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Webinars for career professionals in March and April 2020

What’s the best way to beat the winter blues and welcome in spring? Learning something new! Check out these webinars – both free and paid – on a wide variety of subjects including leadership, self-awareness and career exploration, early years career development, resume myths, client mental health and serving clients on the autism spectrum.

Keeping Youth and Vulnerable Workers Safe in the New Economy (The Conference Board of Canada)

March 5 | 2:00 pm ET

Register for this free webinar to hear tips on the issues to consider when attracting and retaining young and new workers:

  • Ensuring healthy, diverse and respectful work environments
  • A focus on occupational safety and health injuries
  • Resources to manage stressful working conditions
  • Consideration for work-life conflict
  • Training and mentorship programs
  • Purposeful work with a visible career path
Self-awareness – The leadership superfood of the 21st century (Psychometrics)

March 5 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

Objective feedback can be tough to swallow but it is necessary for the growth and development of leaders. In this webinar, we’ll explore the importance of self-awareness for leaders, what self-awareness really brings to leadership, and tips on gathering and incorporating productive feedback into your leadership development programs.

Making data your superpower: How to create a compelling nonprofit story (Ontario Nonprofit Network)

March 11 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Do you like the idea of storytelling with your data but have no idea where to start? Is data making your policy asks better or weaker? Dig into what data can actually do to improve how you work toward your mission and how you interact with clients, partners, supporters and other stakeholders.

Why can’t I just focus? Work on vs. in your day (CPHR)

March 12 | 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • The power of a RESET approach to become laser focused
  • Know the internal/external triggers creating lack of focus and bust them
  • Focus IS a cultivated habit; tools/practices to cultivate yours
  • Practices to cultivate discipline and commitment
  • How to flip your mindset story toward success habits
Activating the Power of Youth Voice in Mentoring (MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership)

March 19 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. ET

Youth mentoring programs are dedicated to serving youth and ensuring that young people have the tools and supports necessary to succeed and achieve their goals. But how do mentoring programs ensure that young people’s voices are accounted for when discussing issues and experiences, and creating programming that directly impacts and affects them? This webinar will discuss the importance of youth voice in mentoring, and ways mentoring programs can leverage the potential of youth voice and engage young people in their programs so that they feel included and represented.

Myfuture webinar: Self-awareness and career exploration (Career Development Association of Australia)

March 24 | Check your time zone

Knowing your interests, skills, values and motivations is an important first step in making career decisions. In order to evaluate the suitability of the options available, it is important to give yourself time to reflect on who you are and what you would gain satisfaction from doing. In this webinar, Lizzie Knight will explain how taking a careful inventory of your current values, interests, skills and personal qualities can help to guide your future career choices.

Integrating career development in the early grades (NCDA)

March 24 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

This presentation by Ed Hidalgo will explore the World of Work™ Initiative, a career development framework developed and deployed across the 28 K-8 schools in the Cajon Valley Union School District in El Cajon, California. The initiative is a research-based framework for teachers to integrate career development in their classrooms and leverages research frameworks such as the Holland RIASEC.

Optimizing resumes: Extinguishing myths and misconceptions (Career Professionals of Canada)

March 18 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Many of our assumptions about resume writing are outdated and need to be updated. Join us for a robust discussion on current strategies for resume writing. We’ll uncover new ideas in resume optimization to tackle client barriers, applicant tracking systems, social media and more.

Empowering Career Seekers Through Coaching (National Association of Workforce Development Professionals)

Five-part series starting April 1 | 11 a.m. ET

The first webinar in this series will focus on how to “Create a winning strategy” with clients. Through the development of a “game plan” to effectively work with job seekers, career coaches will help their customers identify their talents and skills and assess their strengths. Tools and solutions to help career coaches encourage successful development of their customers will be discussed.

Your impact on mental health: How your career development practice promotes client mental health (CERIC)

April 3 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

This free webinar, presented by Dave Redekopp of Life-Role Development Group and Michael Huston, Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, will summarize the broad-ranging effects of career development and their associated mental health benefits. It will also review some of the mechanisms underlying career development’s role in mental health and describe how, by adjusting one’s intentions, these positive mental health outcomes can be achieved more effectively in your career development practice.

The career development professional’s guide to effectively serving clients living on the Autism spectrum (CERIC and CASE)

April 15, 22 & 29 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

This webinar series will focus on helping career practitioners to understand how people who live on the spectrum think and process information differently and the impact of these differences on employment. The series will help practitioners to empower their practice and effectively support high-functioning individuals living with Autism, Asperger’s and Verbal Learning Disorder.

The jobs of tomorrow – How do we prepare for them? (Asia Pacific Career Development Association)

April 19/April 20 | Check your time zone

People are talking about the obliteration of jobs, emergent jobs currently unknown, and what governments, firms and individuals might do to better plan and prepare themselves for these changes. Amid the flurry of ideas about the future of work and jobs, where does the career practitioner stand? What is our role in all these changes?

Career Theories and Models at Work (CERIC)

April 20, 24, 27 & May 1 | Check your time zone

This free webinar series offers the opportunity to further explore the career theories and models compiled in CERIC’s book Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice. Webinars will be presented by chapter authors Jon Woodend (Making Sense of Career Transitions Through the Theory of Work Adjustment), Louis Cournoyer (An Adaptive Decision-making Approach to Career Counselling), Simon Viviers (Psychological Health at Work: The Importance of Taking Care of Our Work and Defending Our Occupation) and David L. Blustein (Psychology of Working Theory: A Transformative Approach to Work and Career). Recordings of the webinars will feature captioning in both English and French.

Retain and Gain: How career ownership is transforming nonprofits and charities (Charity Village)

April 30 | 1:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will be presented by Lisa Taylor, author of CERIC’s Retain and Gain: Career Management for Non-profits and Charities. This webinar will focus on how new approaches to career ownership and the relationships between employers and employees are affecting the sector. Prepare to have your own career thinking challenged and to be inspired to reconsider what it means to have a non-profit career.


Did we miss an upcoming webinar for career professionals? Leave a comment below or email lindsay@ceric.ca with details. 

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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 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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