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Career Mapping for Future Generations

What is career mapping? Why should it matter to you and your organization? Career mapping is a codified approach to career management in a changing world and a strategy that helps ensure achievement of excellence in a chosen field or profession. It matters because it makes everything that follows intentional, driven and more successful. Think about it, when you were in school, what drove you past “senioritis” to complete your degree, certification or other credential before you could move to your next phase of life? Intentionality - the plan!

This session will address why career mapping is important and what information is usually contained in it that facilitates critical choices based on talent, expertise and passion. Some people fall into the career or profession of their dreams, others map it!

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what career mapping is and what it is not
  • Strategically attack creating/using a career map to achieve your goals
  • Recognize why we map professions and not jobs and what difference it makes
  • Appreciate why career mapping is not only important to individuals but also organizations
About the Presenter:

Velma R. Hart, FASAE, CAE
President & CEO
Velma Hart & Associates

Velma Hart is a proven and respected nonprofit financial professional who has worked for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations over her career in several capacities. However, her passion and home is in the area of finance, which she considers to be the heart and soul of business.

Velma currently serves as President & CEO of Velma Hart & Associates, a consulting firm she founded focusing on the needs of businesses to be successful. Prior to this assignment, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, National Finance Director/Chief Financial Officer for AMVETS National Headquarters and has held various positions with organizations such as The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). She was also a Secretarial appointee to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans for the Department of Veteran Affairs leaving that post in 2009, is a proud honorably discharged Army Reserve veteran, a 2005 ASAE Fellow and earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. She has also been a frequent commentator for CNBC and MSNBC and is published on the topics of finance, strategic planning and diversity and inclusion. In 2016 she published her first children’s book entitled “Courage in the Fire” which addresses the topic of bullying.

Velma is an innovative thinker with vision and leadership and is known for her strategic focus in moving companies and organizations forward in their goals. She has served on various nonprofit boards, including as Past Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and as Past Treasurer for the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation boards and as a past member of the White Houses’ Presidential Personnel Offices Women Leaders Group. She currently serves as Treasurer for the USA Cares Board of Trustees.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.