2020 Ohio Career Development Association Conference
Zoom (Virtual Conference)
Friday, May 29th, 2020
9:00 - 9:10 am Check In
9:10 - 9:15 am Welcome
9:15 - 10:45 am KEYNOTE “Transforming People, Not Product: A Design Lab For You and Those Challenges In Our Career Development Work"
Brian LaDuca, Founding Executive Director, Institute For Applied Creativity For Transformation, University of Dayton
10:45 - 11:00 am Break
11:00 - 12:00 pm Breakout Session One
Option A “The Challenge Mindset: How to Transform Career Development”
JP Michel, Founder and CEO, Sparkpath
Option B “Using Your Data to Create Resources”
Bethani Burkhart, Director of Career and Academic Development, Hiram College
12:00 - 12:50 pm Break- Eat Lunch! Take a Walk! Stretch
12:50 - 2:00 pm Awards | Nominations | Networking Conversations
2:00 - 3:00 pm Session Two
Option A “Networking for Success (A Work In Progress...)”
Jeremy Banta, Instructor, Logistics Engineering Technology, Columbus State Community College
Option B “Guest Speakers and a Microphone: Using Podcasting as a Mobile Learning Opportunity ”
Andy Weyand, Assistant Director, Career Services, Kent State University College of Business Administration
3:00 - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm Session Three
Option A “Dispelling Student Myths About Career Readiness”
Amy Thomason, Career Advisor, Kent State University College of Business
Option B “Artificial Intelligence and the Evolving Workforce”
Ankit Shah, Career Consultant, Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management, The Ohio State University
KEYNOTE - 9:15am - 10:45am
Brian LaDuca, MFA
Founding Executive Director, Institute For Applied Creativity for Transformation, University of Dayton
“Transforming People, Not Product: A Design Lab For You and Those Challenges in Our Career Development Work” | CSWMFT CEU- Eligible
In this opening keynote and experiential lab hybrid, you will not only be introduced to key applied creativity concepts but you will have an immediate opportunity to test and apply these concepts to challenges within your career development work! Through a unified common challenge that conference members will create and source in real time, attendees will experience why, according to LinkedIn behavioral data, creativity is the most in-demand soft skill in short supply, but it’s a skill that’s applicable to almost any role we play in our daily lives. Applied Creativity is not simply applying creative ideas to develop new products, it is applying creative ideas to transform people.
BREAKOUT SESSION ONE OPTIONS - 11:00am - 12:00pm
JP Michel, M.Sc
Founder and CEO, Sparkpath
“The Challenge Mindset: How to Transform Career Development” | CSWMFT CEU - Eligible
"The concept of ‘growth mindset’ has changed the education system by reframing our underlying beliefs about human potential. Inspired by this change, the concept of the ‘challenge mindset’ is transforming career development by reframing our beliefs about job titles and refocusing our energy on challenges to solve.
Imagine if your students picked inspiring challenges to work, and then identified what they needed to learn to be able to do that. Hundreds of schools are using the challenge mindset to help students find their 'why', and they are seeing transformational results. Discover interactive "challenge mindset" activities and case studies that reimagine the traditional approach to career preparation.
Bethani Burkhart, MH
Director of Career and Academic Development, Hiram College
“Using Your Data to Create Resources”
During this session, attendees will hear about two different ways to use data from their own higher education institutions to create resources for current and future students. The first is taking data from the First Destination Survey to create a starting point for students who are unsure of their next career steps. The second is taking course descriptions to create an assessment using your own majors and courses. We'll also be talking about how to utilize those resources in advising appointments.
BREAKOUT SESSION TWO OPTIONS - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jeremy Banta, MBA
Instructor, Logistics Engineering Technology, Columbus State Community College
“Networking For Success (A Work in Progress...)” | CSWMFT CEU - Eligible
This workshop will walk the attendees through the presenter’s journey from being an introvert that knew almost nobody in the local logistics industry, to three-years later being widely recognized as a local industry leader.
Participants will do an icebreaker, learn how to initiate conversations, find events in which to participate, collaborate with others, and even get tips on how to dress, act, speak, and develop their own personal brand, in order to maximize their networking experience. Materials will be distributed so attendees can develop their own class and/or handouts for clients.
Andy Weyand, MS
Assistant Director, Career Services, Kent State University College of Business Administration
“Guest Speakers and a Microphone: Using Podcasting as a Mobile Learning Opportunity”
Modern learners appreciate on-demand, engaging content that is within arm's reach, available on any device. The Career Services Office at Kent State University's College of Business Administration has implemented an audio podcast providing students with a mobile learning experience during each episode. Their "Ready for Business" series features interviews with a range of employers and provides students with recommendations to maximize their marketability for employment.
The session will demonstrate how podcasts have expanded the reach and impact of Career Services by delivering a new, on-demand presentation of career readiness information to students; whether undergraduate or graduate, traditional or online.
SESSION THREE OPTIONS - 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Career Advisor, Kent State University College of Business
“Dispelling Student Myths About Career Readiness”
Students often have misperceptions about what employers want from entry level job candidates. The goal of this presentation is to set the record straight and share ideas about how we can help students more realistically understand what skills employers seek from applicants. The focus will be on brainstorming and sharing best practices in an engaging and memorable way to help positively shape students' thinking about career readiness.
Ankit Shah, M.Ed.
Career Consultant, Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management, The Ohio State University
“Artificial Intelligence and the Evolving Workforce”
Did you know that 62% of hiring managers across industries believe that AI will change how we will work within five years? Accenture is predicting that AI could boost U.S. labor productivity by 35% by 2035. Productivity increases via AI does not equal an increase in jobs. What will this mean for the workforce as we know it?
This presentation will allow career professionals to effectively explore how AI will change the future of work, and how they can have conversations with their students, alumni, staff, and leadership within their own organizations.