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Professional Development Event at Calvin College

07 May 2019 12:00 PM | Charisse Blanks (Administrator)

MCEEA is pleased to partner with Calvin College’s Career Center to offer MCEEA Members a discounted rate of 50% off to their annual Employer Conference. This is a great opportunity for professional development and networking, and we hope to see you there!


·         May 7, 2019, noon-4:00

·         Prince Conference Center at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan

·         Networking over a buffet lunch and excellent professional development

·         $110 for-profits, $100 non-profits ; MCEEA Members attend for 50% off!


This professional development opportunity focuses on two key topics, as outlined below.

Employee Engagement and Retention, Dr. Brian Cawley, Ph.D. Professor of Business, Calvin College

Professor Cawley will discuss his current research into performance feedback. He will talk about the role of feedback and the changing nature of performance management processes in organizations – specifically the trend to ditch performance ratings. Dr. Cawley will also address the recent work in neuroscience which has given us great insight as to why feedback processes can be so difficult to implement.

Career Management - How to manage your own career and promote career management in those you supervise, Dr. Sarah Visser, Ph.D., VP for Student Life, Calvin College

A skilled manager and advocate for her team, Dr. Visser will share insights into managing both one’s own career trajectory and promoting career management practices in those you supervise. Wise career management is a critical skill lacked by many, from college students to professionals. Through planning and harnessing happenstance, Dr. Visser will provide a comprehensive look effective career management processes.


Register on Eventbrite.

Contact Laurie Lemmen with questions, laurie@calvin.edu.

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