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November RoundTable – Career Development Month Party

October 28th, 2011 No comments

Instead of our monthly RoundTable discussion, this November we are celebrating National Career Development Month. All career counselors, coaches, employment specialists and other career professionals are invited to this fun, free event. MCDA members are encouraged to invite their coworkers and colleagues. For more information, check out the EventBrite invitation. Questions: Contact Carol.Ellingsberg@va.gov. RSVP here

October RoundTable – Personal Branding

October 3rd, 2011 No comments

The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  RoundTables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.  Note that you do not need to be a MCDA member. We encourage you to spread […]

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CANCELED August RoundTable

July 30th, 2011 No comments

The Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) offers monthly RoundTable meetings that focus on selected career development topics to help us become better practitioners.  RoundTables also serve as a time to network with colleagues working in a variety of sectors.  Note that you do not need to be a MCDA member. We encourage you to spread […]

MCDA Invites You to Serve on Board of Trustees (New Deadline – Jun 20)

June 6th, 2011 No comments

Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) Board of Trustees has seven open Board of Trustee positions. In addition, the Board is seeking a treasurer and a president-elect. Each position is a two or three year term.  YOU are invited to get involved in the nationally recognized organization. Serving on the Board offers opportunities to: Build relationships […]

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June RoundTable: Employer Use of Facebook

May 20th, 2011 No comments

What: Employer Use of Facebook as a Tool in Pre-Employment Screening of Applicants: Benefits and Ethical, Legal, and Privacy Implications. When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:00-7:30pm Where: University of Minnesota Law School, Room 473 (http://www.law.umn.edu/contact/directons.html) Facilitator: Beth Lory Please RSVP to Bernice Hillukka (Behilluk@msn.com) no later than June 20th. We will be serving food at […]

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February RoundTable

February 2nd, 2011 No comments

Title: February RoundTable Location: University Of Minnesota Law School Room 471 Description: Transformation: Ensuring Individual Success in New Learning Experiences Darren Kaltved, M.Ed. Career Counselor Career Center for Science and Engineering Start Time: 1800 Date: 2011-02-17 End Time: 1930

Winter Event – “Succeeding in Uncertain Times”

January 25th, 2011 No comments

Presenter: Nick Tasler Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Registration: 12:45-1:30 • Program: 1:30-4:30 Roseville Library, 2180 North Hamline, Roseville, MN More details and registration

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).
http://eec.edc.org/cwis_docs/NEWS_ARTICLES_JOURNALS/Career_Development_Qrtly/Tang_Career_Qrtly.pdf
• “‘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).
o http://jcd.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/27/3/199
• “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.”
o http://jtc.colstate.edu/vol2_2/pelling.htm
• “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).
o http://jtc.colstate.edu/Vol4_1/Osborn/Osborn.htm
• “Interest inventories, ability test, value surveys, developmental indices”
o http://eec.edc.org/cwis_docs/NEWS_ARTICLES_JOURNALS/Career_Development_Qrtly/Savickas.pdf
• “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).
o http://www.texascounselorsnet.org/index.php/techniques/virtual-counseling-lab

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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