An Aboriginal guide to finding career paths
Guiding Circles: An Aboriginal Guide to Finding Career Paths is based on a holistic career development approach that combines traditional Aboriginal worldview (such as spirituality, connectedness, community, values and life balance) with sound contemporary career development concepts (including the inclusive approaches of Active Engagement and Career Craft which emphasize imagination, creativity and flexibility). Guiding Circles is culturally relevant to Aboriginal peoples but it can also be applied to other client groups.
The second workbook in the Guiding Circles series: Booklet 2, Finding New Possibilities builds on the first workbook. It assists individuals to take what they have discovered in the process of self-assessment and to use that information to explore realistic career alternatives and then make effective career decisions. Booklet 2 applies the same principles as Booklet 1; for example it considers the communal aspects of effective career decision making and not just the individualistic aspects.
After reviewing their career circle, individuals work through several other circles which assist them in identifying their potential support network; in generating, researching, and evaluating potential career options (including entrepreneurship); in making effective career decisions in association with the significant people in their lives; and in creative action planning for their next step.
Supported by the Aboriginal Human Resources Council of Canada. A career pathways workbook based on Aboriginal traditions and wisdom.