Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Webinar Series

August 16th, 2018 - 6:30pm-7:30pm EST

Presenter: Wayne Greenway

Topic: Career Unstuck: Managing the Challenges in a Positive Job Offer Search

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Webinar Description

It deeply affects us when we get fired or we feel we need an exit strategy from our current employment. The stress is intensified when we have been bullied in the job or if we realize that the job no longer fits or never did fit and we have no idea of what to do next or how to get there.

The subsequent “job offer search” can be daunting and stressful. It is a complex process to launch and manage: Discerning career direction, developing a job offer search strategy, creating a powerful resume, networking to find a position, customizing each application and perfecting one’s interview and negotiating skills. These stages require a high level of curiosity, new skills, courage and persistence, especially for our highly competitive market. Clients are often confronted by fears they have never noticed before.  Nearly every person “gets stuck” at one or more points as they journey through their search for the right job offers.

This practically focused webinar will reference current research in Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and the literature in the Career Development field. It will take participants through an overview of the Career Aviators process which is adapted from the excellent work of Mark Franklin, in the development his Career Cycles Narrative Assessment System.

Over 5 years, Career Aviators has worked with roughly 100 people. Nearly all of them (92) have found positions in which they excel, value highly and love to do. Webinar participants will hear suggested reasons for their success.  They will learn more about the kinds of blockages that many individuals experience and the programming initiatives to prevent and mitigate such blockages.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is gaining interest among scientists in Positive Psychology and this webinar will offer observations and insights into the potential value of ACT approaches in helping clients to “unstick themselves”.

Experiential components of the webinar will also give participants an opportunity to gain personal insighinto the challenges of “getting unstuck”.   

Wayne Greenway Biography:

Wayne brings to this webinar decades of experience in helping individuals and organizations to flourish in the face of some of life’s most difficult life situations.

Wayne brought a strengths-based approaches to the lives of hundreds seriously ill children and their families, military families, communities and organizations long before positive psychology became a discipline. 

His work led him to be appointed to the Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s University where he brought this strength-based approach to all levels of the medical education programme.  Wayne has also had the privilege of empowering several different communities to take charge of their community and to flourish in the face of stressful and challenging situations.

Throughout his career he informally helped more than 500 individuals and groups through their “job offer searches”. Six years ago, he established Career Aviators and he has grown it to become a Certified B Corporation, with 100% of the profit being directed to innovative youth leadership initiatives in Guelph, Ontario.

Wayne is passionate about the growth of positive psychology and the impact that its research has on strengthening evidence-based practice. Wayne played a lead role in the development and management of the 2nd and 4th Canadian Conferences on Positive Psychology.

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