Event Overview

Join a Different Herd-Rebrand Your Career, The Herd is on the Move was held at
Normandale Community College on Thursday, May 21, 2010 from 8am – 3pm.
This was a free event sponsored by the Hennepin South Workforce Center, MN
WorkForce Centers, Department of Employment & Economic Development and
Normandale Community College.

  • Event Producer: Carolyn Vinup, Normandale Community College
  • Event Support: Hennepin South Workforce Center, Department of Employment & Economic Development
  • Event Support: Leadership & Faculty at Normandale Community College
  • Special Thanks To: Laurie Trach, a committed champion for WorkForce
  • Development, dislocated workers and career changers.

Event Statistics

  • Attendance 400+ (400-425 people)
  • Registration at WorkForce Center – 100 people
  • Registration at Normandale Community College – 208 people under FREE Events,
  • 85 people under event
  • Walk-ins 75-100 people
  • Normandale Community College handed out over 400 plastic bags for all attendees
  • Evaluation Forms- 309 collected
  • Door Prize Forms- 501 collected
  • Yes, I registered through the WorkForce Center (167)
  • No, I need to register through the WorkForce Center (8)
  • Yes, I registered through Normandale (176 )
  • I am a Walk-in (51 )
  • No selection was made (99)     **Note, attendees could sign up for the prize drawings in multiple breakout rooms

Door Prize Forms for Normandale Continuing Education (80)

  • 3 Door Prize Sponsors, 82 total door prizes donated
  • Donated by Thrivent
    • 30 Books Catherine Byers Breet Job Hunt Coaching
    • 30 DVD Catherine Byers Breet Job Hunt Coaching
    • 16 $10.00 Caribou Gift Cards
  • Donated by Laura Gilbert
    • 5 Books Back to School for Grown Ups
    • Donated by CECT Department
    • 1 Gift Certificate for up to $100.00 class (80PPL signed up for drawing)

Participation

  • 15 Steering Committee Members
  •  5 Sponsors
  • 3 Door Prize Sponsors, 82 total door prizes donated
  • 1 Master of Ceremonies
  • 5 Moderators
  • 14 Presenters for Morning Track
  • Administrative Professionals (5)
  • Government (3)
  • Self Managed Careers (6)
  • 10 Presenters for Afternoon Track
  • 20 Key supporters providing Carolyn information
  • 50 +volunteers from a variety of resources: 15-Eden Prairie High School Key Club and National Honors Society, 16-WorkForce Center Counselors from HIRED and EAC, 12-Normandale Community College Continuing Education Staff, and 12-Normandale Community College Faculty)
  • 20+ Eden Prairie High School students job shadowed the event for the Business & Marketing Intern Seminar Program
  • 46 Organizations
  • 16 Career & professional development resources
  • 22 Departments at Normandale Community College
  • 2 outside consultants