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Virtual events and webinars for career professionals in July 2020

This article covers webinars and conferences for career professionals in July 2020. Connect with thought leaders and brush up on your skills from the comfort of home as we continue to weather the COVID-19 storm.

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The Talent Revolution ­– Longevity and the Future of Work (BCCDA)

July 8

The Talent Revolution, presented by Lisa Taylor – author of the book by the same name – exposes work-life longevity as the most influential driver transforming today’s workplace – a competitive edge for organizations smart enough to capitalize on it. Through case studies, metrics, strategies and tactics, this webinar will explore the impact of workforce demographics on the future of work and provides new, actionable strategies for turning an aging workforce into a competitive advantage.

Preparing Students with Disability for Workforce Success (Career Development Association of Australia)

July 8

In this panel discussion, career practitioners will hear from experts in disability, inclusion, advocacy and employability, who will discuss the range of visible and hidden barriers jobseekers with disability face, provide practical insights into strategies for career practitioners, and highlight best practice examples of programs and supports available.

Overcoming Hiring & Workplace Bias: Tools for Career Service Providers (Career Thought Leaders Consortium)

July 8

This session will share practical approaches that any career service provider can use to guide Black clients in:

  • Building and maintaining a network to uncover opportunities
  • Overcoming biases in the hiring process from the application or resume to the interview
  • Adjusting mindset to feel empowered in their search and to achieve success once hired
  • Standing out and building their social capital to position themselves for promotion
Improving employee engagement: Using creativity, vocational fulfillment and your team’s collective wisdom to co-create community (CharityVillage)

July 9

There is a direct relationship between high levels of vocational fulfillment and enhanced quality of service. In this webinar, learn strategies to help you tap into the capacity and creativity of your team members to create space for their unique contribution. You will explore mindsets, approaches and tools that not only support the people in your organization but also become a source of self-discovery for you. Walking the talk is one of the most powerful ways to lead.

Implications of Covid-19 on Canadian Immigration and Businesses (CPHR Manitoba)

July 9 

The ongoing pandemic has impacted Canada’s immigration and mobility programs significantly. The government, which was originally seeking to attract hundreds of thousands of immigrants this year, is now putting in place new travel restrictions in order curb the spread of the virus. Join Envoy’s Canadian immigration experts, Marina Falkina and Jim Yang, to better understand the changes to Canadian immigration and mobility, and how they might impact employers and talent in the region.

Trauma: Signs, signals and who walks in the door (ASPECT BC)

July 9

This webinar presents a timely and valuable look at trauma-informed practice in the employment sector. You will learn the following:

  • A review of signs, signals and language that may indicate trauma histories
  • Strategies for checking out assumptions
  • Some specific COVID related trauma information
Call for Presentations – 2020 Virtual Let’s Get To Work Conference (Manitoba Association for Career Development)

Due July 10

The Manitoba Association for Career Development invites you to submit a presentation proposal for Let’s Get to Work Virtual Conference to be held on Nov. 6, 2020. This annual conference allows people and organizations an opportunity to exchange information, explore innovative approaches in the area of career counselling, and career development.

How Microsoft One Note Can Support Students’ Executive Functioning (Neil Squire)

July 14

We use executive function every day. They are a set of mental skills that help us to learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things. This webinar will explore executive functioning and will provide insight as to how Microsoft One Note supports those who have trouble with executive function. One Note can help level the playing field for students.

Career Trends in the New Normal (APCDA)

July 14

 This interactive session will explore what the “new normal” means for career practitioners and their clients and what it would look like to have more readiness for a future which will be increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and changing. The webinar will look at what evolving industries could mean for career planning and developing personal strategies to create resilient careers.

Career trends in the new normal (APCDA)

July 14/15

This webinar will explore what the “new normal” means for career practitioners and their clients and what it would look like to have more readiness for a future in a higher volatile, uncertain, complex and changing time ahead. It will look at what that could mean for how to plan and have personal strategies to create resilient careers.

Virtual Global Career Development Conference (NCDA) 

July 14-16

Join your career development peers this July for a value-packed virtual event and gain access to a community-boosting collection of activities that foster knowledge and the feeling of connection.

Campus Recruiting Forum (Brainstorm Strategy Group)

July 14-16

The Campus Recruiting Forum brings together experts, experienced recruiters, insightful campus professionals, researchers and others to advance the skills and best practices of employers across North America. This special edition Virtual Campus Recruiting Forum will provide you with what you need to attract, engage, and recruit the talent your organization depends on for the future.

Using Hope-Action Theory: Strategies for Career Development in Uncertain Times (Career Industry Council of Australia)

July 16

This webinar introduces participants to the Hope-Action Theory (Niles, Amundson, & Yoon, 2010). Hope-Action Theory addresses the need for hope as the foundation for engaged career development by teaching strategies for creating and sustaining action-oriented hope. Additionally, participants will learn hope-action meta-competencies for actively engaged career planning. Finally, the Hope-Action Inventory will be introduced and its use illustrated through a brief case study example.

Counsellors Against Racism (CCPA)

July 17  

This webinar will discuss:

  • How racism affects individuals and systems in Canada.
  • How we can de-condition our own minds and actions
  • How to have conversations about race
How Employers Can Bring People Together Through Inclusion (Brandon Hall Group)

July 29

Most organizations believe diversity and inclusion is a powerful driver of business goals, according to Brandon Hall Group’s latest research. However, the majority don’t leverage the strategies, programs and processes to build an inclusive culture of diverse talent. This webinar will share insights about how the power of inclusion can drive real change in businesses and communities.

Helping Clients Navigate the Agile Workforce (Career Professionals of Canada)

Free webinar replay available throughout July

This webinar defines on-demand workforce language and examine the characteristics of an agile workforce. It delves into real-life case studies featuring three employees working in a flexible staffing model. It explore show to positively support clients as they navigate a work world that is shifting and changing.

CACUSS ON-Line (Canadian Association of College & University Student Services) – Multiple webinars

June-September 

CACUSS ON-line is a national gathering of passionate student affairs professionals delivering virtual content on trending issues related to higher education. Its July webinar offerings include:

  • Suicidal Behaviour: Creating a Caring and Compassionate Circle of Care Through Campus-Community Collaboration
  • Exploring Behavioural Intervention Teams in a Modern Day Post-Secondary Landscape
  • Supporting Career Development for LGBTQ+ Students: Partnerships, Tools and Approaches
  • Nurture Student Confidence with Online Orientation
  • Getaway Families Fills a Gap: Facilitating Connections between International Students and Local Families
  • Holistic Identity Development in Undergraduate Students
  • Community of Practice in Action: Research, Assessment, Evaluation
  • Developing an Integrated Student Affairs Curriculum
  • The Creation and Implementation of a Certificate in Accessibility Workshop Series for Students

 

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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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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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