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Tuesday, May 24

10:00 am - 1pm

Cost: $100


Optional Extra:  Professional Development Institute:  Guiding Principles of Career Development: Career Work in Action by Riz Ibrahim

This immersive and interactive session will put you in touch with first principles as we explore the Guiding Principles of Career Development developed by CERIC. This session will consider each of the eight Guiding Principles that define career development today. We will examine how each applies to your practice now and what each means within the context of an increasingly dynamic global labour market and the fluid nature of “career.”

Through facilitated discussion with a room of your peers, learn how you can activate these principles in your work using six newly released Career Work in Action Plans. Each Action Plan is focused on a specific client group:  High School-Age Youth, Post-Secondary Students, Educated and Underemployed Adults, Job-Seekers Unemployed Long Term, Seniors Transitioning to Retirement and Immigrant Populations. The Action Plans provide relevant conversational starting points, concrete interventions and engaging activities for five key areas of career support:

  • Self-exploration – Helping clients figure out who they are and what they want
  • Decision-making – Supporting clients at key points of decision-making
  • Support through transition – Encouraging, coaching, supporting, advising through transition
  • Future thinking – Helping clients think ahead, anticipate future challenges and strategize around how to respond
  • Mental health ­– Providing support around mental health and well-being issues as they relate to career

Each attendee will receive a complete set of Action Plans that we’ll use during the session to participate in hands-on skill-building.

Riz Ibrahim is the Executive Director of CERIC. Mr Ibrahim 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. Additionally,  Mr Ibrahim  oversees all areas within CERIC’s mandate including the Cannexus National Career Development Conference, the CareerWise and OrientAction content websites, the peer-reviewed Canadian Journal of Career Development (CJCD), and a host of internal and external projects including national surveys of Canadians’ perceptions about career planning and about career development and the workplace.

Tuesday, May 24

3 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $30


Optional Extra:  Enabling Village Virtual Interactive Tour

Enabling Village is a community space where people with different abilities can move independently, where they can feel accepted for who they are, and be valued for their contributions. Enabling Village is an inclusive space that represents a fresh approach to social businesses and community building.

Learn about assistive technologies, social inclusivity and empowerment of people with disabilities through employment. Be inspired to deepen your human touch. Find out what you can do to create a more inclusive society, through a tour of this special village in Singapore.

  • Enabling Village: Discover this "hidden" village in Redhill, where a special place was created for everyone to feel accepted.
  • Playground Block: Explore various services that have been created to include people with different needs.
  • Inclusive Playground: Most playground have obstacles that are difficult for children in wheelchairs. Discover an inclusive playground where everyone can play!
  • Amphitheatre: Hear about how an event space was made inclusive for all, by implementing Universal Design.
  • Village Green: Learn about how technology can help people with disabilities. also, discover the creativity of children with Autism.
  • Hive & Academy: Explore various places in EV where support can be provided for those who need them, and how we can become a more caring society.

This tour uses Zoom

Friday, May 27

10:00 am - 1 pm

Cost: $100


Optional Extra:  Professional Development Institute: 5 Keys to Helping People Start Careers by Elisabeth Sanders-Park

Most people can get a job without much help from us. Right now, the world's employers are begging for talent so even people with barriers can get hired... but is it enough?! Everyone deserves to do work that makes sense for them. This interactive session led by Elisabeth Sanders-Park (master virtual trainer and author of 'No One Is Unemployable' and 'The 6 Reasons You'll Get the Job.') will build your competence and confidence as you help people start careers that work for them. As a result of the session, you will be able to:

  • use a simple, powerful, 5-step system to assess what a client needs now,
  • uncover an individual's personal motivation and tie it to employment.
  • cast a compelling career vision and determine where they can get on the path today,
  • discover proof of qualifications from non-employment and non-traditional sources,
  • identify what can get an individual screened out so they can overcome it,
  • consider 4 things to craft individualized job search strategies so they land fast.

Elisabeth Sanders-Park is a celebrated careers author, speaker, and thought leader. She has written two books, more than 80 tools, and the 'Working with Difficult Clients' column in the Career Network's international newsletter. She has been awarded the National Career Development Association's 'Career Development Practitioner of the Year' designation. In the last 20+ years, she has trained more than 30,000 employment/career practitioners the U.S., Canada, and Australia impacting the lives of more than 1 million job seekers. As President of WorkNet Solutions, her mission is to equip and inspire career development practitioners and organizations across the globe. She is known for delivering practical wisdom with humor and hope.

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