Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12 pm (Central)

"Your job comprises a set of building blocks that you can reconfigure to create more engaging and fulfilling experiences at work."

job-crafting--1-Do you feel stagnant in your role? Are you stuck in a position that does not make you happy, leverage your strengths, reflect your values or offer you much autonomy? Are you looking to transform your career trajectory, but you are not yet ready or necessarily wanting to leave your current role and/or employer?

"Job crafting" - the self-driven process of assessing your current professional role, reimagining and redefining it to reflect your values, strengths and skills and crafting a development plan to realize your goals - can be a transformative and energizing approach to defining a new north star for your career.

Full-time employees will spend approximately 80,000 hours at work over the course of their working lives. Job crafting provides a powerful approach for leveraging that time to have more fulfilling careers and bring the very best of your knowledge, skills and talents to work everyday without having to leave your company. Ultimately, job crafting can serve to facilitate professional consonance - when your work aligns to who you are or aspire to be; that is, it has meaning and purpose for you.

Key topics/takeaways include:

  • an understanding of what constitutes job crafting

  • what is needed for job crafting to be beneficial to you and your company

  • the value of effective job crafting in facilitating career development and growth

  • practical steps on how to successfully job craft to achieve professional goals and realize career aspirations

About the Presenter: 

Kevin Jordan, AB'95, is an International Coach Federation-certified executive coach who serves as a strategic advisor, mentor and facilitator to executive leadership teams and private clients to achieve peak performance and agility resulting in sustained engagement and value. He provides expert guidance to leaders of companies at all stages of maturity and across industries.
Kevin’s professional career has included roles in healthcare, consulting and coaching, with significant strategic and operational expertise. He has directly managed, mentored and coached professionals at all career stages.



Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online 

Event Contact

Sam Constance
Assistant Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Career Programs