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WSP 315 — Prototype Your Future

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Saturdays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jul 22—Jul 29
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 15
Unit: 1
Tuition: $340
Instructor(s): Elatia Abate
On-campus course
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Jul 22—Jul 29
2 days
Drop By
Jul 15
1 Unit
Elatia Abate
Are you feeling stuck or disengaged at the office— like progress is being impeded? Would you like to make a more meaningful contribution with your professional life? What would it be like to create a professional opportunity so enthralling that you leap out of bed for work every day?

In this workshop, you will learn how to unleash your professional life and potential. In the first session of this workshop, you will learn a philosophy of career design that breaks from the traditional linear approach, showing you how to channel your talents, resources, and values to create work that is fulfilling and engaging. You will use the interviewing and brainstorming techniques of Design Thinking to create two prototypes—one of your ideal future and the other of your default future (what unfolds if you change nothing about your current life).

On day two, you will use your prototypes to identify roles, companies, and company cultures that align with your values. You will learn to build the community of people who will help you create your next opportunity and ensure your success once you get it. Finally, you will learn to tell your professional story effectively and powerfully across a variety of platforms. You will leave the workshop armed with a roadmap to your next professional destination and the tools to get there.

Elatia Abate, Entrepreneur; Coach

Elatia Abate teaches individuals how to create careers that bring personal and professional fulfillment. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. Previously, she served as vice president of human resources for Dow Jones & Company, and as global director of talent acquisition at Anheuser-Busch InBev. She received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Bernard Roth, The Achievement Habit, 1st Edition (ISBN 978-0062356109)
(Required) Ichak Adizes, Mastering Change (ISBN 978-0937120040)