Career Coaching Skills

Start Date

February 7, 2024

This course will highlight differences between coaching and counselling. It is designed to develop/enhance the skills of managers, supervisors, HR managers, coaches and career practitioners who need to coach employees or clients regarding career issues.

“I really love learning all of these new theories, models and concepts! I have a new appreciation for coaching and can clearly see the importance of knowing the difference between it and counselling now”       – Anonymous, CMPP Student


Additional Information

Required Text:

Shepard, B. C., & Mani, P. S. (Eds.) (2014). Career development practice in Canada. CERIC. (eBook or Print available from  CERIC)

  • Note: The Shepard & Mani (2014) textbook is a required reading throughout the Career Management Professional Program. Students taking individual courses, therefore, may only refer to a chapter or two; however, this resource is a wonderful addition to your professional toolkit.

For this course, students will be able to choose one of the additional texts. Choose Career Flow and Development for more general educational and career planning Ips, strategies, and supports. Choose Career Recovery for more targeted supports for those navigating career transitions within a post pandemic world. The content of both books is very similar; the vignettes and activities are customized to resonate with the different purposes for each book. Course readings will be mapped to the appropriate chapter numbers for each book.

Select one of:
Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career flow and development: Hope in action (2nd ed.). Cognella.
Niles, S., Amundson, N., Neault, R., & Hyung, J. Y. (2021). Career recovery: Creating hopeful careers in difficult times. Cognella.