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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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."
Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center)
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
This general meeting will focus on an examination of barriers faced by international clients, along with services and resources that can support them. With seemingly constant changes in immigration policy in recent years, many career counselors are unsure how best to advise international clients. Come learn from experts about the latest trends in immigration policy, and best strategies, resources and options to guide this population.
The meeting agenda will feature:
· A presentation from Immigration Attorney Monique Kornfeld addressing the latest trends in immigration policy.
· A subsequent presentation will focus on strategies offered by OnWord Partner, a social-impact company devoted to the professional integration and advancement of foreign-trained/ licensed immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in the US. Shelly Hedstrom, OnWord Partner Founder and President and Jeff Gross, OnWord Partner Business Director will also guide our interactive breakout session examining case studies of immigrants seeking employment.
· Donna Esposito, Director of Career Development at Tufts University will briefly share effective higher education services and strategies from her work spearheading a task force to support undocumented students.
8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome/Announcements
9:15 a.m. Presentation by Monique Kornfeld - Immigration Attorney
10:00 a.m. Needs/Leads + Networking
10:45 a.m. Donna Esposito - DACA
11:00 a.m. Presentation and Breakout Session by Shelly Hedstrom and Jeff Gross - OnWord Partner
11:50 a.m. Closing
Please register for this general meeting as soon as possible. We look forward to having seeing you on October 23rd.
Help ANYONE Start A Career Now! A practical workshop for employment-career practitioners
Boston, MA | November 2nd, 2018
Do you help people who are unemployed, under-employed or unhappily employed? This one-day, interactive workshop is for you! It will equip and inspire you to improve outcomes for job seekers and career changes at ALL LEVELS... including those making major career changes or facing significant barriers.
What You Learn
Come learn a proven system for trouble-shooting a client's progress so you can quickly assess what's working (and what's not) then respond with laser focus to move them forward, including practical strategies for:
The lessons will equip and inspire you to improve outcomes for people who remain unemployed or stuck despite our robust job market.
Who Should Attend?
PRACTITIONERS & PROFESSIONALS who help people at all levels to choose, re-choose, land, maintain, and succeed in employment and careers.
FROM -- Workforce Development | Career Development | Employment & Staffing | Human Services | Government | Vocational Rehabilitation | Education | Training | and more.
SERVING -- Unemployed, under-employed, and unhappily employed individuals | Soon-to-be or recent graduates | career changers | People with significant barriers... corrections, addiction treatment, homeless/housing, vocational rehabilitation, mental health, TANF, SNAP | and more.
What You Get
About the Trainer
Elisabeth Sanders-Park is a nationally recognized careers thought leader and recipient of NCDA's Career Development Practitioner of the Year. She co-authored the books No One Is Unemployable and The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job, plus The Workplace Excellence Series (to teach essential, not-so-soft skills) and The WorkNet Model of Career Start & Success for People with Barriers.
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Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Location: Curry Student Center - Room 440
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Why is it so hard for students, clients - and even ourselves - figure out what to do next in a career? If only 32% of employees are engaged at work (according to a 2015 Gallup survey) then it is clear that many people are not doing a great job at designing a career path.
In this workshop you will learn a new way, based on design thinking, to work with students and clients in their career and job searches which will help to get them moving in the right direction. You will be introduced to tools and exercises that will help students/clients:
Mo Chanmugham, Esq, CPCC, ACC, is a former entertainment lawyer turned executive career coach and founder of MGC Coaching where he helps ambitious professionals create more fulfilling careers. He also serves as the Senior Associate Director of Career Services at New England Law | Boston. www.mgccoaching.com
Join Your Colleagues at Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
An intense, energizing, enjoyable day to learn from, share with, and build a network that includes some of the brightest, most interesting people -- career professionals!
This is an opportunity for you to participate in learning, exploration, and discovery of best practices and emerging trends within the careers industry. Beyond learning from and sharing with professionals across the industry, the outcomes from all these events will be compiled and published by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium in a white paper. The white paper will recognize the contributions of all Career Jam participants.
The live Boston session will be facilitated by Louise Kursmark and Deborah Burkholder. For details and registration: https://www.careerthoughtleaders.com/careerjam
Location: Curry Student Center, Room TBA
Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm (full day option)
9:00am - 12:00pm (morning session only)
1:00pm-4:00pm (afternoon session only)
Morning session - Using Mindfulness to Handle Stress: A Workshop for You and Your Clients
Just in time for the busy holiday season, and the end of the academic semester! Perhaps we can admit that we often race through our days, and so do our students/clients. There seems to be a constant uptick in the pace of our culture and the pressures we face in everyday life. This can quickly lead to an increase in stress, to levels that aren’t exactly good for us.
But thankfully there are some other trends emerging that offer ways of dealing with stress. For one thing, as Time magazine puts it, we are witnessing a “Mindful Revolution.”
During this workshop we’ll talk a little bit about how stress affects us. Then we’ll share tips to help our clients, and ourselves, to reduce our stress using mindfulness practices and positive psychology strategies.
The aim of this session is for it to be collaborative, engaging and practical. We want to leave you with fresh ideas to help you understand your stress and build resilience to reduce its impact on your life, ideas you can easily pass along to students, clients and maybe even family and friends.
Afternoon session - Holistic & Mindfulness Practices:Integrating Creative Approaches into Career Advising
Are you looking for new and creative ways of working with your students and clients? Have you noticed the rise of, as Time magazine puts it, “The Mindful Revolution”? During this seminar participants will have the chance to practice with some new tools on yourself, and learn mindfulness-based and creative techniques to use during your career counseling appointments and workshops.
Tools and Topics will include:
Sabrina Woods is an a Holistic Career Coach & Linkedin Trainer. Her current focus involves merging her 10+ years of career coaching work with her natural talent in networking to help individuals capitalize on tools such as Linkedin and other social media and branding websites. Sabrina has taught Linkedin at universities and other institutions in the US, the UK and the Middle East including NU, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Whitehead Institute, Tufts, the University of London, and the American University in Dubai. For more information, visit: www.sabrina-woods.com or www.linkedin.com/in/sabrinawoods
*Interviewing will be the main topic, but we will branch out into questions addressing many areas of recruiting* More details to come!
CCC Professional Development Seminar: TBA
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Northeastern University
Please check back for more details soon!
CCC Professional Development Seminar: "Building or Enhancing a Thriving Business from the Inside Out"
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
CCC Professional Development Seminar: "Get Creative! Impactful Communication and Improvisation Strategies for Working with Individuals and Groups"
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
CCC Professional Development Seminar: "Modernize Your Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles: Advanced Writing Strategies for Career Professionals""
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019