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MCDA Round Tables Across Minnesota

National Career Development Week November 12-16, 2018

To honor National Career Development Week, November 12-16, 2018, the Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) is hosting round table discussions in multiple locations across the state. These informal professional development and networking events will focus on the topic, Emotional Intelligence & the Job Search, and are free for career practitioners from all backgrounds to attend. You are invited to attend the round table closest to you, travel to the round table in Southern Minnesota, and/or participate in the online round table. Choose the location and date that works best for you!

Round Table Description: Emotional Intelligence & the Job Search

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is considered the best predictor of success, even more so than IQ. In today’s competitive and uncertain world, EQ competencies are more important than ever. The true test of EQ is being able to successfully demonstrate it under stressful situations, such as career/ job transition. During this round table, we will discuss what EQ is and is not, a model of EQ, how it plays out positively and negatively in career/job transition and in the workplace, and strategies for helping our clients, students and ourselves with this very important competency.

Local facilitators will lead a discussion on the topic and participants will learn and share resources with each other. Locations and dates are:

  • Southern Minnesota: Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 6:00-7:30 still needs to be confirmed pm at Gustavus Adolphus College, in the President's Dining Room - located in the Campus Center.  Map and directions at https://gustavus.edu/maps/ St. Peter, MN. Dinner will be served. Register by clicking the button above.

The November round tables, like each of MCDA’s monthly round tables (http://mcda.net/events/mcda-roundtables/), are open at no-charge to career counselors and advisors, personal and professional coaches, employment specialists, career services staff, K-12 school counselors, recruiters and human resources professionals. You do not need to be a MCDA member to attend.

MCDA’s mission is to promote the well-being of our members by providing professional growth, community, and voice to influence, and advocate for, the field of career development. For membership and event information, go to: http://mcda.net.

Career practitioners interested in leading a future RoundTable can contact Shelley Jensen-Decker at sjdecker@risesmart.com