Our Fall 2022 Conference has concluded.
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Fall 2022 Conference
Finding Hope in Times of Uncertainty
Featuring Keynote Speaker Gregg Levoy
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 9:00am - 3:30pm | Virtual (Zoom)
|9:15am - 10:00am||Keynote Session with Gregg Levoy · The Call of Uncertain Times|
|10:00am - 10:45am||Keynote Discussion Groups|
|10:45am - 11:00am||Short Break|
|11:00am - 12:30pm||Workshop with Gregg Levoy|
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||Lunch Break|
|1:30pm - 2:20pm||Breakout Session (select one of two)|
|2:20pm - 2:30pm||Short Break|
|2:30pm - 3:20pm||Breakout Session (select one of two)|
|3:20pm - 3:30pm||Closing Remarks|
Friction is a fundamental property of nature and nothing grows without it—not mountains, not pearls, not people. It's the capacity and willingness to be shaken up that ironically is the key to growth. And these past few years of upheaval— pandemic, political, financial, vocational—have offered us an AP class in getting shaken up.
The CCDA Fall Conference of 2022 keynote is about using that insight to your advantage, that same wisdom which undergirds every coronavirus vaccine and the entire science of immunology: we introduce a little chaos into the system in order to strengthen it, shake it up in order to help it evolve.
Through self-reflective questions, sharing, discussion, and small-group work, you'll explore how your own life and work might grow and evolve as a result of the friction of these uncertain and opportune times, and what they're calling-for from you. It might be a reset of some kind, a passion that's been given an entrance cue, a new creative or professional venture, or a deeper course-correction in your priorities.
Some of the questions you'll explore:
As the novelist Wendell Berry says, “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
Gregg Levoy, author of Callings: Finding and Following An Authentic Life (Random House)—rated among the "Top 20 Career Publications" by the Workforce Information Group and a text in various graduate programs in Management and Organizational Leadership—and Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin), is the former “behavioral specialist” at USA Today, and a current blogger for Psychology Today.
He has Keynoted at the CCDA Conference, NCDA Conference, International Association of Career Management Professionals Conference, National Association of Colleges and Employers Conferences, International Coach Federation, Smithsonian Institution, Environmental Protection Agency, National Conference on Positive Aging, Microsoft, American Counseling Association, and others, and has appeared on ABC-TV, CNN, NPR and PBS.
Keynote Discussion Groups will occur after the Keynote from 10:00am – 10:45am. These will be facilitated small groups to connect with other professionals and discuss your keynote takeaways before returning to a follow-up session with Gregg Levoy.
In the follow-up workshop (11:00am – 12:30pm), Gregg will share strategies to implement the concepts from his Keynote in both our personal lives and in our work with clients.
There are two sets of breakout sessions occurring from 1:30pm – 2:20pm, then 2:30pm – 3:20pm. Attendees will be able to select one of the two concurrent sessions from each group; attending two breakout sessions, total.
Breakout Group 1 · 1:30pm – 2:20pm
In a world where nothing stops and everything is open and accessible 24/7, the human race is burning the candle at both ends. Sit back and relax as you experience and learn simple ways to incorporate self-care incorporate your work and personal life. Each participant will walk away with a handout of 50 different ways to take a moment and care for themselves. This can be shared with their clients.
At the end of this interactive session, all participants will be able to:
- Define what self-care is
- Describe what self-care practices they are already using
- Describe new self-care practices
- Describe the benefits of incorporating daily self-care practice in their lives
- Describe ways to share these self-care practices with their clients.
Ever wonder what happens when you refer clients to a therapist to explore issues that seem outside your scope? Where’s the line between what’s appropriate for you to support and explore with clients and the content that belongs in the hands of mental health professionals? The answers may surprise you, liberate you, and give you confidence about what fits well within your lane. Together we’ll draw a clear line, delve into anecdotes that protect clients’ privacy while offering you clear insight into what surfaces in the therapy room and how clients find hope and healing there.
Breakout Group 2 · 2:30pm – 3:20pm
Over 10,000 people turn 65 every day in the US. Many have made financial plans for retirement but few have considered what it takes to experience fulfillment in this new stage of life. This session is a look at some of the critically important, often overlooked, non-financial aspects of retirement. You will learn some vital topics to discuss with your clients who are approaching retirement.
Ever add spinach to a smoothie, zucchini to a batch of cookies, or beets to make a dish pop with color? Within career development, there is the opportunity to incorporate new or unlikely “ingredients” into familiar concepts like career exploration and job search. Ingredients such as self-awareness, emotional intelligence, imagination, perspective, growth mindset, connection, and hope can fuel a job search, engage and inspire a job seeker, build resilience and confidence, and enable someone to move forward within their career journey. Join Claire Benton and Laura Novak from Workforce Boulder County to explore some of these unlikely ingredients and learn prompts and activities that you can add into your current career services to add that hot pink color pop!