SKCDA Podcast - Episode 11: Activate Your Imagination (Norm Amundson & Andrea Fruhling, Doubleknot Works)
The SKCDA Podcast team interviews Norm Amundson and Andrea Fruhling from Doubleknot Works.
Norman Amundson is a UBC Professor Emeritus. He has a PhD from the University of Alberta and also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden. He has worked in the career development field for over 40 years. During this time he has been involved in a number of national and international career development projects. These projects include the dynamics of unemployment, group employment counselling, metaphors, employment counselling competencies, Hope-Action theory and practice, and the creation of career development workbooks such as Starting Points, Career Pathways, Career Flow, and Guiding Circles. He is also a co-author of Hope-Filled Engagement book, Career Recovery : Creating Hopeful Careers in Difficult Times, and Career Flow and Development : Hope in Action.
Norm has presented his work at many national and international conferences in more than 30 countries. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, in Sweden and has been recognized by many national and international professional associations for his leadership and contributions in the career development field. His workshops and presentations are practical, engaging and interactive.
Andrea Fruhling (PCC) is a Certified Organizational Coach, the Founding Director of Doubleknot Works, a Mentor Coach & Instructor for the University of British Columbia’s Organizational Coaching certification program, and Career Coaching Masterclass. She is also the Global Ambassador for the International Coaching Federation’s Career Coaching Community of Practice. Andrea’s workshops and training programs are built on a career and organizational coaching foundation, helping people actively engage in the work they do, and connect with the people they support. She has developed, and co-teaches Doubleknot’s Certification in Hope-Action Theory & Practice, bringing career practitioners together internationally, and increasing hopefulness around the world.
Andrea has delivered keynote presentations and workshop sessions for numerous national and international conferences, career development associations, organizations, and client groups (youth, indigenous communities, newcomers, etc.). Her work is practical and engaging with a focus on creativity, active, strengths-based learning, team engagement, and hope.
CERIC is presenting a new LMI series for Career Practitioners in Canada. The decription on the CERIC website reads:
The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) presents a series of webinars on emerging labour market information in Canada, sharing research and analysis which supports career practitioners in their work to ensure Canadians have the necessary information and insights to succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work.
You can register for these webinars here. Past sessions are also published on this page.
SKCDA Podcast - Episode 10: Access Your Allies (Janet Uchacz-Hart & Aaron Adair, Saskatoon Industry Education Council)
The SKCDA Podcast team interviews Janet Uchacz-Hart (Executive Director) and Aaron Adair (Program Coordinator) from the Saskatoon Industry Education Council.
The Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC) is a bridge between Saskatchewan’s career opportunities and Saskatoon area youth. Through a partnership among business, K-12, and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events, and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs. (Source: SIEC)
Janet has been an educator for over 31 years and has been fortunate to work with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council for over 10 years. It is great to see industry and education come together to give young people the opportunity to find their career path when so many options are available to them. It is very rewarding to work with so many passionate and exceptional people who come together as a community with this common goal. (Source: LInkedin)
Aaron is a Program Coordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council since 2018. He worked as a teacher with Saskatoon Public Schools for 16 years before joining SIEC. (Source: Linkedin)
Saskatoon Industry Education Council: https://saskatooniec.ca/
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The SKCDA Podcast team interviews Brian Lambier, owner of Career Vitality, to learn more about supporting clients considering retirement.
About Brian Lambier:
Calgary Career Counsellor and Coach Brian Lambier has over 30 years of experience in the human resources, career and retirement coaching fields. He has a Social Work Diploma (Mohawk College), a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Communications from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo Ontario, and is also a Career Development Professional and graduate of the Career Development Certificate Program at the University of Calgary. Brian is a member of the Career Development Association of Alberta as well as being Strong Interest Inventory Certified .
Brian is also a Certified Retirement Coach and is certified in both the Retirement Success Profile and the Life Options Retirement Assessment Tools. The Career Vitality Services team believe that the cornerstone to service is to help you discover your passion so you can live your dream.
CERIC actually conducts surveys of CDPs every few years - see their reports and infographics on the Surveys page.
SKCDA Podcast - Episode 8: Listen for the Values of the Individual (Dorothy Hyde, Radius Community Centre)
For over 30 years, Dorothy Hyde has been involved in the Saskatoon community in human services, career development and adult education. She is the Executive Director of Radius Community Centre for Education and Employment Training, a non-profit that provides employment programs, employee development programs, and support services to families with children and youth with disabilities.
She is a community advocate and is the current chair for the Canadian Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Corrections for the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre. Additionally, she lends her time for conversations with aspiring leaders as a volunteer mentor with Leadership Saskatoon. Family is very important to Dorothy and her most energizing life moments are found with her children and her spirited 4 grandsons. In her personal life, she believes in looking for ways to promote her own lifelong learning – taking on such challenges as learning to playing trumpet, and trying her hand at jazz music . Dorothy strives for an optimistic future that builds a community that is supportive, respectful and provides opportunities for community inclusion for all.
Curated Resource List (courtesy of Dorothy Hyde)
There is a flyer available from the LifeStrategies website that lists the Table of Contents for the Career Development for Diverse Clients - Beyond the Basics book (Cognella Publishing). Here are some of the authors involved:
SKCDA Podcast - Episode 7: Never Bored - Alignment of Capacity & Challenge (Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), Life Strategies Ltd.)
Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDFi, is President of Life Strategies Ltd., Project Director with the Canadian Career Development Foundation, and President of the Counsellor Educators Chapter of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. An award-winning career management specialist with almost four decades of relevant experience in counselling, coaching, consulting, training, curriculum design, research, and writing, Roberta recently retired as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences for Yorkville University and served on Team Canada for the 2017 International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy in Korea. She is the recipient of the BC Career Development Association's Mentor of the Year Award, the National Employment Counseling Association's Professional Development Award, the Canadian Career Development Foundation's prestigious Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Counselling and Career Development in Canada, and the Gold Medal and Diamond Pin for Leadership in Career Development. She was recently awarded an honourary membership with the Career Development Association of Alberta and, on behalf of the Life Strategies team, received the Outstanding Educator of Career Professionals award from the Asia Pacific Career Development Association.
Don't forget to register for the November 16/21 Beyond the Basics Panel!
Dr. Borgen is leading a special panel on Nov 16/21 at 12 noon CST about her new book, Career Development for Diverse Clients. Find out more here.
Cognella books from Dr. Borgen
Career Development for Diverse Clients (cognella.com)
Career Recovery (cognella.com)
Career Flow and Development (cognella.com)
Life Strategies Tip Sheets - http://lifestrategies.ca/resources/tip-sheets.cfm
Other Resources Mentioned in Episode:
Certified Career Development Professional site - https://ccdp-pcdc.ca/en/
A new page has been published on the SKCDA website to highlight the great work of the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. They have produced so many outstanding resources that are of use for Career Development Professionals, students and yout, among many others.
Did you know that they have a host of recorded webinars and Career Pathways Panels on the Spotlight on Careers section of the SIEC website? For instance, check out this video on how the COVID-19 Vaccines were developed:
SKCDA Podcast - Episode 6: Be Open to Alternative Ways of Doing Things (Julie Kehrig, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada)
The SKCDA Podcast team interviews Julie Kehrig, CCDP, Career and Employment Specialist with Vision Loss Rehabilitation Canada to learn more about how to support and empower clients with vision loss. See resources for episode at https://www.skcda.ca/skcda-podcast.html
Resources recommended by Julie:
Other resources mentioned in episode: