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Maine Career Development Association

2023 MCDA Fall Workshop  

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Employment Opportunities

Friday, November 3, 2023

PresenterThea Ducrow, Ph.D.

CEO of Creative AI Leadership Consulting

Thank you to our event sponsors ~

Jim Peacock and Peak Careers

 Anush Hansen and Balanced Card Sorts!

Thank you to our event host ~

BerryDunn Consulting & Accounting, Portland ME

Program Description:

Thea Ducrow, Ph.D., CEO of Creative AI Leadership Consulting, discussed AI’s impact on the career landscape, explore how the changing environment will influence our work as career professionals, and offer actionable strategies for guiding students and clients. The rapid growth of artificial intelligence and its impact on the modern workforce presents both challenges and opportunities. In this day long in-person workshop (with half-day virtual option), Dr. Ducrow helped career practitioners learn more how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the workforce and essential techniques career practitioners can use to guide students and clients through this transformative era.

Participant Learning Outcomes: As a result of attending this workshop, participants…

  • Understand the macro aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) including historical context of AI and key terminologies and concepts.
  • Discuss how AI is changing the nature of the workforce and the future of work.
  • Examine which industries and employment sectors (or specific occupations) will be most impacted by AI.
  • Explore how AI may impact jobs seekers including both opportunities and challenges.
  • Discover different recruitment/HR tools and other techniques impacted by AI and how career professionals can best advise students and clients in the application process.
  • Learn about other AI-driven career assessments and tools.
  • Discuss how to adapt career coaching and counseling techniques for AI transitions.
  • Explore how best to navigate the ethical implications including potential biases of AI, and ethical considerations in AI-Driven Career Assessments.
  • Engage in demonstrations and AI activities to learn first-hand about some of the tools and techniques that career practitioners can use to support clients and students.
  • Discuss AI future logistics and resources to stay up to date on trends and new activities that may impact our work as career coaches/counseling professionals.

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