Join us at “The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge”
March 18th, 2017 – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Expressive Career Writing is writing for personal development aimed at the development of a career identity to meet the challenges of the 21st century labour market.
Career identity is another way of saying, ‘the story of what is meaningful to me in work and life and how I want to be meaningful to others’. Why is telling the story of your life and work important and why is this a new form of career guidance that makes sense?
In a world where employment is insecure and the variety of professional roles has become very complex, career choice-making is no longer a matter of matching skills and interests to so-called ‘existing work’. We can also no longer rely on the employer for life-long security. All of this means that in order to be and stay employed we must develop ourselves and cultivate our employability. As we shape the story of who we are and articulate that, we shape and reshape our lives.
This 3-hour workshop will include a number of fun and meaningful writing exercises and a brief overview of the theory and research being done in this area.
Those facilitating writing for well-being or working in the careers field would benefit professionally; others can come to enjoy and gain self-insight. CPD certificates available.
About the facilitator: Dr Reinekke Lengelle is a visiting graduate professor and researcher at Athabasca University, Canada and The Hague University, The Netherlands in the field of narrative career guidance. She is the co-founder of “career writing”, a method that provides practical solutions for career professionals while being based in a strong theoretical foundation. She has been a writing teacher for over 20 years and is also a poet, playwright, and author of non-fiction.
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Please get in touch if you’d like to register. Fees: £20, Lapidus members – £18, Poetry Therapy Trainees – £15