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Spring 2023

Date Title of Presentation Presenter
Feb. 6 Propel Your Career to the Next Level with Microcredentials Rebecca Lobina
Feb. 29 RESPOND Nikita Alimohammad
Feb. 16 Intent vs. Impact Cam F. Awesome
Feb. 22 Mocktail Party Career Services
March 14 Communicate to Connect in Today's World Rhonda Travers
March 21 RESPOND Nikita Alimohammad
April 2 RESPOND Nikita Alimohammad
April 6 Understanding your rights as a worker in Missouri and beyond Career Services
April 19 Stars vs. Vacuums: The Not-so-Subtle Secret to Personal and Professional Success Brett Hoogeveen

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Student employees should record attending Career Pathing sessions on timesheets

Propel Your Career to the Next Level with Microcredentials

Propel Your Career to the Next Level with Microcredentials

Rebecca Lobina, Continuing Professional Education & Missouri SBDC Director
Northwest Missouri State University

Date:  Monday, February 6
Times:  9 a.m., 12 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Length: 60 minutes
Location:  Student Union Boardroom

Microcredentials are competency-based recognition of your skills and expertise within your industry. No matter your chosen career field, microcredentials offer evidence of your knowledge and place you a step ahead of others without those credentials. Northwest Missouri State University offers training that leads to those qualifications in almost every occupation.

Learning Outcomes: During this career pathing session, both staff and students alike will:

  1. Be introduced to the many types of microcredentials
  2. Understand the value of microcredentials & how to best leverage them when used to obtain promotions, career advancement, skill recognition and job placement
  3. Review the most common career paths that value and/or require microcredentials
  4. Know how to access the many microcredential offerings at Northwest

RESPOND

RESPOND

Nikita Alimohammad, MPH, CHES
Assistant Director - Wellness Education and Prevention
Wellness Services

Date: Thursday, February 9, Tuesday, March 21 or Sunday, April 2   
Time: 1 p.m.
Length: 4 hours 
Location: Student Union Ballroom (February 9 and April 2) Station (March 21)

RESPOND is a program designed to teach the campus community (students, faculty, and staff) how to recognize and respond to mental health concerns in a 4-hour training.
The course is organized around the acronym RESPOND:
 - Recognize signs
 - Empathize
 - Share concerns
 - Pose open questions
 - Offer hope
 - Navigate resources and policy
 - Do self-care
Content includes a brief overview of mental health problems on college campuses, discussion about stigma and culture, and an overview of signs associated with mental health problems. The remainder of the course is focused on how to effectively respond with basic listening and empathy, risk assessment, support, referral, and taking care of self (including appropriate boundaries based on role or personal preference). The course is designed to be interactive about 70% of the 4-hour training.

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Attending this session counts for three Career Pathing sessions.


Intent vs. Impact

Intent vs. Impact

Cam F. Awesome, Speaker
Awesome Talks, LLC

www.camfawesome.com

Date: Thursday, February 16
Time: 11 a.m., 1 pm or 3 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Boardroom

Developing a Cultural Lens
Cam’s presentation is a collective and engaging  conversation encouraging audiences to acknowledge and celebrate cultural differences presented in society, and how to respectfully and effectively communicated these with others.

Audiences Will:

  • Define and develop a common language to better understand “culture”
  • Learn to identify the difference between Intent vs. Impact
  • Engage in conversations with peers from different cultural backgrounds
  • Develop the ability to identify and address “Micro-aggressions”
  • Nonoffensively acknowledge, embrace and celebrate cultural differences
  • Develop an awareness how different cultures can impact daily interactions
  • Build confidence through communication

Mocktail Party

Mocktail Party

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Wednesday, February 22
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Boardroom

Everyone loves a party, but do you know how to really work the room and expand your network while also enjoying the party? In this interactive session the Career Services staff will walk you through the do’s and don’ts of a professional mixer and how to make a great first impression, network and build relationships. 

Pre-registration is required. Counts as two Career Pathing sessions.


Communicate to Connect in Today's World

Communicate to Connect in Today's World

Rhonda Travers, Trainer and Professional Speaker
Travers Training and Consulting
www.traverstraining.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhondatravers

Date: Tuesday, March 14
Time: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Boardroom

Do you feel misunderstood in meetings? Or do you send multiple requests for responses? And when you do receive responses, they don’t address your original question? In today’s environment, ineffective communication is costly and  impacts your desired results – an interview, a job offer, a new client, a business objective. Rhonda Travers, Founder & President of Travers Training & Consulting, will help you:

  • Recognize the impact of today’s chaotic environment on communication
  • Understand four critical communication styles
  • Discover methods to create collaborative conversations based on communication styles
  • Learn 1 key framework for effective electronic/written communication to maximize engagement and achieve results



Understanding your rights as a worker in Missouri and beyond

Understanding your rights as a worker in Missouri and beyond

Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University

Date: Thursday, April 6
Time: 10 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Boardroom

As you leave Northwest and enter the professional workforce there are many things that you might not be aware of, including what an employer can and cannot ask you to do and what rights you are entitled to as an employee. In this session, Career Services will outline your rights as a worker in the state of Missouri and on the federal level.


Stars vs. Vacuums: The Not-so-Subtle Secret to Personal and Professional Success

Stars vs. Vacuums: The Not-so-Subtle Secret to Personal and Professional Success

Brett Hoogeveen, Co-Founder
MindSet, LLC
www.gomindset.com 

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Length: 60 Minutes
Location: Student Union Ballroom

At work and in life, there are invisible factors that greatly impact a person's odds of achieving success and happiness.

Through research compiled from over a decade of leadership development and consulting work with successful business executives, Brett Hoogeveen and his firm BetterCulture have compiled a list of 20 characteristics that achievers (‘Stars’) use to elevate themselves and those around them. Brett and his team have also identified attitudes and behaviors that negative influencers (‘Vaccuums’) often unwittingly display to undermine their own success and that of those around them.

This interactive workshop will challenge every attendee to discover how well they live up to BetterCultuer’s 20 Tenets of Success today, and how they can achieve greater personal, professional, and team success tomorrow