Workshops and Webinars is now providing another avenue for your professional development.  Our webinars will serve small groups of about 20, giving you more than the usual opportunity to ask questions of and interact with the presenter. These will be intimate opportunities to engage with the presenter. Typically they are 1- 1.25 hours.  

A certificate of completion with the associated NBCC clock hours will be provided after an online evaluation form is completed.  If you are interested in receiving information about our webinars as they become available, please sign up for our mailing list HERE. Our mailing list receives periodic discounts and special offers.  We do not sell your information to others and never will.

If a person has registered for a webinar and fails to attend, they can be sent the recording, if desired. It is not possible to issue a refund 3 days prior to the webinar. Refunds prior to three days will be reimbursed 50%.

Webinars will be recorded and will be available for NBCC clock hours. See our list of offerings here.

Webinars are priced to accommodate one/single person.
We offer group rates for three or more attendees.
Contact me for information.

Upcoming Webinars

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Recorded Webinars


(DATE and TIME TBD) Cori Shaff: Incorporating Strengths into Your Career Counseling and Coaching 

Cori Shaff serves as the Assistant Director for Outreach & Career Advising for Career Services at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned her B.A. in Communication from CU and a master’s degree in career counseling from Colorado State. She is passionate about helping students identify a path that incorporates their interests, passions, strengths, and skills. She uses a strength-based approach in her career advising, leadership, and supervision and leads the campus-wide effort to build a strengths based campus at CU Boulder. She facilitates customized and engaging workshops on engagement, career planning, and strengths to students, staff, and faculty. She was recently certified as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and has participated in additional training from the Gallup Organization. Cori is a featured presenter for the National Career Development Association and has consulted across the country with clients such as: SUNY-Potsdam, Educase, Colorado School of Mines, Sheridan Community College, Colorado Early Colleges-Parker, and RMC Health.




2 and 9 February 2018 Karen Chopra: Salary Negotiations: Coaching Clients to Get the Best Deal (2.5 clock hours)

Karen James Chopra, LPC, MCC, NCC, is the founder of Chopra Consulting for Consultants (, which helps therapists, counselors, coaches and other consultants create thriving businesses.  She also has a well-established career counseling private practice in Washington, D.C. (, and has helped hundreds of clients with career exploration, job search and career management.  A former U.S. Government trade negotiator, she is the author of Coaching Career Clients on Salary and Other Workplace Negotiations and numerous other articles on the business and practice of career counseling. MCDA has honored her with both their Outstanding Career Practitioner and Lifetime Achievement awards. She received her M.A. in Community Counseling from the George Washington University, and her B.A. from the University of Virginia.   She also has a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: In this two-part webinar, Karen Chopra will teach you how to become a salary negotiations coach for your clients. Learn how your clients can handle all those pesky demands for salary information without giving away crucial (and private) salary information. Feel confident handling salary negotiations at all levels of compensation.  This webinar is for career professionals of all types and at all levels.

Part 1. Friday, February 2, 2018 noon eastern includes:

Understanding Leverage

Leverage is the key to negotiating success.  When our clients understand leverage, they are more likely take on the challenge of protecting their salary data.

Preparing for Salary Negotiations

We will cover where to find salary data, how to ask contacts and colleagues about salary information in a non-intrusive manner and explore the secrets of the 990.

Handling Salary Data Requests

Clients are constantly being asked to disclose salary history and salary requirements in cover letters and online applications.  We will explore strategies to handle these inquiries.

Working with Recruiters

Recruiters are a special case, with special rules.  We will discuss how to determine what type of recruiter the client is dealing with and what type of information to share.

Part 2. Friday, February 9, 2018, noon eastern includes:

Getting Through the Interview

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t give out your salary history or requirements in the interview, but what is a client supposed to say when asked?  Learn the “Salary Dodge Three-Step” and your clients will know exactly how to handle those tricky questions.

What to Do When an Offer Comes In

Don’t say “yes”!  At least, not right away.  We will cover what to do when the client gets an offer, and how to set up the salary negotiation.

Negotiating the Offer

We will talk about how to push for more without pushing the employer away, and the final step that makes sure your client’s hard work has not been in vain:  getting the final offer in writing.

Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. If you missed Part 1, you must listen to the recording prior to the live Part 2 webinar.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn

  •  The concept of leverage and how to protect and use negotiating leverage to improve salary offers.
  • How to dodge questions about salary requirements and history in job interviews.
  • How to push hard for a better offer while still holding onto the job offer.


(DATE and TIME TBD) Amanda Sargent: Understanding Scope of Practice: An Ethical Concern for Career Advisors, Counselors and Coaches?


August 22 2017, 1 pm Eastern: Alberto Puertas: Desarrollo de Carreras en el Siglo XXI—Introducción a la Teoría del Construccionismo en un Mundo Global… Implicaciones para una Realidad Hispanoamericana

Alberto Puertas, MS, GCDF,  es asesor académico y de carreras para el Centro de Asesoría Universitaria de la Universidad de Brigham Young. Sus responsabilidades incluyen: servir como Asesor Especialista Internacional en el campus; enseñar cursos en estrategias de carreras, exploración de carreras y aprendizaje efectivo; supervisar estudiantes en riesgo y colaborar con la Universidad en la promoción de temas y objetivos de desarrollo de carreras.

El profesor Puertas ha supervisado a muchos estudiantes universitarios con sus trabajos humanitarios y de pasantías en el extranjero. Alberto Puertas ha presentado talleres, seminarios y conferencias en los Estados Unidos, Canadá, México, Costa Rica, Chile, Bolivia, Haití, Las Filipinas, Paraguay, Argentina y Perú. En sus presentaciones y su trabajo diario, enfatiza la correlación primordial entre el significado, la espiritualidad y el desarrollo de carreras. Él también da hincapié a los desafíos y beneficios que la globalización presenta a la guía vocacional en el ámbito internacional en este nuevo milenio.

Alberto Puertas sirve como Presidente de la organización Teens Act,  Vice-Presidente de Liahona Children’s Foundation y miembro de la Mesa de Governadores de  Operation Underground Railroad, organizaciones cuyos esfuerzos benefician las vidas de los más necesitados en la localidad y en países en desarrollo.

DESCRIPCION DEL WEBINAR: En un mundo tecnológico, globalizado, digital, no se puede planificar la formación laboral, vocacional, educativa, y profesional con modelos de generaciones anteriores. El mundo era predecible y estable en décadas pasadas . Hoy en día la única constante es el “cambio”.

Dentro de este torbellino vertiginoso en el mundo ocupacional y educativo, el Construccionismo ofrece una refrescante perspectiva académica, profesional y teórica para lidiar con los desafíos del presente y del futuro cercano de una manera integral y  global.


  • Comprender el alcance global de la teoría de la Construcción de Carreras en relación a la temática de los países latinoamericanos
  • Analizar el beneficio inmediato de la teoría en un mundo globalizado dentro de un contexto hispano
  • Aplicar la información recibida a la práctica integrando el mundo personal, laboral, empresarial y educativo

Recorded Webinars







September ??  — 12:00-1:15 (Eastern)

Bridget BrownBridget Brown: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act  (WIOA): An Opportunity for Counselors, Coaches, and Career Advisers 

Bridget Brown joined the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals as their Executive Director in January 2008.  In this position, Bridget leads efforts to strengthen our nation’s workforce development system and improve the skills and effectiveness of workforce development professionals across the country. Prior to her role at NAWDP, she was the Executive Director of America’s Career Resource Network Association for five years where she focused her efforts on improving the quality and availability of labor and career information that is provided to schools and workforce centers.  She served as the Director of Program Development for the National Skill Standards Board at the U.S. Department of Labor, was the project co-director of the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council, and was Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Vocational Association. She has over 20 years of policy experience in personnel certification, workforce development, career and technical education, and advocacy.










Postponed — 12:00 — 1:15 (Eastern)

paulnichols headshot (1)Paul Nichols: Careers in Sys-STEM-ic Change?

Paul Nichols is a NCDA Master Career Specialist in Virginia with 35 years of experience working with educational reform initiatives that best prepare students and clients for a fulfilling career.  He has worked as teacher, counselor, and administrator in several school divisions. During the past 8 years he has served as President/CEO of Virginia Advanced Study Strategies, a non profit agency that has raised over $20,000,000.00 to develop and promote academic and career training beyond minimum competency tests in Virginia.

DESCRIPTION: Rapidly evolving technologies have caused dramatic changes in the world of jobs and careers creating huge demand for workers training in science, technology, engineering, and math, (STEM.) Career specialists must understand the causes of this paradigm shift in workplace demand and its seismic impact on students, clients, and workers.


Attendees will be able to:

  • define STEM (or STEAM, or STEM-H)
  • review the global realities that are creating demand for jobs in STEM
  • review the impact of STEM on other traditional career clusters
  • discuss the impact of STEM on traditional educational preparation
  • brainstorm ways to support students and clients preparing for STEM in their future
  • review the importance of related career development realities including, the increased significance of lifelong academic and skill development, the new digital learning environment and career portfolios, the growing importance of credentials and certification, and the importance of self-branding



ED ColozziEd Colozzi:

Edward Anthony Colozzi, Ed.D., ( and is the owner of Career Development and Counseling Services in Massachusetts and provides corporate trainings, individual counseling, and motivational speeches for adults and youth. Ed pioneered and coined the “career-life” paradigm 1977 in Hawaii/throughout Pacific Basin Rim, to reframe career as multiple roles people play throughout life, including their work role, and focuses on spirituality/wellness in the context of career-life choices. He expanded his paradigm in 2011 to focus on career as CARE which can be expressed through “caring experiences”, given or received, by adults and youth across the nine major career-life roles throughout one’s life span. His work with “discovering client callings” involves Depth Oriented Values Extraction (DOVE), and he has published book chapters and articles on these and related topics. His self-paced workbook, “Creating Careers with Confidence”, was published by Pearson/Prentice Hall and was the first career-life book selected for publication in Braille internationally. Ed has served in teaching, counseling, and career development center coordinator positions and worked at both graduate and undergraduate levels including several community colleges for over forty years, and has provided numerous agency and staff development workshops for counselors and classroom faculty in a variety of national and international settings. He is the founder/co-host of the #schools2life Tweet Chat and the LinkedIn schools2life Discussion Group. Ed is a MA State licensed mental health counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a master career counselor, a MA State Certified Trainer, and an NCDA Fellow.







































































































Postponed – Will Reschedule 8 April 2015 — 12:00 – 1:15pm (Eastern)

deirdre2 (2) (2)Deirdre Pickerell: Using Career Development Practices to Help Ensure Employees’ Career Success

Deirdre Pickerell, PhD, CHRP, GCDF-i has over 20 years’ experience in the fields of career development, adult education, and human resource management. She has made significant differences within the career development sector – locally, nationally, and internationally – through innovative program design and selfless leadership, consulting, and mentoring throughout the sector. Deirdre is the 2014 recipient of the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development and Career Counselling.

DESCRIPTION: Global workforce engagement numbers indicate that approximately 20% of the workforce is actively disengaged at work. Further, career development has recently been listed as a key driver of engagement. Broadly, this means that focusing on career development, within the workplace, can improve overall engagement numbers. The Career Engagement model and assessment tool help individuals and organizational leaders identify specific factors contributing to feelings of being overwhelmed, under-utilized, or completely disengaged. Maximum career engagement is achieved by aligning individual and organizational capacity with an appropriate level of challenge at work; pinpointing the source of career distress facilitates identification of relevant solutions and interventions. This workshop will focuses on how Career Development Professionals (CDP) can help organizations embed career development practices to maximize career engagement, thereby expanding the markets in which CDPs can work.


Participants will learn:

  • Benefits of considering career engagement
  • Tips for making a business case for implementing a career development process
  • Strategies for integrating a career planning process with other HR areas