Conference Sessions and Format

Annual Conference 2009, Friday, June 26, 2009
University of Southern Maine
Portland, Maine

“Career Development in Tough Times"

8:00 – 9:00

Check-in and Networking

9:00-9:15 Welcome & housekeeping

9:15 – 10:30

Plenary Session I

John Dorrer Director, Center for Workforce Research and Information
State of Maine, Department of Labor

BIO forJohn Dorrer


10:45 – 12 noon

Concurrent Session I


Maine’s Labor History (Session description)
Leslie Manning, Deputy Director of Bureau of Labor Standards


Local Employment Dynamics: Data to Steer Career Decisions (Session description)-Dorothy Paugh, Training Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau


Career Planning: Changing the Way Students and Adults Look at the Future (session description)

Doug Cullen, Regional Manager, Kuder, Inc.


Group Career Counseling: A Practical Implementation in Private Practice or Secondary Schools (session description)

Deborah Walsh, M.S., NCC, LPC, Guidance Counselor, Biddeford High School


SoulCircling: finding inner resources for getting through tough times- (session description) Kenneth H. Hamilton, MD, Founder, Principal Organization: H.O.P.E. and Stephen D. Thompson, Concepts to Action



12:45 – 1:10

Business Meeting

1:15 – 2:30

Plenary Session II

Christopher St. John. Executive Director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy.
Christopher St. John BIO

2:30 – 2:45


2:45 – 4:00

Concurrent Session II


Success stories of the Maine Community College System(session description)

Jim Peacock, Director of Advising, Kennebec Valley Community College


ASVAB Career Exploration Program: Matching Students With Ideal Career Choices-(session description)

Jennifer Kennedy, Education Service Specialist, ASVAB Career Preparation Program


Career Counseling Process and Practice--(session description) Jim Elkins, Career Counselor, Career Planning Services


“Nontraditional Occupations- Breaking the Mold and Earning the Gold -(session description) Elizabeth Alease Jamison (aka Lib) is the Executive Director of Women Unlimited

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