Motivation and Career Engagement in the Time of COVID-19
To quote Bob Dylan, “the times they are a-changin’.” We live in uneasy times as the pandemic forces us to transition to an unknown future. Interestingly, Abraham Maslow created a Motivational Theory for such a time as this. Right now, we live a somewhat duplicitous existence. When we are home, and especially if we work from home, we are at the Belonging level of Maslow’s Hierarchy, or higher. However, leaving home is an entirely different matter. Sadly, being around other people puts us at risk for developing a life-threatening disease. This quickly sends us back to Maslow’s survival level. Now is the time to treat yourself tenderly. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself less as focused and productive as usual. Be kind and gentle to yourself, and others. Nothing is perfect, we may as well learn to accept that maxim. Pay attention to your career engagement but be forgiving if it is not at the level you would prefer. Attendees will learn the following after the webinar presentation:
1) Recall Maslow’s Hierarchy and each motivational level
2) Identify Maslow’s Hierarchy in the Workplace
3) Learn about a recently developed model for Career Engagement
1 CE Earned. This training will be conducted using Zoom. Registrants will receive a link in advance of the training date. Course evaluations will be sent via email to attendees after the event. Questions? Please email Events@MDCounseling.org.
Karol Taylor has extensive leadership experience in ACA, MCA, and its Divisions, both nationally and at the state and Branch level. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology in Adlerian Counseling from Bowie State University, the only place Adlerian Studies is offered at the graduate, not post graduate level. Karol is the recipient of NCDA’s Merit Award and Outstanding Career Practitioner Award as well as MCA’s Lifetime Achievement Award. While her expertise is in the federal job search, Karol is a continuous learner who enjoys sharing new ways of perceiving the world around us, especially as it relates to careers.
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