Interested to see how our Career Development week looked like? On this last November course, we had guests from Latvia and Lithuania.
This week participants were lucky enough to have not one, but two teachers! Tatjana Ažman (PhD), our senior lecturer, and Mihaela Zavašnik Arčnik (PhD), who has more than 15 years of experience of working with adults and students in the education sector, have joined forces to bring a better understanding to this week topic. Through participating in Career Development programme, our guests got to work on enhancing employability and improve career prospects for teachers and students.
Our world is changing rapidly. The way in which work is organised is shifting in response to political, economic, social, environmental and technological influences. Career development can be used to help societies, individuals and organisations to respond to and shape such changes.
Through participating in career development programme, participants assessed and developed their 21 career competencies, which helped them learn, raise their self-awareness, plan their career goals, reflect on their career path, find work, manage to balance different life roles, make professional changes, deal with career challenges and be more satisfied in their professional life. Through interesting exercises, discussions, deeper reflection, play roles and peer feedback, participants were showed how to use exercises, questionnaires, worksheets and other materials for career guidance in their work contexts. Our Thursday guest speaker Peter Gabor from Employment Service of Slovenia, brought even more context to this topic with his lecture about the institution he is coming from and their project on National coordination point and Life-long career orientation.
One of the main goals of the course is to connect with each other. Therefore, on Sunday participants introduced themselves, the organisation they were coming from and projects they are working on. On Monday afternoon they had a chance to see Ljubljana on a walking tour around the old town. At the end of the day, they could taste an authentic Balkan food at dinner. As well as visiting Bled Lake on Wednesday afternoon, the group visited High School Moste in the morning, to see hands-on, what they were learning so far on this course. In the afternoon they saw the beauty of Lake Bled. To get to know Slovenian culture better, we later had a visit to Lectar museum. There they showed them how honeybread hearts are made and played us traditional Slovenian music.
On Saturday our participants said farewell. Some made last-minute trips and some went back to their home country. As much as we had a good time, they also discovered new things about themselves and gained new knowledge. Being now skilled in career competencies themselves, participants are additionally empowered to support their children and students to develop their own career competences.
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