Starting your first career is not easy: there is a lot to learn! In addition to the new content and processes, there are also a lot of unwritten and unexplained rules to figure out. In this workshop, we will have a frank and open conversation about what to do, what not to do, and how to navigate the complex social and political landscapes of the world of work. Through examination of research, small and large group discussions, and case studies, we will share a small set of powerful professional practices that will help you make the most of your first big job.
Facilitator: Megan Webster, B.A.H., B.Ed, M.A., and Ph.D
Megan is an executive coach, teacher educator, and professional development (PD) consultant. In partnership with scholars at Vanderbilt University and the University of Washington, Megan supported two major urban school districts in the U.S. who aimed to radically improve instruction in their districts. Megan now coaches consultants, principals, and educational leaders in school boards across Quebec. In recognition for her work as a teacher, she was awarded the Prime Minister’s Teaching Award. Megan brings great energy, humour, passion and rigor to the work before her; participants leave sessions with her empowered and ready for action.