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Video: Everybody Wins from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

July 30th, 2015 Comments off

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.

Feed both body and mind from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

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Transcript:

And I know it is a bit of a wishy-washy term, kind of an overused term these days, but one thing I really feel CareerCamp is, it is a win/win. It has to be a win/win for everybody. So, win win win win win. Everybody has to win at this. Attendees have to win. Presenters have to win by getting their message out or perhaps doing a light promotion to the people around them. Donators get their promotion to people. Everybody has to win. If everyone isn’t winning, someone is losing and you don’t want that to happen. It will change the feel of the event and for me, that’s also one reason I don’t — try not to — charge for the events, because I think it changes the expectation of the event. 


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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Audio: Exercise your risk muscle from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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

Exercising your risk muscle from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

You’re not changing anything dramatic in your life, but what you are doing is your exercising that risk muscle. You’re being open to things that just happen to walk into your life. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything that comes along. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything that comes along for a long period of time. You just have to look at it — engage with it — investigate it — think about it. Thinking about it is the lowest level. Just saying “oh, that’s sort of interesting. I haven’t really done that before. Maybe I should go try that.” and you — there’s so many things you can just go and try for free or learn on your own. I’m very — what they call and auto-didactic — to be fancy about it. I’m a self-teacher. I learn myself. My wide went back to get her Masters Degree and her Ph.D later in life and she asked me if I wanted to go do it with her. “No!” I prefer to take whatever method that comes along. If a topic comes up in my mind — I’ll see something that the library and I’ll just grab the book and start to learn about it. I’ll go “down the rabbit hole” as I say. I’ll learn everything about beekeeping for a month or whatever. not that I’ll pursue that as a career or — just — what litte things can I learn from this new thing in my life. Because everything had a unique aspect about it. What little thing can I learn from beekeeping that I can apple in my career — or in my life.  

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Video: Exercise your risk muscle from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

July 28th, 2015 Comments off

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

Exercising your risk muscle from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

You’re not changing anything dramatic in your life, but what you are doing is your exercising that risk muscle. You’re being open to things that just happen to walk into your life. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything that comes along. It doesn’t mean you have to do everything that comes along for a long period of time. You just have to look at it — engage with it — investigate it — think about it. Thinking about it is the lowest level. Just saying “oh, that’s sort of interesting. I haven’t really done that before. Maybe I should go try that.” and you — there’s so many things you can just go and try for free or learn on your own. I’m very — what they call and auto-didactic — to be fancy about it. I’m a self-teacher. I learn myself. My wide went back to get her Masters Degree and her Ph.D later in life and she asked me if I wanted to go do it with her. “No!” I prefer to take whatever method that comes along. If a topic comes up in my mind — I’ll see something that the library and I’ll just grab the book and start to learn about it. I’ll go “down the rabbit hole” as I say. I’ll learn everything about beekeeping for a month or whatever. not that I’ll pursue that as a career or — just — what litte things can I learn from this new thing in my life. Because everything had a unique aspect about it. What little thing can I learn from beekeeping that I can apple in my career — or in my life.  

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Video: Feed both body and mind from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off

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.

Feed both body and mind from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

Download this video

Subscribe to CareerCamp International on YouTube

Subscribe to Douglas E. Welch on YouTube

Transcript:

You can go out into the community and find the support and, of course, with Anthony, part of the — and Worksource, too — I’ve worked with Keri on some stuff, too — part of the role is to go out and serve the community, not just the students at the college, but also serve the community as well and this is a great way of doing that. Because you go out — the companies in your local community get to promote — gently — to your attendees and your attendees get something small in return. I will say about feeding people, it never fails to impress me that one of the first thing I hear out of people’s mouths is, “Oh my gosh. You’ve got breakfast for us? You’ve got coffee for us?” Yes, that is such a small thing, you would think, but it is so nice. Now, there’s an ulterior motive for it, too. If you feed people lunch at the middle of your day, they don’t go off campus. You don’t lose them in the middle of the day, perhaps not to return. So, if you can feed them lunch, it’s a great time. You get an hour for networking in the middle of the day. I always tell people, if you say with someone at breakfast, sit with someone else at lunch and use that whole metaphor and get people mixed up and mingling, but the ulterior motive is if you feed them lunch, they’re not going to scatter to the four winds.


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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Audio: “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast (48 mins)

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off

“It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast (48 mins)

Listen to “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast (48 mins)

 

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

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Video: “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast (48 mins)

July 23rd, 2015 Comments off

“It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast (48 mins)

 

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

Previous talks for Pepperdine:

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Audio: No Longer Growing from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

July 22nd, 2015 Comments off

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

Video: No Longer Growing from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

Now, I know, it seems, How can you have too much stability in our lives? I mean, we strive so hard for our cars, our houses, our children, our families, but what it means is we actually forget how to transition. We forget how to engage in change. Just like a muscle that doesn’t get used, it starts to atrophy and that “risk muscle” that we all need in our lives, for big and small things, starts to atrophy. We get stuck. We get stalled by our own success, is actually the phrase I have in my notes here and I’m sure you’ve met people like that. They have a decent job with a decent company and they hate it, because it’s boring. They are totally stable. They are, what we would all seem to subscribe to as — that’s a perfect job. It’s stable. It pays well. It doesn’t have a 3 hour commute. Whatever. 

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Video: No Longer Growing from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

July 21st, 2015 Comments off

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

Video: No Longer Growing from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

 

Transcript:

Now, I know, it seems, How can you have too much stability in our lives? I mean, we strive so hard for our cars, our houses, our children, our families, but what it means is we actually forget how to transition. We forget how to engage in change. Just like a muscle that doesn’t get used, it starts to atrophy and that “risk muscle” that we all need in our lives, for big and small things, starts to atrophy. We get stuck. We get stalled by our own success, is actually the phrase I have in my notes here and I’m sure you’ve met people like that. They have a decent job with a decent company and they hate it, because it’s boring. They are totally stable. They are, what we would all seem to subscribe to as — that’s a perfect job. It’s stable. It pays well. It doesn’t have a 3 hour commute. Whatever. 

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Audio: Too much stability? from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

July 17th, 2015 Comments off

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

Video: Too much stability? from Transition as the New Normal 2015 with Douglas E. Welch

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Transcript:

Now, I know, it seems, How can you have too much stability in our lives? I mean, we strive so hard for our cars, our houses, our children, our families, but what it means is we actually forget how to transition. We forget how to engage in change. Just like a muscle that doesn’t get used, it starts to atrophy and that “risk muscle” that we all need in our lives, for big and small things, starts to atrophy. We get stuck. We get stalled by our own success, is actually the phrase I have in my notes here and I’m sure you’ve met people like that. They have a decent job with a decent company and they hate it, because it’s boring. They are totally stable. They are, what we would all seem to subscribe to as — that’s a perfect job. It’s stable. It pays well. It doesn’t have a 3 hour commute. Whatever. 

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