Career Development Practitioners Board Directors
M.Ed. Developing Human Resources, OISE/U of T
Gillian has worked in the field of career development for 37 years as a counsellor, counselling coordinator, Ontario regional counselling consultant and counsellor educator.
Currently, she is the Coordinator of the Career and Work Counsellor Programme at George Brown College.
She has been a counsellor educator for 30 years, first with former Canada Employment and Immigration as a national and regional (Ontario) competency based trainer and then at George Brown College and Sharjah Women’s College (UAE) in the Career and Work Counsellor programs.
During this time she was the Ontario representative on the creation of the National Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners from 1998-2002 and from 2010-2011 worked on the addition of Diversity standards and guidelines. She was co-founder and co-chair of the Ontario Alliance Career Development Practitioners from its inception to 2002.
Gillian was an external national assessor for Competency Based Training for HRDC assessing counsellor competencies from 1991 to 1996. As a counsellor educator she has many years of experience creating, administering and evaluating assessments to measure counsellor competencies and knowledge in a myriad of areas including Career Development Theory and Counselling skills and processes.
She has been a well-respected leader in the field regionally and internationally and has been awarded numerous honours including the National Career Development Association (USA) International Award for her work in introducing the profession in the United Arab Emirates.
Susan has been involved in the field of career counselling for 14 years. As a graduate of George Brown College’s Career and Work Counsellor Program, she has worked as an employment counsellor, group facilitator, trainer and counsellor educator.
As a program trainer, Susan was involved in facilitating and administering a Job Developer Certificate training program developed by JVS in collaboration with George Brown College. She built ties with the employer community and worked closely with the selected participants to develop competencies of job developers. In 2007, Susan began teaching counselling at George Brown College and has since been involved in assessing student’s competencies in the area of counselling skills and processes. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in adult education from Central Michigan University.
Gayle has been involved in the Career Practitioner field for over 3 decades. She worked for over 30 years in the Federal government department (HRSDC) dealing with employment counselling and programming. Roles included counsellor, supervisor, manager and counsellor educator.
Since 1992 she has been involved with the Career and Work Counsellor Program at George Brown College where roles have included teaching and assessing students in the Diploma Program as well as staff of external agency partners. She is the former Coordinator of the Program, retiring in September 2014. In addition, she is serving a 2nd term on the Board of Directors, ACCES Employment and chairs their People Committee.