Today’s career landscape requires a different set of skills than those necessary to climb yesterday’s Corporate Ladder. Success in the future requires us to be more adaptive and strategic than ever.
Seemingly overnight, the traditional career ladder has been transformed into a far more precarious rock climbing wall. Success, no matter how you define it, now requires you to develop a more creative and nimble career strategy – one that embraces continuous learning and professional growth.
Have you ever been rock climbing, and perhaps reached a little beyond your comfort zone? If you have, you’re familiar with that “uh-oh” feeling that makes you question your decision or even your confidence. Perhaps your hands or feet have even slipped a bit and your belay had to guide you back to safety. The lack of clarity and security often felt while rock climbing is in many ways the experience of today’s employees.
The great recession has created seismic shifts in how organizations operate and evolve – shifts that have fundamentally changed how individuals have to conceptualize their careers. The traditional “corporate ladder” with predictable, vertical rungs of progression has been replaced by a rock wall rife with tenuous footholds, unexpected twists and disappointing lateral moves.
Participating in this webinar will provide you with an overview of:
- The 7 Career Rock Climbing principles to facilitate career success
- The theoretical constructs of Career Adaptability, Adult Development and Competencies
- The newly developed Career Adapt Abilities Scale (CAAS) inventory
- The results of action-research study that utilized innovative approaches to designing programs that facilitate career adaptability
- Collaborative approaches to working with faculty and staff to develop stronger partnerships which lead to innovative career services programs.
Join us for this 3 webinar series facilitated by Jason Aldrich, Ed.D. beginning on October, 14th 2013. Each session beings at 1:00pm ET.
Session 1 – What is Career Adaptability?
Part 1 will begin with the evolution of the theory and assessments associated with career adaptability. In addition, we will explore theoretical and conceptual frameworks from the field of adult development. Next we will talk about how the concept of career adaptability has become increasingly important given the changes in the workplace in the past few years, and more importantly, the changes we anticipate going forward. Lastly, I will share a conceptual framework for how to facilitate career adaptability based on my doctoral action research study. These elements will provide you with a deeper understanding of career adaptability and a framework for facilitating career adaptability utilizing a variety of interventions.
Session 2 – Career Rock Climbing – 7 principles to facilitate career success
Part 2 will focus on the Career Rock Climbing framework which I developed to help individuals conceptualize the changes in the workplace which are accelerating rapidly. In order to provide context, we will compare and contrast the keys to career advancement since the industrial age to today. Additionally, we will take a close look at the impact of the great recession on the job market in order to establish some context for the 7 career rock climbing principles. As we review each principle, I will provide you with specific actions your clients can take and provide you with resources you can access to support them.
Session 3 – Developing Interventions and providing career coaching designed to facilitate career adaptability
Part 3 will provide you with a detailed overview of the action research methodology and review the assessments, workshops, exercises and coaching utilized in my doctoral study. Furthermore, I will share the results of the study which yielded interesting insights into the challenge of facilitating career adaptability and the impact the study had on my efforts to collaborate with faculty and staff.
You will also be provided with
- The Career Rock Climbing White Paper
- A copy of my doctoral dissertation – Career Rock Climbing – Facilitating Career Adaptability of Graduate Business Students
- A list of resources for additional review including Journal Articles, Books, Websites and Assessments