Fri, Sep 15|
Virtual Lunch & Learn– Thinking Better Than We Were Trained
Join KCDA for a facilitated discussion about supporting clients' contemporary career development.
Time & Location
Sep 15, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the event
Political upheaval, a global pandemic, social unrest, and generational shifts have all contributed to a great reevaluation of work (Tsipursky, March 2023) and how our students and clients think about career, career choice, and their career development. KCDA President, Channing Francis, will lead us in a group discussion about how our work as career development professionals is changing and will help us reflect on this moment. Borrowing a phrase from activist and scholar, Toni Cade Bambara, Channing will suggest that this time is an opportunity to “think better than we have been trained” (Bambara, 2000) to best support students and clients in their career development. Channing Francis (he, him, his) is the Student Success Advisor at Berea College where he serves as an academic advisor and career development professional for undergraduate students and as a General Studies instructor for academic success and career readiness courses. For ten years, Channing has worked to support Berea College students’ holistic development and their integration and achievement of their academic, personal, and professional goals. Channing is an alumnus of Berea College, the University of Louisville, and is a Certified Career Services Professional (CCSP) with the National Career Development Association (NCDA). He has served on the KCDA Board since 2020 and serves as president through May 2024.