The final episode in the Texttalks podcast series features an interview with Brian Hiebert and Kris Magnusson on demonstrating the value of career development services.

Hiebert is a a Professor Emeritus of Education, University of Calgary, and Adjunct Professor in Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria. Magnusson is a Professor of Counselling Psychology and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Both are members of the Canadian Working Group on Evidence-Based Practice in Career Development.

Topics covered in the podcast include:

  • Is vulnerability to funding cuts the biggest motivator for departments and agencies to adopt an evidence-based approach?
  • Why 90% of managers and practitioners in career development say that evaluation is important but only 35% actually evaluate the impact of their work
  • How the best way to evaluate the effectiveness of career development interventions is to focus on client change

Each 30-minute episode of Texttalks has an author providing insights on their chapter in the Career Development Practice in Canada: Perspectives, Principles and Professionalism textbook and discussing their thoughts on the state of career development in Canada. Past episodes of the podcast have presented interviews with other career development leaders in Canada, including Phil Jarvis, Roberta Neault, Mark Franklin, Sandra Boyd & Kim Spurgeon and Nancy Arthur.

Career Development Practice in Canada is the country’s first comprehensive career development textbook. It has been designed to be a learning tool for students, a resource for educators and a reference for career practitioners in the field.

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