Intentional. Holistic. Humane. Adaptive. These are the adjectives that best describe a feminine approach to personal career planning. It incorporates a world view that seeks to integrate, rather than separate, work and family priorities, and places control for career advancement firmly in the hands of the individual. Within this context, career control incorporates issues of timing, competency, a creative orientation to life, and the ability to recognize and craft opportunity.
This is a seminar designed by women, for women, to give you the confidence and skills necessary to advance in work settings reflective of today’s “new normal” - reactive, frequently understaffed, and highly dependent on the talent readiness of its workforce. It will provide the kind of career strategies that reflect this workplace reality, and demonstrate ways to make it work for you. We will also explore career issues unique to women professionals, such as pay disparity and promotional limitations, and offer more sustainable approaches for confronting gender barriers than is typically covered in other career development workshops.
You will leave with a plan in place to accelerate your professional growth, as well as tried and tested tools necessary for executing your career plan. Come to this seminar prepared to ponder the following questions, which could make a tremendous difference in the quality of your life:
You need to be here if:
1. You desire a two-day retreat specifically for you (not your organization) for mindful self-reflection.
2. You want to invest in the kind of work assignments that increase visibility, develop portable skills, and transition your approach to work from a reactive to a creative orientation.
3. You are ready to shift from reliance on “luck” to drive your career, to reliance on intentional, self-directed, results-oriented thinking and action.
4. You would benefit from taking a personal assessment that provides clarity around right career fit and right career focus.
5. You embrace self-determination and individual choice as personal values, and genuinely want to advance in your career.
Please note: This is a foundational course, designed for early to mid-career women who have never been properly coached on self-directed career management competencies and strategies. It does not cover topics suitable for late career professionals contemplating retirement or individuals in need of outplacement service.
Building the Right Foundation to Integrate Personal and Professional Growth
Advancing Inside Organizations
Mastering Key Competencies for Career Advancement
Vaughan brings 30 years of human capital management, leadership training, and executive coaching experience to this program. Over the years, Vaughan developed a consulting niche advancing the career asperations of women scientists, engineers, and academic deans- all high performing contributors at major career/life transitions…all in need of reflective time out to recommit and reexamine past career choices, and chart deeper and often different paths for professional growth.
As an organizational consultant, Vaughan has been in the forefront of strategic workforce planning initiatives, such as competency-based career development, career path development, outplacement, talent retention, and succession planning. She taught these subjects at the graduate level for Johns Hopkins University and Marymount University, and implemented various human capital initiatives within the Financial industry, Healthcare, Academia, Manufacturing and large federal agencies such as the U.S. Navy, EPA, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and U.S. Marine Corps.
Vaughan holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University and is a certified Human Capital Strategist as well as a trained AAUW (American Association of University Women) Salary Negotiator. She is an active member of the National Career Development Association, and also teaches the Adaptive Leadership for Women course for the University of New Hampshire.
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