Busy Career and HR Management Specialists

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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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Flexible Professional Development for

Busy Career and HR Management Specialists

Presented by:

Roberta Neault, PhD, CCC, RRP

Krista Maydew, MA, GCDF

Life Strategies Ltd.

www.lifestrategies.ca / info@lifestrategies.ca

Overview


Introductions / Goals


The Unregulated World of Certifications and CEUs


The Impact of a Knowledge Economy


Role Conflicts: Fitting in the Role of “Learner”


e
-
Learning


An Overview


10 Tips for Thriving in the Virtual World of e
-
Learning


e
-
Learning Opportunities


Questions and Answers / CEU Verification Forms


The Unregulated World of
Certifications and CEUs

The Unregulated World

of Certification and CEUs


Unregulated professions


Self
-
regulated professions


Certification


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


The Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)


“In January 2009, Canada's premiers agreed to amend the AIT
to remove labour mobility barriers for certified workers so they
will be able to move freely to work where opportunities exist.”
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/labourmobility/ait.html




The Ethics of Lifelong Learning


Canadian Standards and Guidelines


1.b.
-

Self
-
Improvement


Canadian Council of Human Resource Associations


Code of Ethics #8
-

Professional Growth


Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association


Code of Ethics C1
-

General Responsibility


In the information society,

lifelong learning has become the rule...

Better professional training

would enhance worker employability and

upgrade the general skill level of the workforce

~
Committee on Economic Affairs and Development



The Impact of A Knowledge Economy

The Impact of a Knowledge Economy


1977


“I’m finished school”


2010


“Tracking CEUs”


What’s your experience?


How has the expectation of lifelong learning
impacted you?

Defining Challenges

Role Conflicts:

Fitting in the Role of “Learner”

Current Reality


Busy lives


A commitment to continuous learning


A quest for work
-
life balance


Increased expectations (internal/external)


Role conflict: A juggling act



Need to practice what we preach


Adhere to ethical codes


Maintain currency

Work/Life Conflict


There is no "one size fits all" solution …different
policies, practices and strategies will be needed
to reduce each of the five components of
work/life conflict


Role overload


Work to family interference


Family to work interference


Caregiver strain


Negative work to family
spillover


~ Health Canada Study, Duxbury & Higgins, 2003


The Challenges


Fitting learning into busy lives and workplaces


Accommodating conflicting work/life demands


Accessing specialized topics in diverse regions


Overcoming time and money limitations


Sustainability

e
-
Learning

e
-
Language


Asynchronous


Posting to forums but not in “real time”


Synchronous


Chats


Webinars


Self
-
Paced


Online or Packages (Print, DVD, or Software)


Mixed Mode


Combination of online and classroom
-
based


Facilitated


Instructor
-
Led

e
-
Learning Formats


Self
-
study


Interactive CD
-
ROM


Interactive website


Facilitated online learning


Synchronous


Asynchronous


Mixed
-
mode / Blended


Combined different modes of instruction

Benefits of e
-
Learning


Flexibility


Provide access to education anytime, anywhere!


Minimize role conflict / Maximize work
-
life balance


Accommodate travel and work/family schedules


Become part of a global community of learners


Affordability


Cost effective access to quality instructors


Continue working and earning while in school


Enhanced “Essential Skills”


Reading Text, Document Use, Writing, Working with
Others, Thinking Skills, and Computer Use



Going “Green”


Minimize carbon footprint / no commuting



Who is Learning Online?


Students from anywhere in the world w
ith

Internet access


From rural communities as well as urban
centres


Students who require flexible schedules, due to


Family / work responsibilities


Travel / relocation


Shift work


Other training (e.g., competitive athletes)


Students who need accessible learning


To accommodate disabilities


Due to lack of transportation


Are they techies?


Rarely…most are new to e
-
learning


Many are mid
-
career or older


e
-
Learners say they value…


The ability to
progress rapidly

and in a manner
that allows practical application


Interactive, very supportive, relaxed environment



A high
-
quality learning experience that allows
students to
tailor learning to their needs


A
diverse

group of students interacting and
bringing
different skill sets

to a discussion


The opportunity to
achieve my career goals in
the comfort
of my home


e
-
Learning Readiness


Previous experience with


e
-
Learning


Navigating online


Using e
-
mail


Technology


Organization and time management


Communication preferences


Internet access


10 Tips for Thriving in the
Virtual World of
e
-
Learning

1.
Choose wisely

2.
Access a good computer and reliable high speed Internet

3.
Plan ahead

4.
Allocate specific time to
e
-
learning

5.
Don’t over commit

6.
Organize your study space, both physical and computer

7.
Clarify expectations

8.
Ask for what you need

9.
Maximize “lost time”


identify 5 minute tasks

10.
Print selectively


e
-
Learning Opportunities

Mixed
-
Mode / Blended

e
-
Learning Opportunities


Acadia University


MEd:
Counselling


Athabasca University


Certificate: Career Development / Master of
Counselling


Memorial University


Med:
Counselling

Psychology / Certificate: Career Development


Okanagan College


Career Facilitator Certificate


Ontario Institute for Studies in Education


MEd:
Counselling

Psychology /


MEd: Adult Education, Specialization in Work and Career


University of British Columbia


MEd / MA:
Counselling

Psychology


University of Victoria


MEd / MA:
Counselling

Psychology


Fully Online

e
-
Learning Opportunities


Conestoga College Certificate Programs


Career Development Practitioner / Career Foundations


Yorkville University


MA Counselling Psychology


Practicum is face
-
to
-
face


Continuing Education


Psychometric Assessments Qualification Program


Life Strategies
LearnOnline



Topical Intros


Basics of EAP (through Sutton Consulting)


Blueprint


Professional e
-
Communities and Networks


Certificate Programs (Facilitated e
-
Learning)


Survivability


Personality Dimensions
®


Career Management Professional (through Yorkville University)


Global Career Development Facilitator Program


Modularized specializations


Outplacement, Multicultural, Rehabilitation, Life Skills


Mapped to Canadian Standards and Guidelines


Pre
-
approved for CEUs for GCDF, CCC, RRP


Questions