Course Outline:

Workshop Overview

Job search and career development practitioners are called upon to assist clients in making successful short-term job transitions and identify long-term career options. Often, these transitions are unwelcome and unplanned. To help clients become successful, we need to provide a simple but comprehensive framework, and special coaching skills to facilitate, guide and nudge clients to move from comfort to success. Participants will demonstrate competencies in using the Knowdell 4 Step Model supported by 5 Key Questions, the Career Development & Job Search Profile, and four Knowdell career assessment card sorts. They will practice enhanced coaching skills, and learn to help clients navigate the changing workplace. Current resources will be shared.

Workshop Content:

1. The Composition and Configuration of Jobs, and Career Paths in The 21st Century

2. The Importance and Impact of Emotions on Job and Career Transitions

3. Career Assessment Tools
a. Prioritizing Career Values
b. Identifying Transferable Skills
c. Identifying and Understanding Motivation
d. Understanding Work and Management Style Assessing
e. Career Interests
f. Organizing Assessment Results

4. Job and Career Exploration
a. How to Use Libraries and The Internet
b. Building a Personal Network
c. Rewarding Your Contacts

5. How to Focus on an Immediate Job Objective or a Long-Term Career Goal
a. Matching Skills and Motivation With Tasks
b. Matching Styles with Managers and Peers
c. Matching Career Values with Organizational Values
d. Hands-on Practice in Goal Setting

6. Building and Managing a Job Development Plan or a Career Strategy Plan

7. Hands-On Practice of Coaching Technique

The Coach as ASSESSOR • Assessing Attributes and Giving Objective Feedback • The Coach as INFORMATION PROVIDER • How to Provide Information on Options and Barriers • The Coach as REFERRAL AGENT • Understanding How and When to Refer Clients Out • The Coach as GUIDE • How to Guide Clients Without Directing Them • The Coach as TUTOR Techniques for Coaching to Obtain Client Movement

8. Leveraging Technology to drive career coaching and counselling.


In order to achieve the course objectives, the programme delivery will be reasonably flexible in presentation style. It will be highly interactive with pre-course preparations, instructor led discussions, individual and group practice sessions, short drama sketches and film shows to demonstrate and emphasise the issues being addressed, and role plays by participants as a way of reinforcing any principles under discussion.

As part of the certification process, participants will be required to conduct actual career coaching sessions that will be recorded and graded.

Who Should Attend

Human Resource Managers • Outplacement Consultants • Career Development Facilitators • Career Counselors • Career Coaches • Career Advisors • Career Consultants • Job Search Trainers • College Counselors • Counselor Educators

Course Duration: 3 days

Date: Nov. 29th –  Dec. 1st

Course Fees: N180,000 (10% discount applies if sending 2-3 delegates; 20% discount applies if sending 4 and above)
Please note that the fees include classroom instruction, materials, refreshments, independent grading of work product and certificate

Please make payments to the following account:

Account Name: Institute of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Account number: 1015162301
Bank: Zenith Bank