Alumni Professional Development

NEW DATE! Alumni Professional Development: Can this job be saved?

Bates College + Lighthouse Career Associates Present a New Virtual Professional Development Program Series!

Can this job be saved?

More than 47 million Americans quit their jobs in the past year. Are you considering adding one more to the count?  The pressure of doing more with less, the frustration of being unappreciated, and the empty space where “meaning” might have previously lived, all contribute to the question “stay or leave?”

Drawing on design thinking and tactics from the best-selling book, Designing Your (New) Work Life (Burnett and Evans), we’ll quickly assess your current situation and discuss how you might prototype your way to greater satisfaction in your current job. (And, just in case, we’ll briefly touch on quitting well!)

To prepare for, and get the most from, the workshop, please make the time to watch the following Youtube recordings:

In addition, Anne strongly recommends that you please review the following exercise.

About the Presenter

Anne Shields ’80

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.

Learn more about the Bates partnership with alumna-owned Lighthouse Career Associates. The programs offer learning opportunities for alumni to enhance their professional development at any career stage.