Norman Amundson is a University of British Columbia Professor Emeritus in Counselling Psychology. His PhD is from the University of Alberta and he also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Umea, Sweden. He has worked in the career development field for over 40 years. Dr Amundson’s work highlights the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors and hope. The foundation for much of this work is his award-winning book, Active Engagement (a new edition of this book was released in 2018). He has been actively involved in national and international professional associations and his leadership and contributions have been recognized by CERIC as well as by groups such as the Canadian Career Development Foundation, the US-based National Career Development Association and the Swedish Career Development Association.
Andrea Fruhling is an Organizational Consultant, and a Career and Leadership Coach. She is also a founding partner of Doubleknot Works. Andrea enjoys helping individuals and leaders develop strengths, communication and creative problem-solving skills through workshop facilitation and coaching. Andrea is a Certified Organizational Coach (University of British Columbia) with a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation through the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her work is interactive with a focus on creativity, hope, active strengths-based learning and team engagement. Andrea lives on the west coast of Canada in Steveston, BC with her husband and three sons.
Career Development Creative Lab – Come Stretch Your Imagination!
Explore how imagination and creativity can be applied to a variety of career development tools. Work with mapping, drawing, metaphors and physical action to create new possibilities. This workshop moves beyond existing tools to consider new adaptations and applications for individual and group practice. The presenters will both illustrate a process and facilitate experiential learning. The Create Lab takes into account “Active Engagement” and career coaching strategies, and moves to the next level of imaginative career development. Stretch your imagination and come away with new perspectives on the development and application of career development interventions. Appreciate how career development activities can be adjusted to better fit with individual and cultural variation.
- Understand how to apply imagination and creativity to career development
- Gain experience in applying this perspective to existing career development interventions
- Exposure to a variety of new career intervention adaptations