[Replacing Spencer Niles]
Authenticity, Integrity and Virtue: The Foundations of Green Career Development
Green career development is more than an office recycling program. It challenges clients and career counsellors to anchor their identity in who they really are, to seek out their natural life patterns and to express their life / career values. Green career development is relevant during the good times and during the bad times. This keynote address will explore what it means to apply green career development principles to working life and to the process of helping clients.
Dr Norman E Amundson is a leader in career development research, counsellor education and practitioner training. He is a Professor in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
His research focuses on counselling methods, an action-oriented hope model, and the transition experience for unemployed clients and various immigration groups. His numerous lectures, articles, workshops and seminars emphasize the importance of imagination, creativity, cultural awareness, hope and active engagement in the career counselling process. His publications include over 100 journal articles; training DVDs; a number of books – many of which have been translated into different languages; and several career workbooks.
Dr Amundson has played active leadership roles within the career development sector, in Canada and internationally, including the British Columbia Career Development Association, the US-based National Career Development Association and the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance.