Location: McLeod Suites, 3rd floor (Curry Student Center) *PLEASE NOTE: This location is different than past General Meetings*
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
A values-driven approach plays a critical role in a variety of career and employment decisions. Identifying and understanding one's values is an important reflection after a first internship or co-op - or deciding on one, a way to facilitate transition after a life change or during a career change, a way to set goals for the future or get past a challenging experience at work or in life, and a way to evaluate job offers.
We have all used values card sorts and checklists in our work with clients. This meeting will be an experiential opportunity to try out two different tools and approaches that you can use one-to-one and with groups - with clients of all ages, and across academic, private practice, and community workforce development settings. Learn new ways to help clients align their decisions with what's most important for greater satisfaction.
“A Mindful Way to Connect with Values”
Jennifer Earls, M.Ed., Founder, Dance with Life Consulting
Jennifer Earls is a Contemplative Career Counselor and Mindfulness Teacher in her practice, Dance With Life Consulting. She is passionate about engaging contemplative practices, including mindfulness, in career and educational settings to support individuals in connecting to and manifesting their authentic career and life path. Previously, she worked at MIT for five years, providing career guidance to students. Committed to expanding her own awareness and skills, she holds an M.Ed. from Suffolk University, a Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, and a Koru Mindfulness Teacher Certification. Read Jen’s article in Newsweek
"Using the Results System™ to Create Career Fulfillment"
Pat Arcady, Ed.D, Executive Coach, ThoughtAction LLC
Pat Arcady coaches leaders, teams and individual professionals to achieve their professional and career goals. In her work with organizations, Pat guides teams and leaders in creating dynamic work places where people are engaged, productive, and innovative. Pat earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Memphis in Tennessee, an MS from Miami of Ohio, and a BA from Marian University in Indianapolis, IN. She has completed three years of NVC Mediation training, in addition to the 33-hour Dispute Resolution training at the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Cambridge, MA. Pat is also a licensed consultant for The Results System™, Results Accelerator™ and Career Accelerator™. She resides in Somerville, MA, which gives her easy access to the city and the beach. Please read the following articles about the Results System: Choice Magazine, Employee Engagement, and Mastering your Results System.
8:30-9:00 Registration and Coffee/Pastries
9:00-9:50 Needs & Leads, followed by Announcements from the President of the Board
9:50-10:35 First Session: A Mindful Way to Connect with Values, Jennifer Earls, M.Ed., Founder, Dance with Life Consulting
10:35-10:50 Networking Break
10:50-11:50 Second Session: Using the Results System™ to Create Career Fulfillment, Pat Arcady, Ed.D, Executive Coach, ThoughtAction LLC
11:50-12 Wrap-Up and Networking