Short Career Courses

Saturday, TBA 9:30 am to 12:00 p.m.

Open to CDA clients and spouses, SMU, and short career course participants at no charge. *All others see below.

Learn about your type and communication style. Understanding yourself and others is essential for your professional and personal success. For more about the Myers-Briggs click here.

* All others -- Special Offer! Purchase two of Dr. Harkness's books from CDA Inc. prior to the workshop and attend at no charge.

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Meets Tuesdays, October 7, 14 and 21
, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
or Meets Saturdays, October 18 and 15, 9 am to 1 pm

Registration fee is $189.00. Register with SMU
October 7, 14 and 21
October 18 and October 25

Facing career chaos? Lost your job, your enthusiasm for it, or are facing a no-choice retirement?

Explore/learn your career options and opportunities tied to your what makes you tick internally! Focus on functional age vs. chronological age! Perfect your Yo Yo = You’re on Your Own” Career Model for your next career move. This special nine hour seminar series will help you identify your Brand You - your career skills, interests, temperament, values all tied into your list of Success Criteria – your essential “Glass Balls” vs “Rubber Balls” that clutter up our lives.

Design a Career / Life Plan B for your next 20 years that will give you meaning and money!

  • Session I provides validated assessment instruments to identify your career unrest, uncover your values, motivations, skills, personality and interests.

  • Session II Receive an individualized Career Design Profile™ identifying specific careers matching your assessment results.

  • Session III Learn how to identify the best jobs for your future, effectively research your targeted careers, communicate your major accomplishments, and gain answers to your critical career questions.


    Students signed up for this course will also receive a complementary 3-hour session focusing on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (held at the CDA offices). Dr Harkness' books: "The Career Chase," "Don't Stop the Career Clock," and "Capitalizing on Career Chaos" will be available at the sessions for purchase!

    If you would like additional information, please call or e-mail. You must register with SMU - April 8, 15 and 22 or April 26 and May 3 for this course, but may contact us with questions. CDA telephone: 972.278.4701, CDA please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


    Saturday, November 5, 2011 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m.

    Open to CDA clients at no charge. *All others $100.00.

    This instrument focuses on your work and communication style. It graphs how you behave under pressure when you are least aware. For CDA clients, you will also see how your style may have changed since you started the CDA process.

    RSVP required. Email CDA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to RSVP.


    Monday, May 16 & 23, 2011 7:00 pm to 9:00 p.m.
    Open to CDA Clients at no charge!

    In this current chaotic work world, you are no longer just changing from job to job, you are changing careers and industry focus. To show employers how these skills transfer and put your best foot forward you may need a functional as well as a chronological resume. The functional resume is also helpful for creating your SEO LinkedIn optimized profile.

    In this two part series you'll learn from Dr. Helen Harkness the essentials to include in your functional resume, draft yours and then return on the 2nd night to fine tune and for critiques, etc. This is a workshop: Be prepared with your list of skills and strengths, the name of your prior and current employers, the company city/state and dates with a brief description of your responsibilities.

    Email CDA This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to RSVP.


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