"Creating a Career Action Plan"

June 3, 2011

  • Just $249 for an all-day session or
  • $199 for alumni, Willamette University PMBA students and groups of 3 or more

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Knowing the steps to take to reach your career goals is critical, whether you're looking at advancement, expanding your role in your current job or entering a whole new field. Career paths aren't always a straight line, so exploring alternative paths can open up new opportunities.

Through this dynamic and interactive session you will learn:

  • The tools needed to move your career forward, including resumes, networks and social media
  • The elements of a career plan and moving from plan to action
  • The importance of telling your story - how to develop in written and oral forms

To accomplish these learning objectives, the instructors will relay experiences from their career management backgrounds and explore new ways to look at careers. You will have the opportunity, through small group exercises, to test a number of career planning tools, including networking. One of the biggest challenges is to create your personal brand and communicate your story through written documents and formal and informal verbal responses. At the end of the class you will share your first draft response to the common request, "Tell me something about yourself".

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Your Instructors

Beth Ursin

Beth Ursin is the Director of Career Services at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University and serves as the SHRM Board President for the Salem chapter. Beth's career started as an intern in Whitman College's Career Center where she was actively involved in establishing the Whitman College Internship program. Beth spent six years in Career development and launched a three-campus career program for a technical college in Seattle , ultimately resulting in a key partnership with Microsoft and an average placement rate of 95%. Beth moved to Portland and launched an educational consulting business and helped 60 other people launch similar businesses in five states. She holds a BA in psychology from Whitman College and an MBA from Willamette University.


Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson holds a BS from Oregon State University and a Willamette University MBA. She is an SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resource Management). As the administrator for Oregon state government's Human Resource Services Division, Susan managed the development of statewide HR policy, advised the governor's office on statewide HR issues and facilitated the negotiation and implementation of all state collective bargaining contracts. While manager of the State Training and Development Section, she implemented the curriculum for state management training and managed the state training managers' forum. Susan is a Toll Fellow in the Council of State Governments leadership program. She was the Atkinson School's 2007 Pi Alpha Alpha Honoree for excellence in public affairs and administration.