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Leveraging Your Degree in Talent Development

Friday, October 30, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Barbara Seifert, CPC, Committed to Your Success Coaching & Consulting and Alan De Back, Principal, Alan De Back Learning & Communications

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You’ve made the commitment to pursue a degree in the talent development field at the undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral level. Your hard work will pay dividends down the road in terms of your job prospects, pay, and marketability. How can you best leverage your academic credentials to advance your career?

Join us for this exclusive students-only webcast to learn how to make the most of your degree when speaking with employers. Have your questions answered by career coaches who are intimately familiar with the field. Have specific questions for the career coaches? Bring them to the Ask-a-Coach portion of this webcast, or listen in to hear what your peers are asking. This Ask-a-Coach session with Alan De Back and Barbara Seifert is designed for students focusing on careers in the talent development field.


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Barbara  Seifert, CPC
Barbara Seifert, CPC

Committed to Your Success Coaching & Consulting

Dr. Barbara Seifert is the President of Committed to your Success Coaching & Consulting, and the Leadership Success Institute, in Orlando, Florida. She is a Success Coach, where she helps individuals to take charge of their career and enhance their professional development to reach their peak performance, as well as helping organizations to get the most out of their employees, including high performance, employee engagement, leadership development and maintaining work-life balance. She loves helping people to love the job they hate!

Barbara received her Ph. D. from Barry University in Leadership and Education, with a specialization in Human Resource Development (HRD). She is Certified as a Professional Coach (CPC), a Law of Attraction Coach, and as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner. She is the coauthor of the book, Contagious Optimism; she is a writer and speaker, appearing in print, TV, and radio, as well as coaching at conventions, such as the World Future Society and ATD’s ICE Conventions, where she also presented at both the 2014 and 2015 conventions. Barbara is an adjunct professor at several universities teaching graduate courses in both MBA and HRD programs, of which Career Management and Organizational Behavior are her specialties; she was named Teacher of the Year for 2015 in the business school at Florida Institute of Technology. She is the founder of the Global Coaches Alliance, a professional coaching association. In the spirit of giving back, Barbara is a mentor to HR/OD professionals and to new coaches entering the field.

You can learn more by visiting www.cyscoaching.com and Your Career Success Blog at www.allaboutcareerssite.com, which was rated as one of the Top 100 Life Coaching Blogs to Follow in both 2013 and 2014.

Alan De Back
Alan De Back

Principal, Alan De Back Learning & Communications

Alan De Back is an independent career counselor and learning consultant located in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. His experience includes more than 20 years in career counseling and learning- and training-related functions. In addition to his current independent role, Alan has served as director of global learning for an Internet consulting firm and manager of leadership development for a major aerospace corporation. His experience also includes roles as a career counselor, trainer, and program manager for a local Northern Virginia government, and assistant director of career services for a major Upstate New York university.

Alan holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and history from the State University of New York at Geneseo, a master’s degree in human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a graduate-level certificate in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University.