Your Opportunity to Enhance Your Career Development Competencies
Career Counselors, Career Development Facilitators and Instructors, Educators,
Job Center Staff, Advisors... anyone involved in career development or career
and workforce readiness.
are excited to offer a variety of dates/locations for this upcoming
educational/ training series. Plan now to sharpen your skills and knowledge,
and network with colleagues during these workshops.
Workshops are designed to provide quality professional development on important
topics that are important to practitioners when dealing with students or adults
in today's educational and workforce environment.
All participants receive a Certificate of Attendance after each event that can
be used for documenting professional development hours. UW-Madison Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) are also available for a $15 fee.
Upcoming Workshops-Save these Dates!
February 24-25, 2014
Location: University of
Grainger Hall, room 5120, 975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Note the final workshop topics below~workshops 1 and 4 topics have been changed.
Workshop 1: Mon, Feb 24, 9 am - 12 pm
Creative Career Design: An Experiential Assessment Technique
Creative Career Design is about using clients' natural creativity to help them discover potential career paths that are more fitting to who they are and what they want from life. Hear about and experience the process, see some of the work clients have completed, and explore what types of experiential activities can be done to help clients "create and design" their desired career and subsequently, the life they want to live. Come prepared to have fun and craft your own "creative career design!"
April McHugh has been working in higher education settings for 15 years in counseling and advising capacities. She currently works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Career and Educational Counselor serving community adults in the Dane County area. She facilitates career planning workshops, the University’s weekly Job Search Support Group for professionals, and meets individually with those seeking more rewarding careers or who are in transition and/or seeking additional education. April has her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling, is licensed as a professional counselor (LPC), is nationally certified as a counselor (NCC), and holds the Career Development Facilitator (CDF) and Career Development Facilitator Instructor (CDFI) credentials.
Workshop 2: Mon, Feb 24, 1-4 pm
Delivering Career Services in 30 Minutes (panel)
Although there are many innovative ideas and techniques available for delivering quality career services, many career professionals say that they have a very limited time to spend with their students or clients. As a result, these professionals struggle with how to make the best use of the limited time they have to help those they serve. In this workshop, you will hear from three diverse careers practitioners about the ways they manage to provide the best service they can in less-than-ideal circumstances. Whatever your service setting, you are bound to leave the workshop with practical ideas you can use.
John Kinsler, an Academic and Career Advisor at Madison Area Technical College-Portage and Certified Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor, has been working in the field of career development for the last 15 years. His primary role is in assisting each client to develop a positive self-perspective affirming where they are, where they want to go, and the potential resources to reach their education and employment goals. His clients in transition range in ages 13 to 85. Currently John is the facilitator for the Circles of Support Program for Columbia County Community Corrections Council a volunteer program for County jail inmates returning to the community. He advocates for Career & Technical education through his participation in the Wisconsin Association for Career & Technical Education.
Stacy Smulka, Career Services Representative at Bryant & Stratton College, is a Certified Global Career Development Facilitator who volunteers her time on the weekends as a Co-Program Leader for the Madison Area Job Transition, an outreach program for unemployed and underemployed adults in the Madison area. Stacy has more than 10 years of experience in higher education where she loves making a difference in the lives of her students.
Kathy Eidsmoe, Career and Technical Coordinator at CESA #1, works with 18 suburban districts in the Milwaukee metropolitan area to help enhance and fund Career and Technical Education programs and career development education. Her work with teen parents and at-risk high school students has led to a strength-based approach to student’s career selection and the conceptualization of their own work personality within a framework of career clusters and pathways.
Workshop 3: Tues, Feb 25, 9 am -12 pm
Integrating Technology and Web Resources into Career Services
In today’s world of technology there is a delicate balance between using technology to effectively deliver resources and services to clients and students—and abusing technology by overusing those resources or using the wrong ones for a specific individual. In this session, you will hear from two presenters who will focus on different aspects of career development and technology. Laura Mael will explore how to decide WHICH tools to use (social media, videos, chat rooms, Google docs and more) and WHEN to best use them with the type of individuals you serve. Kristin Long will explore a number of specific quality career-related web resources that can be used by careers professionals themselves or with their students/clients. Participants are welcome to bring a laptop or tablet (it is not required).
Laura Mael is the Director of Career Services at Madison Media Institute where she is committed to assisting students and graduates in building personalized successful job search strategies that will last a lifetime. While she has almost 30 years of networking to fall back on for student referrals, she relies on researching the newest trends in hiring practices and sharing her own personal job search strategies first and her network connections second. Laura has a long history in the Madison community and earned the 2010 Johnson Financial Group Community Service Award and a 2012 Bronze Telly Award as Executive Producer for a joint project with the Madison Police Department and Madison Media Institute. She serves on multiple boards and committees for several non-profit agencies in the Madison area. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a BA in Sociology, andi is certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator.
Kristin Long has her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a Career Development Facilitator Instructor. She has worked in education for the past 22 years. Currently Kristin is the Career Pathways Coordinator in the Center for College and Career Transitions at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wisconsin. She coordinates early college programs and provides training and professional development for 40 school districts in the areas of K-12 school counseling and career development, including career pathways and programs of study. Kristin has also worked as a caseworker, program coordinator and school counselor at the secondary level.
Workshop 4: Tues, Feb 25, 1-4 pm
A Different Way to Approach the Job Search
For decades the goal of career advisors has been to give students and other job seekers control over their job search. It has always been the case that the job seeker is at the mercy of the posted job ad and the endless black hole of Human Resources. But what if there was an entirely different way of doing a job search?
In this workshop we will examine a process that the presenter has taught for more than 10 years to more than 1000 students. This process allows them to tap into the 75% of jobs that are never advertised. The process, which focuses on definition, research, marketing, and action, teaches job seekers to create profiles of the position and organizations that best fit their skill sets and goal,s and then research them through actual interactions with people in that industry. All participants will receive a copy of the book he co-wrote with Christopher Jossart, The Human Search Engine (February 2013).
Chris Czarnik has been nicknamed “The Czar of Job Search.” After serving in leadership roles for several Fortune 500 companies, he served in Human Resources roles for two manufacturing firms. He was trained to teach executive career search techniques through a national career search firm and was named an outstanding advisor for that firm in 2004 after teaching more than 100 individual clients. A former military officer, Chris believes in a straight forward and “firm but fair” approach to teaching job search skills and holding clients accountable for executing the process.
Cost: $110 per workshop
A Certificate of Attendance issued to all attendees is acceptable for CDF and NBCC continuing education.
UW-Madison CEUs are also available (.3 CEUs per workshop) for $15. Ask for a CEU form at the registration table.
A block of rooms has been set aside at the special conference rate of
$119 (single or double) at:
The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
One West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
800.356.8293 for reservations
Refer to "Center on Education and Work Careers Winter Institute" to
receive this rate.
Block cutoff date: February 3, 2014
Registration is open! Click here for printable registration form
July 17 - 18, 2014
Location: University of
Grainger Hall, room 5120, 975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Topics: (check back for further information)