Roberta and Deirdre co-developed the Career Engagement model to bridge the world of career counselling and employee engagement. Since then, the model has been introduced throughout Canada and internationally (e.g., China, Indonesia, Singapore, Slovakia, Vietnam). Building from a holistic view of “career,” the Career Engagement model can support success in work, learning, and life.
We’ve created three tools – individuals, influencers, and systems – to support using the model personally or with clients and/or your organization.
Individuals: Ideal for those seeking to reflect on their own Career Engagement, this tool supports individuals to look holistically at their own context, considering the dynamic interaction of challenge and capacity. For Career Development Professionals (CDPs), this tool is useful for working with clients throughout the career development process (e.g., needs assessment, exploration, action planning).
Influencers: Individuals are influenced by their “village” – their peers, parents/guardians, family members, educators, coaches, mentors, community elders, employers, etc. As these influencers play an important role in cultivating Career Engagement, this tool can support them in creating interventions, activities, programs, and services targeted at improving Career Engagement.
Systems: Embedding practices and policies rooted in Career Engagement principles at the organizational /systems level can help improve a variety of metrics beyond just “engagement.” This tool supports leaders to consider the impact of career engagement initiatives on productivity, satisfaction, and wellness, as well as to examine how career engagement fits with their strategic vision, corporate values, and customer/client satisfaction.
Interested in learning more? Check out these resources:
- Pickerell, D. A., & Neault, R. A. (2016). Examining the career engagement of Canadian career development practitioners. Canadian Journal of Career Development, 15(1). Retrieved from http://cjcdonline.ca/2019/06/examining-the-career-engagement-of-canadian-career-development-practitioners/.
- Neault, R., & Taylor, C. (2018). Supporting the career engagement of recent immigrants. Asia Pacific Career Development. Retrieved from https://apcda.wildapricot.org/page-1862276.
Interested in purchasing a Career Engagement tool of your own? Visit our online store and select which specific version is right for you:
- Individual Career Engagement Tool
- Influencer Career Engagement Tool
- Systems Career Engagement Tool