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everything you want to know about ClassAct
What is a Class Act?
it's all about the behavior
A class act is defined as someone who exhibits elegance in appearance, behavior, or lifestyle. In today's society, we focus too much attention on appearance and lifestyle.
This program is designed to refocus attention on behavior - the type of actions, personal accountability and responsibility that have defined ladies and gentlemen of honor for generations.
The class identifies 20 behaviors - the ClassAct Keys - that set a foundation for being a class act - in word and deed.
Who is this class for?
college students & young professionals
Any young adult around age 30 or less will find value from this course. Regardless of student's level of success or experience, nothing prepares you for the perspective gained by decades of wisdom.
College students find great benefit from this course. We typically recommend that students attend after at least one semester of experience. This class will help with goal setting, preparing for internships and landing that first big opportunity.
I am a parent... should I consider this for my young adult?
you paid for sports, piano, etc.... what are they going pro in?
If you didn't think twice about paying for travel baseball, volleyball, soccer, etc. - please consider sending your young adult to ClassAct and invest in practical instruction to help your favorite Millennial stand out from the crowd.
ClassAct makes a perfect graduation gift and will make a positive impact on their future.
I am an employer... can I sign up employees?
YES! - this is a great on-boarding program!
We are already working with employers to train groups of new hires during our regularly scheduled programs and custom programs for new employee/intern classes. We have also found great interest - and success - with companies wanting to bridge gaps between a more experienced workforce and millennial workers. If a custom class interests you, please submit a request for a consultation.
What topics are covered in the class?
leadership starts with the individual
With a goal to prepare tomorrow's leaders, we accept that leadership starts with the individual. Important topics such as defining success, personal accountability and understanding relationships are some of the high level topics that are covered. More tactically, topics such as networking, time management, communication, negotiation, appearance and perception provide the finishing touches on a ClassAct graduate.
What is the agenda for FirstClass?
it's all about the sequence
The beauty of the ClassAct program is not just the information that is taught, but the sequence in which it is presented.
How much does the class cost?
invest in skills that get noticed
The FirstClass program is an investment of $1195.
Who teaches the class?
Jim Vaselopulos is a C-level executive with a proven record as a rainmaker and new business development expert. With a reputation for principled leadership, strategic vision, and effective execution, Jim has built successful new enterprises and turned around underperforming organizations. Jim is a frequent keynote speaker and has been training professionals for over 20 years. Jim has an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Marquette University.
Where is the class held?
the Chicago metropolitan area ... for now
Currently, classes are held in the Chicago area - specifically Schaumburg, IL. It is a central location with easy access from most suburbs, downtown and the airport. We are looking to hold some downtown classes as well as regional events. Of course, classes organized by others can be held nationwide. Please contact us for more information.
How often is the class held
growing more frequent
Open classes are generally held three times a year.
Due to the growing popularity, several sessions may be held at these times and custom sessions are always being created for employers.
Any person able to organize a class of ten paying students will receive a complementary tuition. Classes organized this way can be scheduled as needed.
Who shows up for the networking events?
very kindhearted, experienced and giving executives
The executives who show up to ClassAct networking events are all successful members of the business community. They are personally invited by members of the ClassAct team. They are the real deal!
Can I show up to a networking event?
for Net Givers only
Please contact us if you are interested in helping out. We have turned down recruiters and others who may use these events as a source of candidates and/or business contacts. This event is for Net Givers only!
What happens after the class?
it is an ongoing program and community
How can you teach all this in two days?
a lifetime to learn - but a moment to become aware
In order to learn you must first become aware. This class is not a magic transformative pill that instantly changes a person - you must do that on your own. However, the ClassAct program helps participants become acutely aware of what behaviors affect their perception, relationships and success. Knowledge of the downstream affects of your behavior, coupled with knowledge of how to keep yourself personally accountable are a foundation for a lifetime of learning.
What about classes for older participants?
wisdom knows no age
Jim Vaselopulos has been informally teaching the lessons put forth in this class for over twenty years - as a mentor, employer and friend. In this time he has counseled people of varied age ranges - the concepts in ClassAct don't change and they always apply. We have been experimenting with what age(s) works the best - especially considering the class dynamics. However, after a certain age - and with experience in the rear view mirror, it is often best to get this type of training one-on-one. Some older students - such as those in transition and military veterans - work well in the class environment. Contact us for more information.
Is there alcohol at the networking event?
No alcohol is present at any ClassAct event. Because we cater to many young professionals that are under the age of 21, alcohol is never present. We do, however, offer non-alcoholic sparkling wine along with other non-alcoholic beverages to simulate a true networking experience.
I heard you help veterans
freedom isn't free - but ClassAct is free for veterans
We work closely with veteran organizations to invite at least one veteran to each class that is conducted. Veterans do not pay. Part of each paid participant's fee goes to funding the attendance by a veteran. Veteran participation scales based on the number of paid attendees of each session.
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