Spencer Niles - Keynote - Tuesday, April 9th (a.m.)
Reclaiming Your Soul from Work: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century Workplace
Work takes its toll on us in many ways. We both receive rewards and pay a price as we navigate our career development. This keynote offers a specific model for: (a) creating and sustaining hope in your career and (b) developing strategies for coping with the full range of work-related experiences to not only survive but to also thrive at work. Grounded in mindfulness and positive psychology, this presentation reintroduces you to essential 21st century career competencies.
Spencer Niles is the Dean and Professor for the School of Education at the College of William & Mary. Previously, he served as Distinguished Professor and Department Head at the Pennsylvania State University. Additionally, Niles has directed a career counselling centre for adults, worked as a career counsellor in higher education, maintained a private practice focusing on career counselling, and served as a career counsellor for middle school and high school students. He has taught in 27 countries, has 130 publications related to career practice, and is the recipient of many awards from the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association, where he is currently President-Elect.