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Virtual events for career professionals in March 2021

Spring professional development is kicking into high gear, with numerous webinars, conferences and job fairs taking place in March. The webinars cover a range of topics including career theories, social justice advocacy and managing job development during COVID.

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New Tools and Resources: 3 Experts Help You Navigate Changes in Career Development Practice and the Labour Market (CERIC & LMIC) [Webinar series]

March 1, 8 & 15

This free webinar series with presenters from the OECD, CCDF and LMIC will provide information about who uses career services in Canada. Next, it will discuss the core competencies and updated scope of practice of career professionals. Finally, it will present new tools and research aimed to identify skills in demand and the move to a skills-centred workforce.

Careers education and guidance in the time of COVID (Career Development Policy Group) [Webinar]

March 2

The UK government’s new white paper makes some welcome proposals to improve careers provision, but it lacks ambition, largely ignores the current crisis and does not address the need for career support for people outside of compulsory education. Given the current crisis, there is a need to move forward quickly with the white paper’s proposals and build on them with an emergency plan to invest in career guidance.

StrikeUP 2021 [Conference]

March 4 

This free virtual conference is presented by Northumberland CFDC. StrikeUP provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from globally-renowned Canadian women leaders and build their entrepreneurship skills.

The Threads of Hope-Action Theory and Practice (NCDA) [Webinar]

March 4

In this presentation the developers of Hope-Action Theory weave together both theoretical constructs and interventions that are supported through their research. As part of this process, Spencer Niles, Hyung Joon Yoon and Norm Amundson use their unique perspectives to create more robust theory and practical interventions. Andrea Fruhling will facilitate the discussion.

The Recruiter’s Edge – Getting Employers to Come to You First (ASPECT BC) [Webinar]

March 4

This session will cover the following material in an interactive and informative session:

  • What is employer bias?
  • Ways bias presents itself for the employer and the jobseeker
  • How do we get past it, and get our client’s the jobs they deserve?
The future at five: How do gender stereotypes affect 5-year-olds’ ideas about their future? (OECD) [Webinar]

March 8

According to new research from the OECD, gender norms are evident in what many five-year-olds say about what they want to be when they grow up, leading to imbalanced gender representation in certain fields later on in schooling – and later on in life. This webinar will examine what education systems can do to tackle gender stereotyping in the early years of education.

Advocacy: At the Heart of Career Development Practices (APCDA) [Webinar]

March 9

In this webinar, Dr. Nancy Arthur will explore approaches to advocacy to address social inequities while working with individuals or groups, and how career practitioners might advocate for social justice within social institutions where they provide services.

7 Steps to Helping Our Clients Become Unstuck (CDAA) [Webinar]

March 9

Pursuing career aspirations at any time of life requires courage. In this activity-based workshop, Eric Winters shares a simple seven-step model informed by Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for helping coaches and their clients do more of what’s personally important but challenging.

What Grade 11s Should Be Doing NOW (mycampusGPS) [Webinar]

March 10

Join former Admissions Officer Janet MacDonald from mycampusGPS.ca, and career expert Devon Turcotte from careerified.ca, for a free information session for Grade 11 students and their parents. Find out why Grade 11 is important for university admission and scholarships, and what you should be doing now to prepare for success.

EmployESBC 2021 [Job fair]

March 10

EmployESBC 2021 is a Virtual Talent Matching Workshop with the goal of matching English-speaking Black Quebecers with employers needing to fill positions in education, finance, health, public administration and tech.

Career Development & Social Justice (BCCDA) [Webinar]

March 10

Led by scholar-practitioners Lisa Higashi and Michael J. Stebleton, this interactive workshop exclusive to BCCDA members will focus on exploring historical roots and guiding frameworks related to social justice causes. They will collectively share practices, examples and strategies that will advance social justice work.

Prior Learning Assessment Options for Career Advancement (BC Prior Learning Action Network) [Webinar]

March 10

This webinar will share information on what the prior learning options are in BC, how to access these options, offering guidance on how identifying and documenting prior learning can lead to career advancement.

Navigate COVID-19 programs (CEDEC and Canada Revenue Agency) [Webinar]

March 15

This free online information session will cover the recent changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) program. It will also briefly highlight the new programs that have recently been put in place to replace the Canada Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB).

2021 Professional Development Symposium (Career Thought Leaders and Resume Writing Academy) [Conference]

March 16-26

The speaker lineup includes thought leaders from the careers industry and beyond to bring you the resources you need to refresh your approach and the inspiration you need to renew your energy to help clients thrive and move forward with hope in 2021.

Increasing Leadership Engagement to Support the Success of Campus Programs (Brainstorm Strategy Group)

March 17

Professionals working in campus recruitment and early talent programs are continuously needing input, support and co-operation from hiring managers, department heads and senior leadership. How do you get them engaged? How do you gain buy-in? Nicole Furnia, University Relations Manager for the Eaton Corporation, explores the answers to these questions and more.

Closing the Gender Gap in the Workplace (CPHR Manitoba) [Webinar]

March 18

This presentation will look at:

  • Current status of gender equity in Canada
  • Understanding core concepts of inclusion and diversity
  • The positive impact of the presence of women in decision-making bodies
  • Opportunities and benefits of diversity, inclusion and intersectionality
  • The Women in Governance holistic approach to closing the gender gap in the workplace
TransformHer ’21 (LinkedIn) [Conference]

March 19

This event is dedicated to supporting professional women of colour in technology and their allies. The focus of this year’s event is up-levelling self, industry, and society.

Remote Enablement: Keeping the Workforce Connected (Brandon Hall Group) [Webinar]

March 23

Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and a presenter at Allego as they look at how companies can maximize the effectiveness of remote teams and their managers by providing the strategies and tools for a dispersed workforce.

Tech Talent Canada Virtual Job Fair

March 24

This virtual job fair promises to connect Canada’s fastest growing companies with the tech talent worldwide. Hiring companies will have the opportunity to showcase their employer brand and pitching an audience of skilled candidates on why they’re a top employer in Canada.

Learning & Development Canada (HRD) [Conference]

March 25

This virtual will connect senior L&D and HR professionals from across the industry and country to provide valuable opportunities, share strategies and solutions to workplace learning challenges, benchmark against their peers in the industry and pursue best practices.

Career Theories and Models at Work: Ideas for Practice (CERIC) [Webinar]

March 29

This free webinar 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. Author Judi Miller will dive into the Solution-Focused Theory, sharing her experience of working from a solution-focused perspective and encourage participants to explore and reflect on ways that they may incorporate key assumptions and techniques in their work

Managing Job Development in a COVID World (Evolution Group) [Webinar series]

March 29-31

In this three-part webinar series, Angela Hoyt will provide resources and tools to support managers to plan for, and build, a culture of job development – a culture that has a large number and variety of quality employers that recognize the benefits of hiring from a diverse pool of jobseekers.

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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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