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Jayne's feedback was precisely what I needed to
stay on track and re-affirmed what I already had knowledge of. Also, it built
professional confidence to have gentle redirection when I wasn't quite spot on
and had me open my mind to new ways of thinking.
Up until now, my case coordination was based on my own experiences and my preferred activities for a client’s job search. I favoured the assessments as I had personal experience with them and felt they were quite useful. Now I realize so many variables were never taken into account and this was not fair to the clients. I think one of the main impacts [the Theories and Ethics courses] will have on me is to move toward a much more objective approach with an improved focus on inclusivity.
To be honest, I cannot truly find the words to define the impact this course has had on my work as a career practitioner because I am feeling so elated just knowing I have all this information and [I look forward] to continuing to learn, better understand and practice this knowledge with clients.
~ Barb Litwin, Theories and Ethics student
Thank you again, Roberta, for the true pleasure of learning. You have a lovely style of teaching and facilitating. I'm grateful for this course and the opportunities to apply it while in class. Now at work I'll have some great ways to offer guidance that will increase my confidence.
~ Christine Boyd, Nelson BC, Career Management Counselor. Kootenay Career Development Society, Stress Management and Meditation Facilitator
Taking this course has definitely reinforced for me why I think that all people working as career development practitioners should take a course on ethics, especially one specific to our field. Ethical practice is fundamental to our work. I feel that my learning objectives were met fully and if I could do one thing differently it would be to have taken this course earlier.
CM - Ethics Student
Having worked as a career facilitator for Douglas College for five years work collaboration with case managers has been a constant factor; hence my understanding of case management is of solid nature but not particularly deep. As such, I decided to take the case manager certification to enhance my understanding. I had no idea what to expect from the course and quietly questioned whether it would be worth the while or provide me with any new knowledge. Two days into the course I had my answers – yes this course exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Course outlines, Course material, Learning Objectives, as well as Feed Back from participants and instructors, were very useful and relevant. I recommend this course to anyone who values continuous learning.
~ Denise Ayi-Bonte, Case Manager Student
As always, Dr. Diana Abath is an amazing
facilitator, her insights and assertions are valued and inspired me so much.
The Case Manager course is a cutting edge, integrative, inspiring approach to Case Management . . . offering practical and motivational content to help you gain the courage to take charge of your case loads. I strongly recommend the course to anyone seeking a new approach to Case Management.
~ Emmanuel Shamatutu, CCDP, Senior Career Consultant Career Builder Plus David lam Campus
Ennie Chipembere Chikwema
It’s a real honor and privilege to be on your program, to be taught by you, to read you and to be going into partnership with you Thank you for everything you have done and are doing for the career development profession in Canada and abroad. One of them being designing a very robust and good program that is also open to international students who would otherwise not have accessed such professional development. My people and I thank you and your team
Ennie Chipembere Chikwema, Head – Programme Quality, M&E, Learning and Knowledge | Actionaid International
I was initially reluctant to sign up for an on-line course as I prefer a face-to-face interaction in class. I was pleasantly surprised how participation in various topic-focused forums gave me a feeling of connection with other virtual classmates and that I could tap onto wisdom and knowledge of others just as if I would have done it in class. The website was very easy to navigate and all the necessary information and materials were easily accessible. The topics were related to my current job and many times after forums or assignments I was more inspired and motivated to do more and be a better Job Developer!
The Life Strategies team members were effective and provided me with feedback and information on a very timely and efficient manner.
I will definitely recommend you to other Job Developers who didn't have a chance to experience your well-designed course.
~ Gulnara Aituarova, Job Developer, ISSofBC Skills Connect Program
Taking courses through Life Strategies has been such an invaluable experience; the instructors are fantastic, the course content excellent and on-line learning environment allows isolated communities to keep up-to date and take courses. There are so many courses that I still want to take so I this is definitely not the end.
~ Janice Adams, CCDP, B.ED., Career Practitioner/Manager of Fort Nelson Employment Services, CMPP Student
I sure enjoyed participating in this Job Club Coach training program. I have learned so much new information which I am going to implement with clients that come through our doors along with sharing with my coworkers. I have learned a lot more on how to produce marketing resumes to pass the elimination factors. I also was so glad to learn about resume “Headlines” as an awesome tool to put onto a resume… I sure enjoyed the adult facilitation component and I’m going to put some of my new knowledge into my upcoming computer training… I didn’t think there were so many steps for interviews. I am going to reread my material in leisure to sponge all the great information that was provided.
~ Jocelyn Isnardy, Williams Lake Employment Services, Resource Centre Coordinator
Joscelyn A. Davis, President & CEO, JADE Strategies, Inc.
I'm truly looking forward to activating the knowledge I've acquired from this course. I believe I have a solid base from which to launch thanks to the excellent facilitation and flexible format I experienced in the October 2017 online cohort.
Initially, I had doubts about the effectiveness of an online course for this subject-matter. However, between Cassie's strong subject knowledge and engagement skills and Roberta Neault's additional involvement, this course turned out to be an excellent experience. I learned much from them, as well as from my colleagues in the course. As a working adult in the United States, I also appreciated the work-at-your-own-pace approach, which allowed me to be able to take the course.
As I expected, this was another awesome course! I enjoyed learning about the Let’s CHAT! model and can see its application in my current and future work.
~ Karen Cross, BSW, RRP, Employment Consultant, Nanaimo, BC
The instructor really added to the forum discussions on each topic and responded on a personal basis. She added many relevant and thought-provoking statements, making the learning experience much richer. She was attentive and encouraging.
I found this course to be excellent. Informative with so much applicable information to be used immediately in your daily practice. Very thought-provoking and makes you reflect on your own and your organization's ethics and principles.
Its a great reminder of what I’m here for and to truly set boundaries and respect for self and client.
There’s so much you can learn and take from this course and others feedback.
Your feedback is much appreciated. A related course I recently completed didn’t provide feedback on assignments other than whether or not we had passed, so now I'm doubly aware of how great the Life Strategies courses are!
~ Maggie Rogers, CMPP Student
It is not possible for a working professional to
enroll for a regular course. An online course likes this gave me so much
flexibility and time to learn. I learned at my own pace and had possibilities
to manage other stuff. It is definitely worth learning on an online
As a grandfathered Certified Career Development Professional, I found taking the program expanded my horizons and deepened my understanding while respecting and valuing my experience. I balked at having to do the project in order to get certification. However, after having completed a practical project that enhances my work, I can say it was well worth the time and energy. I fully intend on continuing taking courses as life-long learning is a part of me, and Life Strategies gives me programming that fits into my lifestyle.
~ Marion Storm, CMPP Student
Matt Baumgartner, Career Developer
I have already recommended it to my co-workers as it will help them be better coaches with our clients and to understand the process on help to move the clients forward.Very good course would recommend it for career coaches. Lot's of great tools to use in my tool book.
I very much enjoyed the course...there was much to take away for those working in business. Marking was prompt and the feedback was excellent. There are lots of take-aways in terms of handouts and the ability to reconnect or stay connected via the Life Strategies Learn Online Reconnect. Excellent resources, excellent timeframe for those working full-time and excellent tutor support. Thanks for the opportunity to learn something that I will use at work on a regular basis. I have already drafted 2 proposals…
~ Nancy Scammell, Proposal Writing / Responding to RFPs Student
I took up the Career Development Foundations, Emerging Theories, and Model course as part of a series of mandatory requirements. What started as part of a formality, ended up by being a very instructive and fun activity. The course was well-organised, the activities were very interesting, and the support provided by the instructor (Herky) and the student coordinator (Casie) was excellent. Great experience!
~ Sandra Pelaez, CMPP Student
I have enjoyed this course tremendously and have learned above and beyond what I thought I would learn. This course has not only upgraded my skills and given me a certification in psychometric assessments but has opened a whole new field of occupation options for me to look into. This course has met my goals and more. Thank you.
~ Sergine Gauvin, CPE 510/521 Student
I am now in my third class at Life Strategies and although there are sometimes challenges because I am not currently a career practitioner, I see many similarities to my experiences managing people. It is my first online class experience and I am very impressed with it. Having been responsible for online user experience in my past, I have found the navigation very user friendly and have engaged more in it than I thought I might.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my two on line courses, theories, and ethics. I deal with so much everyday, it gave me some practical information to refer to. I also enjoyed reading all the blogs from the courses, and the instructors gave helpful questions and advice
~ Wendy Lacroix, Wage Subsidy Coordinator,
Kootenay Career Development Society - Building Futures