Career Work is Justice Work

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This course encourages you to ask questions that have remained unasked, to think deeply about your own experiences of work as they form the spectrum of privilege and opportunity you have in your life, and to shift your career services practice to better incorporate ideas of justice for all workers. It asks you to think about how you employ or not the concepts of social justice in your career work. 

The primary audience for this course is any career services professional (e.g., coaches, facilitators, human resource professionals, counselors, psychologists) working with those less privileged in the workforce as well as you that work with those more privileged. The principles and achievements of justice through work must be inclusive of all across universal work environments if we envision a just world-of-work. 

Your Instructor: Brian Hutchison
Brian Hutchison, Ph.D., LPC, CCCE is a member of the core faculty in counselor education at Walden University. Dr. Hutchison received his doctorate degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Pennsylvania State University and has worked as a career, school, and mental health counselor and clinical supervisor.
Dr. Hutchison is the Past-President of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA), Editor of the Asia Pacific Career Development Journal, and past Treasurer of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Brian’s scholarship is infused into three primary scholarship areas: international issues in career/ school counseling, career theory and practice integration, and counselor training/ education broadly defined. He has more than four dozen journal publications pertaining to school and career counseling theory, international career development, social justice and cross-cultural communication, and specific counseling interventions. Dr. Hutchison is a Contributing Editor for the book International Practices of Career Services, Credentialing and Training.
Brian’s career consultation and education work operates within the brand of Global Career Guy where he specializes in developing career education products and programs, on-line career coaching and mentorship, and web-based education and networking tools for global career professionals.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  Better understand your own experiences, thoughts, and beliefs about work and justice.

  Think about work and how it is valued in our society.

  Define social justice and apply its tenets to professional career services work.

  Identify your own experiences of boundaries and freedoms within your educational and work history.

  Describe critical consciousness as a goal of coaching and counseling.

  Employ 5 self-care/self-exploration activities to do your own work around social justice.

  Employ 5 activities/interventions into your career services practice that enhance critical consciousness within the career domain.