Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Professional Development Opportunity

Sneak Peek of Event!
Program Overview

Specifically, this event will provide opportunities to:

  • Participate in roundtable discussions ranging in topics from community outreach, program development, advocacy, research, school counseling, and more!
  • Visit “Open House” tables featuring various social service settings to learn about work cultures, understanding the range of entry to seasoned roles, and key competencies needed
  • Network with fellow DePaul alumni about best practices, trends, and marketability

Program Agenda

  • 4:35-4:45pm: Check-in for Students, Alumni, and Professional guests
  • 5-5:05pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 5:05-6:30pm: Topic Roundtables
    • Meet with professionals regarding key topics and trends in social service
  • 6:30pm-7:00pm:Open House Tables
    • Visit organization tables to learn about missions, path, and what roles for entry level professionals and master level candidates can look like
    • Meet with information tables for graduate programs and other resources
  • 7:00pm: Conclusion of event

Topic Roundtables:

  • Behind the Scenes – Grant Writing, Development, and Research
  • Beyond NPO’s – Service Roles in Government, Hospitals, and Alternative Spaces
  • Counseling and Support through a Feminist Lens
  • Impacting Students in Higher Education Settings
  • Management and Administration
  • Mentoring for a Living – Professional Roles in Mentoring
  • Self-Care: Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others
  • Social Service with an International Focus
  • Service through Conflict Resolution, Advocacy, and Social Justice
  • The Collective Voice – Collaborations among Educators and Counselors
  • The Role of Crisis Intervention
  • Trends and Hot Topics in School Counseling
  • Understanding Credentials and the Licensure Process

Sneak Peek Highlights of Professionals Participating (Over 30 Professionals Participating)!

  • Assistant Director, TRIO Services, DePaul University
  • BAM Mentor Founder and Training Manager, Youth Guidance
  • Case Manager and Resident Counselor, Heartland Alliance
  • Clinical Director, UCAN
  • Child and Adolescent Community Support Worker, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
  • Director of Outreach, Instraspectrum Counseling
  • Outreach Coordinator, Illinois Secretary of State
  • Manager of Individual and Major Gifts, Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
  • School Counselors, Lane Tech, Jones College Prep, and North Lawndale College Prep
  • Senior Program Officer, McCormick Foundation
Sneak Peek of Organizations Featured for Open House Information Tables:
Organization Tables

  • Apna Ghar
  • Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Instraspecturm Counseling
  • Life Goes On – Illinois Organ/Tissue Donor Program
  • McCormick Foundation
  • North Lawndale College Prep
  • Peterson Elementary School
  • Riverside Brookfield High School
  • UCAN
  • Urban Alliance Chicago
  • Youth Guidance

Resource Tables

  • DePaul MSW Program
  • DePaul College of Education, Dept. of Counseling and Special Education, Graduate Counseling Programs
  • DePaul College of Education – Dept. of Education Policy Students and Research, Graduate Social and Cultural Foundations in Education Program
  • DePaul Career Center
  • DePaul Graduate Admissions
  • DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge Program (ASK)
  • DePaul Student Counseling Organization (DSCO)
  • Finding Your Fit – Exploring Start Points with Populations,