Conference Sessions and Format


Monday June 23, 2008
Kennebec Valley Community College
Fairfield, Maine

” Practical Additions to your Career Toolbox ”

8:00 – 9:00

Check-in and Networking

9:00-9:15 Welcome & introduction of new website

9:15 – 10:15

Darrell Luzzo, PhD., President of NCDA

21st Century Career Counseling Techniques: Contemporary Tools for Your Toolbox
Join us for what promises to be an energetic and entertaining start to this year’s conference! Darrell will present a lively and engaging overview of several contemporary techniques for working with clients of all ages. Join us as we explore some of the latest and greatest strategies for assisting clients with commonly experienced challenges throughout the broad spectrum of career exploration and decision making. COMPLETE BIO HERE

10:30 – 11:45

Concurrent Session I

1.1

Putting the Tools to Practice: An Experiential, Hands-On Activity Darrell Luzzo, Ph.D, NCDA President

1.2

Discovering O*NET On-Line – Merle Davis, Maine Department of Labor

1.3

Labor Market Information: New Tools for 2008- Merrill S. Huhtala , Center for Workforce Research and Information

1.4

Strategies for Creating your 21st Century Career Development Toolkit – Michael D. Shannon, Career Information & Development Consultant

1.5

Meaning, Value, Purpose: Key Ingredients to Life Work Decisions – Stephen D. Thompson, Concepts to Action; Ken H. Hamilton, H.O.P.E.

11:45 – 12:45

Lunch

12:45 – 1:10

Business Meeting

1:15 – 2:30

Concurrent Session II

2.1

Understanding the Career Finder of Choices Software- Jim Peacock, KVCC

2.2

It’s All About the Conversation – Zark VanZandt, University of Southern Maine

2.3

Taming the Job Interview – Jim Elkins, Career Planning Services

2.4

Cultural Considerations When Working with Diverse Populations – Charlotte Johnson & Asmo Dol

2.5

Putting “Development” Back into Career Development: Applying Cognitive Development in Practice – Leigh Gronich Mundhenk, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College

2:30 – 2:45

Break

2:45 – 4:00

Concurrent Session III

3.1

Innovative Solutions for Educating and Retaining Maine’s Workforce – Auta Main, Maine Department of Labor, Mel Arsenault, Senior Program Director, Maine Employer’s Initiative, Maine Development Foundation, Rob Brown, Executive Director, Opportunity Maine

3.2

Discovering O*NET On-Line – Merle Davis, Maine Department of Labor

3.3

It’s All About the Conversation – Zark VanZandt, University of Southern Maine

3.4

Meaning, Value, Purpose: Key Ingredients to Life Work Decisions – Stephen
D.Thompson, Concepts to Action; Ken H. Hamilton, H.O.P.E.

Directions to Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield, Maine

  • From South (Portland): Take I-95 North to Exit 132. Turn right, KVCC entrance is the second left.
  • From North (Bangor): Take I-95 South to Exit 132. Turn left, KVCC entrance is the second left after the overpass.
  • From North (Skowhegan): Take Route 201 South until it meets Route 139. Turn right on Route 139 (Western Avenue). KVCC is approximately one mile on the right.
  • From East (Belfast): Take Route 139 west until it meets Route 201. Turn right on 201. Turn left onto Route 139 (Western Avenue). KVCC is approximately one mile on the right.
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