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Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Michael Suchowski

Michael Suchowski – Scaling Career Learning Objectives 

All innovation begins with a problem. Without a problem, there is nothing to solve and therefore, nothing to innovate. Defining the precise problem to solve, however, is often the most difficult step.

Scaling career education in universities is virtually impossible with current budget and human capital restraints. Specifically, we learned that:

  • A career center advisor/student ratio typically ranges from 1/400 to 1/4000;
  • Career centers have 30 – 70 Career Learning Objectives (CLO’s) to offer students;
  • It takes a career center counselor 15 to 30 minutes to teach one CLO to a student.

Sound familiar? Without boring you with the math, this means that a typical career center would have to increase staff 3 – 10 times to meet their students’ educational needs, and that is only if the counselor focused exclusively on teaching CLO’s, without regard to the other individualized coaching and support they’d like to offer.

Here’s a little bit about Mike…

Mike is an attorney and businessman with over 17 years of experience working with clients, helping to materialize their vision and bring innovative solutions to the market. He currently serves as CEO of TuaPath,™ a client success technology that engages users as individuals, guiding them through customizable learning objectives or tasks online, enabling rich mentoring discussions, while gathering unique data to help tell their story.  Mike is passionate about his work and family. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and is married to the love of his life, Heather.  In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and helping his kids, Jake and Kate, live out their passions.

 

 

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Mike!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Kevin McDonald

Kevin McDonald, JD, Ed.D – Toward Inclusive Excellence 

Approaching diversity work with an open mind, proven research and a plan of execution can achieve undeniable results. This address will explore strategies for recruiting and retaining diverse constituency (students, staff, and faculty), and for creating the inclusive environments that prepare our students for the global marketplace that awaits them. Furthermore, you will learn about the foundational strategies needed to achieve systematic change in higher education institutions.

 

Here’s a little bit about Dr. McDonald…

Kevin McDonald is the University of Missouri System’s Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion officer, and the University of Missouri’s Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity.  He joined both organizations after serving as vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

As a diversity and inclusion professional, McDonald has developed a significant track record of transformational contributions toward organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. His efforts revolve around inextricably binding organizational pursuits of excellence with diversity and inclusion efforts. From access and success, to education and scholarship and institutional infrastructures, Dr. McDonald has worked collaboratively to create initiatives that positively impact policies, practices, and processes.

Prior to RIT, he held positions at several other universities, including as vice president for equity and inclusion at Virginia Tech, as associate director for compliance and conflict resolution at Johns Hopkins University, and as campus compliance officer at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to his work in higher education, McDonald worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and for Network Solutions, Inc.

McDonald holds a law degree from The Ohio State University and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership from the University of Rochester. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Dr. McDonald!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Joy Asher

Joy Asher – Defining Your Destiny Today! 

Over the past few years, there’s been a sea change in career services: how we define the work that we do, how we think about and deliver services to our students, how we collaborate with other departments on campus, and even the role we play within our institutions. The career centers we hear about being most successful in these areas often seem to be the ones that have undergone major transformations in staff sizes and resources. But how can you change with the times and implement these trends without massive restructuring? Learn how one career center at a small liberal arts college has used vision, drive, outreach and persistence to provide their students with a transformational experience, leverage effective partnerships with constituents across campus, successfully capture and utilize learning outcomes, and become a key part of the ecosystem of the college.

Here’s a little bit about Joy…

Joy Asher is the Director for the Center for Career & Professional Development at Centre College.  Upon assuming the role of director three years ago, Joy implemented an innovative strategic vision for the career center.  She currently provides oversight and strategic direction for the career center and serves on the Expanded Senior Staff of the College.   Joy has over 18 years of experience in career services.  She has served as a committee chair for the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers and as president of the Kentucky Career Development Association.  She has a MS in Psychology from the University of Kentucky and is certified as a Master Career Specialist.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Joy!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Ty Bennett

Ty Bennett – Partnership is the New Leadership 

Over the last five years a survey of more than 5000 leaders asked one question…what do you want from your people? The answer was consistently…commitment.  What builds commitment is the leader’s approach to building relationships, providing value, creating buy-in and communicating with influence?

Using case studies of leaders and organizations whose culture and growth is built through partnership-based leadership, Ty Bennett’s talks share proven strategies and techniques to increase the commitment of your people.

Takeaways include:

  • Specific ways to provide value that create influence
  • How to use stories to communicate a vision that people commit to
  • Keys to building relationships that last

Here’s a little bit about Ty…

With a natural ability to engage and empower others, Ty draws on his experience in the trenches to share real and tangible techniques about the principles of leadership that continue to create his success. Ty was recently featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40.

Ty is a young, fresh voice providing interactive presentations that are engaging, dynamic and inspiring. His clients include some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Coca-Cola, AT&T, Home Depot, NY Life, Delta Airlines and Remax. Ty has shared the stage with celebrities, Olympians and world-renowned thought leaders such as President Bush and President Clinton.

Ty’s best-selling books – The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” Ty is also the co-author of The Two Most Important Days of Your Life.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Ty!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Steve Shenbaum

Steve Shenbaum – Game On: Authentic Communication, Real Connection 

The world’s most elite athletes and executives understand the vital role of communication in building a strong personal and professional brand. game on’s MILE™ training framework harnesses the power of Game Dynamics (including Mystery, Incentive, Laughter, and Empowerment) to share strategies to connect and encourage your students make a positive impression on others while still being themselves and playing within their game. Delivered through a series of engaging and highly collaborative, game-based exercises, the outcomes from this workshop include increased self-awareness, enhanced communication, and tangible skills to help student’s build real, lasting relationships.

Here’s a little bit about Steve…

Since creating game on in 1997, Steve has become a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development, & media training. He’s revolutionized the way athletes, coaches, and executives train through hisgroundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics. He’s on the Advisory Board for The Players’ Tribune and is a consultant for the NBA Pre-Draft and Rookie Transition Programs. Steve resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife and two daughters.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Steve!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Zach Mercurio

Zach Mercurio – How Purpose is Transforming Work and Careers 

Powerful research continues to find that college students are overwhelmingly searching for purpose and meaning above all else when considering a career. And, in response, workplaces are taking on purpose-driven approaches to both engage and promote new employees and foster commitment among their stakeholder communities. Knowing how purpose works, how to engage students in purpose discovery, and how to prepare students to lead in a purpose-driven economy will be critical skills for the coming decades.

Here’s a little bit about Zach…

After spending a decade working in student services in higher education, Zach is now an international speaker and purpose and meaningful work consultant. He is the author of “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life Work, and Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose” and is the founder of the popular blog on purposeful leadership, PurposeSpeaks.com. He is completing his Ph.D. in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change at Colorado State University where he researches meaningful work and is an Adjunct Faculty member. Zach is also the Vice President of the Foundation for Purposeful Organizations, a nonprofit dedicated to educating people on purposeful leadership.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Zach!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Career Focused Thought Leaders from across the country for this one-day event!

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Evangeline Kubu

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

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Today’s Symposium Spotlight:
Evangeline Kubu – Interim Executive Director, Office of Career Services at Princeton University

“Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.  – Tim Brown, president/CEO, IDEO.

Challenging perceptions of the traditional ways we gather information and collaborate within our field, and offering ways to “amp up” diverse inputs and ideas — applying design thinking truly expands the possibility for transformation of every stakeholder’s experience with career services. Design thinking involves moving beyond surveys to ethnographies, using deeper insights to understand user journeys and evolving ideas that create a more personalized and impactful experience. Learn how to apply design thinking to reimagine your career center’s operational model and drive/sustain innovation at your institution.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Evangeline!

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Thought Leaders in Career Services from Across the country for this one-day event!
Click Here to see who else will be presenting!

Thought Leaders Symposium Spotlight – Jeremy Podany

On January 12, 2018, Intern Bridge is proud to present the 2018 Career Services Thought Leaders Symposium.  This one-day symposium is the premier professional learning and sharing event in North America for college & university career centers.  Each session is focused on cutting-edge topics impacting the career services industry.

As our dynamic career services profession evolves over time, we need actionable advice to drive systemic change from thought leaders in our field.  We also need to prepare for disruptive trends that can help us deliver results on our campus.

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Today’s Symposium Spotlight:
Jeremy Podany, Founder, CEO & Senior Consultant of The Career Leadership Collective.

The ability for Career Centers to reach thousands of students, alumni, or employers with the same or less amount of work, all while improving the quality of service delivery is a rare feat, yet one that is being expected on Career Leaders today, Come learn about the fresh mindset, approach, and skillset it takes to Scale a Career operation. This presentation will advocate for a new set of best practices related to scaling career services, and will pull data from The Career Leadership Collective’s survey and three recent thinks tanks on the topic.

We hope you will join us for this engaging and timely conversation with Jeremy.

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We have assembled an AMAZING line-up of Thought Leaders in Career Services from Across the country for this one-day event!
Click Here to see who else will be presenting!