepreneurship, in the green space.  In addition to learning new tools and strategies, the GCMers will support one another via networking, share information on their job search with others, etc. This process can sometimes be a lonely and isolating one so this will be a good way to build comradery and support for one another.

As part of this network, you will:

  • –Gain connections that support your Green Career goals
  • –Learn new skills and tools to fuel your Green Career development
  • –Hear from those who are working in the Green Economy as well as HR/hiring managers
  • –Career tips from career coaches
  • –Learn with and from colleagues in the field
  • –Be supported in your vision for a greener, kinder world
  • –Identify techniques for staying positive and proactive on your career search

Now is the time to take that step forward in making meaningful change in your career in support of a better world.

Join us for our first session on May 3rd.   We will hear from Norman Christopher, author of Sustainability DeMystified: A Practical Guide for Business Leaders and Managers, and Executive Director of the Office of Sustainability Practices at Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

NOTE:  We are also offering a virtual platform if you are not based in the Washington, DC. area and would like to attend the sessions. 

The 5-Session package scheduled is listed below.   Learn more here on the speakers, topics, and green economy focal area.  

Session 1: May 3    –  Virtual, 7-8:30 pm
Session 2: May 17  –  In-person, 7-8:30 pm, Session venue at Watergate (provided by IpSun Power)
Session 3: May 31  –  Virtual, 7-8:30 pm
Session 4: June 14 –  In-person, 7-8:30 pm, Session venue at Green America
Session 5: June 21 –  Virtual, 7-8:30 pm
Our sessions will align with four Key Quadrants of the Green Economy below as well as on cross-cutting themes applicable to the green economy.  (Source: “Green Economy Map: Industries and Sectors within the Green Economy” from Green Career Central and Four Key Green Quadrants from Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop)

NATURE

Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management

INFRASTRUCTURE

IT/Built Environment
Energy & Smart Grid, Information Technology, Buildings, Transportation

 MANUFACTURING CYCLE

Extracting Raw Materials, Processing Materials, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Distribution, Waste

CREATING DEMAND FOR GREEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Research, Design, and Consulting Services; Governmental and Regulatory Administration;
Environment Protection, Policy

Instructor: Beth Offenbacker, Ph.D., HR Consultant and Coach, Waterford, Inc.

Beth Offenbacker is a dynamic, visionary talent development and engagement executive with corporate, nonprofit, and public agency experience. She brings more than 25 years of experience in training, coaching, talent development, engagement, community relations, marketing, and project management experience to the Waterford team. Beth’s core expertise is in developing and implementing talent management and development programs for emerging, established, and senior-level professionals. Her programs at Waterford focus on developing the skills and talents green leaders need to make a positive impact in the world, at an individual and team level.

As an adult learning professional, Beth has more than 15 years of experience designing enterprise-level and business unit learning strategies and delivering professional development, workshops, and classroom learning for individuals at all career levels that have delivered on performance goals. Her prior work experience includes various positions with the federal sector, the electric power industry, a professional trade association, and a marketing firm. She also has extensive experience in designing and leading community engagement processes, including for environmental projects (watersheds, stormwater, and sewer).

Beth developed and led the highly successful Green Career Workshop for Leaders In Energy, with sold-out sessions in August 2017 and January 2018. She is also an advisor to Leaders In Energy.

She is an active Tree Steward with Tree Stewards of Arlington and Alexandria (TSAA), and she currently serves as Chair of Continuing Education. Previously, she served as TSAA Training Chair from 2015-2017, with responsibility for leading a committee that coordinated the training of incoming Tree Stewards. She resides in South Arlington and is active in many environmental and green industry organizations.

 Links to past Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Forums, Green Career Workshops, and Articles:

Highlights from Sold-Out January Green Career Workshop

Clean Energy Professionals Exchange Career Tips

Five Tips for Finding a Green Job 

Creating Your Ideal Green Job in the “Gig Economy”

Finding New Pathways to Green Job

Networking Success in the DMV