Professional Development Seminar:
Technology Tips and Tools For Your Career Practice
Presenters: Debra Osborn, PhD & Melissa A. Venable, PhD
Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)
Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Whether it’s navigating online meetings, choosing new resources for a career center website, integrating tech into your webinars, or creating a career-oriented podcast, decisions involving technology can quickly become overwhelming. The endless availability of new options and opportunities increases the pace and complexity of our work.
How can you make the most of technology for career development? Join the “Technology Twins” for this seminar session in which they will share not only their advice for keeping up-to-date, but also recommendations for technology tools related to networking, marketing, audience engagement, and more. Learn more about best practices you can use in your work with students and clients right now.
About the Presenters:
Debra Osborn, PhD
Deb Osborn is a Professor and Co-director of Psychological and Counseling Services in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems Department at Florida State University. She also co-directs the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is both Fellow and Past President of the National Career Development Association. Dr. Osborn’s research program includes: identify predictors of and best practices for increasing positive career outcomes/decreasing negative outcomes; applying career-related theory (especially Cognitive Information Processing theory) in research and practice; designing and using assessments in career services; and exploring the role technology can play in enhancing and extending services.
Melissa A. Venable, PhD
Melissa A. Venable, Ph.D. is an education advisor and principal writer for BestColleges - Red Ventures Education where she leads a research initiative reporting trends in online education and career planning. Melissa is also the Director of Professional Development for the National Career Development Association. As the current Board Chair for the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a nonprofit tech startup incubator, she supports efforts to increase tech sector employment, business, and training opportunities in her local community. Melissa earned her doctorate in instructional technology at the University of South Florida with research interests in distance education and career services for online students.