CCC Networking Social: Landmarks Dance Night - Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Location & Timing: Jen Siegel will meet people to gather at the base of the Arthur Feidler footbridge steps at 6:00 pm and walk together to find a spot for to sit & socialize by 6:15pm for the show to begin at 7pm
Members and non-members are invited to join together for an summer evening of fun and networking at Landmarks Dance Night. Landmarks Dance Night brings music to move by from diverse cultures to the Hatch Shell. Love, magicians, and ghosts haunt the flamenco ballet, El amor brujo, inspired by tales of the Romani people. The rhythms of Haiti and Vodou culture, and the drumming of the West African diaspora inspire Bostonians of disparate backgrounds to dance, from amateurs to established professionals. The brilliant young professionals of Boston Ballet II close the 2019 season performing to The Dance of the Hours, a perennial Arthur Fiedler favorite.
Students from Conservatory Lab Charter School perform with Boston Landmarks Orchestra and soloists from Castle of our Skins. Students from Camp Harbor View will cap off a summer of unlocking creativity with a performance of a new work they will co-compose with musicians Jake Gunnar Walsh and Devin Ferreira and choreographer Chanel Thompson. Special lighting and commissioned projections will illuminate the surfaces of the Hatch Shell behind and around the orchestra.
What to bring:
More information here.
If inclement weather is in the forecast on the day of a concert, please check www.landmarksorchestra.org or call 617-987-2000 after 4 PM for any changes to the date or venue.
Directions by car: The Hatch Shell is located on the East End of Storrow Drive, not far from the Mass General Hospital. There is no parking on Storrow Drive, however public parking is available at the Boston Common Garage and Charles Circle LAZ Parking Lot next to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
*Note: If you are using a ride sharing service such as Uber, Lyft, or Fasten, please use Beacon St. at Arlington St. as your drop-off point (not Storrow Drive or the Hatch Shell). Drop-off/pick-up at the handicapped drop-off point next to the Hatch Shell is only available for patrons with limited mobility or those utilizing THE RIDE.
Directions by Public Transportation: Take any MBTA Red Line train to the Charles Street/MGH station. Take the footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Charles River side and go West along Storrow Drive. The Hatch Shell is a short walk from here. Alternatively, take any Green Line train to the Arlington Street Station. Walk along the Public Garden/Arlington Street to Beacon Street. Cross over Beacon Street and take the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive to the Hatch Shell
Contact for questions: Jen Siegel, email@example.com
COMMUNITY EVENT (not affiliated with CCC): Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification Program
In-depth training live over the Internet
Program Begins September 16, 2019
Barbara Bissonnette, Principal, Forward Motion Coaching
Group size is limited to 10, and an application is required.
This comprehensive, 12-week program is designed for career counselors and coaches, disability service professionals at colleges and universities, vocational rehabilitation and transition specialists and other professionals.
You will learn how to coach adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles to choose the right job or career, find employment, and stay hired. Emphasis is on adapting traditional coaching techniques to fit the unique needs of these individuals.
The Asperger’s/Autism Employment Coach Certification features weekly, live virtual sessions plus a 6-week supervised practicum. Sessions feature interactive exercises, case studies, and group discussions. Weekly assignments consist of readings, short-answer questions/case study reviews and practice designing action plans for clients. There is also access to a private Facebook group. This program is approved for 23 Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credits.
A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully finish the program components. This certifies1 that the participant:
♦ Understands the impact of challenges related to interpersonal skills, executive function, restricted/repetitive interests and sensory processing/integration, as well as strengths that can be utilized in the workplace
♦ Is able to modify the traditional coaching model to meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum
♦ Can utilize strategies and techniques to assist individuals in finding the right job/career; finding a job; and staying employed
Weeks One & Two, Understanding Adults with Asperger’s/Autism:
Definition of autism spectrum disorder and the “Asperger profile;” impact on adults in the workplace (communication, executive function, etc.); strengths associated with this processing style.
Week Three, Adapting the Coaching Model: Modifying core coaching skills to meet the needs of these students/clients; evaluating readiness; obtaining accurate background information.
Week Four, Working with Individuals: How to address ten common challenges, plus strategies for executive function difficulties.
Week Five, Choosing the Right Job/Career and Getting Hired: Guiding individuals to find the right occupation; assessments; creating a realistic job search plan; interview preparation, including navigating the landmine of behavioral questions (continues to next session).
Week Six, Americans with Disabilities Act: How individuals are protected in the workplace; deciding whether, when and how to disclose; case examples.
Practicum begins week six
Week Seven, Staying Employed: Tools and techniques for addressing common employment challenges; teaching individuals to self-advocate; intervening with an employer (continues to next session).
Week Eight, Educating Employers: Explaining Asperger’s/autism to employers; tips for modifying the interview process and on-boarding; innovative employer models and how to adapt them for internships and to small/mid-size organizations.
Weeks Nine to Eleven, Practicum Continues (no weekly sessions): Participants coach an individual on the spectrum for 1 hour per week for six weeks. Written feedback is provided on weekly client notes, plus there are 3 calls with Barbara (30 min. each) to discuss progress, problems, strategies.
Week Twelve, Practicum Review: Participants present summaries of their coaching practicum to the group; wrap-up questions/comments; written practicum feedback provided by Barbara.
The program content is for professionals who are assisting students/clients with competitive, not sheltered or heavily supported, employment.
To request an application or if you have questions about the program, send an email to Barbara@ForwardMotion.info
1Certification is not an endorsement from Barbara Bissonnette or Forward Motion Coaching.
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Location: Northeastern University | Boston, MA
Enhance your Coaching Toolkit with SkillScan’s Transferable Skills Assessments and Resources
Are your students and clients in need of career direction? After trying on a few jobs are your young professional clients ready for a more deliberate approach to their career planning? Do your internal employees desire professional growth but have no idea how to proceed? How about mid-life clients stuck in unfulfilling jobs? Without a clear idea of their decision-making criteria; interests, skills and values, clients are often immobilized and unable to move forward.
Today, coaches need a toolkit of assessments and exercises that can be used for diverse client needs, in different formats (online versus print), and for various stages of career development. Both of these training sessions offer engaging tools and strategies for working with individuals and groups to move from insight to practical application.
Sign-up for the morning session, afternoon session, or both.
Gain hands-on practice using SkillScan’s revised and updated card sort, Advance Pack 2.0 – 2018.
Learn a 3-step process for integrating skills with Holland and values assessments to deepen client understanding of their career preferences.
Review a case study to illustrate and strengthen understanding of core themes.
Work in teams to identify themes and apply to client needs.
Explore the most popular exercises in the online Learning Center and gain tips for incorporating them into your coaching and your workshops.
Take SkillScan Drive, a new and comprehensive online assessment – released in late 2018.
Review each of the report sections and gain best practices for applying the results to the needs of your clients, whether they are career launchers, transitioners, advancers or pre-retirees.
Using a case study, observe how to integrate client skill preferences with Holland and values assessments to the deepen meaning of the results.
Work in teams to practice interpreting the report based on various client scenarios.
Please bring a laptop or tablet to the session.
Gain knowledge and skill in using SkillScan assessments and coaching resources
Learn a 3-step assessment process to evaluate clients' Interests, Values and Skills and integrate into core themes
Review case studies to deepen your understanding of client core preferences to expedite a career focus
Add numerous coaching tools and strategies to your toolkit.
For over 30 years, Lesah has successfully provided career advice to thousands of people, from those launching their careers to career transitioners and career advancers. Her experience led to simultaneously develop a publishing business to provide better career advice and career development services. She is the co-developer of Professional Pack and creator of Advance Pack 2.0, Express Assessment and SkillScan Drive (released in Fall, 2018) and an extensive set of complimentary career assessments and resources in the Learning Center.
10/18/19 CCC Seminar Costs:
Additionally, each session will require different supplies whcih has been added to the full cost of registration.
Full Day Supplies - $40
Morning Session Supplies- $25
Afternoon Session Supplies- $15
FCD Class-GCDF/CCSP Certification Opportunity
Location: 100 Cummings Center - Suite 221E, Beverly, MA
Dates: (5 days of training): Monday Oct. 21, Monday Nov. 18, Monday December 16, Monday January 27, Monday February 24, *** Monday March 2*** Reserve for Snow Make Up Day***
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
We are excited to announce a local professional enhancement opportunity for career education providers.
Jim Peacock from Peak Careers (https://peak-careers.com/about/about-jim-peacock/) will be offering the "Facilitating Career Development" class in Beverly, MA starting this fall. Jim is an award-winning career development specialist and owner of Peak-Careers. He has more than 25 years of experience giving career advisors and counselors the tools they need to help their clients. He is on the National Career Development Association (NCDA) registry as a Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Instructor, and is a dynamic trainer, consultant and speaker. The FCD course has not been offered in a live format in the greater Boston area for quite some time, and we are very pleased that Jim will be offering a discount to CCC members! Have you renewed your CCC membership yet?
The FCD training program is a competency-based certification program for individuals who work in career development. The FCD training was developed to provide standards, training specifications, and credentialing to those working in the field that are not licensed professional counselors. After completing FCD training, individuals may apply for the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) or Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credentials. These credentials are designed for providers offering career services in an array of settings such as private coaches, university staff, workforce development professionals, human resources staff, etc.
The 120-hour class meets for a little over 5 months to advance your skills in the field of career development. This course combines face-to-face training with e-learning to give you the skills you need to work in any type of career development setting.
You’ll spend five (5) days interacting with your instructor and peers in a live classroom setting. The remainder of the class is a combination of engaging online learning, discussions, and fieldwork.
An early bird course registration discount is being offered for registrations received by August 19th, and an additional discount is being offered to CCC members. Please register soon as there are limited slots available.
Course Fee (includes textbook):
Registration and payment can be made through Peak Careers at: https://peak-careers.com/course/cdf/. Click on the tab “CCCNE Class” to register for the Beverly, MA course. Current CCC membership will be verified for receiving the CCC member discounted rate.
For specific questions about the course, please contact Jim Peacock. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For questions about the course venue, location amenities, and logistics, please contact Divya Das. (email@example.com)
The CCC gratefully acknowledges Cherie Lynch and Cindy Richard at the Endicott College Internship and Career Center, The Cummings Center, and The Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce for facilitating space for this valuable programming to enhance professional development opportunities for our CCC Community!
More information on credentialing can be found at:
Please register soon as slots are limited!
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Northeastern University | Boston, MA
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
For individuals new to the field, paraprofessionals, those whose job has some elements of career counseling but may not have it as the primary function, and for those wanting to break into the field of career counseling.
What makes a good career counselor? How do I work most effectively with my clients? Is my knowledge of the World of Work sufficient? What are the latest tools and approaches that career counselors use?
In this introductory seminar, participants use interactive exercises, role plays, small groups and case studies to broaden their understanding of the career development process, with particular emphasis on the helping relationship.
Topics to be covered:
Career Development – Definition and Models
The Role of the Career Development Professional
Career Development Theory – How it Helps
Career Information and Resources
Amy Mazur, Ed.M, NCC, 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 also includes educating, training and mentoring professionals in career and workforce development on using counseling skills to foster growth and change. Prior to her work in private practice, Amy was a Career Counselor and Assistant Director of Career Services at the Women’s Educational & Industrial Union, where in addition to individual and group work, she created and developed the Professional Development Seminars Series for career development professionals. Aside from coordinating the current seminar series through the Career Counselor’s Consortium, Amy also trains and mentors new Career Counselors locally, regionally and nationally. As adjunct faculty at Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences for over ten years, she taught Vocational Development & Career Counseling.
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). Amy also provides Career Counseling at JVS CareerSolution.
Some comments from previous Training for New & Aspiring Career Counselors:
Amy provided excellent guidance and feedback regarding the challenges new counselors face. I feel much more empowered to better serve my students!
Amy is so knowledgeable and passionate, and that makes me more excited about this career. Information provided was extremely helpful and style of seminar (interactive) was excellent!
SPECIAL EVENT - The Incubator Lab for Career Development Professionals: Get Inspired & Turn Ideas into Action
Location: Northeastern University, 420 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 Curry Student Center. Room 440.
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 1:00 pm.
Stay for informal lunch and networking! Bring a lunch or pick up something to eat at the Curry Student Center food court or local take out restaurants!
Have you ever had any of these thoughts?
Now imagine getting to spend a couple of hours generating new ideas or strategy, and taking those ideas beyond conception, to a more concrete level, including feedback from others.The “incubator stage” of a new start-up signifies the beginning, new ideas, hope, excitement, possibilities. Adopting this initial principle, and putting it into a hands-on workshop intensive, is what we have in store for you
Look inward. As a first step, we’ll do an exercise to help you clarify what you love. You’ll be looking at what parts of your work are the most rewarding and what you might want to put your energy into for future projects.
Be Inspired. Next we’ll share some inspiration. Each participant will be asked to share something exciting, innovative or interesting that you heard about at a conference, from a colleague or that you contributed to in your own organization.
Brainstorm. Come to this session with some ideas for projects you want to work on, or come with an open mind and expectations to create.
Get Feedback. Your fellow “lab participants” will act as your “start-up” project advisors as you generate ideas and move forward.
Turn Ideas into Action. You’ll have the gift of time during the session to begin working on your ideas. If it’s a new workshop that you are developing, you’ll spend time in the lab, actually working on the PowerPoint itself. If you are working on a benchmarking research project, you’ll be encouraged to put together an outline and start the research on the spot. You are welcome to come to this session full of ideas that you want to hash out, or come with an open mind and the excitement to see what pops up and unfolds.
Feedback from past participants:
“The Incubator Lab was a fantastic opportunity to share and ignite creative ideas. It was helpful to have time, space and a supportive environment to work on our projects, share thoughts/ideas with others and gain a fresh prospective. This was my second workshop with Sabrina, I love her facilitation style and ability to create a comfortable space and meaningful workshop."
Nicole Collins, Director of Career Services, Unity College
"I wasn't even sure if I should attend this workshop, but I am so glad I did. The exercises gave me the time I needed to work on a personal and important goal, which for me, had a transformational outcome. Take this workshop if you can; it has the ability to engage you in a powerful way".
Leigh Mundhenk, Ph.D. Founder/Consultant, WorkConcepts & Former Associate Professor, University of Southern Maine
“A much needed morning to work on and networkabout those important projects that keep getting pushed to the side. Very motivating to be in a room of focused professionals that are ready to offer assistance.”
Hope Lanza, Career Advisor, Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
“I found the Incubator Lab to be a timely process for me to advance a business idea I’d hatched. Sabrina provided a container/environment that was safe, fun, and collaborative, with just enough structure (worksheets) to help me develop some concrete next steps. I left the session feeling invigorated and committed to action!”
Kathy Maloney, Principal Coach & Consultant, WorkPaths Consulting
Sabrina Woods is a Holistic Career / Life Coach & Linkedin Trainer with close to 20 years’ in the career services field at universities including Harvard, Northeastern and Queen Mary. She is also the President of the CCC. Her joy comes from tapping holistic and mindfulness-based practices while helping people with career transitions. Sabrina also facilitates workshops and train-the-trainer sessions ranging from the Myers Briggs to Mindfulness to Networking. Her workshops combine her insights, enthusiasm and infectious energy. Sessions have been taught in the US, UK and Middle East. For more info: www.sabrina-woods.com.