Career Key

Author: Career Key's President and CEO, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, J.D.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Focus on What Career Interventions Work at CANNEXUS 2010

One of our scientifically valid assessments, The Career Decision Profile, will be in the spotlight at January's CANNEXUS 2010, the premier national career development conference in Canada. "Measuring the Impact of Career Interventions: How Do You Know It Works?" is especially relevant given this challenging budget environment. Every dollar has to demonstrate results.

Felicity Morgan and Joan McCurdy-Meyers from the University of Toronto Mississauga Career Centre will be presenting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Jan. 26) of the conference. I took the liberty of quoting the abstract below from the preliminary programme:

Measuring the Impact of Career Interventions:
How Do You Know It Works?

Career counsellors have developed many different types of interventions to assist their populations. Most of us check in with our clients as to their satisfaction with our work, but do we fully measure what impact our interventions have?

The University of Toronto Mississauga Career Centre has undertaken a multi-year project to measure the impact of our career planning workshops beyond the post workshop evaluation form. Using the Career Decision Profile and other measures, we’re analyzing what effect our workshops might be having, examining results for statistical significance and effecting changes to our interventions along the way.

Our session will explain the process we’ve gone through, the positives and the negatives, how we think we’ve benefited and some possible next steps.
I am also giving a presentation at CANNEXUS 2010 - the subject of a different post. Early Bird conference registration rates end on November 15 so make sure to register soon!

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