This course provides an overview of several assessment tools commonly used to facilitate career decision-making (i.e., tools that assess skills, interests, values, and personal style), including assessment selection, administration, interpretation, and integration of results. In addition, this course will consider the assessment process.

Please note: the focus of this course is on “A” level assessment tools (i.e., tools that do not require graduate level training in statistics and psychometrics). Commonly used “B” level assessment tools (e.g., those that require specialized training or a graduate degree in psychology) will also be introduced. However, it is important to note that completion of this course will not qualify you to administer/interpret “B” level assessment tools. Participants in this course will be expected to purchase a package of assessment tools for use during the course.

Participants will develop or enhance counselling, coaching, and other interpersonal communication skills to a paraprofessional level.

In today’s work environment, career management professionals require skills to work with diverse clients. This course will explore the similarities and differences in working with a wide variety of client groups and provide tips for tailoring strategies appropriately.

This course will expand on the traditional and emerging career development theories, models, and strategies introduced in Career Development Foundations, Emerging Theories, and Models to provide an additional 10 hours of career-theory training.