January 18 - Transitions / Job Club Meeting

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01/18/2018 - Thursday, 6:00pm8:00pm
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
Speaker: Debbie Lew
Topic: Leveraging Leadership Capabilities and Competencies for Career Transitions

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Join Debbie Lew for a discussion and facilitated workshop on leadership capabilities for promotion and transitioning into new careers whether at your current organization or after leaving your organization due to restructuring or seeking a new passion.

Do you need to master all the recommended leadership capabilities and competencies? Do you need different leadership skills for different situations? Which skills will help you transition into a new role and career? What does your leadership path and journey look like? How do you mentor and coach others that are at the crossroads of their careers and seek new challenges?

Debbie will facilitate fun exercises, informal conversations and questions to gain insights from participants and share insights from her experiences transitioning to different career paths. She has had more than seven careers prior to joining EY. At EY she has had the opportunity to be a leader in 4 different areas/practices before early retiring and pursuing a new career passion. She will also share the importance of leadership development through volunteerism.

In this session you will learn:

  • Leadership competencies that are applicable for your career transition.
  • The importance of personal branding; networking; coaching, mentoring and sponsorship especially in the new “gigging” world.
  • How volunteerism can facilitate leadership development and career transitions.


About the Speaker:

Debbie Lew is a recently retired Executive Director at Ernst and Young where she led the Health Risk IT practice. She was an IT governance, risk and compliance executive. She graduated from York University in Toronto with a B.A. majoring in Fine Arts (Dance) and started her career as a Dance Therapist. She went back to school and graduated in Computer Science with a major in EDP
Auditing. She has also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership program.

Her careers included leadership roles in Information Technology Audit, Business Process Reengineering, Strategic Planning, PMO and Market Development for a technology company. She has worked in a variety of industries including government, financial services, media and entertainment, oil and gas and healthcare.

She is strong believer in paying it forward and giving back to the community. She is currently ISACA’s (*) Global Chair, Leadership Development Advisory Council, responsible for meeting the board mission of developing a leadership program for ISACA leaders and enabling members to be business leaders in their careers. She was a member of the Audit Committee, Governance Council and a Director on the Global Board of ISACA, She was also the first female member of the COBIT (business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT) Steering Committee and a member of the credentialing task force developing the CRISC certification for IT Risk practitioners.

She is a past president of the Los Angeles ISACA chapter and currently chairs the largest IT governance, assurance, risk management and cybersecurity conference in Southern California. She is on the Accounting and Information System’s Advisory Board of California State University (Northridge) and is an Adjunct Professor.

Debbie is a frequent speaker and has been interviewed by SiriusXM Radio - Wharton Business School on the importance of role models for girls. She has been presented ISACAs’ President’s Award for her contributions to the profession and GenHERation’s ICON Award for her contribution to advancing young women.

* Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) has 140,000 members in over 180 countries and is considered a world leader in the information governance, control, security, and audit profession.


Event Cost:


Meeting Agenda:
6:00 to 6:15 PM - Registration and Networking
6:15 to 6:25 PM - Welcome Attendees, PMI Announcements
6:30 to 7:55 PM - Presentation and Discussion
7:55 to 8:00 PM - Final Announcements
8:00 PM - Adjourn


Location Information:
Dr. Dianne G Van Hook University Center
Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Room 107
$3.00 with permit from kiosk located in lot 14


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This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


Questions/Suggestions/Volunteer Inquiries:
Contact NoC.transitions@pmi-la.org


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