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January 2011 RoundTable

December 27th, 2010 No comments

According to Internet World Stats, approximately 75% of North Americans are online, and with so many websites, blogs, apps, and tools ‘out there’, it’s difficult to keep up to date. This RoundTable addresses how we utilize technology in our work. Please come and share your stories, resources, and favorite tech tools.

Resources to consider:

• “The advancement in computer-assisted techniques greatly enriches career assessment and intervention. Counselors are relieved from the tedious task of data entry and analysis, and, therefore, can focus more time on facilitating clients’ awareness of themselves by explaining the assessment results. The recent wide use of the Internet makes it possible to share and distribute information in a much more efficient way. Another achievement of technology is the development and improvement of computer-based career planning systems” (Tang, 2003).
• “‘Space, the Final Frontier’ from Star Trek is still in the future, but ‘Cyberspace, the New Frontier’ is her and invading our lives in unimaginable, exciting, and distressing ways. It is impacting our personal, social, emotional, occupational, and recreational lives, and we can choose to ride the wave to whatever destination, try to guide its path, or stand fast for business as usual” (Miller, McDaniels, 2001).
• “The Internet can be used as a tool in career counseling to help clients investigate their interests, career options, employment statistics, and educational as well as occupational opportunities.”
• “Using the Internet is an important task for career counselors to undertake because it presents many opportunities for supporting career counseling activities on a global level, including online career assessments, increased occupational information, specialized career web-sites for populations such as women and minorities, virtual job fairs, job search strategies, as well as job search difficulties for today’s job seeker” (Osborn, Zalaquett).
• “Interest inventories, ability test, value surveys, developmental indices”
• “Career counseling was one of the first areas to incorporate technology as a tool in the counseling process. Career counseling continues to be the forerunner in technology-assisted counseling due to assessment packages and the Internet. Assessment packages self-score, produce result reports, save time, and can reduce scoring errors. The Internet offers counselors access to a plethora of information and resources addressing career and employment information… Career counseling today appears to require counselors and clients to be technically competent” (Bullock).

MCDA 2010 Winter Newsletter

November 26th, 2010 No comments

Inside this issue: The President’s Corner MCDA Members Present at NCDA Conference MCDA Fall Event The Fred Mandell Experience Member Spotlight SIG Spotlight Book Review Welcome New Members The President’s Corner by Carmen Croonquist With the holiday season approaching, I’ve been reflecting on the art of gratitude – a concept that has been getting a […]

Team Coaching with Paula Hemming & Bev Lutz

November 19th, 2010 Comments off

In this presentation you will receive an overview for operating in the team coaching environment. This includes understanding the various roles, the added complexity of team dynamics, and meeting ethical and professional standards in a team coaching situation.

December RoundTable

November 19th, 2010 No comments

Stress Management in the Job Search

We as career counselors have assisted many clients in their job search and know how stressful this process can be for the client; especially if it has been continuing on for a while. It is important for us to help our clients deal with and reduce this stress so they can continue to be motivated in their job search. Research has shown that keeping a positive attitude and setting smaller goals can help eliminate stress and make the job hunt that much easier. This RoundTable will specifically focus on the stresses that are caused by the job search and how you can help your clients manage them.

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MCA Event

November 11th, 2010 No comments

Minnesota Coaches Association Presents: Team Coaching with Paula Hemming & Bev Lutz Nov. 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm @ The Marsh & Minnetonka Rate is $25 for the event with a Silent Auction in the beginning of the meeting! Link:

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November RoundTable

October 28th, 2010 No comments

MCDA 2010 Fall Event

October 14th, 2010 No comments

Save the date for the MCDA Fall Event — Nov. 18, 2010

Navigating Change at Midlife and Beyond

September 28th, 2010 No comments

Navigating Change at Midlife and Beyond: The Great Masters of Art Reveal the Secrets to a New Paradigm Featuring Fred Mandell, Ph.D. Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Program 6:30-8:30, Networking and book signing 6:00-6:30, and 8:30-9:00) Holiday Inn Select, Bloomington, MN A Professional Development Event brought to you by MCA & MCDA Fred Mandell […]

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October RoundTable

September 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Counseling Veterans in the Current Recession
This session will explore the challenges of providing services to a wide variety of veterans who have served in wars, conflicts and in peacetime. Who are these veterans, what are their career needs and how is this population changing? What local, State and National resources are available to assist us? Discussion will be facilitated by Carol Ellingsberg, Vocational Counselor, Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

CPAD – Back to School for Grownups

September 1st, 2010 No comments

Title: CPAD – Back to School for Grownups Location: MN Teamsters Service Bureau Link out: Click here Description: Join this practical discussion for adults contemplating a return to the classroom. Based on real-world experience, our speaker will help you tackle questions you (or your clients) might have, such as: Am I too old? What about […]