Anna Shenk was a dedicated career and workforce development professional who made a deep impression on the many clients and colleagues who had the pleasure to know and work with her.
Anna was a Career Counselors’ Consortium member for many years, and a strong advocate for individuals whose voices were not always heard.
In her memory, the CCC is offering a Professional Development Seminar scholarship to one deserving member of the community who expresses the need for financial assistance.
Please speak with Amy Mazur (email@example.com) if you are:
Donations can be made payable to the Career Counselors’ Consortium with Anna Shenk Memorial Fund noted in the subject line of the check, and sent to:
39 Woodward Street
Newton Highlands, MA 02461-1536
“Keep my words positive. Words become my behaviors. Behaviors become my habits. Habits become my values. Values become my destiny. There is no dress rehearsal. This is one day in our life.” -- Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe we are destined to meet the people who will support, guide and nurture us on our life’s journey each of them appearing at the appropriate time accompanying us at least part of the way. I think specific human beings, sometimes only in spirit, will present themselves in such a way that their presence will shape and reshape our hearts until we are more fully who we are. This particular magic or synchronicity is activated by something both simple and profound: we must adhere to our own peculiar way, that is the only chance we have to meet those spirits who wander along our road; we must persist in being true to our most individual soul.” -- Alice Walker
“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places – and there are so many – where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.” -- Howard Zinn
(Some quotes that Anna liked)
Testimonial from Anna Shenk Scholarship Fund recipient...
"Career Counselors' Consortium provides a great network of support for my growing career as a Workforce Development Consultant. Meeting with members who have various degrees of experience has made each gathering fresh, invigorating and profound.
The Career Counselors' Consortium workshops are as comprehensive as they are eye opening. The workshops challenge you to think outside of your own experiences and ideas as to how you assist your clients.
The opportunities to develop my abilities as a Workforce Development Consultant are invaluable. I cannot thank Career Counselors' Consortium enough and I highly encourage other workforce professionals to join."
Join the ICT for our next Beyond the Basics!
Saturday, June 23, 8:30am – 5pm
Workbar - Central Square - 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA
$57 Register Now!
CCC Members receive a 30% discount if they register using the code wellbeing30.
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Join Ofer Sharone, the ICT Staff, and playwrights Kate Marple and Melissa Bergstrom, as we’ll explore the complex role work plays in our lives and reflect upon and share our own stories. Whether you are working, in transition, or new to the job market, come for a day that harnesses the power and the freedom that comes with owning and sharing your story.
We’ll kick off the day with our founder, Professor Ofer Sharone, who will provide an update on his current research on work in an ever-changing economic environment, the current employment landscape, and findings from recent ICT Collaboratory programs.
Then we will take a deep dive into the connection between work, well-being, and self-esteem through the power of story.
How do you feel when you are asked:“What do you do?”What’s the story you tell? How does the job you are doing (or not doing) affect how you value yourself? Does it affect the way you connect with others?
Guided by playwrights Kate Marple and Melissa Bergstrom, we’ll explore the complex role work plays in our lives and reflect upon and share our own stories. Kate and Melissa will share excerpts from their innovative and captivating documentary Big Work as a jumping off point for discussion and personal storytelling. Big Work, based on personal interviews with individuals across the United States, is a modern-day meditation on the American Dream. Through the stories of everyday people, the play brings to life questions at the heart of what it means to be human. What matters most to me? How do I want to be perceived? How do I balance all the pieces of my life? What do I want to leave behind?