Rich Feller

Reenergizing “What Color is Your Parachute” to Reimagine and Reconnect with Work in the Future

This interactive, video enhanced session puts fuel behind all that works for you. It nudges you to reimagine connections with your career and clients.  It challenges you to create possibilities of the how, why and where of work. What Color is Your Parachute, the most popular career book written, taught us to reflect on experiences, create a self-inventory of achievements, and translate stories into transferable skills. What’s next for the careers of workforce professionals and their clients? Bring your pens, possibilities, and potential to design “what’s next” at work and the Good Life!

Handout: Purpose-Life-Design Statement
Handout: Good Life Inventory
Handout: The Heroic Mindset

Rich Feller, Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Colorado State University is former National Career Development Association President. Former school, vocational, and admissions counselor, consultant to NASA, UN, NFL, AARP, and organizations within all US states, three provinces, and six continents he is called a “world class professor” by Dick Bolles (author of What Color is Your Parachute”). His publications include three books, 6 film series, 100 publications. His program development includes Who You Are Matters!, OnlineStoryteller, ConversationsMatter, You Science, CDMInternet, and Job and Career Transitions Coach trainer.  He has served on the board of the Larimer County, CO Workforce Center among others.

Elisabeth Sanders-Park

Knowledge Nomads: Helping People Thrive in a Job-less Work Environment

100 years after Henry Ford introduced the moving assembly line, America is witnessing the decline of the traditional 'job.' The emergence of the 'gig economy', quickly-evolving technology, and globalization have begun to significantly disrupt and reshape how people choose, create, and maintain work and income. Based on recent data, this session helps e practitioners understand these emerging realities, challenge outdated and ineffective mindsets, and cultivate new more useful perspectives. They will increase their knowledge and confidence in helping job seekers, career changers and workers prepare for and thrive in today's environment... to to thrive in their own career!

Elisabeth Sanders-Park is on a mission to equip and inspire employment-career-workforce practitioners to increase immediate and long-term outcomes for clients at all levels including those facing barriers. She authored the L.A. Times’ top 10 career book “No One Is Unemployable,” and "The 6 Reasons You’ll Get the Job,” writes the 'Working with Difficult Clients' column for CPAD's international newsletter,  and is a founding board member of the Career Thought Leaders Think Tank. Over the last 15+ years, she has trained more than 30,000 practitioners across the U.S., Canada, and Australia and is known for delivering a powerful blend of frontline and national perspective, with wisdom, humor, and practicality.