The new year has unleashed a flood of professional development opportunities – including ones you can engage in from the comfort of your desk chair. Below are webinars being offered this winter from a variety of organizations on topics such as resume bias, preparing students for the future of work, writing skills and K-12 career development. Many are offered free.
Jan. 21 | 2:00 p.m. ET
We talk a lot these days about having a sense of purpose in our leadership. But what does it actually mean and how do we find it in our everyday work? How do we foster purpose within our teams and organizations so that people will feel connected to us as leaders, the work, and each other? Does having a sense of purpose really matter?
Jan. 22 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Check your time zone)
Whether writing a resume, a cover letter or an email, you need to understand how readers engage with, process and use information. This knowledge is key to maintaining your readers’ attention, and helping them to comprehend your message. This webinar will help you strengthen your ability to write highly readable content that your audience will find engaging and is easy to translate into action.
Jan. 22 | 11 a.m. PT
Few things sabotage a healthy employer-employee relationship as effectively as unmet expectations. There’s an inherent reluctance to define and express expectations: employers don’t want to overpromise, employees don’t want to seem ungrateful and both sides may still be exploring their goals for the future. But when you have open conversations with your employees, you can forge lasting agreements and align employee career paths with your organization’s needs.
All hands on deck: Preparing students for the future of work by building partnerships with all stakeholders (NCDA)
Jan. 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
As the workforce landscape continues to evolve, many career development challenges arise for students in the K-12 setting. In order to provide youth with meaningful career connections while they are in school, authentic learning experiences and partnerships need to be established with key stakeholders.
Jan. 28 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
Culture is changing at the speed of technology and society. That’s why, in 2020, companies are discovering new ways to address culture issues and create workplaces that help people thrive. Join O.C. Tanner’s Christina Chau, Senior Content Manager, and Claude Werder, Vice President and Principal HCM Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, as they provide their vision on how to shape a winning culture in this era of constant change.
Targeting our youth: A plan for engaging K-12 education systems (National Association of Workforce Development Professionals)
Jan. 28 | 3 p.m. ET
Beyond the walls of the career development programs that are offered to students while in pursuit of a high school diploma, what activities will connect school-age youth who are out of school so that both student groups find hope in the next level of higher education and career access? Additionally, how do these activities aim to mitigate the high school dropout rate?
Jan. 30 | 1 p.m. ET
Job hunting can be challenging in today’s market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way.
Feb. 4 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET
Understanding how recruiters assess and hire immigrant talent is crucial for employment counsellors and career developers to help newcomers succeed in the Canadian labour market. Gain insights into new recruitment trends and interview formats, the skills and competencies hiring managers are seeking, and interview preparation strategies.
Feb. 7 | 12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Check your local time zone)
This session will review implicit name, gender, age and motherhood bias and how bias manifests in resume review. We will also learn ways minorities are beating bias by “whitening” their resumes, and what WE can do to diminish implicit bias in resume review.
The science of teenage brains and making timely career decisions (Career Development Association of Australia)
Feb. 10 | Check your local time zone
How do we integrate information about brain development into career practice? Should we know more about this science to inform our career practice? If we do, how will our practice change? Development of the brain is a complicated ongoing process that as a profession we need to know more about if we are to help more effectively in the field of careers.
Feb. 19 | 2:00 p.m. ET
As a participant, you will get an overview of who makes up the more than 60 million people who live with some form of physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health, or other disability in the United States. Gain a basic understanding of how disability intersects with multiple content areas, from employment and poverty to criminal justice reform and education. You also will receive 10 key tips on how you can welcome, respect and include people with disabilities in your important work.
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