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Texttalks is a series of monthly discussions with authors of CERIC’s new Career Development Practice in Canada textbook. We bring you insights from thought leaders in the career development field.

Episode 1 (April 22, 2014) – Phil Jarvis

Phil Jarvis is the Director of Global Partnerships at Career Cruising, which provides career exploration and planning resources to over 20,000 schools, libraries and employment centres. As the author of CHOICES in the late 1970s, Phil was an early pioneer of computer-based career exploration and planning. He also co-authored Blueprint for Life/Work Designs and co-created The Real Game Series. His programs have helped millions of students transition from school to success.

Episode 2 (May 27, 2014) – Roberta Neault

Roberta Neault is President of Life Strategies Ltd. Roberta is an award-winning career counsellor and counsellor-educator. She is the co-author of the Career Engagement model, and has written many practical guides and workbooks for career practitioners and clients in transition. She is also the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Behavioural Sciences at Yorkville University, and she divides her time between teaching, counselling/coaching, research, writing and presentations within Canada and around the globe.

Episode 3 (July 21, 2014) – Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin is practice leader of CareerCycles. He developed the CareerCycles method of practice and trains career professionals in the method, towards the Holistic Narrative Career Professional designation. He presents nationally and internationally and hosts the weekly Career Buzz radio show. Prior to leading CareerCycles, Mark worked as a career counsellor at the University of Toronto and York University, where he redeployed many transferable skills from his earlier career in engineering and management consulting.

Episode 4 (August 11, 2014) – Sandra Boyd & Kim Spurgeon

  Sandra Boyd is a principal and career solutions lead in the Toronto head office of Knightsbridge. Sandra specializes in Career Management, Career Transition, and the Four Generations in the Workplace. She is the author of The Hidden Job Market and co-author of The Flexible Thinker Guide to Extreme Career Performance.     Kim Spurgeon is a vice president at Knightsbridge. She is a certified coach who specializes in career management, career transition, and executive coaching. Kim and Sandra successfully developed and now co-lead the Knightsbridge career management practice.   Sandra and Kim’s chapter in the Career Development Practice in Canada textbook is on “Lifelong Career Management.”

Episode 5 (September 18, 2014) – Dr Nancy Arthur

Dr Nancy Arthur is a Professor and Associate Dean Research, Educational Studies in Counselling Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. She began her education in a one-room school house in Southern Ontario and those early years sparked curiosity about diversity and social justice. Nancy co-authored the award-winning book Culture-Infused Counselling. She is also a registered psychologist and works with clients in private practice.

Episode 6 (November 4, 2014) – Bryan Hiebert & Kris Magnusson

  Bryan Hiebert is a Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Calgary, and Adjunct Professor in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Canadian Working Group on Evidence-Based Practice in Career Development and part of the co-ordinating team for Prove It Works, an international initiative aimed at demonstrating the value of career development programs and services.

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