Passion, Motivation & Privilege: Reconsidering “Following Your Bliss.”
This interactive session will interrogate the concept of “following your bliss” through an exploration of the benefits and drawbacks of turning one’s so-called “passion” into a career, and the position “privilege” holds within this discussion. It will explore how intricately tied a client’s career preparation is to motivation and work readiness; as well as the significance of their willingness to engage in a journey of self-discovery. Session attendees will learn about the relevance of intrinsic versus extrinsic motivation and the importance of educating clients on the value of investing in their career journeys (a process that runs from cradle to grave).
This discussion will demonstrate how doing so will result in increased career satisfaction, and how viewing one’s career through a growth mindset, rather than a fixed desire, can potentially lead to an increase in workplace retention and professional development.
This session is intended to be interactive, including breakout room discussions, online vision boards, and other virtual tools. While there will be some research and theory, the intent is also for us to have a guided conversation and learn from each other.
1. Tools to increase client self-exploration
2. Increased worker satisfaction and retention
3. Debunking common career counselling myths
Career and Workforce Development Professionals; Educators; Employers/Industry; HR Specialists; Government/Policy Analysts
Zoom link will be sent 24 hours before the session.
- Language: English