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Summer 2021 webinars and calls for presenters

While conference season tends to pause over the summer, there are still many learning opportunities for career professionals and the people they support throughout July and August. These webinars cover a wide range of topics including structural racism in economic development, leadership, job search and career development public policy.

This article will be updated as more learning opportunities are announced, so be sure to check back throughout the summer or sign up for our CareerWise Weekly newsletter for updates.

Conference calls for presenters
2021 Virtual Let’s Get to Work Conference (Manitoba Association for Career Development)

July 9

The Let’s Get to Work Virtual Conference will be held on November 5, 2021. Conference presenters work in schools, community agencies, government, private practices and corporations. They are professionals in career development and related fields.

SEMM Forum (Brainstorm Strategy Group)

First proposal review deadline: July 21

SEMM Forum is Canada’s largest conference on post-secondary marketing, enrolment management, recruitment, and student success. Presenters are given complimentary registration.

EDCO Conference and Showcase (Economic Developers Council of Ontario)

Proposals due by July 23

The global pandemic has undoubtedly changed the economic landscape, but it’s now time to “Move ON” and explore the pivotal role economic developers will play in reimagining Ontario’s economy in 2022 and beyond. The EDCO Conference will take place in 2022 in either a virtual or hybrid format.

ASPECT Conference 2021 Call for Presenters

Proposals due by July 25

ASPECT Conference 2021 takes place virtually on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, 2021, and aims to support all front-line workers, executives and other employment professionals passionate about helping British Columbians find and maintain meaningful employment.

Professionalizing Career Development: History, Identity, CDP and Training (International Career Development Peak Body Network)

July 6

This webinar is the first in a series of five sessions aiming to stimulate debate about the career development profession and the role of career practitioners in a post-COVID world. This webinar will look at the history of and current challenges facing professionalization.

4 Principles to Help Lead Your Remote Teams More Effectively (NAWDP) 

July 6

This webinar aims to deliver enhance participant knowledge of:

  • The common struggles with leading remote teams
  • Four principles to help lead remote teams more effectively
  • Tools to help build trust and influence while working remotely
Career Advice for Graduating Students (APCDA)

 July 12

Members of the Asia Pacific Career Development Association who work in university career centres will share advice for graduating students in this second year of the pandemic. Students can select the option to ask questions when they register.

Taking on Structural Racism in Economic Development (International Economic Development Council)

July 12

What is the role of the economic developer in dismantling racism and furthering equity? This webinar will start exploring these questions through two case studies in diverse American cities, and discuss areas in which economic developers can tackle systemic disparities.

Let’s talk about Job Search! (BCCDA)

July 14

In this free webinar for BCCDA members, Natasha Jeshani (owner of Career Contacts) will answer questions about all things related to the job search (specifically in these remote times). She will also share insider tips from her book The HR Insider, how to land your dream job and keep it, and speak on how to reach out to recruiters and employers effectively.

How L&D Can Lead Culture Transformation and Build a Learning Organization (Brandon Hall Group)

July 15

Attendees of this webinar will take away:

  • How to bring a mindset shift in employees toward continuous learning
  • How to get your employees to engage in learning
  • How to create a culture of lifelong learning
  • What strategies will help you drive continuous learning
Global perspectives: Working with clients from diverse ethnic backgrounds (CDAA)

July 15

This webinar will include a presentation from organizational psychologist and executive coach Trisha Carter on conducting career development in culturally sensitive ways, as well as a panel discussion where career professionals will reflect on their own experiences working with international client groups.

Not Your High School Resume (careerified)

July 15

 Geared toward jobseekers, this webinar will focus on:

  • Using a clean structure and outline
  • Writing great accomplishment statements
  • Communicating your value proposition
  • Getting past the robot gatekeepers
  • Managing rough patches in your career history
“Leaders of the Future” – Accessible Events: Both In-Person and Online (Respect Ability)

July 20

Although many non-profit organizations say they have a policy of non-discrimination against people with disabilities, too few take simple steps to make their programming truly accessible. For example, less than 60% of their events are always held in physically accessible spaces. This session will give leaders the information they need to ensure that their practices match their principles.

Preparing for Your Job Search and Virtual interview (ACCES Employment)

July 27

In this jobseeker-focused webinar, panelists from RBC and Journalists for Human Rights explore:

  • Job search skills and strategies
  • How to rock your virtual interview
  • A newcomer’s success story about finding a great job during COVID-19
Why Hire a Person with a Disability (Neil Squire)

July 27 

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? 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.

Imagining an ambitious agenda for public policy in career development (CICA)

July 29

There are valuable contributions to society that career development services could make which are currently not recognised by governments. Drawing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a systematic framework of six types of policy goal for career development services will be proposed.

Graphic Facilitation & Graphic Recording for the Career Practitioner (BCCDA)

 August 11

Have you ever wondered why you doodle and how drawing or iconography can help you or your clients remember what happened in a meeting or event? This webinar will cover:

  • What is graphic facilitation/graphic recording
  • Why you should be using this in your role
  • How to implement this into your facilitation/classroom or meetings
2021 Economic Development (Virtual) Youth Summit (CANDO) [Conference]

August 9-12

The 2021 Economic Development (Virtual) Youth Summit is designed for First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-Indigenous youth from across Canada within the ages of 18-30 years old. The Youth Summit will promote the field of community economic development and the role of the economic development officer to youth.

Career Development Interventions Work! (CDAA)

August 12

The CDAA recently commissioned a report to investigate the effectiveness of and benefits from investment in professional and qualified career development practice. This webinar will present the research, which provides evidence of the effectiveness of professional career development interventions and services.

Common Career Planning Mistakes (and how to avoid them) (careerified)

August 18

This presentation is designed for the busy parent who wants the best possible career outcomes for their young-adult kids. The focus of this webinar is to help parents learn where many youth go wrong when planning their futures, and how they can help their kids avoid making the same mistakes that cost a lot of time, money and energy.

Workplace mental health: Is your non-profit ready for post-COVID challenges? (CharityVillage)

 August 19

After more than a year of living under restrictions, people have struggled with uncertainty, anxiety, and depression, while also discovering new joys and opportunities for growth. This webinar will discuss how organizations can meet the post-COVID challenge by using pandemic learnings to evaluate change and develop strategies to find a new path forward.

Social Cognitive Career Theory: Applications for Career Development Practice and Research (CICA)

August 19

This presentation will provide an overview of one of the most popular career development theories today: Lent, Brown and Hackett’s (1994) social cognitive career theory. In addition, the presentation will review SCCTs successors: the social cognitive model of work satisfaction and well-being, an integrative social cognitive model of academic adjustment, and the social cognitive career self-management model.

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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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