Course Schedule

Pre-work content available: April 24

Active Course Engagement: May 8 - June 13th, 2021 (5 weeks)

Weekly webinars and readings will be made available each Friday before the week begins.


Live Session Schedule

Live Zoom sessions are mandatory and will be scheduled Thursday mornings, 8-10am PST during the active course engagement (May 8 - June 13, 2021).

Week 1 Live Session (Kick-off): May 13, 8-10am PST

Week 2 Live Session: May 20, 8-10am PST

Week 3 Live Session: May 27, 8-10am PST

Week 4 Live Session: June 3, 8-10am PST

Week 5 Live Session (Wrap-up): June 10, 8-10am PST

Learn from Hope-Action Theory founders and internationally recognized thought leaders Dr. Spencer Niles, Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon, Dr. Norm Amundson, and Hope-Action Group Executive Director and program lead Andrea Fruhling.

In this 5-week immersive, blended-learning certification program gain an in-depth understanding of the Hope-Action Theory model. Explore practical ways to have more effective career conversations, and understand the value of organizational perspectives in relation to the Hope-Action Theory.

Join with a cohort of learners to engage in weekly live virtual sessions, pre-recorded webinars, small group learning experiences, and more.

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn directly from the Hope-Action Theory founders. With over a century of combined instructor expertise, this course will sell out fast.

Course Overview

Learn more from Andrea Fruhling about what to expect, course dates, learning components and outcomes, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

 

Why is Hope Important?

We need hope to move forward positively in our lives. Many of us have times in our lives when hope is hard to muster. In these times, planning for our future seems pointless. We feel stuck, unmotivated, and perhaps even depressed. We want our situation and our feelings to shift towards something more positive, but might not have a strategy for creating this positive change. There are, however, strategies for generating and sustaining hope.

High levels of hope has been correlated with high levels of job performance, sports performance, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, clarity in career decision making, overall confidence, and academic achievement, to mention just a few ways hope is important in our lives.

Having a way to create and sustain a sense of hope is a big deal!


Career Development and the Hope-Action Theory

The Hope-Action Theory contains competencies that you can develop and incorporate into all aspects of your life, which includes career planning. When implementing career goals guided by the Hope-Action Theory, your clients (and you) will be able to make career decisions in a positive, confident, and hopeful manner.

Through the Certification in Hope-Action Theory & Practice, you will learn practical strategies from our internationally renowned instructors, that will help you generate and sustain hope.

Hope fuels planning and our goal in this course is to not only fuel your planning, but to help you develop a plan to put hope into action.

Required Course Textbook

Career Recovery: Creating Hopeful Careers in Difficult Times provides readers with powerful strategies they can use to create hope and manage their careers throughout their lifetimes. The book introduces readers to the hope-action theory, an empowering approach that highlights the connection between hope, academic engagement, student retention, job search success, career goal clarity, and cultivating a meaningful career path. 


Digital and paperback copies available at Cognella.com

Also available on Amazon.com

Curriculum Sample

*Live weekly sessions (on Thursdays) will be scheduled to suit European and American time zones.


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About the Instructors

Dr. Spencer Niles

Dr. Spencer Niles serves as Professor in the Counselor Education Program at William & Mary, and previously served as Dean, and Professor at the School of Education at William & Mary. He was also a Distinguished Professor and Department Head at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International and was twice the President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA). 

Spencer is the recipient of the NCDA Eminent Career Award, and has been recognized with numerous awards from the American Counseling Association (ACA). His book Career Development Interventions (6th edition) is the best-selling career text in the world. 

Spencer has spoken at numerous conferences around the world, and taught in over 30 countries. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Center for Career Development and Public Policy.  

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Dr. Norm Amundson

Norman Amundson is a professor emeritus from the University of British Columbia, and has worked in the career development field for over 40 years. During this time he has been involved in a number of national and international career development projects and has published many books and articles, including his award-winning book “Active Engagement”. Many of his books and workbooks have been translated into over a dozen different languages. In his work he emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors and hope.

 

Dr. Amundson has presented his work at many national and international conferences in more than 30 countries. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Umea, in Sweden and has been recognized by many national and international professional associations for his leadership and contributions in the career development field. His workshops and presentations are practical, engaging and interactive.

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Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon

Dr. Hyung Joon Yoon’s mission is to inspire and promote individuals and organizations to build and realize their dreams. He is currently Assistant Professor of Workforce Education and Development at the Pennsylvania State University.


Prior to joining Penn State, he worked as Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University and as Assistant Professor and Human Resource Development (HRD) Program Coordinator at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. He has also served on the board of directors for the National Career Development Association (NCDA) as a Trustee-At-Large (2013-2016; 2016-2019). He has also served NCDA as the Business and Industry (B&I) Representative of the Career Development Facilitator Advisory Council (2010-2013). 

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Andrea Fruhling

Andrea Fruhling is a Certified Organizational Coach (UBC), founder of Doubleknot Works, executive director of the Hope-Action Group, and mentor coach/instructor for the Organizational Coaching program at the University of British Columbia. In addition to a private coaching practice, Andrea develops and delivers blended learning courses for career practitioners and organizations all over the world, helping them find more creatively impactful ways to work with clients. She has also delivered webinars, keynote presentations, and workshops, for national and international career development conferences and associations.


Andrea’s work is practical and engaging with a focus on creativity, active, strengths-based learning, team engagement, and hope.


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Select Your Pricing Plan

$1,200

Certification in Hope Action Theory & Practice

Hope-Action Group

Course content will be made available starting April 10, 2021, and includes 2 weeks of mandatory pre-work prior to the April 25 start date. Over the course of this program, content will be released on a weekly basis, and students can expect to spend 8 hours per week engaging in the pre-recorded content, with peers, as well as with the instructional team.


Upon course completion, students will have access to the full course content for an additional 4 weeks to review as needed.

3 payments of $400/month

Certification in Hope Action Theory & Practice x3

Hope-Action Group

Course content will be made available starting April 10, 2021, and includes 2 weeks of mandatory pre-work prior to the April 25 start date. Over the course of this program, content will be released on a weekly basis, and students can expect to spend 8 hours per week engaging in the pre-recorded content, with peers, as well as with the instructional team.


Upon course completion, students will have access to the full course content for an additional 4 weeks to review as needed.

4 payments of $300/month

Certification in Hope Action Theory & Practice x4

Course content will be made available starting April 10, 2021, and includes 2 weeks of mandatory pre-work prior to the April 25 start date. Over the course of this program, content will be released on a weekly basis, and students can expect to spend 8 hours per week engaging in the pre-recorded content, with peers, as well as with the instructional team.


Upon course completion, students will have access to the full course content for an additional 4 weeks to review as needed.