An International Collaboration of Practitioners and Researchers on Unemployment and Underemployment
Work Interventions Network (WIN) Series
WIN in August! Mondays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 P.M. EDT starting Monday, Aug 9th through Aug 30th
Are you un- or underemployed and feel alone with self-blame and shame? Well, you are not alone and there is a remedy. ICT is offering a unique 7-session series to increase your sense of possibility and regain personal agency and well-being. This is not job search strategies, tips, hacks, and tools to find a job. There are plenty of resources for that. This is different because it deals with improving how you feel while looking for a job, so you are more motivated to act.
Some of the topics covered are so you:
- Understand the importance of connection
- Gain a better understanding of the macro-level influences on the job market
- Learn about the importance of self-care in stress management
- Increase your self-awareness and hopes for your career
- Learn about the process of career development
- And so you have a place to share stories of resilience to manage and overcome current difficulties
In job search, and in life, it is critical to participate; to express who you are. In order to get the full benefit of what the group offers, participation is required with video camera on. It is a small group experience in a safe space to put your voice out and be heard without judgement. Participating will help increase your confidence and ready you for interviews and networking conversations.
Join your peers for this upcoming series facilitated by a team of coaches committed to your success.
$45 includes the WIN sessions plus three month membership in ICT’s online wayfinding member community.
We believe everyone should have access to support. If your singular obstacle to joining us is cost, please contact us.
Special add-on offer for one-on-one job search coaching with one of the WIN coaches – $60/session. 5-session discount: $275.
Background: At the outset of the pandemic, a group of 10 vocational/counseling psychologists, career practitioners, and a sociologist convened to discuss the unemployment crisis, including underemployment and seasonal work. They concurred that the challenges evoked by the massive job losses require comprehensive and flexible sources of support and skill building. Building on the services already available via employment and career transition agencies, training programs, and independent providers, they designed six workshops to support individuals who are unemployed and underemployed.
This is part of a research initiative. Participants will be asked to confidentially evaluate their experience and may also be asked to be interviewed by researchers for information gathering/data collection purposes.
Creating systems for ongoing support can make a difference in your journey. This is a time to meet and greet, and get orientated to ICT’s online wayfinding community.
Fostering Social Awareness and Reducing Self-Blame
Navigating work disruptions often leads individuals to experience shame and stigma along with self-blame.
Planning, Exploring, and Engaging in the Job Search (2 parts)
Losing work is a crisis, but also offers opportunities to develop a pathway to a sustainable, and optimally, meaningful work life.
Career planning developing and implementing action plans in searching for new work options and opportunities.
Deepening and Sustaining Relationships
Being unemployed or underemployed and searching for a job are often very lonely challenges.
Building Emotional Resilience and Self-Care (2 parts)
Managing unemployment and underemployment is hard and stressful. Building emotional resilience and self-care strategies.