This seminar explores the Holland Interest theory, the #1 career interest theory in the world for assisting people in understanding the world of work. Holland is a trait-factor theory that simply states that “if you like to do these kinds of activities, then you will most likely enjoy these types of jobs.” We will explore the 6 Holland types, take at least 3 Holland-based assessments, and explore what works and what does not work at times with this theory.
We will also explore practical free websites and activities you can do with your clients using the Holland theory.
INSTRUCTOR: Jim Peacock
Date(s): June 8 – July 13, 2024
Instructor: Jim Peacock
Participation: 5-week commitment
Contact Hours: 15
Recertification hours: Peak-Careers is an NCDA approved provider. Also meets CCE approval for GCDF
Each participant will be able to:
- Describe the 6 Holland types and your top 2 or 3 types
- Identify at least 3 reasons this theory may not work with some clients/students
- Complete the My Next Move interest assessment
- Describe how to search ONET by Holland Code(s)
- Administer a Holland based assessment with a client or friend and interpret the results using Holland types
- Describe at least 3 free websites to utilize with clients to explore occupations (OOH, ONET, American’s Career Info Net)
- Describe at least 3 activities for different clientele to help people explore their Holland codes
Week Zero: I use week zero to have everyone log into the online Learning Management System and to ensure they are comfortable navigating the webpage.
Week 1: Introduction of John Hollands interest theory / Holland Party Game
Week 2: Using Holland theory in ONET and My Next Move
Week 3: *As of 1/21/24 I am updating this week
Week 4: Practical applications of Holland
Week 5: Pulling it all together / integrating into your practice / Case studies
Interactive online seminar in discussion boards with career professionals like you. Participants will have weekly assignments, readings, and discussions. Assignments open on a Saturday and are open for 7 days. You may log in and post discussions at times convenient to you. I only ask that you post initially each week by Wednesday so that the discussion can continue all week.
All articles are provided.
Must have Internet access with the ability to read Microsoft Word documents and Adobe PDF files and the ability to view video (primarily YouTube videos).
- Payment is due in full at least one week prior to seminar beginning unless other arrangements have been made.
- Cancellations must be in writing via email.
- If you cancel, and have paid thru PayPal, Venmo, or our Quickbooks invoice, we will refund you minus their fees
- If Peak-Careers cancels the seminar, a full refund will be granted.
- Cancellations less than 1 week before the seminar begins will result in a $50 fee.
- No refunds will be granted for cancellations once the seminar begins.
- Refunds will be issued within 2 weeks from the cancellation request date.