A Little Less Tell, A Little More Show

Consider the following scenario: You’re a professor at a local university. It’s Friday night and you’ve just received notice that as of Monday, you’ll no longer be able to set foot on the physical campus without explicit permission and all your classes will now be offered through your university’s e-learning portal – something you’ve never […]... Read More
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e-Learning with Life Strategies Ltd.

Life Strategies has been offering e-solutions for busy career development professionals (CDPs) since 2004 with the launch of the Career Management Professional Program (CMPP). We’ve refined and expanded our course offerings over the years, adapting to the emerging training needs of CDPs. We now offer several additional stand-alone courses – Case Manager, Job Developer, and […]... Read More
2020 04 02

Adjusting to Our “New Normal”

Since its inception, Life Strategies Ltd. has been a home-based company with staff working remotely for at least part of their time, collaborating across communities throughout BC, Canada, and beyond. It’s not often you’ll find our staff and associates in the same place at the same time. We’ve embedded virtual solutions in a wide variety […]... 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 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

Online Facilitation: No Way!

Online technologies can be a great option to bridge geographic divides and bring dispersed groups together. At Life Strategies we regularly use several different types of technologies (e.g., Skype, GoToMeeting, OmniJoin, Moodle) depending on the purpose of the group (e.g., team meetings, e-coaching/e-counselling sessions, webinars, or e-courses). In 2004, we launched our LearnOnline program using […]... Read More

Fitting Professional Development Into Your Crazy Busy Life

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to engage in some professional development? Wondering how to make room for it? Have you considered learning online? Deirdre’s working on a PhD from Fielding University in the US, offered in a blended model. I teach for both Yorkville and Athabasca University, in both cases in courses that […]... Read More