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PDV 58 — Compass Journey: Develop Strategies for Your Career and Life

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 24—Mar 14
Time: 6:30—8:30 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 26
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $480
Addtl. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment: $50 (non-refundable)
Limit: 35
Instructor(s): Kathleen Sexton
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:30 pm (PT)
Jan 24—Mar 14
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 26
1 Unit
Addtl. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment: $50 (non-refundable)
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Kathleen Sexton
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This interactive course is designed for the person who would like to create a new life vision based on either personal or professional goals, or both. Students will explore who and where they are now, where they want to go next, and how to get there. This course blends personal analysis, imagination, and strategic planning to help students determine and achieve their desired future. Those wanting to explore their career path, retirement plans, or work/life balance will find this course beneficial. Using a unique visual workbook, students will learn how to tap into creative ideas for determining their future life path. They will complete assessments and exercises to explore their personality style (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), skills, values, work environment preferences, and interests that will shed light on future plans. Augmenting the typical self-assessment topics, the course will also cover the impact of change on your personality style, exploring what is your life purpose, or your ikigai, and unpacking your challenges and weaknesses to turn them into opportunities. The course is a mixture of lecture, online small groups, and individual exercises. Small-group work will provide insights from peers also exploring a new future. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to set their vision in motion.

Students should expect 1–2 hours of homework per week, plan to attend all eight sessions, and be comfortable sharing personal information in a small-group setting. Students will be required to purchase a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment ($50) at the time of registration. Students should also expect to purchase the required workbook ($60) before the course begins.

Founder and CEO, Kairos Learning

Kathleen Sexton has provided leadership and organizational and career development services for over 20 years. She is a master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality assessment, a nationally certified career counselor, and a Prosci-certified change management practitioner. Sexton received an MS in counseling from SF State.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Grove Consulting, The Personal Compass (3 ring binder), latest edition (see syllabus)
(Recommended) William Bridges and Susan Bridges, Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, 40th anniversary edition (ISBN 978-0738285405)
(Recommended) Paul Tieger, Barbara Barron, & Kelly Tieger, Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type (ISBN 978-0316497145)