Conference Sessions and Format


Maine Career Development Association Annual Conference

Monday June 18, 2007
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, Maine

Career Development in the 21st Century

 

 

 

8:00 – 9:15

Check-in and Networking

9:15 – 10:15

Dr. Janet Lenz, Career Counseling in the 21st Century
Many so-called career experts make dire predictions about the nature of work in the future. In some cases they paint a “sky is falling” picture. Dr. Lenz’s presentation will provide a practical perspective on how to think about assisting our career clients in the so-called new economy and how to separate the myths from the realities.

10:30 – 11:45

Concurrent Session I

 

1.1

Training the 21st Century Workforce – Jim Baumer, Central/Western Workforce Investment Board

 

1.2

How to Choose a Major by Accident – Jim Peacock, Kennebec Valley Community College

 

1.3

Behavioral Interviewing: Are Your Clients Prepared to Shine? – April Clark, Manpower

 

1.4

The Strong Interest Inventory – Jim Elkins, Career Planning Services

 

1.5

Using the Tools of Labor Market Information – Merrill S. Huhtala

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 1:10

Business Meeting

1:15 – 2:30

Concurrent Session II

 

2.1

Delivering Cost Effective Career Services – Janet Lenz

 

2.2

The 4 Generations at Work – April Clark, SPHR

 

2.3

20 Years of Holland Code and ASVAB with High School Students – Jim Burnell, ASVAB Career Center

 

2.4

Getting from Here to There, when “There” just keeps changing! -Tom Broussard

 

2.5

Letters to Garcia and Other Mistakes Career Experts Make – Terri Bruce, The Success Shop

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 4:00

Concurrent Session II

 

3.1

Panel Discussion – “What’s hot and what’s not. The Forecast from area employers.”

 

3.2

Career Chaos into Creativity – Bill Stone, University of Maine at Augusta

 

3.3

Learning Contracts: A Powerful Tool for Engaging Students and Clients – Leigh Mundhenk

 

3.4

Getting from Here to There, when “There” just keeps changing! -Tom Broussard

 

 

 

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