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Future-Proof YOUR Career in the Changing World of Work: An Innovation Workshop for Career Professionals

Date: Thursday, November 9th

Workshop time: 1:30 – 4:00 pm (doors open at 1:15 pm)

Social/Networking time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Location: Bad Weather Brewing Company414 7th St. West, St. Paul, MN

Speaker: Paul Timmins, Career Services Director, College of Liberal Arts at University of Minnesota and NCDA President-elect

Registration fee:
     Workshop and networking social:     

          Members $40 (includes one drink ticket)

          Non-Members $50 (includes one drink ticket)

     Networking Social only

          Members and non-members $0 (registration required)


The world of work is changing. Technology, automation, and artificial intelligence are altering or replacing jobs faster than ever, while new opportunities are being created. In the meantime, we are working longer and launching new careers sometimes into our 70s. This is no longer a speculative “future state”; changes affecting us, and those we serve, are happening today!    

In this discussion and workshop session, Paul Timmins, Career Services Director for the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, and President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA), will share his thoughts on the “future of work” and how career professionals can stay involved, connected, and supported during these exciting and somewhat uncertain times.  

Following Paul’s opening remarks, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in an innovation workshop, facilitated by Sue Way, Career Counselor at Capella University. You’ll learn how to have an “innovation mindset” and be guided through a series of short “brain storming” or “question storming” small-group exercises to get you thinking and sharing with other career professionals.

Following the workshop, you’re invited to stay and continue the conversation with your fellow career professionals while enjoying appetizers, beer, and house-made soda from Bad Weather Brewing!

Speaker Bio:

Paul Timmins is president of the National Career Development Association. He is the director of career services in the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts, where he works with a team that helps students develop their “Three Es:” exploring, gaining experience, and excelling as they implement plans for life after graduation. He received his bachelor’s degree in speech communication and marketing from the University of St. Thomas and a master’s in student affairs administration from Indiana University.