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Virtual Career Planning & Development Workshop

Strategic Business Management skills

Most career planning approaches focus on helping someone create the perfect resume and then sending it out to job boards and hoping that someone will give you a job.

That system does not work and yet, many people continue to ascribe to it in the false belief that it will help them in their career pursuits.

We take a different approach.  We base our program on the belief that career pursuits can be more effective if one embraces the idea of becoming an entrepreneur of their career and then learning how they can bring value to a given opportunity. 

Now, that does not mean that they have to actually become an entrepreneur, but rather that they learn to think and act like an entrepreneur in their career pursuits. 

Drawing on the content in I Inc, Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship, by Mike Callahan, we focus on using an entrepreneurial context as the metaphor for a successful career pursuit. 

That metaphor is further broken down into a series of nine steps (See attached graphic).

We will be offering a six and a half hour workshop on Saturday April 10th to help you understand this approach and begin to learn how to structure your personal career strategy so that you will be not only more empowered, but also more successful and satisfied with the results of your own personal career pursuits.



Speaker:  Mike Callahan

Prior to his retirement in January, 2020, he was the Director for the College of Business’ Internship and Career Management Center at The University of Michigan – Dearborn.

In his current role he helps people, and organizations, be more empowered in the pursuit of their Brand, Value Proposition and Identification of Under-served needs i.e. their personal “Sweet Spot”.

Recently, he started a podcast called I Inc and Beyond. (It can be found on Google Podcasts and iTunes Podcasts). The podcast focuses on helping veterans, and returning citizens, become more empowered in the pursuit of their career aspirations.

In his prior role, he worked with employers and students to develop challenging internship and job placement opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate students in the College of Business. .

His first book is titled I Inc. Career Planning and Personal Entrepreneurship. He uses that book, in workshops that he runs for veterans and other interested parties. It is also currently being used by the University of Michigan – Dearborn in a required Career Development course for all BBA students.

His second book is titled Tiger in the Office and builds on many of the same concepts as I Inc. but with a focus toward middle career individuals.

He has presented his work at the National Career Development Association conferences and conducted webinars for National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) on the Tiger book.

Date:  April 10, 2021

Time: 9 AM - 4 PM

Location: Zoom meeting

Note: Zoom login info will be sent after registration

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Type of category: Courses

Type of activity: Strategic Business Management skills

Date: April 10th, 2021

Hour: 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Number of PDUs: 0


Members: Free

Non members: Free


Zoom Meeting