Career Development Symposium

Join us on Tuesday, October 27th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: AMBITION AND ACTION

Annika Tycer, Head of McKinsey Talent Network, McKinsey & Company, will facilitate a message on Career Development - Ambition and Action. The keynote address is intended to ignite self-awareness and build momentum to help you expand your competency profile, manage your career plateau, identify appropriate career opportunities and step into more meaningful, purposeful and rewarding careers.


11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Room 107)

Offering Link:

http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022516&isFromDeeplink=true

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PANEL DISCUSSION: CAREER SUCCESS: WHAT DOES IT TAKE?

The Career Development Panel will facilitate a discussion on "Career Success: What Does It Take?" The panel discussion is driven by audience questions with direction from a moderator. Panelists will share their experiences, insights and recommendations on critical imperatives for realizing and sustaining career success. This empowering and educational forum offers expert career coaching support and interaction to you in creating the highest level of success, happiness and reward in your career and work life.


9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022517&isFromDeeplink=true

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SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP TRACKS

Track One: Career Planning and Goal-Setting

Put Your Career Goals Into Action: In this session, you will acquire the skills needed to create your career vision and execute your specific goals. The Internal Discovery Process incorporates a collection of critical self-evaluation techniques aimed at helping you align your skills, experience and education to help make the most of your professional development plan.


10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Room 120)

Presented by: DeVry University

Facilitated by: Rosa Zurbriggen

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022518&isFromDeeplink=true

Track Two: Lessons in Leadership

Leadership Without A Title: In this session, you will learn what is means to lead, recognize leading and non-leading behaviors, seize opportunities to lead in your work and personal life and identify ways to start a personal development plan.


10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Room 222)

Presented by: American InterContinental University (AIU)

Facilitated by: Dr. Leland Taylor


Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022519&isFromDeeplink=true


Five Levels of Leadership: In this session, you will explore John Maxwell's five levels of leadership. This workshop focuses on helping you determine your current level of leadership with an interactive activity.


1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Room 222)

Presented by: Strayer University

Facilitated by: Dr. Tressa R. Shavers

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022520&isFromDeeplink=true


You're In Charge, Now What? No matter your title - team leader, manager, or facilitator, your goal is to help your team achieve results. In this session, you will recognize the key steps in understanding how to juggle these important roles. Chances are you will be expected to perform all three at one time or another, and your ability to wear many hats will be critical.


2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Room 222)

Presented by: the City of Houston

Facilitated by: Tony Cross


Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022521&isFromDeeplink=true

Track Three: Career Tools

High-Impact Resumes and Cover letters: By taking part in this interactive workshop, you will gain first-hand information from HR professionals on how to present your qualifications, including educational background, work experience skills, strengths and accomplishments. You will also have an opportunity to consult with HR professionals to receive personalized feedback on your résumé and cover letter. Please bring a copy of your resume and cover letter to this workshop.


10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (Room 131)

Presented by: City of Houston

Facilitated by:

  • Sharon Stewart
  • Ceasar De La Rosa

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022522&isFromDeeplink=true



Job Search Strategies: Through this workshop, you will be able to discover the techniques used in finding and applying for a job within the City of Houston, as well as learn the importance of networking and the type of correspondence used in the job-search process. This workshop will help you to identify the most effective techniques and best practices for completing the employment application and answering supplemental questions. You will also receive a preview of current job opportunities with the COH.


1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Room 131)

Presented by: City of Houston

Facilitated by:

  • Angela Rasheed-Stephens
  • Julie Landry

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022523&isFromDeeplink=true



Powerful Interviewing: In this session, emphasis is placed on pre-interview preparation, anticipating and interpreting commonly asked questions, describing appropriate conduct and dress, and performing necessary interview follow-up activities. You will also gain insight into the key interviewing styles, as well as put your interviewing skills to practice through an individual mock interview with a HR professional. During the session, you will receive feedback and interview tips, which will help you to prepare and strategize for future interviews and increase your chances of success.


2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Room 131)

Presented by: City of Houston

Facilitated by:

  • Mosis Willett
  • Ceasar De La Rosa

Offering Link: http://talent.houstontx.gov/Saba/Web/COH/goto/GuestOfferingDetails?offeringId=class000000000022524&isFromDeeplink=true

This event is brought to you by the Human Resources Department and our strategic partners:

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