Planning for an Unpredictable Future

Workshop:  Planning for an Unpredictable Future:  How to Respond to a World of Constant Change

Overview:

Today’s job seekers need to make decisions in a world of constant change.  Participants will understand what factors affect career decision-making, which factors are stable, and which factors are not.  Participants will understand which factors they can control, and which factors they can’t control, which will allow them to make effective decisions in a world of uncertainty and constant change. 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will understand:
  • That the world is in a constant state of rapid change.
  • These changes will directly impact their success at reaching their education and career goals.
  • What factors are used to make education and career choices.
  • Which of those factors are stable and which are not stable.
  • Which of those factors should be the foundation of their education and career choices.
  • How they can cope and respond to a world of constant change.
  • What they can control in a changing world, and what they cannot control.
    • Rapidly Changing World
    • Trends Come and Go
  • Metaphorical Images:
    • Wavy and Warped Road – Foundation under the road is warping at a rapid pace, making the road unusable (career pathways in rapidly-changing world)
Picture: An elderly couple in China refuses to move out of their home so a highway can be built. 
Credit: ​http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/19/asia/gallery/china-nail-houses/index.html. Accessed 5/24/15
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