<!-- Copy everything on this page and paste it in Mailchimp using the <> Source button in the editor --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Official Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/salary_negotiation_workshop">The Most Important Career Conversation We Don't Want to Have: Salary Negotiation</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/salary_negotiation_workshop" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3471/meta_images/original/Orange_and_Black_Vector_Job_Fair_Flyer.jpg?1533069647" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3471/meta_images/original/Orange_and_Black_Vector_Job_Fair_Flyer.jpg?1533069647" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, August 14 - 05:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/salary_negotiation_workshop" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1111+20th+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20526%2C+United+States">Peace Corps Headquarters </a></h3> <p><span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">How do you make sure you’re asking for the right salary? What can you do to get the best possible offer from a prospective employer? What are some ways to overcome common obstacles like nerves or answering salary questions too soon?</span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Develop your salary negotiation strategies now in an interactive workshop! You will learn best practices in conducting market research, overcoming obstacles during the application process, and negotiating a final offer. </span></span></p> <p><span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">About the facilitator: An RPCV from South Africa, Dr. Ronda Ansted worked in many positions in the non-profit and international development field--including business development and recruiting--before starting her private practice, <em>Be the Change Career Consulting.</em> Her struggles with the job search when she was a new RPCV inspired her to work with people who want to make the world a better place, and to leverage their strengths to make meaningful and rewarding contributions to society. She is the creator of <em>My Career Design Studio, </em>an interactive, gamified, career coaching app based on positive psychology and neuroscience, with an international user-base!</span></span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/jazz_in_the_garden">Jazz in the Garden Feat. 3Divas</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/jazz_in_the_garden" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3475/meta_images/original/jazz_in_the_garden.jpg?1533912452" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3475/meta_images/original/jazz_in_the_garden.jpg?1533912452" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, August 17 - 04:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/jazz_in_the_garden" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=7th+NW+and+Constitution+Ave%2C+Washington+DC%2C+DC+20565%2C+United+States">The Sculpture Garden</a></h3> <p>Please join RPCV/W and NoVa RPCVs for one more evening of the Jazz in the Garden this summer. The band will be 3Divas <span>(swing piano trio). For more information, visit <a href="https://www.nga.gov/press/jazz.html">nga.gov/press/jazz</a>. We will be meeting in the shade near the big red sculpture that is hard to miss. The National Gallery Sculpture Garden is located between Constitution Ave. and Madison Dr. -- we will be sitting closer to the Madison Dr. side of the garden.</span></p> <p><span>Our RPCV/W Historian, Jesse, will arrive around 6pm -- email <a href="mailto:historian@rpcvw.org">historian@rpcvw.org</a> or call/text 413-772-9195 if you are having trouble finding the group. Elaine Staab is the NoVa RPCVs contact and she will arrive to grab our spot around 4pm. Please use Elaine as your contact if you plan to arrive before 6pm.</span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/find_your_balance_with_rpcv_w">Find your balance with RPCV/W</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/find_your_balance_with_rpcv_w" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3470/meta_images/original/Yoga_Event_August_%282%29.png?1533008861" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3470/meta_images/original/Yoga_Event_August_%282%29.png?1533008861" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Sunday, August 19 - 02:30 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/find_your_balance_with_rpcv_w" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3160+NW+16th+St%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20010%2C+United+States">Mt. Pleasant Library </a></h3> <div>Want to improve your physical or mental health? Want to get in tune with your body? Come join other RPCVs for a free 2-hour yoga workshop on<span> </span><span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">Sunday, August 19, at 2:30pm</span></span><span> </span>at the Mt. Pleasant Library. </div> <div></div> <div>RPCV/W’s Wellness Coordinator will lead a 1-hour yoga class, which will be followed by an hour of yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, led by guest teacher Mike Stickley. </div> <div></div> <div>About Our Wellness Coordinator:</div> <div><span>Alle Kamela studied with yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City. Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging form of yoga based on Sri Dharma’s 50+ years of practicing classical yoga. Dharma Yoga focuses on Hatha-Raja Yoga but it also incorporates all Eight Limbs of Yoga. The practice aims to improve the physical, mental, and emotional bodies. </span></div> <div></div> <div><span>This is an introductory (Dharma I) class, and everyone is welcome regardless of prior yoga experience or flexibility level. Although each Dharma Yoga class may vary, the essence and goal is the same - to improve on strength, flexibility, concentration, and peace.</span></div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect">RPCV/W Goes to Peace Corps Connect</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3452/meta_images/original/Peace_CorpsConnect_Road_Trip.png?1529269662" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3452/meta_images/original/Peace_CorpsConnect_Road_Trip.png?1529269662" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, August 23 - 11:00 AM through August 26, 2018 </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_goes_to_peace_corps_connect" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center">RPCV/W Goes to Peace Corps Connect!</h3> <p>Each year, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) holds the Peace Corps Connect conference. This year it will be held in the Pocono Mountains in Shawnee, Pennsylvania! RPCV/W will be taking two vans from the DMV area up to the conference and back. Please join us and reserve your spot today. We are asking for $20 per individual who rides our van to cover the cost of transportation (i.e. gas).</p> <p>And because we have arranged this carpool, NPCA has generously given us a <strong>10% discount on conference registration</strong> when you use the code "<strong>rideshare10</strong>"! Please take a look at the conference website for more details on the conference and registration <a href="https://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/events/peace-corps-connect-2018">prices</a>. Discounted prices are also available for recently returned volunteers!</p> <p>For those who have RSVP'd, the organizers will contact you in order to arrange an exact time and location for pick up. At this point, we plan to leave the DC area around noon on August 23.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/hud_career_fair_for_rpcvs_with_nce">HUD Career Fair for RPCVs with NCE</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/hud_career_fair_for_rpcvs_with_nce" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3476/meta_images/original/Job_Fair_2018_%281%29.jpg?1533933256" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3476/meta_images/original/Job_Fair_2018_%281%29.jpg?1533933256" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, August 30 - 09:30 AM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="https://www.rpcvw.org/hud_career_fair_for_rpcvs_with_nce" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=451+7th+St+SW%2C+Washington+DC%2C+DC+20410%2C+United+States">Auditoriums A & B, main HUD building</a></h3> <p>Are you a RPCV with active NCE? Looking for a job with the federal government? Come to the HUD career fair on August 30! </p> <p>Please note that to attend you MUST register at <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018HUDHiring">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018HUDHiring </a></p> <p>Resumes and supporting documents (i.e. NCE letter) should be sent to recruitment@hud.gov by August 24, 2018. RSVPing on RPCV/W site will not allow you to attend the fair. </p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact profdev@rpcvw.org</p> <p> </p> <hr> <!-- End Official Events, Begin Member Led Events --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Member-Led Events</a></h1> <br><br>