Career Readiness: Report on Career Readiness Commission and Update on Activities of National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

  • 11 Jan 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom (must register to receive log in information)


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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This talk will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required before 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Log in information for Zoom will be emailed to those who have registered with their registration confirmation as well as by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

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The speakers for the January 11, 2022 event have requested that registrants submit respond to a brief survey by January 8, 2022. The results of the survey will be used by the speakers as part of their workshop discussion to improve the types of training that anthropology students receive, and specifically that training which allows students to enter workplaces in industry, government, and non-profits with confidence and competence. The speakers thank you for your participation. Please see the link to the survey below:



Elizabeth K. Briody, PhD, Founder, Cultural Keys LLC

Riall Nolan, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Purdue University

Cathleen Crain, Managing Partner, LTG Associates, NAPA President

Date: Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Location:  Online meeting via Zoom
Time: 7:00 pm

About the talk:


Career Readiness Commission: What does it mean to be job ready?

Drs. Briody and Nolan will report on the work of this trans-organizational commission on the needs of anthropologists as the embark on careers outside of academia.  This will be an interactive session and your answers to the questions that will be sent to registrants, while not required, will help the session to be more lively and useful for all participating.


Update on the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

Cathleen Crain will provide us with an update on our national organization concerned with the needs of practicing anthropologists. She will review the mission, vision and intended audience for NAPA; update participants on the goals for the next few years; and engage with participants on how to best serve the needs of practicing anthropologists.


About the speakers:

Elizabeth K. Briody has been involved in cultural-change efforts for over 30 years. She is founder and principal of Cultural Keys LLC, helping organizations transform their culture. Aside from important publications, Dr. Briody has served as secretary of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and past president of NAPA.  

Riall Nolan is an emeritus professor of anthropology at Purdue University, and a faculty member in the MPhil program in International Development at the University of Cambridge, UK. A scholar of international development, cross-cultural adaptation, and applied anthropology, he has conducted research on issues of change and development widely. His work as a researcher and project specialist has included community led development initiatives with national and international agencies, and numerous university and local nongovernmental organization (NGO) partners.

Cathleen Crain is managing partner and a senior social scientist with LTG Associates, a premier applied anthropology consulting firm, where she has been involved in designing and leading assessment, monitoring, and evaluation projects domestically and internationally. Currently, Cathleen is president of NAPA.

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