Title

The Importance of Recognizing Individual Gifting as a means to Develop and Promote Career or Business Success

First Presenter's Institution

P Major Consulting

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

The person whose gifts talents and abilities are acknowledged, celebrated and encouraged is most likely to continue his/her academic pursuits and embrace his/her ability and responsibility to the community in specific and humanity at large.

Brief Program Description

The program is designed to assist instructors, counselors, career/transition coaches in creating/fostering an environment of success for youth who have been marginalized, disenfranchised, and otherwise discounted in his/her ability to contribute to and be successful in society and the work force in specific.

Summary

Undeserved at risk youth experience the learning environment with great fear which often presents itself as anger, violence and opposition. Some of which may involve mental health and/or substance abuse issues; most often a lack of trust and lack of embracing the manner in which the youth is best suited to learn and the gifting they posses that fall outside of the norms of his/her classroom and or program.

"The Significance" presentation provides the hearer with targeted information and strategies for the youth whom they serve. The presentation provides tools for investigation of and strategies for creating an environment of comfort for youth. At risk youth often believe that imagination and dreaming is dangerous. Expressing who they are and how they process has been dangerous in the past. This history keeps them from exhibiting their strengths and exploring opportunities.

At risk youth are often put in the position and convinced to accept whatever employment is offered and to either erupt in the classroom, disappear into the classroom and often (ultimately) physically disappear from the learning and training environment.

"The Significance" presentation provides the hearer/participant with tools to return to his/her program and immediately utilize to augment and, enrich the program empowering the youth to succeed within the program/school and by themselves when appropriate.

"The Significance" presentation offers both information and modeling of the program for the hearers along with Q & A for clarity and adjustments to the program to suit the needs of the user at their institution.

Evidence

This presentation has been presented at the Jean Krauss Career Forums through Rutgers University. The presentation was found, through surveys' to be both informative and inspiring. Instructors requested the use of this information at their respective programs immediately following the presentation.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Pamela Major is a licensed educator who has worked with at risk youth in urban areas for over ten years (Upward Bound, Communities in Schools of New Jersey, New Jersey Community Development Corporation and New Jersey Youth Corps).

She has worked as an employment specialist and Transition coach for five years developing programs and presentations as well as relationships with non-profits, businesses and county government agencies to provide opportunities for her clients.

She has been both a keynote speaker and workshop presenter for a variety of forums discussing the topic of at risk youth and motivating at risk youth toward success and taking advantage of second chances. She provides tools, materials , resources and access to support the youth and service providers for the youth.

Keyword Descriptors

careers, work, business, tools, exploration, motivation, discovrey, talents

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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The Importance of Recognizing Individual Gifting as a means to Develop and Promote Career or Business Success

Harborside East & West

The program is designed to assist instructors, counselors, career/transition coaches in creating/fostering an environment of success for youth who have been marginalized, disenfranchised, and otherwise discounted in his/her ability to contribute to and be successful in society and the work force in specific.