Oct 16 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unloking Potential with the Change it Up Approach: A Holistic and Strenghts-Based Approach to Career Development

This is a webinar! 

As career practitioners, whether in individual or group sessions, we interact with various clients, including those with multiple barriers or diverse needs. These clients or students may require additional strategies and techniques for empowering them and helping them succeed in their careers and educational paths. 

This FREE webinar will introduce you to the Change It Up (CiU) approach to counselling and teaching and will offer you the opportunity to explore the “how” of working in the field of career counselling, focusing on questions such as: How do we help people grow and learn? How do we create experiences with deep results? How do we build on strengths, those of ourselves and our learners/clients? 

The CiU approach, based on decades of research, incorporates the Fab 5 principles: hands-on, learner-centred, holistic, strength-based and trauma-aware. Successfully implemented in alternative education programs for over a decade in First Nations communities, it achieved extraordinary results with 86% employed or in further education. The program includes a comprehensive collection of workshop packages, making it an incredible asset for educators and facilitators who offer employment, pre-employment and/or foundational skills programming. 

Why Career Practitioners Should Attend:

In this 1-hour webinar, participants will have the chance to get an overview of the 10-hour long CiU training program and understand its unique approach that has contributed to its success in both group and individual counselling settings. By the end of the session, participants will have discovered practical tools that can effectively assist them in their work with clients and gained insights into the benefits of applying the CiU approach in their practice. Participants will also leave the webinar with one of the 15 ready-to-use workshops available in the CiU program. The Explorer Mindset—Open to Learning workshop will be useful in helping to answer questions such as: How can I best respond to challenges and learn new things? How to shift mindsets when challenged? What circumstances lead to the most growth and learning? 

Key Learning Take-aways

  • How to support clients with a multitude of complexities that can impact their journey 
  • How to build on strengths, those of ourselves and our learners/clients 
  • How the Change it Up (CiU) approach helps use a strengths-based, trauma-aware, learner-centred, hands-on and holistic approach to counselling and teaching 
  • How to use the workshop template “Explorer Mindset—Open to Learning,” to help clients and students answer questions about their learning and growth 

This is a FREE webinar! 

Date: Monday, October 16th, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm- 1: 00 pm ET

Cost: Free

Use this link to learn more about and register for this webinar:

  • Language: English


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