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Why I Organize CareerCamp Unconferences from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video]

October 29th, 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.

Why i Organize CareerCamp Unconferences from CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods

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It’s not my desire to be — to become a billionaire from running unconferences. I think that the concept has tons of power and through my career writing that I’ve done, this is an outreach from that. I just want to see them happen. And it sounds again, hippy-dippy, but I want to see change. I want to have an effect on the world and this is one way that I can do it. I do need to find a champion at each of the places to do this, because it is their event. I will come in an give them all the support and teach them how to do it and help them facilitate and tell them what — why this works and why this doesn’t and all this stuff, and help with the technology and all that, but its really up to the person on-site who has to champion it, get some other co-chairs together so that they don’t do all the work and work from the regard. 


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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Relating to those in transition from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch [Video Clip]

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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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

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As a career columnist — as a career person — I get a lot of questions and I hear a lot of sob stories, up to and including, near-physical and surely, mental abuse in people’s jobs. You don’t need to do this. And the first things I say to them is, “You need to go back and figure out what you want, because, right now, you’re letting everybody else tell you what you want. So, you need to go do this thinking to really delve in — even myself — I’m — two years ago, I had a minor surgery, kind of knocked me off my feet. I was working as a computer consultant full time and I decided that I’d come to the end of that career. That event was — I had been planning it anyway, but when that happened, it was like “Nggh. I’m done doing that day-to-day computer work.” But, then it’s like, well, what do you do next? So, over the last 2 years, I have actually spent a lot of time doing and thinking and trying, poking and prodding and all this other stuff, so I think it helps me to relate to people in some ways of people going through a transition — people trying to figure out what that next step is in life.   

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The Career Compass – Heading North from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip]

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

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

The Career Compass - Heading North from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

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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:

The method that I developed for this kind of concept of helping people is — for a lack of a better description — called the Career Compass. Ok? And this circular pattern and the compass pattern comes from a variety of reasons. One is, if you’ve ever been sailing, ever flown in an airplane, you’ve ever been in a car, you know that if you’re not traveling on a road — a defined road — you’re never really on course. If you look at the course of a sailing boat, it’s never, they’re never on a straight line. It’s impossible. You’ve got the winds pushing you one way. You’ve got the waves, pushing you the other. You’re steering whatever direction. You’re constantly correcting your course and that’s where the idea of the compass — for me — came from. You’re not headed Due North. You’re trying  to make decisions in your career that point you  — in this case — North being the the best solution — trying to keep you on course to the North. 

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The Career Compass – Heading North from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

October 27th, 2015 Comments off

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

The Career Compass - Heading North 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:

The method that I developed for this kind of concept of helping people is — for a lack of a better description — called the Career Compass. Ok? And this circular pattern and the compass pattern comes from a variety of reasons. One is, if you’ve ever been sailing, ever flown in an airplane, you’ve ever been in a car, you know that if you’re not traveling on a road — a defined road — you’re never really on course. If you look at the course of a sailing boat, it’s never, they’re never on a straight line. It’s impossible. You’ve got the winds pushing you one way. You’ve got the waves, pushing you the other. You’re steering whatever direction. You’re constantly correcting your course and that’s where the idea of the compass — for me — came from. You’re not headed Due North. You’re trying  to make decisions in your career that point you  — in this case — North being the the best solution — trying to keep you on course to the North. 

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You can hold CareerCamp in an open field, if necessary from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods [Video Clip]

October 22nd, 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.

You can hold CareerCamp in an open field, if necessary from CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods

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Transcript:

I do want to reinforce the venue. While we have a near-perfect venue at the University Center at College of the Canyons with electronic classrooms, a nice lobby area, beautiful furniture and a beautiful new buildings, It’s great! It’s not required. It’s certainly not required and I don’t want you to think that’s required. it can happen in the middle of an open field. it really can. It’s the concept of an unconference that’s powerful, not where you hold it. And, you know, sometimes you may have need to start out small. Maybe start out with, you know, somethings that not perfect, but you can build it into something that gains — everything you gain should be important. BarCamps — the one’s I attended — the more general unconferences, got bogged down in this concept that everyone wanted to give a T-shirt away to attendees. Well, that costs money. It started to become an issue. “I don’t need another T-shirt! I just want to go to the conference. Can we just make that…” So, be aware of that. Be wary of those types of things. Don’t add encumbrances that don’t add a value to your unconference. Because that’s really what it’s all about. It’s about what people learn and the people that come.  


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 Time Away To Think from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch [Audio Clip]

October 21st, 2015 Comments off

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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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

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Too often, in the turmoil of life and work, we don’t think about those things (our wants, needs and desires). We are so run off our feet that just keeping our life together, getting to work on time, getting to class on time, making sure the kids are fed, whatever, it overruns those very important and personal things about you life. So, I want you — and I often recommend this in my columns — whether its about a generic way, a general way or very specific ways –I tell my readers to go off and take some time to think. Grab your journal — and yes, I still carry a paper journal around — grab your iPhone, your iPad, whatever, go off to a nice quiet place where no one is going to bother you for a while — whether it’s the coffee shop or the woods or wherever — and think about what you really want out of your career and out of your work and out of your life. I can guarantee you it will improve every aspect of your life, because I see people that don’t do it and I see how troubled they can be.   

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Take Time Away To Think from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch [Video Clip]

October 20th, 2015 Comments off

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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Take Time Away To Think from

 

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

Transcript:

Too often, in the turmoil of life and work, we don’t think about those things (our wants, needs and desires). We are so run off our feet that just keeping our life together, getting to work on time, getting to class on time, making sure the kids are fed, whatever, it overruns those very important and personal things about you life. So, I want you — and I often recommend this in my columns — whether its about a generic way, a general way or very specific ways –I tell my readers to go off and take some time to think. Grab your journal — and yes, I still carry a paper journal around — grab your iPhone, your iPad, whatever, go off to a nice quiet place where no one is going to bother you for a while — whether it’s the coffee shop or the woods or wherever — and think about what you really want out of your career and out of your work and out of your life. I can guarantee you it will improve every aspect of your life, because I see people that don’t do it and I see how troubled they can be.   

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Attracting Career Opportunities To You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Audio Clip]

October 20th, 2015 Comments off

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:

The main goal of doing all of these things — of showing people “what you do and how well you do it” — and all of these things — discovering about your career — is to start to bring opportunities to you. Rather than having to go out and dig and beg and plead for opportunities, my goal, my future, long after I am dead, I’m sure before this happens, but the future I se for work should be one in which you are selecting from a series of opportunities that are available to you at any point in time. Not going out, hat in hand, resume in hand, and begging for a job. Because, in some cases, that’s what it turns out to be. I’ve been in those situations where I really need a job. So, I’m out there, hat in hand and saying, “Please give me a job,” and I would want to flip that over. 

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Attracting Career Opportunities To You from Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve [Video Clip]

October 20th, 2015 Comments off

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

 

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:

The main goal of doing all of these things — of showing people “what you do and how well you do it” — and all of these things — discovering about your career — is to start to bring opportunities to you. Rather than having to go out and dig and beg and plead for opportunities, my goal, my future, long after I am dead, I’m sure before this happens, but the future I se for work should be one in which you are selecting from a series of opportunities that are available to you at any point in time. Not going out, hat in hand, resume in hand, and begging for a job. Because, in some cases, that’s what it turns out to be. I’ve been in those situations where I really need a job. So, I’m out there, hat in hand and saying, “Please give me a job,” and I would want to flip that over. 

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A Time to Serve Your Own Needs from “It’s Your Career, After All 2015” with Douglas E. Welch [Audio Clip]

October 15th, 2015 Comments off

A Clip from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch from the Career Opportunities Podcast

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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

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You really need to think about your career as something that you have. Something that is part of you. Something that comes from you, as well. There is a time to serve your own needs throughout your life and your career. So much of our time is spent pleasing others — our boss, our family, our spouse, our children, whatever. You have to equally balance that with what you want out of your live and your career, because, if you don’t, there are some very fundamental problems that will arise and you’ll suddenly be faced with something and not know how to deal with it. So, once you get all these external elements going — you’ve got the perfect resume. You’ve got the great interview suit agan. You’re all set. You’re out there doing interviews. Now the hard work starts. At least in my mind. And the hard work always involves thinking. Thinking deeply about what you want — or as I often say in other talks — your wants, needs and desires.  

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