Summer Institute 2015
16th Annual Summer Institute - Enhancing Career Development Competencies

July 16-17, 2015
Madison, Wisconsin


Innovative Interviewing Techniques

For Career Counselors, Career Development Facilitators and Instructors, Educators, Career Center Staff, advisors... virtually anyone involved in career development or career and workforce readiness.

Join us this summer for professional development workshops delivered on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Here's your opportunity to network with colleagues and receive quality professional development training. Credit in the form of a Certificate of Attendance will be given which can be used to verify hours. CEUs ($15 fee payable on site) and NBCC credit are also available.

Workshop 1: Interviewing Techniques Based on Positive Psychology and Strength–Based Approaches

Thursday, July 16, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

During this workshop, participants will learn how to structure interviews to focus on strengths and virtues which enable individuals to increase their self-esteem and help their communities to thrive. Lectures, discussion, and experiential exercises will be used to teach these interviewing techniques.

Presented by Don Schutt, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, and Kathy Eidsmoe, CESA #1, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Workshop 2: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Friday, July 17, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How can you assist clients whose goals are related to changing behaviors? Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directed interviewing method that was originally developed for substance abuse disorders. This approach has since been used to address a wide range of problems including those related to career planning, career decision-making, and/or work-related problems that interfere with one's career or work performance. During this workshop, participants will learn about Motivational Interviewing and how it can be incorporated into a helping relationship.

Presented by Judy Ettinger, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Registration Form




A block of sleeping rooms has been set aside for CEW Summer Institute participants at the following hotel. Participants are responsible for their own reservations and payment.

The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club
One West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 800-356-8293
Fax: 608-257-8454

Reserve rooms under the group name: Summer Institute 2015. Rates are $124 single/double. Call to reserve your room before June 27, 2015. After that date blocked rooms will be released to the public. A shuttle is available to campus; inquire at the front desk when you check in.