CCC Networking Night
Location: Virtual (a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event, after registration)
Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EST
It seems that everyone has an undercurrent of anxiety lately and career coaches and counselors are no different. Join us for a discussion on what anxiety looks like and what we can do as career coaches / counselors to help ourselves deal with anxiety and stress in these difficult times so that we can help ourselves and in turn help our students / clients.
Join these four career coaches in talking about this timely topic; Hannah Morgan, Bob McIntosh, Jim Peacock, and Sabrina Woods. We will talk about how this is affecting each of us and then use breakout rooms to further the discussion.
Effective Interviewing in the Age of AI
Presenter: Linda Kent Davis
Date: Friday, December 4th
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Interviewing has changed dramatically over the years, but never more so than with the dawn of Artificial Intelligence! When we coach candidates for face to face or even virtual interviews, we help them understand the importance of non-verbal communication – both their own and those of the interviewer. How to control their own non-verbal messages. How to read those of the interviewer and leverage what those messages convey to establish rapport and to more effectively advocate for their candidacies.
Today, in the age of artificial intelligence, the quality of a candidate’s interview may well be assessed by a computer rather than a person. How, then, do we prepare candidates to sell themselves? What’s different from the more traditional face to face model? What’s the same? Does body language matter?
Linda Kent Davis will share her expertise in this area and provide you with useful tools and tips for coaching your clients to interview effectively in the Age of AI.
Dr. Linda Kent Davis has been working with college students and alumni to help them achieve their career aspirations for a very long time! She did this most recently at UMass Dartmouth as the director of the Career Center – and before that at Rhode Island College, MassBay Community College, and Brandeis University. Prior to her career in higher education, Linda worked in health care administration and biotechnology.
She has her B.A. in sociology from UMass Amherst, her M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Work and Counseling from Northeastern University, and an advanced graduate certificate in leading change from Boston College. Linda completed her Ed.D. in higher education administration from UMass Boston where her research focused on mid-level leadership within colleges and universities.
Throughout her career, Linda has been active in professional associations – most often with the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers (EACE). She served on its board of directors, has chaired and been a member of numerous committees, and is proud to be a past president. Early in her career Linda served as the membership coordinator for the Career Counselors Consortium.
Book Club - Your Stories Don’t Define You - How You Tell Them Will
Host: Jessica Dow
Guest Author: Sarah Elkins
Date: Friday, January 15
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST + optional small group discussion 1:00-1:30
Meet the author, free event for members.
What internal messages are holding you back? Storytelling requires us to examine the origins of our internal messages. In our discussion of Your Stories Don't Define You, How You Tell Them Will, Sarah Elkins and Jessica Dow will ask you to first explore your own internal messages, and then offer you an opportunity to uncover and share one of your stories!
The book is available at bookshop.org, amazon.com.
About the Author:
Sarah Elkins is a storyteller, communication coach, author and professional musician. Her workshops and coaching programs with in-person and remote teams and their leaders are known to address and reduce miscommunication – the most common cause of tension and stress in the workplace. Using the team’s results from the StrengthsFinder assessment, she guides conversations to ensure work relationships are based on knowing & valuing each other’s strengths, and connecting with each other on the most basic level through story sharing and effective listening. She knows that the key to satisfaction and happiness in life is healthy relationships, and the keys to healthy relationships are self-reflection and communication. Her ultimate goal is to help bring self-reflection and positive intention to the workforce in her work as a communication and public speaking coach, and as a keynote speaker.
About our Book Club Host:
Jessica is a career strategist and coach in higher education and private practice. She also teaches intercultural community building and career management preparation. Jessica specializes in helping people to identify and achieve their personal and career goals by listening and purposefully guiding them through exploration and challenges using a holistic and person-centered approach. As a communicator and connector, she enjoys building relationships and bringing individuals together to create a positive impact. Jessica is a member of several professional organizations, holds committee leadership roles, and regularly presents at conferences, community events, and workshops.
Powering Beyond Your Own Resistance
Powering Beyond Your Own Resistance
Presenter: Jenn Tardy
Date: Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
In this workshop, Jenn Tardy, Career Coach + Diversity Recruitment Trainer, explores the topic of resistance: what it is, how it manifests and how it fuels unconscious bias. In addition, she unpacks how resistance affects our ability as career coaches to lean into topics related to diversity and inclusion. The goal of this workshop is to show participants how to identify their own personal resistance and find healing so that each can fully lean into supporting historically underrepresented populations while on their job search.
**A portion of registration fees will go towards scholarships for career coaching for underrepresented clients.**
Jennifer Tardy, Career Success Coach, owns and operates JTC which is a diversity and inclusion consulting organization in Maryland. Through her #CareerSuccess coaching programs for job seekers and #HiringSuccess diversity training programs for recruiters, she is on a mission to make it easy for recruiters and historically underrepresented job seekers to meet and forge career success. She is an official partner to LinkedIn and The Society for Diversity where she serves as a career coach to it’s members.
Jennifer has vast industry experience as a Recruiting Thought Leader, Diversity Practitioner, and Career Success Coach with over 14 years of experience in the field of human resources and recruiting. She has recruited in the tech, healthcare, education, railroad, plumbing supplies, and professional services industries.
She is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration. She has received several certifications in Human Resources and Diversity and Inclusion including her Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR), Certified Diversity Practitioner (CDP), and Certified Diversity Executive (CDE). She is also a Certified DiSC Instructor.
In addition to JenniferTardy, LLC, Jennifer is also co-owner of Proving What’s Possible, LLC (PWP), headquartered in Altavista, VA. PWP is a Mental Health Counseling organization that provides mental health skill building services to help individuals cope with mental illness and achieve community stability and independence.
Jennifer resides in Maryland with her two boys, Austin and Aiden, and her love, Antione.
Advanced LinkedIn Tips & Tools for Career Professionals
Advanced LinkedIn Tips & Tools for Career Professionals
Presenter: Co-hosted by Sabrina Woods, CCC President,
and Amanda Peters, MIT Career Development Manager
Date: Friday, February 5th
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
*optional networking lunch from 11:45-1pm*
Join a variety of LinkedIn experts to learn about new features, discover cutting edge techniques and overall help you maximize the value of LinkedIn for your clients! Short speaker presentations will be followed by Q&A.
*Speakers and topics to be announced closer to the event.*
Transformational Coaching - Facilitating a More Positive Self-Concept
Presenter: Liane Hambly
Date: Friday, March 5th
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Research shows that a positive mind-set is essential for effective career management. Our clients may have the information they need, rationally understand how to perform in interviews, know how to network, and acknowledge the value of stepping outside their comfort zone – yet a lack of self-belief, confidence, and assertiveness can inhibit their ability to reach their goals.
This workshop explores how career practitioners can work with clients to create a more positive self-identity and a stronger sense of their own potential and ability to change. Participants will be introduced to a practical and engaging method which draws on transformational coaching, chair work (perceptual positions), and dialogical theory.
Liane Hambly is the Director of Liane Hambly Associates and co-author of Creative Career Coaching, Theory into Practice (2019). She has also authored Let's Talk Guidance, a DVD and learning resource on Career Coaching, and has published several articles on Career Theory, the Role of Faith in Career Decision Making, and Planned Happenstance.
Based in Nottinghamshire, England, Liane works internationally, primarily designing and delivering Professional Development programs for career practitioners. In addition to her own private career coaching practice, Liane has worked as a Senior lecturer in career development for a number of UK Universities.
Liane is a lead trainer for the Career Development Institute and a motivational keynote speaker. To date she has designed and delivered inspirational learning programs to more than 15,000 practitioners throughout the UK and the US. She presented at the Career Thought Leaders Conference in San Diego, worked with Skills Development Scotland to design a coaching approach to Career Guidance, and was a keynote speaker at our Career Counselors Consortium Conference in August 2020.