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    • Friday, November 04, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • BerryDunn 2211 Congress St. Portland, Maine
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    Narrative-based Story Listening Skills & Strategies to Support Career Exploration & Development

    Date: Friday, November 4, 2022

    In-person: 9:00am-3:00pm (8:30am check in)  

    Zoom: 9:00am-12:00pm (morning session only) 

    Facilitator: Mark Franklin M.Ed,P.Eng

    Program Description: 

    People's careers and lives go through cycles of stability and change.  During times of transition, individuals must self-reflect on past experiences to help clarify important elements and explore possible next steps. The HEROICg Narrative Assessment System, developed by Mark Franklin and Rich Feller of OneLife Tools, helps guide students and clients through a narrative career and life clarification process rooted in life stories, followed by a guided exploration of their most promising possibilities. This presentation/workshop will provide an overview of an evidence-based narrative assessment system (that builds upon 10+ existing theories), as well as an overview of outcomes in how to help individuals make clear, inspired and well-informed choices. Participants will have an opportunity to see the HEROICg narrative assessment system demonstrated in real time, practice “storylistening” skills in reflective practice using narrative methods, and expand their practitioner toolkit with new practice tools and methodologies including access to an online storyteller system. 

    *Please note: for any participants who attended the 2019 MCDA Fall Workshop with Rich Feller, this workshop will be a different presentation and workshop with new information, activities, and tools than explored last time!

    Participant Learning Outcomes: 

    1. Understand an evidence-based narrative assessment system and be able to apply strategies to career practice with diverse students, clients, and in various career development settings.
    2. Learn about HEROICg theory, mindset and outcomes, and how it builds on 10+ existing theories.
    3. Build and practice “storylistening skills,” a method for hearing client stories in new ways; including a live demo.
    4. Expand practitioners’ toolkits with new reflective practice tools and methodologies
    5. Learn how colleges, universities, organizations have embedded narrative assessment into scalable programs.
    6. Provide career practitioners with access to Wayfinder Search Site to find reflective practices to unlock career development value for experiential learning and beyond.

      This program is eligible for 4.25 clock hours (in person) or 2.5 clock hours (zoom morning session)  through NCDA for those who hold NCDA credentials.

    Schedule:

    Morning Session  9:00-12:00 (in person and on zoom)

    All participants will be given handouts, narrative worksheet and access code to Online Storyteller platform

    8:30-9:00 am       Registration & Refreshments (in person)

    9:00-9:15 am       Welcome Remarks MCDA President/BerryDunn/Speaker Intro


    9:15-10:15 am     Keynote - HEROICg Narrative Assessment System

    10:15-10:30 am   Q&A  (in person and moderated zoom chat)

    10:30-10:45         Break                      

    10:45-11:45         Live Demonstration & Discussion

    12:00- 1:00          LUNCH BREAK

    Afternoon Session  1:00-3:00 (in-person only)

    1:00- 3:00            Interactive Session

                                 Using Narrative Assessment in Your Work


    Registration/Pricing:

     In Person (BerryDunn) Full Day Registration

    • Current MCDA Members: $85 (full day in person)
    • Lapsed Membership/Non-members: $105* (in person)
    • Current Regional CDA Members (outside of Maine): $85**
    • Student Rate: $40
    Zoom morning session only
    • Current MCDA Members: $50 
    • Lapsed Membership/Non-members: $70
    • Current Regional CDA Members (outside of Maine): $50**
    • Student Rate: $40

      *Members whose memberships have lapsed can renew their 2022-2023 membership by registering as a Lapsed Member/Non-Member. The membership fee ($20) will automatically be included in the registration cost. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Meg Gerry below.

      **For members of other regional career development associations, please
      e-mail Meg Gerry below to verify your membership after registration.

      Questions or registration issues? Contact Meg Gerry, MCDA Fall Workshop Registration Committee


      About the Speaker:

      Mark Franklin M.Ed,P.Eng  is co-founder of OneLifeTools, practice leader of CareerCycles, and teaches career management at University of Toronto. He co-authored Conversations Matter, Who You Are Matters! and Online Storyteller, based on the “HEROICg” narrative assessment career framework. It draws on 10+ theories including positive psychology, to elicit career development value from clients' career and life stories.  He has trained 1500+ helping professionals on using the framework for structured reflection and gamification. Mark consulted in his earlier engineering career, before earning a Masters in counseling then leading student services initiatives at two large universities. Mark is the recipient of the Stu Conger Career Development Leadership Award, and hosts Career Buzz radio show and podcast. 

      • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      November 2022 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


      • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      January 2023 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


      • Tuesday, February 28, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      February 2023 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


      • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      March 2023 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


      • Tuesday, April 25, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      April 2023 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


      • Tuesday, May 23, 2023
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Zoom
      Register

      May 2023 Café Breakout Room Topics (you will be able to select your room during the café):

      • TOPIC 1: TBD
      • TOPIC 2: TBD
      • TOPIC 3: TBD
      • TOPIC 4: TBD

      This is a FREE event and open to all! However, we encourage you to become a member of MCDA for the low annual price of $20 to support this and other programs that promote professional development for career practitioners. 

      A Zoom link will be provided upon registration and sent directly to your email. Please use that link to join the career café!


    Past events

    Tuesday, September 27, 2022 September 2022 Career Café
    Friday, June 17, 2022 2022 Annual Conference
    Tuesday, May 24, 2022 May 2022 Career Café
    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 April 2022 Career Café
    Tuesday, March 22, 2022 March 2022 Career Café
    Tuesday, February 22, 2022 February 2022 Career Café
    Tuesday, January 25, 2022 January 2022 Career Café
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021 November 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, October 26, 2021 October 26, 2021 Career Café
    Friday, October 01, 2021 2021 MCDA Fall Workshop
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 July 20, 2021 Career Café
    Friday, June 11, 2021 2021 Annual Conference Webinar Series
    Tuesday, May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 March 30, 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 February 23, 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 January 26, 2021 Career Café
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 December 1, 2020 Career Café
    Friday, November 13, 2020 Fall Workshop 2020
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 October 2020 Career Café
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 September 2020 Career Café
    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: The Intersection of Career Development and Mental Health Counseling: How I built a holistic career counseling practice & what I learned in my first year
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: The Importance of Story in Career Advising
    Friday, July 24, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Resilient U How to Help People Bring Their Best, Most Resilient Selves to Their Job Search and Their Work
    Thursday, July 09, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: LinkedIn: The Largest Career Database in the World
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Success Coaching: Holistic Explorations in Career Counseling
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Career Café: MaineHealth Talks Hospitality and Healthcare
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Career Counseling as Social Justice Work: Turning Passion into Action
    Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Career Café
    Friday, May 29, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Podcasts and YouTube as a Career Advising Tool
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Serving Clients in Recovery: Where Career Development and Addiction Recovery Best Practices Meet
    Saturday, May 09, 2020 Virtual MCDA Workshop: Choose Your Own Adventure: Pathways to a Credential of Value
    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Central Maine Career Cafe
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Central Maine Career Cafe

    Click here to view previous events prior to 2020.



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