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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!




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, April 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM (EDT)
    • 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


    FINAL Q&A ROUNDUP

    with Dr David Blustein

    • 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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