Best Practices Roundtable:
Future of the Profession
Presenter: Amy Mazur
Host: Stasia Lopez
Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)
Date: Friday, April, 28 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Career Professionals: What Are We Seeing?
"When a careerist culture meets a digital revolution that allows unlimited access to work, something’s got to give. And in America, that something tends not to be work demands but is instead the human soul. The rise of digital technology requires us, as a culture, to re-examine what it means for work to be humane."
- Tish Harrison Warren, How to Fight Back Against the Inhumanity of Modern Work (NYT 10/2022)
About this event:
In April 2022, a group of career professionals gathered for a seminar entitled,
Career Development: Preparing for the Future. We discussed ideas that had shaped the field of career development and explored current ideas and trends that influence the way we work and think about work.
One year later and what do we see? Not just in our field but in the way that clients/students are engaging (or disengaging) with work, the way that work is done, the new rules in the workplace, in new skill-based hiring practices, what work/life balance is/is not, what quiet quitting is/is not, how we can feel a sense of belonging at work (or if we even should), who can even think about these ideas, and more.
Attend this roundtable with other career professionals interested in taking some time to delve a bit more deeply into topics of interest and relevance, to learn and grow together, and to better understand the role we can play as we engage with our clients/students, the world of work and the world at large.
An extensive reference list will be provided to prompt your own thinking about topics discussed.
About the presenter:
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).