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Maine Career Development Association

Join us for the 2023 MCDA Fall Workshop  

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

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023

(8:30 registration 9:00 am - 3:00 pm   (4.5 CEU's)

  Location: BerryDunn 2211 Congress St, Portland, ME

  Online/zoom option for keynote presentation/Q&A and resources morning session only

  9:00 am- 12:00 pm  (2.5 CEU's)

PresenterThea Ducrow, Ph.D.

CEO of Creative AI Leadership Consulting

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Pricing details:

 In Person (BerryDunn) Full Day Registration:

  • Current MCDA Members: $99 (full day in person)

  • Lapsed Membership/Non-members: $139* (in person) Includes MCDA one-year membership

  • Current Regional CDA Members (outside of Maine): $99**

  • Student Rate: $65

Zoom morning session only: $65 

    *Members whose memberships have lapsed can renew their 2023-2024 membership by registering as a Lapsed Member/Non-Member. The membership fee ($40) will automatically be included in the registration cost. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact MCDA.

    **For members of other regional career development associations, please e-mail Meg Gerry below to verify your membership after registration.

    Questions or registration issues? Contact Meg Gerry, MCDA Fall Workshop Registration Committee

    Thank you to our event sponsor, Peak Careers!

    Program Description:

    Thea Ducrow, Ph.D., CEO of Creative AI Leadership Consulting, will discuss 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 will help 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 will be able to…

    • 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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