The YMCA has pioneered career counselling and personal development in Canada for over 75 years. We use a unique combination of assessment tools and counselling to help you better understand yourself and guide you in making changes in your life, or in choosing a meaningful career. Recognized self-report assessments and other tools are administered to explore your aptitudes, personality, strengths, values and interests. We follow up with interpretation meetings, and provide you with reports and counselling sessions to explore patterns identified and to increase your self-awareness as you set your professional and life goals.
Whether you are looking to develop personally or excel in your career, we have a program or package that's right for you.
Get the direction you need to reach your personal and professional goals through assessments and counselling.
Signature Career Planning and Development Package
Our Signature program is our most popular and comprehensive career planning and development program. With a full review of your career goals and interests, strengths, skills and personality, this program offers all the information you need to make important personal and career decisions in your life.
*This package can also be completed without the “aptitudes and abilities” assessments. Please contact us for more information.
Career Exploration Package
This expedited but inclusive package is great for you if you need clarity to make timely planning decisions about your education or career. You may have a good sense of your strengths, aptitudes and abilities, but would like to focus on obtaining career guidance and direction to set you on track for success.
Personal growth and development is all about understanding yourself, developing your strengths, and realizing your potential. By focusing on your personal development, you are setting your path to improving the overall quality of your life and your work.
Self-Exploration and Interpersonal Development Package
In this package, you will explore all aspects of your personality and preferences in order to attain greater self-awareness and have the knowledge and tools to leverage your strengths in personal and professional situations.
*We also offer individual assessment packages, focusing on specific developmental areas. Please contact us for more information.
Be your Best at Work Package
This package is particularly designed for you if you are looking to explore how you can bring out your strengths and find meaning and engagement in your work. Workplace engagement is linked to many positive factors such as job satisfaction, work effectiveness and career success. This program will help you identify your current level of work engagement and highlight opportunities to increase your engagement and find meaningful purpose. In addition, you will gain insight into your Emotional Intelligence and how to develop in key areas which are linked to well-being and workplace success.
Classic Leadership Development Package
Learn how to use your leadership strengths and identify opportunities and careers where you can demonstrate your leadership potential.
*We offer leadership development for teams and facilitate customized workshops for organizational development. Please contact us for more information.
Lead with Emotional Intelligence Package
The field of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) provides the most helpful indication of what makes a great leader. An individual’s EQ is the strongest predictor of his/her leadership success, consistently outranking IQ and on-the-job experience. Your EQ Leadership report examines your results through four key dimensions of leadership: authenticity, coaching, insight and innovation. These features provide you with a snapshot of how your EQ compares to leadership with high EQ scores and provides insight into your leadership strengths and potential ares for development.
*All sessions must be used within six months from the date of registration.
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