Maine Career Development Association
MCDA Fall Workshop Nov. 4, 2022 - Save the Date!
Narrative-based Story Listening Skills and Strategies to
Date: Friday, November 4th, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm (5 CEU's)
Location: BerryDunn 2211 Congress St, Portland, ME
Online/zoom option for keynote/live demo morning session only
9:00 am- 12:00 pm (2.5 CEU's)
Registration information coming soon!
Mark Franklin, M.Ed., P.Eng
Mark Franklin is co-founder of OneLifeTools, practice leader of CareerCycles, and teaches career management at University of Toronto. He co-authored Conversations Matter, Who You Are Matters! and Online Storyteller based on the "HEROICg" narrative assessment career framework. It draws on 10+ theories including positive psychology, to elicit career development value form clients' career and life stories. He has trained 1500+ helping professionals on using the framework for structured reflection and gamification. Mark consulted in his earlier engineering career, before earning a master's degree in counseling, then leading student services initiatives at two large universities. Mark is the recipient of the Stu Conger Career Development Leadership Award, and hosts the Career Buzz radio show and podcast.
People's careers and lives go through cycles of stability and change. During times of transition, individuals must self-reflect on past experiences to help clarify important elements and explore possible next steps. The HEROICg Narrative Assessment System, developed by Mark Franklin and Rich Feller of OneLife Tools, helps guide students and clients through a narrative career and life clarification process rooted in life stories, followed by a guided exploration of their most promising possibilities. This presentation/workshop will provide an overview of an evidence-based narrative assessment system (that builds upon 10+ existing theories), as well as an overview of outcomes in how to help individuals make clear, inspired and well-informed choices. Participants will have an opportunity to see the HEROICg narrative assessment system demonstrated in real time, practice “storylistening” skills in reflective practice using narrative methods, and expand their practitioner toolkit with new practice tools and methodologies including access to an online storyteller system.