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Tips & Training

November 2020 webinars for career professionals

These webinars, taking place in November, cover a range of topics including mindfulness, trauma-informed practice, remote career services and student engagement.

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

Career professionals may also want to check out Canada Career Month, taking place this November on the theme of “On the Move: Stories of Career Resiliency.” Visit careermonth.ca to learn more.

Rethinking career engagement for older workers: Adapting to a changing workforce (CERIC and BCCDA)

Nov. 3, Nov. 10 & Nov. 17

As we move through the global pandemic, more older workers may need to work for financial reasons and may also face greater struggles in finding employment. Join this webinar series – presented by William Borgen, Roberta Borgen (Neault) and Jennifer Luke – to discover new ways to conceptualize career development for “mature” workers and practical tools and techniques for supporting your clients to create lives that are fully engaging as well as meaningful.

Reset Your Mindset – Mindfulness (Career Development Association of Australia)

Nov. 4

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in the present moment and doing it with non-judgment. As a career practitioner, discover mindfulness strategies that will help you be more effective in your life and at work.

Making Sense of Mental Health in the Workplace (CPHR Manitoba and People First HR Services)

Nov. 4

This program will provide you with a primer on mental health and provide an understanding of how to help yourself and others in times of stress, using tools to encourage interactive discussion while respecting each individual’s confidentiality.

What Brings You to Life? (APCDA)

Nov. 4

Based on an upbeat book by the same title, this workshop by one of the book’s authors, Lee J. Richmond, stresses how to enable counsellors to help discover what enlivens and deepens their connections to their own spirituality. Through thoughtful reflection and conversation, participants will learn how to tap into what enlivens them, what prompts people to give of themselves to others and to discover what gifts they would benefit from giving to themselves.

Adapting your workplace to the persistent pandemic (The Conference Board of Canada)

Nov. 5

Gain both global and Canadian perspectives on how workplaces are managing persistent changes, and understand what the pandemic is teaching us about change management.

Make better decisions: A crash-course in nonprofit KPIs (CharityVillage)

Nov. 5

Join Tasi Gottschlag, Keela’s COO, for a deep dive into the wonderful world of KPIs. Using data already available in your organization, you’ll learn to pinpoint what to track, how to track it, and how to analyze both trends and correlations required for accurate reporting.

Bringing a trauma informed lens to your practice (CCPA)

Nov. 7

This webinar will discuss how the latest neuroscience can support career professionals’ work with clients. Specifically, it will explore how Polyvagal Theory can guide initial interventions to help clients regulate their nervous systems.  Additionally, participants will do an experiential exercise to help understand the process from the inside out.

Supporting the career information needs of young people from out of home care environments (Career Industry Council of Australia)

Nov. 10

This interactive webinar will engage career practitioners in a discussion about the importance of quality, clear career information in supporting post-school transitions with a focus on students who have care experience.

How to Balance Productivity and Flexible Work to Drive Performance (Brandon Hall Group)

Nov. 12

In this webinar, Gabriela Mauch of ActivTrak and Claude Werder, Senior VP and Principal HCM Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, will show how leading-edge organizations are balancing performance and productivity with the flexibility and empathy needed to create a resilient, empowered workforce.

Remote career services: Reaching and engaging clients over blended technologies (CERIC and ASPECT BC)

Nov. 12, Nov. 19 & Nov. 26

This webinar series, presented by Tannis Goddard, will focus on practices and design strategies to reach clients and keep them engaged in virtual career development services. Over the course of the series, participants will learn how to design interventions for mixed media and will explore practice strategies that enrich virtual and blended delivery. Participants will also dig deeper into the selection and use of technologies for creating an engaging learning environment.

Strategic Role of Career Services/Student Engagement Services in Higher Education (APCDA)

Nov. 16

Socioeconomic changes, technological advances and generational trends provide the impetus for a major paradigm shift in the delivery of career services in higher education. Dr. Farouk Dey will provide an overview of the changing nature and emerging trends that are shaping the future of career services in higher education and explain how career services of the future will differ from those of the past.

Disclosure of a Disability: Who Needs to Know? (Neil Squire)

Nov. 17

Deciding if, when and how to talk to your employer about your disability, the challenges you face and solutions that will benefit you is an important part of your back-to-work action plan. This webinar will cover the importance of being able to discuss your disability, injury or illness, and how doing so will ease the fear-of-the-unknown for a potential employer.

Redefining Balance (BCCDA)

Nov. 18

In this webinar presented by Andrea Fruhling, learn creative and practical approaches to navigating transitions. Explore work/life balance from a range of perspectives (client, organizational and career practitioner), developing a shared understanding of shifts to work/life balance. Learn hands-on, engaging ways of supporting clients throughout their career development and job sustainment needs.

The Inclusive Workforce (World Education Services)

Nov. 18

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive job losses across industries, but newcomers to Canada are among those most affected. If Canada is to set itself up for a prosperous future, employers need to ensure greater equality in hiring and career mobility. In this webinar, four industry leaders will discuss the implications of diversity, inclusion and equality in the Canadian workplace.

What Influences High School Career Decision-making (CERIC)

Nov. 23

This free webinar offers you the opportunity to further key learnings based on the forthcoming research done by SRDC and funded by CERIC on The Role of Career Education on Students’ Education Choices and Postsecondary Outcomes. The webinar will be led by members of the research project team.

Impact of COVID-19 on Apprentices in Canada (Canadian Apprenticeship Forum)

Nov. 25

CAF-FCA wanted to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting apprentices in various regions and sectors. Apprentices were asked about their physical and mental health, technical training, employment, health and safety on-the-job, needed information and retention in the skilled trades. Gathering apprentice perspectives during the pandemic identifies the emerging challenges these learners are experiencing and helps apprenticeship stakeholders create responsive solutions.

The Role of School Counsellors in Supporting Black Students (CERIC and OSCA)

Nov. 25 & Dec. 2

By attending this webinar series, current and prospective guidance counsellors as well as other educators and career practitioners, will learn how to approach guidance using an anti-racist, healing-informed approach to supporting Black students. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use an Identity Affirming Approach to supporting positive academic experiences and outcomes for Black students/students of African descent.


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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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