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Tuesday, January 25 • 11:00 - 12:00
Social/Emotional Skills in Programming: Lessons Learned

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Building on Canada's Skills for Success model, which emphasizes the importance of social and emotional skills (SES), Futureworx will share its lessons learned from over 35 years of integrating and assessing SES within workforce development programs. Preliminary research findings about Futureworx's Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) conducted in partnership with the Future Skills Centre will also be presented.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Integration of SES into workforce development programming    
  • Formative assessment of SES within programming using ESAT    
  • Preliminary findings and proposed approach for ESAT evaluation

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Randy Lindsay

CEO, Futureworx
Randy Lindsay has worked in every aspect of skill development and is now CEO of Futureworx. He sits on the federal Skills for Success Advisory Panel.
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Paul Brinkhurst

Innovations Developer, Futureworx
Paul Brinkhurst is the lead developer and support agent for ESAT and is part of the federal working group on Skills for Success.
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Jess McKeown

Senior Associate, Blueprint
Jess McKeown is a Senior Associate at Blueprint co-leading the evaluation of Futureworx's ESAT in partnership with the Future Skills Centre to understand the tool's implementation processes and participant outcomes.

Tuesday January 25, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 EST