Foundations of Career Development
Examine the overall practice of career development with emphasis on understanding the foundational theories and development of eclectic, structural and process approaches to career development.
Introduction to Counselling Principles and Ethics in Career Development
Analyze the basic tenets of counselling with an emphasis on the approach and guidelines for counselling and ethical decision making.
Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques
Focus on strategies to deal effectively with obstacles clients face in order to make a successful transition into or back into the workforce.
Developing Essential Competencies for Life/Work
Build on personal capacity that help clients develop the essential competencies needed to be successful in their work and in their daily life.
Work Search Strategies
Explore specific skills and information required in successful job search, with an emphasis on résumé development, cover letters and interview techniques.
Individual Career Development Planning
Explore avenues of self-discovery and personal inventories used to identify transferable skills and their importance to career choice.
Apply the norms and standards that stabilize work groups and gain an understanding of program management functions and the roles and responsibilities of program leadership.
Creating a Learning Environment for Adults
Examine the role of career development coaches in providing a diverse and flexible set of courses and processes to accommodate individuals and their needs.
Resources and Tools for Career Development
Develop knowledge and skills in using the resources available to the Career Development Coach including formal/informal assessment instruments, and educational planning tools.
Career Development in the Workplace
Explore the changing demographics of workers and the resources required to assist employees to make critical career decisions. Develop and assess a professional portfolio.
Prerequisites: Foundations of Career Development, Career Counselling and Coaching Techniques, Work Search Strategies, Individual Career Planning and Resources and Tools for Career Development
The practicum experience provides you with an opportunity to integrate their learning into practice. The work focus is on the professional development of the practitioner.
Introduction to e-Portfolio (if not previously completed)
This course introduces you to e-portfolio philosophy and software. Create and maintain an e-portfolio that emphasizes your personal, educational, and career goals.