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Webinars for career development professionals in May 2023

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The following webinars, taking place in May and hosted by a variety of organizations, will examine topics including supporting neurodiverse clients, digital technologies in career guidance, career development and mental health, and much more.

Looking for more learning opportunities? Don’t miss our spring conferences roundup, with upcoming events for May and June.

Antisemitism Uncovered: How to Support Career Development Practitioners to Have an Inclusive Practice (CERIC & Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center)

May 1, 8 & 15

The purpose of this free webinar series is to educate and build awareness about the topic of antisemitism starting from a historical context to a contemporary reality. The program will lead conversations about naming and calling out antisemitism in an effort to better equip career development practitioners to work toward countering this hate and build allyship between communities.

Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrant Youth in Canada (LMIC)

May 2

Building on the findings in the LMIC and Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity (CCYP) report, Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrant Youth: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as the findings in the World Education Services (WES) report, Going the Distance: Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market, the event will feature a panel discussion moderated by a newcomer youth, and breakout discussions with the economists and researchers behind the reports.

Virtual Symposium on Skills Translation (College Student Success Innovation Centre)

May 2

Do post-secondary institutions and employers “speak the same language” when it comes to skills? This event will examine results of Future Ready Skills Translator (FRST) project and explore the translation of skills-based performance expectations between post-secondary and employment contexts.

The CDP’s Roadmap to Effectively Supporting Neurodiverse Clients (CERIC & CASE)

May 3, 10 & 17

This webinar series presented by Sarah Taylor (Next Level ASD) aims to help career practitioners understand how neurodivergent jobseekers process information differently and the impact of these differences on traditional job coaching techniques and on employment. It will also empower neurodivergent CDPs to strengthen their practice by exploring tools for success that they can later share with their clients.

Student career aspirations: the persistence of gender stereotypes (CICA)

May 9

This session will share research that shows how students aspire to traditional masculine and feminine jobs when they report their desired career aspirations. The presenters will cover the implications of this research for career development practitioners and teachers and make some recommendations for expanding student career aspirations early.

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (NSCDA)

May 11

Participants will gain an understanding of the legal obligations for employers to respond to sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as tools for addressing it. Participants will be provided with materials that will assist in addressing these issues when they arise, and tools for assessing and mitigating risks for sexual harassment in workplaces.

Anti-Asian racism: Preparing for a changing workforce (CCDI)

May 11

May is Asian Heritage Month, an opportunity for us to reflect on how far we have come in addressing Asian stereotypes and the advancement of Asian Canadians in the workplace. Join this webinar for an exploration of the term “Bamboo Ceiling” to unpack the limitations and discrimination faced by employees of Asian descent in their quest for leadership roles, and what workplaces can do to be more equitable and inclusive.

Trauma-Informed Career Development: How to Establish Trauma-Wise Spaces in Your Practice (CERIC & CCPA)

May 11, 18 & 25

This webinar series will follow a continuum of trauma-informed foundations from theory to practice and help career practitioners create a trauma-informed practice in their service-delivering settings. Kari McCluskey, Co-ordinator of the Vicarious Trauma and Resilience Initiative at Aurora Family Therapy Centre, will guide practitioners to learn and reflect on their practice and share strategies to develop safe spaces that support and empower their clients.

Standing Out In a Connected, Post-Pandemic Borderless Market (MACD)

May 13

This webinar will discuss ways in which career professionals can incorporate information on perception, neurolinguistics and micro communications when helping clients learn how to effectively build and communicate their personal brand in support of their career and business-building activities.

MACD will also be hosting webinars this May on “Fostering cultural competence in workplaces during post-pandemic recovery,” “Being trauma informed” and “Communication and conflict.”

Future Workforce: How will Canada compete? (The Globe and Mail and Century Initiative)

May 15

There are currently more than one million vacant jobs in Canada, according to a 2022 report by Scotia Economics. The same report shows 40% of organizations are facing near-record-high labour shortages. This virtual and in-person event will bring experts together to discuss how to shape a long-term strategy to build the workforce of the future.

The Role of Digital Technologies for Career Guidance (OECD)

May 16

Since the pandemic, there has been an explosion of digital technologies in school career guidance. Join this webinar for a discussion on the role of digital technologies for career guidance and an introduction to the new OECD Observatory on Digital Technologies in Career Guidance for Youth (ODiCY).

Compassionate Inclusive Leadership (CACUSS)

May 16

This workshop will discuss the importance of compassionate, inclusive leadership as a necessary individual and collective approach in education. It will explore how compassionate leadership contributes to well-being, equity, and success for students and staff.

Valuing career guidance – value to whom, value for what? (NICEC)

May 18

The seminar will explore the value (and benefits) derived from career guidance and offer a broad-based consideration of the resources needed for a “proper” career guidance system. The focus will primarily be on services provided to young people in schools, colleges and universities.

Supporting Career Development Through Multiple Lenses of Mental Health and Well-Being (NCDA)

May 19

This panel discussion will focus on DEIJA (diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, accessibility) as it relates to disabilities/differ-abilities and career. Statistics show that people with disabilities have the highest unemployment rate, and those are people who have disclosed disabilities. Panelists will discuss barriers to sustainable employment, overall mental health and well-being and the general work environment for this group of people.

How to Build Employee Engagement that Moves the Needle (CPHR Manitoba)

May 25

This webinar will cover how employee engagement tactics are falling short in 2023, strategies and tips for boosting engagement and the impact of effective employee engagement.

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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