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)
(Snow Date March 1, 2018)
Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center)
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
On February 28, 2018, CCC will be holding a general meeting on Career Transitions: A Lifecycle Psychological Perspective (Northeastern University, Curry Student Center 3rd Floor). The purpose of this session is to talk about universal career challenges and transitions such as changing jobs, being laid off, and others, faced by all age groups, whether they are early career, mid-career, or late career professionals.
Our featured speaker will be Theirry Guedj, Psychologist PhD:
Dr. Thierry Guedj is a Boston University and Harvard-trained psychologist who has assisted hundreds of talented professionals over the last decade. As their trusted adviser, he has developed a track record of excellence delivering high-impact solutions for a wide variety of professional and personal challenges. Prior to founding BostonJobDoctor, Dr. Guedj held a number of leadership positions in healthcare, academia and investment banking. His most recent post was in-house psychologist for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., the largest and oldest private bank in North America.
Initially trained as an academic psychologist, Dr. Guedj has become a highly sought-after expert in the fast-growing area of workplace happiness, organizational effectiveness and career satisfaction. His lifelong passion for educating the public and organizations about how to create happy work lives and workplace environments shines through in all his work. With Dr. Guedj’s help, talented people are empowered to work more creatively, effectively and deliver outstanding results and value.
Dr. Guedj is fluent in several languages, including French and Spanish and has lived and worked cross-culturally for most of his life.
9:15am Speaker: Dr. Theirry Guedj
10:30am Networking Break
11:00am Interactive Breakout Sessions: Participants will break up into small groups based on their area of interest (early career, mid-career, or late career) to discuss case studies and work through real life challenges they face as practitioners/counselors. We will have some examples for participants to work through, but please bring situations you would like to discuss.
We hope you will be able to join us for this informative and interactive session.
**NEW** Location: Stearns Center, Room #G12 (basement level)
Stearns Center is #37 on the campus map linked here
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Don't miss this chance to participate in role-plays and case studies, and continue to learn about working more effectively with clients.
Do you ever feel like your counseling techniques need a little updating? Do you tend to default to “fixing the problem,” instead of slowing the process down to unpack the issues and really engage your student/client? Attend this seminar to learn about and practice more advanced career counseling methods that can make everyday interactions with clients more fruitful.
In this engaging and interactive seminar, participants will:
Sue Motulsky, Ed.D. has an extensive background in career development in university, community, and human services settings. She has maintained a private practice, Career Journeys, for nearly 20 years, where she works with adults on a variety of career concerns, specializing in career exploration and transition. She has been a member of Career Counselors’ Consortium since 1986. Sue is an Associate Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University where she teaches Vocational Development and Career Counseling, Developmental Psychology across the Lifespan, and Research Methods. She earned her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University, where her studies focused on adult development and transition, feminist and cultural perspectives on identity and development, and relational psychology. She also has Master’s degrees in Culture, Gender and Relational Development and in English Literature. For 20 years, she taught Career Exploration and Decision Making continuing education courses to potential career changers.
Sue’s presentations at conferences such as the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Career Development Association, and Winter Roundtable on Multicultural Education and Counseling include topics such as relational career counseling, the use of metaphor in counseling, multicultural and social justice integration in counselor education and career development, the psychology of transition, cultural and LGBT issues related to identity and career, and career/life transitions in adulthood. Sue’s approach to teaching and counseling is based on a relational definition of a healthy psychological self as being in connection with the self, with others, and with the world.
Location: Stearns Center, Room G12
The field of Positive Psychology, founded in 1998 by Martin Seligman, has created a body of research and practice to help people improve their well-being, performance, and relationships. Though the study of Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments (PERMA), researchers have discovered hundreds of strategies to help people achieve their goals and live more satisfying lives.
In this interactive seminar, participants will learn the theoretical underpinnings of Positive Psychology, and what it means to be an effective guide. In addition, this seminar will provide a toolbox of research-based interventions to help clients achieve successful results that career professionals can execute immediately with their clients, along with a personal well-being plan to help career professionals improve their own performance, well-being and job satisfaction.
Topics to be covered:
Facilitator: For more than 25 years, Debra Levy, M.Ed., PCC, Business and Life Coach at Coaching is Good, has lent her expert advice to businesses, professionals and people in transition so they can quickly achieve their full potential. Deb works with each client’s individual circumstances to quickly find a healthy approach to goal setting and prioritizing. Her method, based on achievable action steps, builds resilience in positive, transformative ways.
Deb’s strategic interventions are research-based as much as they are intuitive. Along with bestselling research authors Tal Ben-Shahar and Shawn Achor, Deb was part of the original team that brought the course “Happiness” to Harvard, where its popularity climbed to 900 students per class. Students left that course, as her clients do today, with a full set of skills developed from the science of Positive Psychology to help them reach career goals and achieve personal satisfaction.
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
We are uniquely privileged and pleased to have Dr. Maureen Walker presenting for this year’s. Professional Development Seminars – April 6 is a seminar not to be missed!
Helping professionals know that empathy is at the heart of all growth-fostering relationships. Like any truism that we accept as fundamental, it is sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that simple truths are often difficult truths. When that happens, our tendency may be to resort to a shadow version – an illusion of empathic connection – and call it “good enough”.
In this interactive seminar, participants will explore the micro-skills that facilitate empathic attunement: awareness, respect, and curiosity (in Relational-Cultural terms, the ARC of empathy). Using the Relational-Cultural model as a theoretical framework, participants will also deepen their exploration with conversations and exercises designed to address the following broad questions:
Attend this seminar and experience empathy as a process that offers opportunities for both the client and counselor to embrace possibilities for mutual growth.
Facilitator: Maureen Walker, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, speaker, educator, and writer who helps people bridge cultural differences such as race, religion, gender and other social status markers. She graduated from Mercer University with degrees in Vocal Performance and English, and then taught for eight years in the Georgia public schools.
After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Walker moved to New England to become a staff psychologist in the MBA Counseling Service at Harvard Business School. She served in various roles during her 25-year career at Harvard, where her work always involved helping young professionals from many countries and multiple ethnicities thrive in an academically rigorous and culturally complex environment.
As the Director of Programming for the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College, Dr. Walker has enjoyed the colleagueship of such pioneering scholars as Jean Baker Miller, Janet Surrey, Judith Jordan, and Irene Stiver, with whom she contributed to the development of the Relational-Cultural model of psychological healing and development.
Her current work consists of multiple strands, offering psychotherapy to private practice clients, and training and supervision at the Center for Relational Growth, (also known as the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute).
With the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Walker is currently involved in developing curricular and certification programs in Relational-Cultural psychology, and is writing a book that provides practical insights and guidance for repairing the racial schisms that undermine authentic relationships in the 21 st century. This book will chart pathways toward a connection with consciousness – habits of mind and spirit that help transform racialized narratives of disconnection to narratives that expand our vision of what it means to be fully human, to be a force for good in the world.
Location: TBD (Curry Student Center)
**Details to be confirmed**
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.