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Tips & Training

Upcoming webinars for career professionals and their clients

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Looking for some new strategies, tips or learnings to apply with your clients/students this fall? These webinars, taking place this September and October, offer many opportunities to boost your knowledge.

Building Empathy: Strenghtening your connections with clients (CERIC and NSCDA)

Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

This webinar series presented by Dr Cindy Hamon-Hill will dissect the multidimensional construct of empathy. It will examine the psychological underpinnings of various types of empathy, raise awareness of and gain greater insight into our own empathic tendencies, and learn skills for managing and modifying those responses. Participants will develop skills for bridging the empathy gap, enabling the ability to repair any disconnect and respond genuinely to the needs of their clients.

Working with Third-Party Providers to Support International Students’ Career Development (NCDA)

Sept. 24, 2019 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT

This webinar aims to help career development professionals increase their awareness and gain more knowledge regarding the ethical and effective use of third-party providers and resources as additional resources.

The NCDA also has a webinar coming up on Oct. 8, 2019 on “Brain Based Career Development (BBCD): The Neuroscience Coaching Approach That Helps Clients Take Action.”

The critical importance of self-care and burnout prevention for helping professionals (CERIC and BCCDA)

Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 6, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

In this webinar series presented by Dr Joti Samra, participants will be provided with an understanding of how to enhance your overall sense of psychological health and wellness, both in and out of the workplace. They will also learn how cumulative stress impacts people over time, how burnout and compassion fatigue manifest in our personal and professional lives, and evidence-based preventative approaches that can be taken to enhance personal and professional resiliency and prevent psychological harm.

Wired to Become: The Neuroscience of Purpose (Asia Pacific Career Development Association)

Sept. 25/26 | Check your time zone

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn the brain science of purpose and why it fuels human motivation around the world
  • Discover how purpose can enhance engagement, productivity, leadership and retention
  • Identify ways to intentionally leverage the power of purpose to increase their organization’s success

The APCDA also has a webinar on “Social Media in Career Services: From Delivering Information to Co-careering” taking place Oct. 24/25.

Preparing Your Organization for the Future of Work Through Learning (HR.com)

Sept. 25, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Advancements in artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics are all expected to automate many of the jobs people do today. An organization’s ability to reskill and upskill its employees will be essential to retaining talent, while a proven commitment to employee growth will be required to attract new hires. In this webinar, participants will see why organizations that foster a culture of learning will have the upper hand addressing these challenges.

HR.com also has upcoming webinars on Oct. 2, 2019 on “Coping with the Epidemic of Stress and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace” and “The Impact of Mindfulness, Resiliency, and Gratitude on Employee Well-being.”

Mastering Your Job Search (ACCES Employment)

Sept. 30, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

While the job search journey is unique to each individual, there are many common questions, experiences and challenges. Join an RBC Recruitment expert to learn the answers to top job search questions.

ACCES Employment has several upcoming webinars that may be of interest to career practitioners’ clients/students, including:

  • Leadership in Today’s Ever-Changing Workplace (Oct. 3)
  • How to Find Engineering Jobs in Canada (Oct. 8)
  • Making Sense of Coffee-Chats (Oct. 10)
  • Canadian Resume Styles (Oct. 15)
LinkedIn – multiple webinars

Multiple dates, starting Oct. 1, 2019

Be A Change Agent: Increase Hard-to-Employ Employment Motivation! (National Association of Workplace Development Professionals)

Oct. 8, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. EST

This session is packed with new field-tested motivation approaches that you can put into any type of program working with any hard-to-employ population. Get the practical tools you need to take clients’ anti-work attitude and turn it into a springboard to employment motivation.

Supervision in Career Counselling with Variously Qualified Service Providers (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association)

Oct. 9, 2019 | 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. EST

The title “career counsellor” is used inconsistently across settings where career development services are provided. It is perhaps easiest to understand what career counselling is – and what services are not career counselling – by comparing the various kinds of career development services out there. This webinar will also discuss how best to provide appropriate supervision to career counsellors (and all client-facing staff) in settings where various services are being provided by variously qualified individuals, which is common in post-secondary career centres.

Taking an active role to improve employee mental health (The Conference Board of Canada)

Oct. 10, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. EST

In this session, experts will share case studies illustrating how employers are deploying virtual care solutions to help employees gain access to licensed mental health professionals who confirm diagnoses and treatment plans, navigate available resources and help employees improve their mental health.

Disability Inclusion, Assimilation and Success – Lessons from JP Morgan Chase and Coca-Cola (RespectAbility)

Oct. 16, 2019 | 1:30 p.m. EST

Companies in a variety of industries are working hard to hire more and more people with disabilities. As such, companies need to better understand how to make disability a key part of their diversity and inclusion strategies. RespectAbility invites participants to join this conversation with some of the nation’s leading experts on disability, inclusion and success.

The Autism Advantage (Career Development Association of Australia)

Oct. 23, 2019 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m. AEDT

This webinar presented by Specialisterne’s Steph Carayannis will provide an in-depth understanding of autism as well as highlight some of the unique strengths and talents that autistic individuals possess and how these skills can be transferred into employment. Additionally, this webinar will define potential challenges that may arise when working with autistic individuals as well as strategies and tips for working together.

Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice (CERIC)

Oct. 25, Nov. 1 and Nov. 4, 2019 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

This free webinar series will further explore CERIC’s new Career Theories and Models at Work publication, following the popularity of its first webinar series on the book, which drew more than 1,000 participants. The webinars will be presented by authors Mei Tang, USA (“Enhancing Accordance Between Person and Environment Through an Ecological Career Counselling Approach”); Kimberly A.S. Howard, USA (“Developmentally Aligned Career Programming for PK-12 Students: The Conceptions of the Career Choice and Attainment Model”); and Tom Luken, Netherlands (“An Innovative Acceptance and Commitment Approach to Career Theory and Practice – Why, What and How?”).


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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
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 Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
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 Global Studies program.
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