“I left the workplace to be a mom. I want to feel like myself again and find a way to have professional fulfillment while raising kids. But I’ve been gone for so long… and the biggest thing holding me back is — my résumé.”

Does this sound familiar?

If so, the Wilton Family YMCA is inviting moms who are ready to delve into the process, in a one-day conference class facilitated by Dr. Hilary Berger, Ed.D, of Work Like a Mother.

The latest offering: “A Career Conference for Mothers:  Re-building Confidence and Competence–A Stay at Home Mom’s Path to Reinvention” will meet at the Wilton Family YMCA from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19.

During the day, participants will re-write their professional script by examining their skills, accomplishment and interests (those that were acquired during previous professional and educational experiences, pre-children), and an overview of Meyers Briggs and strong interest inventory, resulting in a professional map, strategic next steps to reinvention and a strategic resume.

“The program I have created allows mothers to gain personal insight, and a new way of looking at their own employability, as you learn to map a professional plan and become versed in articulating your own value with confidence, the barriers that have kept you from engaging in professional pursuits will fall away rather non-dramatically,” Berger states.

The fee for the one day conference is $115 for Y members and $165 for non-members. Seating for classes is limited and reservations with payment in advance are required.  To register visit the Wilton YMCA website. For more information, contact Kim Murphy via email or by calling 203.762.8384, ext. 214. For additional information about Berger and her organization, Work Like a Mother, please click here.