In challenging economic times, alumni turn to their alma maters for support. With current projections at 60% of American workers are still considering job changes, their need for support will surely increase.
Your alumni are frustrated in their jobs. Some are underemployed, others unemployed, or thinking about retirement. Many are contemplating job changes to continue working remotely, rebalance their work/life mix, or derive more meaning from work.
Many colleges and universities can’t offer graduates support beyond Handshake and online networking groups. Budgets and staffing restrict what campus career teams can do, and alumni teams don't have the time, resources, or in-house expertise to offer career and professional development programming for grads at their various career stages.
Let Lighthouse Career Associates provide the school-branded, virtual webinars and workshops that your alumni want. Our experts present the topics you choose on the dates that work best for your institution. This turnkey solution provides your institution the engagement your grads need and you want. What could be easier?
· Building trust for results-driven teams
· Creative problem-solving using innovative techniques to overcome sticky challenges
· Shiny objects syndrome: why it’s your superpower and how to wield its magic
· Delete the doubt: how to shift your mind to enter confidence
· Energy, priority, and time management
· Professional confidence – what it is, what undermines it, and strategies to build it
· Emotional intelligence
· Tapping into the secret power of stress
· Bouncing back from career and life challenges
· Job crafting – fix it rather than quit it
· Myers Briggs and stress management
· (Re)Claim the power of NO
· Knowing when it’s time to quit
· Imposter syndrome
· Workplace dilemmas - how to have difficult conversations
· Hiring and working with older workers (ageism)
· Diversity questions that you might be asked in an Interview
· Unconscious Bias in Hiring
· Giving feedback: good conversations and productive results
· Accelerating mindset shifts
· The future-ready skillset for the age of AI
· Build your brand
· Welcoming change with confidence
· How to be an effective change advocate
· Titles not developed but content around these four themes: Accountability, Motivation, Resonance, and Influence. Drawing from Ann Drummie’s book:
· Networking for introverts (and others who dread it)
· Making meetings matter - in-person, hybrid, and remote
· Extinguishing burnout
· Graduate school: now, later, or never?
· Negotiating with less stress and more success
· Delete the doubt: how to navigate doubt and build creative confidence
· Successfully transitioning to a new role
· Results-driven teamwork: how to build trust, accountability, and commitment
· Career relaunch
· Creating a vision of your encore career
· Design thinking for life/career changes
· Staying connected while working apart - shifting mindsets about work
· Time management for new professionals/new managers
· Personal and professional transitions
· Change leadership in uncertain times
*Titles are subject to change
You choose the topics/titles you want and let us know your preferred dates. Your team hosts the Zoom event and provides a representative that evening to introduce the speaker(s) and topic, and assist with monitoring the "chat" for participants' questions.
We'll provide skilled presenters with expertise in the topics your choose. We'll provide a presenter-written "blurb" describing the webinar, a bio, and headshot for you to use with your own marketing outreach plan.
1 webinar $ 700
2 webinar: $1350
3 webinars $1950
4 webinars $2500
Campus-based career services departments rightly focus on the needs of current students, yet alumni have come to expect continued career guidance and programming from their alma mater. Therefore, providing professional development opportunities for Bates alumni is an important aspect of our Alumni Engagement program. Our partnership with Lighthouse Career Associates has allowed us to meet this need in the virtual space. Anne Shields and her team of experts are creative, collaborative, responsive, and engaging, Their varied expertise and experiences have allowed us to tailor our professional development programs to the needs of our graduates, and the sheer number of available topics ensures that we can continue to meet alumni expectations. I highly recommend!
Heather Corbett, former AVP for Alumni Engagement, Bates College
Virtual opportunities are essential to engaging our global alumni network. Our partnership with Lighthouse Career Associates has allowed us to offer career-related programming to support the needs of our alumni and students. As an alumni office, providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities is essential to our work and Lighthouse has received excellent reviews.
former, AVP for Alumni and Family Engagement, The College of Wooster
Before beginning her encore career by launching Lighthouse Career Coaching and Lighthouse Career Associates, Anne led the Bowdoin, Carleton, Davidson, and Carnegie Mellon career centers and served in several positions in alumni relations/advancement at the University of Rochester.
In these roles, Anne developed strategic plans, redesigned staffing structures, and increased the effectiveness of programs and services. A seasoned manager, Anne has led teams to higher levels of performance and cohesiveness. A frequent presenter, she has spoken at more than a dozen conferences. A skilled facilitator, she has guided hundreds of career and leadership workshops, and scores of strategic management retreats with educational and non-profit organizations. An experienced career coach, she has supported thousands of people in discovering their strengths, setting their directions, and achieving their goals. Anne earned her BA (History) at Bates College and MS (Student Affairs/Higher Education) at Western Illinois University. She is certified to coach (ICF) and administer the MBTI, Strong, and FIRO-B.
Lydia is a lawyer, a certified coach and facilitator. She specializes in well-being, career and leadership growth. Her coaching is informed by positive psychology, positive intelligence and 17 years of experience serving as a leader in the government. Lydia helps lawyers and leaders to prioritize their well-being by cultivating sustainable habits of self-care and mental fitness. Her programs for individuals include improving mental fitness to “bounce back” from setbacks, well-being by design, and job makeover for better job satisfaction.
Lydia’s academic background includes a BA with high honors from the University of Puerto Rico and a JD from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. She is certified as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation, and as a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with a career specialization by the Center for Credentialing in Education.
“If you don’t ask, you don’t get.” Susan first used this simple principle as a financially-strapped college student who needed to find a way to get course credit for an unpaid internship, without paying tuition. It was one of her first successful negotiations and helped to spark her passion for teaching this strategy, and other effective negotiating techniques, to business people of every level.
The Principal of BorkeWorks, Susan is passionate about helping people develop as effective negotiators. She believes no one is born a master negotiator; great negotiation skills come from a combination of knowledge, training, and practice. Her years of experience at CBS and National Geographic provided extensive opportunities to hone the negotiation techniques she has been teaching to business professionals for over 30 years.
With a background in legal and financial administration, she understands the needs of C-level executives and their employees at domestic and international commercial companies, educational institutions, start-ups, and nonprofits.
Pamela is a neuroscientist, author, speaker, and certified executive coach. Drawing on 25 years of research and teaching the effects of stress on mental health, Pam helps administrators and leaders manage their work stress in terms of time and priorities management, communication, conflict resolutions, and leading large change initiatives. Her coaching, training, and advising programs help organizations prevent burnout and promote a culture of well-being.
After completing her bachelor’s degree in zoology and molecular biology from Andrews University, Pam earned a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She worked as a faculty member and administrator for many years, and her research has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Neuroscience and Neurobiology of Learning and Behavior.
In addition, Pam is a certified executive coach through the International Coaching Federation and holds specialty certifications in leadership coaching.
Ann Drummie is the author of “Wallet on the Rental Car Roof: A Guide for Young Professionals Growing their Leadership Skills”. She launched her coaching business in 2019. It’s named
Winletha, after her two grandmothers - Winifred and Aletha.
Her favourite part of being a leadership coach is guiding a client to an “aha” moment. Ann’s clients:
- articulate their next career path steps
- identify how they are valuable beyond technical proficiency
- lead with greater ease and engagement
She has certifications from Integral Coaching Canada, Motivation Factor, and Designing Your Life. She also has a liberal arts degree from Smith College and architecture and civil engineering degrees from McGill University.
After 20 years in the corporate world in the United States, she lived as a global digital nomad for 7 months. Then in March 2020 she resettled in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She is an avid traveler and curler.
Lori currently works as Program Manager, Technology Apprenticeships at Front Range Community College. In this role, she works with Colorado businesses to create apprenticeships and tuition reimbursement for students in IT, Cybersecurity, and Web Development. Before working directly on apprenticeships, Lori spent over 12 years working in business/sales management and 15 years working in education as a counselor/advisor. She brings a strategic and practical perspective to coaching. She has a unique talent and energy for helping people find their purpose and strive toward new heights.
Lori has extensive experience coaching adults who want to reinvent themselves, decide what steps to take, and get on a new path. She is committed to removing barriers for adult learners. While working full time, Lori served on the board of Parent Engagement Network – a non-profit helping parents raise healthy, happy youth. Lori uses her depth of knowledge with MBTI, Gallup Strengths Finder, and Holland SDS in her everyday work.
After completing her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Michigan, Lori went on to earn her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and an M.Ed. from DePaul University.
Janet Glover-Kerkvliet, LCPC, GSDF, is an experienced career counselor, couples therapist, and advocate based in Baltimore, MD. With expertise in career counseling and mental health counseling, she brings a unique perspective to her practice. Janet is passionate about helping individuals who have faced challenges such as unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, mental health disorders, and substance abuse. She is known for her work in providing social, emotional, and psychological support to the un(der)employed through her involvement in the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group (BJHSG).
Janet's dedication to her field has been recognized through various awards and affiliations, including being a Baltimore Corps Elevation Awardee, a Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab cohort member, and a Warnock Foundation Social Innovation Fellow. She is also a career coach for Medstar Health and an affiliate of the Workplace Bullying Institute. Janet is committed to promoting healthy workplaces and co-founded the Maryland Healthy Workplace Task Force.
In addition to her clinical practice, Janet is an Associate Faculty member in the Art Therapy Program at Notre Dame University of Maryland and a Clinical Instructor for the Clinical Mental Health Program at Johns Hopkins University. Her ultimate goal is to support and empower older long-term un(der)employed workers and individuals who face abuse in the workplace. Janet's expertise lies in career planning, combating workplace bullying, and fostering a growth mindset to help individuals transition to the next phase of their lives.
Melissa specializes in working with creative professionals and emerging leaders. She also coaches writers of all types, including faculty, who want to reach their writing goals faster and easier. After completing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Grand Valley State University, she went on to obtain an M.A. in sociology from Southern Illinois University and a certificate in Leading Virtual Teams from Cornell University.
In addition to her education, Melissa has nearly two decades of experience and leadership in instructional design, curriculum development, and writing and developing academic, business, and fiction texts. She is a seasoned short fiction mystery writer and nonfiction ghostwriter with a long track record of publishing success, along with being a certified executive and author coach through the International Coaching Federation. Melissa is an authorized partner and certified trainer for Everything DISC and accredited facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team assessment and development model.
Owner of Rockey Road Consulting, Rockey’s career reflects the recrafting of progressive positions from field ecologist to organizational development leader; all of these focused on using her strengths and her values.
Drawing on her background in theater, improvisation, and development, she works with individuals and teams using Applied Improvisation, Change Leadership, and Ecosystems Thinking. Rockey is a Global Career Development Facilitator, an Executive Coach, and a ProSCI Certified Change Practitioner. These skills have enabled her to work with numerous individuals in their succession plans, career development, and learning development plans – at all levels of an organization.
She holds a BS from Michigan State in Wildlife Biology and Ecology, a masters from Central Michigan in Healthcare Administration, and a PsyD in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She studies the relationships between self and group efficacy within the organizational context.
After 35 years as a college administrator, Sarah established Westfall Executive Advisors. She recently served as Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students at Kalamazoo College, which she retired from after 15 years. Her career includes service in student affairs, crisis management, enrollment, and institutional accreditation. Sarah has consulted on various issues, including organizational effectiveness, presidential transition support, best student affairs practices, Title IX compliance, and institutional accreditation with numerous colleges and universities in the US and internationally. She has written on a broad array of issues, including small college leadership, diversity and inclusion, crisis management, and professional transitions. Sarah taught grad students at Indiana University and Iowa State University and has been an active leader in professional associations throughout her career.
She earned her BA in communication from DePauw University and her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in higher education from Indiana University. Her doctoral research was on college leaders’ conceptions of institutional quality. Sarah’s coaching interests focus on the success of senior and executive-level college leaders, including successful transitions. She is ICF certified and is affiliated with the Institute of Coaching.
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