There’s nothing like seeing the registrants list for a new workshop grow to make me feel like it’s the first day of school. Pencils? Ready! Portfolios? Ready New markers? Ready Besides the tried and true, this workshop needs to hit the REAL issues in finding an encore career. It’s a time made for extreme measures in the career-finding arena–and we’re ready!
“If our dreams didn’t change over time, our country would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.” –from Steven Colbert’s commencement address at Northwestern University
I know I don’t approach this like other career counselors do. Although I’ve facilitated this workshop a bunch of times, I continue to re-shape it, because I continue to learn. How will I incorporate the practical tools drawn from career development theorists like Richard Bolles and David Corbett with exercises based on the work of creativity guru Julia Cameron and insights on aging from anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson?
Three precious hours to share with these folks!Going over my checklist– I’ve already decided the AV equipment will stay packed in its box. I want folks to write in their portfolios and really dialogue with each other, so they have something very specific and strategic to hold onto when they leave. Powerpoint doesn’t do that. There will be plenty of kinesthetic stimulation. I’m searching for visuals that inspire but don’t distract. Such fun! Hope you can come!!