Your Opportunity to Enhance Your Career Development Competencies
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.
July 17 - 18, 2014
WS 1: Assessments 201: Building Your Expertise
Thurs, July 17, 9 am - 12 pm
Interested in "what's new" in career assessments? Wondering if there
is a more effective way to interpret the assessments your office uses? In this
workshop, we will explore a range of issues related to using both formal and
informal career assessments beyond just "administering a test".
Discussion will include topics such as how to best determine whether an
assessment would be helpful for a particular client/student, deciding what
assessment to use, interpreting assessment results with the client/student, and
new assessment instruments. Participants will take several assessments and role
play interpreting the results with a client/student.
has been employed at
the Center on Education and Work since 1980. Her MS and PhD are in counseling
and her particular area of interest is in career development and career
counseling. Judy is an Instructor and Master Trainer for the Global Career
Development Facilitator Training program designed and delivered by the National
Career Development Association (NCDA) and has been involved in that program
since its inception.
She also teaches for UCLA in their
online College Counseling program. She
has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including the
Distinguished Achievement Award from the School of Education, University of
Wisconsin-Madison; Outstanding Practitioner Award and the Annual Merit Award
from the National Career Development Association; and Application of Technology
in Education Annual Award from the Career Development Alliance.
WS 2: Emotional Intelligence Skills
Thurs, July 17, 1 pm - 4 pm
During tough exchanges in the workplace we
often find ourselves losing our balance and our ability to
collaborate effectively. It's widely known that more people
lose a job due to issues with other people than for a lack of
technical competency. This interactive workshop will
explore how to recognize a fuller range of choice in how we
hear and respond to difficult messages. Participants will
learn practical techniques for developing emotional
intelligence, practicing self-care in stressful situations,
and teaching these skills to others. These techniques are
useful to anyone, whether they are struggling with office
politics, meeting overwhelm or an inability to move projects
forward. Career practitioners, educators, managers-- anyone
can use this information to assist in the development of these
skills with those they serve, manage or teach, as well as for
their own personal and professional development.
Debra Claire received her Master’s degree in Counseling from
the UW-Madison, where she also worked as a disability specialist at the
McBurney Disability Resource Center for 22 years, retiring in 2013. She
received Emerita status and numerous awards including the top Division of
Student Life recognition through the Paul Ginsber Award. Debra has been studying and practicing
communication and conflict resolution skills for many years with a recent
emphasis on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication (NVC). She has attended numerous NVC workshops and participated in
the UW’s Compassionate Communication study group based on Rosenberg’s and others’ work. She has
presented on these topics both on- and off-campus.
Jennifer Warnick is a Trainer Certification Candidate with the
international Center for Nonviolent Communication. A co-founder and Director
of the Wisconsin Empathy Guild, Jennifer teaches Collaborative
Compassionate Communication. She
is the host of Family HEART Camp Wisconsin, a community
immersion experience in Non-violent Communication.
WS 3: Starting Up a Business: What Does it Take?
Fri, July 18, 9 am -12 pm
Starting up a business is an option that appeals to many
individuals. But what does it realistically take to start up a business... and
how can you assist your students and clients who want to explore a start-up
idea? In this workshop we will be introduced to the Business Model Canvas, a
free, cutting-edge tool which allows individuals to visually outline a new
business or start-up idea. Discussion will include how to pick a viable
business idea, what personality traits and skills it takes to be successful,
and how to define and market to your audience. Participants will also walk
through a Business Simulation exercise, an interactive tool that they can share
with their own clients or students. This interactive workshop will present the
latest information and resources available in the area of business start-ups,
delivered in a way that is sure to be both educational and fun.
Julie Wood is the Education
Program Manager and Youth Camp Director at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Small Business Development Center. Previously she was director of operations at
Oriel Incorporated and a financial software consultant at SVA Consulting. Julie
has run her own business, Checks + Balances, Inc., an accounting consulting
business. She has a MS in educational communications and technology from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michelle Somes-Booher is a
Business Consultant with the Small Business Development Center at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison and has also served as an associated lecturer
in business at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County. Previously
Michelle was an adjunct faculty member at Central Michigan University where she
taught management and entrepreneurship. Michelle also founded Let's Do the
Dishes, a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, which she operated for five years.
Michelle holds an MBA from Central Michigan University.
WS 4: Applying and Interviewing for Jobs in the Year 2014
Fri, July 18, 1 pm - 4 pm
Skype interviews... group interviews... getting past the HR office. Changes in
technology along with a tighter economy and job market have affected the
application, interview, and hiring process. If you work with students or
clients on employability or job seeking skills, this workshop will help you
better prepare them for the challenge. Participants will hear from a UW-Madison
advisor about the process used to help students apply and interview for jobs, a
Human Resources Professional at Epic Systems in Madison regarding the hiring
process from an employers’ point of view, and a professional who focuses on how
to apply for and land a public sector job. Participants will gain valuable
insights on the employment and decision-making process, and information that
every job seeker will face in seeking employment in today's world.
McIntyre is a Career Advisor in the Wisconsin School of Business
Bachelor of Business Administration program.
Chris works with a population of over 2,000 students on connecting
to employers and in all phases of career development from exploration to interviewing.
He specifically oversees students in two majors: Management & Human
Resources and Accounting, including the five-year Integrated Masters of
Accountancy program designed to expose students to a career in public
accounting. Chris is particularly interested in helping students craft relevant
stories of their skills and experiences during networking and interviewing. He
holds a Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Lisa Dally has been recruiting exceptional talent for public and private
sector organizations for over 10 years. Lisa received her master's
degree in human resources and labor relations from UW-Milwaukee, and
trains, presents and advises managers and employees on a variety of
human resource best practices. Lisa has worked for the University of
Wisconsin-Extension, Kelly HRfirst, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Department of Corrections, and is currently the Affirmative Action
Officer of the WI Department of Administration. Lisa enjoys sharing
information about the many rewards of public service employment.
Molly Stiffler is a corporate
recruiter at Epic Systems, Inc., a privately-held healthcare software
company located in Verona, WI. She has been recruiting for
Epic for just over two years, and has hired for a variety
of roles including non-technical, technical, clinical and
administrative positions. Epic’s recruiting team focuses
on full-cycle recruiting – everything from sourcing
through making an offer. Molly joined Epic shortly after
attending UW-Madison and graduating with a degree in
Journalism (Strategic Communication) and Sociology.
Cost: $99 per workshop
Location: Grainger Hall, Room 5120
University of Wisconsin-Madison
945 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Grainger Hall location
Click here for Summer Institutes registration form.
2015 Institute dates and topics will be posted in 2015
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
Reserve rooms under the group name
Summer Institute 2014. Rates are $109 single/double. Call to reserve
your room before June 22, 2014. 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.
Public parking is available on the UW-Madison campus. The closest public lot is
located under Grainger Hall, 975 University Avenue.
For parking information, visit
All participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance that will
verify contact hours and can be used for their continuing education
needs. In addition University of Wisconsin-Madison CEUs are available
for a flat $15 fee. (Each workshop is worth .3 CEUs.) Forms to use for
NBCC verification will also be available upon request.