Certified Career Storyteller Training & Certification Program
Resume Writing Community Conversation
Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
CTL Associate Quarterly Call
CTL Professional Development Symposium 2020 Vision (Philadelphia, USA)
Introduction to Brain-Based Coaching
Training from the BACK of the Room
CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL) NEWS & EVENTS
NOV 19 | Academy Certified Career Storyteller
Modern marketing communications have moved away from a pitch to share an engaging plot ... stories that pull in a reader and make them want to connect with the brand, product, or person.
If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you!
In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client's target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more.
You'll walk away with:
an understanding of the neuroscience behind stories so you can strengthen the connection with your reader
tools to identify client brand attributes and gather stories so you communicate your client's unique promise of value in their voice (which also means you'll write faster!)
steps (with examples!) to turn stories into content in a variety of ways so you can write stories for more traditional clients and those who want to be bold with their stories
confidence based on experience writing storied resumes, profiles, and more, with detailed written feedback from instructors and peer input (structured and instructor-facilitated in class)
lifetime inclusion in the Academy Certified Career Storyteller directory, RWA community conversations, and other perks offered to RWA graduates (no renewals and no membership required to maintain certification)
If you want to be confident in writing powerfully fresh and compelling client materials, join us for this in-depth training!
NOV 22 | Career Jam: Where Experts Forecast The New & The Next
Calling all career industry visionaries! If you're driven to be on the leading edge of the latest trends, love thinking up new ways to improve client's careers and boost their success, and want to collaborate with colleagues about what is working now and what might be coming next, you won't want to miss the conversations taking place November 22, 2019.
Share your thought-leadership ... and gain valuable insights ... as we discuss this year's peer-selected megatrends:
How Does Career Jam Work?
Career Jam ... celebrating its 10th anniversary ... runs in two parts.
First, you'll get the background information on the trends and tips on disrupting habits and questioning the status quo via recorded webinar, short videos, and resources/articles.
Then, on November 22nd, you'll gather with colleagues (virtually or in-person at locations around the world) to brainstorm about how these trends are impacting – and will impact – the careers landscape. You'll network and share best practices for our work with clients in light of this new information.
Be on the Lookout: Watch for emails from CTL with invitations for various writing, coaching, media, and publishing opportunities. Emails go out to all CTL Associates several times each month, so be sure to check them out!
Social: 5 Key Elements of Effective Social Selling (Social Media Today) Not just for entrepreneurs or sales people, this article shares gems for leaders and any proactive online networker. Read down to the 3rd tip – “Social Surrounding” – and translate it to help your job seekers with targeted networking!
Cover Letters:10 Unexpected Ways to Use Cover Letters (Ladders) Although research shows that many hiring managers don’t read cover letters, those that do are looking for the type of information shared in this article. Great tips on how job seekers can stand out!
If you are ready to write materials that captivate readers, differentiate clients from the competition, and open the door to conversation, this advanced program is for you! In this program, instructors Louise Kursmark, Deb Dib, and Marie Zimenoff will share a step-by-step process for gathering stories and writing content that connects with your client's target audience: from resumes and cover letters to profiles, professional introductions, formal bios, and more. Learn more and register.
Join your fellow RWA certification community colleagues (ACRWs, ACPWs & MRWs) in a conversation about resume topics! For this quarter, we'll be focusing on working faster and smarter. The call will be recorded. Previous conversations covered gathering information, ATS, and formatting are located on the Student Resources page (must be logged in). RSVP for the November Call.
Career Jam is your opportunity to participate in exploration, conversation, and discovery as career colleagues. Learn and share around the 7 Career Industry Megatrends for 2020! Career professionals in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will join in-person and virtual events to share, explore, learn, and collaborate. Learn more and register.
Join your fellow forward-thinking colleagues and the CTL Board in an engaging conversation! The call is open to all CTL Associates and is a way to help you stay current, learn some new tricks, and share some of your own wealth of information. We'll be talking about what's going on globally in the world of work and careers, with Board members Susan Chritton and Maike Hennig sharing their insights and leading discussion.
CTL Associates ... Watch for an email from Marie Zimenoff with call-in details. You MUST be an Associate to participate. To read about all of the benefits and opportunities of becoming a CTL Associate ($399 lifetime fee), click here.
April 20–22, 2020 | Career Thought Leaders Professional Development Symposium
Save the date for this annual opportunity to gather with Career Thought Leader colleagues! You won't want to miss Vision 2020: Thriving in an Uncertain World. More information and registration coming soon.
With certified coach, Joan Runnheim Olson, explore the latest insights into how the brain works and how to apply neuroscience in real-time with your coaching clients. Whether you're new to coaching or are an experienced coach, you and your clients will benefit from understanding how to make the brain work better to increase desired positive outcomes. Thursdays from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern, November 7 through November 21, 2019. Earn six (6) ICF CCEUs. Register here.
This is great training for teachers, trainers, and coaches! Crafted by Sharon Bowman, based on current brain science, and delivered by Career Thought Leader Elisabeth Sanders-Park, it takes your training to an advanced level. Whether you lead workshops, facilitate small groups, or work one-on-one, seasoned and newer practitioners will get a fresh perspective, practical approaches, and proven tools that improve your training immediately and forever. Fills quickly. Early bird and CTL discount (code: CTL$300) available.