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July 2022 webinars for career professionals

The following webinars, taking place in July and hosted by a variety of organizations, will examine topics including neurodiversity and career development, modern recruitment practices and career assessments.

Overview of the UN Goals and What They Mean for Policy Making in Career Development (NICEC)

July 5

Professor Pete Robertson will offer an overview of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and what they mean for policy making in relation to career development. The session will build on his chapter addressing this topic in the Oxford Handbook of Career Development.

Two years into the pandemic: How education systems have coped with the second year of COVID (OECD)

July 6

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions to the learning of students at all levels of education. This webinar will present findings from a survey of more than 30 OECD education systems and will discuss how OECD countries responded to the pandemic, how they assess its consequences and how they plan to move forward.

Neurodiversity and Career Development (BCCDA)

July 13

This discussion will focus on an often-overlooked piece of diversity mosaic: neurologically based diversity. It will investigate how this type of diversity influences the careers of people with conditions such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia.

You’re Promoted! How to engage, serve, and invest in your new team (NAWDP)

July 14

In navigating their changing role, first-time managers will not only need to be knowledgeable of policy and procedures, but will also need to develop strategies that empower team members, build trust, respect and “buy-in.” This session will discuss strategies to transition to this new role and common roadblocks with solutions to prevent and overcome them.

Workplace Accommodations: Now and in the Future (The Conference Board of Canada)

July 19

Workplace accommodation has changed significantly over the past two years. This webinar will cover topics including:

  • Accommodation types
  • Best practices
  • Duty to accommodate legislation
  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • The future of accommodation
Demystifying the Recruitment Process (CDAA)

July 20 & Aug. 8

In this webinar series, recruitment agents, AI/ATS providers and job board providers will demystify the modern recruitment process. This will cover how to engage with recruiters and build relationships, a deep dive into how Applicant Tracking Software is used by professional recruiters and how this should impact resume tailoring as well as what to expect in an AI interview.

The C-Suite Skills that Matter Most (Harvard Business Review)

July 19

Companies want leaders who are good with people, good communicators, good relationship builders and people-oriented problem solvers. In this webinar, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Fuller will share insights from his research that looked at nearly 7,000 job descriptions for leadership roles.

Career Assessment: Selecting and Understanding both Qualitative and Quantitative Career Assessments (CICA)

July 21

The webinar will review the basic skills of selecting tests based on quality markers and supporting evidence (e.g. reliability, validity). Participants will learn about the traditional forms of career assessment (i.e. interests, values, skills). Participants will also learn about qualitative assessment processes in career development counselling.

Stress Management (Neil Squire)

July 26

The webinar will include the following topics on stress: effects of stress, physiological signs of stress, window of tolerance and healthy coping strategies (e.g. practising self-care, emotional regulation and combatting negative thoughts).

Mentoring in the ‘New Normal’: Maximizing Participant Engagement in These Still-“COVIDy” Times (MENTOR National)

July 28

The COVID-19 pandemic forced mentoring programs to rapidly virtualize and distance while grappling to meet changing needs in families and mentors – potentially resulting in significant changes to what programs and practices will look like moving forward. This workshop will reveal key insights from recent research and practice about how to maximize the engagement of youth, families, and mentors in these changing times.

National Black Canadians Summit [Conference]

July 29-31 | Halifax

This conference may be of interest to professionals working in career development and/or the students or clients they support. Sessions include: Let’s Talk Black Health; Breaking Barriers in Education – Primary to Grade 12; and Let’s Talk Skilled Trades – Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce

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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