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The Greater Philadelphia Network is a local network of career development professionals started by members of the Association of Career Professionals International ( http://www.acpinternational.org/ ) in 1995. As career development professionals we are affiliated with organizations or practicing independently. Our members deliver career services to individuals and groups in corporations, career transition firms, non-profit organizations, recruiting firms and colleges.

Hudson Whitenight, MEd.  Organizational Development Consultant/Videographer/Photographer

President, ACPI - Greater Philadelphia Network

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March 15, 2013

 Victims, Survivors and Navigators: How to Work with Three Types of Clients

 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 Pyramid Club

52nd Floor, 1735 Market Street in Philadelphia

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$25 for ACP Members

$15 for Full Time Students

$35 for Guests/non-ACP members

Please register online by 5 pm, March 10th

Breakfast included.  $5 additional if registering at the door.

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Questions:  215.561.7131 x 3 or acp.philly@gmail.com

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March 15th Meeting TOPIC

March 15, 2013

ACPI - Greater Philadelphia Meeting

Victims, Survivors and Navigators:

How to Work with Three Types of Clients

Befuddled by clients that are just plain stuck and resistant to moving on? Rick will introduce us to the "Victims, Survivors and Navigators" model and discuss how he developed it.  We will learn valuable guidelines for dealing with change and how to successfully work with clients in the Victim and Survivor modes.

Rick McKnight, PhD  is the author of Victim, Survivor or Navigator: Choosing a Response to Workplace Change  and co-author of Leading Strategy Execution. Rick consults to CEOs, top leaders and their teams. For the five years prior to founding McKnightKaney, a strategy consulting group, he was Vice President of Organizational Consulting at Right Management.  Learn more at www.mcknightkaney.com.

Rick, an experienced executive coach, is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations as they make accelerated change. He is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council and writes a monthly column for the Philadelphia Business Journal. 

Rick holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from Temple University.


Our mission:

ACP Greater Philadelphia exists to foster collaborative relationships among professionals in the field of career services including: college/university and private career counselors, outplacement consultants and workforce development practitioners, and to facilitate the awareness and development of relevant knowledge and skills so that all may be able to provide service consistent with the high standard of excellence and current knowledge expected by our customers/clients.


Use the link below to complete a simple membership application for the ACP Greater Philadelphia Chapter and to pay your membership fee.


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Chapter dues are $65 a year; $25 if you are a full time student. You will be invoiced annually in your anniversary month. Membership in ACP Greater Philadelphia Chapter is independent from your membership in the Association of Career Professionals International ( http://bit.ly/acpiJOIN).

Chapter membership is a solid investment in your career.



The Benefits of a Membership in the Association of Career Professionals Philadelphia Network:

  • Attend quality professional development programs at a reduced member fee
  • Initiate and nurture collegial relationships with the best career professionals in the field
  • Learn and share career best practices in academic, career firms, agencies and independent practices
  • Mentor younger professionals or be mentored by experienced professionals
  • Achieve support for credentialing from the Institute of Career Certification International

2013 Employment Prospects for the Greater Philadelphia Area

2013 Jobs: When, Where and For Whom

by Barabara Bair, ACP PR Chair

 Employment opportunities in the Philadelphia Region --- is it good? Not so good?  or somewhere in-between... and what are employers looking for?

 Participants at our January 11th meeting found answers to these and many other questions, when they were treated to a comprehensive conversation addressing industry growth for 2013, and general skills/experience and education requirements for "hot" jobs relative to the healthcare, financial and technology/manufacturing fields. 

 Phillip R. Hopkins, VP of Research for Select Greater Philadelphia opened the meeting by sharing current employment trends and expectations for the region. He noted that while employment growth has slowed, growth is best in the business services area, as well as logistics (including transportation) and wholesale trade.  

 Bowen Knarr, Account Executive with Stephen James Associates cited that key areas of growth in the financial sector will be in specialized services - niche areas.  Bowen noted there is a new flexibility in hiring practices currently, making it easier to transition into this field. Many employers are offering "contract to hire" opportunities which often pay benefits!

 Jean Kozicki, Director, Recruitment Main Line Health noted that as healthcare reform continues, the consumer is better informed, and therefore the focus is more "patient centered". As a result, healthcare recruiters are seeking people who demonstrate compassion, are "culturally competent" and possess critical thinking skills. Recruiters are specifically looking for individuals with a Bachelors degree in Nursing. Areas of growth include positions in critical care, physical therapists, occupational therapists and physician assistants, as well as, medical coders/billing staff. She added that, hiring in the Healthcare filed has been steadily increasing in our region!

 Ed Grose, Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, commented that the hospitality industry is experiencing moderate growth as Philadelphia continues to develop its tourism ventures beyond our traditional historical focus. He sees growth in sales, meeting planning, security, facilities management and front line hotel positions. Ed noted that most employers are seeking solid interpersonal skills and people who have knowledge of energy efficiency.  

 Dave VanderDoes, Recruitment Consultant for the CBI Group, sited a tremendous need for engineers in the manufacturing sector; in fact, he noted at present, there is a shortage of engineers. Additionally, there is a specific need for material science professionals. He encouraged us, as career consultants, to tell our clients that they should be connected to their engineering alumni group because manufacturing recruiters regularly seek candidates from such sources!   Dave noted that the areas of expertise most sought are: process development, compliance, quality assurance, clinical trials, and new product development because of the number of professionals retiring from those positions.

 Phil Harkins summed up the discussion by noting that there is a demand in the Philadelphia region as a whole for people who have a knowledge of global economics, as well as, their specific professional subject knowledge. He pointed out that our region is an economically desirable area, especially with the work at the Marcellus shale. He also pointed out that Philadelphia has the second busiest UPS facility in the world, as well as, being a major pharmaceutical distribution center.  In short, employment prospects for 2013 look good!

 Mark your calendar for March 15th, our next great meeting!

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