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Monday, January 24
 

11:00 EST

11:00 EST

Advocating for the Human Social Services Sector (brought to you by First Work, All Are Welcome)
The social services sector has not had the opportunity to champion advocacy to the extent of the private sector. It is essential for this sector to intentionally convene, identify priorities and gaps, and action out next steps to advance our collective community goals.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Koukoulas

Sophia Koukoulas

Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, First Work
Sophia is the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager at First Work, joining in June 2020. Forever a recovering staffer, Sophia previously worked for the Ontario Minister of Finance as Issues Manager and Legislative Assistant, following years of political work at the municipal... Read More →
avatar for Carmine Chen

Carmine Chen

Manager, Operations and Finance, First Work
Carmine is the Operations and Finance Manager at First Work. Originally on-boarded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program as a Youth Engagement Coordinator in 2017 as her first entry level job. She continued to work part-time while pursuing her Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting at... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Warkentin

Carolyn Warkentin

Executive Director & First Work Board of Directors, President, South Essex Community Council
Carolyn Warkentin has been the Executive Director at South Essex Community Council in Leamington, Ontario for the past ten years. Prior to that, she spent ten years in the employment sector as an Employment Consultant and a Program Manager.
avatar for Akosua Alagaratnam

Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, government affairs and community engagement.


Monday January 24, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Going to Career Island (brought to you by CEWIL, All Are Welcome)
Join the CEWIL team as they take you on a thrilling adventure to the fictitious world of Career Island. As passionate career professionals, you’ve been tasked to pack five essential career “must-haves” to bring along in setting up the island. Sadly, when you get to the plane, you’ll have to work with your new-found career friends to repack the plane.  

Speakers
avatar for Charlene Marion

Charlene Marion

Director WIL, CEWIL
avatar for Jennie Nilsson

Jennie Nilsson

Regional Associate Director Western Canada, CEWIL Canada
avatar for Krista Steeves

Krista Steeves

Regional Associate Director Atlantic Canada, CEWIL Canada
avatar for Sean Elliott

Sean Elliott

Regional Associate Director Central Canada, CEWIL Canada
avatar for Kim Bracken

Kim Bracken

Regional Associate Director Quebec and Franco-Canada, CEWIL Canada


Monday January 24, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

What Matters to You? (brought to you by CCPA, All Are Welcome)
Join us for an exciting values auction focused on what we value about our profession.  Learn a new way to engage in this exercise, have fun and connect with terrific colleagues!


Speakers
avatar for Kathy Offet-Gartner

Kathy Offet-Gartner

President/Counsellor, CCPA/Mount Royal University
Kathy Offet-Gartner is a counselling psychologist, career practitioner and the current President of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Kathy was part of the working groups for the updated Code of Ethics for both CCPA and the new CDP Competency Framework.
avatar for Dawn Schnell

Dawn Schnell

University of Victoria
Dawn Schell has been involved in career counselling work for many years and thoroughly enjoys assisting people in discovering what’s possible and developing meaningful career action plans. She also delights in connecting people and making networking fun.  


Monday January 24, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

12:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Athletics to Activism; Resilience to Reconciliation | De l’athlétisme au militantisme; de la résilience à la réconciliation
Waneek Horn-Miller’s story didn’t begin and end with being the first Mohawk woman to become an Olympic athlete; it started with the struggles her mother faced raising four daughters and instilling in them hope and resilience to navigate their life paths. This resilience allowed her to fight her way back from a near-death experience after being stabbed by a soldier during the Oka Crisis to propel her to be co-captain of the Canadian Olympic Water Polo Team. It would also propel her to become an entrepreneur, an activist, a bridge-builder between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, and someone who is working on empowering Indigenous women and economic reconciliation.

“If we want reconciliation, for ourselves and our children, we need to have hard conversations, build common ground, and really listen to each other."

L’histoire de Waneek Horn-Miller n’a pas commencé et ne s’est pas terminée par le fait d’être la première femme mohawk à devenir une athlète olympique; elle a commencé par les difficultés que sa mère a dû surmonter pour élever ses quatre filles et leur inculquer l’espoir et la résilience nécessaires pour se frayer un chemin dans la vie. Cette résilience lui a permis de se remettre d’une expérience de mort imminente après avoir été poignardée par un soldat pendant la crise d’Oka et de devenir cocapitaine de l’équipe olympique canadienne de water-polo. Elle l’a également poussée à devenir une entrepreneuse et une militante, et à jeter des ponts entre les Autochtones et les non-Autochtones; elle s’efforce en outre de faciliter l’autonomisation des femmes autochtones et la réconciliation économique :

« si nous voulons la réconciliation, pour nous-mêmes et pour nos enfants, nous devons oser dire des choses difficiles, trouver un terrain d’entente et vraiment être à l’écoute des autres. »

Speakers
avatar for Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller

Mohawk Olympian, Mother & Motivator | Olympienne mohawk, mère et motivatrice
Similar to the arduous process of making wampum beads, the journey of Waneek Horn-Miller doesn’t begin and end with being an Olympic Water Polo athlete. A Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, Waneek was behind the lines during the Oka crisis in 1990 when she... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

(Student Poster) (On-demand session released) Supporting Neurodiverse Workplaces
Speakers
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Andrea Vincent

Graduate student and Secondary Special Education Teacher, University of New Brunswick


Monday January 24, 2022 13:00 - 13:15 EST

13:00 EST

13:15 EST

Career Guidance for Adults in Canada: An International Perspective
COVID-19 and ongoing megatrends are having an impact on the Canadian labour market, highlighting the crucial need for effective career guidance for adults to support retraining and career transitions. This presentation will share insights from a forthcoming OECD report on career guidance for adults in Canada. The report analyzes new survey data of service users across countries, including Canada, covering aspects of quality, access, governance and provision. It suggests areas and concrete actions for future improvement based on international best practice.
 
Learning Outcomes:
  • An overview of the career development system in Canada, in international perspective
  • An assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the career development system in Canada
  • Recommendations to improve the system based on international best practice

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Mullock

Katharine Mullock

Labour Market Economist, OECD
Katharine Mullock is a labour market economist in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Her work focuses on helping countries develop policies to adapt to changing skills needs. She has drafted... Read More →
avatar for Magdalena Burtscher

Magdalena Burtscher

Policy Analyst, OECD
Magdalena Burtscher is a Policy Analyst in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As part of the Skills Team, she helps countries develop policies to adapt to the changing skill needs arising... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Les entraves à la mobilisation en counseling de carrière
Le counseling de carrière est centré autour de la mobilisation des ressources de la personne à faire face à ses problèmes, grâce à l’établissement d’une relation optimale. Toutefois, plusieurs entraves peuvent contrer cette mobilisation et créer des ruptures relationnelles faisant vivre de l’impuissance, voire de la honte. Alors, comment intervenir en présence d’entraves à la mobilisation en counseling de carrière.
Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Création et maintien de l'alliance de travail
  • Entraves à la mobilisation
  • Interventions pour favoriser la mobilisation

Speakers
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Réginald Savard

Professeur titulaire, Université du Québec à Montréal
Réginald est un conseiller d’orientation psychothérapeute et professeur titulaire à l’UQAM. Ses travaux de recherche portent sur les facteurs explicatifs de l’efficacité et du changement, la formation et la supervision clinique en counseling de carrière et psychothérapie... Read More →
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Pawel Zaniewski

Doctorant, Université du Québec à Montréal
Pawel Zaniewski est conseiller d'orientation et doctorant à l'UQAM. Sa thèse porte sur l'efficacité du counseling de carrière auprès des personnes en réinsertion en emploi à la suite d'un épisode de troubles mentaux courants.  


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Multi-modal Career Service: Seizing a Transformational Opportunity
The pandemic practice pivot to virtual delivery has transformed the fabric of career services. The significance of building sustainable career services, fit for purpose and available to all, has never been in sharper focus. This session will examine recently published PhD findings that identify design factors and practice engagement strategies that can inform the continued advancement of multi-modal career services.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply a multi-modal service delivery model to your practice/services
  • Consider design factors that will strengthen multi-modal service development
  • Explore practice strategies for engagement across multiple delivery modes

Speakers
avatar for Tannis Goddard

Tannis Goddard

CEO, MixtMode Consulting
Tannis Goddard, PhD, has spent 30 years creating, delivering, researching and evaluating multi-modal career services. Tannis has presented all over the world and now consults with governments and organizations as they develop new delivery approaches.


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Navigating Change : A Hope-Action Theory Meta-competency
Understanding the client and career practitioner’s experience of adapting by drawing on the Hope-Action Theory provides a hope-based approach to navigating change. Join Andrea Fruhling, Dr. Norm Amundson, and Dr. Spencer Niles and learn more about adaptation as a meta-competency in your work with clients, as well as within your own personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the Hope-Action Theory in a career development context
  • Consider the Hope-Action Theory competency "Adapting" as a meta-competency
  • Learn practical strategies to identify strengths and support the process of adapting

Speakers
avatar for Norm Amundson

Norm Amundson

Professor Emeritus | Professeur émérite, University of British Columbia | Université de la Colombie-Britannique
Norman Amundson is an Emeritus Professor from the University of British Columbia who has worked extensively in the career development field. His work is engaging and he emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors and hope.Norman Amundson... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Fruhling

Andrea Fruhling

Founder, Coach, Facilitator | Fondatrice, accompagnatrice et facilitatrice, Doubleknot Works
Andrea Fruhling is a certified organizational and career coach, facilitator and Doubleknot founder. Her work ranges from mentoring and teaching coaching (University of British Columbia) to delivering career development workshops and training globally. Andrea’s work is creative... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Niles

Spencer Niles

Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of Education at William & Mary
Spencer Niles is Professor and Dean Emeritus at the School of Education at William & Mary. He previously served as Distinguished Professor and Department Head at Pennsylvania State University. He is the co-founder of Hope-Action Theory.


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

The World Needs You – Choose Your Challenge
For too long, we've encouraged students to prepare for their future by choosing a job title. However, matching students with job titles creates issues in diversity, equity and inclusion. Focusing on job titles limits their perspective to what they already know, instead of broadening their horizons. By helping students find challenges to solve instead, you can help them truly thrive.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the DEI benefits of helping students look beyond occupations    
  • Learn to "flip the model" of career development    
  • Integrate the Challenge Mindset into your career work

Speakers
avatar for JP Michel

JP Michel

Founder, SparkPath
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge Mindset and the Challenge Cards. This approach to career exploration is now used in hundreds of schools and post-secondary institutions around the world.


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Using Storytelling to Make Value-Based Career Decisions | Utiliser la narration pour prendre des décisions de carrière axées sur les valeurs
Career indecision can be a source of anxiety for students. Values can help students clarify their identity and find a meaningful career. This roundtable shares a qualitative and narrative-based tool that promotes and adds structure to the value discovery process, and invites participants to discuss how values can help students improve self-awareness, confidence, career decision-making and well-being.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How values can be discussed in a narrative approach
  • How values can support students' career decision-making and job search
  • How to use values to help students improve confidence


L’indécision en matière de carrière peut être une source d’anxiété pour les étudiants. L’exploration des valeurs peut aider les étudiants à clarifier leur identité et à trouver une carrière intéressante. Cette table ronde vise à fournir un outil qualitatif et fondé sur la narration qui facilite et permet de mieux encadrer le processus d’exploration des valeurs, en invitant les participants à discuter de la manière dont les valeurs peuvent aider les étudiants à améliorer la conscience de soi, la confiance, la prise de décision de carrière et le bien-être.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comment on peut discuter des valeurs dans le cadre d’une approche narrative
  • Comment les valeurs peuvent aider les étudiants à prendre des décisions de carrière et à rechercher un emploi
  • Comment utiliser les valeurs pour aider les étudiants à améliorer leur confiance en eux

Speakers
avatar for Iris Cai

Iris Cai

Leadership Coach & Well-being Strategiest | Mentore en leadership et stratège du bien-être, Iris Cai Coaching & Consulting
Iris Cai is a leadership consultant with YSC and former educator with UBC Sauder with 20 years' experience growing brands and people. A strategist trained in both psychology and business, Iris adopts a multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach to disrupt how organizations develop... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

What Now? What Next! Counsellor Education Amid COVID
COVID-19 has brought a myriad of unanticipated and unprecedented challenges. Counsellor educators and students, like so many others, have had to pivot, and pivot again! The pandemic has impacted all of us, but not equally or equitably. The session will examine the presenter's experiences through the lens of Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory and his own research on career-life transitions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Navigating systems in times of change 
  • Self-care in response to unpredictable change
  • Moving forward in the face of limited personal control

Speakers
avatar for Bill Borgen

Bill Borgen

Professor, University of British Columbia
Bill Borgen has researched and developed programs regarding career/life transitions, which have been used in Bhutan, Denmark, Finland, Hungary and Sweden. Recently, he has studied the experience of people whose work has been affected by change.


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

13:15 EST

Survey Says…What 500 Canadian Employers Think About Skills, Diversity & Careers
In an effort to understand the evolving state of Career Development in the Canadian Workplace, CERIC commissioned Environics Research Group to survey 500 employers in late 2021. Join us for the release of the findings from our National Business Survey and to hear from a panel of leaders who will parse the results. Learn about 1) recruitment and retention in wake of “The Great Reshuffle” 2) hiring underrepresented groups as part of DEI strategies 3) current skills and talent gaps in the labour market 4) career management in the context of remote and hybrid work, and 5) how employers perceive the services of career development professionals. Select results will be compared with those from our 2013 survey to track changes over the past eight years.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Top pain points for Canadian employers now in sourcing, hiring and keeping talent     
  • How CDPs and the sector can help employers meet their shifting labour challenges     
  • Ways to advise and prepare your clients and learners for skills that are in-demand

Speakers
avatar for Tony Coulson

Tony Coulson

Group Vice-President, Public Affairs, Environics Research Group
Tony Coulson is Group Vice President, Public Affairs at Environics Research Group. He works on policy and communications research with clients at the international, national, provincial and local levels. This includes issue and communications studies ranging from assessing public... Read More →
avatar for John Horn (Moderator)

John Horn (Moderator)

Past Chair, CERIC and Director, Performance and Talent Development, BC Pensions Corporation
John Horn is the Director, Performance and Talent Development at BC Pension Corporation. Leveraging his visionary people and culture capabilities, John has spent his career preparing individuals and organizations for the future of work by enhancing leadership, communication and cooperation... Read More →
avatar for Pedro Barata

Pedro Barata

Executive Director, Future Skills Centre
Known for his strategic leadership, an active voice on social policy, and a commitment to community building, Pedro Barata’s career and extensive volunteer work in the non-profit sector spans two decades. As the Executive Director of the Future Skills Centre, Barata works with the... Read More →
avatar for Debroy Chan

Debroy Chan

Vice President – Programs and Operations, TRIEC (Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council)
Debroy Chan joined TRIEC in January 2017 and serves as Vice President – Programs and Operations. TRIEC addresses the persistent problem of immigrant underemployment – so the Greater Toronto Area benefits from the untapped potential of immigrants, rather than wasting the tremendous... Read More →
avatar for Leah Nord

Leah Nord

Senior Director, Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Leah Nord is the Senior Director of Workforce Strategies and Inclusive Growth at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. In this capacity, Leah leads the Chamber’s policy and projects related to industry 4.0 and the future of work and talent, employment standards and compliance and immigration... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 13:15 - 14:00 EST

14:00 EST

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Monday January 24, 2022 14:00 - 14:15 EST

14:15 EST

Corporate Philanthropy’s Role in Supporting Equitable Economic Opportunity
In recent years, companies have moved from charitable giving to more strategic philanthropy, realizing that their philanthropic work can advance social and business outcomes. In particular, funding workforce development can help companies enhance the competitive context they are in and improve their long-term business prospects, while meeting charitable goals. In this session, you’ll hear from corporate funders on why they are investing in solutions that advance equitable economic opportunity for all and how it helps their triple bottom line. Panellists will also discuss the types of solutions they are interested in funding, and how they work with their partners to drive impact.  

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn why corporate philanthropy is investing in workforce development 
  • Hear about the kinds of solutions they are interested in supporting 
  • Understand how corporate philanthropy supports their partners to achieve success

Speakers
avatar for Marina Nuri

Marina Nuri

Associate Director, Canada Programs and Strategy, WES Mariam Assefa Fund
Marina Nuri leads the Canada grantmaking work of Mariam Assefa Fund, a philanthropic arm of the World Education Services (WES). The Fund is focused on catalyzing innovative solutions that advance economic mobility for immigrants and refugees. Prior to that, Marina worked in strategy... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Rowan

Shannon Rowan

Senior Manager, Walmart Foundation
Shannon Rowan is a Senior Manager at the Walmart Foundation supporting Innovative Learning strategy. Her work includes learning systems, short-term credential quality and talent financing. Previously she supported the company’s Live Better U program.
avatar for Marieke Vandekolk

Marieke Vandekolk

Manager, Corporate Citizenship, TD Bank
Marieke Vandekolk manages the TD Ready Commitment's granting focus on early learning, affordable housing, financial literacy and income stability, as well grants led by and impacting Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations. She is passionate about supporting initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Ruba Al-Nazer

Ruba Al-Nazer

Manager, Community Investment, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Ruba Al-Nazer is a social impact strategist who strives to be a catalyst for change and growth within any community she resides in. Her work at Canada’s largest airport allows her to combine her passion for community development with her desire to work in a highly-diverse, fast-faced... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Employer Engagement for Successful Outcomes | L’engagement des employeurs pour des résultats fructueux
In response to the pandemic, NPower Canada pivoted its approach to employer engagement, shifting their partnership cultivation efforts toward the industry segments and types of companies that continued to hire digital talent. As a result of these pivots, NPower Canada has continued to achieve its 80% post-program job placement success target, and developed new, more agile employer engagement practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Employer engagement during a pandemic
  • Understanding evolving employer needs
  • Refining workforce development programs to support improved employment outcomes

En réponse à la pandémie, NPower Canada a modifié son approche de l’engagement des employeurs, en orientant ses efforts de partenariat vers les segments industriels et les types d’entreprises qui continuent d’embaucher des talents dans le domaine des technologies numériques. Grâce à cette réorientation, NPower Canada a continué à atteindre son objectif de 80 % de réussite en matière de placement après le programme, en plus d’établir de nouvelles pratiques plus souples en matière d’engagement des employeurs.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • L’engagement des employeurs durant une pandémie      
  • Comprendre l’évolution des besoins des employeurs     
  • Affiner les programmes de développement de la main-d’œuvre afin de favoriser de meilleurs résultats en matière d’emploi     


Speakers
avatar for Denisse Alejo

Denisse Alejo

Senior Vice-president, Programs and Partnerships | Première vice-présidente, Programmes et partenariats, NPower Canada
Denisse Alejo is NPower Canada's Senior Vice-president, Programs & Partnerships, overseeing program functions – recruitment, skills training, job placement and alumni services. Denisse led the employer engagement team, placing over 1,000 youth into meaningful employment.Denisse Alejo occupe... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Reddin

Andrew Reddin

Chief Operating Officer | Chef de l’exploitation, NPower Canada
Andrew Reddin is Chief Operating Officer for NPower Canada, overseeing programming, employer engagement and partnership development. He has more than 10 years of senior experience in the workforce development field.Andrew Reddin agit à titre de chef de l’exploitation à NPower... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

How Can Educators and Industry Collaborate to Support Digital Transformation?
How do we, as a digital talent ecosystem, prepare to deliver on the best of what a digital world will provide? This question, posed by SADT (SAIT's School for Advanced Digital Technology) Chief Catalyst Jim Gibson is at the heart of what will be required to support the digital economy in the years and decades to come. Our panellists will explore how educators and industry can collaborate through co-creation to ensure the talent, skills and experience is available to support digital transformation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn why an ecosystem approach is needed to develop digital talent
  • Hear how SADT has partnered with industry to identify talent gaps and co-created programs to address ecosystem needs
  • Establish the steps needed to further digital transformation across all industries.

Speakers
avatar for Amit Varma

Amit Varma

Co-founder, Braintoy Inc.
Amit Varma makes technology simple for users for it to be useful. He co-founded Braintoy and Veerum, both Calgary-based technology firms that globally commercialized the artificial intelligence and the digital twin technologies respectively.
avatar for Sangeeta Mehta

Sangeeta Mehta

Manager, Partnership Development & Career Coach, Ryerson University
Sangeeta Mehta is a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years of experience, particularly in talent acquisition. Recognizing there was a growing gap between employer needs and the skills students were graduating with, Sangeeta transitioned into a career coach. Today, Sangeeta readies... Read More →
avatar for Sabrina Sullivan

Sabrina Sullivan

Director, Ecosystem and Transformation, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Sabrina Sullivan is committed to helping organizations tackle complex business realities. As SADT’s Director, Transformation+ Ecosystem, she is focused on closing the digital talent gap through working within SAIT, but also as an active member in Calgary’s innovation ecosyste... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ravlich

Matthew Ravlich

WestJet, Manager, Digital Analytics & Optimization
Matthew Ravlich is a digital transformation expert who delivers results. Over his career, Matt has helped large brands such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, ESPN, Time Warner Cable and WestJet Airlines grow digital strategies and maximize conversion rates.
avatar for Sara Struthers

Sara Struthers

Manager, Talent Services, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Sara Struthers believes that it is possible for people to change their career paths at any stage of their career journey. After 20 years of working with her family business, Sara successfully transitioned her career into the recruitment industry.As Manager, Talent Services at DX Talent... Read More →



Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

How Do Workforce Development Practices Reinforce Systemic Anti-Black Racism and What Can We Do About It?
What are the shifts in workforce development practices and policies that must take place to ensure we are advancing racial justice and addressing systemic anti-Black racism?
What does this mean to you as a practitioner? How do we build an equitable education system to prepare our Black youth for the Workforce Development field and create a safe environment to positively impact the workforce development experiences of Black communities? How do we develop an understanding of workforce development and the impact on Black Communities?

Learning Objectives:
  • We must strengthen equity and inclusion as part of our existing workforce development practices.
  • Exploring what accountability and transparency look like in terms of public and private sector workforce development efforts.
  • Share approaches and tools to reimagine your Workforce Development services and training with an equity lens, namely addressing anti-Black racism.


Speakers
avatar for Liban Abokor

Liban Abokor

Executive Director, Youth LEAPS
Liban Abokor is the Executive Director of Youth LEAPS, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for Black youth in Toronto. Liban is also a board member of the Samara Centre for Democracy's Shoot for Peace Board and a member of the City... Read More →
avatar for Gladys Ahovi

Gladys Ahovi

Director Strategic Workforce Policy & Programs Branch, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development - Ontario
Gladys Ahovi is the Director of the Strategic Workforce Policy and Programs Branch in the Workforce Policy and Innovation Division at the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. She also developed and acted as the Executive Lead for the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Wilson

Ingrid Wilson

Senior Director, Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Walmart Canada
Ingrid Wilson is an accomplished senior executive with almost 30 years of experience in corporate human resources, board, inclusivity, and business strategy, with global organizational experience in a variety of industries. She also has extensive expertise and holds several certifications... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Linking Skills for Success to Career Development
This panel of professionals and experts will:
  • Provide an overview of the Skills for Success model and research framework
  • Explore how essential skills and Skills for Success play an integral role in career development and CDP practice
  • Outline the value of the Guided Pathways project by highlighting the accreditation features and the data collected to date
Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify background of Skills for Success renewal framework/skills model    
  • Discuss connection between Skills for Success framework/career development services     
  • Recognize value of Guided Pathways by highlighting course data/accreditation features

Speakers
avatar for Sareena Hopkins

Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.
avatar for Cindy Messaros

Cindy Messaros

Executive Director, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills
Cindy Messaros, Executive Director of Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), creates organizational change through innovative employment and essential skills advocacy. She's been in the field of employment initiatives for over 30 years as a teacher, facilitator, researcher and... Read More →
avatar for Boris Palameta

Boris Palameta

Research Director, Social Research Development Corporation (SRDC)
Boris Palameta has led several projects facilitating the economic and social integration of marginalized populations, including a recent project supporting the Government of Canada's launch of the Skills for Success model.
avatar for Andrea Horton

Andrea Horton

Manager, Office of Skills for Success at Employment and Social Development Canada
Andrea Horton is a Manager with the Office of Skills for Success at Employment and Social Development Canada. She has been closely involved in the development of the Skills for Success model for three years.
avatar for Riz Ibrahim

Riz Ibrahim

Executive Director, CERIC
Riz Ibrahim is the Executive Director of CERIC. Riz works with CERIC's cross-sectoral Board and Advisory Committees to develop strategic and functional partnerships that enhance the body of knowledge for Canada's career professional communities.
avatar for Tamara Jorgic

Tamara Jorgic

AWES
Tamara Jorgic is the Project Manager for Guided Pathways and an Essential Skills and Learning Specialist with AWES. Over the years, she has worked on a variety of projects and led programs and initiatives in the fields of Adult Learning, Essential Skills, Literacy and ESL/LINC... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

What Good Workforce Development Looks Like in Indigenous Communities
Workforce development programs done well have the potential to advance the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action #7: “to eliminate educational and employment gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.” Moreover, as the fastest-growing and youngest population in Canada, Indigenous Peoples and their participation in the workforce can have a major impact on the country’s economy, including addressing labour shortages. This session will focus on what workforce development means to Indigenous communities, with particular attention to the cultural and social lens. It will highlight examples of successful programs as well as lessons learned.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Beyond vocational training and/or job placement, what are the policies and strategies to enable the short- and long-term development of the Indigenous workforce
  • Best practices for building partnerships among Indigenous communities and employers, service providers, governments and other funders in design/delivery of workforce development programs
  • Addressing the biggest current barriers to the workforce participation of Indigenous peoples – skills and experience gaps, and historic and systemic discrimination


Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lendsay

Kelly Lendsay

President & CEO, Indigenous Works
Kelly Lendsay is a entrepreneur who is internationally recognized as one of Canada’s foremost innovators and organizational development experts in workplace inclusion systems, models and corporate/Indigenous partnerships. His dynamic communications style and passion for innovation... Read More →
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John DeGiacomo

Executive Director, Anishinabek Employment and Training Services
Over 30 years of management experience in the education and training sector, has served John DeGiacomo well for career development work with jobseekers and employers in the private and public and not for profit sector.
avatar for Patricia Baxter

Patricia Baxter

Patrica Baxter specializes in organizational development, facilitation and training with Indigenous people across Canada. Her efforts include major facilitations at national forums and roundtables, working on women’s issues, in the areas of economic development as well participating... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

15:15 EST

Break, Hallway Meetings | Pause, rencontres informelles
Monday January 24, 2022 15:15 - 15:45 EST

15:15 EST

15:45 EST

(On -demand recorded released) EQ Development: A Critical Career Development Strategy
Emotional intelligence (EQ) predicts salary outcomes, performance, promotion and even health outcomes. Learning how to develop EQ is paramount to career development, and yet there are still so many questions surrounding this topic. Learn how EQ is defined across disciplines and research, how it connects to employment success and why it is so important for the future of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how EQ is defined across disciplines and research     
  • Understand how EQ links to employment success in the workplace     
  • Understand how EQ development is a critical career development strategy

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Grimaldi

Jesse Grimaldi

Manager, BCom Careers, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Career Centre
Jesse Grimaldi supports career development of University of British Columbia business students as Manager, BCom Careers. They are part of a team enhancing the ways we teach and leverage EQ as a career development tool (ICF-ACC, MA sociology).
avatar for Colleen Egli

Colleen Egli

Associate Director, BCom Careers & Work-Integrated Learning, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Career Centre
Colleen Egli is the Associate Director, BCom Careers and Work-Integrated Learning at the University of British Colombia Sauder School of Business. She has a MA in organizational psychology, focused on career development and engagement.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Act Up: Nudging Career Practitioners Toward 'Good Trouble'
The foundation of career development built itself on social justice principles and practices. As career educators, we need to embed these practices into our work to more equitably include and support marginalized individuals. John Lewis proclaimed, "It is time to get into good, necessary trouble." This interactive workshop will focus on exploring historical roots and strategies to promote social justice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain strategies to incorporate social justice practices into current work 
  • Better understand the historical roots of the career development profession
  • Generate concrete ideas around supporting and advocating for marginalized groups

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Higashi

Lisa Higashi

Director, Student Success, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lisa Higashi, MEd, is Director, Student Success at Kwantlen Polytechnic University as well as a sessional instructor in management and organizational studies in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University.
avatar for Micheal J. Stebleton

Micheal J. Stebleton

Associate Professor & Co-ordinator of Higher Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Michael J. Stebleton is Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His interests focus on college student career development.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Addressing the Skills Awareness Gap Through On-campus Employment
Employers indicate many new graduates lack career readiness to enter the workforce due to a skills gap. It is more likely a skills awareness gap, with graduates unaware/unable to articulate the skills gained from various experiences. With funding from RBC Future Launch, Memorial University redesigned on-campus employment to increase skills awareness. Presenters will share changes and findings from the pilot.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will examine on-campus employment as a high-impact practice
  • Participants will identify actions to increase students' skills awareness
  • Participants will examine data related to the skills debate

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Browne

Jennifer Browne

Director, Student Life, Memorial University
Jennifer Browne is Director of Student Life at Memorial University. She has spent her career supporting student success and has recently completed an EdD with a focus on addressing the skills awareness gap.
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Manager, Student Experience Office, Memorial University
Lisa Russell has been immersed in the work of experiential learning and student success for 20 years. This has fuelled her passion for excellence, commitment to students, and her relentless drive for enhancement and innovation.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Beyond Hybrid: Pathway to Your Blended Workforce
Significant increases in performance, agility and adaptability are possible with the thoughtful design of a blended workforce – a combination of F/T employees with independent contractors. Doing this effectively requires the organization to have a clear understanding of work flows and value contributors to business outcomes, which creates the foundation for a highly adaptive and more cost-effective workforce.

Learning Outcomes:
  • New approach to workforce planning
  • Better leveraging available (global) talent
  • Strategies for "rent" vs. "own" workforce options

Speakers
avatar for Tim Ragan

Tim Ragan

Business Engineer, Career Constructors
With 35 years' experience in executive roles with several F500 companies, as the CEO of a tech start-up and as an independent consultant, Tim Ragan (BSc EE, MBA) teaches others what it takes to thrive in our modern working times.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Adaptation and Meaningfulness in Later Life
The workforce has become a constantly changing environment where people of all ages seek meaning from both their life and career roles, in order to connect themselves into meaningful paths built upon personal values and a sense of purpose. How can older workers navigate career transitions and successfully adapt to challenges they may encounter during their search for meaningful work?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Promoting policy and professional practice conversations
  • Meaningful work provides experience, social connection and mental well-being
  • The advantages of hiring experienced older workers 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Luke

Jennifer Luke

Careers Educator & Researcher, University of Southern Queensland
Dr. Jennifer Luke is a careers educator and researcher at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Research and advocacy focuses on career support for older workers, their adaptability and transference of skills to younger generations.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Emotional Intelligence and Work-integrated Learning Success
Emotional intelligence is a vital skill in preparing students for the 21st-century workforce, yet it is not typically found in formal post-secondary curriculum. In this session, you will learn about a project which trained 75 educators and developed a Community of Practice to explore shared scholarship and innovation in integrating emotional intelligence into work-integrated learning programming and academia.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the connection between EI and WIL success
  • Identify an idea to implement EI into your practice
  • Learn about the project's scope and Community of Practice

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Wood

Lindsay Wood

Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Lindsay Wood has over 15 years' experience in career education, work-integrated learning and teaching. As a champion for DEI and emotional intelligence, Lindsay is also a Business Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, a training consultant and is EQ-i certified.
avatar for Khairunnisa Ali

Khairunnisa Ali

Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Khairunnisa Ali is an educator with 12 years' experience who believes in empowering students and in experiential learning. Currently completing her MEd in curriculum and instruction, her interests lie in creating a transformative student learning experience and career development... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Entrepreneurial Thinking: A Key Component of Career Development
Focusing on integrating entrepreneurial thinking into engineering education, the Schulich School of Engineering will share their experiences creating a non-credit certificate program in technical entrepreneurship. Engaging 1,100 students in its pilot year, participants will learn how entrepreneurship is a key career development skill and how it can enhance the employability of your students through innovation, creativity and project management.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to integrate entrepreneurship into career development
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and the value to future employers
  • Increased understanding of best practices in entrepreneurial thinking

Speakers
avatar for Emily Wyatt

Emily Wyatt

Manager, Student Experience, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
Emily Wyatt has over 13 years of experience in higher education. Currently, she is the Manager of Student Experience at the Schulich School of Engineering, overseeing work-integrated learning, entrepreneurship, leadership and professional development.
avatar for Dr. Ghada Nafie

Dr. Ghada Nafie

Instructor, Engineering Entrepreneurship, University of Calgary
Ghada Nafie is an engineering instructor, and entrepreneur who is leading entrepreneurship integrated and co-curricular sessions. She is passionate about inspiring students and sparking their curiosity for a better career path.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Fearless Career Development in Rural K-12 Education!
As a small team of career practitioners in rural southern Alberta, it is important to be innovative and fearless – creating simple, practical ways for students, parents and the local community to work cohesively in order for K-12 students to explore future career options and gain enthusiasm to "finish strong" in high school and beyond!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn simple, practical ways to build community and career development
  • Identify plans and strategies for future events in K-12
  • Gain renewed enthusiasm for your practice through sharing experiences

Speakers
avatar for Lettie Croskery

Lettie Croskery

Career Practitioner, Livingstone Range School Division
Lettie Croskery has been a junior/senior high school career practitioner since 2013 and is currently supporting three schools in southern Alberta with the Livingstone Range School Division.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Industry Insight & Career Exploration
Industry can play a vital role in career programming for youth. A connection to industry as part of the high school journey can help students answer the question, "So what?" In collaboration with community-based organizations or schools, industry leaders can share their insight into the future of work and what it will take to achieve success.

Learning Outcomes:
  • A demonstration of how Career Trek engages with industry
  • Examples of successful engagement between industry and Career Trek
  • Insight into the benefits experienced or expressed by youth

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Taylor

Rhonda Taylor

CEO, Career Trek
Rhonda Taylor has spent the bulk of her career in the not-for-profit sector. Her focus has been to work with individuals in the space of literacy, food security and career exploration. Her motto: Talk. Plan. Act.
avatar for Allison Kirkland

Allison Kirkland

Director of Programs, Career Trek
Allison Kirkland is Director of Programs for Career Trek, a not-for-profit that provides career development programming for young people. Allison is passionate about helping others unearth their potential, better their lives and strengthen their communities.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Intelligent Careers in Theory and Practice
The presentation will cover the emergence of intelligent career theory and practice in four chapters, beginning with the first article on the topic in 1995 and ending with new research and application opportunities for 2022 and beyond.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An in-depth appreciation of the intelligent careers approach
  • Awareness of the contrasts across related career development approaches
  • Opportunities for using "intelligent careers" in your own practice

Speakers
avatar for Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur

Manager, Intelligent Careers Group
Michael Arthur is a co-author and editor of The Boundaryless Career, Knowledge at Work and, most recently, of An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Life and Your Work. He also writes for Forbes.com.
avatar for Violetta Walker

Violetta Walker

Executive, Intelligent Careers Group
Violetta Walker has spent 17 years in HR management in higher education, at Columbia, Harvard and the University of Washington. She holds an MA and EdM from Columbia University and an MBA from Suffolk University, Boston.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Material Handling 4.0: Building Pathways to Employment
There is a need to redefine skills requirements to address gaps in the material handling sector and remove barriers for underrepresented communities. The Material Handling 4.0 project leverages Mohawk College's City School initiative to deliver customized industry-driven education and training. MH4.0 is evaluating efficacy of innovative education and assessment strategies. The project has been scaled to three other colleges across Canada.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Examine student success throughout the student lifecycle‚ from various perspectives
  • Investigate evidence-based resources, strategies and supports to promote student success
  • Foster collaboration to promote student success

Speakers
avatar for Rida Masood

Rida Masood

Research and Policy Analyst, Mohawk College
In her role, Rida Masood leads research activities related to City School, Material Handling 4.0 and Challenge 2025. She holds a master of public health and a bachelor of science.
avatar for Natalie Shearer

Natalie Shearer

Manager, Future Skills Partnerships, Mohawk College
In her role, Natalie Shearer manages local deliveries and supports the pan-Canadian expansion of the City School model. She holds a master's degree in adult education & community development, bachelor of education and bachelor of arts.
avatar for Pam Ingleton

Pam Ingleton

Professor and Learning Outcomes Assessment Consultant, Mohawk College
Pam has worked as an instructor, researcher, educational developer and faculty support specialist in both college and university contexts for 14 years and holds a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Me a Researcher? The Case for Practitioner Research
Career educators from Canada and the US will share their experiences with measuring student learning and how this has led them to practitioner research. They will demystify practitioner research, differentiate it from other forms of evaluation, provide simple tips on how to get started and highlight how the skills we all have as practitioners transfer to the research world.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify at least three benefits of practitioner research
  • Describe practitioner research skills that align with career practitioner skills
  • Implement at least one action step toward a research project

Speakers
avatar for Penny Freno

Penny Freno

Career Education Manager, Simon Fraser University
Penny Freno (MA, HNCP) is a career educator with SFU Career & Volunteer Services. She is the principal investigator of the department's first practitioner-led research project and co-chairs the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) Evidence-Based Practice... Read More →
avatar for Tony Botelho

Tony Botelho

Director, Career & Volunteer Services, Simon Fraser University
Tony Botelho is the Director of SFU Career & Volunteer Services, an office that was recognized as one of the top three university career centres in Canada (2017). He is a past recipient of the Rob Shea Research Award and the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development... Read More →
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Imants Jaunarajs

Assistant Vice-president & Director, Career & Leadership Development Centre, Ohio University
Imants Jaunarajs serves as the Assistant-Vice President and Executive Director of the Career & Leadership Development Center CLDC) at Ohio University.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Minds@Work: Group Counselling for Job Tenure with Clients with Mental Illness
Many individuals living with severe mental illness have difficulty remaining in employment. Recent meta-analyses demonstrate that existing supported employment programs benefit from being augmented with interventions addressing related factors (e.g. cognitive impairments). We present the results of a pilot study that tested the preliminary efficacy of a new integrative group counselling intervention for job tenure, named "Minds@Work."

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify predictors of job tenure in severe mental illness
  • Identify predictors of job tenure in severe mental illness
  • Explore how to integrate these strategies into your practice

Speakers
avatar for Geneviève Sauvé

Geneviève Sauvé

Assistant Professor, Universite du Québec à Montréal
Geneviève Sauvé is an Assistant Professor in the career counselling unit of the Education and Pedagogy Department at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her research focuses on mental health, occupational functioning and artificial intelligence.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) MUTE!: The Art of Online Facilitation
The world of online facilitation is more prevalent than ever. With the progressive return to work and hybrid working models in place, being online is now a choice for jobseekers. This session will provide you with key strategies to make sure your online experience is informative, educational and fun!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand that their role as a facilitator is the group's compass
  • Improve skills as an online facilitator
  • Apply best practices and skills to their own online facilitation

Speakers
avatar for Lidia Siino

Lidia Siino

Employment Counsellor, YWCA
Lidia Siino's background is in career development, adult learning and facilitation. She enjoys teaching career development topics to learners of all ages. Lidia lives in Hamilton and enjoys juggling and singing karaoke.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Rethinking the Aims of Career Development Policy
In the 21st century, some excellent research has been done to describe what governments are trying to achieve when they support career services. This has led to an international consensus as to the aims of public policy for career development. A framework will be presented to suggest that the potential social contribution of career development is wider than governments realize.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Awareness of internationally accepted policy aims for career development
  • Awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • Recognizing the potential for a new policy aims framework

Speakers
avatar for Pete Robertson

Pete Robertson

Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University
Pete Robertson is involved in the initial professional training of career development practitioners in Scotland. He is a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Shaping Careers, Changing the World: Elevating Your Impact
COVID, a climate crisis and calls for racial justice: the need for systems change is clear. Career professionals have a pivotal role to play. But how do we DO this? Social innovation provides proven approaches to leverage. Try out three tools and learn through case studies how they support social justice work and help individuals find purpose and impact.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how social innovation opens new possibilities for our field
  • Practice tools to build students' or clients' capacity as changemakers
  • Identify a path forward in your work driving positive change

Speakers
avatar for Jill Eddy

Jill Eddy

Simon Fraser University Career and Volunteer Services
Jill Eddy is Career Educator, Changemaker Lead at Simon Fraser University. She is pursuing studies in social innovation and launched a "30,000 Changemakers Project‚" where she works to amplify the potential of all students to be changemakers.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Transferable Skills and International Students at Graduate Level
Hundreds of international students are accepted by graduate programs at various Canadian universities each semester. They bring a breadth of overseas experience and apply it to their studies. When transitioning into the labour market, this group faces several systemic barriers. This presentation will review existing roadblocks and propose avenues for change that are specific to the career transitions of this group.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discover systemic barriers encountered by international students 
  • Review proposed avenues for change for this specific group 
  • Support international students to transition into their specific industry

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Mot

Magdalena Mot

Student Success Coach/Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Magdalena Mot currently teaches career development theories at Simon Fraser University and coaches graduate students in the School of Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on career transitions. She is a Certified Master of Career Services, active NCDA member and CCDF volun... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Transitioning from Essential Skills to Skills for Success
Skills for Success is an initiative announced in the federal 2021 budget to help create foundational and transferable skills training opportunities for Canadians. This initiative will help Canadians meet on-the-job skills demands in the current and future labour market. This represents the largest historical investment ($298 million over three years) by the federal government in foundational and transferable skills training.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Exploring how Skills for Success responds to employers' skills needs
  • How to efficiently reach and upskill under-represented groups
  • Examining the requirements for becoming a Skills for Success practitioner

Speakers
avatar for Kara Finney

Kara Finney

CEO, Workplace Education Manitoba
As the CEO of a trifecta of organizations - WEM, ESM and WPLAR-  Kara brings experience that includes 12 years in Adult Education and 17 years in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain sectors.
avatar for Gita Zareikar

Gita Zareikar

Research and Policy Analyst, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre
Gita Zareikar is a Research and Policy Analyst at OCCSC. She has worked to develop Essential Skills training curriculum for IT professionals and now working on an initiative for Skills for Success for SMEs.
avatar for Kyle Downie

Kyle Downie

CEO, Skillplan
Kyle is currently the CEO with SkillPlan, where he focuses on developing strategies to improve the skills of workers in the unionized construction industry through the Building Trades unions and their associated contractors throughout Canada.
avatar for Annette Vermaeten

Annette Vermaeten

Director, Office of Skills for Success, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Working Together to Support Youth Work Abroad Experiences
Though there are travel restrictions, Canadian youth are thinking about work-integrated learning abroad. International Experience Canada allows youth to obtain a work permit to work and travel for up to two years. Hear from IEC youth ambassadors about how IEC supports the outbound mobility of Canadian youth. Together, we can help youth work and travel when the time is right!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of the youth mobility arrangements available through IEC
  • Youth mobility partnerships and how they can be leveraged
  • Opportunities to work together so youth are aware of IEC

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Pang

Daniel Pang

Policy Analyst, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Daniel Pang is a Policy Analyst with International Experience Canada (IEC) at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. He is the lead on marketing and promotion for the IEC.
avatar for Maggie Darling

Maggie Darling

Youth Ambassador, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Maggie Darling is a Youth Ambassador for International Experience Canada at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Her background is in communications and public relations, which she developed during a year living in Edinburgh, Scotland.
avatar for Mikaela Vandell

Mikaela Vandell

Youth Ambassador, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Mikaela Vandell is a Youth Ambassador for International Experience Canada. She's a Dene and Inuvialuit woman from the Northwest Territories and has been studying for her bachelor's degree in Indigenous studies at Vancouver Island University.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Workplace Belonging and Inclusion – and Why It Matters
As we prepare to return to the office or a hybrid form of remote work, the task ahead includes navigating a post-COVID reality shaped by disparities, trauma and injustice. This presentation explains how fostering an environment of belonging and inclusion humanizes workplace interactions and creates fundamental shifts within workplace cultures and how we derive value from the work we do.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how the pandemic changed our relationship to work/the workplace
  • Develop inclusive HR strategies that recognize employees' full capabilities
  • How to implement belonging and inclusion to transform workplace culture

Speakers
avatar for Cara Wallace

Cara Wallace

Executive Consultant, Learning, Purpose and Change, Youth Justice Network of Toronto
Cara Wallace holds a BA in sociology and an MEd in adult education and community development, specializing in workplace learning. She has spent the past 20 years in leadership roles within non-profit and education.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(On-demand session released) Youth Works: Employment Outcomes for Youth from Care
Children's Aid Foundation of Canada's Youth Works program is a national employment program that helps youth in, and from, care in their employment journey. This presentation will explore how barriers and enabling factors have impacted the success of the program and led to the scaling of the program. Come to learn more about the employment journey of youth from care.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Exploration into barriers youth from care face to employment
  • Enabling factors that support youth employment programming
  • Lessons learned in scaling a national youth employment program

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Chan

Wendy Chan

Senior Manager, Programs, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada
Wendy Chan is the Senior Manager, Programs at Children's Aid Foundation of Canada, where her work focuses on initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for youth transitioning out of care, including employment and post-secondary education programs.
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Elizabeth Mueller

Grants Officer, Children's Aid Foundation of Canada
Elizabeth Mueller joined the Children's Aid Foundation of Canada with an interest in supporting youth transitioning from care through barrier reduction programming. Elizabeth completed her Master of Social Work with an interest in child welfare.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusées) Défis et enjeux de la télépratique groupale
Depuis le début de la pandémie, les interventions virtuelles font partie du quotidien d’une majorité de personnes professionnelles en développement de carrière (PDC). Mais qu’en est-il du counseling groupal à distance? Cet atelier présentera les conclusions d’une recherche exploratoire qui s’est intéressée à l’expérience de plus de 200 PDC œuvrant dans des organismes en employabilité au Québec.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Présenter les conclusions de la recherche sur la télépratique groupale
  • Discuter des défis et éléments facilitateurs entourant cette modalité d’intervention
  • Réfléchir sur l'avenir postpandémique de la télépratique en groupe

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Dionne

Patricia Dionne

Professeure agrégée, Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia Dionne, c.o. est professeure agrégée au Département d’orientation professionnelle de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle s’intéresse à l’intervention en groupe auprès des adultes en transition ou en situation de précarité.
avatar for Florence Desrochers

Florence Desrochers

Chargée de projet en recherche et communications, AXTRA, l'Alliance des centres-conseils en emploi
Florence Desrochers est chargée de projet en recherche et communications chez AXTRA depuis 2019. À ce titre, elle gère les différentes plateformes de l’Alliance (dont Trouve ton X) et participe aux divers projets de recherche.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

15:45 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusées) L'orientation en milieu sportif
Présentation des différentes enjeux en terme de développement de carrière et d'orientation chez les athlètes de haut niveau. Discussion sur la retraite du monde de la compétition et de la transition d'après-carrière sportive. Présentation d'outils pour intervenir auprès de cette clientèle ("high achievers").

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Les enjeux dans le monde sportif
  • Les difficultés rencontrées durant la transition d'après-carrière sportive
  • Les outils pour mieux intervenir auprès des athlètes

Speakers
avatar for Élyse Joubert

Élyse Joubert

Conseillère d'orientation, Élyse Joubert, conseillère d'orientation
Élyse Joubert est une conseillère d'orientation en pratique privée et elle a développé une expertise auprès de la clientèle d'athlètes de haut niveau (bacc. en psycho et maitrise en orientation).


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:30 EST

16:30 EST

Break | Pause
Monday January 24, 2022 16:30 - 16:45 EST

16:45 EST

Cultivating Habits for Our Life/Career Journeys
Career is more than a number of isolated activities or episodes addressed when necessary. Our life-long journey is to a large extent the sum of our habits, good or bad. How can we present career in a way that encourages the cultivating of conscious habits that are key to sustaining positive change and growth on our life/career journeys?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the impact of habits in our life/career journey    
  • Setting forth the steps to cultivating conscious habits    
  • Leveraging habits into our career development  tools and processes

Speakers
avatar for Gray Poehnell

Gray Poehnell

Career Life Coach, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell is an author, trainer and presenter who seeks to equip people to create a better story for their life/career journey, by exploring holistic approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality, creativity, imagination and integrity.



Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

Deciding About Disclosure
Deciding about disclosing a disability to a potential employer is very complex and nuanced. You want to be honest and open, but there's the constant worry about what might happen. In this session, we will talk about the law and the pros and cons of disclosing and that timing is everything.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Legal considerations of disclosing a disability    
  • Supporting individuals with choice in disclosing    
  • Recognizing the pros and cons in disclosing disability to employers

Speakers
avatar for Annette Borrows

Annette Borrows

President, CASE: Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Annette Borrows is the President of CASE and has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for the past 22 years. All of her efforts are focused toward employment equity for people with disabilities.


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

Measuring the Mental Health Outcomes of Career Development
When we hear the words "mental health," most of us think of mental illness. Professionals, researchers and theoreticians share this confusion and research literature abounds with different conceptualizations and definitions of mental health. This session explores current definitions and evidence to clarify what mental health is. A measure is introduced along with evidence and feedback from Canadian career development practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Current definitions of mental health and mental illness    
  • Common elements of contemporary definitions of mental health    
  • An evidence-based framework for developing a current measure

Speakers
avatar for Michael Huston

Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.
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Dave Redekopp

President, Life-Role Development Group
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour and more.


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

NCDA's Harris Poll: Perceptions of Working America
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) commissioned Harris Poll to conduct a survey on Perceptions of Working America. The 2021 National Survey of Working America poll results have shown that career practitioners are vital in developing the US workforce, especially during the COVID recovery. Learn how data from the US may be used in the Canadian context.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the status of US perceptions of career services    
  • Learn how this data is useful for advocacy work    
  • Learn how to communicate the importance of career services

Speakers
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Sharon Givens

President, National Career Development Association
Dr. Sharon Givens is a researcher, a licensed psychotherapist and a career counsellor. She is the CEO of Visions Counseling and Career Center LLC, (VCCC) and is currently President of the National Career Development Association.


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

Smoke and Mirrors: The Illusion of the Employment Services Sector
This presentation reveals the systemic flaws in government policy and service delivery for jobseekers with employment barriers, while proposing solutions to address them. It is cheeky and funny, while communicating the brutal and serious issues that need to be addressed, globally.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the dark side of performance measurement and management    
  • Reflection on effective career development practice    
  • Solutions to solving the broader issues in policy and practice

Speakers
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Sarah Delicate

Director, BBMD Consulting Inc.
Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt have collectively spent 60+ years in the employment services sector. As practitioners and consultants, they bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment programming.
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Angela Hoyt

Director, Evolution Group
Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt have collectively spent 60+ years in the employment services sector. As practitioners and consultants, they bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment programming.


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

Staying Employable in an Era of Disruption
These days, finding a job is only part of the challenge. In an economic environment characterized by great speed, incessant change and much uncertainty, the real challenge is keeping jobs and remaining employable. This session explores some of the underlying societal issues affecting long-term employability and suggests strategies to assure that workers continue to offer the skills their employers need.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the shift from ladders to frameworks for conceptualizing careers    
  • Explain how formal learning and informal developmental support employability    
  • Describe a development model with learning, networking and side hustles

Speakers
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Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor at Concordia University. Among his books is Career Anxiety. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning and President of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.



Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

16:45 EST

After the Bell – Learning Outside the Classroom | Après la cloche – apprendre en dehors de la salle de classe
The Rideau Hall Foundation’s Catapult Canada team alongside youth serving organizations Northern Youth Abroad (Northern Compass), Unity Charity and Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre will lead a discussion on learning supports that exist outside the classroom and their innovative approaches to supporting youth in their respective communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Greater understanding of the challenges that exist in the education system    
  • Greater appreciation of the unique supports delivered to youth in rural and urban settings    
  • Confidence in adapting solutions that have emerged from the work of youth-serving organizations
L’équipe de Catapulte Canada, un programme de la Fondation Rideau Hall, ainsi que les organismes de service à la jeunesse Northern Youth Abroad (Northern Compass), Unity Charity et Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre, animeront une discussion sur les soutiens à l’apprentissage qui existent en dehors de la salle de classe et sur leurs approches novatrices pour soutenir les jeunes au sein de leurs communautés respectives.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Meilleure compréhension des défis qui existent dans le système éducatif
  • Meilleure appréciation des soutiens uniques apportés aux jeunes en milieu rural et urbain
  • Confiance dans l’adaptation des solutions issues du travail des organisations au service de la jeunesse

Speakers
avatar for Léandre Nawej

Léandre Nawej

Program and Partnerships Co-ordinator | Coordonnatrice des programmes et des partenariats, Rideau Hall Foundation | Fondation Rideau Hall
Léandre Nawaj has worked on projects advancing education equity, youth employment, gender inclusion and corporate sustainability efforts through governments and NGOs. Today, Léandre supports Rideau Hall Foundation with learning initiatives for young Canadians. She calls Tiohti:áke/Montreal... Read More →
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Lois Phillip

Team Lead | Chef d’équipe, Northern Compass
Lois Phillip, a Dene woman who grew up in Fort Providence, served as teacher then principal at Deh Gáh School for more than 20 years. She has founded many projects and organizations including Northern Compass, and Northern Loco, where she now works, and has been recognized for excellence... Read More →
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Rebecca Harrison

Executive Director | Directrice générale, Unity Charity
Rebecca Harrison is the Executive Director of Unity Charity, and has dedicated her career to the Canadian arts and cultural sector in both for-profit and non-profit capacities. For Rebecca, music and mentorship are central to all things!Rebecca Harrison est la directrice générale... Read More →
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Liz Robins

Learning Hub Project Co-ordinator | Coordonnatrice du projet Learning Hub, Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society, Smithers, BC
Liz Robins traces her emancipatory roots to her Celtic heritage; she is an advocate for students and dedicated to fostering educational opportunities that lead to greater justice for all. Liz has specialized in Indigenous community-based education since 2012, and acknowledges with... Read More →
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Annette Morgan

Executive Director | Directrice générale, The Dze L K'ant Friendship Centre
Annette Morgan, traditional name NoxStakine, demonstrates progressive leadership and has dedicated 25+ years to facilitating ever-evolving social development, programs, services, and resources for First Nations people and communities regionally, provincially and nationally.Annette... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 16:45 - 17:30 EST

17:30 EST

Enhanced Support for School Leavers in Australia | Soutien renforcé pour les jeunes quittant l’école en Australie
With the goal of helping young Australians understand education, training and work pathways, the Australian Government's Enhanced Support for School Leavers Measure provides tailored careers information and free phone career guidance sessions. Join us to explore how the National Careers Institute has harnessed the positive disruption of COVID-19 to have greater influence and create enhanced support for young Australians.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop awareness around online career service delivery models
  • Increase understanding of international career programs
  • Understand results of in-practice pandemic recovery career programs

Dans le but d’aider les jeunes Australiens à comprendre les parcours liés aux études, à la formation et au travail, la mesure de soutien renforcé pour les jeunes quittant l’école du gouvernement australien fournit de l’information sur les carrières et des séances d’orientation professionnelle gratuites par téléphone. Joignez-vous à nous pour découvrir comment le National Careers Institute a tiré parti des perturbations positives de la COVID-19 pour avoir une plus grande influence et offrir un meilleur soutien aux jeunes Australiens.             

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Accroître la sensibilisation aux modèles de prestation de services d’orientation professionnelle en ligne
  • Améliorer la compréhension des programmes de développement professionnel internationaux     
  • Comprendre les résultats des programmes de développement professionnel mis en œuvre dans la pratique dans le contexte de la reprise après la pandémie


Speakers
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Robbie Beale

Director, National Careers Institute
Robbie Beale’s career has been spent working in education and behaviour change both for the government and private sector. She has a Bachelor of Education and an Executive Master of Public Administration.
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Katrina Unger

Senior Career Practitioner, Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Katrina Unger (MEduCarDev, DipEd, BCom) is an experienced careers educator and practitioner with positions in industry, HE and VET and specialist school settings. She is passionate about supporting youth with their career development and education journeys.



Monday January 24, 2022 17:30 - 18:15 EST
 
Tuesday, January 25
 

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) An Intersectional Path to Inclusive Employment for Women
Women continue to face barriers to employment. The pandemic highlighted and exacerbated these challenges. An inclusive recovery for women requires understanding how intersecting factors combine to benefit some, and leave others behind when integrating into the labour market. By applying an intersectional lens, we can better understand and address the unique barriers diverse women face in employment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about systemic barriers women face in accessing the workforce
  • The disproportionate impact the pandemic had on women in employment
  • Intersectional lens provides insights to support women in gaining employment

Speakers
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Michelle Emson

Director of Technology, Account Name Women's March Global
Michelle Emson is an international human rights activist working primarily in gender diversity and inclusion. She serves as Director of Technology for Women’s March Global, and received a 2017 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for her work.
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Annette Vermaeten

Director, Office of Skills for Success, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
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Miia Suokonautio

Executive Director, YWCA
As Executive Director of YWCA Halifax since 2014, Miia has experience developing supports and advocating for victims, survivors, and families of commercial sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
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Carol Moen

CEO, Women Builing Futures
As President & CEO of Women Building Futures and a professional engineer, Carol Moen brings vast experience in leadership, governance, and strategy to support the non-profit’s mission of fostering economic security for women.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Competencies We Share: Building for the Future
The Pan-Canadian Career Development Professional Competency Framework provides the structure and foundation for training, advocacy, ethics and certification in the career development sector. The framework's nimbleness is its strength, as is its capacity in application to facilitate career growth. Learn how your use and application of the Competency Framework will build training programs, enhance job descriptions and advance the field.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The development and application of the new CDP Framework
  • The Framework's application for CDPs, education and career counselling
  • The future of career competencies in Canada

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca McCarthy

Rebecca McCarthy

Project Associate, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Rebecca McCarthy makes things work for those who work. With a background in entrepreneurship and workshop facilitation, her work at the Canadian Career Development Foundation centres upon the values of openness and authenticity, sharing that career development is for everyone.
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Rebecca Hudson-Breen

Associate Professor, University of Alberta
Rebecca Hudson-Breen is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Her research is focused on questions of career-life development and mental health.
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.
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Kris Magnusson

Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Kris Magnusson recently completed two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and has returned to faculty life as a professor.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Development and Mental Health Culture in Organizations
Intentionally linking career development and mental health has far-reaching impact for organizational and institutional stakeholders. This session introduces and explores the capacity-building effect of targeted organizational interventions and the broader, long-term benefits to the organization and internal stakeholders, as well as potential benefits for families, communities and populations. School, post-secondary and organizational examples are provided with conceptual models.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Capacity-building perspective of career development as mental health support    
  • A conceptual model of organizational/institutional intervention, current examples and evidence    
  • A conceptual model of organizational/institutional intervention, current examples and evidence


Speakers
avatar for Michael Huston

Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.
avatar for Dave Redekopp

Dave Redekopp

President, Life-Role Development Group
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour and more.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Options and Aspirations: A K-12 Education Approach
Creating opportunities for students to explore career options and build their aspirations is approached in a multitude of frameworks at School District No. 73. Students have numerous career exploration opportunities with community partnerships that can lead to dual credit career programs and early entrance into post-secondary. Students also partake in a robust implementation of career education through the K-12 system.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciate the strength of community partnership in supporting student experiences
  • Identify frameworks for the creation and implementation of career education
  • Analyze the impact of earlier experiences with post-secondary choices

Speakers
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Rick Kienlein

Director of Instruction- Secondary Learning Services, School District No. 73
Responsible for the Graduation Program, the School Completion Initiative, Student Information Systems and Trades and Transitions, Rick started his education career in Clearwater in 1992. While in Clearwater Rick taught history and social studies, was a school counsellor, a vice-principal... Read More →
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Allisson Badger

District Career Education Co-ordinator, School District No. 73
Allisson Badger is the Career Education Co-ordinator for School District No.73 and the Secretary for the Career Education Society (CES) of BC. She implements career development opportunities for students, parents and teachers. Allisson is passionate about building opportunities and... Read More →
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Robert Wielgoz

District Vice-principal: Trades and Transitions, School District No. 73
Rob Wielgoz is the current District Vice-principal managing the Career Education and Dual Credit/Transition team for School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson). Rob has been a classroom teacher, school inquiry facilitator and district co-ordinator.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Change Your Organization with Your SEL Skills
You are creating change in your organization and you want to increase your impact. Come discover how social and emotional learning (SEL) skills can help career practitioners catalyze change. Through case studies and interactive activities, participants will learn to leverage their strengths and skills to build a plan for action.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Enhance your skills as an change agent in your organization
  • How to create a sense of urgency for change
  • How to leverage an inclusive and equitable roadmap for change

Speakers
avatar for JP Michel

JP Michel

Founder, SparkPath
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge Mindset and the Challenge Cards. This approach to career exploration is now used in hundreds of schools and post-secondary institutions around the world.
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Andrew Culberson

Learning Specialist, New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Andrew Culberson is the Anglophone chair of the New Brunswick Career Development Association, a learning specialist for the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, and holds a Master in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Children's Play as Early Career Development
This session will present findings from a pilot study exploring play and career development in the early years. Preliminary findings indicate strong alignment between how play manifests within Canadian early years frameworks and prominent career development principles. Findings contribute to a developing understanding of how play underpins and supports early career development within kindergarten and early learning environments.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Define play and examine its role within children's lives
  • Explore how early years curricula support children's learning and development
  • Demonstrate alignment between early years curricula and career development principles

Speakers
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Heather Nesbitt

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Dr. Heather Nesbitt is an educator, researcher and mother. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Education at Queen's University and sits on the Board of the International Play Association Canada.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Coach/Counsellor/Advisor/Mentor/Specialist/Facilitator? What the Heck Are We Anyway?
In this interactive session, Herky explains the differences between these terms, and focuses on why he thinks "coaching" is what we ought to be doing. What is a coach? How does a coach interact with a client in the best way? What kinds of questions does a coach ask? What is a coach responsible for in the client/practitioner relationship?

Learning Outcomes:
  • To have a clearer understanding of these terms
  • To learn effective coaching skills
  • To identify areas to improve on as a coach

Speakers
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Herky Cutler

President/CEO, herkycutler.com
Herky Cutler creates possibilities for individuals and organizations to be extraordinary. He will push you out of your comfort zone, so if you are happy with where you are, no need to show up at his session.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace
The session will focus on the benefits of having a diverse set of employees in terms of age, sex, race and colour, and how employers can benefit and have been losing out from great opportunities. Many employers have been working in a blind spot and pretend to be inclusive and but are really not. So, it's an opportunity for change.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Will understand what diversity and inclusion really means
  • Will understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  • Help participants find their BLIND spot

Speakers
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Narine Dat Sookram

President, Empower Employment
Narine Dat Sookram is a Registered Social Worker, career developer, and a licensed diversity and inclusion trainer. Narine is a world-record holder and recipient of over 200 awards, including an honorary doctorate.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Engaging Employers in Workforce Solutions that Enhance Equity and Access in the Workplace
In this session, Danielle Olsen and Meg Saxby of Purpose Co will share innovative approaches to employer engagement that can increase access to employment, skill development and mobility and improve employment retention. This session will include discussion of best practices and practical applications in working with employers to enhance their practices and develop solutions to attraction/recruitment, reskilling and employee retention.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to describe specific characteristics of effective employer partnerships that improve access, equity, skill development and retention    
  • Be able to describe specific tactics and strategies to engage employers to improve access, equity, skill development and retention
  • Understanding of specific case study examples of how workforce partnerships and solutions can improve employer practices and increase access, equity and retention

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Olsen

Danielle Olsen

Managing Partner, Purpose Co.
Danielle Olsen is focused on advancing solutions and multi-sector collaborations that improve economic opportunities for low-income populations, while meeting the skills and labour needs of employers through sustainable and scalable approaches.
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Meg Saxby

Lead, Learning and Development, Purpose Co.
Meg Saxby leads Purpose Co’s learning and development work, focused on building capacity in workforce systems and co-designing solutions with employers and workforce leaders to find creative and actionable solutions to complex problems.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) How Can Local Data Help Me?
Local labour market information is critical to understanding what jobs are available and what skills are necessary.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to access labour market information    
  • How it can be helpful in job search
  • How it can be helpful in career planning

Speakers
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Laura Greaves

Executive Director, Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board
Laura Greaves received her BA Honours from the University of Calgary, her MA in History from McMaster University and her PhD in Modern European History from the University of Waterloo.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Immediate Impacts of Employment Services for Newcomer Women
Visible minority newcomer women often face significant barriers to finding and keeping good jobs. The Career Pathways for Visible Minority Newcomer Women pilot is an IRCC-funded project that aims to help visible minority newcomer women in their integration in the Canadian labour market. We evaluate the short-term impacts of four models that have been implemented by eight service-provider organizations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Employment-related impacts of specialized programming for racialized newcomer women
  • Differential employment-related impacts for women with diverse characteristics
  • Use of photovoice by racialized newcomer women

Speakers
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Kim Lehrer

Senior Research Associate, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Kim Lehrer is a Senior Research Associate at Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). She is an economist with extensive experience in impact evaluation, data collection, data management, questionnaire design, quantitative analysis and research dissemination.
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Susanna Gurr

Research Director, Social Research and Demonstration Corporation
Susanna Gurr is a Research Director at Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC). She has extensive experience in research and evaluation, including designing, implementing and reporting on local and national studies within social policy areas. She is a Credentialed Ev... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Implications of a Performance-based Employment Service Model
Ontario is undertaking an employment services transformation, moving oversight and funding of Employment Ontario from the Ministry to Service System Managers (SSMs). This presentation will provide an overview of transformation, including impacts of pandemic and BC transformation insights, the various SSM approaches to incentive-based funding and best practices for agency preparation into this new landscape.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Lessons learned through Employment Ontario transformation transition
  • Insights into the various SSM approaches and BC transition
  • Best practices for agency preparation for future transformation

Speakers
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Anushka Shahjahan

Lead Researcher, First Work
Anushka Shahjahan is experienced in leading research and strategy engagements within the workforce development, health care, mental health and education sectors. She brings expertise in youth employment, economic empowerment and inclusive growth to her role.
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Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, government affairs and community engagement.
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Valerie Meaney

Executive Director, North Island Employment
Valerie Meaney has spent 30 years in the employment services sector in BC, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador, and has first-hand experience transitioning to fee-for-service-based funding models. Currently, Valerie is the Executive Director of North Island Employment in Campbell... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Investigating the Effects of Disability Disclosure at Work
Individuals with invisible disabilities choose how to share disability-related information at work, yet have limited evidence-based resources to inform this decision. In this presentation, I describe my research on workplace disability disclosure including: disclosure strategies used, development and validation of a measure that assesses the extent to which strategies are used, and links between strategy use and individual/workplace outcomes.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn disclosure strategies used by those with disabilities at work
  • Explore the individual and workplace effects of disclosure strategies
  • Discover the effectiveness of various disclosure behaviours at work

Speakers
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Roxy Merkand

PhD Candidate, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Watterloo
Roxy Merkand is a doctoral candidate in industrial/organizational psychology at the University of Waterloo (UW) committed to disability advocacy in her research and work. Roxy currently works at UW's Centre for Career Action.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Mature Workers and the New World of Work
How do mature workers find their place in a changed world? This presentation focuses on identifying the effects of the current workplace disruption on mature workers and how career practitioners can support individuals to reimagine purpose and position themselves. Discover what mature workers can do to prepare and remain competitive in the new world of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify unique challenges and opportunities in current labour market
  • Strategies to use to find meaningful work, including rebranding
  • Strategies for mature workers, career practitioners and employers

Speakers
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Crystal Dolliver

Training at Agilec Coodinator, Agilec
Crystal Dolliver has over 20 years' experience assisting individuals to upskill and find new purpose. She is an experienced facilitator, employment coach, and certified Emotions and Behaviours at Work facilitator.
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Jacqueline Smith-Jordan

Team Leader, Agilec
Jacqueline has over 10 years' experience coaching individuals. Certified as a Work-Life Strategist, with experience in life skills and employment coaching, she has a keen interest in helping individuals identify and attain meaningful work.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Meeting Youth Where They Are: Differentiated Learning Pathways
Youth can be found at various stages of the learning process throughout their educational journey. Holistically, differentiated instruction and experiences can help ensure all students thrive by accounting for each student's individual comprehension, meeting all students where they are without isolating them. Various methods for early career exploration can also be pivotal in helping youth learn in a practical manner.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop shared understanding of importance of differentiated teaching and learning
  • Identify benefits and challenges of implementing differentiated instruction for youth
  • Establish strategies in which differentiated experiences for learning could occur

Speakers
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Janelle Hinds

Founder & Executive Director, Helping Hands
Janelle Hinds is the founder of Helping Hands, a non-profit aiming to build youth's skills through volunteerism. Recently, Janelle was chosen as the only Canadian on Forbes' Top 30 Under 30 for her achievements in education.
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Lindsay Richardson

Community Outreach Associate & Curriculum Developer, Helping Hands
Lindsay Richardson is a fourth-year social work student at Ryerson University who is interested in entering the education field. She is passionate about helping youth obtain learning opportunities in which they can thrive and grow.
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Sarah Pereira

Community Outreach Associate & Mental Wellness Lead, Helping Hands
Sarah Periera is a fourth-year social work student at York University with an interest in youth mental health and challenging the barriers that work to prevent youth from seeking out or accessing support.
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Analisa Smit

Youth Outreach Co-ordinator, Helping Hands
Analisa Smit is passionate about advocating for others, promoting inclusion and empowering my fellow youth. Analisa is also a strong believer that education is the foundation of progress.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Micro-credentials and Digital Badges: Making Skills Visible
The rate of change in how people learn and work is accelerating in our technology-driven economy. Micro-credentials and digital badges are starting to fill the gaps in a landscape that spans formal and informal, lifewide learning. This workshop will map the territory for micro-credentials today and provide a roadmap for tomorrow, using authentic examples from across Canada and the globe.

Learning Outcomes:
  • List the benefits of competency-based approaches to workforce development
  • Describe the skills needed for success in 21st-century careers
  • Explain how micro-credentials make skills more portable and learner-centred

Speakers
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Don Presant

President, CanCred by Learning Agents
Don Presant is President of Learning Agents and Cancred.ca, a respected international consultant and Canadian service provider for micro-credentials and digital badges. Don partnered with eCampusOntario to introduce micro-credentials to the province in 2017.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Mortifying Myths and Surprisingly Refreshing Truths About Work
Obsolete ideas about work are still perpetuated by Western institutions, society, news and culture. Sometimes, we aren't even conscious of these ideas that no longer propel us towards success. Come and explore the top 10 most mortifying myths and surprisingly refreshing truths about work in the 21st century.

Learning Outcomes:
  • 10 mortifying myths about work    
  • 10 surprisingly refreshing truths about work
  • How to have fun at work

Speakers
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Sarah-Jane VandenBerg

Career Coach, Team Builder, Author, Speaker, The Career Growth Company
Sarah-Jane VandenBerg is a published author, popular facilitator and career coach. Her strengths of seeing possibilities, being intrigued by individuals and communicating enable her to focus on you having a fun and enlightening informative experience.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Successful Career Decision-Making in a Digital Economy
The rapidly changing job market and unbalanced shift toward digital technologies, intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to impact young people's career decision-making. This presentation will highlight the outcome of an ongoing qualitative study funded by SSHRC. The results reflect factors that are helping and hindering young people's vocational choices within a labour market influenced by increasing digitization.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increase awareness of the impact of digitization on career decision-making
  • Understand shifts in career decision-making in light of COVID-19
  • Identify strategies leading to career success for young people

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Mathew

Deepak Mathew

Associate Professor, Trinity Western University
Deepak Mathew is an Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. His research interests include career development and life transitions. Current projects involve immigrant and Indigenous career development, retirement transition and digital economy... Read More →
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Esther Nordin

Graduate Student in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
Esther Nordin is a graduate student in the Counselling Psychology Program at Trinity Western University. She is passionate about career-related research, with a specific interest in the intersection of career and meaning in life.
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Victor Lee

Graduate Student in Counselling Psychology, Trinity Western University
Completing his MA in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University, Victor Lee has worked with newcomers, refugees, university students and people with developmental health issues. He is currently involved in career development research.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Talking to Career Experts: Articulating Career Terms
How can a career practitioner help me? I spent the past 12 months researching and interviewing career practitioners across the globe, gaining insight on over 300 years of combined expertise. I spent hours analyzing every word they said and narrowed their responses to the top 10 methods we use to help our clients. Join me to uncover the foundations of career work!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Primary exploratory research results on available career services
  • Top 10 career terms used by career practitioners
  • Hands-on and practical trends in career approaches

Speakers
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Hoda Kilani

Owner, Right Career Fit
Hoda Kilani, EdD, CPCC, is the founder of Right Career Fit, a company that supports young adults to realize their dreams. Hoda is on a mission to increase awareness of the value of career literacy


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) The Importance of Sharing Career Pivots
On the Career Crossroads podcast, I explore the career paths of individuals who have taken an unexpected path to their present careers. In this session, I will share the lessons I've learned from these career stories and talk about the value of sharing these lessons with those obtaining post-secondary education.

Learning Outcomes:
  • An understanding of why people change careers
  • The value of sharing the stories of career pivots
  • The role of storytelling in career paths

Speakers
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Jonathan Collaton

Host, Editor and Producer, Career Crossroads Podcast
Jonathan Collaton is the host, editor and producer of Career Crossroads, a podcast that explores the reasons why we make career changes. He works in Student Affairs at the University of Toronto Scarborough.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) The Way Forward: Career Opportunities of the Future
This in-depth session explores how practitioners can help clients of all ages align themselves with the exciting new innovations taking place in a wide variety of industries. We will explore technological and non-technological innovations relating to the fourth industrial revolution, aerospace, agriculture, energy and health sciences. We will explore career opportunities for highly barriered and non-technical people.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how innovation is creating many new career opportunities
  • Identify what clients need to know beyond basic LMI
  • Strengthen career skills to leverage opportunities created by innovation 

Speakers
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Ann Nakaska

Career Consultant, Constructive Career and Life Designs
Ann Nakaska BA, MEd, CDF is a career consultant who specializes in career decision-making, focusing on exploration, analysis and evaluation of industry knowledge and trends. She loves reading about business, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Understanding Hope and Hopelessness: Theory, Assessments and Interventions
In this presentation, we introduce an integrative model of hope that incorporates humanity's four great needs: attachment, survival, mastery and spirituality. We also describe multiple assessment tools for hope and hopelessness and a hope-building intervention for youth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about an integrative model of hope
  • Learn how to assess hope and hopelessness
  • Learn about a workshop to build hopefulness in youth

Speakers
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Anthony Scioli

Director, The Hope Institute
Anthony Scioli is Professor of Psychology at Keene State College. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Positive Psychology and APA's Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. He is the leading expert on hope.
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Raza Abbas

Head of Corporate Partnerships, The Hope Institute
Raza Abbas is a human development practitioner and global careers strategist. He has worked at leading institutions in the Middle East and Europe.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Unlocking Canadian Career Paths for Internationally Trained Professionals
The Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Programs at Achēv, funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, facilitates a financial loan up to $15,000 and career counselling to 2,600 Internationally Trained Professionals (ITPs) in Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. We support these professionals to successfully navigate the foreign credential recognition process and integrate into the Canadian workforce via their intended or alternate professions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Collective benefits of micro-lending for ITPs and the Canadian economy
  • Winning strategies on navigating the challenges of foreign credential recognition
  • Enhanced knowledge on navigating the Canadian financial landscape

Speakers
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Ayesha Bhikha

Project Manager, Achēv
Ayesha Bhikha has 21 years of experience in the Canadian and international not-for-profit and financial sectors, and specializes in program management, accreditation, financial/management auditing and human resources management. She is currently pursuing her master's in educational... Read More →
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Tania Amaral

Manager, Achēv
Tania Amaral has worked in the non-profit field for 15 years with a focus on helping newcomers. As a certified PMP, Tania dedicates her work to ensuring that newcomers find meaningful and dignified employment in Canada.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Work Abroad Experiences in a Post-pandemic World
The pandemic has had a significant impact on our ability to travel and work abroad. The impacts on youth travel are likely to be felt long after travel restrictions are lifted. This has kept young Canadians from gaining valuable immersive intercultural experiences. Join International Experience Canada for a virtual workshop on overcoming the barriers to youth work abroad experiences post-COVID.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of the youth mobility arrangements available through IEC
  • Identification of the post-COVID-19 barriers to youth mobility
  • Opportunities to restore youth confidence in travel abroad post-COVID

Speakers
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Melanie Gratton

Policy Analyst, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Melanie Gratton is a Policy Analyst for International Experience Canada. Her work with IEC focuses on marketing and promotional engagement, ensuring Canadians are aware of the opportunities and benefits of working and travelling abroad.
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Monique Comeau

Senior Policy Analyst, International Experience Canada, IRCC, Government of Canada
Monique Comeau is a Senior Policy Analyst for International Experience Canada (IEC) at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). She is responsible for academic engagement, and promotion for the program, working with stakeholders and partners to increase youth participation... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusées) Enjeux et stratégies d’advocacie chez des conseillers d’orientation du Québec
Cette présentation exposera les résultats d’une recherche menée avec l’Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation (c.o.) du Québec, sur les manières dont des c.o., sans formation formelle en advocacie ou de balises sur la justice sociale dans leur code de déontologie, arrivent à identifier et à remédier aux obstacles structurelles ou culturelles qui nuisent aux populations desservies en matière d’orientation.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • S’informer des enjeux d’advocacie en orientation au Québec
  • Analyser sa pratique professionnelle en lien avec l’advocacie
  • Réfléchir à ses ressources et connaissances en matière d’advocacie

Speakers
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Eddy Supeno

Professeur, Université de Sherbrooke
Eddy Supeno est conseiller d’orientation et professeur à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Il s’intéresse aux pratiques informationnelles en orientation, aux transitions dans les parcours de vie et aux populations socialement vulnérables dans une perspective de justice social... Read More →
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure agrégée, Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia Dionne, c.o. est professeure agrégée au Département d’orientation professionnelle de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle s’intéresse à l’intervention en groupe auprès des adultes en transition ou en situation de précarité.
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Simon Viviers

Professeur, Université Laval
Simon Viviers est conseiller d’orientation et professeur en sciences de l’orientation à l’Université Laval. Il s’intéresse au rapport au travail chez les personnels de l’éducation et des métiers de la relation et aux dynamiques organisationnelles, professionnelles et... Read More →
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Julie Chabot

Candidate à la maîtrise en orientation, Université de Sherbrooke
Julie Chabot est candidate à la maîtrise en orientation à l’Université de Sherbrooke (Québec) dont le mémoire porte sur l’influence du genre sur les sources informationnelles mobilisés par de jeunes adultes non-diplômés du secondaire.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusées) Production d'information : allier rigueur et collaboration, possible?
Tous les domaines cherchent à attirer des ressources compétentes. Les professionnels de l'orientation sont submergés d'information. Comme éditeur de contenus, nous avons besoin des partenaires du marché pour fournir et valider de l'information, tout en ayant le souci de représenter tous les domaines auprés du lecteur. Apprenez-en plus sur la production d'information, afin de mieux accompagner votre clientèle.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Réflexion : enjeux éthiques de la valorisation de certains domaines
  • Amélioration de votre esprit critique lors de la recherche d'information
  • Mieux comprendre les choix de contenus de différentes ressources

Speakers
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Annik De Celles

Directrice générale, Septembre éditeur
Après plus de 15 ans en tant qu'enseignante, Annik De Celles est devenue directrice générale de Septembre éditeur en 2017. Elle est passionnée par l'éducation, l'entrepreneuriat, l'édition et a publié cinq livres dans différents domaines.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

11:00 EST

L’orientation professionnelle en Suisse : une nouvelle stratégie nationale | Career Guidance in Switzerland: A New National Strategy
Dans le système d’éducation suisse, l’orientation professionnelle publique occupe une place très importante. Cependant, l’élaboration des programmes d’orientation relève de chacun des 26 cantons, dont les approches très différentes ont conduit à une offre de services très différente. L’élaboration d’une stratégie commune en matière d’orientation professionnelle vise à améliorer la coordination et la qualité de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse et à assurer son développement continu.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre le contexte politique de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse
  • Comprendre la nécessité d’un développement coordonné de l’orientation professionnelle
  • Découvrir les futurs développements de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse

Due to the Swiss education system, public career guidance is very important. However, the 26 very different cantons are responsible for its development, which has led to very different approaches and services. The development of a common strategy for career guidance is intended to improve the co-ordination and quality of career guidance in Switzerland and to ensure their continuous development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the political context of career guidance in Switzerland
  • Understand the need for co-ordinated development of career counselling
  • Learn about the future developments of career guidance in Switzerland

Speakers
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Daniel Reumiller

Président | President, KBSB (Conférence suisse d’orientation professionnelle) | (Swiss Conference for Vocational and Career Guidance)
Daniel Reumiller est directeur des centres d’orientation professionnelle du canton de Berne depuis 2012. Depuis 2016, il est président de la Conférence suisse d’orientation professionnelle.Daniel Reumiller has been Director of the Career Guidance Centers of the Canton of Bern... Read More →



Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace
The Black Leadership Institute on Social Action for Change (BLISC) is the flagship leadership development program of Skills for Change. Participants discover methods to navigate, challenge and influence diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity in the workplace. This session is for employers to understand the challenges the Black community face, based on findings of the project.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand anti-Black racism in the workplace & solutions to change    
  • Learn anti-Black racism barriers to success 
  • Discover methods to navigate, challenge and influence workplace diversity

Speakers
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Surranna Sandy

CEO | Chef de la direction, Skills for Change
Surranna Sandy is the Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Change. Prior to becoming the CEO of SfC, Surranna enjoyed a successful career as President and Founder of Surcorp Group.Surranna Sandy est la directrice générale de Skills for Change. Avant d’occuper ce poste, elle a... Read More →
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Justine Namara

Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Skills for Change
An internationally trained lawyer, Justine Namara brings over 10 years' experience in championing people-centred development solutions from the grassroots through to global policy change.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Career Mapping: The Missing Link in Education Planning
As students seek support with the reality of having multiple education-to-employment transitions, they often turn to faculty and academic advisors. These career helpers can have limited education planning information that helps them expand or pivot their career options over a lifespan. The career mapping project is the missing link. This presentation demonstrates how and why it works.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how education planning impacts career planning    
  • Identify the information gaps faculty have as career helpers    
  • Discuss how non-linear career mapping will support students

Speakers
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Linda Pardy

Associate Dean of Students, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Linda Pardy is the Associate Dean of Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is recognized for her innovative career mapping project and her strategic implementation of career development theory into programming.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Connecting Career Development and Mental Health for Youth
Learn about the CCDMHY, a collaborative and growing partnership among researchers, school districts, provincial ministries and community organizations in BC, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. We provide training for school educators that links effective career development practices with mental health outcomes, document how the training influences teaching practice, measure the impact on student well-being and create a community of practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe a model for connecting career development and mental health    
  • Understand the collaborative process for developing a pan-Canadian partnership    
  • Explain the preliminary results of career development and mental health training for educators

Speakers
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Kris Magnusson

Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Kris Magnusson recently completed two terms as Dean of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University, and has returned to faculty life as a professor.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations | Créer des organisations tenant compte des traumatismes
Working in trauma-informed ways is achieved through a multi-layered, whole systems approach that includes, but is not limited to, trauma-informed career practitioners. We will look at how to create systems that are trauma-reducing and that support prevention and change. We will explore five domains for consideration as you engage in and take steps toward being a trauma-informed organization.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Supporting practitioners in their trauma-informed engagement with clients    
  • Supporting practitioners working with trauma    
  • Aligning organizational policies, procedures and culture with trauma-informed approaches
Travailler en tenant compte des traumatismes est possible grâce à une approche systémique globale à plusieurs niveaux qui met notamment à contribution les intervenants en développement de carrière. Nous examinerons comment créer des systèmes qui réduisent les traumatismes et qui soutiennent la prévention et le changement. Nous allons explorer cinq domaines à prendre en considération lorsque vous vous engagez et prenez des mesures pour devenir une organisation tenant compte des traumatismes.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Soutenir les intervenants dans leur engagement auprès des clients en tenant compte des traumatismes
  • Soutenir les intervenants confrontés à des traumatismes dans leur travail          
  • Harmoniser les politiques, les procédures et la culture de l’organisation avec les approches tenant compte des traumatismes

Speakers
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Seanna Quressette

Co-ordinator, Continuing Education, Douglas College
Seanna Quressette, MEd, CCDP is a trauma therapist with 30+ years experience in career development. Seanna lives with PTSD and anxiety. Seanna has taught career practitioners for over 20 years and is currently faculty at Douglas College.Seanna Quressette, M.Éd., CCDP, est une thérapeute... Read More →
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Catherine Hajnal

Trauma and Grief Educator | Éducatrice en traumatisme et en deuil, Life Fundamentals
Dr. Catherine Hajnal facilitates an understanding of trauma, loss and grief as well as their transformative potential. She is committed to creating learning environments that foster a deeper understanding of the human condition.La Dre Catherine Hajnal travaille à faciliter la compréhension... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Digitizing Collaboration: LinkedIn‚ Partnership with Workforce Development Sector
The pandemic has tested this sector in unique ways, requiring unique solutions to meet jobseekers and employers in an increasingly virtual space. To enhance practitioner capacity, First Work partnered with LinkedIn, providing access to LinkedIn Learning, Recruiter and Talent Insights. This presentation overviews the utilization of this platform to supplement programming, while increasing digitization and professionalization of the sector.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Impacts of learning platform on client retention and motivation    
  • Impacts of LinkedIn digital tool integration into service delivery    
  • Impacts of platform utilization on sector talent pipeline

Speakers
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Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America PPP, Workforce Development and Skills Lead, LinkedIn, Canadian Council on Youth Prosperity, ICTC
Jake Hirsh-Allen manages LinkedIn Learning's relationships with North America's governments in relation to workforce development and higher education systems. Jake is a Director on the Boards of the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, Information and Communications Technology Council... Read More →
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Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, government affairs and community engagement.
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Derrick An

Manager, Projects and Strategic Initiatives, First Work
With over 10 years of public, not-for-profit and charity experience, Derrick An approaches his work with a firm understanding of the challenges intrapreneurs and organization leaders face when creating systemic change and leading with identity first.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Dying to Live: Breakthrough Stress Reduction/Wellness/Mental Health Strategies
Over 90% of all illnesses are lifestyle-related and over 50% of the global workforce is highly stressed. Also, mental health has become a critical consideration for our well-being. There is good news – we can do something about it. In this highly interactive session, Dr. Keis will share leading-edge research on wellness (mental health) improvements and stress reduction.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify key causes of our stress levels    
  • Research and impact stress has on our health    
  • Specific strategies to increase your (mental) health & wellness

Speakers
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Ken Keis

President & CEO, Consulting Resource Group International Inc.
Ken Keis, PhD, is a foremost global authority on behavioural assessments, an expert in leadership, purpose and wellness. He has authored 4+ million words of content including 500 articles, four books and a dozen assessments.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Social/Emotional Skills in Programming: Lessons Learned
Building on Canada's Skills for Success model, which emphasizes the importance of social and emotional skills (SES), Futureworx will share its lessons learned from over 35 years of integrating and assessing SES within workforce development programs. Preliminary research findings about Futureworx's Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) conducted in partnership with the Future Skills Centre will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Integration of SES into workforce development programming    
  • Formative assessment of SES within programming using ESAT    
  • Preliminary findings and proposed approach for ESAT evaluation

Speakers
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Randy Lindsay

CEO, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay has worked in every aspect of skill development and is now CEO of Futureworx. He sits on the federal Skills for Success Advisory Panel.
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Paul Brinkhurst

Innovations Developer, Futureworx
Paul Brinkhurst is the lead developer and support agent for ESAT and is part of the federal working group on Skills for Success.
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Jess McKeown

Senior Associate, Blueprint
Jess McKeown is a Senior Associate at Blueprint co-leading the evaluation of Futureworx's ESAT in partnership with the Future Skills Centre to understand the tool's implementation processes and participant outcomes.



Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

11:00 EST

Architecting Our Sector's Future of Work
Recent revolutionary changes have shaken things we thought were immovable. Future predictions and workforce trends became irrelevant overnight. How do we plan when so much is shifting? We start now and shape the future of work that we want for ourselves and our sector. Immerse yourself in a hands-on communal imagining of what our sector could be in 2032.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Unearth hidden needs of the career development sector    
  • Co-create tools and assets to be shared with the Cannexus-community wide    
  • Demonstrate creative facilitation that can be integrated into everyone's work

Speakers
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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 11:45 EST

12:00 EST

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Tuesday January 25, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 EST

12:30 EST

Spark! : Building the Workforce of the Future | Bâtir la main-d’œuvre de l’avenir
When organizations and post-secondary institutions work together, we can build a future of work that is not only economically beneficial for all but, most importantly, inclusive. Hear personal stories from three presenters on their journeys and how they effected change through perseverance, reflection and their ability to overcome challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Diversity is a must to thrive
  • Each of us can instigate change
  • Innovation is key

Lorsque les organisations et les établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire travaillent ensemble, nous pouvons bâtir un avenir du travail qui soit non seulement avantageux pour tous sur le plan économique, mais, d’abord et avant tout, inclusif. Écoutez les histoires personnelles de trois présentateurs sur leur cheminement et sur la manière dont ils ont apporté des changements dans leur vie grâce à leur persévérance, leur réflexion et leur capacité à surmonter les difficultés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • La diversité est indispensable pour prospérer
  • Chacun de nous peut être à l’origine du changement
  • L’innovation est la clé

Speakers
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Mark Patterson

Executive Director | Directeur Général, Magnet, Ryerson University | Magnet, Université Ryerson
Mark Patterson is a changemaker pioneering new approaches in career development, inclusive recruitment and contextualized labour market information to drive social and economic change. For more than a decade, he has focused on providing opportunities for diverse jobseekers and addressing... Read More →
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Brien Convery

Brien Convery is a purpose-driven, people-centric executive professional with over three decades of diversified and progressive global experience spanning a wide range of industries and disciplines both in the public and private sectors. In three and a half decades, Brien has worked... Read More →
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Jan Basso

Assistant Vice-President: Experiential Learning & Career Development | Vice-présidente adjointe, Apprentissage par l’expérience et développement de carrière, Wilfrid Laurier University | Université Wilfrid Laurier
Jan Basso is the Assistant Vice-President: Experiential Learning & Career Development at Wilfrid Laurier University and a recognized leader in the field of career education within the post-secondary sector. Her role includes development, management and support of experiential learning... Read More →
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Ana Santos

4th-year Co-op Student, Business Administration-Marketing | étudiante de 4e année d’un programme d’enseignement coopératif en administration des affaires et marketing, Mohawk College | Collège Mohawk
Ana Santos is a honours 4th-year co-op student in Business Administration-Marketing, Mohawk College. She is currently doing her second co-op term at RBC as a Communications Analyst, from May to December 2021. Previously, she had the opportunity to start her co-op journey at McMaster... Read More →



Tuesday January 25, 2022 12:30 - 13:30 EST

13:30 EST

Break | Pause
Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 13:45 EST

13:45 EST

Connecting Career, Experiential Learning and Reflective Practice: CERIC-OneLifeTools Project
Experiential learning ideally supports career development, but how? How can learners' reflective practice unlock career clarity? Hear about a OneLifeTools' CERIC-funded project resulting in a digital resource for program developers, educators and career specialists to find tools to optimize the interaction among experiential learning, reflective practice and career development. Learn, share and find promising practices to embed in your programs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe reflective practice benefits and gaps related to experiential learning    
  • Engage in conversation at intersection of experiential learning, reflection and career
  • Explore new search tool to access reflective practice resources

Speakers
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Mark Franklin

Co-founder & Instructor, OneLifeTools & University of Toronto
OneLifeTools co-founder and CareerCycles Practice Leader Mark Franklin is the award-winning co-author of Who You Are Matters!, teaches at the University of Toronto and consults on embedding reflective practice, gamification and technology-supported delivery into curriculum and pr... Read More →
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Suneet Sandhu

Project Director, OneLifeTools
Suneet Sandhu works with NGOs and governments to develop leadership capacity and support career advancement initiatives for staff through planning and implementation of development programs that complement public health initiatives in rural and remote communities.
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Lisa Bauman

Program Manager and Part-time Professor, Career Development, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
With over 10 years of tenure at Conestoga College, Lisa Bauman has worn many hats: Program Manager, Faculty, Career Coach, Peer Services and Curriculum Consultant. In 2015, she completed her MEd from the University of Calgary.
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Rich Feller

Co-founder, OneLifeTools
Rich Feller is Professor of Counseling and Career Development at Colorado State University, Past-president of the National Career Development Association, OneLifeTools co-founder, YouScience consultant and JCTC Coach Certification training senior trainer.
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Micheal J. Stebleton

Associate Professor & Co-ordinator of Higher Education, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Michael J. Stebleton is Associate Professor and Co-ordinator of Higher Education in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. His interests focus on college student career development.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Cultivating Ritual to Shape the Future of Work
When we lost access to common social rituals like blowing out candles, graduations and lavish weddings, people got creative. Neighbours plastered signs in windows for birthday walkabouts. Milestones were marked with drive-by celebrations. Workplaces gave more space for connection. Our communal need for the warmth of ritual has been rekindled. Let's use it as we shape the Future of Work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identifying social rituals that can enhance workplace culture and self-care    
  • Experimenting with hands-on examples of social ritual to build connection     
  • Reflecting on your signature Future of Work as a career development professional

Speakers
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Ali Breen

Learning Co-ordinator, Challenge Factory
Ali Breen is a constant kickstarter, bringing her experiences in adult education, curriculum design, leadership training, community growth and private practice to Cannexus. As Challenge Factory's Learning Co-ordinator, she supports shaping an equitable Future of Work.
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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

How Can We Help: Enhancing Pandemic Service Responsiveness
The Employment Sector Council collaboratively explores and identifies supports required by employment service providers (ESPs) and their staff, to build additional, necessary capacity and responsiveness during and beyond COVID-19. We examine our network-designed resources and strategies to assist our ESPs and their staff in effectively responding to the complex, dynamic pandemic service and recovery needs of jobseekers, workers and employers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Practices/processes to enhance ESP and staff responsiveness to COVID-19 challenges
  • Collaboratively designed ESP resources that support pandemic recovery for employers/jobseekers
  • Strategies that strengthen employment sector partnerships during COVID and beyond

Speakers
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Carol Stewart

Project Manager, Employment Sector Council (ESC)
Carol Stewart is Project Manager of Employment Sector Council (ESC) and works closely with dozens of employment service providers, partners and stakeholders from Southwestern Ontario to deliver integrated, collaborative and community-based approaches to workforce success.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Increasing Workforce Participation Through Engaging with Indigenous Communities
Introduced March 2020, the Gitxaala/Bird training program develops a local workforce and provides new career paths for Indigenous people. Upon completion, participants have the skills and direct employment opportunity to begin an apprenticeship. The program is built on collaboration amongst industry, government, training providers and Indigenous communities to remove barriers, skills training and promote greater workforce participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to engage with Indigenous communities 
  • Positive collaboration between  Indigenous communities government, industry and labour providers 
  • Learning to leave the colonized model

Speakers
avatar for Evie Nance

Evie Nance

Employment & Training Manager, Gitxaala Nation
Evie Nance is the Employment and Training Manager with Gitxaala Nation. With a background as a job coach and approximately 14 years facilitating, she's a CCDP who loves helping people find employment that is meaningful.
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Rebecca Kragnes

Indigenous Business Relations Manager, Bird Construction Co
Rebecca Kragnes is a Cree-Metis woman with a passion for Indigenous relations and changing the socioeconomic profile of Indigenous people in Canada. Rebecca is a Red Seal Electrician, with more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry.



Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

L’anxiété face au choix de carrière : comment intervenir?
L’anxiété est une problématique de santé mentale importante à considérer dans le cadre d’un processus d’orientation auprès d’élèves du secondaire. Un programme d’intervention groupal pour la prévention de l’anxiété face aux choix de carrière lors de l’adolescence a été développé et implanté auprès de trois groupes. Cette communication vise à présenter les résultats préliminaires obtenus.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Intervenir en prévention de l’anxiété face au choix de carrière    
  • Outils transmis et acquis dans le cadre du groupe d’intervention    
  • Apport du groupe à l’intervention en prévention de cette problématique

Speakers
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure agrégée, Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia Dionne, c.o. est professeure agrégée au Département d’orientation professionnelle de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle s’intéresse à l’intervention en groupe auprès des adultes en transition ou en situation de précarité.
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Audrey Dupuis

Doctorante en éducation, Université de Sherbrooke
Audrey Dupuis est conseillère d’orientation et doctorante en éducation à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Ses recherches portent principalement sur le choix de carrière lors de l’adolescence, l’anxiété associée au choix de carrière et le counseling groupal.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

Self-care for Career Development Practitioners | Autogestion de la santé pour les intervenants en développement de carrière
This interactive workshop focuses on a review of the challenges faced by career professionals by the nature of their work (including vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout), and how to identify symptoms within themselves. Based on current research, the emphasis of this workshop is on practical self-care and personal wellness strategies as an ethical imperative to remain competent as practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the challenges of working in a helping field    
  • Identify compassion fatigue and burnout in self and others
  • Create strategies to build resilience against negative effects of work

Cet atelier interactif examine les défis auxquels sont confrontés les professionnels du développement de carrière en raison de la nature de leur travail (notamment l’usure de compassion et l’épuisement professionnel), et la façon de reconnaître les symptômes quand surviennent des problèmes de santé. Sur la base des recherches actuelles, cet atelier met l’accent sur les stratégies pratiques d’autogestion de la santé et de bien-être personnel en tant qu’impératif éthique pour demeurer un intervenant compétent.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les défis du travail dans le domaine de l’aide
  • Reconnaître les signes d’usure de compassion et d’épuisement chez soi et chez les autres
  • Créer des stratégies pour renforcer la résilience contre les effets négatifs du travail

Speakers
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Michael Sorsdahl

Psychologist/Educator | Psychologue et éducateur, Juvenation Wellness
Michael Sorsdahl is a practising psychologist and educator, and is the founder of the Juvenation Wellness Centre in BC.Michael Sorsdahl est un psychologue praticien et un éducateur, et il est le fondateur du Juvenation Wellness Centre en Colombie-Britannique.
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Michael Partridge

Career Strategist/Educator | Stratège de carrière et éducateur, Juvenation Wellness
Mich Partridge is a practicing career strategist/educator and life coach, who is also a member of the British Columbia Career Development Association (BCCDA) Board of Directors.Mich Partridge est stratège de carrière, éducateur et coach de vie, et il est également membre du conseil... Read More →



Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

The Problem Ecology Perspective on Career Development Assistance
A problem ecology perspective proposes that people seek career development assistance when the fit between what they have and what they want becomes unbalanced. Helping clients regain their employment footing requires both flexibility and openness to variety. Our session will review both why and how this perspective can promote better outcomes for practitioners and their clients.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Basic understanding of the ecology of problems and solutions
  • Introduction to the concepts of requisite variety and equilibrium
  • Ability to apply these ideas to career development practice

Speakers
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John Thompson

Counsellor, Lifespan Employment Coaching and Counselling
John Thompson began his encore career in career development practice at Conestoga College in 2015, and now works in private practice. In 1998, he received a Doctorate in Human Development and Applied Psychology (OISE/UT).
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Warren Thorngate

Professor Emeritus, Carleton University
Warren Thorngate is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa specializing in social psychology, human decision-making, contests and competitions. He is the author of Problems and Solutions: An Ecological View.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

13:45 EST

International Advocacy Panel: Influencing Real Change
Career development is integral to strong educational and labour market systems and to individuals’ well-being. Yet, globally, the career development sector faces common challenges: limiting policies impeding our work, unstable and inadequate funding, and minimal public awareness. Our panel of rock star experts will share how they have influenced change in policy, systems and public arenas. Come join the conversation!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about concrete actions to influence upstream macro-level change
  • Explore strategies used by researchers, government officials and CDPs
  • Engage in dialogue on how we can create change

Speakers
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.
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Tristram Hooley

Professor | Professeur en éducation au choix de carrière, iCeGS, University of Derby | iCeGS, Université de Derby
Tristram Hooley is a researcher and writer on career and career guidance. He has published 10 books and numerous reports and articles. He holds professorial roles at three universities and writes the Adventures in Career Development blog at https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/.Tristram... Read More →
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Ingjerd Espolin Gaarder

Director of the Department of Lifelong Guidance, Norway, The Directorate of Higher Education and Skills, Norway
As Director of the Department of Lifelong Guidance (Norwegian Directorate of Higher Education and Skills), Ingjerd Espolin Gaarder works to strengthen the reach and impact of career development. She brings her perspective on influencing change from within government to this panel... Read More →
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Heather Lowery-Kappes

National President, Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ)
Heather Lowery-Kappes is a Career Development Advisor at the University of Waikato and serves as the National President of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ). Heather brings front-line experience and insights to this panel.



Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:45 - 14:30 EST

14:30 EST

14:30 EST

Break, Virtual Exhibitor Showcase | Pause, aire d’exposition virtuelle
Tuesday January 25, 2022 14:30 - 15:00 EST

14:30 EST

15:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution: Joy in the Now! | La joie dans votre quotidien! & Presentation of Wileman Award | Remise du prix Wileman
What is your relationship with joy? Is it a state of mind that luck grants only to a few? Many of us identified with the term used to capture our emotional state as we endured the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. Languishing. A prolonged state that slowly saps our internal resources leaving us dragging through each day, one tired foot in front of the other. But why languish when we can choose joy! Join Yvonne Rodney for a practical, personal and pivotal presentation on experiencing joy in the now – during and despite our dire situations.

Quelle est votre relation avec la joie? Est-ce un état d’esprit que la chance n’accorde qu’à quelques personnes? Beaucoup d’entre nous se sont identifiés à ce terme utilisé pour décrire notre état émotionnel alors que nous endurions la pandémie et les multiples confinements. Langueur : état prolongé qui lentement épuise nos ressources internes, où chaque jour nous traînons un pied devant l’autre, sans entrain. Mais pourquoi se morfondre quand on peut choisir la joie! Joignez-vous à Yvonne Rodney pour une présentation pratique, personnelle et essentielle sur l’expérience de la joie maintenant – pendant et malgré les situations difficiles que nous vivons.

Join us to see one of Canada’s foremost career development leaders honoured with the Etta St. John Wileman Award, to be presented at the conclusion of this keynote.

Joignez-vous à nous pour assister à la remise du prix Etta St. John Wileman à l'un des plus grands leaders du développement de carrière au Canada, qui sera présenté à la fin de cette conférence principale.

Speakers
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Yvonne Rodney

Founder | Fondatrice, Inner Change Consulting
Yvonne Rodney is first and foremost an unapologetic introvert. She holds a Master in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and is an author, career consultant, speaker and playwright. With a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, Yvonne ensures that her topics are... Read More →



Tuesday January 25, 2022 15:00 - 16:00 EST

15:45 EST

Virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise invites you explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is an interactive learning experience that builds awareness and understanding of our shared history by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples.

Speakers
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Zoe Aarden

Facilitator, KAIROS Canada
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Teresa Joudrey

Facilitator, KAIROS Canada
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Johnny Oum

Facilitator, KAIROS Canada
JP

Jessica Pichard

KBE regional Director – Eastern Ontario/Québec, KAIROS Canada


Tuesday January 25, 2022 15:45 - 18:00 EST

16:00 EST

Shifting Perspectives on Career Services: What Students Need to Know Before Working in the Career Development Field
Helping others achieve their career and life goals, and helping employers make the most of talent and potential, is the important work that career professionals do. If you are a student who is studying career development or thinking about transitioning into the field, it is essential to understand the many ways career professionals serve their communities. Join career leaders from community employment agencies, post-secondary career centres and private sector firms for a discussion on the current labour market, the shifting landscape of virtual and hybrid work, and what skillsets you need to move into different sectors of the career development profession.

Looking to network? The latter portion of this session will be an open Q&A with our panellists. Come ready with questions or join the conversation on camera/in the chat to engage with our experienced sector leaders.

Speakers
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Tony Botelho

Director, Career & Volunteer Services, Simon Fraser University
Tony Botelho is the Director of SFU Career & Volunteer Services, an office that was recognized as one of the top three university career centres in Canada (2017). He is a past recipient of the Rob Shea Research Award and the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development... Read More →
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Barbara Wilson

Owner/Principal, Thrive Career Consulting
Barbara Wilson is a career development and learning professional with a 20-year track record of improving individual capability, and helping teams and organizations achieve their objectives. Barbara’s corporate experience includes the development of a multi-year strategy for integrated... Read More →
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Karen Hoffmann-Zak

Employment Counsellor, Times Change Women’s Employment Service
An employment counsellor since 2010, and former journalist and editor, Karen helps women market and reinvent themselves. She feels privileged to be part of their career and life journeys, learning as much from them as they do from her.
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Rachel So

Specialist, Digital, Marketing and Communications, CERIC
Rachel So is the Specialist, Digital, Marketing and Communications at CERIC. She supports the day-to-day digital marketing, social media, web and related communications activities associated with CERIC, including its projects, publications and the Cannexus conference. 


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

Virtual Cocktail Party
Is there something you want to talk about at Cannexus? Certain types of people you are hoping to meet? Then join us for this Zoom cocktail party where you can interact with other conference participants who want to discuss those same topics.
 
At this virtual gathering, you’ll be able to find people who you are interested in talking to, chat in small groups, and move easily between conversations! Whether you love networking or find cocktail parties kind of awkward, this fun event is intended to provide a meaningful experience for all. 
 
Here are a few things to know about the event:  
  • We ask that you arrive ready to start at 4:00 pm ET. The cocktail party runs for 1 hour and ends at 5:00 pm ET. 
  • Parts of the event will be more structured, with facilitation and parts will be more free-form. 
  • You need to log in using a computer: Some of the features we’ll be using are unavailable on the Zoom tablet/phone software. 
  • You’ll need to be running the latest version of Zoom on your computer (not in a browser) so please be sure to make sure the application is installed and updated before the event.  
  • Show up with your camera on and be ready to participate: You’ll spend most of your time in small Zoom video-chat breakout groups.  
  • Feel free to bring a drink of your choice!  

Note capacity will be limited and participation is first-come, first-served. 

Speakers
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Lindsay Purchase

Lead, Content, Learning and Development, CERIC
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s... Read More →
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Sharon Ferriss

Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, CERIC
Sharon Ferriss is the Senior Director, Marketing and Communications with CERIC, where she provides leadership in the development of all communications strategies for CERIC’s network of projects and programs. She has 20 years of experience as a marketing and communications professional... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

Rencontre des acteurs de l'orientation et du développement de carrière : grand réseautage franco-canadien
Encore cette année, le format virtuel de Cannexus rend possible et accessible la connexion avec vos pairs de partout au pays! En effet, le mode virtuel nous donne la chance de vous offrir, pour une 3e édition, la plus grande réunion des francophones du secteur venant des quatre coins du pays et d’au-delà... dans un même événement! Pourquoi ne pas profiter de l’occasion pour mettre un visage sur vos confrères et sur les différents acteurs qui composent le monde de l’orientation et du développement de carrière du Canada francophone? Et si vous étiez des nôtres les années précédentes, ne manquez surtout pas l'occasion de continuer à développer votre réseau avec nous! Rejoignez cette séance de discussions et de réflexion, où vous aurez l’occasion d'échanger sur ce qui compose notre pratique en tant que spécialiste francophone de la carrière (défis, enjeux, similitudes, etc.). C’est LE réseautage francophone de Cannexus que vous ne voulez pas manquer, à travers lequel vous serez accompagné dans le partage de votre réalité, afin d’apprendre et de grandir ensemble.

Speakers
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Maxime Dumais

Conseiller d'orientation, Création Carrière
Conseiller d'orientation, membre professionnel de l’AQPDDC au privée et propriétaire de Création Carrière, Maxime Dumais est aussi coach professionnel, blogueur et podcasteur. Il s'intéresse aux transitions et aux développement professionnels du grand public et des professionnels... Read More →
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Farzaneh Babazadeh Bedoustani

Spécialiste, Programmes, Apprentissage et développement (bilingue), CERIC
Farzaneh Babazadeh Bedoustani est spécialiste, Programmes, Apprentissage et développement (bilingue) au CERIC. Elle est responsable de la planification et de la prestation des webinaires, ainsi que de soutenir les stratégies de relations communautaires avec les intervenants francophones... Read More →
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Cyrielle Filias

Spécialiste, Programmes, Apprentissage et développement (bilingue), CERIC


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:30 EST
 
Wednesday, January 26
 

10:00 EST

International Perspectives on Career Development | Perspectives internationales en matière de développement de carrière
As the internationalization of career development progresses across the world, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers are finding their own ways of customizing career development for their national and local settings. This panel from different regions, including the Nordic countries, Australia, Spain, Japan and India will overview career development initiatives from their own settings. A synthesis of similarities and differences will conclude the panel presentation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Greater awareness of the similarities and differences in career development in different national settings
  • Better understanding of the value of career development internationally
  • Ideas from international settings that could be applied in their own settings

L’internationalisation du développement de carrière progresse partout dans le monde. De leur côté, chercheurs, intervenants et décideurs politiques trouvent des manières personnelles d’adapter le développement de carrière à leurs contextes nationaux et locaux. Ce panel réunissant des experts provenant de différentes régions, dont les pays nordiques, l’Australie, l’Espagne, le Japon et l’Inde, se penchera sur des initiatives de développement de carrière issues des contextes propres à chacun. Une synthèse des similitudes et des différences conclura la présentation du panel.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Meilleure connaissance des similitudes et des différences dans le développement de carrière dans différents contextes nationaux
  • Meilleure compréhension de la valeur du développement de carrière à l’échelle internationale  
  • Idées issues de contextes internationaux qui pourraient être adaptées à un contexte différent

Speakers
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Sachin Kumar

President, Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning (IACLP)
Dr. Sachin Kumar is working as an Associate Professor in a government college in Himachal Pradesh, India. He is currently the President of Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning (IACLP) and the National Correspondent to the IAEVG. For the last 24 years, he has been active... Read More →
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Gert Van Brussel

President | Président, IAEVG | AIOSP
Dr. Gert van Brussel is President of IAEVG, the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, and a past President and Honourable Member of NOLOC, the Dutch association of career professionals. Gert has more than 40 years' experience in the domain of career development... Read More →
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Soledad Romero-Rodríguez

Professor, Educational Research Department | Professeure au département de recherche en éducation, University of Seville (Spain) | Université de Séville (Espagne)
Dr. Soledad Romero-Rodríguez is a Professor in the Educational Research Department at the University of Seville (Spain), PhD in career guidance and master in systemic pedagogy. Her research interests are related to career guidance strategies and resources; innovation in higher education... Read More →
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Mary McMahon

Honorary Associate Professor | Professeure agrégée honoraire, The University of Queensland | Université du Queensland
Dr. Mary McMahon is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia. Mary is the Vice-president of the Career Industry Council of Australia and an IAEVG board member.Mary McMahon est professeure agrégée honoraire à la Facult... Read More →
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Rayan Miranda

Governing Council | Conseil d’administration, Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning
Rayan Miranda holds a master’s degree in medical and psychiatric social work. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Indian Association of Career and Livelihood Planning. Rayan is also the Assistant Director of The Promise Foundation and leads the Foundation’s engagement... Read More →
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Guõbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir

Professor | Professeure, University of Iceland | Université d’Islande
Dr. Guðbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir is a Professor in Career Guidance and Counselling at the University of Iceland. She is currently the Vice-president of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance. Her current research is on young workers without formal qualifications... Read More →
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Kiyomi Banda

Associate Professor | Professeure agrégée, University of Human Environments, Okazaki, Aichi, Japan | Université des environnements humains, Okazaki, Aichi, Japon
Kiyomi Banda received a PhD in education from the United Graduate School in Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2020. Her research interests include career development during school-to-work transition and marketing. She is currently a Secretary-General of the Japan... Read More →



Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

Research Circle: Careering Across Canada with Students in Grades 4-6
In this interactive research circle, we will share the initial findings from our CERIC-funded pan-Canadian study exploring career development among Grade 4 to 6 students. Through the research circle you will have the opportunity to learn more about the study, and how you can get involved and contribute to the project outputs. We welcome both English- and French-speaking participation.




Speakers
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Heather Nesbitt

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Dr. Heather Nesbitt is an educator, researcher and mother. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Education at Queen's University and sits on the Board of the International Play Association Canada.
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Lorraine Godden

Instructor II, Carleton University
Lorraine Godden is an Instructor II at Carleton University where she teaches career development and employability skills courses. Her research explores career development, work-integrated learning, school-to-work transition, and other educational multidisciplinary and public poli... Read More →
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Stefan Merchant

Professor, Queen's University
Dr. Stefan Merchant, PhD, earned a doctorate in educational measurement and assessment after 17 years as a high school teacher and administrator. His research focus is on how classroom teachers assess learning skills and work habits.
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Nicki Moore

Senior Lecturer in Career Development, University of Derby, International Centre for Guidance Studies
Nicki Moore is the Senior Lecturer in Career Development at the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby. Nicki has worked on a variety of projects including being the lead evaluator for the Gatsby Benchmark pilot in the Northeast of England.
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Alexandra Manoliu

Manager, Research Initiatives, CERIC


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

Tech Talk Meet Up (brought to you by ODEN, All Are Welcome)
Join colleagues from across the country to talk about technology use in the disability sector for education and employment, and exchange promising practices and tips. Meet some Ontarians who are utilizing tech such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and apps, to provide enhancement in their services, support and skill development.  

Speakers
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Sue Dafoe

Business Development Manager, Jobs Ability Canda
Sue Dafoe is the Business Services Manager at the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) and the Business Development Manager for Jobs Ability Canada – a virtual AI-driven recruitment platform that connects businesses with jobseekers who have a disability.
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Chad Noonan

Corporate Engagement Specialist, Career Services of Brockville
Chad Noonan is a Corporate Engagement Specialist at Career Services in Brockville (Ontario). In his role he supports people with barriers reach their employment goals. Chad is also the Marketing Co-ordinator for a new project - VjobReady, virtual training for people entering the... Read More →
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Jeannette Cambell

CEO, Ontario Disability Employment Netowork
Jeannette Cambell is the CEO of the Ontario Disability Employment Network, an intermediary organization supporting businesses, service providers, educators and other stakeholders to increase employment for people who have a disability.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Connecting Youth to Future Pathways
The Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) provides a bridge between Saskatchewan's career opportunities and the youth in the province. Through a partnership among business, K-12 and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about career development activities to foster exploration     
  • Discover unique experiential learning opportunities for youth     
  • Discover new ways to connect to labour market information

Speakers
avatar for Janet Uchacz-Hart

Janet Uchacz-Hart

Executive Director, Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC)
Janet Uchacz-Hart has been the Executive Director of the Saskatoon Industry Education Council for over 20 years. Janet's passion is collaborating with stakeholders throughout Saskatchewan and Canada to help youth explore career opportunities.
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Aaron Adari

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Aaron Adari is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. He was an educator with 16 years of classroom experience and a master's in curriculum studies before joining the SIEC team.
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Megan Unrau

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Megan Unrau is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. She has worked with Saskatoon and area youth for over 10 years in various community-based organizations and government.
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Michelle Hardy

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Michelle Hardy is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. With a master's in educational administration, she was a secondary school teacher for 10 years before transitioning to her role with the SIEC.
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Shana Stewart

Finance & Office Manager, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Shana Stewart is the Finance and Office Manager with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. With a Bachelor of Commerce, she has experience in event management, sponsorship and oversees government funding.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Developing Skill Mastery Through Experiential Learning
Are you interested in an effective model for mastering skills? In the field of career development, there are many training programs available. Yet, none of these can compare to the power of learning from your current work flow. Come learn a model of performance development you can use to develop mastery of any skill.  

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduce a proactive performance development model
  • Identify behavioural elements of change 
  • Encourage a self-directed learning orientation

Speakers
avatar for Rob Straby

Rob Straby

Professor | Professeur, Conestoga College
Rob Straby has followed his passion for innovation in career development since 1986. A professor in the Career Development Professional program at Conestoga College, he has a keen interest in the development of skills mastery.  Rob Straby poursuit sa passion pour l’innovation dans... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST
  On-demand Sessions (Séances sur demande)

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) EQ Programming for Student Career Development: Lessons Learned
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is integral to the future of work and career outcomes, and paramount to career development. But how can we effectively implement EQ programming? We share how we implemented EQ programming within curricular/co-curricular university settings and at a large scale. The outcomes of this initiative inform best practices for implementing EQ within curricular/co-curricular settings based on the lessons learned.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn one approach to implementing EQ in the classroom
  • Understand best practices for implementing EQ curriculum
  • Identify risks of omitting EQ programming for student career development

Speakers
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Jesse Grimaldi

Manager, BCom Careers, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Career Centre
Jesse Grimaldi supports career development of University of British Columbia business students as Manager, BCom Careers. They are part of a team enhancing the ways we teach and leverage EQ as a career development tool (ICF-ACC, MA sociology).
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Colleen Egli

Associate Director, BCom Careers & Work-Integrated Learning, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business Career Centre
Colleen Egli is the Associate Director, BCom Careers and Work-Integrated Learning at the University of British Colombia Sauder School of Business. She has a MA in organizational psychology, focused on career development and engagement.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(Séance sur demande diffusées) Transfert des savoirs professionnels d'une pratique en présentiel à distance
La COVID-19 a amené la majorité des conseillers.ères à accentuer l'utilisation des TIC dans leur accompagnement. Nous présenterons les résultats d'une recherche menée auprès de conseillers.ères d’orientation qui accompagnent à distance leurs clients. Nous examinerons les savoirs professionnels développés par ces conseillers lorsqu’ils interviennent à distance.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Réflexions déontologiques sur l'accompagnement à distance
  • Savoirs professionnels    
  • Technologies de l'information et des communications


Speakers
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Michel Turcotte

Doctorant, Université Laval
Michel Turcotte est conseiller d'orientation, psychologue. Il prépare un doctorat sur le thème du counseling d'orientation à distance. Il a reçu le prix Etta St. John Wileman en 2017 décerné par le CERIC.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 10:45 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Addressing Negative Career Thoughts via Cognitive Information Processing
Research indicates a link between negative career thoughts and effective navigation of career concerns. Given their impact on career decision-making, it is important to be aware of methods for identifying and modifying negative career thinking. Cognition Information Processing Theory offers a framework in which to address negative career thinking. Research and career interventions associated with this approach will be shared.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will learn of research on career and mental health
  • Participants will learn of Cognitive Information Processing Theory
  • Participants will learn of interventions to address negative career thoughts

Speakers
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Seth Hayden

Associate Professor of Counseling, Wake Forest University
Dr. Seth C.W. Hayden is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Co-ordinator of the Clinical Mental Health program at Wake Forest University.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Big Data in Career Development: Utilizing and Contextualizing
The capacity of career services to effectively address the needs of a diverse range of clients requires an understanding of both local and global job markets, workforce and social trends as well as the influences affecting targeted client cohorts. Sourcing and integrating labour market and societal data (including the UN's Sustainable Development Goals) is essential in community career services development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Linking UN's Sustainable Development Goals data to career program development
  • Techniques to source and contextualize local and global work trends
  • Identifying and mapping potential collaborative networks via data analytics

Speakers
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Jennifer Luke

Careers Educator & Researcher, University of Southern Queensland
Dr. Jennifer Luke is a careers educator and researcher at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Research and advocacy focuses on career support for older workers, their adaptability and transference of skills to younger generations.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Building the Dream Career
Career Development is the sum total of your life including work, personal and everything in between. In today's society, how do we create a life that is less miserable? The side hustle is an option, but does it really make us happy? What does it look like to create a legendary career where all your dreams come true?

Learning Outcomes:
  • To get rejected and use resiliency to master your career
  • Seven streams of income and seven streams of personal development
  • Align with your top four values and others that synergize

Speakers
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Laurette Lee

Director, Phoenix Career Development
Laurette Lee is the CEO of Phoenix Career Development. She has been in the field for seven years. Her company teaches Canadians theory, practice and choose-your-own-adventure sessions.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Development in a Professional World
Jessi and Katie will share their personal journeys in creating a career development program for over 6,000 IT employees. Hear how they worked through an organizational transformation and used information gained at Cannexus to develop a comprehensive development program at State Farm Insurance Company. Their four-step approach provides insight into guiding others in their career journey.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand how to establish a workforce career development program
  • Understand the components of ongoing career development
  • Learn the four steps in career development

Speakers
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Katie Williams

Career Development Advisor, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Katie Williams has been developing employees for over 15 years and is passionate about helping others meet their goals. She is currently a Career Development Advisor at State Farm Insurance Company, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois.
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Jessi Haley

Career Development Advisor, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
Jessi Haley finds inspiration in developing others and is energized by meeting new people. She is currently a Career Development Advisor at State Farm Insurance Company, headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Career Development in East Asia: Korea, Singapore, Vietnam
Reviewing career development in three nations: In Vietnam, social enterprise has brought career education and guidance to the Vietnamese people. In Singapore, the government is committed to assuring that all citizens contribute as they are able and provides the services and resources to reach this goal. In Korea, a school-industry-community partnership has developed to assure career development for Korean youth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Appreciate how career development practitioners in Vietnam strive to build career services
  • Understand Singapore's current universal career development program
  • Understand how stakeholders collaborate to support careers for Korean youth

Speakers
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Lorraine Godden

Instructor II, Carleton University
Lorraine Godden is an Instructor II at Carleton University where she teaches career development and employability skills courses. Her research explores career development, work-integrated learning, school-to-work transition, and other educational multidisciplinary and public poli... Read More →
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Misug Jin

CEO, Seongnam City Youth Foundation
Dr. Misug Jin is CEO of Seongnam City Youth Foundation, providing evidence-based services and support for youth. Dr. Jin worked at KRIVET and served as an expert member of various national educational and HR committees.
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Sing Chee Wong

Founding President, People and Career Development Association
Sing Chee Wong, APCDA Past-president, career consultant and master trainer of career development facilitation by NCDA and Institution for Adult Learning (Singapore). She is the Founding President of Singapore's People and Career Development Association.
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Phoenix Ho

Founder & CEO, Song An Career Development Social Enterprise
Phoenix Ho is the Founder & CEO of Song An Career Development Social Enterprise in Vietnam. Her passion is to enable young Vietnamese to discover their motivation, skills and find their suitable careers.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Careers Guidance for Students in England: Gatsby Benchmarks
This presentation explores the identification of international best practice of CEIAG for young people and the consequent development and implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks in England to support the delivery of high-quality careers programs to students in schools and colleges. It also presents student outcomes from participation in these programs, focusing on career readiness.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand what the Gatsby Benchmarks are
  • Understand how they have been implemented
  • Understand the impacts of implementing the Gatsby Benchmarks on students

Speakers
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Jill Hanson

Senior Researcher, University of Derby
Jill Hanson is a senior researcher at The International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby, specializing in evaluating careers education in schools.
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Siobhan Neary

Head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby
Siobhan Neary is an Associate Professor of Careers Education and head of the International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby. She specializes in the professional identity of careers advisers.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) COVID-19 and Young Workers in the UK
This paper reports on the progress of a small-scale qualitative longitudinal project conducted in the UK entitled "Young People and Work in and Age of Uncertainty." The research findings highlight implications for career guidance practice, making a number of recommendations for practitioners. Although conducted in the UK, our findings and recommendations seek to be relevant to other nations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To discover the consequences of pandemic for young people's work
  • To explore how young people are resisting uncertainty
  • To consider implications of research findings for practice

Speakers
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Fiona Christie

Senior Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
Fiona Christie is a careers professional turned researcher. My background includes careers work in UK higher, further and secondary education. Fiona is an education and employment researcher with particular interest in young people, transitions and inequalities.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Developing a Hope-centred Cohort Program Supporting Jobseekers
This session discusses the application of a hope-centred career model in developing and delivering an online, cohort-based program for recent graduates navigating challenging labour markets. Presenters will share the benefits of this theory and format for building community and fostering motivation during job search. The session will also discuss lessons learned and opportunities to apply this format to other contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the application of Hope-Centred Theory to promote mental wellness
  • Understand the process of developing and delivering cohort-based programming
  • Examine the strengths and challenges of this theory and format

Speakers
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Mary McAuliffe

Career Educator, University of Toronto
Mary McAuliffe is a Career Educator at University of Toronto, integrating academic & career learning. She has extensive experience as an HR consultant and recruiter, domestically and internationally, and holds an MSc (organizational psychology).
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Saddiya Rose

Career Educator, University of Toronto
Saddiya has worked in post-secondary education, corporate recruitment, and workplace training for over 10 years. She is an advocate for lifelong learning and strives to facilitate learning experiences that stimulate creativity, collaboration, and meaning.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Disability Confidence in Careers and Employment
Disabled individuals are less likely to have obtained full-time employment than their non-disabled counterparts. Building disability confidence in careers and employment is crucial if staff are to have the capability to be able to support individuals as they transition into employment, and provide them with the expert advice required to enable them to successfully tackle the recruitment process.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the employment challenges facing disabled students
  • Empower your students to positively position their disability with employers
  • Enable your students to write their application's "openness statement"

Speakers
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Helen Cooke

CEO & Founder, MyPlus
Helen Cooke is a leading authority in disability & employment. Working with employers, universities and individuals, Helen's mission is to ensure that having a disability doesn't prevent anyone from having the career they want to have.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Ethics at the Core: Exploring the Updated Code
At the core of effective and professional career service lies ethical practice. Developed by career development practitioners (CDPs) with guidance from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), the new Code of Ethics for Career Development Professionals places emphasis on principles, values, virtues, as well as integrity, competence and responsibility. Woven inside is the Competency Framework for CDPs and updated standards for digital tools and service with diverse populations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduction to the new CDP Code of Ethics
  • Understanding how to use the new CDP CoE
  • Practical applications of the CoE to enhance career practice

Speakers
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Kathy Offet-Gartner

President/Counsellor, CCPA/Mount Royal University
Kathy Offet-Gartner is a counselling psychologist, career practitioner and the current President of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Kathy was part of the working groups for the updated Code of Ethics for both CCPA and the new CDP Competency Framework.
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Rebecca McCarthy

Project Associate, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Rebecca McCarthy makes things work for those who work. With a background in entrepreneurship and workshop facilitation, her work at the Canadian Career Development Foundation centres upon the values of openness and authenticity, sharing that career development is for everyone.
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Gillian Johnston

Co-director, CDPCBO (Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario)
Gillian Johnston has worked in career development 40+ years. Gillian is a member of the NCSC and CCDF Code of Ethics Committee. She was on the original Steering Committee for the S&Gs and Code of Ethics Committee.
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Mike Quinn

Manager of Employment Counselling, WorkingNB/NBCDA
Mike Quinn is a career development practitioner with 20+ years experience. Mike is the manager of an exceptional group of 14 employment counsellors with the Department of Post-Secondary Education Training & Labour in New Brunswick and an active member of the New Brunswick Career Development... Read More →
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Cheryl Chapman

Economic Development & Employment Counsellor, Xatśūll First Nation and Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training & Employment Centre
Cheryl Chapman is a member of the Xatśūll First Nation. Cheryl has 30+ years of experience working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, communities, businesses and all levels of government. Cheryl excels at capacity building, sustainable community development and building... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Indigenous Counsellor Programming and Online Training Bootcamp
Examine strategies and techniques for the delivery of professional learning for Indigenous school coaches/counsellors. Course titles include: School and Career Guidance Programs, Counselling Practice, Sociology, Education Systems, Native Issues and Indigenous Career Planning. The Bootcamp also provides information regarding onboarding for instructors, course roadmaps, adding video and audio to your course, including additional online applications, design tips and student engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Native counsellor training and certification
  • Online learning: synchronous and asynchronus formats
  • Indigenous programming

Speakers
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Jacquie Latham

Co-ordinator, Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
Jacquie Latham is the current Co-ordinator of the Native Counsellor Training Program with the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. Jacquie previously served as a department lead, board level consultant, vice-principal for student success and an education officer.
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Roxane Manitowabi

Executive Director, Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
Roxane Manitowabi is the Executive Director of the Ontario Native Education Counselling Association. She always looks for ideas and ways to advance Aboriginal students so that they can flourish in their pursuit of higher learning.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Military Spouses: Intrepid Career Adventurers
Career paths of military spouses are more non-linear than most. Whether it's Australia's outback, North American wilderness or UK countryside, the adventurer/survivor metaphor reflects military spouse careers. The equipment, knowledge and environmental conditions influence career direction and success. Military spouses boldy and bravely navigate their unchartered career territories, and their global experiences contain many lessons for others in the current climate.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the unique military spouse career experience
  • Identification of career skills and attributes of military spouses
  • Lessons for supporting other cohorts in changing world of work

Speakers
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Amanda McCue

Career Practitioner, Career Swag
Amanda McCue is a career practitioner working in private practice in Australia with Australia's defence community. She is a Churchill Fellow on the topic of global military spouse employment.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) One-to-one Guidance: Higher Education Students' Difficulties and Practitioner Challenges
In this session we report on the findings from a mixed-method study of the experiences of career professionals working in higher education (survey data n=600, interview data n=22). We offer a conceptual model of the aspects of career difficulties that practitioners observe in their student clients and an overview of the approaches they use and the challenges they face.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The aspects of career difficulties students bring to one-to-one conversations
  • The approaches that practitioners use in their one-to-one work
  • The aspects of one-to-one work that practitioners find challenging

Speakers
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Julia Yates

Senior Lecturer, City, University of London
Dr. Julia Yates is the Programme Director for the MSc in Organisational Psychology at City, University of London and a NICEC Fellow. Her research interests are in career decision-making and coaching tools in career work.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Peer-led Services for Easier Access and Increased Capacity
Peer-to-peer learning offers students to learn from each other without overpowering each other. AA&CC increased student access to services at peak times and overall capacity for our growing campus by leveraging our student talent to offer job search and graduate school application support. We will outline our hiring processes, training processes and supervisory strategies, including for working remotely.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Effective hiring and training strategies for student staff
  • Understanding the meaning and intention of peer-supported learning
  • Considerations for building a new peer-led program

Speakers
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Byung Oh

Career Strategist, University of Toronto Scarborough
Byung Oh has 10+ years of experience in post-secondary career services with focus on career education and student management.
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E-Lin Chen

Career Counsellor, University of Toronto Scarborough
E-Lin Chen has 10+ years of experience in supporting university students in their career and further education exploration and navigating their journeys to fulfilling careers. She is a firm believer in experiential learning and planned happenstance.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) PrePAIR for the Future of Education: Partnerships Required
Micro-credentials took centre stage as the new credential in 2020. Royal Roads University and ETHOS seized an opportunity and partnered on the delivery of programs. We asked ourselves: how might we come together to bridge the gap between academia and employment services and produce standalone offerings that are relevant, transferable and accessible to the candidate and actionable by the employer?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn what was successful in our collaboration
  • Understand how to construct a similar relationship for success
  • Recognize the power of micro-credentials for organizational success

Speakers
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Zoë MacLeod

Associate Vice-president, Royal Roads University
Zoë MacLeod is a certified executive coach, change agent and educational consultant working in the fields of leadership, executive coaching, project and change management, strategic human resources, effective organization design and development. She is passionate about helping people... Read More →
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Megan Hamlet

Manager, Learning and Organizational Development, ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd.
Megan Hamlet is a Learning Innovation Specialist with ETHOS. She won the BCCDA Career Practitioner of the Year, has a background in EDI, graphic facilitation, adult learning and instructional design, and brings fresh perspectives to webinars.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Professional Skills for Launching and Developing Careers
Technical fields require specific knowledge and expertise, but the importance of professional skills for career development should not be overlooked. Young workers can begin to develop these skills while completing their education to give them a leg up in the job market. This session will explore the development of a professional skills training program for Canada's electricity sector.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain familiarity with professional skills
  • Understand the impact of developing these skills early
  • Through case study, determine best practices for professional skills development

Speakers
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Mark Chapeskie

Director of Programs and Development, Electricity Human Resources Canada
As Director of Programs, Mark Chapeskie oversees the project and program delivery teams at Electricity Human Resources Canada. He leverages his experience with skills transfer from regulated occupations into unregulated occupations while minimizing jobseeker retraining for the electricity... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Skills Cards: Hands-on Activities in a Virtual World
Clients often struggle to describe their own skills, but career exploration and job search require this ability. The Queen's Skills Cards are a free, online tool that helps bridge this gap. Attend this session to learn about and experience several activities using the Skills Cards, and reflect on options for how you could use these to meet your clients' needs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How skills cards support clients in articulating their skills
  • Ideas of several activities to facilitate using the skills cards
  • Steps and strategies for creating a skills card sort

Speakers
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Cathy Keates

Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning, Queen's University
Cathy Keates is Queen's University's Director of Career Services and Experiential Learning. Her team has received a Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) Innovation Award and a Global Career Services Summit Best Student Program Award for their new Skills... Read More →
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Josh Zettel

Josh Zettel, Career Counsellor at Queen’s University, brings his background in counselling and sport psychology to the role. He’s honoured to support students in developing their skills and realizing the power of their experiences.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Skills to Succeed After High School: Student Perspective
Join us to hear from Discover Year graduates who have experienced post-secondary studies in the COVID era and learn how they have been able to effectively navigate the many challenges that have come with it. They will share their perspectives on the skills, attitudes and supports that enabled them to persist and maintain a positive outlook during these challenging circumstances.

Learning Outcomes:
  • The benefits of a purposeful gap year
  • What is truly useful to young people in career education
  • The skills that young adults consider to be essential

Speakers
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Jay Gosselin

Founder, Discover Year
Jay Gosselin is a career and leadership coach and consultant. He is the founder of MentorU and the Discover Year program, and his mission is to help people live and communicate with authenticity and purpose.
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Reid ten Den

Student, Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Ottawa
Reid ten Den loves any and all outdoor adventures but it's a bonus if it's in nature! Reid loves spreading positivity everywhere they go as well as meeting and learning about new people!
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Arielle Gatotos

BA Communication Student at University of Ottawa, Media Creator & Ambassador at Discover Year
One of Arielle Gatotos's greatest joys is the exchange of inspiration. Through Arielle's specialization in communication, she wants to help others form meaningful connections and inspire them to unlock their personal, professional and creative potential.
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Joshua Harris

Founder, Discover Year Social Event Co-ordinator, Junior Software Test Designer, Computer Science Student, SupaNova Kids, Discover Year and Canada Revenue Agency
Joshua Harris is one of the first graduates from Discover Year. Psychology is his passion and software is his superpower. Negotiating, coding and renovating.… How did I get here?


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) The Case for Case Conferencing
Case conferencing is a practice that has historically been used in multidisciplinary fields such as mental health and youth protection. More recently, it has been successfully implemented across Canada to support homeless populations with accessing resources and securing housing. This workshop will explore the ways in which case conferencing can be successfully implemented in an employment counselling setting.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand case conferencing structure and process
  • Understand the benefits of implementing a case conference
  • Learn strategies to use case conferencing effectively in the workplace

Speakers
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Malorie Moore

Service Accessibility Manager, Kootenay Career Development Society
Malorie Moore is a Registered Social Worker and Certified Career Development Professional. She is the Service Accessibility Manager at the Kootenay Career Development Society, where she supports organizational clinical supervision, program management and strategic direction.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Ties That Bind: Helping Parents Help Their Kids
Today's parents worry more than ever about their kids' futures and struggle to support those who have paid the biggest price of the pandemic. How does research guide career professionals in helping parents help their kids? What's reasonable and feasible? What's at the heart of these issues? Join us as we engage and explore this often underserved group of parents.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain a fresh perspective on parenting roles and challenges
  • Explore ways theories, insights and frameworks inform practitioner roles
  • Identify new approaches and tools for your own setting

Speakers
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Michael Ford

Instructor, Career Development Practitioner Program, Simon Fraser University
Michael Ford is an instructor in Simon Fraser University's Career Development Practitioner Program and a graduate student in educational psychology. Before returning to school, Michael assembled a long and diverse career in communications, business and the arts.
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Danielle Kershaw

Career Education Manager, Career and Volunteer Services, Simon Fraser University
Danielle Kershaw is a Career Education Manager with Simon Fraser University'ss Career & Volunteer Services, a Stanford-based Designing Your Life coach and an instructor in SFU's Career Development Practitioner Program. She holds an MA in career development.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Universal Design and Inclusive Career Education
If we do not focus on universally designing career education in K-12, many young people, especially our most marginalized, will struggle to access the associated educational, societal and financial benefits. Therefore, we must consider diversity, equity and inclusion in our design and delivery of career education.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding universal design for learning (UDL)
  • Understanding universal design for career education
  • Gain practical examples of how to integrate UDL in practice

Speakers
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Tricia Berry

Learning Specialist Universal Design for Career Education, Government of New Brunswick
Tricia Berry is focused on systemically advancing career education K-12 across the province of New Brunswick. Specifically, she is focused on effective transitioning for all learners.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

10:00 EST

(On-demand session released) Women in Leadership: Influencing Workplace Social Justice Advocacy
This session will present the findings from a study conducted on the relationship between the extraction industry and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) through an Appreciative Inquiry lens. It will focus on how leadership development and women's ability to increase corporate social responsibility efforts can benefit an organization's social justice advocacy work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How transformational leadership in the workplace supports social justice
  • The link between the extraction industry and MMIWG
  • How women leaders facilitate an increase in corporate social responsibility

Speakers
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Courtney McKay

Research Intern, Centre for Employment Innovation
Courtney McKay is a fourth-year undergraduate student at St. Francis Xavier University and will graduate in 2022 with a BBA in Management and Leadership. Her research examines extractive industries and the National Inquiry.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 - 11:00 EST

11:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution : Transforming Adversity into Career Purpose Using the Growth Mindset | Transformer l’adversité en objectif professionnel grâce à une attitude de croissance
In life, adversity does not discriminate against anyone. Adversity doesn't care about how "good" or "bad" we are. It will find us all at one point or another. It will make us uncomfortable to help us grow. Because adversity is inevitable, there is something powerful in unearthing the opportunities they present.  It has been said that smart people learn from their mistakes while wise people learn from others. We all have the propensity to transform our adversities and use them to serve others along our journey. I believe our careers have the ability to serve humanity and make the world a better place. Our experiences and the wisdom we gain from them can be solutions for others. They can also help us find our sense of purpose in life. Using design thinking and the growth mindset principles, this speech will provide insights, tools and mindsets to approach transforming our adversities into purposeful careers.

Dans la vie, l’adversité ne discrimine personne. L’adversité ne se soucie pas de savoir si nous sommes « bons » ou « mauvais ». Elle finira par nous tomber dessus à un moment ou à un autre. Elle est là pour nous mettre des bâtons dans les roues et nous aider à grandir. On ne peut rien faire pour éviter l’adversité, mais on peut s’en servir comme un puissant levier pour créer des occasions. On dit que les personnes intelligentes apprennent de leurs erreurs, tandis que les personnes sages apprennent des autres. Nous avons tous la possibilité de tirer des leçons des obstacles qui se trouvent sur notre chemin et d’en faire profiter les autres. Je crois que nos décisions de carrière ont le pouvoir de contribuer à un monde meilleur. Nos expériences et les apprentissages que nous en tirons peuvent être des pistes de solutions pour les autres. Ils peuvent également nous aider à trouver un sens à notre vie. En s’appuyant sur les principes de la pensée conceptuelle et de l’attitude de croissance, cette présentation fournira des idées, des outils et des approches pour transformer nos adversités en décisions de carrière utiles.

Speakers
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Randell Adjei

Ontario's 1st Poet Laureate | Le premier poète officiel de l’Ontario, Legislative Assembly of Ontario | l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario
Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to Empower the message of Alchemy. He was recently appointed Ontario’s first Poet Laureate.Randell is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth-led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 EST

12:00 EST

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Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:00 - 12:15 EST

12:15 EST

Building Work Ethic in a Post-COVID World
The COVID pandemic has forever changed the workplace as we know it. Millions of jobs are being lost as others have been radically transformed. While technical skills are still important, the biggest concern employers have are the diminishing soft skills of the emerging workforce. Learn five strategies to develop these skills, no matter what population you serve.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the evolution of work ethic in the post-COVID world
  • See the impact of the work ethic gap on performance
  • Learn five ways to develop work ethic in any population

Speakers
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Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer, The Centre for Work Ethic Development
Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs and community. He has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East and Asia.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

Create Your Own Career Path in Career Development
As a career professional, you help clients in their career journeys. But how proactive are you in imagining and planning your own journey? This session will inspire you to consider your own unique path in the field of career development, set meaningful goals for yourself, seek out enriching and rewarding opportunities, and explore strategies for personal growth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to be proactive about your own career plan    
  • Identify strategies and opportunities for professional growth    
  • Stay on track with your goals even in challenging times

Speakers
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Cathy Ginsberg

Career Growth Coach & Trainer, People Focus Training Inc.
Cathy Ginsberg is an engaging speaker, coach and trainer, specializing in coaching for career growth and leadership development. She has extensive training and development experience in the business world, in non-profits and in employment services.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

Faculty Members as WIL Practitioners: VCC Case Study
What does work-integrated learning (WIL) look like at an institution without a dedicated department? At Vancouver Community College (VCC), WIL programs (e.g. apprenticeships, internships, clinical placements and work experiences) are facilitated and taught by faculty and co-ordinators with discipline-specific expertise. Gain insights from the perspectives of these "informal" WIL practitioners and how VCC is leveraging their practice to enhance the overall WIL student experience.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore WIL pedagogy and assessment practices employed by faculty members
  • Identify support/resources to help them enhance their WIL practice
  • Develop institutional strategies to effectively highlight the importance of WIL

Speakers
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Candy Ho

Lecturer in Career Development, University of the Fraser Valley
Candy Ho (EdD, CCDP) is the inaugural Assistant Professor, Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is proud to serve as Vice-chair of the CERIC Board.
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Pam Khinda

Acting Manager, Partnership Development Office, Vancouver Community College
Pam Khinda (MEd, PIDP, CCDP) is Acting Manager, Partnerships Development Office at Vancouver Community College. An instructor in Simon Fraser University's Career Development Practitioner Program, she is experienced in workshop facilitation, project management and curriculum devel... Read More →
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Rachel Warick

Program Coordinator & CareerLAB Lead, Vancouver Community College
As VCC’s CareerLAB lead, Rachel leverages her expertise in post-secondary interdepartmental collaboration to encourage Faculty and Staff to embed contemporary career and WIL theory and practice into the career guidance provided to students.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

Inclusive Innovation in Career Development in Canada
Identifying gaps in employment programs for youth, this panel showcases innovative solutions using a diversity lens, including 1) Employment Support Programs for Diverse Youth by Dr. Wendy Cukier, 2) ADaPT for Youth by Brian Robson, 3) The Bridge for Black Youth by Dr. Beverly-Jean Daniel, and 4) Ryerson's Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program: Driving Diversity in Cyber Security by Charles Finlay.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recommendations to advance diversity and inclusion in employment programs
  • Knowledge of future skills needed for diverse youth groups
  • Resources to provide youth with employment training and opportunities

Speakers
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Brian Robson

Director, Diversity Institute, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
As Director, Training Programs & Business Development, Brian oversees the action-research teams leading entrepreneurship and skills-training programs at Ryerson's Diversity Institute, such as ADaPT, WE-Hub and Newcomer Entrepreneurship Hub.
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Charles Finlay

Executive Director, The Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University
Charles Finlay founded the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst in 2018 with a vision to build Canada's leading hub for cybersecurity innovation and collaboration.
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Beverly-Jean Daniel

Assistant Professor, School of Child & Youth Care, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University
Dr. Beverly-Jean Daniel holds a PhD in sociology and equity studies in education, a master's in counselling and a Bachelor of Arts – honours in psychology and a graduate certificate in women and gender studies.
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Wendy Cukier

Founder & Academic Director, Ryerson University
Dr. Wendy Cukier is the Diversity Institute Founder, Academic Director of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub and Research Lead of the Future Skills Centre. She is the co-author of the bestseller, Innovation Nation: Canadian Leadership from Java to Jurassic Park and former VP... Read More →



Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

Onboarding Immigrant Employees in Gateway and Non-Gateway Locations
Canadian small-to-medium enterprises represent 54.2% of the gross domestic product (Conference Board Canada, 2018) and are experiencing a worker shortage (BDC, 2018) exacerbated by the pandemic (LMIC, 2020) despite available workers: immigrants (BDC, 2018). Workplace onboarding, employee attraction, hiring and skills training programs adapted to immigrants may improve this situation, particularly for companies in non-gateway locations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • To identify the common challenges and needs of immigrant workers
  • To outline effective immigrant onboarding strategies that improve retention
  • To identify effective immigrant onboarding in non-gateway locations

Speakers
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Alicia Piechowiak

PhD Candidate, Concordia University
Alicia Piechowiak is a practitioner and researcher in the field of education with expertise in new employee onboarding, immigrant workplace integration and workplace training, specifically in non-gateway cities and in the manufacturing sector.
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Saul Carliner

Professor, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor at Concordia University. Among his books is Career Anxiety. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning and President of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

The Role of Digital Technology in Career Development | Le rôle de la technologie numérique dans le développement de carrière
This presentation will aim to update and develop our understandings of the role of digital technologies in career development. The presentation will argue for the need to think of digital technology as both a tool and part of society. We will also focus on the metaphors that we can use to describe the relationship between digital technology and career.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand technology as a tool and as part of society
  • Understand six key metaphors that link technology and career
  • Explore how technology links to career pedagogy

Cette présentation visera à actualiser et à développer notre compréhension du rôle des technologies numériques dans le développement de carrière. On y plaidera pour la nécessité de penser la technologie numérique à la fois comme un outil et comme une partie de la société. Nous nous concentrerons également sur les métaphores que nous pouvons utiliser pour décrire la relation entre la technologie numérique et la carrière.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre la technologie comme un outil et comme une partie de la société
  • Comprendre six métaphores clés qui relient technologie et carrière       
  • Examiner comment la technologie est liée à la pédagogie de la carrière

Speakers
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Tristram Hooley

Professor | Professeur en éducation au choix de carrière, iCeGS, University of Derby | iCeGS, Université de Derby
Tristram Hooley is a researcher and writer on career and career guidance. He has published 10 books and numerous reports and articles. He holds professorial roles at three universities and writes the Adventures in Career Development blog at https://adventuresincareerdevelopment.wordpress.com/.Tristram... Read More →
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Thomas Staunton

Lecturer in Career Development | Chargé de cours en développement de carrière, iCeGS, University of Derby | iCeGS, Université de Derby
Thomas Staunton is a Lecturer in Career Development at the International Centre for Guidance Studies. Thomas's research interests focus on the way the internet and especially social media is changing the field of career development.Thomas Staunton est chargé de cours en développement... Read More →



Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

12:15 EST

A Future for Public Education Driven by Youth
The world is changing and education is key to Canada's success. Education systems must evolve to prepare students with the skills and competencies they need to contribute to the country's future. Featuring a dialogue with students and youth-serving organizations, this session will emphasize the importance of centring young people in the conversation if necessary change is to be achieved.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How can young people shape the future of public education?    
  • What does effective intergenerational collaboration look like?    
  • What changes would young people like to see in education?

Speakers
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Joy Liu

Policy Co-ordinator, Ontario Student Trustees' Association
Joy Liu was on the Executive Council of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association, a trustee on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and is a champion bilingual debater.
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Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
The Executive Director and a founder of People for Education, Annie Kidder has provided advice to policy-makers and government since the late 1990s, and her writing on education has been published in a range of media.
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Ilona Dougherty

Managing Director, The Youth & Innovation Project
Ilona Dougherty is the Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. In 2004, she co-founded Apathy is Boring, educating youth about democracy and encouraging them to vote.
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Lisa Wolff

Director, Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada
As the Director of Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada, Lisa Wolff works with diverse partners across issues and sectors to advocate for and with children and youth, to advance the rights of children in Canada.
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Stephen Mensah

Executive Director, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Stephen Mensah is a Ryerson University student and the Executive Director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the City of Toronto's official youth advisory body, where he aims to tackle issues revolving around equity in education.



Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:15 - 13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:00 EST

13:30 EST

Are Soft Skills Going the Way of POGS?
In a context of increasing concern about skills deficits in the workplace, discussion of soft skills (along with the various other terms used for the non-job specific skills needed to perform at work) has become inescapable. This session will provide an opportunity to take a critical look at the question of whether or not this attention is warranted.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Able to differentiate the types of skills needed for employment 
  • Have considered the relative importance of soft skills 
  • Arrive at their own conclusion regarding the future of soft skills 

Speakers
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Jeff Landine

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Jeff Landine is a Professor in the MEd Counselling program at the University of New Brunswick. When he isn't helping students develop their counselling skills, he spends much of his time talking and reading about employment and employability skills.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Career Services: Impact, Proof & New Evidence
In 2005, a survey of Canadian career development practitioners highlighted how we measured and reported the impact of our services. In 2021, new data provides a fresh take on how we demonstrate impact. In this session, we'll explore our relationship with evaluation and how we can build on identified strengths to prove our value and further demonstrate our impact.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the evolution of evaluation in the career development sector     
  • Examine current evaluation strengths and challenges in the sector    
  • Explore practical ways for the sector to demonstrate impact

Speakers
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Deirdre Pickerell

Dean Student Success, Yorkville University/Toronto Film School
Dr. Deirdre Pickerell is an award-winning career development leader. She has spent many years exploring the data that demonstrates impact of career services and has led the recent research teams examining evidence-based practice.
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Lynne Bezanson

Executive Director Emeritus, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Lynne Bezanson is Executive Director Emeritus of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), which means that she has been contributing to the career development field for a very long time and simply cannot stop!
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Enhancing Client Dignity within Career Development
Threats to client dignity are often unintentional, coming from well-meaning providers who are striving to help. This session provides career professionals with an understanding of the impact of their actions on client dignity and how they can use the guiding principles of career development to enhance rather than erode client dignity as they explore their career journey.  

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding of how client dignity impacts their interaction with CDP's 
  • How the Guiding Principles can support and enhance client dignity
  • Practical techniques to enhance client dignity

Speakers
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Andrew Bassingthwaigthe

Student Talent Coach, Brock University
Andrew Bassingthwaighte (CCDP) is a Student Talent Coach from Brock University in St. Catharines, ON working with students from a variety of disciplines and has worked in the UK and Canada for over 20 years.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Hired! How to Get the Zippy Gig
Based on my best-selling book, Hired!, this session is presented to the audience as the jobseeker and will benefit your clients. Highlights include my two-step resume formula that's helped jobseekers globally to land their new gigs! I'll also demystify how to interview like a pro and how to make a lasting impression at the end of the interview!

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to apply the 2-step resume formula to your resume    
  • 5 questions interviewers never ask, yet want the answers to!    
  • Clever ways to cover resume gaps & career pivots secrets

Speakers
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Sheila Musgrove

Founder & Author of Hired! & Unexpected Mentors, TAG Recruitment Group Inc.
Sheila Musgrove is the award-winning recruitment firm owner & author of best-selling book, Hired! How To Get The Zippy Gig, and Unexpected Mentors. She appears regularly on CTV Calgary as a job search and resume expert.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion with Mentoring
Mentoring is one of the most effective strategies for fostering an inclusive and diverse organizational culture, where employees can develop for their own benefit and that of their organization. In this presentation, mentoring expert Catherine Légaré will share cutting-edge practices in DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) and mentoring.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Best practices for fostering inclusion in the workplace    
  • The benefits of mentoring to effectively foster inclusive environments    
  • Conditions for a successful diversity and inclusion mentoring program

Speakers
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Catherine Légaré

Cofounder, Elo Mentoring
Catherine Légaré, PhD, is President and Founder of Academos, a mentoring app that helps students find their dream job, and co-founder of Elo, an app that offers mentoring to professionals and entrepreneurs.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Students' Perspectives on Careers and Career Development: 2022
Featuring insights from the 2021 Student Career Interests Report (a survey of over 16,000 post-secondary students), this presentation will provide the most authoritative look at today's students' mindset. Learn how students' attitudes toward career development, employers and the world of work are evolving as well as their expectations of their schools in terms of career development support and work opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to best support students' career development    
  • How to make a stronger case for student career development    
  • What today's students want from their careers

Speakers
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Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
As Canada's leading expert on student recruitment and engagement, Graham Donald has been providing research, training and strategic advice to the country's leading employers and educational institutions for more than 25 years.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

The Game of (University) Life
Can we do more to foster a mindset of curiosity, exploration and proactive planning as students navigate university life, juggling academic priorities, social and financial pressures, and progressing toward their desired career outcomes? In a unique collaboration, Scott Preston and Nat Perry are developing a game to highlight the importance of career planning for undergraduate students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore the use of serious games in career education 
  • Learn how career centres/practitioners/organizations and game designers can collaborate creatively 
  • Discover how games provide opportunities for new career/life planning conversations


Speakers
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Scott Preston

Associated Professor in the Department of Culture and Media Studies, University of New Brunswick
Scott Preston is Associated Professor in Media Studies at the University of New Brunswick. His research interests include tabletop game design, and the use of games in teaching and learning. He is the founder of Fredericton Tabletop Game Designers.
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Nat Perry

Career and Employment Advisor, University of New Brunswick
Nat Perry is a Career and Employment Advisor with the University of New Brunswick's Student Services and a graduate student in the MEd Counselling program in the Faculty of Education at UNB.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Virtual Services: Competencies CDPs Need for the Future | Services virtuels : les compétences dont les IDC ont besoin pour l’avenir
Career development practitioners (CDPs) have responded to the pandemic by transitioning their in-person services to virtual delivery as a response to COVID-19. Some have thrived in this new virtual environment, but many have struggled. Based on the Future Skills Centre research of BC's employment services sector, this session will provide recommendations for CDPs to develop their virtual service delivery competencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand emerging issues related to virtual services    
  • Self-evaluate competencies needed for virtual services    
  • Respond to building virtual service competencies within an organization
Les intervenants en développement de carrière (IDC) se sont adaptés à la pandémie de COVID-19 en faisant passer leurs services en personne à une prestation virtuelle. Certains ont bien réussi dans ce nouvel environnement virtuel, mais beaucoup d’autres ont eu de la difficulté. Basée sur la recherche du Future Skills Centre dans le domaine des services d’emploi de la Colombie-Britannique, cette séance fournira des recommandations pour aider les IDC à développer leurs compétences en matière de prestation de services virtuels.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les questions émergentes liées aux services virtuels
  • Autoévaluer les compétences nécessaires pour les services virtuels       
  • Répondre à la création de compétences en matière de services virtuels au sein d’une organisation

Speakers
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Janet Morris-Reade

CEO | Chef de la direction, ASPECT BC - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training
Janet Morris-Reade is the CEO of ASPECT BC (Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training). She works to provide leadership, education, advocacy and public awareness in support of community-based workforce development service providers.Janet Morris-Reade est... Read More →
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Roberta Borgen (Neault)

President | Président, Life Strategies ltd
Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDF-I, President, Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Project Director, CCDF is co-developer of the career engagement model and an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally.Roberta... Read More →
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Deborah Bromley

President | Présidente, ETHOS Career Management Group
Deborah Bromley is President & CEO of ETHOS, working in the industry for over 31 years. She has worked in government, non-profit and for-profit organizations in program development and delivery, as a career practitioner and program officer.Deborah Bromley est présidente et chef de... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

13:30 EST

Mobilizing Workplace Values to Achieve Job-Career Fit
In the context of "The Great Resignation," this session will use experiential discovery to highlight the importance of values and meaning at work and their contribution to employee engagement and wellness at work. The Inventory of Workplace Values (IWV) tool, part of the TRIMA psychometric system, will be presented. 

Participants who opt to complete an assessment in advance will benefit from understanding their personal IWV results through a collective interpretation.

INVENTORY OF WORKPLACE VALUES: To take full advantage of this session, request your Inventory of Workplace Values in advance. It takes only 15 minutes to complete your questionnaire. A report will be sent to you in the days preceding the session. It is not necessary to complete the assessment to join the session but it will enhance the experience. The final date that a participant can request/complete the questionnaire will be the day before the event, January 25, at midnight.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the linkage between values and meaning at work
  • Appreciating the IWV framework based on a psychometric model in the realm of job fit
  • Knowing how to use someone’s top 5 values at work

Speakers
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Jacques Gaumond

Executive Coach, Consultants Jacques Gaumond
Jacques Gaumond is a certified executive coach (ACC with ICF), consultant in talent development, certified TRIMA consultant and corporate director. He is a member of ACMP and CGIC and a former Senior Executive in the telecom and IT sectors, with national and international experie... Read More →
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Sophie Ménard

Training and Scientific Director, Solutions TRIMA inc.
Sophie Ménard is a PhD who teaches and practices research in the field of leadership and executive coaching. She leads the Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development centre of expertise at University of Ottawa. She is a certified executive coach (PCC with ICF and Master... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 13:30 - 14:15 EST

14:15 EST

Break | Pause
Wednesday January 26, 2022 14:15 - 14:30 EST

14:30 EST

Geared to Grow – Enhancing Career Development in Schools and Closing Comments | Viser la croissance – améliorer le développement de carrière dans les écoles et remarques de conclusion
A panel discussion with a primary focus on exploring "next practices" in career development within secondary schools. During this conversation, we hear from youth and practitioners on ways we can better support young people towards a meaningful career.    

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increased understanding of what currently exists within secondary schools    
  • Comprehensive insight into where improvements can be made
  • Understand the benefits of reconstructing current career development practices

Il s’agit d’une table ronde dont l’objectif principal est d’explorer les « prochaines pratiques » en matière de développement de carrière dans les écoles secondaires. Au cours de cette conversation, nous entendrons des jeunes et des intervenants nous parler de la façon dont nous pouvons mieux aider les jeunes à trouver une carrière intéressante.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Avoir une meilleure compréhension de ce qui se fait actuellement dans les écoles secondaires
  • Fournir un aperçu complet des améliorations possibles
  • Comprendre les avantages d’une refonte des pratiques actuelles en matière de développement de carrière

Speakers
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Christopher Duff

Executive Director | Directeur Général, Canadian Council For Youth Prosperity | Conseil canadien pour la réussite des jeunes
Christopher Duff currently serves as the Executive Lead at the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity, where he works to improve the system infrastructure in the youth workforce development ecosystem to help young people thrive in the labour market.Christopher Duff est actuellement... Read More →
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London Tanario Farris

London Tanario Farris studied and works in organizational, career and personal youth development. She is passionate about developing programming and leadership for holistic success.London Tanario Farris a étudié et travaille dans le domaine du développement organisationnel, professionnel... Read More →
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Tracy Luca-Huger

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives | Directrice, Partenariats et initiatives stratégiques, Mentor Canada
Tracy Luca-Huger currently serves as the Director, Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives and is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry.Tracy Luca-Huger occupe actuellement le poste de directrice... Read More →
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Sarah Vickery

Senior Manager, Youth and Program Services | Directrice principale, Services aux jeunes et aux programmes, Opportunity For All Youth | Opportunités pour tous les jeunes
Sarah Vickery is a dynamic and creative systems thinker with diverse program management experience in complex environments. Sarah is skilled in program design and iterative processes to develop and sustain results-driven programming.Sarah Vickery est une penseuse dynamique et créative... Read More →



Wednesday January 26, 2022 14:30 - 15:45 EST
 
Friday, February 4
 

12:00 EST

(Plenary Session: Introduction | Séance plénière : introduction) Crossing the Threshold into Liminal Space | Franchir le seuil de l’espace liminal
A time for reflection, creativity and the exploration of possibility. What are your next steps? How can you position yourself to leverage past learning and open up new options? Join us in crossing the threshold and prepare for the uncertainties of liminal space.

Un temps pour la réflexion, la créativité et l’exploration des possibilités Quelles sont les prochaines étapes pour vous? Comment pouvez-vous tirer parti des apprentissages passés et créer de nouvelles possibilités? Rejoignez-nous pour franchir le seuil et préparez-vous aux incertitudes de l’espace liminal.

Speakers
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Norm Amundson

Professor Emeritus | Professeur émérite, University of British Columbia | Université de la Colombie-Britannique
Norman Amundson is an Emeritus Professor from the University of British Columbia who has worked extensively in the career development field. His work is engaging and he emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors and hope.Norman Amundson... Read More →
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Andrea Fruhling

Founder, Coach, Facilitator | Fondatrice, accompagnatrice et facilitatrice, Doubleknot Works
Andrea Fruhling is a certified organizational and career coach, facilitator and Doubleknot founder. Her work ranges from mentoring and teaching coaching (University of British Columbia) to delivering career development workshops and training globally. Andrea’s work is creative... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 EST

12:30 EST

Break | Pause
Friday February 4, 2022 12:30 - 12:45 EST

12:45 EST

12:45 EST

Changing Concepts of Work
The value of work, the idea of the workplace, and the concept of the worker have all been challenged in the past two years. In reflecting on demographics, technology and changing values, what will the concepts of career and work mean to us in the next two years?

Speakers
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Hoda Kilani

Owner, Right Career Fit
Hoda Kilani, EdD, CPCC, is the founder of Right Career Fit, a company that supports young adults to realize their dreams. Hoda is on a mission to increase awareness of the value of career literacy
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Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Friday February 4, 2022 12:45 - 13:45 EST

12:45 EST

Future of Learning
Learning in all its forms has been changing throughout the pandemic. From hybrid classes in post-secondary to the rise of micro-credentials in the upskilling of displaced workers, how are you rethinking the place of learning within existing and future career pathways?

Speakers
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Tannis Goddard

CEO, MixtMode Consulting
Tannis Goddard, PhD, has spent 30 years creating, delivering, researching and evaluating multi-modal career services. Tannis has presented all over the world and now consults with governments and organizations as they develop new delivery approaches.
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Linda Pardy

Associate Dean of Students, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Linda Pardy is the Associate Dean of Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is recognized for her innovative career mapping project and her strategic implementation of career development theory into programming.


Friday February 4, 2022 12:45 - 13:45 EST

12:45 EST

Research in Practice
Contemporary and emerging career development research and theory allows us to bring fresh perspectives to our work and increase our impact with clients and learners. How is the application of research, theories and methods changing your practice in new and different ways?  

Speakers
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Seth Hayden

Associate Professor of Counseling, Wake Forest University
Dr. Seth C.W. Hayden is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Co-ordinator of the Clinical Mental Health program at Wake Forest University.
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Roberta Borgen (Neault)

President | Président, Life Strategies ltd
Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDF-I, President, Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Project Director, CCDF is co-developer of the career engagement model and an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally.Roberta... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 12:45 - 13:45 EST

12:45 EST

Social Justice & Diversity | Justice sociale et diversité
The past two years has brought a seismic shift in how career professionals view their role in the movement for social change. How can we advocate not only for social justice for clients and learners but also for equitable access to the field so that career developers are as diverse as the people they serve?

Ces deux dernières années, la façon dont les professionnels du développement de carrière considèrent leur rôle dans le mouvement pour le changement social a connu des transformations radicales. Comment pouvons-nous plaider non seulement pour la justice sociale pour les clients et les apprenants, mais aussi pour un accès équitable au domaine afin que les intervenants en développement de carrière soient aussi diversifiés que les personnes qu’ils servent?

Speakers
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Surranna Sandy

CEO | Chef de la direction, Skills for Change
Surranna Sandy is the Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Change. Prior to becoming the CEO of SfC, Surranna enjoyed a successful career as President and Founder of Surcorp Group.Surranna Sandy est la directrice générale de Skills for Change. Avant d’occuper ce poste, elle a... Read More →
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JP Michel

Founder, SparkPath
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge Mindset and the Challenge Cards. This approach to career exploration is now used in hundreds of schools and post-secondary institutions around the world.


Friday February 4, 2022 12:45 - 13:45 EST

13:45 EST

Break | Pause
Friday February 4, 2022 13:45 - 14:00 EST

14:00 EST

14:00 EST

Advocating for Career Development
Career development still only gets limited recognition outside the field despite its transformative potential for peoples in Canada. Governments, employers and individuals need to better understand what it is and what it can do for them. How are we building the profile, vitality and sustainability for career development in this country?

Speakers
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Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.
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Sarah Delicate

Director, BBMD Consulting Inc.
Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt have collectively spent 60+ years in the employment services sector. As practitioners and consultants, they bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment programming.


Friday February 4, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 EST

14:00 EST

Innovations in Counselling | Innovations en matière d’orientation
In our fast-evolving world and labour markets, career development is needed more than ever to help people chart their career plans and navigate a multitude of transitions. What are some innovations in effective career counselling/coaching techniques that you feel are critical to the delivery of your services to clients or learners?

Dans notre monde et nos marchés du travail qui évoluent rapidement, le développement de carrière est plus que jamais nécessaire pour aider les gens à établir leurs plans de carrière et à faire face à une multitude de transitions. Quelles sont les innovations en matière de techniques efficaces d’orientation professionnelle et d’encadrement qui, selon vous, sont essentielles à la prestation de vos services aux clients ou aux apprenants?

Speakers
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure agrégée, Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia Dionne, c.o. est professeure agrégée au Département d’orientation professionnelle de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle s’intéresse à l’intervention en groupe auprès des adultes en transition ou en situation de précarité.
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Rob Straby

Professor | Professeur, Conestoga College
Rob Straby has followed his passion for innovation in career development since 1986. A professor in the Career Development Professional program at Conestoga College, he has a keen interest in the development of skills mastery.  Rob Straby poursuit sa passion pour l’innovation dans... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 EST

14:00 EST

Reconciliation in Action
According to the TRC, reconciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and includes awareness of the past, acknowledgement of harm done, and action to change behaviour. How can career development contribute to reconciliation in Canada?

Speakers
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Kathy Offet-Gartner

President/Counsellor, CCPA/Mount Royal University
Kathy Offet-Gartner is a counselling psychologist, career practitioner and the current President of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Kathy was part of the working groups for the updated Code of Ethics for both CCPA and the new CDP Competency Framework.
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Gray Poehnell

Career Life Coach, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell is an author, trainer and presenter who seeks to equip people to create a better story for their life/career journey, by exploring holistic approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality, creativity, imagination and integrity.


Friday February 4, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 EST

14:00 EST

Rethinking K-12
We know that the current system does not optimally prepare all young people to exit high school equipped with a sense of purpose, the social-emotional skills to succeed in life, and the resilience to reach their goals. How do we bring real-world relevance that drives student imagination into K-12?

Speakers
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Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
The Executive Director and a founder of People for Education, Annie Kidder has provided advice to policy-makers and government since the late 1990s, and her writing on education has been published in a range of media.
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Adriano Magnifico

Career and Entrepreneurship Consultant, Louis Riel School Division Arts and Technology Centre
Adriano Magnifico has taught senior high school English and Career Development for 35 years. In 1995, he created the Career Internship Program, a multi-award-winning venture that meshes career development with traditional courses, and which continues to this day. He is chair of the... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 14:00 - 15:00 EST

15:00 EST

Keynote Address | Allocution : Redefining Resilience
Resilience is a powerful skill that can be developed. It is the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. It requires developing positive adaptation processes to help overcome the challenges we face and intentional reflection to build confidence in our strengths and abilities. It also involves interventions that support and develop objective reasoning, possibility thinking, perseverance and self-trust. This talk will focus not only on bouncing back from the difficulties we encounter, but also on learning and growing from them to achieve higher levels of performance. Resilience allows us to get back to the level of functionality that we were at before we experienced the challenge. Redefining it allows us to thrive. This is how we turn challenges into opportunities.

Speakers
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Dr. Rumeet Billan

Leadership, Emotional Resilience and Mental Health Expert | Experte en leadership, en résilience émotionnelle et en santé mentale, Viewpoint Leadership Inc.
Dr. Rumeet Billan is an award-winning, internationally recognized entrepreneur, learning architect, speaker, author and humanitarian. She is the President and CEO of Viewpoint Leadership and an expert on Psychological Capital. Dr. Billan completed her PhD at the University of Toronto... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 15:00 - 16:00 EST