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Assist educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, quantitative research, professional development training and career resources. Mission: To collaboratively produce new knowledge and effective practices for strengthening learning and career development in and across education, workplace, family and community settings. Overview: The Center on Education and Work (CEW) is a research, technical assistance and resource provider within the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. CEW assists educators and career development practitioners with program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research, professional development training and career resources.

Workshops Start Next Week for the 16th Annual Summer Institute

16th Annual Summer InstituteThe Center on Education and Work will hold its 16th Annual Summer Institute on July 16-17 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the topic Interviewing Techniques.

Workshop 1: Interviewing Techniques Based on Positive Psychology and Strength–Based Approaches
Thursday, July 16, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Learn how to structure interviews to focus on strengths and virtues which enable individuals to increase their self-esteem and help their communities to thrive. Lectures, discussion, and experiential exercises will be used to teach these interviewing techniques.

Workshop 2: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Friday, July 17, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Explore how you can you assist clients whose goals are related to changing behaviors. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directed interviewing method that was originally developed for substance abuse disorders. This approach has since been used to address a wide range of problems including those related to career planning, career decision-making, and/or work-related problems that interfere with one’s career or work performance. During this workshop, participants will learn about Motivational Interviewing and how it can be incorporated into a helping relationship.

These workshops are designed for Career Counselors, Career Development Facilitators and Instructors, Educators, Career Center Staff, advisors… virtually anyone involved in career development or career and workforce readiness.

Here’s your opportunity to network with colleagues and receive quality professional development training. Credit in the form of a Certificate of Attendance will be given which can be used to verify hours. CEUs ($15 fee payable on site) and NBCC credit are also available. Cost is $149 per workshop.

To register for one or both workshops visit: http://cew.wisc.edu/institutes/default.aspx

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16th Annual Summer Institute

16th Annual Summer InstituteLooking for some professional development opportunities this summer? The Center on Education and Work will hold its 16th Annual Summer Institute on July 16-17 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the topic Interviewing Techniques.

Workshop 1: Interviewing Techniques Based on Positive Psychology and Strength–Based Approaches
Thursday, July 16, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Learn how to structure interviews to focus on strengths and virtues which enable individuals to increase their self-esteem and help their communities to thrive. Lectures, discussion, and experiential exercises will be used to teach these interviewing techniques.

Workshop 2: An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Friday, July 17, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Explore how you can you assist clients whose goals are related to changing behaviors. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a client-centered, directed interviewing method that was originally developed for substance abuse disorders. This approach has since been used to address a wide range of problems including those related to career planning, career decision-making, and/or work-related problems that interfere with one’s career or work performance. During this workshop, participants will learn about Motivational Interviewing and how it can be incorporated into a helping relationship.

These workshops are designed for Career Counselors, Career Development Facilitators and Instructors, Educators, Career Center Staff, advisors… virtually anyone involved in career development or career and workforce readiness.

Here’s your opportunity to network with colleagues and receive quality professional development training. Credit in the form of a Certificate of Attendance will be given which can be used to verify hours. CEUs ($15 fee payable on site) and NBCC credit are also available. Cost is $149 per workshop.

To register for one or both workshops visit: http://cew.wisc.edu/institutes/default.aspx

The Future of Learning

Take a look at this glimpse into the future of learning, created by KnowledgeWorks. According to this forecast, learning and education is moving toward more personalization and self-centered learning. It also indicates that educators’ jobs will need to be more diversified and adaptable as learning initiatives and ideas change. These changes point the way toward the school adapting to the student, instead of the student adapting to the school.

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As educators and career counselors, what do you think? Can you see this kind of trend emerging in the learning of your students and job-seekers? Do you agree with KnowledgeWorks?

Author: Amy Rivera, M.A., GCDF
Sales and Training Representative
WISCareers & CareerLocker 

Welcome Back, Educators

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Summer has flown by and we are at the start of a new school year. Here at WISCareers and CareerLocker, we welcome you back! We are excited about the upcoming year. Our website is very close to having brand new updates, and I look forward to working with you educators and career professionals!

Don’t forget to check out our fall webinar schedule. Webinar trainings are always free, and focus on specific aspects of the WISCareers/CareerLocker website. If you can’t make any of the pre-scheduled trainings, send me an e-mail at Arivera3@wisc.edu to set up a webinar tailored to fit your schedule. I also invite you to have me visit your organization to provide training in person. I only ask that you have at least 7 professionals in attendance along with computers and internet access. I love visiting schools and organizations! You can find our webinar schedule by logging into your WISCareers/CareerLocker account and clicking “‘Training and Webinars.”

If you have found that information on your WISCareers account has changed and needs to be updated, please send me the correct information at Arivera3@wisc.edu.
Any questions? E-mail or call me!

Amy Rivera
Sales and Training Representative
WISCareers/CareerLocker
UW-Madison, Center on Education & Work
Arivera3@wisc.edu
800-862-1071