Pathways to Work at 55+ Seminar

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – SF State Presents

Pathways to Work at 55+

Effective Strategies for Approaching Today’s Tough Job Market

If you’re over 50 and having trouble finding a job, this conference is for you. Our workshops and panels will help you to learn more about how to find employment in the current job market, explore educational opportunities for pleasure and career enhancement and share hints on how to cut back on expenses.

Keynote Speaker: Joe Hanson, Author of Soaring Into Acceptance

Workshops/Panels: Strategizing Your Approach to This Tough Job Market – Workshop

Presenters: Linda Artel, Bay Area Career Center; Debra Varner, OLLI

Finding Employment Through Volunteering – Panel

Presenters: Michael Collins, RSVP; Roy Earnest, Corporation for National and Community Services; David Brick, Encore After School; Linda Murray, Experience Corps; Frances Payne,
Experience Corps.

Budgeting and More – What To Do With What You Have…NOW! – Workshop

Presenters: Gerry Meister, United Educators of SF – Retired; Amy Hittner, OWL – SF; Jennie Horn, United Administrators of SF – Emeritus; Polly Babcock, OLLI

Lunchtime Resume Critique: SF Chamber of Commerce Job Forum Volunteers. Bring your current resume for brief one-on-one feedback from an expert.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 9:30am – 4:00pm

9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:45 Keynote
11:00-12:30 Workshops/Panels – Session 1
12:30-1:45 Lunch and Resume Workshop (Bring your lunch or visit the cafes at the Westfield Center.)
1:45-3:15 Workshops/Panels – Session 2 (repeat of Session 1)
3:30-4:00 Plenary Wrap-Up

Location: SF State Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco

BART and MUNI Powell Station.

Registration: $35 in advance; $50 at the door. Space is limited; register early!

Includes basic membership to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-SF State through summer 2009 (for non-OLLI members only). Registration form is attached or available on our Web site

Co-sponsors: Bay Area Career Center, City College of San Francisco Older Adults Program, Civic Ventures, EDD – Experience Unlimited, SF and Marin Professionals, JVS, OWL-SF, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, RSVP, SF Chamber of Commerce, The Transition Network, United Administrators of SF – Emeritus, and the United Educators of SF – Retired.