Career Planning Workshop for Community Members
Our signature workshop, Exploring a New Career Path, is geared toward adults who want or need to make a career change but don't know what they want to do and are searching for answers.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assesses your natural personality preferences then defines and associates your type with careers.
The Strong Interest Inventory identifies your interest pattern that correlates your likes, as well as your dislikes, to 100+ different careers.
The workshop includes a skills inventory that categorizes skills you enjoy using, as well as though you are interested in learning, then links them to careers. You will complete a works value ranking scale to assist you in further clarifying possible career options. Mini-assessments evaluating internal barrier that commonly sabotage career efforts will be performed. Proven methods of effective career exploration will be discussed. Defining the process of making a successful career change will be addressed.
The MBTI and Strong are to be completed online and brought to the workshop. On the Monday prior to the workshop, direction about how to access the assessments online will be emailed to you. Together, the assessments will take about an hour to complete.
Based on adult career development theories, the workshop includes credential career assessments facilitated by a qualified career counselor. A short-term, as well as a long-term follow-up study, was conducted on the workshop examining its effectiveness. Results of the study showed statistically significant improvement in career direction.
Professional Career Counselor
You will benefit from the workshop facilitator, a professional career counselor who has a graduate degree in counseling psychology, qualified in assessment interpretation and more than 10 years of experience working with adults in career transition.
Time and Place
The workshop is given over the course of two consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Regnier Center, room 142.
For more information, email Laura Johannesmeyer, Community Career Services coordinator, or call her at 913-469-3839.