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September 2021 webinars for career professionals

These webinars, taking place in September, cover a wide range of topics including career assessment, career management for the public sector and ageism in the workforce.

Accommodating Mental Health Issues: Fundamental Skills for a Post-Pandemic Workplace (CPHR Manitoba)

Sept. 8

Mental health-related disabilities are often invisible and present a challenge for employers responsible for providing accommodations in the workplace. But in reality, most accommodations for mental health concerns cost very little and have significant, positive impacts for everyone involved. Join this session to learn the fundamentals of accommodating mental health issues, including an overview of common accommodation strategies and how to start creating a culture that supports the mental health of every employee.

Coaching for the Future of Work: Developing Leaders and Engaging Teams for the New World of Work (LHH)

Sept. 8

Research shows that a staggering 50% of leaders do not feel equipped to lead their organizations into the future. Solving today’s challenges requires a different level of thinking—thinking that pushes leaders and teams to expand their mindset, create space to quickly develop fresh ideas, and to grow both personally and professionally. The need for impactful coaching has never been greater to help individuals and teams reach their full potential.

Retain and Gain: Career Management for the Public Sector – What We’ve Learned So Far (CERIC)

Sept. 9

In this interactive webinar, author Lisa Taylor will share how the recently published Retain and Gain: Career Management for the Public Sector has been received as she has worked with groups across the country to introduce this unique resource to executives, managers and employees. Having interacted with close to 1,800 public sector employees in a short period of time, Lisa will share some of the “behind-the-scenes” conversations, findings and uses that have been unearthed.

Career Assessment Revisited (CICA)

Sept. 9

This webinar will examine the role of assessment in career learning, looking at key differences between quantitative and qualitative career learning tools, address the concept of fairness, and discuss key considerations in the development and use of qualitative career learning tools. It will consider online vs offline assessments and will also look at and discuss implications for the training of career practitioners and for the profession.

The New National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals: What You Need to Know (OACM)

Sept. 14

The National Competency Profile for Career Development Professionals has just been made available for career practitioners across Canada to see, use and reference in their daily work. Sareena Hopkins, Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, and Gillian Johnston, Director at the Career Development Practitioners Certification Board of Ontario, will provide an update on this important initiative.

School’s Back, Now What? (Brainstorm Strategy Group)

Sept. 14

In one way, shape or form, school is back in session and students are hitting the books. With different rules and approaches from province to province and school to school, there are bound to be some challenges and some successes. Join an expert panel for a discussion on the experience on their campus and what they expect for the months ahead.

5 Ways to practice positive self-talk and gain freedom from the inner critic (BCCDA)

Sept. 15

When you speak to yourself, is it with understanding and kindness, or do you criticize yourself constantly? Self-talk can be your ally and work for you, or it can get in the way of you living your right professional and personal life. Come learn to speak to yourself as a true friend would.

Challenging Ageism: Global Perspectives on Community and Workforce (APCDA)

Sept. 22

Retaining knowledge within the workforce is essential and so it is important to highlight to employers how older workers can be valuable trainers and mentors. This webinar will cover examples of how various countries deliver on age-friendly initiatives. Case studies, global statistics and trend data relating to ageism will also be discussed.

Neurodiversity, Collaboration and Transition Success for Youth with Disabilities (RespectAbility)

Sept. 22

Neurodiversity, system collaborations and transition services for youth with disabilities are some of the most cutting-edge topics in the wider world of disability employment. Fostering co-operation between different programs is critical for achieving transformative results for people with significant barriers to employment.

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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