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Spring Speaker Series to Focus on Life, Learning and Work

Spring Speaker Series to Focus on Life, Learning and Work

March 10, 2012

Starting on March 15, 2012 with “Darn Tough Socks” founder Ric Cabot, the JSC “Life, Learning and Work in 21st Century Vermont” spring speaker series will spotlight local innovators and celebrate diversity and innovation in Vermont businesses.

Globalization, technology, and shifting demographics have significantly changed the way we live and work. More dynamic forms of work are replacing jobs for life, requiring people to play a greater part in the creation and development of their own career. Principles such as social responsibility, being “green,” and entrepreneurship are revered and considered a necessity in this changing world.

The 21st Century is abundant with opportunity – if you’re willing to go get it. Please join us for a spring speaker’s series and learn how some innovative, non-traditional Vermont company founders have found success by creating their own future and embracing the High Five Principles of career development:

Know yourself, believe in yourself and follow your heart.

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Become a good traveler.

You’re not alone. Access your allies, and be a good ally.

Change is constant, and brings with it new opportunities.

Learning is lifelong, and it’s good. We are most alive when we are learning.

The current schedule of speakers is:

March 15 at 2:30 pm: Ric Cabot, Founder, Darn Tough Socks

April 10 at 11:30 am: Christopher Kaiser, VT Peanut Butter Company, Inc.

Past speakers in this series have included:

David Blittersdorf, CEO/President of Earth Turbines and

Founder of Vermont’s NRG Systems

Mad River Rocket

Whitney Phillips, President

Celebrating Vermont Green

Pete’s Greens- Pete Johnson

Socially Responsible Businesses

True Soap – Janice Shade


For more information, please contact Ellen Hill, Director of Experiential Learning at 802.635.1439 or