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Strength Based Career Decision Making for Young Adults

ROOM: Hall of Ideas H

Connecting Career Development

Don Schutt, Director of Human Resource Development, UW- Madison; Kathy Eidsmoe, Education Consultant, CESA 1

A more affirming career development process can be achieved by combining life-planning concepts with the Appreciative Inquiry process. Using this approach, career development processes emerge as appreciating, envisioning, co-constructing, and sustaining. This also shifts the focus of the planning process toward a strength-based whole person, whole life approach. The presenters will share practical activities and strategies that develop the reflective process needed as middle and high school students navigate their way through the career decision making process.