The Tools of Transition CCDA Spring Training Thursday, April 7, 2022 • 9:00am - 4:30pm (MT) • Virtual (Zoom)
$30 for CCDA & CCSA members / $50 for non-members
(special pricing available for graduate students)
When we were young, many of us were taught that life proceeds in an orderly and linear fashion, moving smoothly from one life stage to the next. Yet, most human lives are populated with tragedies and disruptions, unexpected joys, and challenges. We may choose to fight against these transitions; or we may delight in our beautiful and unpredictable journeys. In the throes of a “great resignation “period and amid skyrocketing rates of trauma and mental-health struggles, transition management is growing increasingly vital to career and workforce development approaches.
Drawing on current research by Katy Milkman (How to Change), Bruce Feiler (Life Is in the Transitions), Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (Designing Your Work Life), and others, this address will engage new tools for guiding individuals through professional and academic transitions, including how we understand and manage them; and how we can use them as opportunities to grow and thrive in lives of our own making. Participants will learn about the art and science of change and explore techniques for supporting others in becoming agents in their own academic, personal, and professional lives.
Participants are invited to try some of the Tools of Transition, highlighted in the keynote address, through two interactive breakout sessions. Both breakout sessions are offered in the morning and afternoon, allowing full-day participants the opportunity to engage in both session topics. The Tools of Transition breakout session titles are:
Journey Mapping Participants will practice creative strategies for navigating future transitions.
Head + Heart = Hustle Participants will locate intersections of head and heart to engender a greater sense of purpose in their work life.
As a writer, professor, and coach, Dr. Heather Martin has spent the last two decades helping individuals harness the power of writing to live more intentional lives.
Heather teaches writing, directs the First-Year Seminar Program, and leads faculty mentoring initiatives at the University of Denver. In addition to her work at the University, she is a certified Life Design coach, offering individual support, talks, and workshops to organizations including the Colorado Health Foundation, the Denver Foundation, and the Colorado Society for Human Resource Management, among many others.