International Spouse Career Lunches 2020

These events are held in an informal setting, but provide a chance for internationals to network, meet with other spouses and to share both professional and personal experiences and interests.

Apart from enjoying a delightful lunch and meeting new acquaintances, these events will also have a career focus on giving you tips on career-related topics and cultural aspects in Denmark. Some of the topics could range:

  • Do you need new ideas on how to enhance your job search?
  • Do you know how to create a CV or resume that stands out to employers?
  • Have you mastered the Danish hygge?

Each month’s theme will be conceptualised based on input from guest speakers, recruiters/head hunters, international spouses and expats.

Children are very welcome to the event; a cosy kid’s area has been set up to occupy them creatively.


17th  November 2020

Time: 9.30 - 15.30 hrs

Registration deadline: 10th November 2020


Workshop: Unleash Your Talents - Personal Branding

If you are a professional looking to re-shape your career, applying for a new position or would like to be more visible for recruiters and employers, this workshop is for you. In today’s global, digital world we all need to stand out - But how? Personal Branding is the answer.

Goal

During this workshop you will:

  • Learn what a Personal Brand is
  • Discover tips on how to build your brand to stand out and be visible online (LinkedIn)
  • Have a professional head shot taken to use for your LinkedIn profile, CV

Content

During this interactive workshop we will focus on visibility online, how to define yourself and which direction you would like to go in to pursue your professional wants and needs. Together we will define and explore the power of a personal brand and why image is important. We will discuss how to create and sustain a personal brand and how it can boost the professional identity.

We will take the necessary steps to guide you towards what you want your brand to be. We will explore the importance of your personal values which are the building blocks for your personal brand.  We will top it off with a professional head shot for each participant.

Together we will:

  • discuss Purpose and the Why
  • pin point what visibility online is and how to achieve it
  • learn about and how to talent stack
  • discuss and explain what a personal brand is and its importance 
  • obtain personal branding knowledge and tools (workbook)
  • create an action plan for a personal brand execution (content, consistency, clarity)

Participants and Expectations

This workshop will be an all-day event including lunch. Personal Branding is relevant for all those who already are active online (LinkedIn) and those who are just beginning. It is important to have a LinkedIn profile before the course, we will be working on it during the day, so do not worry if it is work in progress. This workshop is interactive and we will have a series of exercises both individual and in groups. We kindly ask you to arrive ready to have your professional headshots taken. This workshop will be informal, and we would also like to give you the opportunity to network with one another in a safe and relaxed environment.

Instructors

Kathy Borys Siddiqui - Active Action

Céline Martin Pedersen - Céline M. Photograph  

Facilitator:

Kathy was born in Poznań, Poland and has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross-cultural kid she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she experienced life as a re-pat as well as an expat/love-pat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers.

Just when she least expected it, she met her Danish husband and once again packed her life in boxes and set off to live the happily ever after in the land of the Vikings and Hygge. Over the span of 10 years she has lived on Fyn, in Jylland and currently in Nordsjælland.

Kathy holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, public speaker, Personal Brand Specialist, entrepreneur, columnist for The International Denmark and Thrive Global.

A firm believer that if you are lacking something - create it. She is the founder of Active Action - supporting International Spouses/Partners in their transitions by providing 1-1 consultations, facilitating workshops, supporting companies and universities hiring Internationals as well as municipalities welcoming them. Kathy is a running enthusiast, active lifestyle advocate, collaborator, speaker, writer, wife and Mom.

Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V

Price: Free

Register for the Workshop: Unleash Your Talents - Personal Branding event


8th December 2020

Time: 9.30 - 13.00 hrs.

Registration deadline: 1st December 2020


Workshop: Unleash Your Talents - ABC’s of Networking and Active LinkedIn

 

Networking is fundamental in Denmark. Here is how LinkedIn writes about themselves (about.linkedin.com) “Welcome to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with 706+ million users…” As a professional trying to make yourself stand out from this flood of talent, you have to do something significant. Building a network that works for your career and can help you achieve your professional goals is what we will be learning about during this workshop. In order to be a good networker, you have to know what it really means to network and how to customise it to your professional needs. As Internationals, you will often face the reality of having to reshape or enhance your professional identity. Using networking and LinkedIn is a great opportunity to emphasise your skills and talents as well as expand your professional network.

Goal

Join this workshop and learn:

•    what it really means to network

•    how to customise networking so it is a match with your needs

•    the difference between active and static LinkedIn profile

•    how to connect with professionals you would like in your network

Content

•    The focus of this workshop is to provide you with knowledge and tools on how to expand your network, as well as create and maintain an active LinkedIn profile.

•    Together, we will discuss and learn about tricks and tips to improve your LinkedIn profile and enhance your networking skills.

•    discuss how to use LinkedIn as an active networking tool

•    gain an understanding of what an Active LinkedIn profile is and how to create your own

•    work on your LinkedIn profile, Headline, About

•    Action plan to activate and maintain an active LinkedIn account

Participants and Expectations

This workshop will highlight the importance of Networking online specifically with LinkedIn. In order for you to gain as much as possible out of this course it will be very helpful if you already have a LinkedIn account. Please bring a laptop, as we will be working with your LinkedIn profiles during the workshop. This will be a half a day workshop ending with lunch and networking.

Instructor

Kathy Borys Siddiqui - Active Action

About Kathy Borys Siddiqui…

Kathy was born in Poznań, Poland and has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross-cultural kid she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she experienced life as a re-pat as well as an expat/love-pat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers.

Just when she least expected it, she met her Danish husband and once again packed her life in boxes and set off to live the happily ever after in the land of the Vikings and Hygge. Over the span of 10 years she has lived on Fyn, in Jylland and currently in Nordsjælland.

Kathy holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, public speaker, Personal Brand Specialist, entrepreneur, columnist for The International Denmark and Thrive Global.

A firm believer that if you are lacking something - create it. She is the founder of Active Action - supporting International Spouses/Partners in their transitions by providing 1-1 consultations, facilitating workshops, supporting companies and universities hiring Internationals as well as municipalities welcoming them. Kathy is a running enthusiast, active lifestyle advocate, collaborator, speaker, writer, wife and Mom.

Location: Gyldenløvesgade 11, 6th floor, 1600 Copenhagen V

Price: Free

We will serve you a light breakfast, coffee, tea and fruit before the event. We will provide sandwiches for lunch and in the afternoon we serve coffee and a snack.

Register for the Workshop: Unleash Your Talents - ABC’s of Networking and Active LinkedIn event