Knowledge Nomads: Helping People Thrive in a Job-less Work Environment
100 years after Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, the western world is witnessing the decline of the traditional 'job.' The emergence of the 'gig economy', quickly-evolving technology, and globalization has begun to significantly disrupt and reshape how people choose, create, and maintain work and income creating a need to deal with change and transition. Based on recent data about future trends, this session helps employment professionals to understand these emerging realities, challenge outdated and ineffective mindsets, cultivate new more useful perspectives, and increase their knowledge and confidence in helping job seekers, career changers, workers (and themselves!) prepare for and thrive in today's environment.
5 Steps: Helping Anyone Begin A Career Now
Whether you serve people who are unemployed, under-employed, or unhappily employed, this session is for you. Learn a simple, powerful system for troubleshoot a client's progress and quickly responding with laser-focused strategies so they can move forward.
Through stories and examples, you'll get practical tips for discovering client motivation, clarifying career direction and next steps, unearthing proof of qualifications (even if they have never been paid to do the job), removing the reasons they get screened-out, and preparing a modern job search strategy. The lessons will help you improve outcomes for those with barriers who remain unemployed in our robust job market, and those who are working but want more.
POWER UP! Why + What + How We Teach Not-so-soft Skills for Today's Economy
Soft skills are everything! Ask any employer. People are hired, retained, and promoted based on the essential workplace skills that make us great in any job. This session shares the latest research on these vital skills, the top soft skills employers say are lacking in various client groups, the top competencies we should be teaching, and how we can respond to fill this important skills gap to help job seekers get hired and workers thrive in today's workforce.
Thriving Through Transition
We live in changing times. Sanity requires us to survive constant transition; Success demands that we thrive in it. This address shares an inspired framework for new thinking and five practical strategies to stay focused, positive and productive even as the sands shift beneath you. The five keys have to do with managing your perspective, embracing the reality (even if you would not have chosen it), being agile and open to new ways of being successful, being curious, and having empathy with others (and yourself) as you all navigate new territory so you can thrive in the midst of transition.
Go Big and Go Home
Imagine generating powerful impact and income through your work, cultivating the relationships and values most dear to you, and enjoying life along the way. We can't be all things to all people, but we don't have to! Author, entrepreneur, and speaker Elisabeth Sanders-Park helps you get simple, actionable clarity to cultivate success and significance in your professional and personal life. Create the career, life, and legacy you want... go big and go home.