The CGC-DigiTrans project reached another milestone by creating a free-of charge preparatory course. This course supports individual learners in learning a new counselling methodology, the CGC Roundabout for Digital Transformation, in six sessions. The entire course lasts approximately 4 hours. Sessions can be interrupted at any time and continue at a later date.

This course supports practitioners in learning the method by deepening the contents of the “CGC Roundabout for Digital Transformation” methodology manual. They will also learn how to immediately apply and reflect on their new knowledge of the CGC DigiTrans method through practical exercises.

The methodology and the preparatory course are aimed in particular at counsellors in career guidance and counselling (CGC), but also at counsellors at training providers or counsellors in the HR area of companies.

The course and the manual are free of charge and freely accessible as a stand-alone-webinar. Furthermore, the course can also be organised as a group seminar.

How is the preparatory course structured?
The course consists of six sessions:

– Session 1: Introduction
– Session 2: Digital Competences
– Session 3: Roundabout Method
– Session 4: Exemplary Application
– Session 5: Transfer
– Session 6: Networking

We recommend going through the sessions in order, as they build on each other. As a rule, each session consists of an introductory video and a self-learning task using worksheets and solution outlines for self-study tasks.

How can the preparatory course help me to apply the method?
This course includes several valuable case examples in which you can immediately put the knowledge praticioners have learnt into practice. The case examples are structured in such a way that they cover several realistic counselling scenarios. In addition, the case studies reflect the enquiry by an unemployed person, the enquiry by an employee and the enquiry by a company, thus demonstrating the full range of the CGC-DigiTrans methodology. Counsellors who otherwise primarily counsel employees, for example, have the opportunity to broaden their horizons with this course. In the course learners will also get to know how to expand their personal network for counselling and how to adopt the method in their local context.

Background: Why is a new counselling methodology necessary?
Approaches and methods in career guidance focus particularly on the interaction between the individual and the counsellor. In practice, the involvement of employers or training institutions in the counselling process currently takes place outside of the counselling process and often through a reference to corresponding institutions.
However, trends such as digital transformation and digital change are changing the world of work and creating new, more complex counselling needs. It therefore makes sense to bring all actors together.

The new counselling methodology is necessary in order to bring together all actors responsible for the success of further education in a guidance process against the background of the digital transformation. Through joint counselling in a multi-actor network, the “Roundabout for digital transformation” method supports the harmonisation of the needs of all actors.

The “CGC Roundabout for Digital Transformation” counselling methodology focuses on three core areas.
1. CGC: Particularly noteworthy is the CGC, which refers to the counselling methodology.
2. Roundabout: The Roundabout is related to the form of the counselling methodology. As in a roundabout with several entrances and exits, in this Multi Actor Career Guidance methodology, actors enter, remain and exit the process at the appropriate point. Actors who come together within the framework of CGC DigiTrans are, for example, counsellors, employees, employers and training providers.
3. Digital Transformation: The digital transformation is finding its way into all areas of life and work. As a result, digital competences are becoming increasingly important. CGC-DigiTrans focuses on teaching digital competences through further training.

Background: CGC-DigiTrans project
CGC-DigiTrans is an EU co-funded project that is being realised by five project partner institutions. The input for the project is international: Partners from Austria, Germany, Italy, Lithuania and the Netherlands are working closely together on the project.

CGC-DigiTrans focusses on counselling in networks in times of digital transformation.
The aim of the project is to develop the CGC Roundabout for Digital Transformation counselling methodology. This will be developed in the second work package of the project. This course, which you are currently completing, is also part of the methodology development and learning.

The project runs for 3 years, from September 2022 to August 2025.

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