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MCDA 2011 Fall Newsletter

September 23rd, 2011 No comments

Inside this issue: The President’s Corner MCDA Board Members News for NCDA MCDA Fall Event My Top Five Career Assessments Member Spotlight Book Review SIG Spotlight Welcome New Members The President’s Corner by Janet Pribyl Hello and welcome to the beginning of what is shaping up to be another great year for the Minnesota Career […]

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.

July CPAD Meeting

March 26th, 2010 No comments

Date: July 9, 2010 Title: July CPAD Meeting Location: MN Teamsters Service Bureau Link out: Click here Description: Presenter: Rachel Vilsack Topic: Job Skills Transfer Assessment Start Time: 07:30 Date: 2010-07-09 End Time: 09:00

February CPAD Meeting

January 20th, 2010 No comments

Title: The Enneagram: A Guide to Understanding Deeper Motivations Location: MN Teamsters Service Bureau Time: 7:30-9am Date: 2010-02-05 Description: Ever wonder why people seem to want such different things from life? Why do some take naturally to marketing, others to research, or others to HR? How can we meet our clients’ needs and guide them […]

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December 2009 Roundtable: Emotional Intelligence

November 23rd, 2009 No comments

Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Time:           6:00 pm – 7:30 p. Location: Walden University 155 Fifth Avenue South, Minneapolis (we are located in the Ceresota Building at the corner of 2nd Street and Fifth Avenue South a few blocks from the Guthrie Theater) – walk past the fountain in our lobby to the Large […]

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2010 Minnesota Careers Conference

November 19th, 2009 No comments

Title: 2010 Minnesota Careers Conference Location: University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Link out: Click here Description: THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES (PDIs) PDI topics: Personal Branding Assessment; Dependable Strengths Assessment FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010: KEYNOTE, BREAKOUT SESSIONS, AWARDS and SOCIAL Keynote Topic: Personal Branding Start Date: 2010-04-22 End […]

Fall 2009 MCDA Newsletter

November 17th, 2009 No comments

Fall 2009 Calendar; The President’s Corner; Volunteer Experience; Green Careers; Book Reviews; and more.