Want to brush up on your skills this fall? Dive into professional development with the courses listed below, covering topics such as supported employment, interview coaching, ethics and cybercounselling.
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Fall registration opens Aug. 14
This three-part training will equip participants with real-time practice of the skills needed to be an effective guidance teacher-counsellor. Part 3 is focused on the counsellor as a school leader and agent of change within the educational environment.
Theories for Career Development Practitioners (Oct. 12-13)
The goal of this course is to enable participants to develop the theoretical and reflective foundation necessary for ethical service delivery.
Ethics for Career Development Practitioners (Oct. 26-27)
This course provides participants with an informed foundation and theoretical context for their career development practice.
This fall, professionals can access the following courses through CASE:
- Supported Employment Essentials ( 25 – Nov. 19): Refine your understanding of supported employment to benefit both work-seeking individuals and employers or contractors.
- Job Development ( 25 – Nov. 19 & Nov. 20 – Jan. 28): Learn to connect jobseekers with the right employers, develop meaningful job opportunities and find solutions to modern business concerns.
- Solution-Focused Career Practitioner ( 25 – Oct. 29 & Nov. 20 – Jan. 28): This course fosters a foundational understanding of the solution-focused approach while applying a framework of tools and techniques that align with the employment journey.
Career Development Ethics (Sept. 14, Oct. 19 & Nov. 15)
This course provides an overview of the new National Code of Ethics for Career Development Professionals/Practitioners, including ethical decision-making models.
Career Development Theory (Sept. 27-28, Oct. 25-26 & Nov. 22-23)
This course provides an introduction to and overview of some of the major schools of thought in career development and transition theories.
CPC is offering the following courses this fall:
- Work-Life Coaching (Sept. 11-29 & Nov. 6-24)
- Employment Consulting Course (Sept. 11-29 & Nov. 6-24)
- Employment Interview Coaching Course (Sept. 11-29 & Nov. 6-24)
- Career Development Foundations Course (Sept. 11-29 & Oct. 2-20)
- Advanced Résumé Development Course (Sept. 11-29 & Oct. 2-20)
Oct. 13 & 20
Mental Health Strategies will provide CDPs with concrete strategies to support clients with mental health challenges. It will also provide strategic tools for CDPs to use for their own mental health while working with clients.
Understanding Clients Barriers and Designing Job Retention Strategies (Sept. 13 | Toronto)
This course was created to assist front-line employment service workers in addressing job retention issues that exist with our highly barriered clients. We will review concepts and strategies that help to reframe and understand the behaviours of our clients, then discuss and develop strategies and best practices to support them.
Best Practices in Using the Common Assessment Tool (CAt) (Nov. 15 | Toronto)
The day will include discussion of theories and best practices, interspersed with interactive, small group activities for brainstorming and practice. This allows for not just learning from the facilitator, but from the experience of all who participate.
Check out the following learning opportunities from Life Strategies this fall:
- Case Manager (Sept. 6 – Oct. 3)
- Career Development Foundations, Emerging Theories and Models (Sept. 13-26)
- Researching Workplace Trends, Career Information and Employment Possibilities (Sept. 20 – Oct. 3)
- Helping Skills to Facilitate Career Development (Sept. 27 – Oct. 10)
- Group Facilitation Strategies for Career Programs (Oct. 4-17)
- Career Coaching Skills (Oct. 11-24)
- Work Search Essentials 1: Resumes, Cover Letters and Career Portfolios (Oct. 18 – Nov. 1)
- Developing Career Programs, Services or Courses (Oct. 25 – Nov. 7)
- Understanding Diverse Clients (Nov. 1-14)
- Ethics for Career Practitioners (Nov. 8-21)
- Work Search Essentials 2: Interview and Negotiation Strategies (Nov. 15-28)
- Administering and Interpreting Career Assessments (Nov. 22 – Dec. 5)
This fall, Life Strategies will also be offering a Micro-credential Series for Career Educators. These courses aim to equip educators with knowledge and skills to support students in their career development process.
- Fundamentals of Career Development (Sept. 11 – Oct. 8)
- Career Development and Mental Health Connections (Oct. 16 – Nov. 12)
- Teaching Career Curricula in Canadian Schools (Nov. 20 – Dec. 17)
OneLifeTools is offering the following courses this fall:
- Who You Are Matters! Program Training featuring Online Storyteller (Sept. 22): Learn to effectively use Online Storyteller in your 1:1 sessions and to scale up career management.
- Who You Are Matters! Virtual Facilitator Training (Sept. 25): Confidently create and facilitate Who You Are Matters!-virtual (aka Conversations Matter) events.
Career professional Jim Peacock’s Peak Careers provides professional development for career service providers.
All courses run Oct. 14 – Nov. 18
- Anxiety and Career Development
- LinkedIn: Advancing Your Skills
- EQ at Work: Emotional Intelligence for Career Practitioners
- Building Your Coaching Business
- Career Readiness for Justice-Involved Citizens
Oct. 2-5 & Nov. 27-30
This four-day program prepares participants to successfully administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. During this experiential workshop, participants will practise using their own results and learn team activities, coaching methods and facilitation strategies.
Cybercounselling Level I (Sept. 8 – Dec. 22)
This three-micro-credential online course is for counselling practitioners who want to provide professional and ethical online services, including video counselling, live text-chat and email-style counselling methods.
Cybercounselling Level II (Sept. 8 – Dec. 22)
This three-module course is designed for counselling practitioners who have completed Cybercounselling Level I and want to deepen and refine their cybercounselling expertise.
Foundations of Cybercounselling (Dates to be announced)
Offered in collaboration with the University of Toronto, this eight-week online course covers theories and research in online counselling as well as introduces participants to some of the practical aspects of doing counselling online.
This new micro-credential offered by UCalgary Continuing Education provides essential knowledge of the career development field of practice. The program consists of two online courses:
Career Development Foundations (Sept.19): Discuss the major career development foundations that underlie the modern practice of advising.
Ethics for Career Development Professionals (Oct. 31): Review key ethical principles and their consideration in professional conduct and client relationships.
Sept. 15 – Nov. 24
Women In Power 101 is an entry-level leadership fellowship program for White and Racialized women. White and Racialized women come together to share their stories and discuss how race, gender and patriarchy affects them at work similarly, yet quite differently.