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Career Jam: Columbus

  • 30 Nov 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Columbus Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave. Columbus, OH


  • Special price for members

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Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast the New & the Next
Friday, November 30, 2018

11:30 am to 3:30 pm Eastern Time

Columbus In-Person Event
Facilitators: Sarah Johnston 
Location: Columbus Main Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH

Trends move fast in the careers industry. If you strive to be ahead of global trends impacting job search, personal branding, leadership development, recruiting, career advancement and planning – the core of your work with clients – join like-minded colleagues at Career Jam!

Career Jam, formerly Global Career Brainstorming Day, is your opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking event of career exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues.

The discussion is led by an experienced facilitator working with a discussion outline created to guide conversation. 

When you register, you're committing to being a part of the conversation, sharing your knowledge, encouraging others, swapping ideas, and asking questions. By being present and participating, you will be surprised at how much you have to share and how much you'll learn!

Mark your calendars for the pre-event webinar on November 26, 2018, where you'll learn about the megatrends impacting the industry that will be the topics of discussion during Career Jam on November 30.

Other benefits of attendance:

  1. You get a rare opportunity to be engaged in setting and predicting trends in the careers industry.
  2. You get focused time to sit with your peers and brainstorm best practices for your work in response to trends, making you more valuable to your clients.
  3. You get published (without a lot of work!)! You'll be listed as a contributing author to the annual white paper.
  4. You receive a press release to share the white paper and earn further publicity in your local press.
  5. You receive "tweets" you can use throughout the year to promote yourself as a thought leader, guide your content strategy, and more!

In-Person Event Schedule
11:30 am – 11:45 am     Welcome and Introductions
11:45 am – 12:30 pm     Luncheon
12:30 pm – 3:15 pm       Facilitated Learning & Brainstorming
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm         Wrap-up / Business Card Exchange

$109 ($89 for CTL Associates), Includes Lunch

What is Career Jam?

An intense, energizing, enjoyable day to participate in learning, exploration, and discovery of best practices and emerging trends within the careers industry.

We’re celebrating the 9th year of this international event with new features and topics! You will learn about these megatrends during an exclusive webinar on November 26. Whether you join us live or listen to the recording, you'll get the background information on the trends and tips on disrupting habits and questioning the status quo.

Then, on November 30th you'll gather with colleagues (virtually or in person at locations around the world) to brainstorm about how these trends are impacting – and will impact – the global careers landscape. You'll network and share best practices for our work with clients in light of this new information.

The megatrends we'll be considering this year include (note: these are just sample questions for discussion; facilitators will guide groups in focusing and deepening discussion):

Generations in the Workplace: Boomers are staying in the workforce longer, Millennials are demanding a new leadership style and moving into leadership themselves, and Generation Z is entering the workforce. What will this mean for recruiting/hiring? Career advising? Advancement? Leadership? The delivery of career services?

The Gig Economy: More people are choosing to work contract jobs or start side-gigs and companies are shifting from hiring full-time employees to contractors. How will personal branding and resumes/CVs shift to meet needs of these individuals? How is this changing the hiring process for all positions? How do we coach for advancement in this new world?

Education: Education is moving online. Certificates are growing in demand and degrees decreasing in importance to some hiring managers. Apprenticeships are on the rise. How will career advising and education planning adjust? How will these changes impact hiring and recruiting practices? How will they influence personal branding and career marketing?

Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is infiltrating the hiring process, HR management practices, and automating jobs across the globe. How will job search, personal branding, and career marketing adjust as technology advances? How will recruiting and hiring change? How do we account for the rise of technology in career advising and management?

Social Branding & Screening: Along with the rise in technology comes an increased focus on online reputation. How will evolving social networks be used for hiring/recruiting? What does that mean for candidates who have a social brand (whether they want to or not!)? How will personal branding adjust?

Storytelling in Careers: From employer branding to origin stories for leaders and accomplishment stories in resumes/CVs, storytelling has seeped into every aspect of career. How will the importance of storytelling influence change in the recruiting and hiring process? How will leaders use story to advance their careers? What will next-level storytelling look like in resumes/CVs and social media profiles?

A facilitator will guide each group of career colleagues through a discussion while encouraging dynamic conversations on the topics.

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