Career Exploration Workshops: Helping Professions

Thursday September 23 6:30pm-8:30pm



Are you interested in a career choice that involves nurturing the growth, or addressing the problems with someone’s psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being?
Have you wondered what it takes to develop a successful career in the Helping Professions industry?
The Career Exploration Workshop Series is designed to provide participants an opportunity to meet industry professionals in an interactive, small-group setting.
Our industry experts from various local community organizations will be here to discuss labour market trends and the skills you need to succeed, and will also answer your questions.
Pre-registration is required.

For more information, please call 514.878.9788

**Please note workshop payments of $15.00 or less are non-transferable and non-refundable. Guest speakers of workshops may change without notice. Check for up-to-date information.
Rhonda Buckland (Social Counsellor, Head & Hands)
Rhonda Buckland is a Social Counsellor at Head & Hands and a part-time professor at Concordia University. For the last 20 years, she has been working with and supporting youth facing challenging life changes. As a part-time professor, Ms. Buckland teaches a variety of courses including Interviewing Skills, Power & Conflict, Family Communications, Program Planning, and Design & Evaluation. Ms. Buckland additionally manages her own consulting business which offers coaching and support to individuals going through difficult transitions. Ms. Buckland’s educational background includes a graduate degree in Human Systems Intervention from Concordia University.

Aki Tchitacov – Executive Director, Dans la Rue
After getting a B.A. in Political Science at McGill and a Masters degree in Public Administration at Concordia, Aki has worked in community organizations all his life. His first job out of college was as Director of Community Development for the NDG YMCA. In 1992 he was promoted Executive Director and oversaw the launch of new programs to serve families, refugees and the disadvantaged. In 1994 he became Executive Director of the Point-St-Charles Y where he refocused on the Y's original mission to better serve the neighbourhood's youth.Aki joined Dans la rue in 1997 as Director of the Chez Pops day centre and alternative school. He was named Executive Director in April of 2007.

Sue Meyer - Guidance Counsellor, James Lyng High School
Sue Meyer has been a Guidance Counsellor at James Lyng for the last 15 years. She works with inner city kids many of whom have a multitude of problems including academic and personal. She also does a lot of career counselling, mediation, and crisis intervention. Prior to James Lyng, Sue worked at various other high schools in the Montreal area as both a Guidance Counsellor and a Drug Counsellor. She started and ran a volunteer agency called Aurora, a drug information and referral centre, for about 5 years and developed prevention programs for elementary and high schools. Sue received her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at McGill in 1992.
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