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April Webinar Series Career Practitioner’s Panel: Where Do Career Professionals Work?

April 13, 2022 @ 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Career Practitioner’s Panel: Where Do Career Professionals Work?

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Our MCDA professional development webinar series continues on Wednesday, April 13th from 6:30 – 7:45 pm where we will discuss practice areas in which career development professionals work to make an impact in the lives of their clients. This event has been approved for 1.25 NCDA Continuing Education credits.  


In this webinar, you will get a tour of five practice areas within the field of career development.  Together, we will broaden our understanding of the types of clients we serve, the variety of services we provide, and learn about the places where career development and coaching happens.  Panelists will represent the following practice areas:  higher education, workforce development / government, nonprofit organizations, outplacement, and private practice / consulting.  Links to further resources will be highlighted after the program.

This event is FREE to all MCDA members and costs $15 for non-members. If you’ve let your membership lapse, now would be a great time to make a renewal!




Jennifer Rogers is the Associate Director of Employer Engagement at the University of St. Thomas. She has more than 25 years of experience as a professional career counselor, working primarily in higher education settings. She has also been a trainer, conducting workshops on a wide variety of career exploration and job search-related topics. Within individual consultations, Jennifer can interpret a variety of career assessments, helping clients identify options and create strategies to meet their goals. Within higher education, she has experience in internship program management, career counseling, administration, and since 2003 Jennifer has worked at the University of St. Thomas Career Development Center in employer relations. 


Adding a private practice to her repertoire in 2003, her career clients have ranged from 18 to 50+ years of age.



Heidi Stardig Stay, M.A., GCDFI, has worked for the State of MN for 13 years, and is the Supervisor for the Mpls Careerforce Dislocated Worker Program working with individuals who have been laid off from their jobs. For 10 years, she served as an Employment Case Manager. Heidi has a MA Degree in Human Development, with course concentration in Career Development. Heidi is a past recipient of a Marketing and an International Scholarship, where she worked abroad at the Science Museum of London England.  Heidi’s previous experience includes Retail Sales Manager, and she is passionate about career counseling, bicycling, cross country skiing, & sailing.



Natalie Bullinger is the Employment Services Manager at a west-metro nonprofit, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners.  She has also worked as a career counselor in higher education, as a case manager, and in human resources as a generalist.  Natalie is inspired by making a connection with the jobseekers she serves and learning how she can best support their employment goals and family stability.  Recently she had the opportunity to learn and use human-centered design as a process to support program innovation and better meet client needs.  Natalie earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse, and her MA in Counseling Psychology at St. Thomas.  She has two kids who love to dance which motivated her to join a tap dancing class (for the moderately-coordinated).  She enjoys spending time with people who go deep without taking themselves too seriously.  When not grocery-shopping or driving kids to and fro you might find her gardening, walking, biking or reading.



Tamara Tasche, M.S., L.P., is the Senior Vice President of Executive and Transition Services and an Executive Coach & Career Consultant at CPI Twin Cities. She has extensive experience working with leaders throughout the full employment experience – from onboarding to coaching and development, and through transition to new employment. As the SVP of Executive and Transition Services for CPI Twin Cities, she leads the assessment, executive onboarding, coaching, and outplacement practice areas. As a coach and career consultant, she leverages strong assessment abilities, a systems perspective, a talent for structuring action steps, and well-honed coaching skills to inspire growth and to support her clients in implementing purposeful behavior that will produce desired results. 


Tamara is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Minnesota. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology from St. Louis University and has completed considerable postgraduate education in Organizational Psychology. She obtained her ICF coach training through New Ventures West. 



Freda Marver. Since founding Begin Again Coaching 13 years ago, Freda Marver (MBA, CPCC) has coached over 700 individuals to increased clarity, confidence, fulfillment and empowerment in their professional lives. Importantly, she guides them through the fear and anxiety that are companion to courageous change. Whether strongly established in their careers, just starting out, or starting over, her clients resonate with her focus on authenticity, as well as continued growth and learning. 


Freda has been interviewed by Fast Company and Monster.com, as well as local media (MPR news with Angela Davis, StarTribune, WCCO and KARE11 TV.)  She says: “Career angst is real. And change can feel daunting. I help clients through the courageous process of finding vitality, meaning and renewal in their work.” Please visit her website www.BeginAgainCoaching.com to learn more.



April 13, 2022
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM


Minnesota Career Development Association
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