QOTO122 Personal Development & Career Planning

QOTO122 Personal Development & Career Planning 0 Credits Instructor: Cathy Wilson 780 871 5756 Original Developer: Cathy Wilson Current Developer: Ca...
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QOTO122 Personal Development & Career Planning 0 Credits

Instructor: Cathy Wilson 780 871 5756 Original Developer: Cathy Wilson Current Developer: Cathy Wilson Reviewer: Margo Hines Created: 11/4/2015 Revised: Approval: 1/20/2016

The Implementation Date for this Outline is 2/16/2016

Copyright©2009 LAKELAND COLLEGE. [email protected] 2602 - 59 Avenue, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada T9V 3N7. Ph: 780 871 5700 5707 College Drive, Vermilion, Alberta, Canada T9X 1K5. Ph: 780 853 8400 Toll-free in Canada: 1 800 661 6490

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Personal Development & Career Planning Calendar Description Learners build on fundamental skills to move forward with career goals while developing selfconfidence by employing positive communication skills, managing information, problem solving and decision making. Networking and industry knowledge are expanded. Personal management and work/home/education balance are addressed. P/F.

Rationale This is a required course for the Oilfield Truck Operator program. The course provides learners with the necessary personal and employment skills and industry knowledge to enter the workforce successfully. Emphasis is placed on connecting current learning to cultural practices and traditional approaches where possible. A focus is also placed on future career and business planning.

Prerequisites None

Co-Requisites None

Course Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

outline strategies for additional career planning while cultivating further self-awareness. complete career assessments for future goal setting. set realistic personal and career goals with obtainable outcomes. identify, practice and monitor successful skills and strategies. communicate effectively with positive language through oral and written presentations. identify transferable and employability skills and expanding existing skill set. practice and monitor appropriate daily life skills for successful balance of home and school/work life.

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demonstrate positive lifestyle behaviours: organization, time-management, decisionmaking, relationship building. engage in strategies focused on conflict resolution, critical and creative thinking and problem solving. enhance financial literacy skills. collaborate as team members in varied roles. research and complete application for employment options. access resources beyond the current learning environment through networking, field trips, job fairs, and research of employment opportunities. enhance leadership capacity and build self-confidence through varied role involvement, presentation skill development and personal empowerment. distribute professional looking documents such as resumes, cover letters, letters of reference, safety certificates, driver abstracts etc. manage increased income and utilize budgets successfully.

Resource Materials Alberta Employment and Immigration and People, Skills and Workplace Resources. Email: [email protected] 1. Workability What You Need to Get & Keep a Job 2. Work Search Basics 3. Positive Works II 4. My Choices, My Work, My Life 5. Stretch Your Dollars BUDGETING BASICS Rabbior, Gary Money and Youth. Ontario Canadian Foundation for Economic Education. 2012. Print. TS Production. The Secret. TM2006 TS Production LLC. DVD Reference Resources: Aboriginal Financial Officers. First Nations Financial Fitness Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. Acknowledgements. © 2011 Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC. Canfield, Jack. The Success Principles How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. USA. HarperCollins Inc. 2005. Audio. Lang, Darcy. Focus on the 90% One Simple Tool to Change the Way You View Your Life. Regina. X-L Enterprises Inc. 2011. Print.

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Urban, Hal. Positive Words, Powerful Results Simple Ways to Honor, Affirm, and Celebrate Life. New York. Simon & Schuster, 2004. Print. Various instructor related resources and classroom-developed products.

Conduct of Course Most course content is addressed during class time however there will be opportunity to attend community planned events to explore cultural, employment, and personal development options. Some additional content will require completion outside of the regular classroom hours. It is imperative that learners complete all assignments as well group tasks following an absence. Time management is essential for success and missing work will receive a zero grade. Group work is essential to success.

Evaluation Procedures The final grade of the course is recorded as a Pass or Fail. A minimum grade of 70% is required to pass this course. Unit 1: Personal Awareness Unit II: Education, Career and Employment Planning Unit III: Organization and Time-management Unit IV: Personal Management Unit V: Healthy Lifestyle and Balance Unit VI: Relationships Unit VII: Financial Literacy Total

10% 30% 15% 15% 10% 10% 10% 100%

Grade Equivalents and Course Pass Requirements This course is graded as a pass or fail (P or F). A minimum grade of 70% is required to pass this course.

Attendance Attendance is mandatory and students must make every effort to be in class and at related activities on time. Attendance is recorded and assessed each week as students must maintain a strict 90% hourly attendance record during the course and in order to achieve a certificate of completion.

Course Units/Topics I.

Personal Awareness – Emotional Intelligence and Learning Style

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Explore personality types Determine personal learning style Identify motivators that cultivate self-awareness Explore and identify interests and values through self-reflection and sharing Explore attitude, self-talk strategies, motivation to develop positive habits for moving toward improved self-concept and desired outcomes

Education, Career and Employment Planning 1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

Review study skills: key words and concepts, highlighting, note taking, memory tricks, study/homework schedule, improving memory, mnemonics, improving reading, types of tests, test taking and alleviating anxiety, completing assignments, edit and revise, etc. Complete an aptitude test Determine pre-requisites and set SMART goals Explore methods of researching information/resources related to goal acquisition i.e. emerging programs and occupations, training opportunities, salary trends etc. Identify and assess transferable skills and plan for further educational or employment skill development

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Organization and Time-management (on-going during course) 1. Make a schedule and monitor adherence; put rewards in place when goals are met. 2. Review strategies for completing tasks on time through prioritizing. 3. Recognize procrastination by identifying those factors that interfere with goals and develop strategies to manage. 4. Identify and eliminate aspects of daily living that lead to unproductive time/results. 5. Complete regularly personal reflection through journal writing and shared presentation and group discussion.

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Personal Management 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Review and employ decision-making strategies geared to positive change. Practice and monitor daily positive behaviour changes while using assertive language based on exacting positive desired results – study language choices. Complete oral presentations regularly on a variety of topics to develop selfconfidence and build leadership capacity. Address problem-solving strategies through thinking critically and creatively: fact vs. opinion, faulty reasoning, steps to critical thinking, and the importance of appropriate humour. Identify best practices for conflict resolution at home, school and workplace.

Job Search and Interpersonal Skills 1. Document completion 2. On-line job search and application process 3. Job fair and employer connections 4. Interviews and follow ups

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Employment documents Interpersonal skills and expectations of employers, employees, clients and family once employed

Healthy Lifestyle and Balance 1. Study patterns of behaviour: good habits versus poor habits. 2. Review the need for rest and nutrition balanced with exercise. 3. Recognize stress and identify ways to build relaxation/leisure into routine. 4. Avoid environments with negative influence. 5. Seek positive influences and role models. 6. Identify aspects of mental, emotional and physical health contributing to the success of an individual. Relationships: School, home and workplace 1. Recognize the positive communication strategies work in all settings: Powerful words achieve powerful results. 2. Focus on personal presentation skills (language and posture) to achieve desired outcome. 3. Differentiate between family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances along with setting. 4. Develop listening skills. 5. Identify barriers to communication and strategies to break down barriers. 6. Explore strategies for conflict resolution and successful fierce conversations. 7. Recognize the difference between an individual and behaviour. 8. Develop a statement list to use in varied situations that can diffuse tension. Financial Literacy 1. Examine daily, weekly, monthly and annual expenditures. Track spending. 2. Identify the difference between want and need. 3. Develop a budget and recognize budget blowers. 4. Identify strategies for becoming financially secure. 5. Examine options for saving and plans available through employers. 6. Differentiate between credit and debt; assets and liabilities; good debt and bad debt. 7. Explore options for increasing income and reducing debt. 8. Research options provided by financial institutions and “shop” for a centre that meets your needs. 9. Examine personal spending taxes and income tax: provincial differences, filing returns, compounded interest, tax debt, etc. 10. Talk to your family about finances.

Copyright©2009 LAKELAND COLLEGE. 2602 - 59 Avenue, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada T9V 3N7. Ph: 780 871 5700 5707 College Drive, Vermilion, Alberta, Canada T9X 1K5. Ph: 780 853 8400 Toll-free in Canada: 1 800 661 6490 E-mail: [email protected]

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