Vocational Wayfinding

Are you looking for deeper insights and practical tools in order to navigate your work-life journey wisely and imaginatively?


The Institute for Christian Studies is offering a fresh version of its Vocational Wayfinding course, designed to offer such insights and tools in multiple modes of engagement. During the Winter term of 2018 join us online or sign up for the hybrid (online and in-person) version offered in Toronto.

The thirteen-week all-online version of the course starts in the week of January 8 (although late registrations will be accepted up to January 19) and finishing in the week of April 23.

The online elements of the hybrid version of the course will start on January 31 and finish on April 25. The five in-person sessions will take place at Toronto District Christian High School from 6 pm to 9pm on each of February 14 and 28, March 21, and April 11 and 25. (Plan to bring your own supper to class on those dates!)

In both versions of the course we will be studying five books in whole or in part: Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (Knopff, 2016); Herminia Ibarra, Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career (Harvard Business School Press, 2004); Sharon Daloz Parks, Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Emerging Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith (Revised 10th Anniversary Edition, Jossey-Bass, 2011); James K.A. Smith, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Brazos, 2016); David Whyte, Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity (Riverhead Books, 2001).

The instructor will be Gideon Strauss, PhD, Associate Professor of Worldview Studies.
Vocational Wayfinding will significantly deepen your insights into the implications of a Christian worldview for your working life. It will also provide you with an array of practical tools with which to understand God’s world and navigate your working life with wisdom and imagination.


Prices (not including required materials) are:

 • $425 for the all-online version of the course for
    non-credit purposes
 • $725 to audit the hybrid version of the course
 • $925 to take either version for credit purposes

All prices include a $25 registration fee.


For registration and other information contact Gideon Strauss (gstrauss@icscanada.edu) or the ICS Registrar (academic-registrar@icscanada.edu) by email.​

The course catalogue pages and syllabi (all-online and hybrid) contain more detailed information about the course contents and the required materials. Some materials are provided while others must be purchased.


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Vocational Wayfinding is just the beginning...

When you take this course for credit you earn one credit that can be applied towards the Wayfinding Master of Worldview Studies or the soon-to-be-announced Certificate in Worldview Studies.