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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.