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An Interview with Michael Sorsdahl, LearnOnline Instructor

Meet Michael Sorsdahl, the next instructor who we will be profiling this August. Our students have described him as positive, supportive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. Currently, Michael instructs our CPE 510 and 521 psychometric training program along with some of our CMPP courses. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know him better. Q1: […]... Read More
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An Interview with Kristine Mendoza, CMPP Instructor

Meet Kristine Mendoza, another long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Our students have said she’s “amazing, accommodating and understanding . . . a great asset to [our] team” and they “really enjoyed her feedback, knowledge and energy” within the course. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know him better. […]... Read More
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e-Learning – A Solution or Problem?

In general, we’ve found that Career Development Practitioners prefer face-to-face training (Life Strategies Ltd., 2013); however, limited professional development budgets and geographical barriers can make this a difficult option. Fortunately, online learning can overcome many of these barriers. Unfortunately, e-learning myths are still prevalent. We present several benefits of online learning at http://lifestrategies.ca/docs/10-Benefits-of-Online-Learning.pdf; however, educators […]... Read More
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An Interview with Herky Cutler, CMPP Instructor

Meet Herky Cutler, a long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Student’s have described him as respectful, kind, and seriously knowledgeable. Students have found him ” very responsive,” embedding “lots of humour and fun” in his courses. We’re happy to have him on our instructional team. Below is a short Q&A session to help you get […]... Read More
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An Interview with  Anahita Kadkhoda, CMPP Instructor

Meet Anahita Kadkhoda, a long-time CMPP instructor, who we will be profiling this month. Student’s have described her as “kind, respectful, and helpful” and an integral component in ensuring our courses “provoke thought and deepened insight into important issues.” Below is a short Q&A session to help you get to know her better. Q1: What drew you to instructing […]... Read More
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Why Does Theory Matter?

  Career development practitioners are, as their title implies, “practitioners.” They do things with and for people, to help their clients set and achieve career and employment-related goals. They are not primarily engaged as researchers, theorists, scientists, or philosophers. Past surveys have revealed that many don’t understand the relevance of studying about career theories and/or […]... Read More
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An Interview with Dr. Diana Abath, CMPP Instructor

This year, Diana Abath, a long-time CMPP instructor, completed her doctoral studies. We wanted to share a bit more about Diana’s own education path has influenced her instructional approach within our program. Q1: What drew you to instructing online within the Career Management Professional Program (CMPP)? Drs. Roberta Neault and Deirdre Pickerell of Life Strategies were my instructors […]... Read More
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Ethical Considerations: Dual Relationships

I build in discussions about ethics into most of the courses I design. Within our Career Management Professional Program and also the various Master of Counselling programs that I teach in, there are whole courses devoted to the topic. Each professional association that I belong to has a Code of Ethics; however, outside of those […]... Read More
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Calling All Career Practitioners!

Contributed by CMPP Course Instructor, Herky Cutler.   Do you sometimes feel that you’re working all alone? Have you second-guessed decisions you’ve made with clients? Do you feel you’re the best practitioner you can be?   In this online coaching program, you’ll be able to share information, resources and techniques with other practitioners, and an […]... Read More