At PCDN we were planning on launching a group career coaching option to help even more people advance careers of impact. Then, COVID-19 happened. So here is the deal: We are opening four decades of expertise and to help you. Once a week. For free. Join us via every week via Zoom for a highly interactive session and come with any questions, your challenges, or favorite tips on building a career of social impact. We will do our best to guide you in this time of crisis.

When: We will be online every Thursday for the foreseeable future as long as there interest from our community at noon EST.

Focus of the Sessions: Most weeks we will pick a theme based on the feedback from our community, but we will welcome a broad range of questions.

For our Session on Thursday September 24, 2020 at 12 PM EST Karen Henken (bio is below) will be our guest. She has over 30 years experience fostering social impact and system change through social innovation and entrepreneurship with many leading private sector, academic and non-profit institutions.  She will discuss her concrete tips for building a high-impact career in the social impact sector, the skills needed to advance and the many diverse paths available. As with all PCDN Career Chats this will be a highly interactive session with plenty of time for questions and discussion with the PCDN global community.

Why is PCDN doing this?  Because we are dedicated to helping changemakers at all stages access the tools, resources and information to advance careers of impact. Plus, was created to help as many people as possible around the globe and we're even more committed to service this trying period.

How do I sign up? Click on the register link on this page. Once you register you will receive the information to access the webinar.

How do I participate? Each week we will be on Zoom  Participants will receive information via email about how to login.

Is there any cost to participating? No, to help as many people as possible it is free.

Can I participate when I want? Yes, all you need to do is register. Then you can join in whenever you have time. These are designed to be dropped in chats. We do recommend you choose to receive the weekly PCDN Newsletter and our PCDN Career Chat Updates to ensure you have up to date information on upcoming sessions and logistics.

How can I ensure my questions are addressed? While we will make an effort to address as many questions as possible, we cannot guarantee we will be able to get to everyone. Questions can be posted at anytime in the Social Change Career Helping Line or free to drop us an email at info(at)

Where else can I go for help? PCDN offers a number of ways we help our community for free including

What happens if I need more support in my career journey? We do offer very affordable career coaching that includes customized one-on-one coaching to help you get from passion to hired. We are uniquely qualified as we have over four decades of combined experience in the social sector, have conducted groundbreaking published research on building careers of impact, have built NGOs, social enterprises, worked & consulted at leading academic institutions, NGOs and conducted programming, evaluation and impact work in multiple sectors. We've also hired many people, mentored hundreds of people around the globe, and also had successes and of course some real failures (quitting jobs, working for organizations that run out of funding and more).

We have a 20% discount on our career services during the covid-19 epidemic. If you have questions get in touch or setup a free 15 minute exploratory chat. Will sessions be recorded/viewable later? We are recording many of the sessions to be viewable later (we will let people know prior to each session if it will be recorded). If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at info(at)

What are you doing to help ensure the security/privacy of participants? To help ensure security we are having people register and provide some basic info prior to the session. If you have a sensitive question that you would like us to raise in the session anonymously drop us an email with your request at info(at)

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