Online Programs


Webinars are free for ACSN members or $25 for non-members. If you are not yet a member, you can join during registration. For more information, contact Melissa Turk, VP of Programming, at mt[email protected]. 

ACSN Webinar | 5 Simple Steps to Launch an Active Job Club in 2021
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members) Register Now!>>

Join Caroline Francis and Amanda Schagane, Director and Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at the University of Kentucky, as they share best practices on starting a successful Job Club program. The Central Kentucky Job Club has been going strong since 2013 and over 2K have participated. Adapting to the needs of the community due to COVID-19, the Central Kentucky Job Club moved to a Zoom® Webinar format in March. The shift to online modality yielded 363% growth in average attendance online (March-June 2020) compared to in person meetings (July 2019-March 2020). Join us as our colleagues share some nuts and bolts of how to begin a job club, create strategic community partnerships and design relevant programming for specific audiences. Metrics and examples of publicity will also be disseminated.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Begin a job club that will serve as a vital community resource, especially for mid-late career professionals
  • Develop a wide variety of partnerships to build and nurture a club
  • Build topics for relevant programs
  • Effectively market the program

About the Presenters

Caroline Francis, Director of the University of Kentucky Alumni Career Services program is a Certified Career Counselor (CCC), Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), and Board Certified Coach (BCC) with over 20 years of experience working with adults and students in all stages of career transition. In 2013, she co-founded the Central Kentucky Job Club, which is still going strong. Caroline has an Ed.S., M.S. and B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.

Amanda Schagane, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services, brings over 9 years of experience in career counseling. She earned the Certified Career Counselor (CCC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor of Career Counseling (CCSCC) credentials from the National Career Development Association and has served as past-president for the Kentucky chapter of the organization. She gained the Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach credential last year. She earned a Certificate in Business Administration, MSEd in Counseling Psychology, and BA in Psychology from UK.

ACSN Webinar | Building a Career Coaching Program: Lessons Learned at the University of Michigan
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

(Free for ACSN members; $25 for non-members)  Register Now!>>

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan launched a career coaches program in 2012. Since that time the program has faces challenges and opportunities. Join this session to learn more about how the initial program started, changes that were made and how the program continues to support other areas such as a partnership with annual giving (via an affiliated Alumni Career Fund); regional career events offered by clubs, expert career content and more.

About the Presenter

Louise Jackson is a Career Coach, Professional Development Specialist and current Alumni Career Services Lead at the University of Michigan. She has education, training, and experience from the University of California Riverside, University of Michigan, University of South Africa and for private South African higher education clients. Her career advancement and career development skills also include self-assessment (MBTI; CareerLeader and Emotional Intelligence Inventory 2.0), workplace communications and in-house talent engagement. Program strategy deployment, marketing and communications, budget management and program evaluation for university and in house private-sector talent and career programs are her 'bread and butter'. But, what really makes her tick is changing one life at a time by helping individuals land that job or make that career change.

Product Demos

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