C.A.R.E.E.R. Planning Workshop for Employees
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Gain the tools and discover the resources to:
- Understand different ways to think about career development, depending on your needs and interests
- Set short and long-term career goals
- Develop a career plan
- Explore career options
- Initiate career coaching conversations with your supervisor
Participants: This course is designed for all non-scientific employees
This two-hour course will introduce you to a basic model for career planning. During this session, you will explore a framework for considering your career options and specific actions you need to take to get there -- and learn about available resources to support your efforts. You will work through these elements of the C.A.R.E.E.R. model:
- C - Clarifying career fit, career engagement, work-life balance needs and wants, skills to develop, and future career directions.
- A - Action Goals for transforming clarification information into concrete steps forward.
- R - Relationship Building for networking and mentoring connections. Cultivating a network that will help you link to job enhancements or new opportunities and provide support.
- E - Experience to help you achieve your best at Berkeley Lab. Continuously seeking developmental experiences to make the most of your talent and demonstrate and/or develop your skills.
- E – Education & Training to attain the knowledge and qualifications necessary to be successful in current and future roles. Closing the gap between role requirements and your talent/potential.
- R - Roadmap to help you reach your career goals. Continually reexamining your progress, goals, and the ongoing fit between your plans and current life situation.
The course is taught by Elayne Chou, Ph.D., a Counseling Psychologist specializing in career counseling, coaching, and consulting with culturally diverse individuals and organizations. She provides career counseling and career development workshops for UC Berkeley’s staff and has taught as an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and Diablo Valley College and as a visiting scholar at Renmin University in Beijing, China. She has worked in counseling centers at UC Irvine and Ohio State University.