Anyone that works in the Career Development field in Canada, or several other countries for that matter, knows that Norm Amundson is one of the most respected individuals in the field. As an educator, author, speaker, and overall nice guy, his work has influenced countless Career Development Professionals. Earlier this year, marking the 20 year anniversary of the original book, he published Active Engagement, Anniversary Edition, a comprehensive and practical career resource for counsellors, coaches, educators, and career development specialists.
This 20-year anniversary edition builds on the award-winning career textbook that has been translated into 10 different languages. Active Engagement addresses both ‘being’ and ‘doing’ and emphasizes the importance of hope, creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, positive affirmation and action as career developments strategies.
Here’s what others in the Career Development field have said about it…
“Dr. Amundson is arguably our most creative thinker regarding career interventions today. The anniversary edition of Active Engagement reflects this creativity and provides us with exactly the sort of innovative strategies needed to address today’s career challenges.”
~Spencer Niles, Professor and Dean – School of Education, The College of William and Mary
“Active Engagement challenges traditional career counselling practice. It offers fresh insights and diverse, dynamic and ‘unconventional’ approaches. This is a truly innovative book; it is energizing, it is freeing and moves us to outside the ‘box’ of traditional practice.”
~Lynne Bezanson, Executive Director Emeritus – Canadian Career Development Foundation
“Dr. Amundson has provided career counsellors with a down-to-earth and practical handbook, based on firm theoretical ground. The active use of creativity, metaphors and even poems runs through this book. Active Engagement captures the spirit, the inner light of counselling, without leaving the practitioner in the dark.”
~Peter Plant, Professor – University of South-East Norway.