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Calling all career development practitioners


Spring 2021

  Virtual MiniConference

Friday, May 21, 2021


Reinventing Work for the

Post-Pandemic Era:

Changes in the Workplace


Join us for networking and

professional development opportunities


Friday May 21, 2021

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Available via Zoom

4.5 CE applied for


featuring keynote speaker

David Blustein


Register today!


Early bird rates

Now available


Blustein's keynote presentation provides a new vision of work for the post-pandemic work:

  • ·      confronting implicit bias and racism in the workplace
  • ·      creating jobs that matter to people and society
  • ·      how humane protections can be established
  • ·      fairly distributing resources and opportunities

The presentation will address recommendations for career professionals to engage in critically conscious practice and advocacy to ensure that work is decent, dignified, and meaningful for all.


About David Blustein

Dr. Blustein has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters on his research. He also has published The Psychology of Working: A New Perspective for Career Development, Counseling, and Public Policy and the recently released Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working.

He has conducted research on the psychology of working; work-based transitions; interface of mental health and work/poverty; school to work transition; career development; poverty; relational and communitarian perspectives; immigration, race, culture, and working.

Dr. Blustein has practiced career counseling and psychotherapy for over 25 years and currently provides career interventions and psychotherapy to adults and couples in his part-time work at the Child and Family Psychological Services. He also has consulted with state and national government agencies on issues pertaining to career development education and the school-to-work transition process.

Join us for these opportunities:

    • Friday, January 29, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Friday, April 23, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    Register

    Join us as we discuss David Blustein's book

    The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty:

    The Eroding Work Experience in America

    Facilitated by Lanie Damon and Paola Barriga

    Chapters for discussion:

    1. Being Alive: Work as a Central Role in Life

    2. Being Able to Survive and Thrive

    3. Being With Others

    4. Being Part of Something Bigger Than Ourselves

    5. Being Motivated and Being the Best We Can Be

    6. Being Able to Care

    7. Being Able to Work Without Oppression and Harassment

    8. Being Without Work

    9. Being Able to Work With Dignity and Opportunity


    • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
    • 92
    Register

    Introduction to Career Construction Interview

    A GCDA Statewide Webinar/Zoom Meeting - Lunch and Learn!

    (1 CE applied for)

    Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021

    12:00 – 1:00 pm

    Program Announcement: Following up from our celebration of Career Development month last November, we now turn our attention to a great career assessment developed by Mark Savickas: The Career Construction Inventory

    Learning Objectives:
    Session participants will have the opportunity to:

    -       Understand how the CCI assessment works

    -       Witness a demonstration of some features of the CCI and how it is used.

    -       Understand how to explore the tool in practice and resource for learning more.

     

    Facilitators:

    David Harris, MTS, MS. currently serves as the President-elect for GCDA, having previously served as the President in 2008-9.  He brings over thirty years of professional management experience in large organizations along with his training and experience in career counseling and has used the CCI in his practice for over five years.

    Joe Cross, LCSW works with individuals and couples in his private practice at Rock Springs Positive Coaching, Caring, and Counseling, Inc. He has currently used the CCI in his practice for the past few years and finds it extremely useful.

    • Friday, February 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Your Office, Home (Virtual)
    • 93
    Register


     Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join us virtually for an hour

    to share ideas, resources, and support. 


    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location:
    Virtual

    (link will be emailed one day ahead and also just before the even starts)


    • Friday, March 12, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Your Office, Home (Virtual)
    • 98
    Register


     Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join us virtually for an hour

    to share ideas, resources, and support. 


    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location:
    Virtual

    (link will be emailed one day ahead and also just before the even starts)


    • Friday, April 09, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Your Office, Home (Virtual)
    • 98
    Register


     Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and join us virtually for an hour

    to share ideas, resources, and support. 


    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location:
    Virtual

    (link will be emailed one day ahead and also just before the even starts)


    • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • via ZOOM
    Register

    GCDA Spring MiniConference

    Reinventing Work for the

    Post-Pandemic Era:

    Changes in the Workplace

    Calling all career development practitioners


    Join us for networking and

    professional development opportunities


    Friday, May 21, 2021

    8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Available via Zoom

    4.5 CE applied for


    featuring keynote speaker


    David Blustein


    Costs



    Early-bird Registration

    through February 28


    Members: $95 ($125 after Feb 29)

    Non-Members: $125 ($145 after Feb 29)


    Students: $30 (scholarships available)


    More about the keynote:

    We all certainly understand that our world is experiencing multiple global crises at once: the tragic pandemic; growing inequality; political divisiveness; ongoing struggles with racism and marginalization; massive disruptions in the workplace.

    Blustein proposes that we need to engage in systematic reflection and critical thinking about how we want to structure work as an institution.

    Beginning with a call for revitalizing unions and other workers’ organizations, he provides a vision of work for the post-pandemic work:

    • ·      confronting implicit bias and racism in the workplace
    • ·      creating jobs that matter to people and society
    • ·      how humane protections can be established
    • ·      fairly distributing resources and opportunities

    The presentation will address recommendations for career professionals to engage in critically conscious practice and advocacy to ensure that work is decent, dignified, and meaningful for all.

    Agenda

    Gathering                               

    8:45 am – 9:00 am

    (Welcome & Announcements,

    logistics for the day, first door-prize)       


    The Keynote                          

    9:00 am – 10:30 am

    Keynote Roundtable Q&A

    10:45 am – 11:45 am

    Lunch & Learn Workshops 

    12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

    (Dual track)

    Two Invited Workshops

    Announcements        

    1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

    Board Slate Announcements & Final Drawings

    Networking Time                                              2:00 pm – 3:00 pm



Benefits of Membership

  • Professional development programs delivered by local and national speakers - CEU's awarded
  • Discounts to annual GCDA Conference
  • Access to NCDA's webinar library
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