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RICDA Annual Conference 

Theme: Leveraging Technology in Career Services

Offering 3.75 CEUs

December 7th, 9:00am-4:00pm

University of Rhode Island, Kingston Campus 



Lance Eaton, an esteemed figure in the field of career development and digital innovation, will captivate us with his presentation titled "Employable gAIdance: Possibilities & Practices with Generative AI." In a world where generative AI continues to shape our future, this session promises to be a game-changer.


Presentation Description: Generative AI has been with us a year and there's so much to consider with it. This session will explore some of the easy, effective, and interesting ways that career developers can get started and move into more sophisticated uses of generative AI. This session will include some exploration of what generative AI is and how to use it. The second half of the session will focus on some activities that will have participants engaging with and trying out these tools for further consideration and conversation about how to use these tools for guiding clients in their career trajectories.


About the Presenter: Lance Eaton is the Director of Faculty Development & Innovation at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. His work is often engaging with the possibility of digital tools for expanding teaching and learning communities while considering the various deep issues and questions that such technologies open up for students, faculty, and higher ed as a whole. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on artificial intelligence generative tools in education and for emerging professionals, academic piracy, open access, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings can be found on generative AI can be found at

More Session topics:
Assessments – JWU launching “Focus to Career”

Ethical Discussion on Use of AI in Career Services - Dr Alyson Snowe from CCRI 
Pros and Cons on Resume Templates – Liz Durand, Global Talent Experience Architect at Schneider Electric

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