Professional Identity: Discover Your Authentic Self for Career Growth with Dr. Monica Tracey
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Completed your education and in the workforce? Don't feel fulfilled?
Plan your career growth with College of Education alumna Dr. Monica Tracey as she leads a one-hour experiential session on discovering your authentic self, cultivating your professional identity for career growth.
Dr. Tracey is a Professor of Learning Design and Technology in the Administrative and Organizational Division in the College of Education. Her teaching and research focus on theory and design research of interdisciplinary design including cultivating designer professional identity, design thinking and empathic design helping individuals hone their identities, self-perception, personal strengths, and essential attributes.
Identities evolve and are influenced by any combination of current mindset, concrete responsibilities, team dynamics, and more. By exploring key traits of empathy, Dr. Tracey's research leads to important answers to questions like 'why don't I feel fulfilled in my career?' and 'How can I better plan my career growth?'
Dr. Tracey is a passionate human centered design leader, skilled in empathic design, engaged in research and education, to design innovative interventions. She has in-depth experience in qualitative research, interdisciplinary design team management, creating innovative design solutions, and is a published thought leader. She is successful in building trusted relationships with executives, teams, vendors, and clients.
Dr. Tracey is the co-author of her new book: Cultivating Professional Identity in Design, published this fall. She has worked for over 35 years in design and on numerous design projects. Her work includes designing internationally and across disciplines. Dr. Tracey has also served as a consultant in design and performance improvement for numerous fortune 500 companies designing and implementing programs in leadership development, sexual harassment and assault, strategic planning and team development and execution.