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September 26, 2018

ROOFTOP NETWORKING WITH LGBT+ HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

OUT PROFESSIONALS INVITES YOU TO MEET LGBT+ LEADERS OF THE CITY’S BOOMING HEALTHCARE SECTOR.

Healthcare is already New York’s second-largest employer, after government. Now, aiming to establish the city as a biotech hub, the city has renewed its commitment to attract the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

On Wednesday, September 26 — one day later than originally announced — Out Professionals invites you to network and socialize with LGBT leaders of biopharma companies; innovators in medical technology; providers of medical services and insurance; and others who facilitate our health and well-being.

The hard-to-beat scene? High Bar New York, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, in Midtown West. Its sleek ambiance and 360-degree skyline views have quickly made it an Out Professionals favorite.

Come prepared with business cards and enjoy attitude-free networking at Happy Hour prices. You can expect to meet Members and friends of Out Professionals … OP.LYNX, our dynamic women’s network … and dozens of our LGBT up-and-comers.

This industry-focused networking event, another in a new Out Professionals series, is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor and Medly Pharmacy.

WHAT’S UP
Rain-or-shine, outdoor-or-indoor networking and socializing from 6 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour savings until 7:30 p.m. Bottled beer: Imported, $6; domestic, $5. Wines, $8. Specialty cocktails, $9.

WHERE
High Bar New York, atop DoubleTree by Hilton, 350 West 40th Street. Subway: A/C/E/N/Q/R/W/1/2/3/7.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $20. Pre-registered, dues-paying Member of Out Professionals, $10. Dues-payer at the door, $15. Pre-registration closes at noon on September 25; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash preferred at the door.

ATTEND FREE WHEN YOU
|JOIN OR RENEW NOW!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the support of our loyal Individual and Business Members. Why not join them? Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s industry-focused mixer for just $65. Or network, socialize and enjoy the enhanced benefits of a 12-month Business Membership — just $125. Membership grants you free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. All sales final. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: September 26, 2018 6:00 pm
End: September 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: High Bar
Address:
350 W 40th St, New York, 10018

October 3, 2018

CAREER-BUILDING NETWORKING IN THE HEART OF HELL’S KITCHEN

ENJOY LGBT NETWORKING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO INVENTED IT. BRING A FRIEND, FREE!

On Wednesday, October 3, Out Professionals welcomes you and a friend to OP.LOUNGE, our pioneering networking series. The scene? Industry, 4000 square feet of tough chic in Hell’s Kitchen.

To gift a friend with free admission, just pre-register the new name and e-address along with your own.

Talking in person is extremely powerful. Here’s why it’s so important to network face-to-face:

  • 85% of jobs are filled through networking
  • 72% of people say someone’s appearance and handshake impacts their impression
  • 68% of entry-level professionals rate face-to-face networking higher than online networking
  • 41% percent of those who network would like to network more often

On Wednesday, October 3, experience the power of Out Professionals networking at Happy Hour prices.

WHERE
Industry, “The sexiest bar in midtown, with zero attitude” (FourSquare), at 355 West 52nd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Subway: Number 1/C/E to 50th Street; N/Q/R to 49th Street; B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Streets.

WHAT’S UP
Relaxed socializing and networking from 6 p.m. With an OutPro wristband, Happy Hour extends to 10 p.m. and everything — top-shelf brands included — is 2-4-1.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $10. Dues-paying OP Member, free with advance registration; $5 at the door. BRING A FRIEND, FREE! By registering in advance, an OP Member or nonmember may bring one friend free. Register now — add the friend’s name later, if you prefer. Pre-registration closes at noon on Wednesday, October 3; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome; cash only at the door.

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
WHEN YOU JOIN OR REJOIN NOW!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. Purchase an Individual Membership (12 months, just $65) in advance or at the door — enjoy free admission and a free drink. Or opt for the enhanced benefits of an OP Business Membership (12 months, $125) in advance or at the door — enter free and enjoy a free drink. All sales final. Membership grants you free entry at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events.

 

Start: October 3, 2018 6:00 pm
End: October 3, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Industry
Address:
355 West 52 St., New York, 10019, United States

October 6, 2018

REFRESH YOUR CAREER AT THIS FULL-DAY INTENSIVE

PREPARE FOR THE NEXT BIG STEP IN YOUR CAREER AT OUT PROFESSIONALS’ FULL-DAY, 5-SESSION CAREER INTENSIVE.

The job market is good. Now is the time to capitalize on your value. On Saturday, October 6, Out Professionals invites you to spend the day with career coach John Crant, creator of the Self-Recruiter® Series for Job Search and Career Management. The techniques Crant outlines during this five-session intensive are going to make a critical difference to your career. At the day’s fifth and final session, “Refreshing Your Image,” Crant is joined by image consultant and author David A. McKnight (“The Zen of Executive Presence”).

At this day-long event, you discover:
• Step-by-step Refresh Techniques to Transform your Career Brand
• Case-Study Master Class: Using a System to Drive Your Success
• LinkedIn and Resume Best Practices to Showcase Yourself
• Using Social Media to Spread Your Career Message
• Cracking the Code to a Refreshed Image

Session One: Visualizing a Pathway to Your Dream
– Just what is it that you’d really like to do?
– Aligning the sun, moon and stars
– The end, the means, and getting there
– Shadow Learning — from your aspirational competitors
– Creating your future plan and taking the first steps

Session Two: Rebranding Your Career — Step-by-step Refresh Techniques to Transform Your Career Brand
– Your resume must work in 3–5 seconds to make it into Stack Number One
– ‘Best Practices’ for an attention-getting LinkedIn profile
– Maximizing LinkedIn as a three-dimensional sales brochure
– It’s all about the focus of your story

Session Three: Case Study Master Class — Using a System to Drive Your Success
– It Really is About the Numbers
– Frozen in Place: You can get that magic back — If you can just get started!
– This Train That Never Ends: Keeping all those items “in the air”

Session Four: Using the Social Media Advantage in Your Career
– If a Tree Falls in the Forest: Getting career attention
– It’s a Chess Game: Think ahead six to eight (or 10 to 12) moves
– Building and Leveraging Your Career Story: It’s a social media campaign

Session Five: Cracking the Code to Refreshing Your Image
Image consultant and author David A. McKnight (“The Zen of Executive Presence”) believes that image management can provide you with the confidence and credibility you need to establish a positive connection at once. He shows you how to evaluate your professional presence — wardrobe, presentation, style. And helps you develop a preliminary action plan that you can begin to implement immediately.
– What are the differences between Identity, Image and Brand?
– Which four components make up someone’s Professional Image?
– Which are the elements of image you can and cannot control?
– For Professional Presence, which three elements are most easily adaptable?
– Of the seven acknowledged Universal Styles, which is your primary style? Your secondary?

David A. McKnight is a certified image consultant and life coach. He is the founder of McKnight Image Lab, a consulting and coaching firm based here. He is the author of “The Zen of Executive Presence: Build Your Business Success Through Strategic Image Management.” David works with high-performing professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives to develop an image and personal brand that can take a career or business to the next level. After earning a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, McKnight spent some 15 years as a management consultant and financial services corporate executive. His media appearances include Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, CNBC.com, The New York Post, PIVOT Magazine, JET.com and WSJ Market Watch.

John Crant is an author, career coach and sought-after speaker on job search and career management. He has lectured and presented seminars at the New York Public Library’s Job Search Central; the New York State Department of Labor and other workforce development organizations; Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses Program; and at the Harvard Business School Club of New York. His series “Secrets to Launching Your Career in a Changed Job Market” is specially designed for colleges and universities.

Self-Recruiter is a registered trademark of Provident Resource, Inc. All rights reserved.

Special thanks to our Venue Sponsor:

WHERE
Deloitte Consulting, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 49th-50th Streets. Enter behind the famed skating rink with its gilded statue of Mercury. Proceed to Empire A Room (40S019) on the 40th Floor. Subway: B/D/F/M to Rockefeller Center/47th-50th Street; E to Fifth Ave/53rd Street.

WHAT’S UP
Job search and career advancement intensive. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Bring your coffee early and talk with job search expert John Crant prior to the start. Seminar series with Q&A from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch break at approximately 12:30 p.m.

ADMISSION
Thanks to support from Venue Sponsor Deloitte, we are able to offer this full-day five-session event at a fraction of the normal cost. Nonmember (normally $225), just $125. Dues-paying OP Member (normally $195), just $95. Also included, your copy of “Self Recruiter® Changing the Rules” ($20 value). Seating limited. To guarantee your place, register early. All sales final. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges.

SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER
A 12-month Individual Out Professionals membership PLUS admission to this full-day, five-session job search and career advancement intensive (normally $245), just $145 total. And remember, that buys you a full year of low-cost or no-cost OP networking opportunities.

Start: October 6, 2018 10:00 am
End: October 6, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Deloitte Consulting
Address:
30 Rockefeller Center, New York, United States

October 16, 2018

SLEEP YOURSELF TO IMPROVED HEALTH AND CAREER SUCCESS

AT OUT PROFESSIONALS, SLEEP SCIENCE COACH SUSAN D’ADDARIO REVEALS HOW TO ACHIEVE THE CAREER REWARDS OF DEEP, RESTORATIVE SLEEP.

Lack of sleep negatively impacts a person’s ability to concentrate, focus and retain information. It increases health risks and inhibits professional success — affecting your mood and increasing the chances of irritability, depression, anxiety and poor judgement. Sleep loss reduces your ability to figure things out and be creative.

On Tuesday, October 16, certified sleep science coach Susan D’Addario reveals how you can go from being sleep deprived and feeling worn out to awaking rested, restored and ready to take on the world.

People who sleep less than six hours a night have proven more prone to heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity and memory loss. They have a 13 percent higher mortality risk than people averaging a daily eight hours of sleep. From a corporate viewpoint, sleep deprivation impacts employee healthcare and absenteeism — approximately 1.2 million working days are lost — and is costing US companies approximately $411 billion a year.

But what about you? Do you:

  • Struggle to get a good night’s sleep and feel chronically frustrated and exhausted?
  • Drop the ball at work and barely keep from nodding off during the day?
  • Spend time griping with co-workers and family members?
  • Take sleeping pills without long-term success?

Put an end to draining and damaging sleep loss and transform sleep-deprived nights into restorative sleep by discovering:

  • The Number One mistake people make that interferes with sleep
  • How poor sleep can sabotage you at work, at home — even put your health at risk
  • Why making changes in what you do during the day goes 50 percent of the way towards getting a good night’s sleep
  • The most important thing you can do to get a great night’s sleep

For more than 20 years, Susan D’Addario, LCSW and founder of Back-To-Sleep, has been transforming the lives of hundreds of people by helping them with a variety of life issues that get in the way of career growth, self-esteem, good relationships and inner happiness. As a Certified Sleep Science Coach, Susan helps companies to improve worker productivity, satisfaction and wellness with cutting-edge sleep science coaching methods. In her Total Sleep Transformation group, Susan coaches members having difficulties with sleep by providing essential sleep-related education and by integrating changes in sleep habits into their lives. By focusing on the whole person and specific issues that are making sleep difficult, Susan offers a customized approach towards mastering the ability to get a great night’s sleep and thrive.

Special thanks to Venue Sponsor PwC. PricewaterhouseCoopers is proud of its long-standing support of the LGBT community, including a dedication to workplace diversity and partnerships with organizations that advance equality.

WHAT’S UP
On Tuesday, October 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., “Sleep Yourself to Better Health and Professional Success,” a seminar with Q&A, featuring Susan D’Addario, LCSW.

WHERE
PwC — PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 300 Madison Avenue at 42nd Street, Room C1305. Subway: 4/5/6 or S to Grand Central Terminal. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $30. Dues-paying OP Member, just $20. Dues-paying OP Business Member, free with advance registration. Register now to guarantee seating; sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Advance ticketing ends at noon on October 16. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks! Walk-ins welcome, space permitting; cash only at the door.

JOIN OR REJOIN NOW — ATTEND FREE!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continued support of our Individual and Business Members. Enjoy a 12-month Individual OP Membership PLUS free admission tonight for just $65. Or join Out Professionals as a Business Member ($125) and by registering in advance, enjoy tonight and other select OP seminars and workshops completely free! All sales final. OutPro Members enjoy free entry at every month’s OP.LOUNGE and free or discounted admission at other OP events. Join or rejoin here — and thank you!

Start: October 16, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Address:
300 Madison Avenue, New York, United States

October 25, 2018

TOUR THE EMERGING WINES OF PORTUGAL.

NETWORK WHILE REDISCOVERING THE PAST: PORTUGUESE WINES ENTERING THE WORLD STAGE — AT THE CITY’S NUMBER ONE WINE SHOP.

Portugal is quietly becoming one of the most exciting wine producing countries in the world. After spending most of the 20th century under various isolationist regimes, Portuguese wines are once again slowly reaching the global market. These wines, often made with native varieties and extensive aging, represent an amazing value for those who know what to look for. Le Du’s is exploring these wines heavily at the moment, and we would love to share our discoveries with Our Professionals!

At this season’s tastings class, Le Du’s director of education, Lewis Kopman, guides you through these tremendous wines that are re-emerging as world-class favorites while still available at accessible prices:

  • Quinta do Regueiro, Regueiro Alvarinho Reserva 2016
  • Luis Pato Vinhas Velhas White 1991
  • Casa do Ramilo 2015
  • Quinta do Perdigão, Quinta do Perdigao Jaen 2010
  • Viuva Gomez Colares 2009
  • Sidonio de Sousa Baga Vin d’Autor 2009

A generous sample of each wine is paired with cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese Shop, a Village favorite for 75 years.

WHERE
Dedicated to the discovery of artisanal winemakers, Le Du’s Wines is located at 600 Washington Street, between Morton and Leroy Streets in the West Village. Subway: A/C/E, B/D/F/M to West 4th Street; 1 to Houston Street; PATH to Christopher Street. Questions? Consult MTA Trip Planner.

WHAT’S UP
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a welcoming glass of the aperitif, Vinho Verde, From 7:00 to 8:45 p.m., tastings and commentary on six additional wine pairings. Attendees enjoy a 5% percent discount on individual bottles, 15% on a case.

ADMISSION
Nonmember, $59. Dues-paying OP Member, $49. Space limited; best to register in advance. Pre-registration closes at noon on Thursday, June 14. Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. Pocket a copy of your online receipt; thanks!

OUT PROFESSIONALS REWARDS YOU
WHEN YOU JOIN OR RENEW!
As a registered nonprofit, Out Professionals relies on the continuing support of our Individual and Business Members. A 12-month Individual Out Professionals Membership PLUS guaranteed admission for one to tonight’s edition of OP’s Wine Club totals just $99. Or enjoy the expanded benefits of Business Membership — just $169. Sales final. Membership includes free entry to every month’s OP.LOUNGE and discounted admission at other OP events. Thanks for joining or renewing now!

Start: October 25, 2018 6:30 pm
End: October 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Venue: Le Dû's Wines
Address:
600 Washington St., New York, 10014, United States
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