Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Friday, March 13, 2009

Careers Experts on TV!

Well, web TV anyway. The first programme was televised in November, and is still available for viewing. Free of charge.

Afternoon Tea with the Center on Education and Work:
A Conversation Series on
Career and Workforce Development Policies and Practice

Coordinated by the Center on Education and Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Purpose: Provide an engaging forum for learning about contemporary career and workforce development issues from dynamic national scholars who will speak about their research, theoretical ideas, publications, and/or considerations for practice on a variety of career-related topics.

Format: The Tea conversation will be structured as an open dialogue rather than a formal presentation with emphasis placed on the interaction between the interviewer and presenter. Prior to the event, a relevant reading will be emailed to participants to give them an opportunity to become familiar with some of the presenter’s work and help them begin to think about questions that they would like to be addressed by the presenter. Refreshments and continued conversation will be available after the formal conversation for those attending in-person.

Schedule of Events for the 2008-2009 Academic Year:

Friday, November 21st, 2008, 3:00- 4:00pm CST
Steven Brown, Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Toward a Taxonomy of Career Decision-Making Difficulties

Monday, March 23rd, 2009, 3:00-4:30pm CST
Mark Savickas, Ph.D., Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy
Mark Savickas Unplugged

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009, 3:00-4:00pm CST
Terence Tracey, Ph.D., Arizona State University:
Innovations in Career Interest Assessments

Thursday, May 7th, 2009, 3:00-4:00pm CST
James Sampson, Ph.D., Florida State University:
The World of On-line Career Information Systems

Note: Please arrive in-person or log-in via webcast by 2:45pm for each event

In-person participation: The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison WI 53706
Remote viewing live via webcast:

Registration: There is no cost to attend or watch the Afternoon Tea conversation series. Please RSVP to one week prior to the event date with the following information: Name, where you are from, and the question you would like asked of the presenter.

Questions? Please email

I am very much indebted to BJ Berquist of for bringing this series of learning opportunities to my attention.


C. L. Cotton said...

What a cyberventurer you are, Bill, finding all these treasures for us. The idea of free professional development and the opportunity to meet collaborators opens so many possibilities. The April and May sessions look very appealing to persons working/volunteering in the career development field. Are there more than 24 hours in a day yet? :-D

Bill Bell said...

Carole, if your work load isn't already too big, you can still watch the videos of these guys after the original dates that they're televised. Sorry I can't actually lengthen your day.