Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"The Changing World of Work"

Hello Everyone, 

The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by a speaker, Brian Coughlin. The facilitator for this week will be Sheri Ablaza. We will devote the first hour to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Important Note: Please make a serious, concerted effort to arrive befor10:00 AM. We are going to start the meeting on time at 10:00 AM. In the second hour, Brian will talk about "The Changing World of Work."

"The Changing World of Work"

This program is designed to have the members begin to look at the job search in a different way. The days of life time employment OR Long term employment are over. Today we are all Free Agents and we must begin to think like a free agent. In this job search, you are the President of YOU INC."

Brian Coughlin

Brian Coughlin has accumulated more than three decades of expertise in human resource management, and partnered with many business operations to help them control costs and maximize resources and profits. Brian is experienced in all facets of human resources, including: 

Employee Relations 
* Labor Relations 
* Compensation 
* Payroll Administration 
* Staffing 
* Benefits 
* Union Negotiation and Grievances 

Brian Coughlin has repeatedly and consistently demonstrated the ability to plan, direct, control and lead experienced human resource professionals at larger companies including Texas Instruments®, Smiths Group PLCTM, Liberty Mutual®, Tucker HousewaresTM, and others. He has a successful track record of introducing programs to build strong union-free organizations. While working at companies such as Tredegar Molded ProductsTM and Handy & Harman Electronics Materials Corp.TM, Brian developed a thorough understanding of the special needs of smaller organizations. With more than three decades of experience as an adjunct faculty member at Fisher College, and more recently at Dean College, Brian Coughlin has developed and delivered well-received courses in International Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, Principles of Management, and Micro- and Macro-Economics classes. Brian holds an M.S. Degree in Management from Lesley University, and a B.S. in Management from the University of Massachusetts. 

Schedule for HNG Meetings:

August 14, 2015
 Barbara Finer TechSandBox
August 21, 2105 Patricia Hunt Sinacole TBD

General Information 

The networking group meets in Hopkinton, at St. John the Evangelist Church parish hall. The meeting occurs, from 10 to 12 noon, and will meet the first and third Friday of the month. The parish hall has a capacity for 250 people and there is plenty of parking spaces in the parking lot and on the street. Around the perimeter of the parish hall are rooms to allow us to have focused network groups or for any other purpose we need. We chose the first and third Friday to allow everyone to attend the Acton Networking Group or any other networking group, if they wanted, on the Friday we do not meet.

We will maintain our close affiliation with Acton Networkers by using the same list-server to share information between the groups. Any e-mails specific to the Hopkinton Networking Group (HNG) will be indicated in the subject line either by "Hopkinton Networking Group" or "HNG"; this way anyone attending these meetings will know the e-mail is intended for them.

We will follow the following agenda items:
* Welcome
* Landings (with doughnuts)
* Announcements
* New member introductions
* Needs and Leads
* Speaker(s), Workshop, or Focus Group
* Cleanup

For those new members who give their introductions, this is what we would like to know:
* Name
* Skills and Value Statement
* Where have you been?
* Where are you going?
* Your title
* Your target companies
* Geography of search
* Name and e-mail address

If anyone wants to join our team, please let one of us know; we could always use the extra help and input for ideas.


Take Rt. 495 North/South and get off Exit 21A. Go through three traffic lights. Colella's Supermarket is on the right at the third traffic light. The first street after the third traffic light is Church Street, take a right turn. The church is on the right. Go around to the left of the parking lot and go into the side entrance of the parish hall.

Depending upon where you live, perhaps you may want to use Mapquest for a more direct route. The address of the church is:
St. John the Evangelist
20 Church Street
Hopkinton, MA 01748


Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) Coordinators:
Emilia Gordon 
Gil Krispien 
William Lam 
Ronaldo Lu 
Vincent Rocheleau