Spencer Niles is Dean of the School of Education, The College of William & Mary. Previously, he was Distinguished Professor and Department Head at Penn State (where he also developed a CACREP-accredited career counselling program) and Professor at the University of Virginia. Additionally, Niles has directed a career counselling center for adults, worked as a career counsellor in higher education, maintained a private practice focusing on career counselling, and served as a career counsellor for middle school and high school students. He has published more than 130 publications and delivered over 150 presentations focusing on career development theory and practice. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Finland and taught in over 25 countries. Niles is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career Development Association, the Italian Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, and the Board of Directors for the International Center for Career Development and Public Policy. Niles has served as a member of the Board for the National Career Development Association (NCDA) for over a decade. He was also a two-term editor of The Career Development Quarterly and the Journal of Counseling & Development. He currently is President-Elect of NCDA.
Reclaiming Your Soul from Work: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century Workplace
Work takes its toll on us in many ways. We both receive rewards and pay a price as we navigate our career development. This keynote offers a specific model for: (a) creating and sustaining hope in your career and (b) developing strategies for coping with the full range of work-related experiences to not only survive but to also thrive at work. Grounded in mindfulness and positive psychology, this presentation reintroduces you to essential 21st century career competencies.