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Pre-Conference Workshops 

(Wednesday, October 4 - Separate Registration Required)

  • Systemized Approach to Offering Job Searching Services
    Instructor: Ruth Pankratz, MBA, MRW, NCRW, CHJMC
    Gabby Communications (Limited to first 25 registrants)


  • Writing the Full Spectrum of Career Documents
    Presenter: Louise Kursmark, MRW, CPRW, CCM, JCTC, CEIP
    Best Impression Career Services. Earn 4 CEs.  (Limited to first 25 registrants)


2017 Conference Agenda

Please Click Here to download the Full Conference Program with detailed Session Descriptions.  The Schedule-at-a-Glance is on pages 7-9.


Please remember to check out our two exciting our two exciting Preconference Workshops that take place on Wednesday, October 4.  There is a separate registration required for the preconference workshops.  If you have already registered for the conference and want to add a preconference workshop please call 1.877.THE.NRWA or email


  • Opening Keynote (Wednesday, October 4): Celebrating the Past, Predicting the Future - Louise Kursmark, Best Impression Career Services
  • Morning Keynote (Thursday, October 5): Ditch the pitch! Dance on the edge of vulnerability-and connect more than ever before! - Deb Dib, Executive Power Brand
  • Closing Keynote (Friday, October 6): Who Do You Long to Be...Today, Tomorrow, in 20 Years? - Susan Britton, The Academies


Day 1 (Wednesday, October 4)

  • How to Make Recruiters Your Allies – Orlando Haynes
  • The Federal Application Process—It's Different and Far from Intuitive – Nancy Segal
  • Résumé Extenders – Pat Criscito
  • Military Transition Résumés – Diane Hudson
  • Growth-Plan Writing Workshop: Eight Week Agile Business Principles – Stan Washington
  • Build a Better Pipeline: Selling Profitable Services Across the Generations – Jan Melnik

Day 2 (Thursday, October 5)

  • Supporting Your Clients in the Gig Economy – Kimberly Schneiderman
  • Closing the Deal – Kris McGuigan
  • LinkedIn Marketing 101 – Nickquolette Barrett
  • Award-winning Résumés: Process Makes Perfect – Sharon Williams
  • Customer Service Excellence: Earn & Keep Your Best Customers –Brenda Cunningham
  • KISS: Techniques for Writing Documents with Clarity, Accuracy, Brevity, and Impact – Norine Dagliano
  • Cracking the Hidden Job Market: Awesome Opportunities for Résumé Writers and Job Seekers –Donald Burns
  • Beyond the Résumé: Adding Interviewing Services to Your Practice – Lorraine Beaman
  • Create Impact Bullets That Sell Your Clients' Value – Thomas Powner
  • Expand Your Brand: Publish a Book Now – Renee Bobb
  • 8 Great Ways to Earn More Money (Even if You Don't Like Selling) – David Pinkley
  • Creating the Future - 1st Annual Focus Group

Day 3 (Friday, October 6)

  • LinkedIn Profile Writing – Master the Art of the Conversation – Lisa McDonald
  • Subcontracting - The Truth – Ellen Steverson, Nancy Segal, and Thomas Powner
  • No-coding Solutions to Supporting Your Growing Business (and Revenue!) – Amy Adler
  • Cut Hours off the Writing Clock: How to be a More Efficient Writer – Dawn Rasmussen
  • Gigs, Contracts, and Flexjobs: Oh My! (Preparing for the New Job Landscape) – Wendy Gelberg
  • Best Practices to Keep Your Résumé Business Less Prone to Liability – Wendi Weiner
  • 3 Biggest Mistakes Federal Job Seekers Make That Prevent Them from Landing a Federal Job or Promotion – Camille Carboneau Roberts & Cris Anderson
  • Cultivating an Executive Presence to Coach and Write for the C-Suite and Senior-level Executives – Anne Marie Segal   
  • ATS Update 2017 – Pat Criscito
  • The Incredible Disappearing LinkedIn Profile – Brenda Bernstein
  • Why Gamification is the Next Big Thing in Résumé Writing and Job Hunting – Debra Mastic
  • Essential Microsoft Word Tips to Quickly Format Beautiful Résumés – Holly Genser

Please Click Here for a downloadable agenda

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