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Teleconference Series


7:00-8:00 pm

Staying Positive while Job Hunting Michele Broomfield, PHR, Certified Coach & Trainer, Results Coaching Systems and The Broomfield Group Looking for a job, particularly in the current economy, can be a frustrating, lengthy process that can lead to negative thinking. Employment consultant Michele Broomfield will discuss practical ways to maintain motivation and a positive outlook while searching for your next job. THURSDAY, MARCH 25

7:00-8:00 pm

How to Search and Apply for Jobs Online Lori Daly, Human Resource Professional Eric Elmore, Human Resource Representative Does the thought of looking for a job online feel overwhelming? Which job board sites are the best to use? Is your resume formatted properly, especially if it will be scanned by computer software? Lori Daly and Eric Elmore, two human resource (HR) professionals, will discuss tricks of the trade of Internet job searching.


7:00-8:00 pm


7:00-8:00 pm

Practical Applications of the ADA Amendments

Considerations for Career Changers

Marian Vessels, Director of the DBTAC Mid-Atlantic ADA Center Did you know that significant amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been proposed? Marian Vessels, Director of the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center, will discuss the ADA, proposed changes, key issues including accommodations and disclosure, and the direct implications for people with MS.

Dorra Blacker, MA, Clinical Specialist, Vocational Services, Rusk Institute Karen Jackson, National MS Society Member



7:00-8:00 pm

Resources for Training and Placing Older Workers Arthur Koff, Founder, and Author of Invent Your Retirement Yolanda Lallo, National MS Society Member Are you an older individual looking to return to the workforce or change careers? Arthur Koff, an active senior, will discuss various tips for older workers seeking employment, including where to search, temporary work, volunteering, and resume writing. Yolanda Lallo will share her experiences working with a Senior Community Service Employment Program that ultimately led to gainful employment.

Are you having difficulty with your current job? Are you considering changing careers but need direction? Vocational rehabilitation specialist Dorra Blacker will explore the necessary steps to effectively navigate this transition. Karen Jackson will share her own experiences that led to shifting her career. 7:00-8:00 pm

Starting a Business: With the Right Supports, It’s Easier Than You Think Beth Keeton, Senior Consultant, Griffin-Hammis Associates & The Center for Social Capital Have you considered starting a business but felt you did not have the necessary skills? With the right supports, it may be easier than you think. Employment consultant Beth Keeton will discuss different types of businesses, important things to consider, and potential resources available to help launch a successful business.

By Telephone Register for any calls in the Employment Teleconference Series by calling the National MS Society at 1-800-344-4867 at least two weeks prior to the call(s) in which you would like to participate.

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Online Visit your local chapter’s Web site. To find your chapter’s site, go to Enter your zip code, and click on the search button for your chapter’s contact information.

Teleconference Series Six Consecutive Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Hosted by the National Capital, New York City-Southern New York, and Greater Delaware Valley Chapters and open to neighboring chapters


To Participate After you have registered, you will receive call-in instructions and an information packet via e-mail approximately one week prior to the call.

March 25 - How to Search and Apply for Jobs Online 733 Third Ave., third floor New York, NY 10017

Studies show that early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can greatly reduce future disease activity and improve quality of life for many people with multiple sclerosis. Talk to your health care professional and contact the National MS Society at or 1-800-344-4867 to learn about ways to help manage multiple sclerosis and about current research that may one day reveal a cure.

March 18 - Staying Positive while Job Hunting

April 1 - Practical Applications of the ADA Amendments April 8 - Resources for Training and Placing Older Workers April 15 - Considerations for Career Changers April 22 - Starting a Business: With the Right Supports, It’s Easier Than You Think

2010 Employment Teleconference Series