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LVP Virtual Meeting - Overcoming Age Discrimination

Meeting Notification, Friday, June 26, 10:00am

LVP has been meeting virtually using the ZOOM meeting software.  Each week’s meeting still starts promptly at 10:00 AM each Friday morning.  You can join the meeting by using one of the links here:
Topic: LVP Weekly Virtual Meeting - Overcoming Age Discrimination & Networking Discussion Groups 
Time: Jun 26, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 865 9867 3873
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Meeting ID: 865 9867 3873
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                           Meeting Moderator: James M. Laverty, Chair, LVP
10:00 AM – Welcome and Announcements
10:05 AM  Today’s Presentation - Overcoming Age Discrimination” with Ken Sher
Today’s Presentation
Age discrimination is described as “treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older.”

So, it’s illegal to not offer a job because of age... but we all know that the reality is that it happens. But the reality, also, is that it’s still possible, and likely, that you will find an opportunity based on your great knowledge and experience that you’ve gained throughout your career... it just might take a little longer.

This talk will focus on helping you minimize the chance that age will be an issue, how to identify when the hidden objection of age comes up and how to handle it including:

Attend this interactive presentation and you will learn:
  • To identify when your age may be an issue
  • How the “TRUST Success Model” can help you overcome any challenges
  • How to position yourself as the right person for the job
  • What to do to take age out of the equation
  • What to include... and not include... in your marketing materials and interview answers
Today’s Speaker
Ken Sher has been providing Career Coaching and Executive Leadership Coaching for nearly 30-years. He had the painful experience of being laid off, after nearly 25-years, from a Fortune 50 company. But, after working through the pain of being suddenly out of work, he figured it out and won 3-jobs while still in his 50s.
Now, Ken helps his clients figure out the job market to find their next opportunity.
Ken held multiple leadership roles, including Director, Johnson & Johnson Sales Recruiting, where he refined his skills about how to identify, recruit and retain talent.  He brings that experience and a practical approach to coaching that often leads to professional transformation for his clients..
Ken is a member of the Five O’clock Club, the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN) and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and a member of the National Speaker’s Association Academy. Ken practices what he teaches about developing a healthy work/life balance and enjoys spending time with his wife Nancy and their 3 grown children. Ken may be contacted at or or
10:45 AM – Training –Small Networking Discussion Groups via breakout rooms. Training Committee members will be facilitating in each room.
11:15 AM – Your Elevator Speech
11:30 AM -- Adjourn
Next Meeting:  Friday, July 3, 2020
No Meeting – Happy Independence Day Weekend
Please note that meeting end times are approximate as we have more and more information we need to provide to our members. If your schedule requires an early exit, please be aware of ongoing speakers and exit quietly so as to not disturb other members’ attention to the presentation.


There have been recent security issues where "hackers" have disrupted other Zoom meetings. To help ensure our meeting isn't interrupted, please help us by taking the following steps:
  • Please arrive early - the meeting will start promptly at 10:00am - the meeting will be "locked" at 10:05am after which you won't be able to enter
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