Ok, there are way more than 8 things to look forward to, but in this world of clickbait engagement, I'm trying my best to adapt:
- A hot breakfast on Monday, November 5. Tuesday will be a European breakfast.
- There are 16 workshops or presentations to choose from with something for everyone, regardless of where you are in your career.
- Our keynote speaker, Eric Termuend, will talk about The Future of Work and the importance of community and belonging.
- We will be hosting two national stakeholder consultations within and adjacent to the conference program: Supporting Canadians to Navigate Learning & Work National Career Development Consultation (Monday at 11am.) and Project Integrate: Exploring Future Employment Pathways Consultation, which is funded by the Future Skills Centre (Tuesday at 2pm: free registration) There are limited spaces for this consultation so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
- Monday night's networking reception is always lots of fun.
- There'll be five sessions programmed just for Career Developers.
- Government Representation: we are delighted to welcome Chris Brown from the SDPR and Catherine Poole from AEST plus several staff members from both ministries will be attending.
- We have fabulous exhibitors this year: Benefits Program (Community Services Benefits Trust & Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers), WCG, Community Futures BC, BC Labour Market Report, BC Career Development Association, Douglas College, The Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.
Also, we are launching our Values Based Leadership
series on the Sunday before the conference. It's the best combination of excellent curriculum, being taught by an outstanding sector leader, Dr. Roberta Neault, with opportunities to build important leader networks, at an obscenely affordable price. If I sound proud of what ASPECT is offering, I am! Registration
for this series and the first three courses being delivered on November 3 is now open.