INEO facilitates several workshops to program participants and the general public. Group learning has many benefits in that we can share in the knowledge and abilities of those who are learning with us. Embracing cultural diversity and personal differences are important in strengthening our individuality and building community inclusion. INEO believes in personal growth through a combination of individual and group work.
For more information and fees, please call 250.723.4675 or email Terry Deakin.
Career & Employment Support Group
Official Start Date is November 16th, there is an info session on November 2nd.
This is a completely public session that is not directly affiliated with the Employment Program of BC. This support group will be held at INEO Employment Services 2.0 office on 3169 2nd Avenue. It is open to clients and non-clients (general public) of INEO Employment Services. It will run every Thursday morning from 930AM to 1130AM unless otherwise stated. The Group, because of its design, is less structured and can be responsive to the needs of the participants. The Group can discuss topics like labor market information, career guidance, job search, and special topics needed by the group. It can host guest speakers or offer topics presented by Employment Services Staff. It is important that you give it time. Like any new activity you will get rewards from participating but they may not be immediate. You will meet new friends and get to know them. There will be new faces as people join. Your job search tasks continue between Group meetings. It is a forum for members to share ideas, job leads and debrief the job search.
Budgeting & Problem Solving
Learning and applying the problem solving process and understanding how perception affects our ability to problem solve. Practicing problem solving scenarios and brainstorming ways to stretch your dollars. Looking at budgeting as a tool to support your financial plan.
COPS CAPS COPES
The measurement of interests provided by the COPS (Career Occupational Preference System), when combined with measurement of abilities provided by the CAPS (Career Ability Placement Survey) and measurement of values provided by the COPES (Career Orientation Placement Evaluation Survey) to provide a coordinated system for career exploration and decision making!
Cover Letters & Applications
Identifying the purpose of a job application and how to fill out an application properly. Understanding the reason for a cover letter and how it can help you. Hearing the different kinds of letters that are used in work search. Learning how to create your own personal letter of introduction.
Creative Vision Board Exercise
A goal setting workshop to create a life you want through art.
Reviewing 10 common time management mistakes and looking at 7 steps to stay organized. Identifying benefits and purposes of goal setting. Discussing what SMART goals are and how to make them work for you.
Health Indicator Assessment
Stress Indicator and Health Planner workshop providing self assessment of life style, behaviours, thinking processes and health conditions. Discussing topics and findings after the assessment allows to implement a goal setting tool, so habits can be modified/changed to increase wellness both emotionally and physically.
Implicit Career Search
The Implicit Career Search (ICS), developed by Steve Miller, at Life'sWork is a 4-day workshop designed to help you decide what you would like the purpose of your work to be and developing your plan from there. Over 95% of participants complete realistic, attainable career plans by the end of the process. The success of ICS Workshop is due, in large part, to clients being encouraged to participate in the workshop at the level that they find to be most effective and enjoyable for them.
Interview Prep #1
Practicing speaking confidently about your abilities. Examining individual strengths and gaining the tools to effectively share these strengths during interviews and while on the job. Gaining tools for enhancing motivation.
Interview Prep #2
Looking at various methods of conduction and interviews. Discussing different types and styles of interviewing. Gaining tips on how to prepare for and follow up after an interview. Learning how to conduct yourself during an interview.
Learning customer service skills and retail skills training.
Understanding the importance of networking in a job search. Looking at how to build a network to support your search for employment. Talking about the 4 P's of effective networking and how to create a 30sec commercial about you.
Best Foot Forward
Boosting life skills. Improving workplace assertiveness, time management, and organization while increasing confidence and self esteem. Leading to personal and professional development by understanding the benefits of having a positive attitude.
Self Care 101
Looking at the development of strategies to improve personal care and health. Discussing what employers might be looking for in potential employees. Talking about the foundations of health.
Self Employment Services Orientation & Assessment
Preparation for job search or work. Looking at the cycle of unemployment, as well as the process of job retention (accepting, starting, and maintaining). Discussing the possibly obstacles to finding a job. Determine how we can break down the barriers that stand in the way of successful employment.
Targeted Resumes & References
Understanding the difference between a master and a targeted resume. Providing the skills and tools for creating and preparing your own resume. Brainstorming different ways to find effective references.
Understanding what transferable skills are and how to discover which ones you possess. Looking at the difference between knowledge, skills and abilities.
A model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. Identifying your personality and personalities of others provides you with insights into different motivations, actions, and communication approaches.
Providing a complete overview of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and the exam in a group setting.
Working Together Effectively
Gaining an understanding of the roles that individuals play in a team setting. Examining how to clarify group goals and learning what group consensus means and the group decision making process.