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A Day at CareerCamp Part 4 – Ad Hoc Collaboration from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

August 27th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

A Day at CareerCamp - Part 4 - Ad Hoc Collaboration from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

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If you want to give a stand up presentation, that’s fine. If you want to host a breakout session — if you want to just engage in a discussion. One of the best sessions that I ever saw was — people were talking at breakfast and realized that several of them had worked abroad. They’d worked in Europe. They’d worked in Asia, whatever and they realized that “We have a lot to share with people who might be interested. Let’s just hold a breakout session for people who are thinking about working abroad. So you had 3 people who had actually done it and then you had another 10 people at the table who wanted to learn about it. It never would have happened had this group of people not come together for this CareerCamp. Those types of things are so amazing to me when they happen. We’ve also had situations where people were going to present on the same topic and they realized “Let’s do this together, because we both have different perspectives on this particular thing. I’m and HR person. I’m a hiring boss. Here’s how we work together to hire people or whatever.”


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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Take Small Risks Every Day from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio Clip]

August 25th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

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Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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I’m not saying you need to go go and jump out of airplane. Climb a volcano. Base jump off a skyscraper. Ok. I have no desire to throw myself out of a perfectly functional aircraft, but you can do simple things, every day. Go to a new coffee shop. Go to a new store. Go investigate a new hobby you’ve never thought about before. Talk to someone you’ve never talked to before. Travel somewhere. Travel is so important and unfortunately, these days, you either — there are kind of 2 sets of people — they either travel a lot or don’t travel at all, even within their local area. Drive to Ojai. Drive to Santa Barbara. Drive up to San Luis Obispo like I did the other day, and do a conference. Engage with the people and the new things around you, because that will fuel the rest of your life. Even if you don’t see how that’s going to apply. Even if you don’t see how archery is going to apply to your life, you’ll learn something.

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Take Small Risks Every Day from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Video Clip]

August 25th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

Take Small Risks Every Day from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

I’m not saying you need to go go and jump out of airplane. Climb a volcano. Base jump off a skyscraper. Ok. I have no desire to throw myself out of a perfectly functional aircraft, but you can do simple things, every day. Go to a new coffee shop. Go to a new store. Go investigate a new hobby you’ve never thought about before. Talk to someone you’ve never talked to before. Travel somewhere. Travel is so important and unfortunately, these days, you either — there are kind of 2 sets of people — they either travel a lot or don’t travel at all, even within their local area. Drive to Ojai. Drive to Santa Barbara. Drive up to San Luis Obispo like I did the other day, and do a conference. Engage with the people and the new things around you, because that will fuel the rest of your life. Even if you don’t see how that’s going to apply. Even if you don’t see how archery is going to apply to your life, you’ll learn something.

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Your Career is About You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip]

August 24th, 2015 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. Watch the entire presentation.

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

It’s not about those external things out there. Although, yes, we focus on resumes and we focus on interview skills and everything else, in reality it’s about you. It’s about the people you deal with and it’s about developing, as Danielle said, “The Career You Deserve” and I really do believe that. That became the subtitle for my column and podcast and I really do believe that. We all deserve a great career. We’re not entitled to it. It doesn’t mean that I get it because I’m a happy little special snowflake. It means that all of us, collectively as humans, deserve a great career and we can make that happen — and we can help others make that happen — if we think about it in this very personal way. 

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Your Career is About You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

August 24th, 2015 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. Watch the entire presentation.

Your Career is About You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Transcript:

It’s not about those external things out there. Although, yes, we focus on resumes and we focus on interview skills and everything else, in reality it’s about you. It’s about the people you deal with and it’s about developing, as Danielle said, “The Career You Deserve” and I really do believe that. That became the subtitle for my column and podcast and I really do believe that. We all deserve a great career. We’re not entitled to it. It doesn’t mean that I get it because I’m a happy little special snowflake. It means that all of us, collectively as humans, deserve a great career and we can make that happen — and we can help others make that happen — if we think about it in this very personal way.

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How do you raise your career visibility? — from the Career Opportunities Podcast [Audio] [Archive]

August 21st, 2015 No comments

Visibility in a down economy

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From the Career Opportunities Archives…

I have written before about the importance of visibility in your career. (See Visibility for you and your career and A Year of Visibility video) Now that the economy is slowing down, I want to reiterate my call to Visibility and reinforce the need for it in the coming year. Not only are you seeking to develop a better career, you might be facing the creation of an entirely new career. Even worse, you are now competing with a host of talent that is also aggressively searching for new jobs in a market that is reducing the number of jobs available. If you want to continue to have a productive career or recover from a layoff, you have to do everything you can to let people know what you do and how well you do it.

Read this entire column – Visibility in a down economy

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A Day at CareerCamp Part 3 – Morning from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

August 20th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

A Day at CareerCamp Part 3 - Morning from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

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We bring people in. They have their breakfast. This was — actually that’s a lunch service, now that I look at it. We have donuts, coffee, bagels, cream cheese, whatever and for the first hald hour or so it’s basically people getting registered, coming in and starting to mingle. Starting to sit down at tables like this and chat. Then we give a short — and I do mean short. I have hammered this into Anthony that our opening session is short — no more than 15 minutes. We use that to basically welcome people, explain the 3 rules, explain how we start they conference. Now, you may notice in the back — see that white board in the back with the blue stripes on it? That’s how the schedule board looks when you arrive at a CareerCamp. It’s empty. We set aside a certain number of rooms and then in this same room that you just saw there, we have — we use tables for breakout sessions. We’ll just say that “That one’s A and that one’s B” or something like that for open breakout sessions. That’s what the board looks like and we have our times scheduled out. We have our room numbers that people can go to in a different wing of this building for the actual presentational things like this. And people re kind of thrown off by that and that is probably the hardest sell to people too. You don’t — “I — don’t — have — a — schedule? what? Er Ah.” “How do you do a conference without a schedule? And we explain to them, “You’re highly encouraged to participate in whatever way you find more comfortable.” 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

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Transition is a Force for Good from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Audio Clip]

August 18th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

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Transition — and this throws people off a little bit when I say this, but — transition is a force for goo din our lives and in our careers and many of us do not see it that way. We are fearful of it. It is the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. When I last gave this talk, off the top of my head I came up with a metaphor — “Don’t think of it as the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. Think about it as a domesticated cat keeping the rats out of your cave and sitting by your side and keeping you warm.” It is a good factor in our lives. It brings wonderful, new things, into our lives and our careers that we need to thrive as human beings. If you become too scared of it and avoid it at all costs, I think, personally, that you are limiting your lives. 

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Introduction from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch [Audio Clip]

August 18th, 2015 No comments

A Clip from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch. Watch the entire presentation.

Introduction from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch  

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Douglas E. Welch (http://douglasewelch.com) presents to the class Career Development – Theories and Techniques at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen

The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide.

I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”

Links for items mentioned in this talk:

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Transition is a Force for Good from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch [Video Clip]

August 18th, 2015 No comments

A clip from this longer presentation — Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27, 2015.

OPEN Facebook Page

Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet

 

Transcript:

Transition — and this throws people off a little bit when I say this, but — transition is a force for goo din our lives and in our careers and many of us do not see it that way. We are fearful of it. It is the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. When I last gave this talk, off the top of my head I came up with a metaphor — “Don’t think of it as the sabertooth cat outside the cave door. Think about it as a domesticated cat keeping the rats out of your cave and sitting by your side and keeping you warm.” It is a good factor in our lives. It brings wonderful, new things, into our lives and our careers that we need to thrive as human beings. If you become too scared of it and avoid it at all costs, I think, personally, that you are limiting your lives. 

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