• Beyond Brainstorming: Generating More and Better Ideas

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    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    1 - 2 p.m. ET

    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Competency: Brokering, Connecting, and Linking
    Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)
    Continuing Education Credit Hours: NBCC — 1 clock hour. Credit awarded to named registrant upon attendance verification.
    Other: Registration includes three-month post-event access to the webinar archive. A single registration can be used by all office staff to view the live webinar.

    Has your career services department evaluated the method in which ideas are constructed? Does your department need to brainstorm effectively for long-term success? Are you looking for new ways to engage students in constructive thinking?

    Webinar participants will learn new techniques to generate ideas that move beyond the typical brainstorming session. We will discuss challenges and roadblocks to creating ideas and explore methods of moving past those hurdles. Attendees will learn about formal (yet fun and productive) structures to generate ideas in a group or individual setting—from co-creation to journey maps to "SCAMPER" techniques and more. This webinar is appropriate for office leaders and career counselors, as many of these approaches can also be used with students as they explore their career choices.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Identify and overcome the roadblocks to constructive idea generation.
    • Construct new techniques and strategies for generating ideas.
    • Use add-on resources to create stronger student engagement.
    • Apply idea generation techniques in the career services context.

    How You Will Learn
    During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will deliver a synchronized audio and PowerPoint presentation. Participants will have time for live Q&A throughout the program and may be asked to contribute opinions or feedback via live chat, virtual polling, and other mechanisms.

    About the Presenter
    Gary Alan MillerGary Alan Miller, Executive Director, the Career Center, Hofstra University
    Gary Alan Miller is a 20-year higher education veteran. He consults and delivers talks on communication strategy, technology use, project management, idea generation, and innovation. In 2013 he received the Imaginative Spirit Award by the Southern Association of Colleges and Employers and was a finalist for the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Innovation Excellence Award in Research. Also in 2013, he co-authored a chapter in Leadership in Career Services: Voices From the Field and produced a five-article series for NACE Spotlight, both focused on career center innovation, with Katherine Nobles from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Questions/Offline Registration?
    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team by e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.

    NACE is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Beyond Brainstorming: Generating More and Better Ideas