• Beyond Community Service: Cultivating the Next Generation of Service Year Members

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    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Time: 1 — 2 p.m. ET
    Location: Online

    Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services professionals
    Career Services Competency: Program and Event Administration
    Fee: $119 (member); $199 (nonmember)


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    Certification Credits

    Each year, Teach For America, City Year, the Peace Corps, and other service organizations provide more than 65,000 service-year positions.

    A service year—a paid, full-time opportunity that brings talent to hard-to-fill positions—has an important impact on the community while making a lasting difference in the lives of those who serve.

    Whether students are preparing to further their education, building their resume, or applying for a job, a service year can serve as a powerful career pathway. This webinar will serve as an introduction to the types of service year opportunities available and how to search for them, the skills development associated with a service year, and strategies for promoting a service year to students.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Define the characteristics of a year of service and how to search for opportunities using the Service Year Exchange (serviceyear.org);
    • Communicate the skills development associated with doing a service year;
    • Understand how service years are an on-ramp to career readiness; and
    • Develop programming in your office for the purpose of increasing student awareness of service year opportunities.
    Registration includes three-month, post-event access to the webinar archive.

    To view the attendee list, your receipt, and your confirmation, use the "Actions" option next to the Beyond Community Service: Cultivating the Next Generation of Service Year Members listing in MyNACE > Events. Remember to download your copy of the presentation deck (available one to two days prior to the webinar). A video archive will be available there as well within five (5) business days of the webinar's completion.

    To see the NACE cancellation policy, please visit our FAQ page.
    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.
    Tom Brinkley

    Tom Brinkley, Executive Director of the Student Professional Development Center, Elon University

    Tom Brinkley is the executive director of the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC). He has responsibility for directing career services, corporate and employer relations, and the student on-campus job registry system at Elon. He works closely with academic deans, faculty, alumni and advisory boards to develop and execute a strategic plan for the SPDC, with the goal of developing a model career and professional development center for Elon students and alumni.

    Brinkley joined Elon in 2011 after more than 30 years in corporate human resources, management consulting, and higher education. He was most recently a partner at a top international executive search firm and managed more than 150 search assignments for senior-level positions at client organizations. He has also served as the senior vice president of human resources at Oakwood Homes Corporation in Greensboro, NC, and before that as director of executive education and M.B.A. career services at Wake Forest University.

    Jenna Dell

    Jenna Dell, Associate Director, Higher Education Partnerships, Service Year Alliance

    Jenna Dell, Ed.D., joined Service Year Alliance in December 2015 to oversee higher education partnerships. She works closely with institutions and associations to increase awareness of service year opportunities, link service years to academic credit, and encourage recognition of students’ previous service experience.

    Prior to joining Service Year Alliance, Dell spent two years at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars overseeing civic engagement initiatives and community partnerships. She was introduced to national service as assistant director of civic engagement at the University of Rochester where she managed an AmeriCorps VISTA program and saw firsthand the impact that national service can have on both the individuals who serve and the communities. Her dissertation research went on to explore the impact year-long service experiences have on civic engagement.

    Continuing Education Credit Hours:
    NBCC – 1 clock hour; Credit will be issued to the named registrant and/or colleagues from the same organization upon verification of attendance by the named registrant.

    NBCC NACE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5161. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NACE is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Visit the professional development FAQ page, or contact the NACE Professional Development Team via e-mail or phone, 610.625.1026.