CCC September Networking Night
Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)
Date: Tuesday, September 14
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Host: Ethan Selinger & Laurie Stickels
Training for New & Aspiring Career Counselors
Presenter: Amy Mazur
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 & Friday, October 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
This is a 2 part webinar, with material building off of each other.
You are required to attend both days.
This Professional Development Seminar is designed for:
Individuals new to the field
Those whose job has some elements of career counseling but may not have it as the primary function
Those wanting to break into the career counseling field
Those who simply want a refresher
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 2-part webinar, participants will be introduced to the theory and practice of career counseling and will broaden their understanding of the career development process, with particular emphasis on the helping relationship.
Topics to be covered:
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 MassHire Downtown Boston.
Best Practices Roundtable:
Returning to the Work Place and Recruiting Trends
Facilitators: Anastasia Lopez & Anne Grieves
Date: Friday, October 8
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
If anything, the pandemic has taught us how swiftly the job market can change and continue on various trends. This Roundtable will provide attendees with information from employers/recruiters about what to expect returning to the work place and any hiring trends. Polls, breakout rooms, and other activities may be used and resources will be shared with all attendees.
The Power of Hybrid Professionals: How to Discover and Brand Who You Are At the Intersection of Your Multiple Professional Identities
Presenter: Dr. Sarabeth Berk
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021 & Friday, October 29, 2021
PART I FOCUS: The Process of Discovering and Branding Who You Are At the Intersection of Your Multiple Professional Identities
PART II FOCUS: How to Guide Others in Revealing The Unique Value that Lies at the Intersection of Their Multiple Professional Identities
There are three types of professional identity in the workforce, and until now, we've been stuck in a binary of singularity (experts) or multiplicity (generalists). Hybrid professional identity is the third type, and it involves the integration of multiple work identities. By examining the intersections between professional identities, workers are able to reveal their full selves and communicate their unique value when compared to others with similar job titles and labels.
For people who feel stuck in their career path, pigeonholed as one type of worker, or fraught in an effort to niche down and specialize, they may be hybrid professionals and not know it. By giving people permission to integrate their work identities together, not only do they feel more empowered, but they also finally see who they really are and how to apply their gifts.
Through my research and one-of-a-kind process, workers learn to convey why and how their work identities fit together and what that means for their career goals.
In this two-part workshop, I’ll take you through my process so you can experience it for yourself. Then we’ll spend time unpacking it and understanding how you can use it with your clients. I’ve been studying the efficacy of my process by working with diverse individuals and small groups across industries. As a result, I believe unlocking a person’s hybrid professional identity is the foundation of shaping their purpose, passion, and ability to navigate their career.
Key takeaways from this two-part series:
Dr. Sarabeth Berk is the leading expert on hybrid professional identity, and a hybrid professional herself. She was featured in Forbes, and is a TEDx speaker, author of More Than My Title, and recipient of a Colorado Inno on Fire award for her innovative work.
Sarabeth obtained her PhD from the University of Denver, and has degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design. Her hybrid title is Creative Disruptor because she works at the intersection of being an artist, researcher, educator, and designer.
She developed a one-of-a-kind approach that takes personal branding and career development to a whole new level. Today, she helps professionals discover and articulate their hybrid professional identity and unique value in the workforce. As a result, her clients feel more seen, empowered and confident, and teams recognize each other as more than their job titles, valuing the critical yet different roles of experts, generalists, and hybrids in the workforce.
Modernize Your Resumes
Presenter: Louise Kursmark
Date: Friday, Nov 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
This is Part 1 of a 2 Part Sequence. You are encouraged to attend "Modernize Your LinkedIn Profiles" on Friday, November 19th, but this is not mandatory. Register for Part 2 here.
If you register for both "Modernize Your Resume" & "Modernize Your LinkedIn", you are eligible for our 2-part series discount (totaling $20 off the entire series!). Register for each event, but use the discount option of $10 off for each event.
Registration for this event will begin July 30th.
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.
Using ideas and content from her best-selling book Modernize Your Resume (2rd Edition), Louise will provide the most critical and up-to-date information to help career counselors and coaches guide their clients in creating powerful career marketing documents.
Louise Kursmark is a career storyteller who has been crafting branded resumes and career documents for more than 20 years. She is the author of some two dozen career-related books, including 3 titles in the MODERNIZE YOUR CAREER series with co-authors Wendy Enelow and Jan Melnik. Louise was the first person worldwide to earn the Master Resume Writer credential, has won 6 “best resume” awards, and was a founding board member and executive director of Career Thought Leaders and the Resume Writing Academy. A resident of the Boston area for most of her adult life, she currently resides in Plymouth. Among her favorite things in life, in addition to her friends and family, are traveling, biking, visiting baseball stadiums around the country, and sharing success strategies with a (virtual) room full of career professionals.
Modernize Your LinkedIn Profile
This is Part 2 of a 2 Part Sequence. You are encouraged to attend "Modernize Your Resume" on Friday, November 12th, but this is not mandatory. Register for Part 1 here.
Registration for this event will begin July 30th
In today’s career management environment, LinkedIn has assumed equal importance to the resume. In fact, often the LinkedIn profile is the first image seen by recruiters, network contacts, and potential employers. For career professionals, it can be a challenge to write (or guide clients in writing) unique and interesting profiles that reveal both qualifications and character—the skills and experience that are needed plus the style and attributes that signal a great fit. In this session, we’ll delve into many different ways to tackle this challenge.
Using ideas and content from her recent books, including Modernize Your Resume (2rd Edition), Expert Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles for Managers and Executives, and Modernize Your Executive Job Search, Louise will provide the most critical and up-to-date information to help career counselors and coaches guide their clients in creating powerful career marketing messages.
Working with Immigrants and Refugees
Facilitators: Adesuwa Igbineweka & Andrea Horton-Meriçli
Date: Thursday, December 2nd
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
The job search process can be daunting for immigrants and refugees or anyone who is unfamiliar with the US job market. This roundtable conversation will cover different topics to help ease the pressure faced by clients/students in search of and keeping a job. We will discuss resume/cover letter writing, workplace culture, and general cultural differences.