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.
Join Zach Mercurio, purpose and meaningful work expert and author of the best-selling book, “The Invisible Leader: Transform Your Life, Work, & Organization with the Power of Authentic Purpose” as he shares how we can connect students to purpose. Mercurio will share both research and tangible strategies to becoming a career services professional who helps develop future purpose-driven leaders.
Please join us for this three-part web-series on April 2nd, 9th & 16th 1:00pm ET (Noon CT, 11am MT, 10am PT)
The registration fee is based on the size of your career center staff:
1 to 3 Career Center Staff = $229
4 to 7 Career Center Staff = $279
More than 7 Career Center Staff = $329
Session 1 (April 2nd): The Power of Purpose – Research continually demonstrates that students and employees are not motivated by results (i.e. salary, benefits, job titles). In fact, the latest Generation Z research indicates an upcoming generation who is prioritizing purpose in work as never before. This session will provide a foundational overview of the research which supports a purpose-driven approach to career development and will outline practical ways to shift to a purpose-driven approach to career services.
Session 2: Connecting Students to Purpose (April 9th) – This session will provide key, research-backed practices to connect students to their own purpose. In addition to presenting key, interactive tools and practices, Zach will also share resources to help you encourage students to develop and shift to a purposeful mindset. This session will also provide tools for career development professionals seeking to re-center themselves on their purpose in their daily work.
Session 3: Purpose in the Workplace (April 16th) – Research finds that employees experience meaningfulness when they (1) feel they are significant, (2) can see the human impact of the work, and (3) benefit in all aspects of their lives from their work. This session provides case studies and key strategies for crafting work as meaningful and for teaching meaningful “job crafting” to students entering the workforce. The session will also share the “state of purpose” in modern organizations and will provide key data on employer trends related to purpose.
These insights are only a small sample of what you’ll find in this workshop. If you would like to learn more about this program before registering please send us an email at [email protected] . As with all of our programming, unlimited archive access is available for all registered attendees. If you cannot attend the sessions live, the recordings will be emailed to you.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
After spending a decade working in student services in higher education, Zach Mercurio 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.
Check out this amazing video of Zach and his message…