Upskilling Pathways – New opportunities for adults
Makela, Julia Panke; Rooney, Gail S.
What difference do your career programs and services make in clients’ lives? How do you know? Answer these questions and more. Learn a practical approach to learning outcomes assessment that helps you tell the story of your career programs and services, celebrate your successes, and continuously improve your practice. Within this monograph, you are invited to actively engage in a step-by-step process for assessing learning outcomes. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets, along with a variety of descriptions and illustrations, guide you each step of the way. Case examples demonstrate how career professionals have used these resources to carry out meaningful assessments that informed and improved their practice. Strategies are shared for cultivating a culture of assessment that encourages open inquiry and evidence-based practice. This monograph is a thought-provoking tool that helps career professionals understand the importance of learning, assessment, and evidence-based practice in career services. It acts as a catalyst for conversation and collaboration, whether among teams within a single office, colleagues at professional development seminars, or aspiring professionals within career development courses.