Our Virtual Skills for Career Development Practitioners research project, funded by the Future Skills Centre, is moving quickly through the Literature Review phase. We have created a long list of questions that we are hoping previously published research will answer. Here are a few of them:
During the last week of May, we will host two meetings of our Virtual Learning Consortium (VLC). The first meeting will be to review the project and the expectations of the VLC. We will also have facilitated discussions around the personal experiences of CDPs transitioning to online services. The second meeting will be a continuation of personal experience discussions and a review of the online survey questions.
- Did the move to virtual services exacerbate existing challenges serving clients?
- What are the new challenges since moving to virtual services?
- Why is this research important?
- Has the typical percentage of time given to topics changed with moving online?
- Has the move online changed delivering counselling skills, such as active listening or motivational interviewing?
Thank you to our VLC members for volunteering to be a part of this project:
- Michelle Luhr, YMCA of Greater Vancouver
- Shameemah Kalaichelvan, Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)
- Jo-Ann Baker, Community Futures North Okanagan
- Bruce Buxton, Buxton Consulting
- Janet Evans, Triangle Community Resources
- Kyla Kershaw, Workforce Development Consulting of Northern BC
- Annette Borrows, Community Futures South Fraser & Canadian Association of Supported Employment
- TBD, Kootenay Career Development Society
Want to be involved in this project? You can respond to our online survey in June and if you have a specialized area of practice serving an underrepresented group, then you can volunteer to be a part of our facilitated focus groups in July. Please contact me if you have any questions about the project. I'm always excited to talk about it!