$45 for each workshop ($50 thru Friday, March 22, 2019)  We are also offering discounts for students and job seekers as well as those who would like to attend both workshops.

Cleantech and sustainability jobs are fast-growing segments of the economy. Have you been inspired by others working in these fields? Are you looking to land, create, pivot into, or move up into your dream green job? Is this your year to land the job you’ve been dreaming about?

These workshops provide key insights on career strengths and preferences and how to tailor them to the growing green economy, e.g., clean energy, sustainability, circular economy, resiliency, and more. They are appropriate for people with diverse skills such as technical, managerial, communications, and policy.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TIME TO MOVE INTO A GREEN CAREER. Recent reports as “The 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment Report” and “In Demand: Clean Energy, Sustainability and the New American Workforce” identify important trends and skills for the 21st Century clean energy and sustainability workforce and economy. Policy proposals such as the New Green Deal as well as clean energy initiatives in numerous states are also spurring developments on low-carbon, smart, and resilient infrastructure. The Fourth National Climate Assessment and IPCC warn that the window of time is closing fast to prevent widespread dangerous effects from climate change

Green Career Workshop 1.0: What’s Your Green Career Plan?  (8:30 am – 12:00 pm)

You will begin to develop a career plan appropriate for your experience and interest including your strengths, skills, and knowledge. It is suitable for those who want to elevate their Green Career or those who want to pursue a Green Career.

In this workshop you will:

  • Complete activities that guide you in identifying your core career assets – your strengths, skills, abilities, and knowledge – that you can offer a potential employer and/or create your own opportunities
  • Begin to develop a career plan appropriate for your career level
  • Network with fellow Leaders in Energy members who can be a career resource for you
  • Engage in group discussion about the context around your career in the Green Economy
  • Review useful resources

Green Career Workshop 2.0: What’s the Best “Fit” for Your Career Path?  (1:30 – 5:00 pm)

This workshop builds on the insights and practices from the Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop and offers experiential activities to develop next steps on your actionable career plan. You will identify your areas of specializiation and interests. and hone a strategy to evolve your career on your chose path. We’ll also cover how to asses spotential employers and/or create your own opportunities. We encourage you to take Green Career 1.0 before taking this workshop, although it is not required.  Participants will be asked to bring their Green Career Plan, developed in the Green Career Workshop 1.0, as a foundation for the Green Career 2.0 workshop.

In this workshop you will:

  • Identify your specific area or areas of specialization.
  • Complete activities that guide you in identifying the technical, managerial, and individual leadership competencies – the knowledge, skills, and abilities – that you need to be successful in your area or areas of specialty
  • Develop, or further hone, a strategy for moving your career along your chosen career path, based on your career level
  • Identify how to assess potential employers on a five-part scale for “fit” with your career path
  • Network with others who can be a career resource for you
  • Engage in group discussion about the context around your career
  • Review useful resources

In each of these workshops, we will focus on what inspires you about the cleantech/green economy, marketplace needs and/opportunities, and discuss your core values as they relate your career.

INSTRUCTOR BETH OFFENBACKER, PHD: Expert in developing and implementing talent management programs for emerging and established professionals. Her experience spans the federal sector, electric power industry, a trade association, and marketing firm. She has extensive experience designing and leading community engagement processes for environmental projects (watersheds, stormwater, and circular economy). Dr. Offenbacker is active in green career trends and recently attended multiple green jobs forums in Europe. She is also a Tree Steward and founded the Leadership Nature Center in Virginia. Her doctorate is from Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Administration and Policy.

Dr. Offenbacker is also the Founder and Principle of Waterford, Inc. Waterford’s mission is to create stronger, more successful companies, nonprofits, and communities.

Location: National Association of Homebuilders. 1201 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Blue/Orange/Sliver Line: McPherson Square | Red Line: Farragut North). Check in with the guard at the Front Desk and let them know that you are attending the Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop.