Dear Friends, Answering emails this past month has been both inspiring and deflating. I just replied to another email from an IEN and my heart is breaking. Like so many of you she is under pressure. She has chosen an exam date in one month, it is her second time taking the CELBAN, and her safe practice is expiring. I raise my hands. I shake my head. Tears threaten to escape.
- For over a year I have been warning you!
- For almost a year I have been telling you about the 5 Predictive Factors and risks of falling into the CELBAN Trap.
- For the past several months I have been warning you about the 4 Ways IENs fall into the Trap.
I knew that the stress and strain of the challenges with CELAS as the national administrator were taking a toll as IENs were becoming disillusioned and without hope, because all the seats were fill and the waiting list was from six months to a year. Still I encouraged everyone to see this as a gift of time: it takes time to acquire the professional communication skills required to get an acceptable score on the CELBAN. Without hope IENs simply stopped preparing. I did what I could to provide both encouragement and hope, both in writing and by holding the first ever IEPC’s Hope Session. And I knew what was coming. I knew that with the release of the CELBAN exam dates in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton and Toronto that there would be a rush of IENs vying for seats creating a whole new generation of Unsuspecting Newcomers, Disillusioned Dreamers and Strained Achievers falling into the CELBAN Trap not fully understanding the 5 Predictive Factors that Protect [them] from Falling into the Trap! It is like watching arctic lemmings jumping from a cliff. All I can do is watch IENs whom I have warned, in disbelief, as they make their own decisions to fall into the trap, believing it is not there: The release of the CELBAN Trap through the IEPC Bookstore on the Cloud could not come at a better time! The following are now available:
- CELBAN Trap: 4 Ways IENs Fall
- How to Evaluate CELBAN Resources
- the CELBAN Trap: 5 Predictive Factors