Members in Transition (MIT)

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The National Forum for Black Public Administrators

is proud to announce the
Members in Transition Program (MIT)


MISSION

Successfully deliver proactive value to NFBPA members by providing structured career transition resources to support members during a period of adversity, challenge, and change.

OBJECTIVE

Effectively assist registered members in the MIT Program when faced with an involuntary (or voluntary) career change that leaves the member in a “transition” status.




PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Access to the NFBPA Ambassadors network of experienced NFBPA professionals offering one-on-one guidance and support.

  • Informational listings of MIT Program participants, which is accessed by potential employers. The page provides information to search firms, public sector, and nonprofit organizations seeking to fill positions from a valuable resource pool of experienced professionals seeking new opportunities. Your Linkedin profile is connected to this page.

  • Additional information on the page focuses on identified resources that provide career and professional development, strategies to maintain wellness during this transition period, and related networking resources, programs, and social media strategies.

  • Access to “Linkedin Learning” by connecting MIT Program participants to the relevant content at an appropriate time in their careers. Members have the opportunity to learn from best-in-class instructors across a broad learning library. Participants will have access to videos that aid in creating “learning paths” for career advancement.

  • “Members in Transition” workshop session at NFBPA Forum 2022.

  • A series of three, relevant 70-minute webinars presented by experienced professionals, developed uniquely for NFBPA’s MIT Program, will be available to all active MIT participants and NFBPA members.

GUIDELINES AND BENEFITS

  • Minimum of 5 years of current NFBPA membership.

  • Member released or resigned from employment within the prior 12 months.

  • Member will seek a public sector position or a position with a non-profit organization. Once employed, MIT Program participant will commit to full NFBPA membership for two years at the full member rate at the time.

  • MIT Program participation is up to 12 months, with eligibility to return to the MIT Program as new conditions occur.

  • MIT Program provides: (1) $150.00 virtual or onsite rate for NFBPA’s Forum and (2) National NFBPA membership dues waived upon next annual renewal. Local chapter dues will continue to be paid.

  • A completed application is required to be considered and accepted to participate in the MIT Program and obtain program benefits.

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PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

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TAMARA DANIELS
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Greater Chicago Area
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Resources, Webinars, & Meetings



MEETINGS

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Finding Your Way: Making Strategic Career Decisions, NFBPA Can Help!
October 19, 2022 | 12:30 PM EST


Making strategic career decisions, planning your path adn how NFBPA can help you.
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NFBPA Members In Transition (MIT) Monthly Discussion: Shifting Gears
September 14, 2022 | 12:30 PM EST


Shifting Gears: When to step on the gas and when to pump the brakes as you navigate your career.



WEBINARS

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Initial Training Webinar for MIT Ambassadors and Recruits (May 4, 2022)

A Members in Transition Program Ambassador offers significant value for NFBPA members at a transition stage in their career. This webinar will discuss the importance of Ambassadors as a value added resource to the continued career success and retention of its members.  They function as professional colleagues, advisors, and supporters  -- not employment consultants.  An Ambassador provides help with foreseen transition issues, offers tactical career advice, and aids with professional support to the MIT participant.  They maintain contact with local and regional NFBPA leadership. Ambassadors may introduce an MIT participant to local and national search resources known to the Ambassador. The efforts of MIT Ambassadors are performed in support of NFBPA and its members on a volunteer basis. Key methods, resources available and tactics are shared.

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Mindfulness: Exploring the Self During Professional Transition (May 10, 2022)

Explore how mindfulness can profoundly benefit you during a career transition as you step back in authentic and quiet reflection;

1. To become fully aware of how you want to grow personally,
2. To meaningfully aim toward what you next want to do professionally
3. To maintain needed balance and a sense you are steering the ship of your life
4. To prepare you to heighten and enrich your leadership abilities with the goal to secure a position that is a high-quality match for you.


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Successful Professional Networking-Refining Your Brand (May 17, 2022)

Focus on the benefits of using LinkedIn as a tool for networking and professional development in preparation for your transition to a new position. Learn the advantages, disadvantages, available features, and identify additional resources such as O*Net Online, Jobs can, and Reputation Management, with resources for free training and strategies to examine and update your social media profile.

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Surviving Relational Challenges "Dare to Prepare" (May 26, 2022)

Discover alternative strategies to cope with, and respond to, workplace conflicts and aggression from superiors and peers that can damage relationships and/or professional status. Develop proactive and reactive strategies to manage and learn from these challenging situations.Examine and preserve agreed-upon work plan and goals, and ensure current and future identified workplace protections.


RESOURCES

  Ambassador Application

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Participants Application
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Visit the NFBPA Career Center for new job opportunities
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MIT Facebook Page
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MIT LinkedIn Page
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Related Websites
Government Resource
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The Novak Consulting Group
Institute For Excellence (i4x)
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For more information please contact:
James G. Gaston II
mit.nfbpa@gmail.com

James D. Gaston, III
jamesgaston3@ beyondthebottomlineii .com
202.810.3134



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