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WICHE coordinated three face-to-face workshops and eight professional development webinars for career coaches the first three years of this U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant.  Topics focused on best practice in providing career coaching services to students and other topics identified by career coaches as important in building their knowledge and skills. Read the CHEO Career Coach Faculty Professional Development Workshops and Webinars Report.

Past Webinars and Workshops:

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Bronwynne Evans and Beth Marks Webinar:  Assisting Students with Disabilities to Enroll in Allied Health Programs and Secure Jobs - April 28, 2015

CHEO Career Coaches Professional Development Workshop:  "Hitting the Mark" -- Employer & Workforce Engagement; Student Recruitment; Job Placement
March 5-6, 2015, Boulder, CO

Patricia O'Hagan Webinar: Creative Approaches for Student Recruitment and Job Placement at Kapi'olani Community College - February 23, 2015

Susan Mircovich Webinar: Sharing Your Work Online - December 9, 2014

CHEO Career Coach Professional Development Workshop: Using Contemplative Techniques, Transition Tools, and Career Planning Resources to Help Students Achieve Success 
August 7-8, 2014, Boulder, CO

Heather McKay and Renée Edwards Webinar: Round 1 TAACCCT Career Coaches Findings and Observations - June 16, 2014

Cynthia Loy Darst Webinar: How Can the Skills and Competencies of Professional Coaching be Useful to Our Work as Career Coaches? - April 28, 2014

Lynda Hernandez Webinar: Improving Student Success in Allied Health Programs at UAA - February 10, 2014

Laura Pasquini Webinar: Best Practices in Online Career Coaching - November 18, 2013

Karen James Chopra Webinar: The Art of the Intake: Getting Clients to Come Back - September 30, 2013

CHEO Career Coach Professional Development Workshop: Skills Enhancement & Building Relationships
August 22-23, 2013, Denver, CO

Past Workshops and Webinars:
Assisting Students with Disabilities to Enroll in Allied Health Programs and Secure Jobs
Bronwynne Evans, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Nursing and Healthcare Innovations, Arizona State University, and Beth Marks, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities, University of Illinois at Chicago
Date:  April 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has adopted new regulations that require contractors to set a target of having 7 percent of their work force be comprised of employees with disabilities. The most immediate impact on higher education of this change to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is that more employers will come to campuses seeking a fully diverse slate of candidates, including those with disabilities.

In this session, Evans and Marks, experts in recruitment and retention of nursing students from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, discussed strategies used to recruit students with disabilities into nursing and allied health programs and some of the strategies to remove barriers that were identified at a roundtable sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in collaboration with the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities.

Links to Materials Mentioned:

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CHEO Career Coaches Professional Development Workshop:  "Hitting the Mark" -- Employer & Workforce Engagement; Student Recruitment; Job Placement
March 5-6, 2015, Boulder, CO

March 5 and 6, 2015 CHEO Career Coach Professional Development Workshop Participants PictureTopics and Speakers: 

Creating the Connection Between Education, Workforce, and Industry - The Greater Metro Denver Healthcare Partnership
Speakers:  Judy Emery, director, Colorado Urban Workforce Alliance; Kelly Folks, workforce division manager, Arapahoe/Douglas Works (CO); Mark Genkinger, director of recruitment, Denver Health
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CHEO Institution Case Studies:  Coaching Highlights
Speaker:  Suzanne Michael, senior analyst, School of Managmenet and Labor Relations Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers University (NJ)
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FastPath and Nationwide Children's Hospital
Speakers:  Keith Wollenberg, career facilitator for FastPath, Columbus State Community College (OH); Nancy M. Case, executive director for community and civic engagement, Columbus State Community College (OH)
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Strategies Used to Establish Effective Partnerships with Employers and Workforce Training Organizations
Speaker:  Marianne Krismer, national director, Health Professions Pathway Consortium, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (OH)
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Plan Your Health Career Hub Training
Speakers:  Julia Pirnack, director of web and curriculum development, College in Colorado; John Milroy, director of client relations, Kuder, Inc.

For detailed descriptions of these presentations see the workshop program.
Detailed agenda for Friday, March 6, 2015, received after workshop program was finalized and printed.

Creative Approaches for Student Recruitment and Job Placement at Kapi'olani Community College

Patricia O'HaganSpeaker: Patricia O'Hagan
Webinar Date: February 23, 2015

Kapiʻolani Community College is the state's largest comprehensive community college with technical, occupational, and professional programs in health sciences, emergency medical services, nursing, business education, food service and hospitality education. It offers the state's most successful university transfer program as well as a well-respected STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program. Nationally, Kapiʻolani Community College has been recognized for its accredited programs in health sciences and education for emergency medical services.

In September 2011, it was announced that Kapiʻolani Community College was a TAACCCT grant recipient. In 2013, Kapiʻolani Community College was awarded a $2,507,462 TAACCCTT grant of for culinary and health programs. O'Hagan facilitated the development of a new career pathway program working with the Hawaii State Departments of Health and Education.

In 2014, the College was the recipient of another TAACCCT grant in the amount of over $1 million – one of seven community colleges across Hawaii that received a total of $10 million in TAACCCT funding.

Hagan spoke about the college's approach to creating a proactive environment to address workforce needs and focusing on both student needs and employer needs.  She discussed alignment with lifelong learning goals for students and creating a partnership with them.  For the long term, building career pathways that students can follow through their career that has on and off ramps creates the connection between students and the college.  Building relationships with employers and workforce is critical element. And implementing defined connections, career pathways, and processes within a college are key for successful student placement and recruitment. 

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Hawaii’s Healthcare Industry Skills Panels, Initial Report and Addendum to the Comprehensive State Workforce Development Plan

Sharing Your Work Online

Speaker: Susan Mircovich, online chemistry faculty and instructional designer, Kenai Peninsula College University of Alaska
Webinar Date: December 9, 2014

If you’ve developed material that you want to share online with the students you advise but don’t know how to do it, this webinar is for you.  Susan Mircovich, Online Chemistry Faculty and Instructional Designer, University of Alaska Kenai Peninsula College, will show you some options for sharing your material online.  She will also offer some tips for creating effective presentations and demonstrate several methods for uploading PowerPoints and videos to the web.  This is intended to be an interactive session with plenty of time for questions.  A “printable” summary of the options discussed was provided.

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View Free Places to Upload Recruitment Presentations ot the Web

CHEO Career Coach Professional Development Workshop, Using Contemplative Techniques, Transition Tools, and Career Planning Resources to Help Students Achieve Success 
August 7-8, 2014, Boulder, CO

Linda Faucheux, associate director for counseling in the office of career services at the University of Colorado Boulder, and a licensed professional counselor, shared insights on contemplative career coaching, and facilitated interactive sessions where career coaches could apply this knowledge, in preparation for helping students in career transition phases. The day concluded with identifying a common list of roles and responsibilities of a career coach and the specific roles and responsibilities they perform at their institutions. 

Scott Vandever from Kuder, the company developing the allied health career hub, and Julia Pirnack from College in Colorado, who is leading that effort, provided career coaches with a guided tour of the extensive capabilities of the new allied health career hub being launched for CHEO.  The career coaches accessed the career hub, completed several assessment tools, reviewed their own results, and found how they could explore careers based on this information.  Career coaches brainstormed ways of encouraging students to use this valuable tool as they gain the skills to transition into the allied health careers offered through the CHEO initiative.  See the CHEO wiki for more information about that workshop and the presentations and material covered at the event.

                                     WICHE Allied Health Career Hub

Round 1 TAACCCT Career Coaches Findings and Observations

Speakers: Heather McKay, director of innovative training and workforce development evaluation and programs, Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers

Renée Edwards, research project manager, Education and Employment Research Center, Rutgers

Webinar Date: June 16, 2014

In this webinar, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations' Education and Employment Research Center , the third-party evaluator for a U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT Round 1 grant, presented findings and observations on the role of career coaches in the Colorado Online Energy Training Consortium (COETC) initiative.

Although not the primary goals of this grant, two perhaps less explicit goals were to increase student retention rates and facilitate students’ transition from degree and career and technical education (CTE) certificate programs into the job market. Similar to the CHEO initiative, each college participating in the COETC initiative employed a career coach to:

  1. Guide students through career exploration and present energy training opportunities.

  2. Advise and support students as they completed development education needed to succeed in the energy programs.

  3. Help students navigate the college’s processes.

  4. Provide referrals and support for nonacademic issues.

This research looks closely at the differing role of the career coach at each consortium college, the promising practices that emerged from the career coach position, and some of the challenges encountered by coaches. The report also makes some recommendations for the career coach role.  

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How Can the Skills and Competencies of Professional Coaching be Useful to Our Work as Career Coaches?

Cynthia Loy Darst, CHEO Webinar Speaker

Speaker: Cynthia Loy Darst, CPCC, ORSCC, MCC, owner, The Inspiration Point and Past President of ACTO (Association of Coach Training Organizations)
Webinar DateApril 28, 2014

Cynthia has trained people in the skills of professional coaching since 1994 and is really good at it! In this webinar, she used the Core Competencies of the International Coach Federation to expand participants knowledge through discussion of new ideas and ways of working with those they coach. This interactive session centered on participants experiences, observations, and reflections, and dialog was focused on applying these in the support of their students finding a truly fulfilling career path vs. just getting a job.

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Improving Student Success in Allied Health Programs at UAA

Lynda Hernandez, CHEO Webinar SpeakerSpeaker: Lynda Hernandez, student success coordinator, School of Allied Health, University of Alaska Anchorage

Webinar Date: February 10, 2014

This webinar explored the Denali Trainee Success Program, a grant funded project, whose three overarching goals were to: (1) address rural Alaska allied health workforce needs; (2)  improve access for rural students to the University’s allied health programs; and (3) engage in closer and ongoing partnerships with rural employers.

This project laid the groundwork for on-going student support for students enrolled in allied health programs at UAA. Funding supported research to identify the root causes for low enrollment and why students did not succeed in their program of study. Hernandez discussed several barriers identified in that research and how UAA has applied that information to remove those barriers to help students succeed in their allied health programs.

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Best Practices in Online Career Coaching

Laura Pasquini, CHEO Webinar SpeakerSpeaker: Laura Pasquini, academic counselor and instructor, Office of Exploring Majors, University of North Texas
Webinar Date: November 18, 2013

This webinar shares ideas and deconstructs big questions in higher education about how career coaching can support our students in online environments: How can technology connect our learners to active learning? What tools and practices can help our learners identify their passions, interests, and direct their academic careers? How can we best support our learners in these emerging technology environments?

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The Art of the Intake: Getting Clients to Come Back

Karen James ChopraSpeaker: Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC 
Webinar Date: September 30, 2013

Career coaches like nothing more than helping others, so it's troubling when clients disappear after the first session. This webinar provided participants with a clear understanding of the concrete steps to take during the initial client intake to get clients curious and engaged enough to stick with the process. Karen also addressed the additional challenge of engaging clients when we are working with them remotely.  

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