September 30, 2010, 10 am Pacific, 11 am, Mountain, Noon Central, 1 pm EST, 18:00 London, 20:00 Zurich and 21:00 Istanbul
How to Plan and Implement a Career Services Program
This interview is a must if you are involved in any way with the design and delivery of career resources, service-delivery tools, and services for adolescents and adults in career centers and schools who have varying needs for assistance in making occupational, educational, training, and employment decisions. Jim Sampson, a world leader in the design and delivery of cost-effective career services programs will discuss the following components:
- Self-help, brief staff-assisted, individual case-managed, and distance delivery
- Seven-step service delivery sequence
- Four-step model for promoting effective use of assessment and information resources
- Selecting, sequencing, and pacing the use of career resources
- Signage, maps, resource guides, diagnostic assessment, and individual learning plans
- Career resource rooms, Internet Web sites, and information handouts
Jim Sampson is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University, where he has taught courses in career development and computer applications in counseling since 1982. Since 1986 he has served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, a research center established at FSU to improve the design and use of computer applications in counseling and guidance. He writes and speaks on the appropriate use of computer technology in counseling and on the use of cognitive strategies in the improvement of career counseling and guidance services. In addition to the United States, he has presented or consulted in 18 countries.
He is a co-author of the 1991 book entitled "Career Development and Services: A Cognitive Approach." As part of his efforts to translate theory into practice, he is an co-author of the Career Thoughts Inventory (CTI). The CTI includes an instrument and an intervention workbook to measure and alter negative thinking that impedes career decision making. He is also a co-author of the 2000 book entitled "Career Development and Planning: A Cognitive Approach." He most recently co-authored "Career Counseling and Services: A Cognitive Information Processing Approach” (2004).
Jim has had a long-term interest in standards of practice and ethical codes related to the design and use of computer applications in counseling. He has authored elements of the "Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice" of the American Counseling Association, the "Handbook of Standards for the Operation of Computer-Based Career Information Systems" of the Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Information, the "Code of Ethics," “The Practice of Internet Counseling,” and the "Standards for the Ethical Practice of Webcounseling" of the National Board for Certified Counselors, the "Career Counseling Competencies," the "Ethical Standards," and the "Guidelines for the Use of the Internet for Provision of Career Information and Planning Services" of the National Career Development Association.
In 1990 he received the National Career Development Association Merit Award. In 1995 he received the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee Recognition Award, and in 1996, he received the American Counseling Association Ralph Berdie Memorial Research Award. In 1997, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Computer-Based Systems for Career Information. In 1998 he received the President’s Award from the National Career Development Association. In 1999, he received the American Counseling Association Extended Research Award, and in 2001, he received the Eminent Career award from the National Career Development Association. Jim was elected as an Overseas Fellow at the National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling in Cambridge, United Kingdom (1997 to the present).
Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development
The Career Center
Dunlap Success Center
100 S. Woodward Avenue
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4162
(850) 644-2490 (voice) (850) 644-3273 (FAX)
James P. Sampson, Jr., Ph.D.
Mode L. Stone Distinguished Professor
of Counseling and Career Development
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Florida State University
P.O. Box 3064450
1114 West Call Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4450
(850) 644-6885 (850) 644-2725 (Fax)
Sampson, J.P., Jr. (2008). Designing and implementing career programs: A Handbook for effective practice. Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association.
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This Dr. Sally Gelardin of Careerwell Tele-Interviews. Our speaker today, James Sampson, is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at Florida State University. Since 1986 he has served as Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development. In addition to the United States, he has presented or consulted in 18 countries. He has authored many career books and received numerous awards throughout the world. The books that relates most to this interview are "Developing and Implementing Career Services" and "Guidelines for the Use of the Internet for Provision of Career Information and Planning Services," published by NCDA.I highly recommend to book to all who are work with career services. I met Jim in Istanbul, where we served as consultants to the first Career Development Facilitator training in Turkey. Despite the fact that he writes from his left brain and I write from my right brain, I find Jim to be a delightful and generous person (as you can see from his generous sharing of seven powerpoint presentations on his Careerwell Web Page), an excellent teacher/trainer, and a broad-based knowledge seeker. Welcome Jim Sampson!
- What are the similarities and differences among career resources around the world?
- In your handout on designing and implementing career services, in Chapter 2, you mention readiness for career service delivery. How do you determine readiness?
- Also in Chapter 2, you note three levels of service. What are these three levels and why is each important?
- What are the components of your seven-step service delivery sequence?
- What categories of career resources do you recommend?
- What are the eight components of your Implementation Model for Career Resources, Service-delivery Tools, and Career Services?
- How do you recommend providing service delivery at a distance? What ethical issues are involved?
- Are there any additional topics that we did not discuss today that you address in your NCDA handbook on designing and implementing career services?
- How can listeners access your handbook?
- How did you get to be such a conceptual and organized thinker?
- What inspired you to become a career educator? Did you have any mentors along the way? If so, who were these mentors?
- On his Careerwell Web Page, Jim provided an excellent exercise for you to apply his keys to designing and implementing career services and resources. Basically, it's to think about what part of his presentation you might apply in your own service and how would you schedule it. Go to Careerwell.org and click on his name in the left vertical column to link to his Careerwell page.
Post-Interview Activity: Feedback on Planning and Implementing a Career Service Program Presentation
- What parts of the presentation today do you think you might be able to implement in your own service?
- How would you schedule implementation?
- If you have a career service and resource program that you would like to share, or any questions on this interview, please respond to the "Contact" at the end of this Web Page.
Thank you Jim, for opening our eyes to a very comprehesive view of setting up a career program. Listeners, be sure to do Jim's post-exercise at the bottom of his Careerwell page. You are welcome to email your responses to me if you would like me to post them on his page (I'll just post a few), but all comments are appreciated.
Next month, we have a wonderful line-up of speakers on a variety of career topics, ranging from workplace enhancement, to ex-offender support, to technology for career professionals to women's entrepreneurship:
- 10/7/10 Jaqueline Jansen and Marylyn Geary, LeaveLight in the Workplace: Benefits of Life-Enhancing Practices to Employers, Employees, and Self-Employed
- 10/14/10 Dick Gaither, Breaking the Chains of a Felony Conviction
- 10/21/10 Vic Massaglia, Technology for Career Counselors
- 10/28/10 Joan Marques, Passionate Women Entrepreneurs: Creating an Internal Locus of Control
Until next week, this is Dr. Sally Gelardin with Careerwell Tele-interviews.