Hope and optimism have been demonstrated as significant predictors of career success, academic and task performance, illness recovery, and job satisfaction. Yet, in the midst of a pandemic, many people have lost hope and a vision for their futures.
By using Hope-Action Theory, career development professionals can assist individuals to get their careers back on track, mid and post-pandemic. Through case examples and brief activities related to the theory’s core components (hope, self-reflection, self-clarity, visioning, goal-setting and planning, implementing, and adapting), this webinar will help career practitioners to better understand their students’ and clients’ career concerns and assist them in their career development and job search, regardless of context.
Our presenters are the co-authors of Career Recovery: Creating Hopeful Careers in Difficult Times (Niles, Amundson, Neault, & Yoon, 2020). They will share tips and techniques you can use in your career counseling and coaching practice.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Understand the importance of hope to career recovery in the pandemic.
- Recognize how the pandemic has disrupted many careers.
- Explore hope-action competencies–hope, self-reflection, self-clarity, visioning, goal-setting and planning, implementing, and adapting–as a means to career recovery.
- Apply Hope-Action Theory to assist clients in their career development and job search.