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Strategic Career Conversations - UNLIMIITED ACCESS DVD


(This pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.)

Grades 7-12

What You Will Learn

Increase your ability to re-engage disconnected students in school. Many of today’s adolescents feel disconnected and discouraged in school.  Students caught in this cycle of fear, failure and frustration develop a resistance to even “try.” Their days in school are marked by a sense of chronic distraction and hopelessness that can lead to a lifetime of disappointment and untapped potential.

In this informative 90-minute webinar, nationally recognized consultant, Steph Jensen will describe approaches for school personnel that will help them boost their effectiveness with these young people. She will share key insights on how to inspire these students by helping them to explore their visions of vocational/college/career, develop goals and connect them to opportunities for success in their secondary education.  Insights and current best practices will be shared for incorporating strategic conversations with students about the meaning of success and their personal career goals/dreams. Recommendations will be provided for how to help discouraged youth by clarifying and tapping into personal-career goals as a basis for helping them to become better connected with learning initiatives in school and cut through the fog of fear, failure and frustration.

Topics and strategies covered in this webinar include:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Personalize vs. Sanitize
  • The Dream Weaver
  • Career First Advisement
  • Breaking Out of the Fog
  • Detours Don’t Have to Be Disasters
  • Defining Success
  • Hope-Building Strategies

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the best practices for reconnecting disconnected and disenchanted youth through a career-oriented focus.
  • Grasp key strategies for engaging discouraged students.
  • Aid students in discovering motivational connections between learning opportunities at school and post-educational careers.
  • Develop a framework for all educators to begin career-centered conversations with disengaged students.
  • Explore six crucial areas needed in career-centered counseling to adequately prepare students for their 21st-century careers, as designed by the Southern Regional Education Board.
  • Develop social supports needed for struggling students to build self-determination habits for career readiness.

Who Should Attend:

  • Teachers
  • School Counselors
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Career and Vocational Educators
  • Other Professionals Working with Young People

    You Will Also Receive:

    To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

    About the Presenter:

    Stephanie Jensen, MS speaks at national conferences and school districts across the country as well as internationally. She combines research, practical strategies, prevention planning, parent education crisis intervention and curriculum implementation in her presentations. She has held positions as classroom teacher, team leader, administrator, trainer and education consultant and national speaker. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, cyberbullying and sexualized bullying. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors and the soon-to-be-released Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day.


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