Category «Professional Development»

Save the Date and Call for Proposals

Are you interested in becoming more involved with WCDA? We have the perfect opportunity for you! WCDA is looking for volunteer presenters for our upcoming professional development event.  What: “WCDA Professional Development Event: Employability Skills”    When: Friday, November 10, 2017 Where: Madison, Wisconsin Theme: Employability Skills. The theme for our upcoming professional development event is Employability Skills. Topic ideas …

Photos from the STRENGTHS professional development event held on May 5, 2017

The Wisconsin Career Development Association held a STRENGTHS professional development event on May 5, 2017. This event quickly reached capacity (we had a waiting list). Professionals from numerous colleges/universities/organizations participated in the event, including: — Blackhawk Technical College — Bryant and Stratton College — Cooperative Education Service Agency (CESA #1) — Gateway Technical College — …

FORWARD Thinking and Find Us

In an effort to keep you involved and informed, WCDA launched a social media initiative. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress. Also, to expand our FORWARD thinking, we have updated the WCDA website. Here is information on how to find us. When you find us, follow us. WCDA Website = www.wcda.org Facebook …

Previous Event: Strengths Workshop

Strengths Workshop for Career Development Professionals Your StrengthsQuest adventure begins with a 30-minute online assessment. Assessment instructions will be emailed to all registered participants. Please complete your strengths assessment by Monday, April 24, 2017 by midnight. After you complete the StrengthQuest assessment, you will receive a customized report that lists your top five signature themes. Please …

SAVE THE DATE: Strengths Workshop

Please join us for our Spring WCDA Professional Development Workshop on Friday, May 5, 2017 9:00am-3:00pm, at the Waukesha County Workforce Development Center, 892 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072. Learn about your strengths and how to use them personally and professionally. Each workshop participant will take the StrengthsQuest assessment before attending the workshop. The assessment …

Helping People with Asperger’s Move Forward

Barbara Bissonnette from Forward Motion Coaching presented a seminar entitled “Finding Employment that Works for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.” The seminar was sponsored by WCDA with special rates for members. Board members Kathy Eidsmoe (CESA #1, Educational Consultant) and Sheri Eisch (Gateway Technical College, Career Counselor) attended the seminar on working with individuals with Asperger’s …

2016 CDF Scholarship Recipient: Debbie Schmidt

Congratulations to Debbie Schmidt!  Debbie Schmidt is the 2016 CDF Scholarship Recipient!  This $500 CDF scholarship is offered by the Wisconsin Career Development Association (WCDA) in memory of Roger Gantzarow.  This generous scholarship is exclusively for the NCDA Career Development Facilitator (CDF) course. WCDA is currently accepting applications for the 2017 CDF Scholarship.

Emotional Intelligence, Social Media and Job Search Strategies: Fall 2016 WCDA Professional Development

The theme of the October 2016, WCDA professional development was social media, job search strategies and emotional intelligence. The day began with Elizabeth Szczerbinski, Talent Placement Specialist at Milwaukee Metro Manpower discussing social media, specifically Facebook, as a tool for job searching. Many forms of social media are used to look for potential employees such …