Nothing sweetens the end of summer quite like the beginning of conference season. There are many opportunities for learning and networking for people with interests in career development at conferences this September. (Bonus: read to the end for a couple of calls for presenters open now!)
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2019 | Whistler
The central themes for 2019 are leadership, safety and well-being, which help create the conditions for people, businesses and society to thrive. Participants will have the opportunity to meet leaders in employee wellness, compensation and benefits planning, leadership development, disability and absence management, and more.
Sept. 21-24, 2019 | Edmonton
This year’s conference is around the theme of “Inspired Change.” Breakout session topics include cannabis in the workplace, economic development and AI, and investment in smaller communities.
Sept. 5-6, 2019 | Toronto
This event will delve into the rapidly changing labour market on an industry-by-industry basis. Participants will learn about the impact of technology, globalization, self-employment and gig employment as they relate to sectors such as construction, professional services, health care, social services, natural resources, trades, technology and creative occupations.
Sept. 16-18, 2019 | London
This conference will bring together over 500 leaders from across Canada’s social innovation landscape around the theme of “Communities Leading Innovation.” Presentation topics include increasing youth-led social innovation, charting the new economy, future-proofing local economies and social enterprise.
Sept. 20, 2019 | Kingston
Featuring keynotes and presentations on many topics including resilience, LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, cannabis, mentorship and disruption.
Career Guidance for Inclusive Society – International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance
Sept. 11-13, 2019 | Bratislava, Slovakia
Conference reflection areas include: “inclusive society in the age of precariat,” “career guidance breaking the shell,” “transition economies: career guidance as a ‘luxury,'” “from Industry 4.0 to inclusive society 4.0,” and “career guidance and democratic participation.”
Open calls for presenters
Oct. 27-28, 2019 | Blue Mountain, ON
Proposals due: Sept. 9, 2019
OCEA is seeking presenters who excel in their areas of expertise and can deliver captivating and educational presentations to inspire new and experienced teachers who are involved with co-operative education, SHSM (Specialist High Skills Majors), OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) and all other forms of experiential learning.
April 28-29, 2020 | Vancouver
Proposals due: July 22, 2019
The CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference welcomes proposals for 60-, 75- and 90-minute sessions. Presentation topics should fit within the areas of organizational effectiveness and strategy, personal and professional enrichment, talent management, or employment law and legislation.
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