Course Synopsis

The Career Advisor Training Course (CATC) was brought into Qatar and the GCC region by the Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) and is the first customized training course for career advisors in Qatar. The course is certified by Kuder, Inc., a world leader in career planning services.

The Career Advisor Training Course aims to equip individuals with the basic skills and essential knowledge of career advising and planning, and provide them with tools and activities so that they can assist our youth to embark on ultimate career journeys.

The course will run from 7-11 May 2017, from 8:00am to 2:00pm, at the Education City Recreation Center, for five days. This batch of the course will be for Arabic speakers only.

 

Who should attend?

  • Career Advisors
  • Academic/Vocational Counsellors
  • HR Personnel (especially those involved in National Development Activities)
  • Parents (the influence they exercise on their children’s career decisions is tremendous – they can be considered as their home career advisors)
  • Instructors/Professors
  • Scholars (researchers, advanced degree students, etc.)
  • Other people with general interest in career development

    Objectives and Outputs

    1. What is the value for the individuals?
  • To gain career skills that will outfit them for a potential position as a career advisor
  • To gain insight into their own career development and that of their children
  • To demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the planning system at their site
  • To guide and follow through with students or clients after use of a career planning system
  • To learn and use technology-based applications that benefit career development

     

    1. What is the value for the educational institutions and business?
  • To have students who make better informed choices about their postsecondary majors, thus increasing retention and degree completion
  • To have students or clients who make better informed career choices, thus increasing productivity on the job and personal life satisfaction
  • To have knowledgeable employees who can help students or adults with career choices and planning, through specialized knowledge and practices
  • To have employees who realize and are more satisfied with their career choices
  • To have employees who can assist clients in using labour market information to filter their occupation choices
  • To have knowledgeable employees who can teach clients how to find job openings
  • To be able to design and oversee the implementation of career planning services
  • To be able to monitor, correct and support career advisors as needed

    Course Content

    1. Competencies

      There are 9 specific competencies to be achieved throughout the training:

  • Helping Skills

    Proficient in the career facilitating process while including productive interpersonal relationships

  • Career Development and Choice Theory

    Understand career development theories, models, and techniques as they apply to lifelong development, gender, age, and ethnic background.

  • Assessment and Career Planning

    Comprehend and use (under supervision) both formal and informal career development assessments with emphasis on relating appropriate ones to the population served.

  • The Role of Information in Career Planning

    Describe the career planning process and suggest approaches and criteria that will assist in making career choices.

  • Ethical Guidelines

    Follow the relevant code of ethics and know current legislative regulations.

  • Working with Groups

    Promote the career development program as it relates to assessment interpretation and job-seeking materials.

  • Using Technology

    Comprehend and use career development technology based applications.

  • Employability Skills

    Know job search strategies and placement techniques, especially in working with specific groups.

  • Program Planning and Implementation

Understand career development programs and their implementation, and work as a liaison in collaborative relationships.

  1. Course Agenda

    Day 1: Introduction and the Process of Career Planning

    • Get-acquainted activity with group
    • Overview and logistics of the course
    • The process of career planning
    • Methods of dealing with the combination of personal characteristics and environmental characteristics
    • Work on case study

      Day 2: Theory and Assessments as Valuable Tools in Career Planning

    • The Theory of John Holland
    • Assessment based on Holland’s Theory
    • Assessment based on Super’s Theory
    • Take the Kuder Career Search and Super Work Values Inventory online
    • Discuss participant score reports
    • Look at the score reports for the client in the assigned case study

      Day 3: Information as a Valuable Tool in Career Planning

    • The role of information in career decision-making
    • Databases needed to support career decisions
    • Sources of career information
    • Using information for decision making
    • Application to case study

       

      Day 4: Facilitative Skills as a Critical Tool in Assisting Others with Career Planning

    • What are the facilitative skills?
    • Practicing each of the facilitative skills (role-playing activities)
    • Working with your case study (role-playing)

      Day 5: Delivering Career Planning Services

    • Methods of delivery and how they may be modified with different populations and in different work settings
    • Advantages and disadvantages of each
    • Steps in planning your method(s) of delivery
  • Individual or small-group project

 

  1. Online Interface

An online interface for this course will be available via the portal during the course and 6 months after. This is a type of knowledge bank for trainees to use and rely on.

Instructor

Dr. Tajalsir Kardaman has assumed the post of Career Counseling Consultantat Qatar Career Development Center since 2014.

He holds a doctorate from Lancaster University, UK, where he worked as a professor. He also lectured at the Universities of Khartoum and Al Jazira in Sudan in addition to working at the Qatar University from 1998 to 2013.

Dr. Tajalsir enjoys significant experience in the fields of education, research, training and professional development in addition to extensive expertise in overseeing and implementing training and development programs.

Before joining QCDC, Dr. Tajalsir served as the Director of Qatar University’s Center of Continuity Education and Office of Faculty and Instructional Development.

Throughout his tenure at Qatar University, Dr. Tajalsir developed and assessed numerous internationally-recognized career programs particularly those relating to Qatar’s labor market needs.

Since joining QCDC, he contributed to the development, implementation and assessment of career guidance programs targeting students, parents and career counselors.

 

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Registration Fees

Registration fees for the CATC are QR 5,000, and shall be paid at QCDC offices located at the QF Housing Maintenance Building, adjacent to the Education City Clubhouse. Click Here

Note: Those who register before the end of March will get discounted fees.  Also, organizations with repetitive registration will be offered further discounted prices. Registration will not be confirmed unless registration fee is received.

 

Registration:

Registration for the Career Advisor Training Course is open online through the following link: Click Here

To ensure your participation in the course, please register as soon as possible.

 

To learn more about the Career Advisor Training Course (CATC), please call us on: 44546819 or 44546815

Or e-mail us at: qcdc@qf.org.qa.