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Tips & Training

Virtual events for career professionals in December 2020 and January 2021

Webinars, virtual conferences and online career fairs to close out 2020 and kick off 2021. Topics include social mobility and career guidance, career development for public good and mental health.

Know of an event that should be added to this list? Email lindsay@ceric.ca with details. 

The state of the sector: A look ahead to 2021 (CharityVillage) [Webinar]

Dec. 3

This webinar will look at:

  • How the scope, scale and priorities of the non-profit sector shifted in 2020
  • The lasting and long-term implications of 2020 events on the non-profit sector
  • Predictions for new shifts in the decade ahead
  • How charities and non-profits can best position themselves in the coming year(s)
Coping with disruption: Safeguarding our mental health in the age of COVID-19 (The Conference Board of Canada) [Webinar]

Dec. 7

Many of us have been challenged in ways we never thought imaginable, especially when it comes to navigating the wide range of feelings and disruptions to our daily lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This instinctive survival-mode can short-circuit our capacity for co-operation, erode confidence in our ability to adapt, and disrupt our sense of safety and meaning.

We can’t all be at the top of the ladder: Problems with social mobility as an outcome of career guidance (CICA) [Webinar]

Dec. 10

 Career guidance has long promised to level the playing field and help those from more disadvantaged background to compete with the more fortunate. In this webinar, presenter Tristram Hooley will look at what alternatives exist to social mobility and ask whether we need a broader conception of social justice.

How Microsoft One Note Can Support Students’ Executive Functioning (NeilSquire) [Webinar]

Dec. 15

Executive function comprises 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.

Adapting to Canadian Workplace Culture (ACCES Employment) [Webinar]

Dec. 22

One of the biggest challenges newcomer professionals encounter during their first few years in Canada is culture shock. Join this webinar to learn valuable tips to help you overcome this challenge and succeed in the Canadian workplace.

National Virtual Career Fair (Jobs Canada Fair)

Dec. 22

 Jobseekers can connect with 110 hiring companies across Canada. Registration required.

2021 Industry Trends White Paper Release (Resume Writing Academy) [Webinar]

Jan. 12

Every year, Career Thought Leaders releases a white paper detailing trends gathered from careers industry professionals worldwide. This webinar will reveal the top trends in the industry and what they mean for you as an industry professional and for your clients.

Making the Connection: Mentoring Staff Toward Workforce Development Excellence (NAWDP) [Webinar]

Jan. 12

One of the greatest challenges for workforce development leaders is the hiring and retention of effective employees. This energetic and informative training will provide workforce development leaders and key staff insights into creating an effective mentoring initiative at their agency or organization.

 Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Conference

Jan. 20 – Feb. 24

Join EDCO’s 64th Annual Conference and Showcase, EvolveON, to come together virtually to celebrate Ontario’s resilience and talk about the opportunities ahead of us. Sessions will be recorded.

Ethical Dilemmas and the APCDA Ethical Guidelines (APCDA) [Webinar]

Jan. 21

In a recent poll, more than half of career practitioners described tension between supporting and challenging clients’ goals as their most common ethical dilemma. This webinar will include a review of parts of the APCDA Ethical Guidelines plus breaking into small groups to discuss ways of handling common ethical dilemmas.

Canada Job Expo Virtual January 2021 [Career fair]

Jan. 25

 Whether you are a graduate, unemployed, new to Canada, a seasoned veteran looking to change careers or even a student new to the workforce, Canada Job Expo can offer information, job resources and discussions and opportunities for employment and on-the-spot interviews. Registration is required.

Virtual Cannexus21 (CERIC) [Conference]

Jan. 25 & 27 and Feb. 1 & 3

CERIC’s Virtual Cannexus21 National Career Development Conference will feature more than 150 sessions exploring the theme “Career Development for Public Good.” Register to get access to four live conference days – including keynotes from Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte; Kris Magnusson, Professor, Simon Fraser University; Perdita Felicien, Olympian, author and broadcaster; and Valérie Courtois, Director, Indigenous Leadership Initiative – and session recordings for a full year.

 Why Hire a Person with a Disability (NeilSquire) [Webinar]

Jan. 26

The prospect of hiring a person with a disability can bring up many questions for employers. Will the person be able to do the job? How much money is accommodation going to cost me? Why should I do this if I can hire someone without a disability? Are there benefits to hiring someone with a disability? This webinar will answer all of these questions and share a personal story of someone with a disability who works full time at a high-level, high-stress job, with great success.

HRPA Conference

Jan. 26-29

 Attracting thousands of attendees a year, the HRPA 2021 Annual Conference and Trade Show is the Association’s marquee event. This year, the virtual format will continue to bring together the HR community and provide HR professionals access to the latest trends, technologies and best practices from some of the industry’s greatest thought leaders.

Introducing the 2021 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report (CharityVillage) [Webinar]

Jan. 28

The 2021 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report will provide the latest data related to compensation and benefits packages in the Canadian non-profit sector and will include information on the impact of COVID on non-profit salaries.

Get Hired at Home (Devant) [Hiring expo]

Jan. 28 ­– Feb. 4

 This virtual hiring expo will connect Canadian employers with international students and alumni. Live-chat with up to 25 companies and recruiters at their virtual booths. Pre-event career development workshops will teach attendees virtual interview etiquette and online elevator pitch skills.

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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 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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