The world of career development crosses borders and countries. Fortunately, LinkedIn provides opportunities to stay abreast of industry trends and connect with like-minded peers regardless of geography. Joining LinkedIn groups can help Canadian career professionals and guidance counsellors expand their network and knowledge – including among their peers internationally. These groups, which are based outside of Canada, provide platforms to share resources, discuss best practices and explore innovations in the field.
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ACP International is a global organization dedicated to advancing public awareness of the career management profession, as well as promoting the international profile and credibility of its varied membership. Their LinkedIn Group is for its members as well as other career professionals interested in joining.
The goal of this LinkedIn group is to help professionals in career coaching, career counselling and consulting. It provides a forum for mutual engagement, peer support and resource sharing.
The Career Thought Leaders Consortium is a Utah-based think-tank dedicated to creating, innovating and sharing best practices in the careers field. Its LinkedIn group aims to promote exchange of knowledge, information, resources, contacts, best practices, trends, innovations, and more among career professionals.
A forum to help jobseekers, its group members include recruiters, career coaches, career counsellors, educators, and resume writers. This group is connected to BDM Service Network, which connects jobseekers and employers.
Another US-based professional organization, NAWDP represents individuals who work in workforce development, career development, employment and training, and economic development. This group is a networking forum for members across the workforce industry.
This American association provides professional development, publications, standards and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals. NCDA is a division of the American Counseling Association.