img_8549The Magic of Card Sorts

Jim Peacock, Peak-Careers Consulting

Friday February 3, 2017
(snow date Feb 10)

 

Colby College, Waterville Maine
Roberts Union in the Smith, Hurd, & Robbins rooms
REGISTER NOW HERE
 **Registration closes Thursday January 26**

9:30 – noon: Motivated Skills Card Sort (Using Jim’s 3 sort method)

Noon – 1:30: Lunch on your own (Roberts Dining Hall one floor below our meeting space has lunch for $10 cash)

1:30 – 3:00pm Choose from a number of different card sorts and explore the “magic” (passion, college majors, interests, values, etc..)

**Coffee / tea will be available in the morning and afternoon

LUNCH: Lunch on your own (Roberts Dining Hall one floor below our meeting space has lunch for $10 cash)

DIRECTIONS: http://www.colby.edu/visitors/directions/

PARKING: Roberts Hall Parking lot http://www.colby.edu/visitors/campus-map/

Description: 

As career practitioners we are always looking for ways to assist our students / clients to discover information about themselves to help them take action steps toward their career goals. Card sorts are different than most assessments as they do not produce a list and are very “organic” in what you learn from them. The can also be used 100’s of times.

There is a deeper level of thinking that happens as people hold cards, think about the words, and place cards into piles. The ownership of the process is with the individual, not a person who designed a questionnaire which produces an alphabetical list.  Card sorts also help people to put words to their thinking and to discover themes in their lives which then can lead to very “rich” discussions with a career practitioner.

Each participant will complete a Motivated Skills Card sort and then choose from a variety of other cards sorts to complete a second activity. Other card sorts include: interests, values, college majors, passions, strengths, and concerns.

Learning Objectives.

At the end of this workshop all participants will:

• be able to describe how card sorts are different than traditional formal assessments and the advantages of using card sorts

• complete a Motivated Skills Card activity, receive feedback from a partner, and the group, and describe specific ways to use this information learned

• complete a second card sort of their choice, receive feedback from a partner, and the group, and describe specific ways to use this information

• be able to name at least 5 types of card sorts career practitioners can use in their practice

• be able to describe ways to engage the student / clients in discovering themes and using those themes to produce a stronger resume, LinkedIn profile, 30 second pitch, and / or to begin a career exploration / job seeking process

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