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Satomi Yaji Chudasama, NCC, CCC, GCDF is Senior Associate Director for Student Engagement in the Center for Career Development at Princeton University. Her journey in the career development field started more than 20 years ago when she was an international student advisor intern. The students’ dreams and aspirations inspired Satomi to transition into the career development field while completing her master’s degree in Counselor Education at Syracuse University. Alongside cultivating the expertise in supporting the overall college student population as a career development professional, she has also established herself as an expert in career development of international students by developing and spreading best practices in multiple universities she has worked at. She is an inaugural member and former co-chair of the NCDA International Student Services Committee. Satomi is also a founding member and President-Elect of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) where she will assume her President role on October 1, 2021.
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Deploying A.I. in L&D: Putting L&D in the Driver's Seat
September 23, 2021, 7-9 pm
Artificial intelligence has arrived, and while L&D is working to upskill the workforce, a new challenge looms: AI deployment within the L&D organization. How can you lead conversations with the tech organization or senior management to ensure that educational AI is appropriate and successful?
We’ll start with an open discussion about AI designed to give you a layperson’s foundational understanding of these technologies. Then, building from an L&D and learner perspective, we’ll work together to identify where in L&D’s world AI might contribute meaningfully. We’ll also discuss some pitfalls, including AI bias, privacy, and data. As a group exercise, we’ll construct an L&D-centric framework for decision-making that you can use with both business managers and IT folks. Finally, we’ll share tips for uncovering critical product or technology information, and how to discuss AI initiatives with your learners.
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Re-Entry & Justice:
How Career Coaches Can Empower Returning Citizens
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Returning citizens (people returning to the community after being in prison) face enormous challenges when seeking employment. Research has shown that landing a job as soon as possible after being released from incarceration is one of the keys to avoiding recidivism. Join us as we hear from two experts on how best to support and encourage our returning citizen clients.
Jeffrey Abramowitz will provide attendees with the opportunity to wear a new pair of glasses and see the world through the eyes of a convicted felon, teacher, administrator, and executive. Michael Robinson will inform attendees on how Career Coaches can provide the workforce guidance, professional instruction, access to connections, and strategies for tapping into the hidden job market.
Jeffrey Abramowitz, J.D. is the Executive Director of Reentry Services for JEVS Human Services and Program Director of Looking Forward Philadelphia. Jeff was a 2018 Fellow for JustLeadershipUSA and has most recently served as the Director of Student Services & Workforce Development for Community Learning Center.
Jeff is recently elected Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Reentry Coalition and proudly sits on the Executive Board of the Coalition on Adult Basic Education, COABE, where he serves as Secretary, and chairs the State Advocates for Adult Education Fellowship Program, and previously served as the chair of the Literacy Behind and Beyond the Walls Committee. Jeff was appointed to the Pennsylvania Reentry Council and serves as Chairman of the Employment Committee and Co-chairs the Reentry Committee for the PA Workforce Development Board. Jeff serves on the board of directors of Community Forgiveness & Restoration, a member of NationSwell Council, and Advisory Board Member of Philadelphia Petey Greene Program.
Jeff is a subject matter expert for the US Department of Education, IET in Corrections Project, and serves as Moderator for US Department of Education LINCS Community of Practice on Correctional & Reentry Education, past LINCS Reviewer, Literacy Information & Communication System, Resource Collection, for the Department of Education, and serves on the National Association of State Directors of Education, Barbara Bush Foundation Criminal Justice Work Group. Jeffrey is a writer, keynote speaker, and lecturer around the country on issues of adult education, workforce development, and criminal justice. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ohio University and a JD from Michigan State University College of Law.
Michael Robinson, M.S., is an award-winning corporate executive, Human Resources professional, and university administrator. He serves as a senior pastor of an urban ministry in North Philadelphia, PA, and is a columnist for a weekly regional newspaper in Philadelphia. He has empowered and launched thousands towards achieving their life goals! Over the years, he has developed expertise in Talent Acquisition, Career & Professional Development, College Planning, Journalism, Employer Relations, Community Outreach, and Pastoral Ministry.
Michael has worked at Temple University for the past 10 years in the role of Director, Community Outreach & Hiring (Lenfest North Philadelphia Workforce Initiative & Office of Human Resources) at Temple University and is the Senior Pastor of Greater Enon Missionary Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. He was recognized by Governor Tom Wolf for his leadership in organizing Philadelphia's largest annual citywide job fair. Previously, he worked at Deloitte as a Manager of Employment and Diversity Campus Recruiting and at Pegasus Communication at National Director, Employee Relations & College Campus Recruiting. He has a master’s degree in Counseling from Cairn University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.
The Future of WorkThe global pandemic has accelerated the need for automation, e-commerce, and remote workers. Changes in the workforce and skills gaps in many industries has further created the need for new technology and pivoting to address unique challenges. This session will highlight the Future of Work and explore techniques and strategies for career service providers.
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MACCA 51st Annual Conference
Emerging from Extraordinary Times
November 9 & 10, 2021
More information: https://www.macca.net/
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