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The Now, The New & The Next in Careers

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Join us for 3 days of career rejuvenation through connecting, learning, and an exceptional location... one of the only private beaches in San Diego! 

Our speaker lineup will include thought leaders from the careers industry and outside of the industry to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy. 

Who attends the Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium? 

Career and leadership coaches, career services staff, professional resume writers, personal branding strategists, military transition staff, and like-minded professionals who guide others in advancing their careers. 

The CTL leadership team is known for putting together a leading-edge curriculum for all our events, and the annual professional development symposium always brings the best minds together for you to learn from.

Do you want to get the latest information, but hate when you feel like you didn't apply anything you learned? 

Us, too! Even before it was cool, we were creating unique spaces for professionals to share their expertise. We know adults learn by sharing, questioning, and integrating information. 

We work with our presenters to make sure each presentation gives you not only the latest information but time and space to share, integrate, and make that information actionable. 

Will it be recorded or simulcasted? Not this event... 

While we do extensive virtual training throughout the year (for 15+ years running), we also know the power of focus that comes with attending a live, in-person event. 

That is why we are so excited to bring this back as an exclusive, interactive learning event.


Sunday, March 26, 2023
Optional Small Group Tours 1:00-3:00 pm  |  First-Time Attendee Session at 5:00 pm  |  Welcome Reception at 6:00 pm

Monday, March 27

7:45 am – Networking with Colleagues

8:15 am - Decoding Self-Sabotage with Vaneese Johnson

10:15 am - Concurrent Sessions

Growing Your Business Through Micro-Services with Kate Pozeznik

Unconscious Language Use that Slays Careers with Dr. Cheryl Minnick

11:30 am – Lunch

1:00 pm - Strategic Storytelling in Career Documents, LinkedIn, and Video Answer the "So What?" with Deb Dib and Jan Melnik

2:45 pm - Petra Zink

4:00 pm – Table Discussions

Evening Event
Group Dinner

Tuesday, March 28

8:00 am – Networking with Colleagues

8:30 am - Callings: The Power of Passionate Work with Gregg Levoy

10:00 am - Concurrent Sessions

Practical Tips for Growing Your Business with Corporate Clients with Carol Parker Walsh

How to Use Social Media to Uncover Job Search Gold with Marie Zimenoff

12:00 pm  Lunch

1:15-4:30 pm - Workshops

Callings: The Power of Passionate Work with Gregg Levoy

Business Building Workshop with Vaneese Johnson

4:45 pm - Roundtable Discussions

Evening Event
Small Group Dinners

Wednesday, March 29

8:00 am – Networking with Colleagues

8:30-11:45 am - Workshops

Trusted Authority Coaching with Petra Zink

Fresh, Forward, and Fearless Ideas to Revitalize Your Resume Content, Format, and Design with Louise Kursmark

11:45 am – Lunch

1:00 pm - Upskilling

2:15 pm - Recruiting Tech

3:30 pm - Narrative Approach

General Session Presenters & Topics

Registration & Pricing


Three days of connecting, learning, and deep learning to improve your practice. Includes:

General Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Audio Recordings & Transcripts of Sessions

Networking Reception

Workshops (Wednesday)

Breakfast & Lunch Each Day

3-Payment Plan Ends
January 25

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Two days of connecting, learning, and sharing practices with colleagues. Includes:

General Sessions

Concurrent Sessions

Networking Reception

Breakfast & Lunch Both Days

3-Payment Plan Ends
January 35

Register Today


One day of your choice:

Sessions on the Day of Your Choice

Breakfast & Lunch One Day

Depending on Availability


Hotel & Travel Information

The Symposium will be held at the Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island in San Diego, CA.

Hotel reservation link is emailed to those registered to reserve rooms at the discounted rate of $189/night.

If you're registered and don't have the link, email
support (at) careerthoughtleaders.com

Check the box during registration if you'd like assistance finding a roommate. 

BONUS: All attendees who stay at the conference hotel for a 2+ nights receive a $200 credit for the CTL & RWA store toward any training session, certification, or upcoming event (following the 2023 Symposium).


Contact Us

Career Thought Leaders Consortium

3115 E Lion Lane, Suite 160, Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Questions about CTL?

Email marie@careerthoughtleaders.com 

or call 855-333-5793.

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