It has been an exciting week. Here are some updates:
ASPECT Annual Conference - November 3 & 4 in Victoria
Our ASPECT Conference is almost sold out! We have only about 15 spots left. If you're like me, you might need to hunt down your business cards to take full advantage of this networking event. Also, you might want to prepare yourself for a masked event. With the rise of COVID and the nasty flu variant expected, we'd like to ensure everyone is protected. If you have registered and get sick, you can always transfer your registration to someone else.
The "10 Ways Employers Can Address Their Talent Needs by Partnering with Career Development Professionals" document is out! Last June, we had a consultation session with CERIC and the BC Career Development Association to review the results of CERIC's Employer Survey and discuss how Career Development Professionals work with employers. At this month's ASPECT Members Discussion on October 19, we will discuss the contents of this document further and share engagement ideas. Please register to get the zoom link and updates.
Career Development Professional Centre (a.k.a CDP Institute)
I attended a cross-country meeting yesterday where I heard the great news about the new project to establish a CDP Centre. As you might remember, a feasibility study took place over the summer that involved 440 CDPs in 47 focus groups and 550+ survey responses. Delivered by the Canadian Career Development Foundation and Funded by the Government of Canada through the Future Skills Centre, this one-year initiative will include the following:
- A home for the CDP Competency Framework & Code of Ethics
- Development of basic foundational training for CDP practice
- A new CDP Community of Practice web platform with the ability to create micro-communities
- A hub to promote existing CDP training
- Evidence-based practice catalogue
- Development and implementation of an advocacy strategy
There will be more information at the ASPECT Conference, and I will, of course, update you on the CDP Centre and all of the above as I have more information.
Janet Morris-Reade, CEO