Spencer (Skip) Niles, President of the National Career Development Association, Dean of the College of Education at William and Mary
Most of us would agree that having a sense of hope is critical to positive career and educational planning. Without it, there is no reason to expect anyone to become actively engaged in the planning process. In fact, many young people who leave school early do so because they have no hope that their school experiences will lead to meaningful future opportunities. Hope, however, is necessary but insufficient for focused planning. There are macro-steps related to the career self-management process that drive effective planning. We identify those macro-steps as: engaging in self-reflection, developing self-clarity, creating a meaningful vision of one’s future possibilities, making goals and identifying plans, taking action, and adapting to new information as a result of the actions one has taken. This lifelong process grounded in action-oriented hope constitutes the core of the action-oriented hope model of career development.
This webinar introduces participants to this model, provides interventions connected to each step, and offers a case study for applying the model with a career counseling client.
As a result of participating in this webinar, learners will:
- Understand ways in which hope is core to career development.
- Learn the theoretical foundations for the action-oriented hope-centered model.
- Be able to apply this model with their clients.
- Integrate the Hope-Centered Career Inventory into career counseling interventions.