Pre-Conference Workshop

Campus Connections Matter: Use an Appreciative Philosophy as a Framework for Relationship Management, Communication and Consultation

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Lake Fairfax Room
Members: $55 | Non-Members: $75

Get the most out of your experience and start the conference off right with this exciting and interactive workshop. Registration is required and tickets can be added to your conference registration. If you have already registered and would like to add on the pre-conference workshop, please contact EACE Headquarters at admin@eace.org.

The deadline to register for the pre-conference workshop is Monday, June 11, 2018.

 
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Workshop Overview

Are you struggling to build engagement on campus? Whether you are in talent acquisition, employer relations or career development, how you treat people matters. Learn to use an Appreciative Philosophy in your everyday work at this three-hour session. We will explore each of the six phases of this philosophy. Session facilitators will divide participants into peer groups of Talent Acquisition, Employer Relations and Career Development for activities, sharing and discussion related to professional competencies of your field. Walk away with new ideas, tools and methods to incorporate as you work to build internal and external relationships on campus.


Learning Objectives

Talent Acquisition:

  • Participants will examine the six phases of the appreciative philosophy.
  • Participants will relate their work with students and universities to each of the six phases.
  • Participants will increase awareness of activities to use in each phase of the appreciative philosophy to facilitate their work with students or universities.
  • Participants will create at least one goal for the next six months to apply at least one phase of the appreciative philosophy, further developing skill in the SHRM Interpersonal and Business Competency Clusters.

Employer Relations:

  • Participants will examine the six phases of the appreciative philosophy.
  • Participants will relate their work with employers and career development professionals to each of the six phases.
  • Participants will create at least one goal for the next six months to apply at least one phase of the appreciative philosophy, further developing skill in the NACE Brokering, Connecting and Linking Competency.

Career Development:

  • Participants will examine the six phases of the appreciative philosophy.
  • Participants will relate their work with students to each of the six phases.
  • Participants will increase awareness of activities to use in each phase of appreciative advising to facilitate their work with students.
  • Participants will create at least one goal for the next six months to apply at least one phase of the appreciative philosophy, further developing skill in the NACE Career Coaching, Advising and Counseling Competency.

Presenters 

Katie Beach is an Assistant Director in Career and Professional Development at Virginia Tech where she serves as the liaison to the College of Science. Katie obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She began her career at Virginia Tech 10 years ago working as an athletic trainer for various Virginia Tech Division I teams. She began her journey into career advising working for two years as a Health Professions Advisor. This opened her eyes to career advising and she had the opportunity to transition into her current role. Katie quickly grew interested in appreciative advising, and recently completed the Appreciative Advising training. She firmly believes that the skills and techniques taught through appreciative advising can make you a better advisor, colleague, and person.

Claire Childress, Associate Director for the STEM College Career Network, has worked for Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development for over 20 years. She leads a team of advisors, a graduate assistant and support staff, and serves as co-liaison to the College of Engineering, assisting students with career decision making, gaining career-related experience, developing career readiness and establishing their plans for after graduation. A 2012 graduate of the Appreciative Advising Institute, Claire is a passionate advocate for and practitioner of appreciative advising. A former President of the Virginia Association of Colleges and Employers, Claire served as Director of Professional Development for the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers from 2015-2017. Prior to her career in higher education, Claire worked in healthcare marketing/public relations and banking. Claire obtained her MBA with a concentration in marketing from Virginia Tech, earned a BA in economics, cum laude, from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA, and spent her junior year studying abroad at the University of Reading in Reading, England.

Ali Joyce is an Assistant Co-op Coordinator in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University. She started her career at Virginia Tech and has also worked at Boston College. In graduate school, Ali took a course on positive psychology and was instantly hooked on the idea. From there she began to learn more about positive psychology, appreciative inquiry and appreciative advising. She continually works to incorporate appreciative advising principles into her daily interactions with students. Ali earned her M.Ed. from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Ohio State University. She has also been on the EACE Annual Conference Planning Committee for the past three years.