In order to promote the full employability of Islanders, career service providers need access to targeted career development training that reflects Canadian standards for effective and ethical practice, current and emergent labour market trends and best practice internationally. Training the front-lines of career services is a strategic investment that will raise the bar and underpin a professionalized, vibrant and high quality career service across the Province. In order to have a lasting impact, training must also be practical and relevant to the front-line realities faced by service providers. It is not enough that training participants leave their training feeling engaged, motivated, or even more equipped. For training to be a success, it must also change how career practitioners deliver service once they return to work. Accordingly, the integration and application of learning on-the-job must be promoted and supported. CDA of PEI, working in partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF) proposes the following strategy to ensure Island career practitioners meet Canadian standards, have strategies they can carry directly into their work with clients, are connected to the broader community of practice on the Island, across Canada and around the world and are supported locally in their ongoing training and professional development needs. Given that training has not been accessible to most practitioners to date, the proposed starting point for a career development training strategy for Prince Edward Island will be delivery of a Career Development Foundations course. This will be followed with the delivery of Ethical Practice in Career Development.
**Please note that preference will be given to those who meet the National Certification requirements. If interest exceeds 25, the maximum number of spaces available for this pilot, training may be offered again at a later date.
Deadline is February 15, 2019
Career Development Foundations - Tuition: $450
This course provides an introduction to the main concepts used in the practice of career development. It includes the scope of the career development field, its concepts, the competencies (skills, knowledge and attitudes), and processes needed to work effectively in this field.
At the end of Career Development Foundations, participants will be able to:
Define Career Development and its resonance to your own experience and culture
Make linkages between Career Development and Employability
Describe the 4M Career Development Model and explain its importance in guiding clients
Situate Career Development in the context of change and uncertainty
Define their personal purpose with respect to work
Explore different strategies to support each of the 4 elements of the Career Development Model and adapt their application if necessary to reflect cultural perspectives
Apply the concept of resilience to Career Development
Articulate a plan for integrating elements of the course content into their work with clients
CompetenciesCareer Development Foundations is aimed at the acquisition and/or improvement of the following core competencies described in the S & Gs:
C3. Career Development Knowledge C3.1.3 Describe how change and transition affect clients moving through the career development process C3.1.5 Identify major components of the career planning process
Ethical Practice in Career Development - Tuition $300
This course provides participants with the theoretical and reflective foundation necessary for ethical service delivery. This course will prepare participants to meet the core requirements for ethical practice as set out in the S & Gs.
At the end of Ethical Practice in Career Development, participants will:
Have knowledge of the importance of ethics in practice and the complexity of an ethical dilemma;
Understand the relationship between personal ethics and professional ethics and the potential bias involved;
Have knowledge of a variety of career development ethical issues in the context of professional competency and conduct, client relationships, and professional relationships within the 5 major areas of ethical behaviours: counselling, professional responsibility, testing/assessment, research, and consultation/private practice;
Be practiced in following the Code of Ethics and the Ethical Decision-making Model as outlined by the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development;
Be prepared to practice ethical fitness within their individual practice and at their workplace, as well as being smart ethical coaches for their colleagues;
Have the capacity to identify their own professional ethical attributes (strengths and challenges) and establish a learning plan for continuous development.
Ethical Practice in Career Development is aimed at the acquisition and/or improvement of the following competencies described in the S & Gs:
Core Competencies C-1: Professional Behaviour
C1.1.1 Follow the Code of Ethics and apply the Ethical Decision-Making Model C1.1.2 Demonstrate professional attributes
The Career Development Association of Prince Edward Island has been approved for funding by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning through the Canada PEI Labour Market Agreement.