ERIC Number: ED480523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Career Spirituality -- Learning the R.O.P.E.S.
Career development is an inherently spiritual process. Yet many career development professionals and personal coaches shy away from any discussion of spirituality in their work. This places the career professional in a dilemma: How does one practice a spiritual occupation, but never discuss the central issue? To escape this dilemma, the author suggests that career development professionals need an understanding of spirituality that transcends the borders of religion, and a vocabulary with which to articulate ideas with others. Moreover, they need a framework that is at the same time both broad enough to facilitate a universally inclusive discussion and, simultaneously, sophisticated enough to remain valuable. The author offers the R.O.P.E.S. framework as a practical approach to spirituality, designed to facilitate such an inclusive discussion. (GCP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Global Realities: Celebrating Our Differences, Honoring Our Connections; see CG 032 572.