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Career Transition Institute

Public Events / Workshops

Career Transition Institute: Upcoming Events For the Public

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Use your Smartphone camera and QR Reader Software to get personalized directions to CTI Monday mornings!

Location for Monday Morning Speakers:

North Broadway United Methodist Church

48 E North Broadway
Columbus, OH 4321

Click for Monday Speakers map & directions from your location

Finding the right room:

  1. Enter the main glass double doors from the parking lot and turn left.
  2. Push the intercom button on the wall to the right of the doors and tell the person you are there for Career Transition Institute (or CTI) and they will buzz you in. 
  3. Continue up the ramp to the end of the hall. *
  4. Take the elevator on the left down one floor to the Ground floor, “★G”.
  5. Take two rights into the doorway with “The Studio” painted on the wall to the right.

*Please note: temporary location, Room 111 (for Presidents’ Day, 2/18 only)

Employment Contracts: What to Know Before You Sign

Speaker:  Brigid Heid
Monday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m.
Brigid will discuss four key agreements that workers need to understand before they sign on the proverbial dotted line:
1. Employment contracts,
2. Consulting contracts,
3. Non-compete agreements, and
4. Severance agreements

Brigid will discuss the concept of worker classification and the standard tests that apply to help you identify if you are being hired as an employee or as an independent consultant and why it matters.

When the working relationship ends, it is vital to understand your ongoing rights and obligations.  Brigid will discuss common misconceptions about the enforceability of non-compete agreements and what to look for in a severance agreement.
You will learn:
  • Common and optional terms in the four key contracts.
  • How to approach negotiations without jeopardizing the deal.
  • Issues to consider before consulting an attorney.
Brigid E. Heid works with business owners and individuals in transition to help them understand their legal rights and obligations as employers and employees.  Managing legal risk through cost-effective solutions is a guiding principle when working with her clients whether in formal litigation, dispute resolution,  administrative hearings or proactively on disciplinary actions, discrimination and harassment and investigations, workplace training, hiring and firing, worker classification, wage and hour laws, overtime compliance, employee leave,  and protecting intellectual property and trade secrets.


Ms. Heid is a member of Eastman & Smith Ltd. in Columbus, Ohio.  She holds both a law degree and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from The Ohio State University. During her career, Ms. Heid has been honored with an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, entries in Best Lawyers and Ohio Super Lawyers as well as being voted one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Columbus by Law and Politics Magazine. Litigation Counsel of America and the Columbus Bar Foundation count her as a fellow. Ms. Heid serves on various boards and organizations and is a past-President of the Columbus Bar Association (4,800+ members).


Get Started and Never Stop – basic networking for beginners. 1 hour Free to members; $15 for non-members LinkedIn: Ask the Expert

LinkedIn: Profile Review
A great opportunity to have an expert bring up your profile on the screen and make suggestions on how to improve it. If you don’t have a profile, feel free to come and listen. 2 hours Free to members; $25 for non-members

Resume Boot Camp
A great opportunity to have an expert look over your resume and make suggestions. Bring your resume on a flash drive and paper copies for other participants. Sharon Hamersley, The Resume Coach, is the facilitator. 2 hours Free to members; $25 for non-members

Click on the Training Schedule tab above for dates and times.

Non-members and members must register at least 24 hours before the course. To do so, please call the Career Transition Office at 614.297.0040 or