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Monday, January 24
 

08:00 EST

10:00 EST

10:45 EST

10:45 EST

Anti-Black Racism in the Workplace
The Black Leadership Institute on Social Action for Change (BLISC) is the flagship leadership development program of Skills for Change. Participants discover methods to navigate, challenge and influence diversity, inclusion, belonging and equity in the workplace. This session is for employers to understand the challenges the Black community face, based on findings of the project.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand anti-Black racism in the workplace & solutions to change    
  • Learn anti-Black racism barriers to success 
  • Discover methods to navigate, challenge and influence workplace diversity



Speakers
avatar for Surranna Sandy

Surranna Sandy

CEO, Skills for Change
Surranna Sandy is the Chief Executive Officer of Skills for Change. Prior to becoming the CEO of SfC, Surranna enjoyed a successful career as President and Founder of Surcorp Group.
avatar for Justine Namara

Justine Namara

Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Skills for Change
An internationally trained lawyer, Justine Namara brings over 10 years' experience in championing people-centred development solutions from the grassroots through to global policy change.


Monday January 24, 2022 10:45 - 11:45 EST

10:45 EST

Increasing Workforce Participation Through Engaging with Indigenous Communities
Introduced March 2020, the Gitxaala/Bird training program develops a local workforce and provides new career paths for Indigenous people. Upon completion, participants have the skills and direct employment opportunity to begin an apprenticeship. The program is built on collaboration amongst industry, government, training providers and Indigenous communities to remove barriers, skills training and promote greater workforce participation.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to engage with Indigenous communities 
  • Positive collaboration between  Indigenous communities government, industry and labour providers 
  • Learning to leave the colonized model

Speakers
avatar for Evie Nance

Evie Nance

Employment & Training Manager, Gitxaala Nation
Evie Nance is the Employment and Training Manager with Gitxaala Nation. With a background as a job coach and approximately 14 years facilitating, she's a CCDP who loves helping people find employment that is meaningful.
avatar for Rebecca Kragnes

Rebecca Kragnes

Indigenous Business Relations Manager, Bird Construction Co
Rebecca Kragnes is a Cree-Metis woman with a passion for Indigenous relations and changing the socioeconomic profile of Indigenous people in Canada. Rebecca is a Red Seal Electrician, with more than 25 years' experience in the construction industry.


Monday January 24, 2022 10:45 - 11:45 EST

12:00 EST

(Viewing Party) Keynote Address | Allocution: Athletics to Activism; Resilience to Reconciliation
Waneek Horn-Miller’s story didn’t begin and end with being the first Mohawk woman to become an Olympic athlete; it started with the struggles her mother faced raising four daughters and instilling in them hope and resilience to navigate their life paths. This resilience allowed her to fight her way back from a near-death experience after being stabbed by a soldier during the Oka Crisis to propel her to be co-captain of the Canadian Olympic Water Polo Team. It would also propel her to become an entrepreneur, an activist, a bridge-builder between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, and someone who is working on empowering Indigenous women and economic reconciliation.

“If we want reconciliation, for ourselves and our children, we need to have hard conversations, build common ground, and really listen to each other.”

L’histoire de Waneek Horn-Miller n’a pas commencé et ne s’est pas terminée par le fait d’être la première femme mohawk à devenir une athlète olympique; elle a commencé par les difficultés que sa mère a dû surmonter pour élever ses quatre filles et leur inculquer l’espoir et la résilience nécessaires pour se frayer un chemin dans la vie. Cette résilience lui a permis de se remettre d’une expérience de mort imminente après avoir été poignardée par un soldat pendant la crise d’Oka et de devenir cocapitaine de l’équipe olympique canadienne de water-polo. Elle l’a également poussée à devenir une entrepreneuse et une militante, et à jeter des ponts entre les Autochtones et les non-Autochtones; elle s’efforce en outre de faciliter l’autonomisation des femmes autochtones et la réconciliation économique :

« si nous voulons la réconciliation, pour nous-mêmes et pour nos enfants, nous devons oser dire des choses difficiles, trouver un terrain d’entente et vraiment être à l’écoute des autres. »

Speakers
avatar for Waneek Horn-Miller

Waneek Horn-Miller

Mohawk Olympian, Mother & Motivator | Olympienne mohawk, mère et motivatrice
Similar to the arduous process of making wampum beads, the journey of Waneek Horn-Miller doesn’t begin and end with being an Olympic Water Polo athlete. A Mohawk from the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory near Montreal, Waneek was behind the lines during the Oka crisis in 1990 when she... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 12:00 - 13:00 EST

12:00 EST

13:00 EST

14:15 EST

(Viewing Party | Groupe de visionnement) Employer Engagement for Successful Outcomes | L’engagement des employeurs pour des résultats fructueux
In response to the pandemic, NPower Canada pivoted its approach to employer engagement, shifting their partnership cultivation efforts toward the industry segments and types of companies that continued to hire digital talent. As a result of these pivots, NPower Canada has continued to achieve its 80% post-program job placement success target, and developed new, more agile employer engagement practices.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Employer engagement during a pandemic 
  • Understanding evolving employer needs 
  • Refining workforce development programs to support improved employment outcomes

En réponse à la pandémie, NPower Canada a modifié son approche de l’engagement des employeurs, en orientant ses efforts de partenariat vers les segments industriels et les types d’entreprises qui continuent d’embaucher des talents dans le domaine des technologies numériques. Grâce à cette réorientation, NPower Canada a continué à atteindre son objectif de 80 % de réussite en matière de placement après le programme, en plus d’établir de nouvelles pratiques plus souples en matière d’engagement des employeurs.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • L’engagement des employeurs durant une pandémie     
  • Comprendre l’évolution des besoins des employeurs    
  • Affiner les programmes de développement de la main-d’œuvre afin de favoriser de meilleurs résultats en matière d’emploi

Speakers
avatar for Denisse Alejo

Denisse Alejo

Senior Vice-president, Programs and Partnerships | Première vice-présidente, Programmes et partenariats, NPower Canada
Denisse Alejo is NPower Canada's Senior Vice-president, Programs & Partnerships, overseeing program functions – recruitment, skills-training, job placement & alumni services. Denisse led the employer engagement team, placing over 1,000 youth into meaningful employment.Denisse Alejo... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Reddin

Andrew Reddin

Chief Operating Officer | Chef de l’exploitation, NPower Canada
Andrew Reddin is Chief Operating Officer for NPower Canada, overseeing programming, employer engagement and partnership development. He has more than 10 years of senior experience in the workforce development field.Andrew Reddin agit à titre de chef de l’exploitation à NPower... Read More →


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Cultivating Habits for Our Life/Career Journeys
Career is more than a number of isolated activities or episodes addressed when necessary. Our life-long journey is to a large extent the sum of our habits, good or bad. How can we present career in a way that encourages the cultivating of conscious habits that are key to sustaining positive change and growth on our life/career journeys?

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the impact of habits in our life/career journey    
  • Setting forth the steps to cultivating conscious habits    
  • Leveraging habits into our career development  tools and processes

Speakers
avatar for Gray Poehnell

Gray Poehnell

Career Life Coach, Ergon Communications
Gray Poehnell is an author, trainer and presenter who seeks to equip people to create a better story for their life/career journey, by exploring holistic approaches that cultivate hope, practical spirituality, creativity, imagination and integrity.


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

EQ Development: A Critical Career Development Strategy
Emotional intelligence (EQ) predicts salary outcomes, performance, promotion and even health outcomes. Learning how to develop EQ is paramount to career development, and yet there are still so many questions surrounding this topic. Learn how EQ is defined across disciplines and research, how it connects to employment success and why it is so important for the future of work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn how EQ is defined across disciplines and research     
  • Understand how EQ links to employment success in the workplace     
  • Understand how EQ development is a critical career development strategy

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Grimaldi

Jesse Grimaldi

Manager, BCom Careers, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
Jesse Grimaldi supports career development of University of British Columbia business students as Manager, BCom Careers. They are part of a team enhancing the ways we teach and leverage EQ as a career development tool (ICF-ACC, MA sociology).
avatar for Colleen Egli

Colleen Egli

Associate Director, BCom Careers & Work Integrated Learning, University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business
Colleen Egli is the Associate Director, BCom Careers and Work Integrated Learning at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. She has an MA in organizational psychology, focused on career development and engagement.


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Measuring the Mental Health Outcomes of Career Development
When we hear the words "mental health," most of us think of mental illness. Professionals, researchers and theoreticians share this confusion and research literature abounds with different conceptualizations and definitions of mental health. This session explores current definitions and evidence to clarify what mental health is. A measure is introduced along with evidence and feedback from Canadian career development practitioners.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Current definitions of mental health and mental illness    
  • Common elements of contemporary definitions of mental health    
  • An evidence-based framework for developing a current measure

Speakers
avatar for Dave Redekopp

Dave Redekopp

President, Life-Role Development Group
Working for over 30 years in the wide-ranging career development field, Dave Redekopp is still curious about worker-workplace relationships, work-life connections, psychological health, the quirkiness of human behaviour, and more.
avatar for Michael Huston

Michael Huston

Counsellor, Mount Royal University
Michael Huston is a counsellor and focuses on career development with specific interest in counsellor training, career intervention strategies and outcomes, career development as mental health intervention, and work and well-being.


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

14:15 EST

Smoke and Mirrors: The Illusion of the Employment Services Sector
This presentation reveals the systemic flaws in government policy and service delivery for jobseekers with employment barriers, while proposing solutions to address them. It is cheeky and funny, while communicating the brutal and serious issues that need to be addressed, globally.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understanding the dark side of performance measurement and management    
  • Reflection on effective career development practice    
  • Solutions to solving the broader issues in policy and practice

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Delicate

Sarah Delicate

Director, BBMD Consulting Inc.
Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt have collectively spent 60+ years in the employment services sector. As practitioners and consultants, they bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment programming.
avatar for Angela Hoyt

Angela Hoyt

Director, Evolution Group
Sarah Delicate and Angela Hoyt have collectively spent 60+ years in the employment services sector. As practitioners and consultants, they bring a corporate memory that spans three decades of government-funded employment programming.


Monday January 24, 2022 14:15 - 15:15 EST

15:15 EST

Break | Pause
Monday January 24, 2022 15:15 - 15:45 EST

15:45 EST

Deciding About Disclosure
Deciding about disclosing a disability to a potential employer is very complex and nuanced. You want to be honest and open, but there's the constant worry about what might happen. In this session, we will talk about the law and the pros and cons of disclosing and that timing is everything.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Legal considerations of disclosing a disability    
  • Supporting individuals with choice in disclosing    
  • Recognizing the pros and cons in disclosing disability to employers

Speakers
avatar for Annette Borrows

Annette Borrows

President, CASE: Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Annette Borrows is the President of CASE and has been serving people with disabilities towards employment for the past 22 years. All of her efforts are focused toward employment equity for people with disabilities.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:45 EST

15:45 EST

Linking Skills for Success to Career Development
This panel of professionals and experts will:
  • Provide an overview of the Skills for Success model and research framework
  • Explore how essential skills and Skills for Success play an integral role in career development and CDP practice
  • Outline the value of the Guided Pathways project by highlighting the accreditation features and the data collected to date

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify background of Skills for Success renewal framework/skills model    
  • Discuss connection between Skills for Success framework/career development services     
  • Recognize value of Guided Pathways by highlighting course data/accreditation features

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Souply

Maureen Souply

Project Manager, AWES
Maureen Souply is the Project Manager for Guided Pathways and a consultant with AWES. She has worked in adult literacy and learning for over 15 years in Canada and internationally.  
avatar for Cindy Messaros

Cindy Messaros

Executive Director, Alberta Workforce Essential Skills
Cindy Messaros, Executive Director of Alberta Workforce Essential Skills (AWES), creates organizational change through innovative employment and essential skills advocacy. She's been in the field of employment initiatives for over 30 years as a teacher, facilitator, researcher and... Read More →
avatar for Boris Palameta

Boris Palameta

Research Director, Social Research Development Corporation (SRDC)
Boris Palameta has led several projects facilitating the economic and social integration of marginalized populations, including a recent project supporting the Government of Canada's launch of the Skills for Success model.
avatar for Andrea Horton

Andrea Horton

Manager, Office of Skills for Success at Employment and Social Development Canada
Andrea Horton is a Manager with the Office of Skills for Success at Employment and Social Development Canada. She has been closely involved in the development of the Skills for Success model for three years.
avatar for Riz Ibrahim

Riz Ibrahim

Executive Director, CERIC
Riz Ibrahim is the Executive Director of CERIC. Riz works with CERIC's cross-sectoral Board and Advisory Committees to develop strategic and functional partnerships that enhance the body of knowledge for Canada's career professional communities.
avatar for Sareena Hopkins

Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:45 EST

15:45 EST

NCDA's Harris Poll: Perceptions of Working America
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) commissioned Harris Poll to conduct a survey on Perceptions of Working America. The 2021 National Survey of Working America poll results have shown that career practitioners are vital in developing the US workforce, especially during the COVID recovery. Learn how data from the US may be used in the Canadian context.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the status of US perceptions of career services    
  • Learn how this data is useful for advocacy work    
  • Learn how to communicate the importance of career services

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Givens

Sharon Givens

President, National Career Development Association
Dr. Sharon Givens is a researcher, a licensed psychotherapist and a career counsellor. She is the CEO of Visions Counseling and Career Center LLC, (VCCC) and is currently President of the National Career Development Association.
avatar for Deneen Pennington

Deneen Pennington

Executive Director, National Career Development Association
Deneen Pennington is the Executive Director of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and owner of Creative Management Alliance, an association management firm located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:45 EST

15:45 EST

Staying Employable in an Era of Disruption
These days, finding a job is only part of the challenge. In an economic environment characterized by great speed, incessant change and much uncertainty, the real challenge is keeping jobs and remaining employable. This session explores some of the underlying societal issues affecting long-term employability and suggests strategies to assure that workers continue to offer the skills their employers need.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe the shift from ladders to frameworks for conceptualizing careers    
  • Explain how formal learning and informal developmental support employability    
  • Describe a development model with learning, networking and side hustles

Speakers
avatar for Saul Carliner

Saul Carliner

Professor and Author, Career Anxiety, Concordia University
Saul Carliner is a Professor at Concordia University. Among his books is Career Anxiety. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Performance and Learning and President of the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education.


Monday January 24, 2022 15:45 - 16:45 EST

17:30 EST

(Viewing Party | Groupe de visionnement) Enhanced Support for School Leavers in Australia | Soutien renforcé pour les jeunes quittant l’école en Australie
With the goal of helping young Australians understand education, training and work pathways, the Australian Government's Enhanced Support for School Leavers Measure provides tailored careers information and free phone career guidance sessions. Join us to explore how the National Careers Institute has harnessed the positive disruption of COVID-19 to have greater influence and create enhanced support for young Australians.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Develop awareness around online career service delivery models    
  • Increase understanding of international career programs    
  • Understand results of in-practice pandemic recovery career programs

Dans le but d’aider les jeunes Australiens à comprendre les parcours liés aux études, à la formation et au travail, la mesure de soutien renforcé pour les jeunes quittant l’école du gouvernement australien fournit de l’information sur les carrières et des séances d’orientation professionnelle gratuites par téléphone. Joignez-vous à nous pour découvrir comment le National Careers Institute a tiré parti des perturbations positives de la COVID-19 pour avoir une plus grande influence et offrir un meilleur soutien aux jeunes Australiens.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Accroître la sensibilisation aux modèles de prestation de services d’orientation professionnelle en ligne 
  • Améliorer la compréhension des programmes de développement professionnel internationaux 
  • Comprendre les résultats des programmes de développement professionnel mis en œuvre dans la pratique dans le contexte de la reprise après la pandémie

Speakers
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Robbie Beale

Director | Directeur, National Careers Institute
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Briony Penrose

Assistant Director | Directeur adjoint, National Careers Institute


Monday January 24, 2022 17:30 - 18:15 EST
 
Tuesday, January 25
 

07:30 EST

09:30 EST

Career Services: Impact, Proof & New Evidence
In 2005, a survey of Canadian career development practitioners highlighted how we measured and reported the impact of our services. In 2021, new data provides a fresh take on how we demonstrate impact. In this session, we'll explore our relationship with evaluation and how we can build on identified strengths to prove our value and further demonstrate our impact.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Discuss the evolution of evaluation in the career development sector     
  • Examine current evaluation strengths and challenges in the sector    
  • Explore practical ways for the sector to demonstrate impact

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Bezanson

Lynne Bezanson

Executive Director Emeritus, Canadian Career Development Foundation
Lynne Bezanson is Executive Director Emeritus of the Canadian Career Development Foundation (CCDF), which means that she has been contributing to the career development field for a very long time and simply cannot stop!
avatar for Deirdre Pickerell

Deirdre Pickerell

Dean Student Success, Yorkville University/Toronto Film School
Dr. Deirdre Pickerell is an award-winning career development leader. She has spent many years exploring the data that demonstrates impact of career services and has led the recent research teams examining evidence-based practice.
avatar for Sareena Hopkins

Sareena Hopkins

Executive Director, Canadian Career Development Foundation
As Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation, Sareena Hopkins works to strengthen the impact of the career development sector by moving from ideas to action in areas of public policy, research and development, capacity building and advocacy.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 EST

09:30 EST

Connecting Career Development and Mental Health for Youth
Learn about the CCDMHY, a collaborative and growing partnership among researchers, school districts, provincial ministries and community organizations in BC, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick. We provide training for school educators that links effective career development practices with mental health outcomes, document how the training influences teaching practice, measure the impact on student well-being and create a community of practice.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe a model for connecting career development and mental health    
  • Understand the collaborative process for developing a pan-Canadian partnership    
  • Explain the preliminary results of career development and mental health training for educators

Speakers
avatar for Kris Magnusson

Kris Magnusson

Professor, Simon Fraser University
Kris Magnusson (Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University) is passionate about career development and learning in all forms.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 EST

09:30 EST

Cultivating Ritual to Shape the Future of Work
When we lost access to common social rituals like blowing out candles, graduations and lavish weddings, people got creative. Neighbours plastered signs in windows for birthday walkabouts. Milestones were marked with drive-by celebrations. Workplaces gave more space for connection. Our communal need for the warmth of ritual has been rekindled. Let's use it as we shape the Future of Work.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identifying social rituals that can enhance workplace culture and self-care    
  • Experimenting with hands-on examples of social ritual to build connection     
  • Reflecting on your signature Future of Work as a career development professional

Speakers
avatar for Ali Breen

Ali Breen

Learning Co-ordinator, Challenge Factory
Ali Breen is a constant kickstarter, bringing her experiences in adult education, curriculum design, leadership training, community growth and private practice to Cannexus. As Challenge Factory's Learning Co-ordinator, she supports shaping an equitable Future of Work.
avatar for Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 EST

09:30 EST

The World Needs You – Choose Your Challenge
For too long, we've encouraged students to prepare for their future by choosing a job title. However, matching students with job titles creates issues in diversity, equity and inclusion. Focusing on job titles limits their perspective to what they already know, instead of broadening their horizons. By helping students find challenges to solve instead, you can help them truly thrive.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the DEI benefits of helping students look beyond occupations    
  • Learn to "flip the model" of career development    
  • Integrate the Challenge Mindset into your career work

Speakers
avatar for JP Michel

JP Michel

Founder, SparkPath
JP Michel is the creator of the Challenge Mindset and the Challenge Cards. This approach to career exploration is now used in hundreds of schools and post-secondary institutions around the world.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 09:30 - 10:30 EST

11:00 EST

11:00 EST

(Viewing Party | Groupe de visionnement) L’orientation professionnelle en Suisse : une nouvelle stratégie nationale | Career Guidance in Switzerland: A New National Strategy
Dans le système d’éducation suisse, l’orientation professionnelle publique occupe une place très importante. Cependant, l’élaboration des programmes d’orientation relève de chacun des 26 cantons, dont les approches très différentes ont conduit à une offre de services très différente. L’élaboration d’une stratégie commune en matière d’orientation professionnelle vise à améliorer la coordination et la qualité de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse et à assurer son développement continu.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre le contexte politique de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse
  • Comprendre la nécessité d’un développement coordonné de l’orientation professionnelle
  • Découvrir les futurs développements de l’orientation professionnelle en Suisse

Due to the Swiss education system, public career guidance is very important. However, the 26 very different cantons are responsible for its development, which has led very different approaches and services. The development of a common strategy for career guidance is intended to improve the co-ordination and quality of career guidance in Switzerland and to ensure their continuous development.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the political context of career guidance in Switzerland    
  • Understand the need for co-ordinated development of career counselling    
  • Learn about the future developments of career guidance in Switzerland

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Reumiller

Daniel Reumiller

President | Président, KBSB (Swiss Conference for Vocational and Career Guidance) | KBSB (Conférence suisse d’orientation professionnelle)
Daniel Reumiller has been Director of the Career Guidance Centers of the Canton of Bern since 2012. Since 2016, he has been President of the Swiss Conference for Career Guidance.Daniel Reumiller est directeur des centres d’orientation professionnelle du canton de Berne depuis 2012... Read More →


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

11:00 EST

Career Mapping: The Missing Link in Education Planning
As students seek support with the reality of having multiple education-to-employment transitions, they often turn to faculty and academic advisors. These career helpers can have limited education planning information that helps them expand or pivot their career options over a lifespan. The career mapping project is the missing link. This presentation demonstrates how and why it works.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore how education planning impacts career planning    
  • Identify the information gaps faculty have as career helpers    
  • Discuss how non-linear career mapping will support students

Speakers
avatar for Linda Pardy

Linda Pardy

Associate Dean of Students, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Linda Pardy is the Associate Dean of Students at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is recognized for her innovative career mapping project and her strategic implementation of career development theory into programming.


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

11:00 EST

Creating Trauma-Informed Organizations | Créer des organisations tenant compte des traumatismes
Working in trauma-informed ways is achieved through a multi-layered, whole systems approach that includes, but is not limited to, trauma-informed career practitioners. We will look at how to create systems that are trauma-reducing and that support prevention and change. We will explore five domains for consideration as you engage in and take steps toward being a trauma-informed organization.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Supporting practitioners in their trauma-informed engagement with clients    
  • Supporting practitioners working with trauma    
  • Aligning organizational policies, procedures and culture with trauma-informed approaches

Travailler en tenant compte des traumatismes est possible grâce à une approche systémique globale à plusieurs niveaux qui met notamment à contribution les intervenants en développement de carrière. Nous examinerons comment créer des systèmes qui réduisent les traumatismes et qui soutiennent la prévention et le changement. Nous allons explorer cinq domaines à prendre en considération lorsque vous vous engagez et prenez des mesures pour devenir une organisation tenant compte des traumatismes.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Soutenir les intervenants dans leur engagement auprès des clients en tenant compte des traumatismes
  • Soutenir les intervenants confrontés à des traumatismes dans leur travail          
  • Harmoniser les politiques, les procédures et la culture de l’organisation avec les approches tenant compte des traumatismes

Speakers
avatar for Seanna Quressette

Seanna Quressette

Co-ordinator, Continuing Education, Douglas College
Seanna Quressette, MEd, CCDP is a trauma therapist with 30+ years experience in career development. Seanna lives with PTSD and anxiety. Seanna has taught career practitioners for over 20 years and is currently faculty at Douglas College.Seanna Quressette, M.Éd., CCDP, est une thérapeute... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Hajnal

Catherine Hajnal

Trauma and Grief Educator | Éducatrice en traumatisme et en deuil, Life Fundamentals
Dr. Catherine Hajnal facilitates an understanding of trauma, loss and grief as well as their transformative potential. She is committed to creating learning environments that foster a deeper understanding of the human condition.La Dre Catherine Hajnal travaille à faciliter la compréhension... Read More →


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

11:00 EST

Digitizing Collaboration: LinkedIn‚ Partnership with Workforce Development Sector
The pandemic has tested this sector in unique ways, requiring unique solutions to meet jobseekers and employers in an increasingly virtual space. To enhance practitioner capacity, First Work partnered with LinkedIn, providing access to LinkedIn Learning, Recruiter and Talent Insights. This presentation overviews the utilization of this platform to supplement programming, while increasing digitization and professionalization of the sector.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Impacts of learning platform on client retention and motivation    
  • Impacts of LinkedIn digital tool integration into service delivery    
  • Impacts of platform utilization on sector talent pipeline

Speakers
avatar for Akosua Alagaratnam

Akosua Alagaratnam

Executive Director, First Work
With over six years of experience in government and seven years as board representative for the Region of Peel Women's Centre, Akosua Alagaratnam is an established driver of effective policy-making, communications, government affairs and community engagement.
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Derrick An

Manager, Projects and Strategic Initiatives, First Work
With over 10 years of public, not-for-profit and charity experience, Derrick An approaches his work with a firm understanding of the challenges intrapreneurs and organization leaders face when creating systemic change and leading with identity first.


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

11:00 EST

Social/Emotional Skills in Programming: Lessons Learned
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

Speakers
avatar for Randy Lindsay

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

12:30 EST

(Viewing Party | Groupe de visionnement) Spark! : Building the Workforce of the Future | Bâtir la main-d’œuvre de l’avenir
Lorsque les organisations et les établissements d’enseignement postsecondaire travaillent ensemble, nous pouvons bâtir un avenir du travail qui soit non seulement avantageux pour tous sur le plan économique, mais, d’abord et avant tout, inclusif. Écoutez les histoires personnelles de trois présentateurs sur leur cheminement et sur la manière dont ils ont apporté des changements dans leur vie grâce à leur persévérance, leur réflexion et leur capacité à surmonter les difficultés.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • La diversité est indispensable pour prospérer
  • Chacun de nous peut être à l’origine du changement
  • L’innovation est la clé

When organizations and post-secondary institutions work together, we can build a future of work that is not only economically beneficial for all but, most importantly, inclusive. Hear personal stories from three presenters on their journeys and how they effected change through perseverance, reflection and their ability to overcome challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Diversity is a must to thrive
  • Each of us can instigate change
  • Innovation is key

Speakers
avatar for Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson

Directeur Général | Executive Director, Magnet, Université Ryerson | Magnet, Ryerson University
Mark Patterson est un artisan du changement qui ouvre la voie à de nouvelles approches en matière de développement de carrière, de recrutement inclusif et d’informations contextualisées sur le marché du travail afin de favoriser le changement social et économique. Depuis... Read More →
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Brien Convery

Directeur national, Communautés de jeunes talents et recrutement inclusif | National Director, Early Talent Communities and Inclusive Recruitment, RBC
Brien Convery est un cadre professionnel dont l’approche est orientée sur les objectifs et sur les personnes. Il possède plus de 30 ans d’expérience diversifiée et progressive dans un large éventail d’industries et de disciplines, tant dans le secteur privé que dans le... Read More →
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Jan Basso

Vice-présidente adjointe, Apprentissage par l’expérience et développement de carrière | Assistant Vice-President: Experiential Learning & Career Development, Université Wilfrid Laurier | Wilfrid Laurier University
Jan Basso est la vice-présidente adjointe, Apprentissage par l’expérience et développement de carrière à l’Université Wilfrid Laurier et elle est une leader reconnue dans le domaine de l’éducation au choix de carrière au postsecondaire. Son rôle consiste à développer... Read More →
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Ana Santos

Étudiante de 4e année d’un programme d’enseignement coopératif en administration des affaires et marketing | th-year Co-op Student, Business Administration-Marketing, Collège Mohawk | Mohawk College
Ana Santos est une étudiante de quatrième année avec spécialisation en administration des affaires et marketing, au Collège Mohawk. Elle effectue actuellement son deuxième stage coopératif à RBC en tant qu’analyste des communications, de mai à décembre 2021. Auparavant... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 12:30 - 13:30 EST

13:30 EST

A Future for Public Education Driven by Youth
The world is changing and education is key to Canada's success. Education systems must evolve to prepare students with the skills and competencies they need to contribute to the country's future. Featuring a dialogue with students and youth-serving organizations, this session will emphasize the importance of centring young people in the conversation if necessary change is to be achieved.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How can young people shape the future of public education?    
  • What does effective intergenerational collaboration look like?    
  • What changes would young people like to see in education?

Speakers
avatar for Annie Kidder

Annie Kidder

Executive Director, People for Education
The Executive Director and a founder of People for Education, Annie Kidder has provided advice to policy-makers and government since the late 1990s, and her writing on education has been published in a range of media.
avatar for Ilona Dougherty

Ilona Dougherty

Managing Director, The Youth & Innovation Project
Ilona Dougherty is the Co-creator and Managing Director of the Youth & Innovation Project at the University of Waterloo. In 2004, she co-founded Apathy is Boring, educating youth about democracy and encouraging them to vote.
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Lisa Wolff

Director, Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada
As the Director of Policy and Research at UNICEF Canada, Lisa Wolff works with diverse partners across issues and sectors to advocate for and with children and youth, to advance the rights of children in Canada.
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Stephen Mensah

Executive Director, Toronto Youth Cabinet
Stephen Mensah is a Ryerson University student and the Executive Director of the Toronto Youth Cabinet, the City of Toronto's official youth advisory body, where he aims to tackle issues revolving around equity in education.
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Joy Liu

Policy Co-ordinator, Ontario Student Trustees' Association
Joy Liu was on the Executive Council of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association, a trustee on the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and is a champion bilingual debater.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST

13:30 EST

Create Your Own Career Path in Career Development
As a career professional, you help clients in their career journeys. But how proactive are you in imagining and planning your own journey? This session will inspire you to consider your own unique path in the field of career development, set meaningful goals for yourself, seek out enriching and rewarding opportunities, and explore strategies for personal growth.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to be proactive about your own career plan    
  • Identify strategies and opportunities for professional growth    
  • Stay on track with your goals even in challenging times

Speakers
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Cathy Ginsberg

Career Growth Coach & Trainer, People Focus Training Inc.
Cathy Ginsberg is an engaging speaker, coach and trainer, specializing in coaching for career growth and leadership development. She has extensive training and development experience in the business world, in non-profits and in employment services.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST

13:30 EST

Dying to Live: Breakthrough Stress Reduction/Wellness/Mental Health Strategies
Over 90% of all illnesses are lifestyle-related and over 50% of the global workforce is highly stressed. Also, mental health has become a critical consideration for our well-being. There is good news – we can do something about it. In this highly interactive session, Dr. Keis will share leading-edge research on wellness (mental health) improvements and stress reduction.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify key causes of our stress levels    
  • Research and impact stress has on our health    
  • Specific strategies to increase your (mental) health & wellness

Speakers
avatar for Ken Keis

Ken Keis

President & CEO, Consulting Resource Group International Inc.
Ken Keis, PhD, is a foremost global authority on behavioural assessments, an expert in leadership, purpose and wellness. He has authored 4+ million words of content including 500 articles, four books and a dozen assessments.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST

13:30 EST

Students' Perspectives on Careers and Career Development: 2022
Featuring insights from the 2021 Student Career Interests Report (a survey of over 16,000 post-secondary students), this presentation will provide the most authoritative look at today's students' mindset. Learn how students' attitudes toward career development, employers and the world of work are evolving as well as their expectations of their schools in terms of career development support and work opportunities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to best support students' career development    
  • How to make a stronger case for student career development    
  • What today's students want from their careers

Speakers
avatar for Graham Donald

Graham Donald

Founder & President, Brainstorm Strategy Group Inc.
As Canada's leading expert on student recruitment and engagement, Graham Donald has been providing research, training and strategic advice to the country's leading employers and educational institutions for more than 25 years.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST

13:30 EST

Supervision clinique : Espace de développement des compétences d'advocacie | Clinical Supervision: Advocacy Skills Development Space
La profession de conseiller d’orientation, comme bien d’autres, peut bénéficier du développement de compétences en advocacie. Alors que certains utilisent ces compétences à leur insu, d’autres aimeraient valoriser la profession sans trop connaître les moyens disponibles ou le font bien maladroitement. Et pourquoi pas utiliser la supervision clinique comme un espace pour développer les compétences d’advocacie?

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Identifier les compétences d'advocacie    
  • Amorcer un regard réflexif sur ses propres comportements d'advocacie    
  • Comprendre l'utilité de la supervision pour développer des compétences d'advocacie

The career counselling profession, like many others, can benefit from the development of advocacy skills. While some use these skills unknowingly, others would like to enhance the profession but don’t know much about the means available or do it very awkwardly. What about using clinical supervision as a space to develop advocacy skills?

Learning Objectives:
  • Identifying advocacy skills
  • Taking a reflective look at your own advocacy behaviours
  • Understanding the value of supervision in developing advocacy skills

Speakers
avatar for Francis Grégoire

Francis Grégoire

Étudiant au doctorat / Conseiller d'orientation | Doctoral student / Career counsellor, Université Laval / Pratique privée | Laval University/ Private practice
Francis Grégoire est conseiller d'orientation en pratique privée. Il possède aussi de l'expérience en milieux collégiaux, communautaires et gouvernementaux. Francis est étudiant au doctorat en sciences de l'orientation à l'Université Laval. Sujets d'intérêts : identit... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 13:30 - 14:30 EST

14:30 EST

15:00 EST

(In-Person streamed into platform | En personne diffusé sur la plate-forme) Keynote Address | Allocution: Joy in the Now! | La joie dans votre quotidien!
What is your relationship with joy? Is it a state of mind that luck grants only to a few? Many of us identified with the term used to capture our emotional state as we endured the pandemic and multiple lockdowns. Languishing. A prolonged state that slowly saps our internal resources leaving us dragging through each day, one tired foot in front of the other. But why languish when we can choose joy! Join Yvonne Rodney for a practical, personal and pivotal presentation on experiencing joy in the now – during and despite our dire situations.

Quelle est votre relation avec la joie? Est-ce un état d’esprit que la chance n’accorde qu’à quelques personnes? Beaucoup d’entre nous se sont identifiés à ce terme utilisé pour décrire notre état émotionnel alors que nous endurions la pandémie et les multiples confinements. Langueur : état prolongé qui lentement épuise nos ressources internes, où chaque jour nous traînons un pied devant l’autre, sans entrain. Mais pourquoi se morfondre quand on peut choisir la joie! Joignez-vous à Yvonne Rodney pour une présentation pratique, personnelle et essentielle sur l’expérience de la joie maintenant – pendant et malgré les situations difficiles que nous vivons.

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Rodney

Yvonne Rodney

Founder | Fondatrice, Inner Change Consulting
Yvonne Rodney is first and foremost an unapologetic introvert. She holds a Master in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and is an author, career consultant, speaker and playwright. With a tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, Yvonne ensures that her topics are... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 15:00 - 16:00 EST

16:00 EST

After the Bell – Learning Outside the Classroom
The Rideau Hall Foundation’s Catapult Canada team alongside youth serving organizations Northern Youth Abroad (Northern Compass), Unity Charity and Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre will lead a discussion on learning supports that exist outside the classroom and their innovative approaches to supporting youth in their respective communities.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Greater understanding of the challenges that exist in the education system    
  • Greater appreciation of the unique supports delivered to youth in rural and urban settings    
  • Confidence in adapting solutions that have emerged from the work of youth-serving organizations


Speakers
avatar for Léandre Nawej

Léandre Nawej

Program and Partnerships Co-ordinator, Rideau Hall Foundation
Léandre Nawaj has worked on projects advancing education equity, youth employment, gender inclusion and corporate sustainability efforts through governments and NGOs. Today, Léandre supports Rideau Hall Foundation with learning initiatives for young Canadians. She calls Tiohti:áke/Montreal... Read More →
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Lois Phillip

Team Lead, Northern Compass
Lois Phillip, a Dene woman who grew up in Fort Providence, served as teacher then principal at Deh Gáh School for more than 20 years. She has founded many projects and organizations including Northern Compass, and Northern Loco, where she now works, and has been recognized for excellence... Read More →
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Rebecca Harrison

Executive Director, Unity Charity
Rebecca Harrison is the Executive Director of Unity Charity, and has dedicated her career to the Canadian arts and cultural sector in both for-profit and non-profit capacities. For Rebecca, music and mentorship are central to all things!
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Liz Robins

Learning Hub Project Co-ordinator, Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society, Smithers, BC
Liz Robins traces her emancipatory roots to her Celtic heritage; she is an advocate for students and dedicated to fostering educational opportunities that lead to greater justice for all. Liz has specialized in Indigenous community-based education since 2012, and acknowledges with... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

Hired! How to Get the Zippy Gig
Based on my best-selling book, Hired!, this session is presented to the audience as the jobseeker and will benefit your clients. Highlights include my two-step resume formula that's helped jobseekers globally to land their new gigs! I'll also demystify how to interview like a pro and how to make a lasting impression at the end of the interview!

Learning Outcomes:
  • How to apply the 2-step resume formula to your resume    
  • 5 questions interviewers never ask, yet want the answers to!    
  • Clever ways to cover resume gaps & career pivots secrets

Speakers
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Sheila Musgrove

Founder & Author of Hired! & Unexpected Mentors, TAG Recruitment Group Inc.
Sheila Musgrove is the award-winning recruitment firm owner & author of best-selling book, Hired! How To Get The Zippy Gig, and Unexpected Mentors. She appears regularly on CTV Calgary as a job search and resume expert.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

How to Improve Diversity and Inclusion with Mentoring
Mentoring is one of the most effective strategies for fostering an inclusive and diverse organizational culture, where employees can develop for their own benefit and that of their organization. In this presentation, mentoring expert Catherine Légaré will share cutting-edge practices in DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion) and mentoring.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Best practices for fostering inclusion in the workplace    
  • The benefits of mentoring to effectively foster inclusive environments    
  • Conditions for a successful diversity and inclusion mentoring program

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Légaré

Catherine Légaré

Cofounder, Elo Mentoring
Catherine Légaré, PhD, is President and Founder of Academos, a mentoring app that helps students find their dream job, and co-founder of Elo, an app that offers mentoring to professionals and entrepreneurs.


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

Virtual Services: Competencies CDPs Need for the Future | Services virtuels : les compétences dont les IDC ont besoin pour l’avenir
Career development practitioners (CDPs) have responded to the pandemic by transitioning their in-person services to virtual delivery as a response to COVID-19. Some have thrived in this new virtual environment, but many have struggled. Based on the Future Skills Centre research of BC's employment services sector, this session will provide recommendations for CDPs to develop their virtual service delivery competencies.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand emerging issues related to virtual services    
  • Self-evaluate competencies needed for virtual services    
  • Respond to building virtual service competencies within an organization

Les intervenants en développement de carrière (IDC) se sont adaptés à la pandémie de COVID-19 en faisant passer leurs services en personne à une prestation virtuelle. Certains ont bien réussi dans ce nouvel environnement virtuel, mais beaucoup d’autres ont eu de la difficulté. Basée sur la recherche du Future Skills Centre dans le domaine des services d’emploi de la Colombie-Britannique, cette séance fournira des recommandations pour aider les IDC à développer leurs compétences en matière de prestation de services virtuels.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Comprendre les questions émergentes liées aux services virtuels
  • Autoévaluer les compétences nécessaires pour les services virtuels       
  • Répondre à la création de compétences en matière de services virtuels au sein d’une organisation

Speakers
avatar for Janet Morris-Reade

Janet Morris-Reade

CEO | Chef de la direction, ASPECT BC - Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training
Janet Morris-Reade is the CEO of ASPECT BC (Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training). She works to provide leadership, education, advocacy and public awareness in support of community-based workforce development service providers.Janet Morris-Reade est... Read More →
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Roberta Borgen (Neault)

President | Président, Life Strategies ltd
Dr. Roberta Borgen (Neault), CCC, CCDP, GCDF-I, President, Life Strategies Ltd., Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Project Director, CCDF is co-developer of the career engagement model and an award-winning career development thought leader in Canada and internationally.Roberta... Read More →
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Deborah Bromley

President | Présidente, ETHOS Career Management Group
Deborah Bromley is President & CEO of ETHOS, working in the industry for over 31 years. She has worked in government, non-profit and for-profit organizations in program development and delivery, as a career practitioner and program officer.Deborah Bromley est présidente et chef de... Read More →


Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:00 EST

16:00 EST

KAIROS Blanket Exercise
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise invites you explore the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. It is an interactive learning experience that builds awareness and understanding of our shared history by having participants literally walk through situations that include pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Participants step onto blankets representing the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples.

Tuesday January 25, 2022 16:00 - 17:30 EST
 
Wednesday, January 26
 

08:00 EST

09:00 EST

Architecting Our Sector's Future of Work
Recent revolutionary changes have shaken things we thought were immovable. Future predictions and workforce trends became irrelevant overnight. How do we plan when so much is shifting? We start now and shape the future of work that we want for ourselves and our sector. Immerse yourself in a hands-on communal imagining of what our sector could be in 2032.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Unearth hidden needs of the career development sector    
  • Co-create tools and assets to be shared with the Cannexus-community wide    
  • Demonstrate creative facilitation that can be integrated into everyone's work


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

President, Challenge Factory
Lisa Taylor is an author, entrepreneur, consultant, volunteer and community leader focused on making sense of the changing world of work. She is the President of Challenge Factory and lives in Toronto.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 EST

09:00 EST

Are Soft Skills Going the Way of POGS?
In a context of increasing concern about skills deficits in the workplace, discussion of soft skills (along with the various other terms used for the non-job specific skills needed to perform at work) has become inescapable. This session will provide an opportunity to take a critical look at the question of whether or not this attention is warranted.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Able to differentiate the types of skills needed for employment
  • Have considered the relative importance of soft skills    
  • Arrive at their own conclusion regarding the future of soft skills

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Landine

Jeff Landine

Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick
Jeff Landine is a Professor in the MEd Counselling program at the University of New Brunswick. When he isn't helping students develop their counselling skills, he spends much of his time talking and reading about employment and employability skills.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 EST

09:00 EST

Connecting Youth to Future Pathways
The Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) provides a bridge between Saskatchewan's career opportunities and the youth in the province. Through a partnership among business, K-12 and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn about career development activities to foster exploration     
  • Discover unique experiential learning opportunities for youth     
  • Discover new ways to connect to labour market information

Speakers
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Aaron Adari

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Aaron Adari is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. He was an educator with 16 years of classroom experience and a master's in curriculum studies before joining the SIEC team.
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Megan Unrau

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Aaron Adari is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. He was an educator with 16 years of classroom experience and a master's in curriculum studies before joining the SIEC team.
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Michelle Hardy

Program Co-ordinator, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Michelle Hardy is a Program Co-ordinator with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. With a master's in educational administration, she was a secondary school teacher for 10 years before transitioning to her role with the SIEC.
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Shana Stewart

Finance & Office Manager, Saskatoon Industry Education Council
Shana Stewart is the Finance and Office Manager with the Saskatoon Industry Education Council. With a Bachelor of Commerce, she has experience in event management, sponsorship and oversees government funding.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 EST

09:00 EST

L’anxiété face au choix de carrière : comment intervenir?
L’anxiété est une problématique de santé mentale importante à considérer dans le cadre d’un processus d’orientation auprès d’élèves du secondaire. Un programme d’intervention groupal pour la prévention de l’anxiété face aux choix de carrière lors de l’adolescence a été développé et implanté auprès de trois groupes. Cette communication vise à présenter les résultats préliminaires obtenus.

Objectifs d’apprentissage :
  • Intervenir en prévention de l’anxiété face au choix de carrière    
  • Outils transmis et acquis dans le cadre du groupe d’intervention    
  • Apport du groupe à l’intervention en prévention de cette problématique

Speakers
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Audrey Dupuis

Doctorante en éducation, Université de Sherbrooke
Audrey Dupuis est conseillère d’orientation et doctorante en éducation à l’Université de Sherbrooke. Ses recherches portent principalement sur le choix de carrière lors de l’adolescence, l’anxiété associée au choix de carrière et le counseling groupal.
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Patricia Dionne

Professeure agrégée, Université de Sherbrooke
Patricia Dionne, c.o. est professeure agrégée au Département d’orientation professionnelle de l’Université de Sherbrooke. Depuis plus de 10 ans, elle s’intéresse à l’intervention en groupe auprès des adultes en transition ou en situation de précarité.


Wednesday January 26, 2022 09:00 - 10:30 EST

10:30 EST

Networking Coffee Break | Pause café réseautage
Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:30 - 11:00 EST

11:00 EST

(Viewing Party) Keynote Address | Allocution : Transforming Adversity into Career Purpose Using the Growth Mindset | Transformer l’adversité en objectif professionnel grâce à une attitude de croissance
In life, adversity does not discriminate against anyone. Adversity doesn't care about how "good" or "bad" we are. It will find us all at one point or another. It will make us uncomfortable to help us grow. Because adversity is inevitable, there is something powerful in unearthing the opportunities they present.  It has been said that smart people learn from their mistakes while wise people learn from others. We all have the propensity to transform our adversities and use them to serve others along our journey. I believe our careers have the ability to serve humanity and make the world a better place. Our experiences and the wisdom we gain from them can be solutions for others. They can also help us find our sense of purpose in life. Using design thinking and the growth mindset principles, this speech will provide insights, tools and mindsets to approach transforming our adversities into purposeful careers.

Dans la vie, l’adversité ne discrimine personne. L’adversité ne se soucie pas de savoir si nous sommes « bons » ou « mauvais ». Elle finira par nous tomber dessus à un moment ou à un autre. Elle est là pour nous mettre des bâtons dans les roues et nous aider à grandir. On ne peut rien faire pour éviter l’adversité, mais on peut s’en servir comme un puissant levier pour créer des occasions. On dit que les personnes intelligentes apprennent de leurs erreurs, tandis que les personnes sages apprennent des autres. Nous avons tous la possibilité de tirer des leçons des obstacles qui se trouvent sur notre chemin et d’en faire profiter les autres. Je crois que nos décisions de carrière ont le pouvoir de contribuer à un monde meilleur. Nos expériences et les apprentissages que nous en tirons peuvent être des pistes de solutions pour les autres. Ils peuvent également nous aider à trouver un sens à notre vie. En s’appuyant sur les principes de la pensée conceptuelle et de l’attitude de croissance, cette présentation fournira des idées, des outils et des approches pour transformer nos adversités en décisions de carrière utiles.

Speakers
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Randell Adjei

Ontario's 1st Poet Laureate | Le premier poète officiel de l’Ontario, Legislative Assembly of Ontario | l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario
Randell Adjei is an entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner who uses his gifts to Empower the message of Alchemy. He was recently appointed Ontario’s first Poet Laureate.Randell is the founder of one of Toronto's largest youth-led initiatives; Reaching Intelligent Souls... Read More →


Wednesday January 26, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 EST

12:00 EST

Closing Comments | Remerciements et mot de la fin
Wednesday January 26, 2022 12:00 - 12:15 EST
 
Friday, February 4
 

12:00 EST

(Plenary Session: Introduction | Séance plénière : introduction) Crossing the Threshold into Liminal Space | Franchir le seuil de l’espace liminal
A time for reflection, creativity and the exploration of possibility. What are your next steps? How can you position yourself to leverage past learning and open up new options? Join us in crossing the threshold and prepare for the uncertainties of liminal space.

Un temps pour la réflexion, la créativité et l’exploration des possibilités Quelles sont les prochaines étapes pour vous? Comment pouvez-vous tirer parti des apprentissages passés et créer de nouvelles possibilités? Rejoignez-nous pour franchir le seuil et préparez-vous aux incertitudes de l’espace liminal.

Speakers
avatar for Norm Amundson

Norm Amundson

Professor Emeritus | Professeur émérite, University of British Columbia | Université de la Colombie-Britannique
Norman Amundson is an Emeritus Professor from the University of British Columbia who has worked extensively in the career development field. His work is engaging and he emphasizes the importance of creativity, imagination, storytelling, dynamic action, metaphors and hope.Norman Amundson... Read More →
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Andrea Fruhling

Founder, Coach, Facilitator | Fondatrice, accompagnatrice et facilitatrice, Doubleknot Works
Andrea Fruhling is a certified organizational and career coach, facilitator and Doubleknot founder. Her work ranges from mentoring and teaching coaching (University of British Columbia) to delivering career development workshops and training globally. Andrea’s work is creative... Read More →


Friday February 4, 2022 12:00 - 12:30 EST

12:30 EST

12:45 EST

13:45 EST

14:00 EST

15:00 EST

Keynote | Allocution
Coming soon... | Bientôt disponible...

Friday February 4, 2022 15:00 - 16:00 EST