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Anne’s career story in radio, Cindy’s in high impact volunteeri​sm

May
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May 23, 2012


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Anne Lavrih has been working in radio for over 20 years and has done just about everything along the way. She’s been a club and concert reporter, traffic and news reporter, and even a ski and snowboard reporter. More recently Anne has been a writer, news editor and is currently the newsroom co-ordinator at 680News. She teaches Radio News and Career Management at Centennial College. Tune in for Anne’s career story in radio, and tips to break into the exciting world of broadcasting.

After selling her successful internet business in 2006, Cindy Ross Pedersen realigned her focus to supporting nonprofit organizations. She donates 1,000 hours of strategic consulting a year, mentors students and new entrepreneurs, and is developing new models for high impact volunteerism for Boomers. Cindy volunteers as a board member of the University of Toronto Alumni Association, and supports students and graduates through mentorship, hosting for the Dinner with 12 Strangers, and keynoting at events like Backpack to Briefcase. Dial us in to find out about Cindy’s meteoric internet career, her exit, and entrance to a new career and life.

Tune in, learn, enjoy, and send your questions by email as you listen in on these two career stories. Career Buzz is on Wednesday May 23, 11am-noon Eastern, listen live from your computer at ciut.fm or tune to 89.5 FM in Toronto.

Sparks from May 9 when Career Buzz explored the value of career conversations.

Professor Frans Meijers is a top researcher in the area of career guidance in the Netherlands. He shared with listeners all that’s wrong about career conversations with youth in school, and how to right it. But why doesn’t the education system work to help youth with this important task? “It doesn’t work because you only can build your [career] identity, you can only develop your heart on the basis of real life experience and schools don’t offer real life experiences.” This episode is really worth a listen.

CareerCycles Tip: Want to help your teenager or young adult develop their career? Professor Frans Meijers says: help them engage in experiences then talk to them about it. Find out how to implement Prof Meijers’ simple formula: Listen to the whole interview Listen to our inspiring past shows

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Professional Training Introductory TeleWorkshop

May
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Introductory TeleWorkshop to CareerCycles Method of Practice (MoP) & Holistic Narrative Career Professional (HNCP) Designation Professional Training

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 1:30pm ET

Click to listen to or download the TeleWorkshop held on October 6th, 2011

In this TeleWorkshop, you’ll get an overview of how to apply a narrative approach to working with clients who are asking ‘What now?’ in their careers and lives. You will also learn about the published CareerCycles framework and Method of Practice, and how you can apply it in your work.

Please join us and start learning how to listen to stories with a greater understanding to help clients arrive at new levels of awareness. We’ll save time for Q & A, and provide an overview of the upcoming professional training opportunities, so you can apply and integrate this holistic framework effectively in a variety of settings with a diversity of clients.

For details on our upcoming Professional Training opportunities, click here…

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

Get your story straight, and right your career

May
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May 9, 2012

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Work-Life Narratives: authoring the future of career. An engaging hour of radio featuring experts in developing your career identify through your stories, and the value of career conversations.

This Wednesday’s Career Buzz guests are experts in narratives at work, and writing as a transformative tool for career management. They’ll share highlights of their transformation-through-writing model which features a four step process: sensing, sifting, focusing, understanding. Frans Meijers, PhD will tell you about his research showing career dialogue as a central part of any powerful environment for career learning. Narrative career approaches are also brought to life in university level courses designed and led by both Frans and our other guest, writer, poet and visiting professor Reinekke Lengelle. They’ll talk about the courses that explore life and career themes through writing, conversation, and their work on “career construction” stories.

Reinekke Lengelle, is a writer, poet, and visiting graduate professor at Athabasca University in Alberta. She designs and teaches graduate courses in the area of writing for personal and professional development. Her co-written article about Narratives at Work with Frans Meijers, was recently published in the British Journal of Career Guidance and Counselling.

Frans Meijers, PhD, is a top researcher in the area of career guidance in the Netherlands. He’s also professor of pedagogy and career development at the University of The Hague. His research shows that career learning takes place as a result of experiential learning and a dialogue about those experiences. This finding has led Frans to develop professional training programs for teachers in how to have true career conversations.

Tune in, learn, enjoy, and send your questions by email as you listen in on these two experts. Career Buzz is on Wednesday May 9, 11am-noon Eastern, listen live from your computer at ciut.fm or tune to 89.5 FM in Toronto.

Sparks from April 25 when Career Buzz explored volunteering to develop your career.

Michael Gustar of Volunteer Hamilton gave an example about using volunteering to for career planning. “We had a student who really wanted to be a veterinarian. She volunteered in an animal hospital and very quickly found out there’s no way she’d be a vet. The reason was she was so passionate and loved being around animals so much that she couldn’t stand being around the pain aspect. So she worked in social services and worked with the human animal instead.” Michael elaborated on the value of volunteering: “Volunteering can be a huge assist on the career path. It can help you hone skills, learn new skills, practice skills. It can help you in networking and finding out where the opportunities lay, and it can help you know where you don’t want to go.”

CareerCycles Tip: Try this short five step experience to milk your volunteer experiences to help you make career and life choices. 1) Think of one of your volunteer activities. 2) Write two qualities of the experience you liked. 3) Write two qualities you didn’t like, and for each one, name what you know you want now because of what you didn’t like, e.g. ‘didn’t like boring tasks, know now I want more challenging tasks.’ 4) Write two skills you enjoyed using. 5) Look at the four desires and two skills and ask yourself: What can I do in my career and life to live these six elements? Contact your local volunteer organization to find more opportunities, e.g. http://www.volunteertoronto.ca/ Listen to the whole interview featuring Heather McDonald of Toronto Cyclists Union, and Shawn Kelly.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.

by Mark Franklin

Practice Leader at CareerCycles, Toronto-based career management social enterprise: career counselling, employee engagement, training.