ICDA: Illinois Career Development Association 2020 Spring Conference - REGISTRATION COMING SOON!
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Initially, ICDA created the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development to help address our purpose to promote career development to all people over the lifespan in the state of Illinois. We now offer these steps as a framework for our clients to follow in their efforts to be prepared to face those forks, whenever they may present themselves.

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When: Friday, September 18, 2020
8:00 AM
Where: Northern Illinois University, Naperville Campus
1120 E Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois  60563
United States
Contact: Vera Rodriguez Mancera
847-361-6331

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Annual Spring Conference

ICDA Five Steps of Proactive Career Development

Friday, September 18, 2020  |  8:00am to 4:00pm

6 CEs

The world of work is changing at an ever-increasing pace. Our clients will need to prepare for multiple career decision-making “forks in the road” over their lifetimes. These decision-making moments will sometimes happen at the most inopportune times. Initially, ICDA created the Five Steps of Proactive Career Development to help address our purpose to promote career development to all people over the lifespan in the state of Illinois. We now offer these steps as a framework for our clients to follow in their efforts to be prepared to face those forks, whenever they may present themselves.


Presentation 1

Step 1. Assess your interests, personality type, transferable skills and value.

Presenters - Kellee Watkins, LCSW, CCSP, GCDF is a Psychotherapist and owner, Wisdom for the Journey, LLC
Brian Pillsbury, PhD, is the Assistant Director of Career Services at Northern Illinois University



Presentation 2

Step 2. Gather and Maintain current, accurate and comprehensive information about your chosen field.

Presenters - Katherine Males, Economist for the Economic Analysis and Information Department in the Chicago Regional Office
of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Patricia Smolin, MLIS, Business Liaison Librarian, Schaumburg Public Library

 

Presentation 3

Step 3. Develop and sustain a clear focus or mission for your life’s work and re-evaluate regularly.

Presenters - Donna Sandberg, MS, NCC, LCPC, Career Counselor and owner Career Path
Tim Olsen, MA, LPC, NBCC, is a Psychotherapist at Clinical Care Consultants and the current President of ISERVIC

 

Presentation 4

Step 4. Network in person and via social media throughout your career.

Panel Moderator: Vera Rodriguez Mancera, MA, LPC is the current Illinois Career Development Association President

Panelists - Jim Fergle, Manager, Job Search and Veterans Services at workNet DuPage Career Center Panelist
Lauren Milligan, Job Search Coach and owner, ResuMayDay
Luis Fuentes, Real Estate Broker

 

Panel 5 | Step 5. Be a life-long learner by engaging in professional development opportunities.

Presenter - David Barreto, MA, NCC, LCPC, co-owner of Lighthouse Professional Counseling Center and an Assistant Professor/Counselor
at Waubonsee Community College
Tom Piekarczyk, MS, LCPC, Counselor, Waubonsee Community College

 


Conference at a glance

8:00am - Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am - Conference Begins

11:45am - Lunch

12:45pm - Conference Resumes

4:00pm - Adjournment

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Anyone may attend this conference!

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Price

ICA member - $90

ICA Student Member - $60

ICDA Division Member- $80

ICDA Division Student Member - $60

Non-Members - $100

Non-Member Student-$60

 

6 CEs will be awarded for this conference.

If you wish to know more about this wonderful conference please contact Vera Rodriguez Mancera at ilcareerdevelopmentassociation@gmail.com