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Sean Hayden

Executive Director

Sean Hayden is the Executive Director for the Institute for Career Development.

His "HayNow" blog provides members with the latest news from ICD, updates on events and gatherings, and helps keep us all connected with relevant information for all things ICD.

Click on the latest "HayNow" below.


HOW-DEE from ICD Headquarters!


Welcome to Learning Opportunities

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By the time I arrived at ICD in 2004, Jim Murry had long since moved on.

But his legend always remained.

I can vividly remember sitting in staff meetings while Harmon, Cindy and Jerry regaled us with stories of his grandiosity.


So maybe the third time’s the charm?

Let’s hope so anyway.

After initially postponing the 2020 ICD National Conference from April of this year to November, we are unfortunately in the position of having to announce another postponement.


Welcome to Learning Opportunities Week, Social Distancing Edition.

Trying times indeed, but the show will go on. We've got a lot of great content planned for you this week, including:


For those who are still able to keep track of what day it is (raise your hand if you knew this was Memorial Day weekend?), you might know that one of ICD's biggest weeks of the year is quickly approaching.

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The question isn’t what ICD can do for you, it’s what you can do with ICD!

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Now is the time to take advantage of your ICD benefit by accessing one of our numerous online educational partners.

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Let’s face it. In ways both big and small, life as we know it will never be the same as it was just a few, short, simple months ago.


Due to growing concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, ICD has re-scheduled its 2020 National Conference.

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 I imagine there are questions out there about the status of the upcoming ICD National Conference in light of recent events, so here we go ...
As most of you are probably aware, Nashville was hit with a tornado earlier this
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While it may have its shortcomings and pitfalls, Facebook – and social media as a whole – helps our office do its job better because it is one more way for the local programs and our office to stay connected.


It's hard to believe, but in just three short months the 2020 ICD National Conference will be in our rear-view mirror. How's that for some perspective on how fast time flies?


There are many successful Career Development programs in the tire and rubber sector.

I’m not sure I’d be able to say that if it weren’t for Ron Hoover.

Ron, the former chair of R/PIC and ICD Advisory Board member, passed away Tuesday at the age of 78.

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A few weeks back, we held our second and final Learning Summit of the year in Des Moines. Each time we host a Learning Summit, we try to give you a unique experience as part of the programming on the afternoon of the second day.

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Join us in Des Moines for the ICD Learning Summit ... and who knows, maybe you'll bump into a Democratic Presidential candidate while you're in town!

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Who’s ready for some learning?

In case you missed out on our Learning Summit in Pittsburgh, don’t panic. There’s another one coming your way September 17-18 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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