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Professional Development Seminar - "Helping Clients Take Charge of their Employment"

  • Friday, February 08, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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Professional Development Seminar: "Helping Clients Take Charge of their Employment"

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm        

Location: Northeastern University, Curry Student Center, Room #340

As a career counseling professional, you spend your time and energy helping others navigate jobs and the changing landscape of work. Yet the landscape is changing so quickly, new tools and skills are needed to stay current in this fast-changing world. This workshop will teach you the new skills needed today to help your clients and students take charge of their careers.

Do you want to teach your clients how to deploy more of their professional passion in their current organization? Are they feeling stuck in their life or job? How can they take advantage of today’s uncertainty and ambiguity to jumpstart their own career development?  

Through this half day workshop, learn how to help clients boost their own career self-direction and better navigate their careers from their current jobs. As career ladders fade and organizations move at breakneck speed, it is more important than ever for everyone to learn how to manage their own career development, so they become and remain employable and retainable. Today, it’s up to the individual to direct their own career trajectories. This workshop will show how to do just that through a series of practical exercises.   

Learn new tools and skills for helping clients to:

  • Unlock the secret of how to create meaningful, win-win work situations, so they can grow their careers from their current job.

  • Learn to “Scan the Horizon” to discover career opportunities right in front of them.

  • Help them discover their “Nextivity,” a professional development opportunity that benefits them and the organization.

  • Learn to “Recruit Your Boss” and other champions to be an ally in their career development journey – they just may reveal to them, their own potential.

  • Leave with one concrete practice, something they can do often, to take charge of their career and create work that they love.


  • A refreshed sense of purpose and mission in their work

  • One draft “Nextivity”

  • A draft “discussion guide” for recruiting their boss and other champions as allies in their career development

  • An action plan for moving their vision forward

Facilitator: Author, coach and consultant Lisa Prior, founder of Prior Consulting and author of Take Charge of Your VIEW: Career Advice You Won’t Get From Your Boss, you’ll zoom in on practical ways you can learn that will help your clients create the life and career they love without leaving their job. Lisa will draw on the latest research and more than two decades of experience in the learning and development field. Lisa’s book has been endorsed by Susan Crandall at the Center for Social Policy, UMASS Boston; The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL); featured in Forbes online; and is being used by major employers such as PAREXEL and Harvard University. In addition to her work with corporate leaders, Lisa‘s experience includes designing programs, coaching leaders and offering workshops for clients in non-profit organizations, including the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union (now Crittenton Women’s Union), The Private Industry Council, and Harvard University’s Ed Portal Monday Job Seekers. 

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