Stacked or Stuck: The Core 3 | Cleveland State University Professional Development Center in Cleveland


Stacked or Stuck: The Core 3

Course Description

You have skills right now that can be used to change your life. Every single person has the skills for at least 3 power job moves right now.” – Dr. Karen Gurney

An internationally renowned thought leader in career coaching, published author (Stacked: Double Your Job Interview, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin) and online class facilitator, Dr. Gurney uses her experiences in recruiting to show the hidden but extremely important keys to modern hiring.

“Every day candidates describe themselves to me as one of three Personalities (see below) and this is NEVER true.” -Dr. Karen Gurney, the native Clevelander headlines CSU’s Homecoming Week by presenting her life-changing copyrighted Career Assessment and Resume Styler, previously hidden from job candidates.

  • “I have no experience at all” – description of a Novice Norm
  • “I am pigeon-holed in one role” – description of a Stuck Sally
  • “I am a ‘Jack-of-all-Trades’” – description of Just Jack

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Receive their Core-3© Career Assessment & power job moves
  • Have a short and long-term career plan & job search strategy
  • Receive image coaching for photos & interviews
  • Receive up to three personalized market-based resumes
  • Receive a professional talent photography sitting with a stylist

*The keynote is open to the public. Dr. Gurney is available for interview via all media access - LIVE and in-person pre or post the keynote series at CSU. Dr. Karen Gurney’s bio is available at and her book is available through Contact CSU Professional Development Center at (216) 687-6957.


March 10, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


CSU's Monte Ahuja College of Business, 1860 E. 18th St., Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)

CEUs: 0.7

Fee: $350

To receive the EARLY BIRD RATE, you must register at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the course. Corporate, CSU Student, Alumni and Organization membership discounts available!

Course Benefits

Competency-Based Professional Development: Our programs increase learner retention through application, which results in a more productive workforce.  Students demonstrate their competence by successfully completing a course assessment.

All Inclusive: Each course delivered at CSU includes materials, pre-test and post-test, coffee, snacks, lunch and convenient, on-site parking.

Educated and Experienced Instructors: Our instructors bring years of real-world, classroom and CPA, CFA, SHRM, PhD and MBA experience. Many hold leadership positions in northeast Ohio organizations and have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Cost-Effective: The course is designed to minimize travel expenses and time away from work.

Convenient: Flexible schedules are not only an attractive option, but a necessary for busy professionals.

Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.

Audit option: Students have the option to audit a course they have already attended at no charge within one academic year. Interested students must notify the ProDev office requesting to audit a course a minimum of 10 business days prior to the course start date to ensure there is enough seating. Audit students are responsible for their own parking and lunches. New materials will not be provided.

Corporate, Custom Availability: Can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization to provide skills your workforce can apply immediately as a corporate training if requested.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class. Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $50 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class.