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Video: Organizing a CareerCamp from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

April 23, 2015 Leave a comment

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Transcript:

Each unconference is arranged by a couple of co-chairs. In the case of CareerCampSCV, we’ve usually had around 4-5 co-chairs. I, over the last several years, have become the kind of Co-Chair Emeritus. I don’t have to do a lot of the hard work on the ground like fundraising and getting donations for the goody bags and stuff like that. We have people who are much better at it than I am and they’ve really stepped up in that way to do that. I provide a lot of technical support, actually. Based back on my IT career. I set up the blog. I do all the ticketing. I do the Twittering and all this stuff and that’s what I bring to my co-chair, along with te idea in general. It’s sponsored — and I think this is very important — unconferences are sponsored by the local community. This is all about your local community coming together and sharing what they know with each other. You can do unconference-type things online to huge audiences, but we have found it so effective to call on our local businesses, our local organizations, our local colleges and our local people and bring out the knowledge that already inherent in that environment. It just needs to be cultivated.


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

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Video: What is an unconference? from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

April 16, 2015 Leave a comment

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Transcript:

What is an unconference? This is a conference. You had planned speakers. You had planned organization. It’s here at a nice fancy hotel. You’ve got A/V people. You’ve got all the trappings of a regular conference. Most importantly, you knew exactly what you were going to see when you walked in the door. You might even had known what you were going to see when you saw it on the web site, once the speakers were booked. An unconference is not like that. An unconference is entirely planned by the attendees that come that day. Everyone who attends a CareerCamp is highly encouraged to participate in some way. That can be to stand up and give an outgoing presentation like this. It can be to host a breakout session on some topic. Sometimes, we find that people — especially when they are new to CareerCamp — their biggest engagement of the day is simply having the great conversations with people around the table, in the lobby area, beginning of the day, end of the day. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

Video: What is CareerCamp International? from CareerCamp: New Unconference Career Building Methods

April 9, 2015 Leave a comment

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Subscribe to CareerCamp International on YouTube

Subscribe to Douglas E. Welch on YouTube

Transcript:

I really would like to try and intrigue you all — after you’ve heard my little description here — to think about doing a CareerCamp of your own. Either in coordination with me — I’m available to offer assistance and help and I can point you in all the directions to the technology, the free technology we use to organize the conferences and stuff like that. Under CareerCamp International, that’s what I do. By the way, fancy name, it’s me. Ok? This is my pro bono work. This is my charity that’s on-going right now, if you will, is helping to spread the message about CareerCamp — which I think is a great idea — and help other people launch it in their areas, as well. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

Video CareerCamp: An Introduction from CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

April 2, 2015 Leave a comment

A clip from this longer presentation – CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

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Subscribe to CareerCamp International on YouTube

Subscribe to Douglas E. Welch on YouTube

Transcript:

CareerCamp, as Anthony was saying, is 5 years old. In those 5 years we’ve done 10 CareerCamps in the Southern California area. CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) is Anthony’s puppy and that is the longest running CareerCamp with five. Mainly because of the exceptional support we get at the college and the facilities we have available to us. The other CareerCamps have actually ended because we have lost our venue and are currently searching for other venues for those. Ah, maybe this will intrigue some of you folks to bring CareerCamp to your venue, to your college, to your organization, wherever. The fact is, CareerCamp works anywhere. We’ve been very successful doing it at College of the Canyons, for a variety of reasons, but the concepts of an unconference — and I am going to go into exactly what an unconference is in a little bit — work in any size group at any venue. I often am very fond of saying that an unconference can happen in the middle of an open field, if that’s all you got. it’s much more important that the conference happens than that it happens in a perfect way. And really, all you need to make an unconference happen are a group of people who are interested in sharing what they know with others. 


What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 

Video: CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo.

He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp.

Video: CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

Download this video

What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International?

CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career.

What is an unconference?

Unconferences are self-organizing conferences, similar to many professional conferences, but instead of hiring well-known, professional speakers, they call on the attendees themselves to provide the content and focus for the event. Every person who attends is highly encouraged to present on some topic deeply important to them or, barring that, to facilitate an open breakout session or round table discussion or even just to engage and converse with their fellow attendees between presentations. A few organizers band together to find a venue for the event, recruit sponsors and invite attendees, but the focus of the unconference is driven solely by the attendees.

Some might question the usefulness of presentations by their peers, but we have found that there is an enormous amount of real-world expertise available in each and every local community. CareerCamp utilizes a format that draws out that expertise and benefits everyone. CareerCamp (and other unconferences) provide a structure and an opportunity to share this expertise in ways that traditional conferences do not. Additionally, CareerCamps also attract career development professionals who can use CareerCamp as a way of introducing themselves to a new audience of potential clients.

How was CareerCamp developed?

The genesis of CareerCamp was found by attending BarCamp unconferences held around the world. CareerCamp founder, Douglas E. Welch, was a long time attendee of BarCamp, which is an event that embraces any topic, although it often leans toward technology. After seeing the success of BarCamp as a way to illuminate and educate within a community, Welch applied the unconference concept to the specific world of Career Development.

For more information, visit:

 


Audio: It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

July 15, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

It's Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch - Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

Listen to  It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

Douglas E. Welch, writer/host of Career Opportunities and Founder of CareerCamp International speak at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) on July 12 2014. (Title card states 2013, but this is an typographical error)

“Your career isn’t about the externals of resumes, interviews, suits and ties, it is about the internal issues of your wants, needs and desires. You need to know what you want out of your career and then take the actions and make the decisions necessary to get there. If you don’t manage your own career, there are plenty of people who will gladly do it for you. Don’t let your career happen to you, though.”

Also mentioned in this talk, is Career Compass, FInding Your Career North. You can watch an entire talk on Career Compass, from a previous CareercampSCV, sample and buy the Career Compass book or read the original Career Opportunties column, Career Compass.

For more information on CareerCampSCV, visit http://CareerCampSCV.wordpress.com and http://CareerCampInternational.org

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at DouglasEWelch.com.

Video: It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

July 14, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch – Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

It's Your Career, After All with Douglas E. Welch - Presented at CareerCampSCV 2014

Douglas E. Welch, writer/host of Career Opportunities and Founder of CareerCamp International speak at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) on July 12 2014. (Title card states 2013, but this is an typographical error)

“Your career isn’t about the externals of resumes, interviews, suits and ties, it is about the internal issues of your wants, needs and desires. You need to know what you want out of your career and then take the actions and make the decisions necessary to get there. If you don’t manage your own career, there are plenty of people who will gladly do it for you. Don’t let your career happen to you, though.”

Also mentioned in this talk, is Career Compass, FInding Your Career North. You can watch an entire talk on Career Compass, from a previous CareercampSCV, sample and buy the Career Compass book or read the original Career Opportunties column, Career Compass.

For more information on CareerCampSCV, visit http://CareerCampSCV.wordpress.com and http://CareerCampInternational.org

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at DouglasEWelch.com.

CareerCampSCV 2014 Session List

July 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Here are the sessions that were presented at CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) 2014 on July 12, 2014.

  • Learn How To Reiki
  • First Impressions
  • Speak Well And Dress Well For Your Interview
  • Job Search Strategies
  • 10 Business Etiquette Trip Tips To Outclass The Competition
  • Effective Blogging
  • How To Get A Job Despite HR
  • Shortcut Your Job Search: Turn Interviews Into Offers
  • Social Media And Your Career
  • Resume Writing
  • Job Search Motivation
  • Smart Phones, Technology, And Your Career
  • Interviewing Techniques And Salary Negotiations
  • Finding Work After 40
  • 10 Things To Do While You’re Looking
  • Marketing Yourself During Your Job Search
  • Networking To Succeed In Business
  • Q&A On Taxes And Small Business
  • Make Your Linkedin Profile Work For You
  • How Are You Selling Yourself?
  • If Your Career After All: Build The Career You Deserve, Don’t Just Let It Happen To You
  • What Is Your Brand?
  • 10 Etiquette Tips To Outclass The Competition
  • Being Relaxed With A Re-creation Of Your Skill Set

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Photos: CareerCampSCV 2014 (Santa Clarita Valley)

July 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Our 5th CareerCamp SCV (Santa Clarita Valley) was held yesterday at the Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. I always make a point of taking as many photos as possible to capture the event and the great people who attend.

Here are a few selections from the day. You can find the entire collection of photos on the CareerCamp International Flickr Photostream. You can also see a complete slide show there

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Registration is now open for CareerCampSCV 2014 – July 12, 2014

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

REGISTER FOR CAREERCAMPSCV 2014 TODAY TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT!

Our 5th CareerCampSCV (Santa Clarita Valley) is happening on July 12th, 2014 and tickets are available starting today. We hope to see you there!

Unemployed? Underemployed? New college graduate? Considering new career options?

Join us for CareerCampSCV 2014!

When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 9AM to 3:30PM

Where: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, CA 91355

FREE Admission • FREE Parking

Directions

College of the Canyons Career Center presents CareerCampSCV, a FREE  unconference dedicated to helping you build the career you deserve. The day will include scheduled speakers, ad hoc presentations and breakout ses- sions on all aspects of building your career. CareerCamp is FREE for all adults who want to build or improve their career. Space is Limited. Register for FREE today. For more information, a list of scheduled speakers and additional career content

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