South Orange Co - Empowering Your Professional Persona
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South Orange Co - Empowering Your Professional Persona

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Presenter: Susan Howington
Contact: Sydney Dougherty

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PIHRA South Orange Co

Empowering Your Professional Persona

presented by Susan Howington


When we have personal and professional confidence, our careers can effectively take on a more strategic, exhilarating and fulfilling course. This presentation takes career management principals to a new level of realization, as it shares the invariable secrets to building career significance, relevance, influence and success.

Be prepared to think about your own particular and unique professional stardom as you will be encouraged to think deeply about how you can be more valuable to your organization. You will learn the secrets to building a successful and remarkable career.

Regardless of your position, this presentation will inspire and excite you and provide tools to help you be more empowered and intentional with your career in the coming New Year!

HR professionals will learn the following:

  • Career management advice that can be used right away
  • Techniques that will help you to be heard by your boss and corporate client base
  • Determine if your talent is being used to build value for the company
  • How to be more influential and gain respect within the organization


Program Agenda

7:00 am – 7:30 am Registration and Networking
7:30 am – 8:00 am Welcome
8:00 am – 9:00 am Speaker Presentation
9:00 am – 9:10 am Closing Remarks




Susan Howington, CEO, Career Consultant, Executive Coach, Confidence Builder, Media Personality

“I receive great fulfillment knowing I was instrumental in helping people succeed in their careers and realize their professional dreams and goals.”

Susan Howington is the CEO and Founder of the outplacement and career coaching firm called Power Connections Career Services, Inc. Her life-long goal is to help professionals of all levels create, manage and advance their careers through career enjoyment and fulfillment; which, ultimately, leads to their success.

Susan was profiled by OC Metro Magazine as one of 15 Orange County Women Who Inspire Others. She has appeared in the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, and numerous national online publications. She is the author of the book called “How Smart People Sabotage Their Job Search: 10 Mistakes Executives Make and How to Fix Them.”

Power Connections was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal article called “Assistance for Laid Off Workers Gets Downsized” and the Wall Street Journal article called “To Look Young at Work, Hide Your Child’s Age.” She has had the pleasure of being a regular guest on a variety of TV and radio shows and is a former host of the Spectrum Cable TV show called Eye on Business.

Previously, Susan was the Co-Chair of the Orange County National Human Resources Association Executive of the Year Award Initiative. Susan is currently a founding Board Member of the Orange County and San Diego chapters DisruptHR and she is a member of SHRM.


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This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) for review.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $50 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $35

Online registration closes on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


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Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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