2020 Virtual Career Development Conference
"Career Development in Uncertain Times"
A day of virtual professional growth
9:00 Coffee and an Interactive Demonstration of Networking in a Remote Environment - Facilitated by Stan Pichinevskiy and Samara Reich Thomas
10:00 Impact and Predictions for Washington State from the Employment Security Department - Anneliese Vance-Sherman
11:00 Helping Clients Navigate Career Disruptions - Dan Kelley Peterson and Patrick Willis
12:30 The Future of the WCDA- Meet our new board members, find out what the WCDA has been up to, and learn about our new statewide initiatives!
1:30 Delivering Career Development Content Online: Resources, Processes & Practices - Stan Pichinevskiy, Dawn Williams, and Hayley Leventhal
2:30 "Career Challenges and Opportunities: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" by Dr. Sue Pressman
Dr. Sue E. Pressman, nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading career management and transition experts, and incoming President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) 2020- 2021.
Dr. Sue E. Pressman, a licensed professional counselor with additional certifications (NCC, NCCC, MCC, BCC, GCDFI), has been a practitioner and business owner and active ACA member for over 35 years. Through her company Pressman Consulting, LLC she serves agencies and corporations focusing on career counseling, leadership development, and training and many organizational change initiatives. She has conducted several organization climate studies that have led to improved communication, restructuring, and targeted professional development. She applies a practical and business‐wise approach to helping align individual and organizational goals to meet their ever changing requirements. Her largest client is the United States Government. Sue’s counseling career began at Gallaudet University where she served as a counselor and instructor. She opened new doors to employment for students by helping organizations create inclusive employment environments. She facilitated the establishment of the University Career Center and became the first Director. She is fluent in American Sign Language. Sue has earned a stellar reputation providing leadership coaching with government senior executives, supervisors, military & Foreign Service officers, employees at all levels, and people with disability. She has consulted with every cabinet level federal agency, the intelligence community, and many smaller agencies and bureaus, providing counseling, coaching, training and organization climate studies for improving and changing workplace environments. As a counselor and coach she strives to empower clients on their journey to discovery, choices, and realization. Sue served on the ACA Governing Council (2012‐2018), on several ACA committees including Executive Council, and led the ACA 2018‐19 Counselor Compensation Task Force. She is a Past President of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), active with NCDA, MGCA, a member of the Maryland Counseling Association and Virginia Counselors Association. Sue is the recipient of numerous awards including NECA’s Breaking the Glass Ceiling for her entrepreneurial work and hiring of career counselors; NCDA’s Merit Award in 2013 for significant contributions to the field of career development; the Founder’s Award by the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government establishing a government‐wide non profit organization; and IRS Deaf Corporate Sponsor Award for her support of deaf government workers. Sue received her PhD from Virginia Tech in Counselor Education, MA from Gallaudet in Rehabilitation Counseling, and BA from the University of Florida, and an AA from Miami Dade Community College. She has authored numerous career management guidebooks, contributed to professional journal articles, syndicated newspaper columns, and newsletters. A native Floridian, Sue grew up in Florida where she resided until moving to the Washington, DC area where she has resided for over 35 years. She is married to Dr. Allan Dosik, an Optometrist. They have one daughter, Lianna who is a pianist/singer/songwriter based in Southern California (lelerose.com).