Professional Development Series

Join veteran OATUG volunteers in a six-part online education series focusing on career-enhancing skills like goal setting, networking, leading effective teams and more.  

Whether you’re a new graduate or a seasoned professional, discover how investing time in your own professional development can help you accelerate achievement of your career goals. 

All sessions will be conducted Wednesdays at 1:00 Eastern unless otherwise noted below.


Session 1: November 17, 2021

21 Ways to Eat a Frog: Secrets to Achieve Goals Faster

Maintaining focus in an era of constant distraction requires decisions, discipline and determination. RJ Stevens, III and Mohan Dutt will share 21 secrets to help you accomplish your goals efficiently and effectively. 


Session 2: December 1, 2021

OATUG Membership: My Best Career Decision 

Wondering if an OATUG membership makes sense for you? Find out why Doug Manning and Mohan Dutt say joining was the best decision of their careers. This session is free to everyone and begins an hour later than the others at 2 pm ET.

Session 3: December 8, 2021

Why Earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit?

Learn how the purposeful pursuit and documentation of CPE credits can support your career advancement from OATUG education leaders Tom Simkiss and Mike Jones.

Session 4: December 15, 2021

The Power of Mentorship for an Emerging Leader 

Relatively new to Oracle platforms? Learn how OATUG's Emerging Leaders community -- and the mentorship program it organizes -- can accelerate your professional growth and speed your skill development with mentorship program participants Lee Edwards and Mohan Dutt

Session 5: January 19, 2022

Things I Wish I Knew at the Start of My Career

In today's hyper-competitive landscape, no one person possesses all the skills and knowledge to succeed alone. Learn the secrets of building trust, successful partnerships and high-performing teams from veteran IT professional Doug Manning.

Session 6: January 26, 2022

Opportunities in the Workforce: A Women in Technology Panel

What does it look like to move to the next level in today's world? Join us as a powerful panel of women share about their challenges and their successes.


Managers, this is a great series to recommend to your new hires to equip them for success!