Colorado Career 
   Development Association

Training Concluded

Our Spring 2022 Training has concluded.

Attendees, a link with the keynote session recording will be shared with you shortly.

Spring Training 2022

Tools of Transition

Thursday, April 7, 2022 9:00am - 4:30pm (MT) Virtual (Zoom)

Training Schedule

 9:00am - 9:15am   Presidents Welcome, Announcements, and Awards (Rich Feller & DEI)
9:15am - 10:30am   Keynote Address: Tools of Transition
10:45am - 11:30am   Tools of Transition: Breakout Session A (Journey Mapping OR Head + Heart = Hustle)
11:45am - 12:30pm   Constituency Groups

12:30pm - 2:00pm


   Lunch & Extended Break

2:00pm - 2:50pm

   Community Presentations

 3:00pm - 3:50pm   Tools of Transition: Breakout Session B (Journey Mapping OR Head + Heart = Hustle)
 4:00pm - 4:15pm   Closing Remarks & Evaluations

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Heather Martin

University of Denver Writing Professor | Editor | Designing Your Life Certified Coach

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.

Session Description

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.

Tools of Transition Breakout Sessions

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 (Room 1)

Participants will practice creative strategies for navigating future transitions.

Head + Heart = Hustle (Room 2)

Participants will locate intersections of head and heart to engender a greater sense of purpose in their work life.

Community Presentations

Community presentations will occur from 2:00pm - 2:50pm. Attendees will be able to select one of the concurrent sessions below:

Transitions & Dealing with Change

Presented by Anne Angerman (Founder & President, Career Matters)

As a career coach, therapist, and consultant, I see many people who say they want to change but they don’t.

What are the steps of change for people? What are the barriers to change? Why do people have such a hard time dealing with change—whether it is being released from a job or switching careers or moving to a new area? A discussion will also include why some people are resistant to getting help or accepting it. We will talk about the steps of change and dealing with barriers in all walks of life.

Self-Reflection for Challenging Times

Presented by Rhonda Macy & Susan Henderson (Graduate Interns, CU Boulder Career Services)

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