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October 2020 webinars for career professionals

These webinars, taking place in October, cover a range of topics including career theories, self-employment for people with disabilities and technology in career services.

Interested in other online learning opportunities? Check out our compilation of “Virtual conferences for career professionals in fall 2020.”

Career Theories and Models at Work (CERIC)

Oct. 5 & 19

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. The first webinar will be presented by Jim Bright (Australian Catholic University) on “COVID, Chaos and Careers: Using the Chaos Theory of Careers to Navigate Uncertainty.” The second, on “Career Engagement: Re-Aligning Challenge and Capacity in Chaotic Times,” will be presented by Roberta Borgen (Neault) and Deirdre Pickerell of Life Strategies Ltd.

Career Development Beyond Job Titles: How K-12 is Using Challenges to Prepare Students for an Exciting Future (NCDA)

Oct. 6

During this presentation by JP Michel (SparkPath), participants will learn about how K-12 leaders are using career education to promote equity, inclusion and achievement. The webinar will explore three case studies as well as discuss student impact. Practical strategies and Challenge mindset activities will be discussed.

Mindfulness in Education – a Trauma-Sensitive Approach (CCPA)

Oct. 6

This webinar will cover topics including:

  • What is mindfulness in an educational context?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How can it be practised?
  • How stress and trauma affect the brain
  • Trauma-sensitive mindfulness modifications
Cultivating a Civil, Respectful and Safe Workplace (The Conference Board of Canada)

Oct. 8

In this webinar, Dr. Bill Howatt will discuss the real costs of incivility and strategies to promote a psychologically safe workplace – whether it be within a physical workplace or within a dispersed remote workforce.

Successful Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship for People with Disabilities (RespectAbility)

Oct. 13

Self-employment can solve issues of transportation, flexible scheduling and enable talented people with disabilities to both thrive and help their communities. This free webinar will share how the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services agency has been training clients to become entrepreneurs.

Work in the New Economy (BCCDA)

Oct. 14

This interactive session will explore how trends such as AI, changing demographics and the gig economy may affect individual jobs in the next 10-20 years, with specific emphasis on British Columbia. It will provide tools to help clients identify their future-proof capabilities and identify habits to help individuals embrace in this new world of work.

What new privacy legislation could mean for non-profits (Ontario Nonprofit Network)

Oct. 14

The Ontario government is planning to introduce privacy legislation that may have a great impact on our sector. From fundraising and list-building to managing client data across platforms to entrusting staff and volunteers with personal information, new privacy legislation could change the way our organizations manage data, steward relationships, and engage third parties.

Chinese Parents Leading the Way (APCDA)

Oct. 15

Dr. Elisabeth Montgomery, APCDA South China Regional Director, will show specific program outcomes after six years of the Shenzhen Nanshan District Education Bureau career development programs. Dr. Claire Ouyang will then look at the Chinese students’ career mindset in Macau SAR, putting forth the theory of career acquiescence to family and local influences. Dr. Candy Ho summarizes the webinar with college graduate influencers and the changes in influencers along the path of lifelong career opportunities.

Ethical Frameworks for the Use of Technology in Career Services (CICA)

Oct. 15

This webinar helps career services professionals enhance their ethical sensitivities and empowers communication about difficult topics across our field. It will engage a proactive approach to exploring ethical issues related to the use of technology and social media in practice.

Research into Practice (MENTOR Canada)

Oct. 19

MENTOR Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Mentoring Research, will be inaugurating its Research into Practice Webinar Series this fall with three talks focusing on ways to enable youth to expand their networks of supportive and caring adults. The first will look at understanding and leveraging webs of support during youth transitions across educational and career pathways.

Roles of the Job Developer, Assistive Tech Specialist and the Employer in Accommodation (NeilSquire)

Oct. 20

Employers may be fearful that accommodating someone with a disability will be costly, that it will cause hardship to them and their other staff and that the employee will become a burden. This webinar will highlight how the job developer, assistive tech specialist and the employer can work together to simplify the road to accommodation and how easy the process is with the needed supports in place.


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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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