Career Construction Masterclasses

Our courses teach and prepare practitioners how to use narrative storytelling interventions such as the Career Construction Interview (CCI) to engage clients in life-designing dialogs. The CCI helps clients narrate and voice their career as a story such that they know who they are, where they have been, and where they are going. Clients benefit by experiencing an increased sense of clarity, career adaptability, confidence, resilience, and hope. Course participants learn the principles and practice of Career Construction Theory (CCT), a post-modern theory of career choice and development. CCT assists workers in navigating career and life transitions by preparing them for a lifetime of change as they adjust and adapt to a dynamic and complex world of work.

  • Stand out from the rest. Dare to be different. Enhance your skillset by learning & practicing a post-modern approach to career coaching, one that utilizes narrative psychology & storytelling to techniques to address career concerns in the 21st century.

  • Most Career Coaches and Counselors use the same techniques and follow traditional models of career guidance and development, which measure or inventory a client’s values, interests, personality, and strengths (VIPS).

  • Most career interventions fail to explore and address the most important factor, a client’s story. The story connects the dots and helps clients make sense of their VIPS.

  • We believe you learn by doing. Our courses are designed to quickly move you from theory to practice.

  • Watch live demonstrations of the Career Construction Interview

  • Practice the Career Construction Interview during our live webinars

  • Receive instant and specific feedback designed to address your mistakes and enhance your strengths

  • Learn the principles and practice of Career Construction Theory via narrated lectures

  • Engage with our Master trainers and ask questions during our live webinars

  • Use our Career Construction Interview software and note taking template to record detailed notes and create professional client reports

Experiential Learning

  • Learn

    Learn at your own pace via engaging multimedia content designed to help you understand the theory & practice of Life Designing for Career Construction.

  • Observe

    Watch live demonstrations of the Career Construction Interview in practice. Ask questions & engage in discussion with the experts.

  • Practice

    Practice the Career Construction Interview and receive live feedback from Dr. Kevin Glavin. Engage in group discussions and learn from your peers.

Testimonials

Career Construction Masterclass Advanced

Gerald Tan

Projects Director – Avodah People Solutions

Course rating = 5 out of 5. In completing the CYW programme conducted by Dr Glavin, I was able to carry out the Career Construction Interview effectively in my organisation's work. The training has increased my confidence and competence and in turn helped my clients to benefit greatly. The practicum and guidance, peer modelling approach used by Dr Glavin was instrumental in helping me to improve my practice. Looking back at my past practice and case notes, I rate my effectiveness and confidence to have improved by about 50%. I highly recommend this CYW programme to anyone who seeks to use the Career Construction Theory as a practice to help clients.

Sufen

Course rating = 5 out of 5. The masterclass reminded me to trust that my clients have deep resources to help themselves. The practice sessions under Kevin’s patient and professional guidance, made the learning deeper and much more relatable. I can now use the power of story-telling to tease out my client’s career interests and strengths.

See Ching-Feng

Principal Consultant / Trainer, Resonance Pte Ltd Consultant

Course rating = 5 out of 5. “The Career Construction Interview (CCI) course covers a lot of knowledge and actionable concepts through the execution of CCI questioning framework. It is delivered in concise chunks that are easy to follow and absorb. The design of the course is clear, logical and provided a systematic questioning framework to understand and apply the various principles of CCI. It covers not just on building knowledge and actionable concepts of Career Construction Theory, the real benefits come from putting what we have learnt into practice in small groups, receiving individual feedback and interacting with Kevin and other participants. Kevin has put in a lot of thoughts, his expertise and experience into designing the course to ensure that his learners get it. As a trainer/course developer myself, I have a lot to learn from Kevin. He has truly connected and inspired me. As someone new to career development, I personally benefitted tremendously from the course. It has empowered me, coached me, and given me the confidence to achieve my goals as a career coach and has left me with many actionable take-aways. I loved Kevin’s teaching method and appreciated his passion, energy and generosity in his mission to help us becoming better career construction practitioner.”

Beena

Course rating = 5 out of 5. The way Kevin developed and facilitated the entire programme ensures all participants walk away with both deep understanding and practical experience in career construction. Kevin nurtures, he provides timely feedback and gentle guidance throughout the course. As a result, I confidently applied what I learnt and my clients gave good testimonies on its usefulness in helping them navigate life challenges. Great investment of my time! Thank you Kevin – you rock!

F. K.

Course rating = 5 out of 5. The course was organised and structured very well. The contents were excellent. I learned the skills I need from the trainer and gained knowledge from other learners. It was a wonderful learning journey, and the most impactful to me and my work so far. The programme has equipped me with an extremely powerful tool to help my clients navigate their career transition journey. All clients claimed that they had found the sessions with me very useful and meaningful.

J. T

Course rating = 5 out of 5. I learnt various ways to engage jobseekers in a safe environment. I experienced being the Observer, Client, and Coach. Each experience is different and a good way to learn. Kevin was great in facilitating learning and shared good insights to all our questions. This programme was the first that I attended that allowed me to share as a “client” and then have a student “coach” listen to my story. I learnt how to use the Career Construction Interview method to engage my jobseekers in a different way. I was also able to practice my microskills on the spot during the session. Kevin was super patient and gave me great feedback to help me improve my learning.

Y. L.

Course rating = 5 out of 5. The Career Construction Masterclass training has provided me with useful tools and tips to engage clients in reflection and reflexivity. Through the 5 structured questions, clients can uncover life themes, patterns and connections in their experiences. The CCI empowers the client to make decision in relation to the current transition.

J. A.

Course rating = 5 out of 5. Comments – CCI is an interesting process that teases out unexpected and remarkable results from a coaching conversation. Kevin has the experience and expertise to guide even novices through this process, to make sure that you are well placed to conduct CCI sessions. The course is designed with several role plays, thereby ensuring that by the time you complete the course, you are confident of, and familiar with the process.

Anonymous

Anonymous Course rating = 5 out of 5. “I had the privilege to learn from Kevin during the Career Construction Masterclass conducted online from Jan 4, 2021 to February 26, 2021. I came to the course having taught the CCI at Masters-level for several years at a university, and have used the Career Construction Interview (CCI) process with clients in the past. There are many ah-ha moments, some unlearning and re-learning to do. What I took from the Masterclass was the renewed confidence in the efficacy of the strategies when used correctly. Attending the Masterclass is like presenting yourself to the grandmaster to examine your work. Go with the intellectual humility and wonder to learn, and you will be richly rewarded. I give my strongest and unreserved recommendation for Kevin and his Career Construction Masterclass!.”

Anonymous

Course rating = 5 out of 5. Unlike most courses that only load on the knowledge part and overlooked in developing the skillsets, this course took a well-balanced approach of developing both knowledge and skillsets, The strength of this course is the practice session (closely supervised by the trainer) where you have a chance to be both the client as well as the practitioner and experience firsthand the effectiveness of CCI. It was a wonderful experience but more importantly it gave me the confidence to use CCI in my practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Send questions to admin@createyourwhy.com

  • How do the Career Construction Interview practice sessions work?

    You will be paired with another class participant and directed to a private Zoom meeting room where you will practice asking the Career Construction Interview questions with a partner. Upon completion all participants will return to the main Zoom meeting where the master trainer will debrief and process your practice sessions.

  • What if I don't want to share personal stories with my partner?

    You are under no obligation to share anything of a personal nature with your partner. You determine what and how much you want to disclose. All sessions are confidential and private. Participants will be reminded of this prior to starting practice sessions. Practice sessions are not recorded.

  • What happens if I miss a live webinar/meeting?

    If the session involved practice with a partner, we encourage you to contact your partner and ask if they are willing to practice with you at a time that is convenient to you both. Your practice partner is under no obligation to practice outside of the live webinar sessions. Please contacts us if you cannot attend a live webinar/meeting, admin@createyourwhy.com.

  • What happens if my partner does not attend our practice session?

    We will make alternative arrangements to ensure you still get to practice.

  • Are all practice sessions supervised?

    Only in our CCM-A. If you want to engage in live supervised practice, please consider registering for our Career Construction Masterclass - Advanced (CCM-A), which includes 16 hours of practicum.

  • What if I cannot complete all the e-learning modules before the live webinars?

    We advise that you complete whatever online modules you can prior to the live webinars. You are not required to complete the CCM-F online learning prior to participating in the live webinars.

  • When will I receive my certificate?

    Certificates of Completion are sent to participants once they have completed all course content.