Tag: professional-development

June 6, 2016

{Green Careers} June 14th: Networking with John Crant – Discussion/Workshop

  NETWORKING is often the key to having a successful and impactful career. unnamed (1)   Join the GHNYC Green Careers group for a discussion lead by career coach and subject matter expert, John Crant on effective networking strategies that you can use in real life, interpersonal situations — such as industry events and informational interviews — as well as in the digital realm — such as LinkedIn and social media.   RSVP HERE!   This event will be useful for both individuals on the job hunt and individuals interested in raising their industry profile.   Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Location: DXV Showroom – 15 W. 20th Street, New York, NY 10011   For more information about John Crant, visit www.selfrecruiter.com and don’t forget to RSVP HERE! 1df4821

August 25, 2015

{Green Careers} September 15, 2015 Meeting – Managing Impressions: The Power of Body Language

Did you know that it takes only 30 seconds to make a first impression? And as many as 21 tries to undo a negative one? By the time you’ve walked into a room and shaken hands, chances are you’ve already reached that critical first impression deadline–and you’ve barely uttered a word yet!   We are always sending non-verbal messages, whether we know it or not. In this workshop you’ll learn to manage your nonverbal communication, so you are delivering your intended message, building rapport, and conveying power and confidence. We’ll explore gestures, posture, movement, eye contact, voice, and even the non-verbal aspects of words.   Your facilitator, Pam Berns, has coached groups and individuals in effective communication in global corporations, government, non-profits, and international business schools. Her focus is on helping technical, quantitative, and scientific professionals develop leadership presence and persuasive messages. She also serves on GreenHomeNYC’s Communications Committee.   Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Place: DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, (between 39th & 40th) 22nd Flr, NYC   Click here to register!  

July 28, 2015

{Green Careers} August 2015 Meeting: LinkedIn Strategies

linkedinHard work, determination and patience have always been virtues that contribute to successful careers. However, today’s job market allows for increased visibility and opportunities for personal branding that go beyond the traditional resume. How can you create a positive and effective online perception for employers and open the door to more opportunities?   LinkedIn provides every rising star a platform to sell their education, experience and goals as a product. Few job seekers use their LinkedIn profile to its full potential, but GreenHomeNYC’s upcoming August Green Careers event aims to turn that profile into a true sales brochure.   Join us for a presentation lead by John Crant,  author, career coach and founder of SelfRecruiter.com with years of experience helping job seekers achieve their goals. John will be providing insight on building an online brand for a job in the sustainability industry as well as strategies and tools to grow your profile’s impact and network reach.   Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Place: DORMA Design Center, 1040 Avenue of the Americas, (between 39th & 40th) 22nd Flr, NYC Click here to register!   (more…)

June 4, 2015

{Green Careers} June 2015 Sustainable Career Tracks

For our June 9th Green Careers meeting, we’re inviting champions of sustainability and energy efficiency to talk to the group about their current work, their overall careers, and what advice they have for those people currently on the job hunt. IMG_3447 The goal is for attendees to gain perspective and information about different career paths within the multi-faceted sustainability industry. Come for the discussion and stay for the networking!   This months speakers will include: Christopher Mahase, Director of Sustainability, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development Jonce Walker, Sustainability Consultant at Terrapin Bright Green Yetsuh Frank, Managing Director, Strategy & Programs at Building Energy Exchange Michelle Andry, Partnership Coordinator at The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers   The June Sustainability Career Tracks event will take place as follows: Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm with networking afterwards Location: Facebook NYC, 770 Broadway (at E. 9th St), NYC 10003   Please note that space is limited! RSVP only if you are able to attend! RSVP HERE!   (more…)

August 12, 2013

The Green Spotlight on BE NYC: Erica Brabon

  Countdown to BE NYC! With only66days until October 16th, GreenHomeNYC is shining the spotlight on the experts who will be making BE NYC  conference an exceptional industry event!   One of the professionals participating in the conference is Erica Brabon.   EBrabon Bio Erica Brabon is a Senior Multifamily consultant at Steven Winter Associates. She is a frequent speaker at NESEA’s Building Energy conference and GreenHomeNYC events.  Erica will serve as co-chair of the Multifamily Buildings track for the upcoming BuildingEnergy NYC conference.  She will also be speaking at the workshop, “What Local Law 84 & 87 Mean and How to Get the Most Out of it”, at BE NYC.       What sparked your interest in sustainable building? Environmental activism is something I’ve been involved in since middle school. When I realized what an impact I could make working to make buildings more efficient in their use of energy and water, but also providing healthier living environments, I jumped at the opportunity.   Please reflect upon your experiences in speaking at GreenHomeNYC forums and Building Energy conferences? What are your thoughts on the programs? NESEA BE is my favorite conference because I not only learn from the pros but have a chance to meet them and talk shop in a unique environment. I’m a lifetime member and look forward to any NESEA events as well as GreenHomeNYC events. The connections made from both organizations have been integral in my professional development. The programs from both are great avenues for new ideas to not only reach the industry but the public. (more…)

May 5, 2010

Becoming a LEED Green Associate

GreenHomeNYC volunteer Brian Rahm reflects on his path to becoming LEED AP. I was between jobs, had some time to kill, and wanted to do something productive. “Why not go for my USGBC LEED Green Associate accreditation,” I thought. And so I did. This three-part blog posting is about the process I went through, the initial perceptions I had, the reality of what I found, and how my story may help others who wish to become LEED Green Associate accredited, but don’t know where to start. (more…)