Advance Your Career, Advance Your Life in 12 Easy Steps
4 February to 18 March 2021 (Thursdays) at 12 Noon to 1:30 PM ET (GMT-5; GMT-4 after 14 March)
Class sessions will be presented every two weeks for a total of 4 sessions.
Registration closes 29 January 2021
Working through a step-by-step process, Judith Shenouda will gently guide participants from where they are to where they want to be in their career and life. Each step includes a brief scenario that introduces fictional friends whose success is intended to inspire and motivate. The activities within each step encourage self-exploration and discovery of an individual's interests, capabilities, values, and goals. Each step culminates in a Mad Lib (fill-in-the-blank) story in which participants create their own career success story.
Using Shenouda’s book Career Success in 12 Easy Steps: A Journal, participants will do the activities in the 12-step process of writing their own success story. After the course, with the completed book in hand as their guide, participants will be able to continue the process independently, in tandem with a trusted friend, or with the guidance of a career or life coach. All that’s left is to make their story come alive!
Intended Audience: Young and mature adults who want to explore the next steps for moving forward in their career and life. This includes the new graduate entering the workforce; the seasoned worker transitioning to a new phase of a career; the post-career adult moving toward new, meaningful pursuits; or the parent, mentor, coach, or professional who guides others.
• Have the dedicated time and space to focus on themselves
• Rediscover and own the skills they already have as technical communicators
• Explore how their current skills can be leveraged into new areas for career growth
• Exchange ideas with one another as they work through the process
• Incorporate resources available through the Society for Technical Communication into the discussions
Required textbook: Career Success in 12 Easy Steps: A Journal, 2nd Edition, by Judith Ellison Shenouda. The book is available from Amazon.