Over 30 teachers from secondary schools across Ho Chi Minh City took the opportunity to improve their skills in career consultation at RMIT Vietnam’s Individual Consultation Skills workshop.
The workshop, held on 7 March 2014, was facilitated by RMIT Vietnam Career Counsellor Ms Phoenix Ho and focused on six key skills in career consultation with secondary school students.
Ms Ho said the workshop equipped participants with skills in behavioural activity including listening and body language, asking relevant questions, encouraging discussion, overcoming challenges, focusing on issues, and summarising outcomes.
“Participants were able to put theory into practice at the workshop by applying their newly developed skills to real-life scenarios,” she said.
Marie Curie High School Career and Psychology Counsellor Ms Bui Thi Kieu said the focus on developing and applying problem solving skills was a highlight of the workshop.
“The hands-on and interactive format of the workshop was highly effective and I can see how I will apply these skills and learnings at my workplace,” she said.
RMIT Vietnam’s Individual Consultation Skills workshop followed the Career Development Consultation workshop held in September last year, with both forming part of a series for secondary school teachers in 2013-14.