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Meet Our Summer Student: Jennifer Sumner

This summer, we utilized the Canada Summer Jobs program to hire a summer student, Jennifer Sumner. Below she shares her experience with us.  My name is Jennifer Sumner and I am an elementary and high school teacher currently completing my Masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. I am passionate about lifelong […]... Read More
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21 Tools to Coach Future Leaders

Article submitted by Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D., International Leadership Guru “A true Master is not the one with the most students, but one who creates the most Masters. A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders.” —Neale Donald Walsch The findings of Kelly Global Workforce Index […]... Read More
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Career Theories and Models at Work Launched at Cannexus19

Roberta Neault has been working with co-editors, Nancy Arthur and Mary McMahon, on Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice, a compilation featuring submissions from original theorists and those who have adapted the work in unique ways to inform career development practices. It includes chapters from 60 of the leading career researchers and practitioners from four continents and […]... Read More
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Career Assessments: Overcoming the Negative Stigma

Contributed by Michael Sorsdahl, LearnOnline Instructor What is the first thing you think of when you hear assessments? Most people will probably think of a test, or an exam of some sort. This connection between the idea of assessments and tests can bring with it anxiety for the test-taker depending on previous experiences with tests in […]... Read More
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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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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