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)
Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center)
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
On April 25, 2018, the CCC will be holding a general meeting on Innovative Career Theories (Northeastern University, Curry Student Center 3rd Floor). Each of the speakers will spend 45 minutes introducing their topic and conducting an interactive exercise related to their topic. The agenda will be:
8:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am: Introduction/Announcements
9: 15 am: Mo Chanmugham - Design Thinking
Mo Chanmugham, Esq., CPCC, ACC is a former attorney turned 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.
10:00 Amy Mazur - Relational Counseling
Amy Mazur is a Career Development Specialist and Counselor Educator who has been working in the field for over 20 years, and who assists individuals to begin, renew and advance their careers. Her expertise includes educating, training and mentoring professionals in career and workforce development on using counseling skills to foster growth and change. Prior to her current work in private practice and as Lead Career Counselor at JVS CareerSolution in Boston, MA, Amy worked with the Women’s Educational & Industrial Union and the Career Counselor’s Consortium. She also taught at Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. As Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Institute of Career Transitions, Amy’s most recent work focuses on the effects of self-blame on the long-term unemployed professional.
Amy received her Master’s of Education from Harvard University in Counseling & Consulting Psychology, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), and is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), the association from which she received the Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) designation.
11:15 am: Kim Childs - Positive Psychology
Kim Childs is a Boston-area certified life and career coach specializing in Positive Psychology (aka the “science of happiness”), creativity, and midlife transitions. She’s also a former NPR news reporter and Kripalu yoga teacher who’s been leading Boston-area workshops on Positive Psychology and The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity since 2002. As a writer, Kim's work has been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Natural Awakenings magazine, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Wholebeing Institute, Grub Street, and her blog, A Pilgrim on the Path. To learn more, visit KimChilds.com.
12:00 pm: Closing
We hope you will be able to join us for our last general meeting of the year!
Location: Stearns Center, Room G12
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
What do careers look like in 2018? Our new view of careers is fashioned by a radical set of environmental changes that include changes in:
In the face of all these changes, it is no surprise that a great majority of clients face an uncertain path forward regardless of their age or circumstances.
This interactive session will:
Attend this seminar and walk away with a mix of practical, real world exercises that are necessary to anchor clients on what matters to them in a changing world.
Facilitator: Linda Rosetti studies adult transition and its impact on advancement over the arc of our lives. She also serves as managing director for Golden Seeds, LLC, an angel capital network that works with emerging women-led businesses, and is known for her interest in topics related to executive performance and the alignment between strategy and compensation. Prior to her current commitments, she served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for Iron Mountain, a Fortune 500 company; and as CEO of a venture capital-backed technology start-up. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA from Simmons College. She is the author of Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life.
Louise Kursmark’s popular seminar will be similar to the one presented in 2017 with current examples and updates.
Despite growing competition from LinkedIn and other online sources and services, the resume remains the primary document for anyone seeking to find or change employment. But resume writing, format, and design have evolved and changed. If your knowledge of resumes and your advice to clients are based on strategies and practices from ten, five, or even two years ago, it’s time to update your expertise and learn what works today.
Topics to be covered:
Using ideas and content from her latest books, Modernize Your Resume and Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Louise will provide the most critical and up-to-date information to help career counselors and coaches guide their students and clients in creating powerful career marketing documents.
Facilitator: One of the leading resume writers and trainers in the United States, Louise Kursmark has been helping job seekers and career professionals create compelling and meaningful career marketing documents for more than 20 years. In her Boston-area private practice, Best Impression Career Services, Louise works with senior executives in career transition. She also co-founded Resume Writing Academy, the world’s first comprehensive resume training program, and has written or co-written more than 20 books on resume writing and career management.
The first person worldwide to earn the Master Resume Writer credential, Louise is also a Certified Professional Resume Writer, Certified Employment Interview Professional, Certified Job and Career Transition Coach, and Credentialed Career Master. She was a founding board member of Career Thought Leaders and has also been a member and volunteer with Career Directors International, National Resume Writers Association, and Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. She speaks frequently to both career professionals and job seekers.