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Systems thinking, systems stories and narrative career counselling

By Mary McMahon

Monday, February 25 / Tuesday, February 26

Systems thinking permeates our everyday life. Applications of systems thinking can be found in computer systems and transport systems. Our career development occurs in the complex cultural and contextual systems of family, community, education, and work as well as in the geographic, socioeconomic, socio-political and historical contexts in which we live. To make sense of our experiences in these contexts we tell stories to ourselves and others. Career counsellors can harness systems thinking and storytelling to assist clients with their career concerns. This webinar will provide practical examples of systems thinking and its applications in career development. In particular, the application of systems thinking in storytelling and narrative career counselling will be considered and tips and strategies provided.

Please note the time of the webinar in your location:


Monday, Feb 25

Asia & Pacific

Tuesday, Feb 26

North America East Coast

9-10:30 PM

New Zealand

3 - 4:30 PM *

North America Central

8 -9:30 PM

South East Australia

1:00 – 2:30 PM*

North America Mountain

7 -8:30 PM

South Central Australia

12:30 – 2:00 PM *

North America Pacific

6- 7:30 PM

Guam, North East Australia

12 – 1:30 PM


4 – 5:30 PM

Korea, Japan

11 AM - 12:30 PM

China, Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Western Australia

10 -11:30 AM

Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia

9 -10:30 AM

Bangladesh, Kazakhstan

8 – 9:30 AM


7:30 – 9 AM


7 – 8:30 AM

* We believe this region is observing Daylight Savings Time.

Cost:  $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $15 students

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Dr Mary McMahon is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of Queensland, Australia where she taught career development and narrative career counselling. She is a developer and co-author of the internationally recognised Systems Theory Framework of Career Development which takes a holistic ‘individual in context’ view of career development. Mary is particularly interested in the application of systems thinking in career development. Her research and publications focus on career development across the lifespan and narrative career counselling.

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