Session: From Sweatpants to CEO: How to rethink YOU for the future
The pandemic taught us two things: 1) it's imperative to understand technology and 2) your skills are valued in ways you hadn't even imagined. Perhaps you decided to freelance during the quarantine; or you worked from home but dreamed of being remote and taking on new challenges daily. So as we return to a 'new normal' what's next for you? We'll discuss how to analyze your recent situation, current outlook, and talk about the endless possibilities for what's next in your career. This session can apply to mid-career professionals or those with advanced skills seeking to transition to a different career focus.
- Participants will be able to understand the value of their own skill set during the pandemic and how to transition it to future use.
- Individuals will be able to analyze their current situation, personal outlook, and think about how they could transition to a new focus.
- Individuals will get to work through a process to identify options for consideration as they return to the 'new normal'.
Dr. Downing is a sought-after consultant and industry coach and the CEO & Founder of Downing EdTech Consulting, a company specializing in the strategic planning, creative development and executive services for developing former higher education eLearning and IT personnel with specialized skills to find their next options. She is host of the EdTech Speaks podcast, founder of the Speakers Resource Group membership service, a best-selling international co-author, regular contributor to Forbes, HBR Ascend, and Medium and serves as a university board trustee, international speaker and presenter.