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Career Development

DFWI programs are directly funded by the Province of Alberta, and/or Government of Canada and other private or not for profit organizations. These programs provide employment training opportunities to all Albertans to increase their opportunities to their employment situation.

Directions For Wellness Inc. workshops are solidly based and delivered from an Adult Educational perspective. All of our workshops can be customized for each individual. All are designed to:

  • Engage the individual’s preferred learning style;
  • Be experiential based utilizing Dr. David Kolb theories;
  • Engage the cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.

The Career Development workshops use a variety of Alberta Works publications as the workshop foundation, reference material and as participant workbooks. We propose the following sequence for the Career Development workshops:

  1. Conduct of Work
  2. Career Planning
  3. Resumé Writing
  4. Interview Skills
  5. Job Search Techniques
  6. Job Retention

Conduct of Work:
Adapted from Grant MacEwan’s Employability Skills program, Conduct of Work establishes and reinforces the expectations by the participants. The intent is for the participants to utilize the program in the same manner as a workplace environment.

Career Planning:
This workshop is based on Alberta Works (AW) Career Planner: Choosing an Occupation. Utilizing the five step process participants; assess, research choose and prepare for a suitable occupation. The individual participants’ career action plan summarizes their top two career choices and identifies a realistic plan of action.

Resumé Writing:
This workshop is based on AW Job Seekers Handbook and provides the basics of resume research, production and guides participants to develop a personal resume draft.

Interview Skills:
A facilitator lead experiential based workshop provides the basics for interview preparation and the opportunity to role play a variety of interview situations.

Job Search Techniques:
An experiential based workshop based on AW’s Advanced Techniques for Work Search Workbook. The workshop reviews current techniques to help promote employment skills in today’s competitive job market. Other topics include identifying work culture and management style preferences and success fully negotiating job offers.

Job Retention:
Job Retention Strategies is based on AW’s Job Smart: Tips for staying employed. This workshop encourages employee maintenance strategies and the top reasons for dismal and termination.