January 26, 2019, John and colleague Marshall Tucker led the presentation, Positive Psychology Based Career Consulting, for the cohort of career consultants at the 2019 American Chemical Society Leadership Institute in Atlanta, GA
October 27, 2018, John led the training session, Infusing Positive Psychology into Career Coaching and Beyond at the fall residency for graduate students in the Master of Science in Positive Psychology program at Life University; Atlanta, GA.
June 20 & 21, 2018, Pheonix, AZ: John and fellow coach Marshall Tucker attended the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Global Conference in Phoenix, AZ. They led the 4 hour training (PDI #2) on Becoming a Positive Psychology Ambassador. They all facilitated a 3 hour Jump Start session for participants looking to start their application for a professional certification from the NCDA Credentialing Commission.
February 9, 2018, Charleston, SC: John presented the session, Change Starts with You, and was a Co-presenter for the session, New Credentials for You, at the NCDA Career Practitioner Institute.
August 2017: John's new publication, Career Judo - The Martial Art for the Mindful Career, is released through Balboa Press.
June 28-30, 2017, Orlando, FL: John attended the 2017 Global Conference of the National Career Development Association - The Joy of Working: Positive Approaches to Work, Career and Life.
April 6, 2017, John earns the Certified Master of Career Services (CMCS) designation - a professional credential intended to recognize the contributions of individuals who have mastered a variety of roles within the field of career services.
March 25, 2016, Kennesaw, GA: John attended the second annual Georgia First-Year and Transition Studies Conference - a forum for faculty, staff, and administrators to share ideas, resources, and engaging pedagogy to enhance our work with first year and students in transition. The Keynote speaker was Dr. George Kuh, Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.
October 25, 2015, Vinings, GA: John attended the Benefits and Practice of Mindfulness workshop presented by Angela and Dennis Buttimer of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-being.
September 26, 2015; Atlanta, GA: The latest group of students (Michelle, Shannon, Wes, Donna, and Lauren) became Positive Psychology Ambassadors! They collaborated with peers to share perspectives and discuss authentic experiences while completing the PPsyA training. They're ready to embrace the PERMA model and navigate each day using proven positive psychology interventions. I am so very grateful for their wonderful energy and willingness to create a very positive ripple effect within their circles. --John Long.
August 29, 2015, Atlanta, GA: The latest group of students (Steve, Keyuri, Judy, Amy, Christa, & Kristin) became Positive Psychology Ambassadors! They engaged in thought provoking discussions, collaborated with peers and completed the PPsyA training workshop. They're ready to apply daily techniques and strategies to combat negativity, advance the PERMA model, and cause a very positive ripple effect within their circles. I am so very grateful for their enthusiasm and participation. --John Long.
June 30 - July 2, 2015, Denver, CO: John will be attending the Global Career Development Conference of the National Career Development Association. This year's conference theme: Reimagining Life's Possibilities: Celebrating First Jobs Through Encore Careers.