April 2019 Chapter Meeting

April 10, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602
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Come join Eric as he provides key principles of career development through mentorship, and effective techniques that help you leave the least amount of doubt with perspective employers after the interview. Often, the person who leaves the least amount of doubt with the interviewers is the one who gets hired.

About the Presenter:

Eric Hoss is a technology director at State Farm's corporate headquarters.


Eric is active in the auxiliary faculty program having taught the New Manager Leadership Workshop, New Neighbor Orientation, and Preparing to be Interviewed classes for State Farm. Eric is also the author of an interviewing book Removing Doubt in an Interview- a better approach to getting the job you want which was first published in 2009 and with a second edition in 2012. Eric has presented interviewing skills training at national conferences and on TV and radio and is a recognized subject matter expert on interviewing. He also has served as part-time instructor at Illinois State University and Heartland College teaching interviewing skills and Leadership Communication. Eric has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Illinois State University and has received his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Fellow Life Management Institute(FMLI), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. Prior to joining State Farm in 2000, Eric was vice president of operations for Applied Graphics Technologies, a $400 million graphic arts company in Chicago.


Meeting Details:

PDUs: 1.0 (Strategic & Business)

Pre-registration Expires: Preceding Thursday, 5:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy: RSVPs may be cancelled by 5:00 p.m. Thursday before the event. Cancellations after this time are treated as no-shows and will be invoiced. Send cancellations to VP of Professional Development.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be allowed. Alternate Attendee will need to notify the registration desk at the meeting as to who he/she is replacing.

NOTE: Webinar registrants will receive online invite the day before the event. Those using employer issued machines at home and connecting via VPN may need to use phone for audio.

Meeting Agenda and Times: 

  • Registration Opens - 5:00 PM
  • Networking - 5:00 PM
  • Dinner - 5:30 PM
  • Announcements - 6:00 PM
  • Presentation - 6:15 PM




$15.00 PMI-CIC Student Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$25.00 Non Member - Speaker Only

$35.00 Non Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$20.00 Student Non Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker

$20.00 PMI-CIC Member - Speaker Only

$30.00 PMI-CIC Member - Dinner Buffet & Speaker