Thursday, December 30, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am Mountain, noon Central, 1 pm EST, 2 pm Atlantic, 7 pm Zurich, 8 pm Istanbul
Offering Career Services in Another Country - Going Global, A visit to Qatar
Thinking of offering career services in another country? Ellen Weaver-Paquette will share her experiences teaching the International Career Development Facilitator training in the Middle East. Learn about differences in the Middle Eastern nations. Take a virtual tour with the speaker into the geography, economics, education, and culture of the Middle East. Learn about demographic and economic challenges, as well as strengths.
Ellen has been a teacher and mentor to over 2000 graduate students in counseling programs in Rhode Island as adjunct faculty in the Department of Counseling, Educational Leadership and School Psychology at Rhode Island College. She has also served as instructor to over 800 public school teachers, counselors and administrator learning about college access. In a crisp, humorous and creative manner, Ellen brings light to both theory and practice in career development. She instructed the first Career Development Facilitator classes in Turkey, Egypt and Qatar.
Ellen Weaver Paquette, MA, CAGS
NBCC, MCC, MCDP, DCC
GCDF Master Trainer
Principal, Developpe, LLC
Adjunct faculty, Dept. of Counseling
Graduate School of Education
Rhode Island College
Adjunct faculty, Rehabilitation Counseling
Salve Regina University
of online, six hours time difference, thousands of miles, ten new CDF’s working in Cairo, Beijing, Dubai juggling jobs, technology, language, culture+the first class of career development facilitators in Egypt!
Chrysalis: The Long Journey to becoming a Butterfly
Listen to a story of a basically shy career development authority who used planning and a final act of courage to make change happen.
Questions To Think About
- What dreams have you pushed aside for too long?
- Are they best kept as dreams or can they be fulfilled in some measure?
- What can unstop you from taking action? Now? When?
- What parts of yourself have you left somewhere along the way, do you need now to go back and get them?
Planned Happenstance, J. Krumboltz and A. Levin
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This is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our guest today, Ellen Weaver-Paquette, is an international career trainer. She instructed the first Career Development Facilitator classes in Egypt and Qatar. On her Careerwell page, Ellen takes us a virtual tour into the geography, economics, education, and culture of the Middle East. In this interview, she will share her experiences.
- On this day before the New Year, you bring a message of the importance of career professionals thinking globally. Why is this important for career professionals?
- Why did you go to Qatar to provide career training? How will the upcoming Olympics, scheduled to be held in Qatar, affect employment in this country?
- What challenges did you meet while teaching the Career Development Facilitator training in Qatar?
- What surprised you most and why?
- What seemed most different from the US?
- What differences existed between men and women?
- How were you treated as a Western/American instructor?
- What is the labor market like?
- What is the K-12 school setting?
- Are there colleges/universities in Qatar? (business schools)
- What are the priorities for the future?
- Would you go back and why or why not?
- Could you summarize the main points of your discussion today?
To launch the new year, on January 13, Shahrzad Arasteh will dicuss Social Media for Job Search and Career Management, specifically how the top three social networking sites (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) can be used to enhance the job search and career management process. On January 20, Murray Mann & Rosemarie Bombela-Tobias will discuss Multicultural Best Practices for Coaches, Career Services and Employers.Then on January 27, Janet Wall will talk about how free technology tools will help give you a web presence, collaborate with others, create videos without a webcam or camcorder, and make a podcast. Until next year, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-Interviews.